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Rays Outright Shawn Armstrong, David Hess

The Rays have announced that righties Shawn armstrong and David Hess have each authorized outright renunciations (via Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times). Both pitchers had the right to elect free agency, but they each chose to accept an assignment at Triple-A Durham. Tampa Bay had nominated Armstrong and Hess for an assignment last week. Armstrong started the season with the Orioles, where he fought badly and found himself designated for an assignment and suffered outright waivers. He performed well with the top minor league branch in Baltimore, and the Rays acquired him for cash on the trade deadline… Read More »Rays Outright Shawn Armstrong, David Hess

Ryan Braun Announces Retirement – MLB Trade Rumors

Longtime Brewers Hitter Ryan braun officially announced his retirement as a player on Tuesday, thanking Brewers fans and the organization in a video announcement shared by the team (on Twitter). Braun did not sign with a club last offseason but had not officially retired until today. Now 37, Braun was selected by Milwaukee with the No.5 pick in the University of Miami draft in 2005. He was immediately ranked among the game’s top-ranked prospects and would go on to make his league big. debut not even two years after being drafted. Braun hit the ground running, as he led the… Read More »Ryan Braun Announces Retirement – MLB Trade Rumors

Padres Sign Ross Detwiler To Major League Contract

The Padres announced they have signed a reliever Ross Detwiler to a major league contract. right handed Shaun Anderson was offered as an option to Triple-A El Paso to free up space on the active list. San Diego already had a vacancy on the 40-player roster, so no movement was needed in that regard. Detwiler had already spent the entire 2021 campaign with the Marlins, who signed him for a one-year guarantee of $ 850,000 during the offseason. The veteran southpaw has spent the year as a pen option for Miami manager Don Mattingly, working mostly in low leverage situations.… Read More »Padres Sign Ross Detwiler To Major League Contract

Cubs Select Trayce Thompson – MLB Trade Rumors

The Cubs announced they have selected the outfielder Tracy thompson to the list of major leagues. Jason heyward lands on the seven-day concussion injured list in a matching move. To open up a space on the 40-man roster, Chicago transferred outfielder Michel Hermosillo from the list of wounded from 10 days to that of 60 days. Thompson is back in the big leagues for the first time in three years. The right-handed hitter broke in with the White Sox in 2015 and saw some time in MLB in each of the next three seasons, his biggest workload coming with the… Read More »Cubs Select Trayce Thompson – MLB Trade Rumors

Indians Designate Ryan Lavarnway For Assignment

The Indians appointed the receiver Ryan lavarnway for assignment and reinstated the comrade backstop Roberto Perez from the injured list, according to a club announcement. They also added righty JC Mejia as their 29th man for today’s doubles program against the Twins. Veteran Lavarnway, 34, appeared in nine games for Cleveland and rose to 7 for 28 with a pair of walks in 30 home plate appearances. Once a fairly well-regarded prospect in the Red Sox system, Lavarnway has established himself as a consummate companion save receiver. He’s been in the Majors for 10 of the past 11 seasons –… Read More »Indians Designate Ryan Lavarnway For Assignment

Matt Carpenter: “I Definitely Want To Play” In 2022

Cardinals infielder Matt Charpentier is in the midst of the worst season of his career at the plate and turns 36 in November, but the three-time All-Star has made it clear this week that he hopes for a chance to turn the ship around in 2022. The Cardinals are a lockdown to buy back his $ 18.5 million club option, but Carpenter tells Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he’s not currently considering stopping him. “I don’t know what the future holds for me [the Cardinals’] the plans are, what are the plans for me, ”says Carpenter. “I… Read More »Matt Carpenter: “I Definitely Want To Play” In 2022

Sal Romano Elects Free Agency

Sal Romano rejected an outright cession in favor of free agency, the Yankees said. New York nominated the right-hander for an assignment last week and put him through outright waivers shortly thereafter. The move concludes Romano’s second stint in the Yankees’ organization. He signed a minor league contract with New York in May and was selected to the major league club a few months later. The Yankees went on waivers after just two games, where it was claimed by the Brewers. His stint in Milwaukee only lasted a week, however, and he elected free agency after being nominated to be… Read More »Sal Romano Elects Free Agency

Nationals Release Derek Dietrich, Blake Swihart

The Nationals released the utility Derek dietrich and receiver / fielder corner Blake swihart, Relays Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post. Both players were with their main affiliate in Rochester after signing deals with the minor leagues this year. Dietrich started the year with the Triple-A club of the Yankees, posting a bizarre but productive line of .215 / .413 / .393 in 143 appearances at home plate. While the left-hander hit a massive 32.2% clip and posted that low batting average, he walked in a fantastic 18.9% of his home plate appearances and struck for decent enough power. When… Read More »Nationals Release Derek Dietrich, Blake Swihart

Yankees Move Shortstop Gleyber Torres To Second Base

The Yankees will move Gleyber Torres from shortstop at second base, manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Monday (Twitter connections via Bryan Hoch of MLB.com). The movement is designed “to relieve a little bit of” Torres. Gio Urshela has a day off Monday but will get reps shortstop in the home stretch, starting tomorrow, with DJ Le Mahieu play third base. Tyler wade is short today, with Torres in second. Torres’ decision comes a day after he made his 18th mistake of the season and his fourth last week from a shortstop. Defensive measures are also down on Torres’ job.… Read More »Yankees Move Shortstop Gleyber Torres To Second Base

Red Sox Activate Hirokazu Sawamura

The Red Sox activated the relief Hirokazu Sawamura from the list of injured COVID-19. Relief companion Austin davis is also back from paternity leave. In the corresponding movements, Brad Peacock and Stephane Gonsalves were referred to Triple-A Worcester. Peacock and Gonsalves had each been selected from the list as COVID replacements, so they can be removed from active and 40-person lists without being exposed to waivers. In addition, the right-hander Edouard Bazardo was reinstated from the 60-day casualty list and optional in Worcester. Sawamura has been out since August 31 after testing positive for the virus as part of the… Read More »Red Sox Activate Hirokazu Sawamura

Nationals Designate Adrian Sanchez For Assignment

The Nationals have announced they have activated the infielder Jordy Mercier from the 10-day injured list. Minor league right-hander Steven fuentes was also reinstated from the 60-day injured list and optional at Triple-A Rochester. To create space on the roster, Washington nominated the infielder Adrian sanchez for assignment. Sánchez, who has been with the Nationals organization since signing as an amateur free agent in 2007, has been on the major league roster for the past few years. During parts of four MLB seasons, the Utility has totaled 204 home plate appearances of .262 / .287 / 0.328 to hit. While… Read More »Nationals Designate Adrian Sanchez For Assignment

Reds Designate Brad Brach For Assignment

The Reds announced Monday they have appointed a veteran right-handed reliever Brad brach for posting to open a spot on the infielder’s roster kyle farmer, who was reinstated from the paternity list. Brach, 35, joined the Reds earlier this year on a minor league pact and has got off to a great start with his new club. In his first 20 innings in Cincinnati, Brach pitched at a 2.25 ERA with a strong strikeout rate of 28.6% and a high ground ball rate of 54.9%. His 10.7% walk rate was a little worse than the league average, but far from… Read More »Reds Designate Brad Brach For Assignment

