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  • • Everybody hurts: On the Yankees and their many injuries
    We’re over a month into the season, and slowly moving into a world where we can responsibly discuss the standings and (at least some) statistics. There’s still a whole, whole lot of baseball left, though, and enough weirdness to keep things interesting. Before today’s games, the only division in all of baseball where the standings match the run dif...
  • • Yanks' Hicks (back) plays outfield in rehab game
    Almost two months after straining his lower back, Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks played in the outfield, in an extended spring training game against Phillies minor leaguers....
  • • Craig Gentry Retires
    Outfielder Craig Gentry, a veteran of 10 big league seasons, has retired at the age of 35, agent Bob Garber tells MLBTR. Gentry was with the Giants during Spring Training and signed a minor league contract with the Rockies last month. He played in only three games with Colorado’s Triple-A affiliate (and collected seven hits),…...
  • • Report: Reds could call up top prospect Nick Senzel this week
    The Cincinnati Reds made the controversial decision to have top prospect Nick Senzel begin the 2019 season in the minor leagues, but the former second overall draft pick appears to be getting close to making his MLB debut. Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Reds could promote Senzel as early as Friday, when they return home to face the San Fran...
  • • Nats send Rosenthal to extended spring training
    Nationals reliever Trevor Rosenthal, who has a 36.00 ERA in seven games this season and who did not record an out until his fifth appearance, has agreed to go to extended spring training in Florida....
  • • Mets don't regret signing Travis d’Arnaud despite early-season cut
    The Mets’ decision to cut Travis d’Arnaud so early in the season calls into question the decision to ever tender him a contract in the first place, Joel Sherman of the New York Post opines in a lengthy look at the process. The team’s stance is that it has spent the past two months — Spring Training included — evaluating d’Arnaud, though he’s receiv...
  • • NL Notes: Reds, Wood, Mets, Gio, Bucs, Braves
    Reds lefty Alex Wood, who’s dealt with back spasms since he arrived for Spring Training in late February, “didn’t respond well” after his latest bullpen session, reports manager David Bell (via MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon). Wood, who was acquired in an offseason trade that also sent Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp from Los Angele...
  • • Reds' Wood 'didn't respond well' after his latest bullpen session
    Reds lefty Alex Wood, who has dealt with back spasms since he arrived for spring training in late February, “didn’t respond well” after his latest bullpen session, reports manager David Bell (via MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon). Wood, who was acquired in an offseason trade that also sent Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp from Los Angeles to Cincinnati, will likely...
  • • Blue Jays Sign Ben Revere
    The Blue Jays have signed outfielder Ben Revere to a minor league contract, per Scott Mitchell of TSN. Revere will report to extended spring training by the end of the month. This is the second stint in the Toronto organization for Revere, who first joined them in a trade with the Phillies in July 2015.…...
  • • Braves activate right-hander Mike Foltynewicz off IL
    After a lengthy absence to open the season, the Atlanta Braves are finally set to welcome back their ace. The Braves activated starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz off the 10-day injured list on Saturday. The return: Elbow soreness sidelined Foltynewicz early in spring training and raised potential concern for a long-term absence. Fortunately, he is n...
  • • Quick Hits: Brewers, Cubs, Rays, Mariners
    Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson last took a major league mound Sept. 8, 2017, when he suffered a partially torn labrum that derailed a breakout season. Almost 20 months later, it appears Nelson is nearing a return to the majors. The 29-year-old, who has been pitching in extended spring training, will begin a rehab assignment Sunday at…...
  • • AL Injury Notes: Andujar, Eloy, Rangers, Jays, Royals
    The Yankees will open a seven-game homestand May 3, at which point injured third baseman Miguel Andujar could rejoin their lineup, manager Aaron Boone said Friday (via George A. King III of the New York Post). Whether that happens will depend on how Andujar fares in extended spring training and minor league rehab games over…...
  • • Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar could return next week
    The Yankees open a seven-game homestand on May 3, at which point injured third baseman Miguel Andujar could rejoin their lineup, manager Aaron Boone said Friday (via George A. King III of the New York Post).  Whether that happens will depend on how Andujar fares in extended spring training and minor-league rehab games over the next several days. Fo...
  • • Mariners, Tyler Cloyd Agree To Minor League Deal
    The Mariners and righty Tyler Cloyd have struck up a minor league deal, as first reported by Mike Curto, who calls games for the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate in Tacoma (Twitter link). He’ll start tomorrow’s game for the Rainiers. Cloyd, 32 next month, spent Spring Training with the Rays organization and allowed a pair of runs̷...
  • • Pirates' Erik Gonzalez to have surgery to repair broken clavicle
    The Pirates announced to reporters Wednesday that shortstop Erik Gonzalez will undergo surgery to “repair and internally fixate” his fractured left clavicle, via Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. A timeline for his recovery won’t be known until Gonzalez actually undergoes the procedure, but he was already placed on the 60-day injured list ...