Diamondbacks Outright Jake Hager – MLB Trade Rumors

The Diamondbacks have downright Jake Hager to Triple-A Reno, removing the utility from the team’s 40-man roster. Hager has spent much of his tenure in Arizona in the minors, appearing in only nine MLB games since the D’Backs claimed him on waivers from the Mariners on July 30. The waiver thread has essentially been Hager’s second home over the past four months, as he has been a member of four different organizations during this time. After starting the season with the Mets, he was nominated for an assignment and then claimed three times, moving from the Mets to the Brewers… Read More »Diamondbacks Outright Jake Hager – MLB Trade Rumors

Injury Notes: Snell, Boyd, deGrom, Nimmo

The great stories of today’s Padres-Dodgers game all revolve around Max Scherzer. Not only did he become the 19th pitcher in Major League history to reach 3,000 career strikeouts, he also pitched an impeccable inning and had a perfect game until the eighth inning. However, the opposing clubhouse didn’t have as much to celebrate. Padres reliever Austin adams tied a modern record for successful batsmen in one season and Blake snell left the game after just 11 shots with what the club later reported as “left adductor strain”, also known as a groin injury. It’s a very unhappy time for… Read More »Injury Notes: Snell, Boyd, deGrom, Nimmo

Brewers Place Rowdy Tellez On 10-Day Injured List

The Brewers placed the first baseman Rowdy Tellez on the 10-day injured list due to strained right kneecap. Seeker Luc Mailé was called up from Triple-A to fill Tellez’s place on the active list. Tellez has been embarrassed by a knee problem for a while, coach Craig Conseill told the media last night after Tellez pulled out in the second inning of Milwaukee’s 3-0 win over the Indians. Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns told reporters (including Tom Haudricourt of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) today that the team determined IL was necessary for Tellez even as the team waited for… Read More »Brewers Place Rowdy Tellez On 10-Day Injured List

Yankees Recall Clarke Schmidt, Option Andrew Velazquez

Yankees recalled right-handed pitcher Clarke schmidt to start tonight’s game against the Mets, according to a team announcement. Swapping places with him is an infielder André Velasquez, which was optioned to Triple-A. Schmidt takes, at least temporarily, the place of rotation of Gerrit Cole, who quit his start Tuesday after 70 throws in 3 2/3 innings due to strain in his left hamstring, by Lindsey Adler of The Athletic. However, Cole himself has said he’s ready to go next Tuesday, by Adler. Surely that is good news for the Yankees, who are suddenly out of position for the playoffs. With… Read More »Yankees Recall Clarke Schmidt, Option Andrew Velazquez

Minor MLB Transactions: 9/12/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

Some minor moves from all over the league: The Marlins took out the southpaw Ross Detwiler, according to the MLB.com transactions page. Detwiler had been nominated for assignment on Tuesday. The release is largely a formality, as Detwiler had the option of rejecting an outright assignment. The 35-year-old will now see if there are any offers available for him on the open market. He would not be eligible to make the playoffs with a new club as it is after the August 31 deadline. But he could potentially help a team absorb a few innings later. In 45 1/3 innings… Read More »Minor MLB Transactions: 9/12/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

COVID Notes: 9/12/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

The latest updates on coronavirus situations around baseball … The Red Sox reinstated right-hander Nick Pivetta from the list of COVID-related injuries today, and optionally on the right Connor seabold to Triple-A. Pivetta will start today against the White Sox after recovering from a COVID-19 case that ruled him out on September 5. (Per league rules, Pivetta was allowed to return after seven days as he was fully vaccinated earlier this season.) It’s been a season of ups and downs for Pivetta, and the right-hander is looking to bounce back after posting a 10.13 ERA over 10 2/3 innings pitched… Read More »COVID Notes: 9/12/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

Rays Place Chris Archer On Injured List, Designate Shawn Armstrong, Activate Nick Anderson And Brett Phillips

The Rays have made a flurry of roster changes, as the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin first reported (Twitter connections). Right handed Chris Archer was placed on the 10-day injured list with left hip discomfort, while his right colleague Shawn armstrong has been designated for assignment. To fill the two open spots, Tampa Bay activated the right-hander Nick anderson from the 60-day injured list and outfielder Brett phillips from the IL of 10 days. Archer was solid in four innings in yesterday’s 7-2 win over the Tigers, allowing one walk on walks and two hits in his brief start. However,… Read More »Rays Place Chris Archer On Injured List, Designate Shawn Armstrong, Activate Nick Anderson And Brett Phillips

Giants Outright Jake Jewell – MLB Trade Rumors

The Giants have announced that the right-hander Jake jewell authorized waivers and was outright to Triple-A. Jewell’s presence on waivers was not publicly known, although it marks the third time Jewell has been on waivers this season, and the first time the 28-year-old has not switched teams. Jewell came to the Giants via a waiver request from the Dodgers earlier this week, and Los Angeles also claimed Jewell when the Cubs nominated him for an assignment in late August. The right-hander has yet to see big-league action for either of the NL West’s two powers, as his 2021 statline remains… Read More »Giants Outright Jake Jewell – MLB Trade Rumors

Dodgers Shut Down Danny Duffy After Injury Setback

Left handed Danny duffy suffered a setback throwing a bullpen session on Friday, the Dodgers manager Dave roberts told Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times (Twitter connections) and other journalists. The backhand is tied to Duffy’s left elbow, which is a particularly concerning sign given that flexor strain has kept Duffy from throwing since July 16. As a result, the Dodgers blocked Duffy from pitching. According to Roberts, “it doesn’t look great“That Duffy will pitch again in 2021:”Apart from any type of miracle, for it to impact us this year, it’s going to be hard. “ Despite Duffy’s injury,… Read More »Dodgers Shut Down Danny Duffy After Injury Setback

NL Notes: Brewers, Tellez, Naquin, Smith

Corbin Burnes and Josh hader combined on the ninth official Major League Baseball hitting record of the season, as the Brewers recorded a 3-0 victory over the Indians. Burnes struck out 14 Cleveland batters in eight dominant innings, although since Burnes had 115 pitches, Hader has been brought in to finish things off with a perfect ninth inning. It was the second draw in the history of the Brewers franchise, since the jewel of Juan Nieves on April 15, 1987. The year of no hitting baseball has not been kind to the Indians, who have now set a record hitting… Read More »NL Notes: Brewers, Tellez, Naquin, Smith

AL West Notes: Chapman, Fiers, Greinke, Cobb, Rodriguez

The x-rays were negative on Matt Chapmanthe area of ​​the left foot / shin after the Athletics the third baseman fouled himself in today’s 8-6 loss to Rangers. Chapman’s last home plate appearance was in the third inning, although he returned to the field in the next inning before being taken out of the game before the start of the fifth. A manager Bob Melvin said Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle and other reporters Chapman probably won’t play Sunday as a precaution. With the As off Monday, Chapman would get two full days of recovery, with a view… Read More »AL West Notes: Chapman, Fiers, Greinke, Cobb, Rodriguez

Twins Select Jovani Moran, Place Randy Dobnak On 60-Day IL

The Twins have announced that the left-hander Jovani MoranThe contract was selected from Triple-A. In the corresponding strokes, Randy Dobnak was moved to the 60-day injured list (officially ending Dobnak’s season) and left-hander Andrew Albers was optioned to Triple-A. Moran was a seventh-round pick for the Twins in the 2015 draft, and the 24-year-old is now set to make his Major League debut. Ranked by MLB Pipeline as the 26th best prospect in the Minnesota farming system, Moran has presented himself almost exclusively as a reliever since the start of the 2017 season, and has emerged with strong performances at… Read More »Twins Select Jovani Moran, Place Randy Dobnak On 60-Day IL

Rays Place Shane McClanahan, Matt Wisler On 10-Day Injured List

Through TC Zencka | September 11, 2021 To 10:15 a.m. CDT Sealing in Shane mcclanahanThe back forced the Rays to place the rookie southpaw on the 10-day injured list yesterday. The injury is minor, however, and the Rays plan to bring McClanahan back into the rotation starting Sept. 19, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. McClanahan made 22 starts for the Rays, placing him first on the team in that category, as he is second in innings pitched with 110 1/3 frames. Those innings were largely of quality: McClanahan posted a 3.59 / 3.23 FIP ERA with… Read More »Rays Place Shane McClanahan, Matt Wisler On 10-Day Injured List

Jake Cronenworth Fractures Finger – MLB Trade Rumors

Through TC Zencka | September 11, 2021 To 7:34 a.m. CDT The Padres’ star infielder Jake cronenworth has a small fracture in his left ring finger, according to AJ Cassavell of MLB.com (via Twitter). It is not yet clear how long Cronenworth could be out. A long absence would be a blow to the Friars as they look to push back the Reds for the last place in the National League playoffs. Cronenworth built on a surprising rookie season in 2020 with an All-Star campaign. With a .270 / .348 .466 triple slash, 20 homers and 89 runs scored, Cronenworth… Read More »Jake Cronenworth Fractures Finger – MLB Trade Rumors

Brian Anderson To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

Marlins third baseman Brian anderson will undergo surgery next week to repair a subluxation in his left shoulder, the team of reporters (including Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald) informed. The team are hoping he will be ready for spring training in 2022. Anderson was already scheduled to be out for the rest of the season, and Craig Mish of the Herald reported Last week that surgery was a possibility. It’s the second shoulder subluxation of the season for Anderson, who also missed two and a half months earlier in the year with a similar issue. Coupled with a brief… Read More »Brian Anderson To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

Minor MLB Transactions: 9/10/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

Small transactions of the day: The Marlins having passed the infielder Become Marrero through waivers, according to the transaction log on MLB.com. While Marrero had the right to elect free agency, he once again accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Jacksonville, where he was in tonight’s starting lineup. It’s familiar territory for Marrero, who was selected from the major league roster and then quickly declared five times this season. The 31-year-old has a 0.280 / 0.310 / 0.355 line in triple A this season, but has only totaled twelve big-league appearances. The Bear cubs signed reliever Jackson McClelland to a… Read More »Minor MLB Transactions: 9/10/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

Rays Likely To Place Wander Franco On Injured List

Spoke shortstop Franco Stroll left tonight’s game against the Tigers in the first inning due to strain in his right hamstrings. After the game, manager Kevin Cash told reporters (including Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times), Franco is expected to need a stint on the injured list. Presumably, Franco will go for further testing to determine the extent of the injury and an expected timeframe for his return. With an eight-and-a-half-game cushion in the LA East, the Rays shouldn’t have much trouble weathering the loss of the star rookie in the coming weeks. But it would obviously be disastrous… Read More »Rays Likely To Place Wander Franco On Injured List

Red Sox Select Kaleb Ort

The Red Sox have announced a series of roster changes ahead of tonight’s game against the White Sox. As expected, the shortstop Alex Bogaerts has been reinstated from the list of injured COVID-19. Hard throw reliever Darwinzon Hernandez was activated from the 10 day IL, while the club selected another bullpen arm Kaleb ort. In the corresponding strokes, starter Chris Sale was placed on COVID-19 IL after testing positive for the virus and relief Austin davis was placed on the paternity list. In addition, the infielder Jonathan arauz has been placed on COVID IL. He is experiencing viral-like symptoms but… Read More »Red Sox Select Kaleb Ort

Red Sox Outright Taylor Motter

FPG – The whole idea of ​​trading a year of Mookie for the controlled years of players received isn’t measured by player value alone, it’s team results. So Mookie goes to LAD and earns a ring rather than playing a cut-off season in Boston or being traded in July when LAD, ATL and SD have all reportedly made an offer for him to increase their chances of winning their division and them. world series. Opinions will vary on when is the best time and I firmly believe that depending on how close the NL race is in July 2020, Betts… Read More »Red Sox Outright Taylor Motter

Coaches: Harsh Conditions Do Not a Great Garden Make

One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is how too many fastpitch softball coaches choose to treat their players. Whether I’m walking through a field when a team is training or just talking to some of my students, the “badass” (or “badass”) stereotype seems alive and well. Now understand, I am for discipline and responsibility. There is nothing wrong with demanding the best from your players every day. But that doesn’t mean you have to constantly berate and belittle them. It’s like the only tool in some coaches’ toolbox is a hammer – a big hammer –… Read More »Coaches: Harsh Conditions Do Not a Great Garden Make

Mariners Notes: Kikuchi, Anderson, Gilbert

The Mariners are set for one of their most active offseason in years, with their recent retooling effort reaching its conclusion. Before turning to external acquisitions, they will need to determine whether they want to retain a few of their own key players. This morning, MLBTR’s Steve Adams covered their impending decision regarding Kyle seager, and Seattle will have some notable calls to make from the pitching side as well. Yusei Kikuchi, the team’s All-Star representative, could hit the open market. The team must decide on a $ 66 million package over four years of joint club options this winter.… Read More »Mariners Notes: Kikuchi, Anderson, Gilbert

Quick Hits: Pujols, Harvey, Bundy, Anderson

The idea of Albert Pujols play one last season in a Cardinals uniform always seemed a little fancy, given that Paul Goldschmidt Now occupies first base in Saint-Louis, and the drop in production from Pujols has raised doubts that he would even play beyond the 2021 season. However, Pujols has seen some revival as a specialist against pitching left-handed, crushing left-handed by a .302 / .336 / .635 slash line and 13 home runs out of 134 home plate appearances this season. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Benjamin Hochman writes, Pujols signing in 2022 has some baseball value for a… Read More »Quick Hits: Pujols, Harvey, Bundy, Anderson

Zack Britton Undergoes Reconstructive Elbow Surgery

Yankees reliever Zack Britton underwent a rebuild procedure to repair the UCL in its launch elbow, manager Aaron Boone told reporters (including Erik Boland from Newsday). The operation will put him on the sidelines for at least a significant part of the 2022 season, although Boone isn’t ruling out the possibility that Britton will return at some point next year. This is disappointing and somewhat surprising news. Britton was known to have elbow surgery, but the southpaw played down the possibility of significant structural damage at the time of this announcement. Instead, the belief had been that doctors only needed… Read More »Zack Britton Undergoes Reconstructive Elbow Surgery

AL Central Notes: Perez, Jimenez, Dobnak

“Everyone destroyed this dealA rival executive told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic of the general opinion of the Royals” contract extension of $ 82 million over four years with Salvador Perez last March. While this expansion doesn’t kick off until next season, it now looks like a shrewd move in the wake of Perez’s huge numbers in 2021. Perez stepped into the action today with 42 home runs, a slash line from .276 / .316 / .548 and a record 104 RBI in 569 home plate appearances. While Perez has shown great power in the past and delivered a .986… Read More »AL Central Notes: Perez, Jimenez, Dobnak