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  • • Coaching changes coming to the Cardinals
    The Cardinals will face some changes in the coaching ranks, as third base coach Jose Oquendo has informed the team he will not return in 2019, president of baseball ops John Mozeliak announced to reporters Tuesday (links via Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Mark Saxon of The Athletic). Oquendo, who was o...
  • • Here's how David Phelps is looking at free agency
    When David Phelps hits free agency for the first time in three weeks, he'll do so with little in the way of bargaining power. But the reliever is staying positive, and he has his sights set on a full recovery from Tommy John surgery by Spring Training....
  • • Matt Chapman undergoes thumb surgery
    The Athletics announced today that third baseman Matt Chapman has undergone surgery on his left thumb. Specifically, he underwent an ulnar sided sesamoid bone excision on the troublesome digit. While it’s never good to hear of the need for surgical intervention, it seems there’s good cause for optimism in this case. The announcement indicates that ...
  • • Chapman undergoes left thumb surgery
    A's third baseman Matt Chapman underwent left thumb surgery and is expected to make a full recovery ahead of Spring Training, the team announced Thursday....
  • • Jose Altuve undergoes knee surgery
    Astros second baseman Jose Altuve underwent surgery on his right knee Friday, Mark Berman of Fox26 and MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart reported (Twitter links). McTaggart pointed out yesterday that the 2017 AL MVP played through knee pain throughout the second half of this season. Still, the exact diagnosis has not yet been revealed by either Altuve or t...
  • • Path to the World Series — Los Angeles Dodgers
    The Dodgers are set to appear in their second consecutive World Series. After falling to the Astros last year, L.A. will take on the Red Sox this time around. Here's a look at how they got this far. Acquire Matt Kemp from the Braves It was thought that the trade of salaries between the Dodgers and Braves in December would have little impact on the ...
  • • Minor MLB Transactions: 10/26/18
    We’ll track some minor moves from around the game here… The Indians announced yesterday that they’ve re-signed left-hander R.C. Orlan and right-hander Shao-Ching Chiang to minor league contracts and invited both to Major League Spring Training in 2019. Orlan returned from injury in 2018 and worked his way back to Triple-A by seaso...
  • • Report: Trevor Rosenthal's showcase for MLB teams was a success
    Former Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal’s progress from Tommy John surgery has been great, as the right-hander took to Twitter in August to announce that he'd have an October showcase for interested clubs. Rosenthal had also tweeted a few clips of himself pitching over during the summer. Rosenthal’s showcase seems to have gone well, according to F...
  • • Agent: Realmuto 'is not going to sign an extension in Miami'
    While the Marlins have previously made it clear that they hoped to discuss a long-term contract with star catcher J.T. Realmuto this offseason, it sounds like Realmuto’s camp has other ideas. In an appearance on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM today (Twitter link, with audio), agent Jeff Berry of CAA Baseball told host Scott Braun that Realmuto “has ...
  • • Marcell Ozuna undergoes shoulder procedure
    Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna underwent a “clean up” procedure on his right shoulder, per Craig Mish of Sirius XM. The work was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. It had not previously been anticipated that Ozuna would require any kind of procedure, though it also does not seem to be a particularly concerning outcome at this point. The rehab sc...
  • • Athletics Exercise Club Option On Fernando Rodney
    5:20pm: MLB.com’s Jane Lee tweets that performance bonuses met by Rodney in 2018 actually increased the value of his option to $5.25MM. 5:09pm: The Athletics announced that they’ve exercised their club option on right-hander Fernando Rodney. Rodney, who will turn 42 during Spring Training, will earn a $4.25MM base salary next season und...
  • • 15 MLB stars who could be traded this offseason
    The 2018-19 MLB offseason figures to be action-packed. In addition to a strong free agent class, we could see plenty of big names being traded. We find it unlikely that the New York Mets will trade Jacob deGrom. They steadfastly hung on to him at the 2018 trade deadline, and that was before they hired his agent as general manager. But we could very...
  • • Red Sox expect Chris Sale to be fully healthy, not need surgery
    Chris Sale appeared to be less than 100 percent healthy down the stretch and throughout the playoffs, but the Boston Red Sox do not anticipate him having any lingering issues in 2019. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told reporters on Thursday that the team expects Sale to be ready to go by spring training and not undergo an...
  • • These storylines will drive free agency in MLB
    Free agency opens today, and, unlike the bum rush we see in some other sports, baseball's signing season has a plodding pace that, in recent years, has extended to and even through Spring Training. That means there is a lot of time for dynamics to evolve and team plans to change course. For now, here are the seven biggest free-agent storylines in M...
  • • Kids Play Ball at site of AFL Fall Stars Game
    Timed in conjunction with the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game, the latest edition of Play Ball featured close to 300 local participants at the Surprise Recreation Campus, the Spring Training home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers....

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