Sandy Alderson On Jacob deGrom’s Injury Outlook

SEPTEMBER 9 5:40 p.m .: Jon Heyman of the MLB Network reports that there is only one “outside chance” deGrom will be back this season. SEPTEMBER 9 4:45 p.m .: deGrom issued a statement to reporters (including Mike Puma of the New York Post) this afternoon addressing his state of health. “I know what has been said and my ligament is perfectly fine. I threw and I wouldn’t if I had a compromised ligament. This is the plan to keep launching and building and seeing where we are at.“ SEPTEMBER 8: Ace des Mets and double winner of the NL… Read More »Sandy Alderson On Jacob deGrom’s Injury Outlook

Wade LeBlanc To Undergo Elbow Procedure

The Cardinals have closed on the left Wade LeBlanc for the remainder of the season, manager Mike Shildt told reporters on Thursday (Twitter link via Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat). He would have to undergo some sort of procedure to deal with the elbow pain that sidelined him, although Shildt was unable to provide details. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweets that LeBlanc is always exploring options. Shildt noted that LeBlanc, a waiting free agent, should be ready for spring training. Originally signed in June with the rotation in shambles, LeBlanc was considered little more than a… Read More »Wade LeBlanc To Undergo Elbow Procedure

The Price of Kyle Seager’s Club Option Has Increased

Kyle seager has been a Mariner since the club selected him with the 82nd draft pick in 2009, but the Mariners will soon have to make a decision regarding the former All-Star who occupied the hot spot at T-Mobile Park / Safeco Field for the past decade. Seager is in the final guaranteed season of a seven-year, $ 100 million contract extension signed in December 2014, but that contract contains a club option for the 2022 season. While the option was initially valued at $ 15 million of dollars, the Seager extension included escalators that could increase the option’s value… Read More »The Price of Kyle Seager’s Club Option Has Increased

Diamondbacks Release Seth Frankoff – MLB Trade Rumors

The Diamondbacks announced this afternoon that they have released the right-hander Seth frankoff. Frankoff had been assigned as an option to Triple-A Reno. The move frees up a spot on Arizona’s 40-player roster. Frankoff signed a minor league deal with the D-Backs during the offseason and was drafted to the major league club in mid-May. The 32-year-old made four appearances (three starts) and threw 14 2/3 innings of 9.20 ERA balls before landing on the injured list with forearm pain. He worked 21 executives with Reno, posting an ERA of 8.14 at the top miners level before being fired. While… Read More »Diamondbacks Release Seth Frankoff – MLB Trade Rumors

Rangers’ Eli White Undergoes Elbow Surgery

Ranger outfielder Eli Blanc underwent an internal orthosis procedure to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow, the team said. He should be missing six months. This initial guess suggests White could be ready at some point during spring training next season. Even a slight delay in his recovery, however, could affect the 27-year-old’s preparation for opening day. White was recently placed on the 10-day injured list with what the team initially called elbow strain. With his 2021 season officially over, it wouldn’t be surprising if Texas moved him to the 60-day IL whenever the need for a 40-man… Read More »Rangers’ Eli White Undergoes Elbow Surgery

Dodgers Expected To Activate Tony Gonsolin From Injured List

Dodgers plan to reinstate right-hander Tony Gonsolin of the 10-day injured list to start tomorrow afternoon’s game against the Cardinals, manager Dave Roberts told reporters (including Juan Toribio from MLB.com). The 27-year-old has not been in a big league game since July 30 due to inflammation in his pitcher’s shoulder. It was an injury year for Gonsolin, who also missed the first two months of the season with shoulder inflammation. Seeing the promising pitcher sidelined by successive shoulder problems was a bit alarming, but it’s a welcome sign that he’s healthy enough to contribute to the Dodgers’ efforts down the… Read More »Dodgers Expected To Activate Tony Gonsolin From Injured List

Cardinals Outright Brandon Dickson – MLB Trade Rumors

The Cardinals announced that the reliever Brandon dickson authorized the waivers and was sent directly to Triple-A Memphis. St. Louis nominated him for an assignment earlier this week. Dickson made a pretty remarkable comeback in the majors as a summons in September last week. The 36-year-old recorded his first Big League game since 2012 on Wednesday after spending the 2013-20 seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball. However, Dickson’s two big-league games did not go as he expected, as he had three runs on five hits in two innings. The right-hander will now return to Memphis, where he made eleven appearances earlier… Read More »Cardinals Outright Brandon Dickson – MLB Trade Rumors

Rays, GM Erik Neander Agree On Multi-Year Extension

5:04 p.m .: Neander is also promoted to president of baseball operations as part of his new deal with the club, reports Tampa Bay pre / postgame host Neil Solondz. 4:58 p.m .: The Rays have agreed to terms with senior vice president of baseball operations and general manager Erik Neander on a multi-year contract extension, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Neander has been with the Tampa Bay organization since 2007 when he joined as an intern. He became vice president of baseball operations in October 2014, when former general manager Andrew Friedman left to take charge… Read More »Rays, GM Erik Neander Agree On Multi-Year Extension

Rockies Activate Jon Gray, Promote Colton Welker

The Rockies announced Wednesday they have reinstated the right-hander Jon gray from the 10-day injured list and called an infielder Colton Welker for his Major League debut. right handed Antonio Santos was also recalled to the MLB roster. In a trio of matching punches, the Rox put the right-hander Chi Chi González on the 10-day wounded list with a straight slant, placed to the right Robert stephenson on the paternity list and optional infielder Joshua Fuentes at Triple-A Albuquerque. Gray returns to the club after a minimal stay on the injured list due to inflammation in his right forearm. It… Read More »Rockies Activate Jon Gray, Promote Colton Welker

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Giants Claim Jake Jewell From Dodgers

The Giants have announced they have claimed a reliever Jake jewell off the Dodgers waivers and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento. This is the second time that Jewell has changed organization in recent weeks, as Los Angeles just added him from the Cubs at the end of August. He spent the whole of 2020 in the Giants’ system but did not pitch due to the cancellation of the minor league season and ultimately elected free agency during the offseason. Jewell didn’t make a big-league appearance with the Dodgers, as Los Angeles immediately offered him triple-A after claiming him. He’s made… Read More »Giants Claim Jake Jewell From Dodgers

John Curtiss Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

Brewers lifter John curtiss recently had Tommy John surgery, chief executive David Stearns told reporters (including Tom Haudricourt of Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). The right-hander is not expected to return until 2023. This isn’t particularly surprising news, as Curtiss tore the UCL in his throwing elbow during an appearance last month. While Curtiss hoped to avoid surgery, further assessment clearly deemed it necessary. It’s an unfortunate way to end what had been a productive season, as the 28-year-old posted a 3.45 ERA in 44 1/3 innings split between the Marlins and Brew Crew. While Curtiss’s 23.5% strikeout rate is essentially the league… Read More »John Curtiss Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

White Sox Sign Kevin McCarthy

The White Sox signed a reliever Kevin mccarthy to a minor league contract, according to the transaction log on MLB.com. He was assigned to Triple-A Charlotte. McCarthy pitched in the majors with the Royals every season from 2016-2020. He never had swings or misses at the rate you would expect from a reliever, but the lead player has always racked up goals. in clusters and had a few seasons where he managed to dodge points on the board. Over 191 2/3 innings in the big leagues, McCarthy has a 3.80 ERA with a 58.7% ground ball rate that dwarfs the… Read More »White Sox Sign Kevin McCarthy

Adam Wainwright Intends To Pitch In 2022

The Cardinals did a fantastic job of Adam wainwright for most of his career, and it did again in 2021. Despite just turning 40, the veteran right-hander has been one of the National League’s top pitchers. With no signs of diminishing effectiveness, Wainwright intends to return for the 2022 season, he tells Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat (Twitter link). Wainwright was a multiple All-Star and Cy Young award nominee during his heyday from 2009 to 2014, but he appeared to have lost effectiveness immediately following an Achilles tear in April 2015. The veteran had his worst four. seasons between… Read More »Adam Wainwright Intends To Pitch In 2022

Mariners Shut Down Kyle Lewis For Rest Of Season

Mariners stop center fielder Kyle lewis for the remainder of the season, the club informed journalists (including Seattle Times Ryan Divish). Lewis recently suffered a bone contusion on his injured right knee. This is not a particularly surprising development, as the team revealed last week that his rehabilitation was cut short due to knee pain. Still, it is surely a disappointing result for the player and the team. Lewis was hoping to embark on a minor league rehab mission and return this year. And with Seattle three games behind the Red Sox in the race for the final American League… Read More »Mariners Shut Down Kyle Lewis For Rest Of Season

Extension Candidate: Teoscar Hernandez – MLB Trade Rumors

In a certain way, Teoscar Hernandez has been a bit of an overlooked figure on the Blue Jays roster. He wasn’t part of the local core of young talent, he’s not really young himself since he turned 29 in October, and he wasn’t one of the top signing of free agents who have played such a key role for the Jays in 2021 and (the team is hopeful) in the future. Hernandez was in the spotlight when he was voted into the American League’s starting all-star roster last July, marking a late recognition of a player who has quietly been… Read More »Extension Candidate: Teoscar Hernandez – MLB Trade Rumors

Minor MLB Transactions: 9/7/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

The latest movements of the minor leagues in the world of baseball … The twins downright Derek law to Triple-A, after the right-hander has authorized the overrides. Law was nominated for an assignment earlier this week, and this is the second time he’s been outright ruled out – Law had the option of picking free agency after that second, though he chose to stay in the Minnesota organization. Law has a 4.20 ERA over 15 innings this season, spending much of the year at AAA St. Paul and also spending over a month on the injured list due to a… Read More »Minor MLB Transactions: 9/7/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

Willie Calhoun Begins Rehab Assignment

Rangers corner fielder / designated hitter Willie Calhoun began a rehab mission in the minor leagues tonight, the team announced. He was assigned to the club’s Arizona Complex League branch. Calhoun hasn’t played since June 26, when he suffered a broken forearm after being hit by a Kris bubic ground. The injury ultimately required surgical repair, which at the time seemed as if it could threaten the rest of her season. Now it looks like Calhoun is likely to return for the final two weeks of the season. Position players can spend up to twenty days on a rehabilitation mission.… Read More »Willie Calhoun Begins Rehab Assignment

Braves Extend Charlie Morton – MLB Trade Rumors

The Braves announced on Monday that they had signed right-hander Charlie morton to a one-year contract worth $ 20 million. (The Braves are one of the few teams to officially disclose the terms of their player contracts themselves.) Client Jet Sports also has a $ 20 million club option for the 2023 season that has no redemption. Morton got off to a somewhat slow start on his return to the Braves’ organization, recording a 5.08 ERA in his first eight starts of the season. He has since been turned off, working at a combined 2.95 ERA with a formidable 29.9%… Read More »Braves Extend Charlie Morton – MLB Trade Rumors

Diamondbacks To Select Brandyn Sittinger

Diamondbacks consider selecting reliever contract Brandyn Sittinger, reports FanSided’s Robert Murray (Twitter link). Arizona will have to perform the corresponding moves of the active roster and 40 players. Sittinger originally entered pro ball as the Tigers’ 2016 17th round pick from Ashland University Division II. The right-hander spent the next two seasons in the Detroit organization, but was released in July 2019, having passed Double-A. After being let go, he landed with the Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League, where he spent a few months. He impressed the D-Backs evaluators in independent ball enough to land a minor league… Read More »Diamondbacks To Select Brandyn Sittinger

Blue Jays Outright A.J. Cole

The Blue Jays announced this afternoon that they are relievers AJ Cole by waivers and assigned him directly to Triple-A Buffalo. Cole has already been adamant in his career, so he will have the right to elect a free agency. Cole recorded 23 1/3 innings for the Jays last season, posting a 3.09 ERA but weaker peripherals. He was not put out to tender over the winter, but returned to the organization under a contract with the minor leagues. Selected on the major league roster in early May, Cole worked eight one-run innings with seven strikeouts and a single walk.… Read More »Blue Jays Outright A.J. Cole

AL Notes: Mariners, Lewis, Castillo, Misiewicz, White Sox, Giolito

Through TC Zencka | September 4, 2021 To 2:43 p.m. CDT The Mariners were hoping the reigning Rookie of the Year Kyle lewis would begin a rehab mission on Friday, but those plans were dashed by pain in his surgically repaired right knee, according to The Athletic’s Corey Brock. Lewis went under the knife in June after just 147 appearances in the plates. His attack was a little down to a .246 / .333 / .392 triple slash, but even ignoring the small sample caveat, it’s still good for a 107 wRC +. Lewis’s delay is regrettable, especially given the… Read More »AL Notes: Mariners, Lewis, Castillo, Misiewicz, White Sox, Giolito

Red Sox Add Taylor Motter, Option Connor Wong

Through TC Zencka | September 4, 2021 To 12:09 p.m. CDT The Red Sox added Taylor motter to active list, optional Connor wong to Triple-A, by the team. Motter was only recently claimed off waivers in the Rockies. Motter played 13 games with the Rockies, eliminating 0.150 / 0.227 / 0.150 in 22 home plate appearances. The 31-year-old utility man can play anywhere on the diamond, which will be especially helpful for a Boston team with nine players on the COVID-related injury list. Over the course of his career, Motter rebounded, adjusting to the Rays, Mariners, Twins and Rockies, as… Read More »Red Sox Add Taylor Motter, Option Connor Wong

Cardinals Notes: Wainwright, Flaherty, Fernandez

Through TC Zencka | September 4, 2021 To 8:46 a.m. CDT The Cardinals continue to play the Cardinal Way. They haven’t been as good as the Brewers, as dramatic as the Cubs, or as confrontational as the Reds, but after beating Milwaukee last night, the Cardinals are only 1.5 games away from second in the wild card. . It was a familiar pair leading the way as Adam wainwright and Yadier Molina synchronized as a starter battery for the 300th time. They are now the fourth most prolific duo of all time, and if they make 25 more starts together,… Read More »Cardinals Notes: Wainwright, Flaherty, Fernandez

Jarren Duran Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran has tested positive for COVID-19, manager Alex Cora told reporters (including Steve Hewitt of the Boston Herald). Boston had placed Duran, who was experiencing viral-like symptoms, on COVID IL before tonight’s game. Seeker Connor wong was called back to take his place on the active list. Duran becomes the eighth Red Sox player to test positive in the past week. Kike Hernandez, Christian Arroyo, Martin Pérez, Matt barnes, Hirokazu Sawamura, Alex Bogaerts and Yairo Muñoz have all tested positive and are currently unavailable, as is the reliever Josh taylor (who was isolated as close… Read More »Jarren Duran Tests Positive For COVID-19

Angels Release Jose Iglesias – MLB Trade Rumors

The Angels announced the exit of the shortstop Jose iglesias. The movement frees up active space and 40 players for the right-hander Janson junk, whose promotion previously reported in the majors is now formalized. It’s a somewhat surprising decision, as Iglesias has been Los Angeles’ regular shortstop for most of the season. Acquired from the Orioles this winter, the 31-year-old has started 111 of the Angels’ 134 games to date. But he proved unable to maintain the small sample of last year’s offensive production, as Iglesias hit 0.259 / 0.295 / 0.375 with eight home runs out of 447 home… Read More »Angels Release Jose Iglesias – MLB Trade Rumors

Abraham Almonte Elects Free Agency

Voltigeur Abraham Almonte elected free agency after erasing outright waivers, relays Athletic’s David O’Brien (Twitter link). The Braves nominated him for assignment last week. This season, Almonte recorded his most important big-league action since 2017. Selected in the big-league roster in late May, the switch hitter has won 175 home plate appearances for Atlanta. It got off to a good start, but production slowed down from the end of June. Overall, Almonte posted a league average of 0.216 / 0.331 / .399 while spending most of his time in left field. Almonte has earned at least some MLB time in… Read More »Abraham Almonte Elects Free Agency

The A’s Have A Huge Arbitration Class And Some Tough Decisions

Track and Field is squarely in the mix for the American League’s second Wild Card and, with six games remaining against the first-place Astros still on the schedule, is still alive in the pursuit of the division in the American League. West also. Oakland is currently trailing Houston by four and a half games, so with 28 games to go, it’s time for a push to pass the current leaders. Oakland’s proximity to a division title and their status (at the time) as a team in possession of the second place in the Wild Card surely emboldened the team to… Read More »The A’s Have A Huge Arbitration Class And Some Tough Decisions

Rangers Sign Domingo Leyba – MLB Trade Rumors

Rangers announced they signed an infielder Domingo leyba to a minor league contract. He was assigned to Triple-A Round Rock. Leyba has enjoyed big-league action for two seasons, including his longest run this year. Originally a prospect in the Tigers’ system, he was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2015. The batter reached the majors with Arizona and won 30 home plate appearances in 2019, but he missed all of last season and suffered outright waivers during the off season. The D-Backs brought Leyba back in May but quickly gave him up again, and he landed with the Orioles via a… Read More »Rangers Sign Domingo Leyba – MLB Trade Rumors

Angels To Select Janson Junk

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Angels will select the right-handed contract Janson junk today, as first reported by Matt Kardos of Pinstriped Prospects (Twitter link). His promotion has not been announced by the club, nor any corresponding roster change. Junk, 25, was acquired earlier this summer from the Yankees as part of the final deal that sent a southpaw Andrew Heaney At New York. A 22nd round from Seattle University in 2017, Junk elevated his prospect status in 2021 with a strong Double-A performance, where he posted a combined ERA of 2.81 with a strikeout… Read More »Angels To Select Janson Junk

Injured List Placements: Flores, Anderson, Martin

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The latest on some notable players making their way to the 10 Day Injured List… The giants having placed Wilmer Flores on the 10-day injured list due to left hamstring strain, such as Mauricio Dubon was called from Triple-A in the corresponding movement. Flores had a minimum 10-day absence due to strain in her other hamstring in May, and the Giants manager Gabe Kapler told reporters (including the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser) that the infielder “struggled with hamstring issues for most of the season, “and it will now be missing”a… Read More »Injured List Placements: Flores, Anderson, Martin

Cubs Expected To Begin GM Interviews By Mid-September

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Cubs’ search for a new general manager is underway and the team aim to start interviewing candidates by the middle of the month, report Patrick Mooney and Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic. For now, the Cubs are looking for candidates from outside the organization. The next general manager will work under the direction of baseball operations president Jed Hoyer, who himself was promoted from general manager last November when he signed a five-year contract extension. The PoBO / GM structure was in place in Chicago throughout Theo Epstein’s tenure, with… Read More »Cubs Expected To Begin GM Interviews By Mid-September

Mets Place Zack Scott On Administrative Leave; Sandy Alderson To Assume GM Duties

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Mets announced Thursday that they have put Acting General Manager Zack Scott on administrative leave “until further notice.” Team President Sandy Alderson assumes Scott’s responsibilities for an indefinite period. Scott was arrested earlier this week on a DWI charge in White Plains, NY. He pleaded not guilty on arraignment earlier this morning. It has been a tumultuous year for the Mets front office, to say the least. Alderson, the former general manager of the team who retired years ago following a cancer diagnosis, has been brought back to the organization… Read More »Mets Place Zack Scott On Administrative Leave; Sandy Alderson To Assume GM Duties

Latest On David Stearns’ Contract Status

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The length of David Stearns ‘latest contract extension with the Brewers was not made public when the deal was announced in January 2019, although according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney, Stearns’ pact will be effective at the end of the 2022 season. Details of Stearns’ first contract with the team were also not known, although given the reported extension terms this would suggest that Stearns initially signed a contract. four-year period spanning the 2016-19 seasons, making its extension a three-year period. pact of the year. After being hired for the first time… Read More »Latest On David Stearns’ Contract Status

Marlins Designate Austin Pruitt For Assignment

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Marlins nominated the right-hander Austin pruitt for assignment, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald was one of those to relay. The move opens a space on the active list for the reliever Paul Campbell, which was activated from the 10-day casualty list. Miami’s 40-player roster now has 39. This is the second time this season that the Fish have nominated Pruitt, which they acquired alongside Bryan de la cruz of the Astros in the Yimi Garcia trade shortly before the deadline. Pruitt cleared the waivers the first time around and… Read More »Marlins Designate Austin Pruitt For Assignment

Red Sox Claim Taylor Motter Off Waivers From Rockies

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Red Sox have called for an infielder Taylor motter waiver of the Rockies, according to a club announcement. Colorado nominated Motter for an assignment earlier in the week. Motter, 31, had only a brief glimpse of the Rockies before being nominated for an assignment, dropping 3 for 20 in 13 games after selecting his Triple-A Albuquerque contract. The widely-traveled companion utility player had had a monster season in Albuquerque, where he had hit 0.335 / 0.460 / 0.759 with 24 homers, 16 doubles and a triple in just 265 home… Read More »Red Sox Claim Taylor Motter Off Waivers From Rockies

Nationals Release Starlin Castro – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Nationals freed infielder Starlin castro, tweets Athletic’s Britt Ghiroli. The move comes in conjunction with the end of Castro’s 30-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The team announced at the time of the suspension that Castro would be released after this ban was served, so that was very much expected. He was first put on administrative leave on July 16 and the league imposed a 30-game suspension after reviewing the allegations against him. “After reviewing all the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Castro violated our policy… Read More »Nationals Release Starlin Castro – MLB Trade Rumors

Nationals Select Alberto Baldonado – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Nationals have announced they have chosen a reliever Alberto Baldonado to the list of major leagues. Seeker Alex avila was also reinstated from the list of injured 10 days. No further movement was necessary as the active rosters went from 26 to 28 players today and the Nats already had a vacancy on the 40-player roster. This is a long-awaited first call in the big league for Baldonado, who spent eleven years in minors during his professional career. Signed by the Mets outside of Panama during the 2009-10 international period,… Read More »Nationals Select Alberto Baldonado – MLB Trade Rumors

Every Team’s Initial September Callups

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The limit of active players on the roster has increased from 26 to 28 today, as the schedule has moved to September. Each team has announced at least two additions to the Big League club (some teams have made three or more due to injury-list placements). Here’s a recap of today’s trading wave: Angels: RHP Olivier Ortega (full article), INF Luis Rengifo. LHP Patrick Sandoval transferred to 60 days IL Astros: RHP Jose urquidy (activated from 10 days IL), RHP Enoli Paredes Athletics: DH Khris davis, VS Austin allen (full article)… Read More »Every Team’s Initial September Callups

MLB Proposal To Players Association Included Changes To Service Time Structure

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Major League Baseball proposed a drastic change to the league’s service time structure during collective bargaining with the MLB Players Association last month, New York Post’s Joel Sherman reports. The league’s proposal included an offer to make players eligible for free will at the age of 29.5. It was also a $ 1 billion pool (which would be tied to income in future seasons) that would be dispersed indefinitely to replace the current arbitration system. Both features were part of a larger package proposal the league made to MLBPA in mid-August,… Read More »MLB Proposal To Players Association Included Changes To Service Time Structure

Red Sox Select John Schreiber, Jack Lopez

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Red Sox have announced they have selected the right-hander John schreiber and infielder Jack Lopez to the list of major leagues. Shortstop Alex Bogaerts, who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, has been placed on the injured list. infielder Yairo Muñoz also landed on COVID IL after testing positive today, bringing Boston to seven positive tests. In addition, the relief Ryan brasier was activated from the 60-day IL to make its season debut, while the utility Danny santana is back from the 10 day IL. This is the continuation of a… Read More »Red Sox Select John Schreiber, Jack Lopez

Pirates Select Shelby Miller – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY SEPTEMBER 1: The Pirates have announced that Miller has been officially selected to the Major League roster as part of the September roster expansion. 31 AOT: Pittsburgh added Miller to the taxi team, manager Derek Shelton told reporters (including Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). He has not yet been added to active or 40 men’s lists. 30 AUGUST: Pirates plan to select Shelby miller at the major league club, reports Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Twitter link). Bucs already have a vacancy on the 40-player roster after their release… Read More »Pirates Select Shelby Miller – MLB Trade Rumors

White Sox DFA Jake Lamb, Place Tim Anderson On 10-Day IL

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The White Sox announced a series of roster changes on Wednesday in conjunction with the September roster extension (from 26 to 28). Infielder / Outfielder Jake Lamb has been designated for assignment, with shortstop Tim anderson landing on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to August 29) with a strained left hamstring. The White Sox also reinstated Billy Hamilton from the injured list, infielder / outfield recalled Gavin leaves and right handed Matt foster of Triple-A Charlotte, and (as previously covered here) selected the utility contract Romy González by Charlotte. Lamb, 30,… Read More »White Sox DFA Jake Lamb, Place Tim Anderson On 10-Day IL

Twins Trade Andrew Vasquez To Dodgers

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Dodgers have acquired a left-handed reliever André Vasquez Twins last night in exchange for a minor league receiver Stevie Berman, announced the twins. The trade came just in time for Vasquez to be an addition on August 31, which means he may technically be eligible for the playoffs, if the Dodgers were to dip that deep into their depth. Vasquez, 28 years later this month, was eligible to be traded due to the fact that he was not part of the active roster or 40 players of the Twins all… Read More »Twins Trade Andrew Vasquez To Dodgers

Ozzie Albies Suffers Left Leg Injury

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Brave second baseman Ozzie Albies injured his left leg and knee in the fifth inning of tonight’s game against the Dodgers. Hitting southpaw, Albies fouled his leg and was unable to put weight on it as he attempted to leave the pitch. He was brought back to the canoe by two members of the training staff. The team has yet to provide an update on Albies’ status. There is always the possibility that the 24-year-old could avoid serious injury, but it’s a scary situation for the Braves, who lead the NL… Read More »Ozzie Albies Suffers Left Leg Injury

Blue Jays Designate Brad Hand For Assignment

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Blue Jays appoint the reliever Brad the hand for assignment, Relays Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet (Twitter link). Seeker Danny jansen is activated from the list of injured 10 days in a corresponding movement. The designation of Hand also created a vacancy on the list of 40 men, which now numbered 38. That’s a rather surprising move, as Toronto acquired Hand from the Nationals on the week of the trade deadline. This turned out to be a pretty big misstep. The hope was that Hand could serve as a stabilizing force… Read More »Blue Jays Designate Brad Hand For Assignment

Brewers Sign Keon Broxton – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Brewers signed an outfielder Keon Broxton to a minor league contract, the team informed reporters (including Adam McCalvy of MLB.com). Presumably, the 31-year-old will be assigned to Triple-A Nashville. Broxton appeared in the majors every season from 2015 to 2019. Most of that time came with Milwaukee, where Broxton started just over half of the club’s games in centerfield between 2017-18. Broxton’s combination of power, speed and discipline at home was evident, but he never made enough contact to perform consistently at home plate. The right-handed hitter has a 0.209… Read More »Brewers Sign Keon Broxton – MLB Trade Rumors

Giants Place Alex Wood On COVID-19 Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY 31 AOT: Cueto has been activated from IL to start tonight’s game against Milwaukee, the team announced. Quintana was also activated after reporting to the club, with Vosler and Brebbia being optional in the corresponding moves. 30 AOT: The Giants have announced they have placed starting pitchers Alex Wood and Johnny Cueto on the COVID-19 injured list. infielder Jason Vosler and reliever John Brebbia were recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take their place on the active list. Wood has tested positive for COVID-19, manager Gabe Kapler told reporters (including Alex Pavlovic… Read More »Giants Place Alex Wood On COVID-19 Injured List

Giants’ Ron Wotus Retiring From Coaching After 2021 Season

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Longtime Giants coach Ron Wotus is stepping down as full-time coach after the end of the season, according to a team announcement. Wotus joined the team’s coaching staff in 1998 as a third base coach and benched for the next 19 seasons before returning to third base duties ahead of the 2018 season. Wotus could stay with him. organization, as he and the Giants are currently discussing a role in the baseball operations department going forward. In a statement, Wotus said: “It has been the privilege of my life to work… Read More »Giants’ Ron Wotus Retiring From Coaching After 2021 Season

Giants Sign Wyatt Mathisen To Minor League Contract

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Giants signed an infielder Wyatt mathisen to a minor league deal, according to MLB.com’s official transactions page. Mathisen was in the lineup last night for Triple-A Sacramento, going 2-4 with a brace in his organizational debut. The Mariners released Mathisen on Friday, so it wasn’t a long stint in free agency. The Giants represent Mathisen’s fourth team in the past four months, as he started the season with the Diamondbacks and then transferred to the Rays and Mariners in trade. The 27-year-old’s only playing time in the big leagues this… Read More »Giants Sign Wyatt Mathisen To Minor League Contract

Rangers Promote A. J. Alexy

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Rangers have announced that they have recalled the right-hander AJ Alexy to start tonight’s game against the Rockies. It will be the 23-year-old’s major league debut. Alexy was already added to the 40-player roster last offseason to prevent him from being selected in the rule 5 draft. The Dodgers’ eleventh-round pick at a Pennsylvania high school in 2016, Alexy spent the first year of his career in the Los Angeles system. The Dodgers included him in a three-player package to land Yu darvish at the trade deadline of 2017. Alexy pitched… Read More »Rangers Promote A. J. Alexy

Yankees Acquire Pitching Prospect Jason Parker From Reds To Complete Cessa/Wilson Trade

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Yankees have announced they have acquired a right-handed pitcher prospect Jason parker reds. He is the player who will be named later in last month’s trade that sent relievers Luis Cessa and Justin wilson in Cincinnati. Parker was Cincinnati’s 2019 16th round pick at North Carolina State University. He made his affiliate ball debut this season, working to a 4.05 ERA in 80 innings as a starter in Low-A. The 23-year-old has knocked out 27% of opposing hitters against an average walk rate of 9.8%, albeit against generally younger competition. Parker… Read More »Yankees Acquire Pitching Prospect Jason Parker From Reds To Complete Cessa/Wilson Trade

Giants Claim Jose Quintana Off Waivers From Angels

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Giants have claimed the veteran left-hander Jose quintana off Angels waivers, according to an announcement from the Halos team. The Giants themselves have yet to announce the claim or a corresponding move, although they have an open spot on the 40-man roster after nominating Tyler Chatwood for the assignment this weekend. Quintana, 32, signed a one-year, $ 8 million contract with the Angels over the winter in hopes of bouncing back from the injury-wracked 2020 season. However, the southpaw only worked 10 starts before being ousted from the rotation and… Read More »Giants Claim Jose Quintana Off Waivers From Angels

Cole Hamels Intends To Make Another Comeback Attempt

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY After losing most of the 2020 season to a shoulder injury, Cole hamels remained in the free agent market for months recovering. Returning to health, he signed a major league contract with the Dodgers earlier this month. Weeks later, a new shoulder pain during his ramp-up work ended his 2021 season before it began. Following this latest setback, it was only fair to wonder if Hamels would consider retiring. It won’t, however, like MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (Twitter link) reports that the 37-year-old intends to make another comeback effort. There is… Read More »Cole Hamels Intends To Make Another Comeback Attempt

Tip for Learning to Feel the Separation of Hips and Shoulders When Hitting

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY One of the most critical moves in fast hitting (or baseball for that matter) is learning to separate the hips and shoulders. By letting the hips lead, the batter can: Generate more power by allowing large muscles to generate enormous energy (much more than arms or shoulders alone can) See the ball longer Shorten the distance the racquet has to travel to make contact with the ball Allow adjustment to step speed and location more easily than with a swing door or one-piece swing door Carry the bat forward so that… Read More »Tip for Learning to Feel the Separation of Hips and Shoulders When Hitting

Marlins’ Jake Eder To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Marlins pitch prospect Jake Eder was diagnosed with an ulnar collateral ligament tear and will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the damage, reports Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald. The procedure will most likely wipe out Eder’s entire 2022 campaign. Miami has amassed one of the deepest and most enviable collections of young pitchers in all of baseball, but Eder’s loss puts a noticeable dent in that promising record harvest. Eder, 22, has seen his stock skyrocket since being selected by Vanderbilt in the fourth round of last summer’s draft,… Read More »Marlins’ Jake Eder To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Mets Release Zack Godley – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Mets granted the right-hander Zack godley its release, MLBTR has learned. He had been under contract with the minor leagues and had pitched with their Triple-A affiliate Syracuse. He is now a free agent and eligible to sign with another club for the last month of the season. Godley is the second veteran free agent released by the Mets at the end of the month, as they also released Josh reddick from their Syracuse branch yesterday. The Mets were the third organization in the 2021 campaign for Godley, 31. He… Read More »Mets Release Zack Godley – MLB Trade Rumors

NL Central Notes: Indians, Reynolds, Winker, Brach, Hayes, Escobar

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Indians were known to seek help on the pitch ahead of the trade deadline, and The Athletic’s Zack Meisel reports that Cleveland inquired about a pair of NL Central greats – the tribe spoke to the Pirates In regards to Bryan reynolds, and with the red In regards to Jesse winker. It is not known if serious talks took place over potential deals, or if the Indians were simply doing their due diligence and were quickly pushed back. The Pirates would view Reynolds as a building block and not seek… Read More »NL Central Notes: Indians, Reynolds, Winker, Brach, Hayes, Escobar

Noah Syndergaard Tests Positive For COVID-19

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Noah syndergaard has tested positive for COVID-19, according to several journalists, including Tim Healey of Newsday Sports. The right-hander was due to make an appearance in rehab today as he continues his arduous journey back to the big leagues, which he hasn’t seen in nearly two years. Instead, it will be another setback in a full year of them for Syndergaard. Since undergoing Tommy John surgery in March 2020, there have only been stoppages and starts for Thor in 2021. He first began rehab in May, but was later discontinued. only… Read More »Noah Syndergaard Tests Positive For COVID-19

Injury Notes: Realmuto, Torres, Bieber

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY JT Realmuto is day-to-day with pain in his left ankle after Philly The star made an early exit from today’s 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks. Director of the Phillies Joe girardi told reporters (including Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia) that Realmuto injured his ankle in a fifth inning at bat, which forced Realmuto to be substituted on the field to start the sixth inning. The Phils can only hope Realmuto’s injury isn’t too serious, as the All-Star may just be the must-have member of the roster. Although Realmuto has been… Read More »Injury Notes: Realmuto, Torres, Bieber

West Injury Notes: Paddack, Gray,

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Starter Padres Chris Paddack appears to be ready to leave the IL to start Monday’s game in Arizona, according to Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Acee says Padres manager Jayce Tingler did not confirm plan, but then listed Paddack as a Monday starter on Twitter. For Paddack, his third season in the big leagues was a disappointment, registering a 5.13 ERA over 93 innings. That’s a spike from last year’s 4.73 and 2019’s 3.33. His strikeout rate has also gone in the wrong direction. After a solid 26.9% rate… Read More »West Injury Notes: Paddack, Gray,

Red Sox Place Enrique Hernandez On COVID-19 Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY August 29: Although he initially landed on COVID IL as a close contact, Arroyo has now tested positive, according to Ian Browne of MLB.com. August 27: The Red Sox have announced that they have placed a utility Kike Hernandez on the COVID-19 injured list. Yairo Muñoz was selected in his place in the list of major leagues. Besides, Jonathan arauz was recalled from Triple-A Worcester as Christian Arroyo lands on COVID IL. Hernández tested positive for the virus, manager Alex Cora told reporters (including Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe), while… Read More »Red Sox Place Enrique Hernandez On COVID-19 Injured List

Red Sox Sign Michael Feliz To Minors Contract

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Red Sox have signed Michel Feliz to a minor league contract, according to MLB.com’s official transactions page. The right-hander will report to Triple-A Worcester. Feliz hit the free market earlier this week after being released by the Reds. The 28-year-old hasn’t played in a championship game since June 6, after a sprained right elbow put him on Cincinnati’s injured list after 60 days. Between that absence and a previous visit to IL (due to a cracked nail) while a member of the Pirates organization earlier this season, Feliz has only… Read More »Red Sox Sign Michael Feliz To Minors Contract

Pirates Release Gregory Polanco – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY 3:29 p.m.: The Pirates actually released Polanco, as the team released a fix to their initial announcement. 3:03 p.m.: The Pirates have designated the outfielder Gregory Polanco for assignment. According to the official team press release, the infielder Cole tucker “Should be called up from Triple-A to take Polanco’s place on the active roster. The move comes less than a week after Polanco was put on waivers, although he remained in the organization after no other team claimed him. Today’s outing officially breaks Polanco’s ties with the Bucs, and the team… Read More »Pirates Release Gregory Polanco – MLB Trade Rumors