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NL Injury Notes: Moustakas, Lopez, Contreras

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Mike Moustakas left match tonight due to stiff right hip, replaced by Asdrubal Cabrera at third base to start the end of the second inning. Moustakas struck during his solitary home plate appearance (top second) and The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Bobby Nightengale noted that Moustakas “jumped on his left leg several times” after an opening single from Miguel Rojas. It was one of four balls hit in Moustakas’s direction during what turned out to be a five-run inning for the Marlins en route to their 6-1 victory over the red. The severity… Read More »NL Injury Notes: Moustakas, Lopez, Contreras

Angels Outright Aaron Slegers, Select Kyle Tyler

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Angels announced that the right-hander Aaron Slegers was blamed squarely on Triple-A, and this right-hander Kyle tylerThe contract was selected from Triple-A. The Roster Space was created last night when the right-hander Cooper Criswell was reinstated at Triple-A after his big league debut. Tyler is now in line for his first MLB game, after three seasons in the Angels farming system since being a 20th round draft pick in the 2018 draft. The 2021 season has seen good ground beyond level High for the first time, as he delivered a… Read More »Angels Outright Aaron Slegers, Select Kyle Tyler

Cardinals Place Andrew Miller On 10-Day Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The cardinals have placed Andrew Miller on the list of injured 10 days due to a blister in the left foot, by the team. This will be the second time Miller has missed time due to a blister in his foot. He missed the whole month of May with a similar injury. When in good health, he has an ERA of 4.94 / 4.54 FIP over 31 innings. Kodi whitley was recalled from Triple-A to take Miller’s place. Whitley has made 12 appearances for the Major League club this year, allowing… Read More »Cardinals Place Andrew Miller On 10-Day Injured List

MLBTR Poll: What Should The Cardinals Do With Alex Reyes?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Cardinals’ rotation has featured a series of guests and a few regulars this season, with 12 different pitchers taking turns and just 40 years old. Adam wainwright registering enough innings to qualify. As a group, they are 13th overall in terms of starting innings and 12th in the league in terms of ERA (4.02 ERA). By FIP measure, however, their 4.46 FIP ranks 20th in the game, and if we look to 2022, there’s more than enough uncertainty to worry the nervous thinkers of Redbird Nation. The five guys currently… Read More »MLBTR Poll: What Should The Cardinals Do With Alex Reyes?

Tigers Preparing To Return Jose Urena, Matthew Boyd To Rotation

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Tigers have designated Ian krol for assignment to make room for Jose urena, who will drop off the injured list tomorrow, by Evan Woodbery of MLive Media Group (via Twitter). In 12 appearances, Krol has a 5.11 / 3.82 FIP ERA covering 12 1/3 innings. Urena has been out since July 17 due to a groin injury. The veteran right-hander logged 80 unimpressive 6.19 ERA baseball innings in 17 starts. Nonetheless, Urena is expected to return to his place in the rotation tomorrow. Matthew Boyd also returns to the Tigers… Read More »Tigers Preparing To Return Jose Urena, Matthew Boyd To Rotation

Minor MLB Transactions: 8/27/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Through TC Zencka | August 27, 2021 To 10:08 p.m. CDT The last minor movements of baseball … The Minnesota Twins signed right-hander Vinny Nittoli to a deal with minors and assigned him to Triple-A St. Paul, per MLB.com’s Do-Hyoung Park (via Twitter). Nittoli, 30, made his Major League debut earlier this season with the Mariners. He pitched an inning, allowing a pair of runs on a pair of steps and a home run. He had a 5.61 ERA in triple A in 33 2/3 innings. Bo Takahashi was released from… Read More »Minor MLB Transactions: 8/27/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

Kenta Maeda To Undergo Elbow Surgery

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Kenta maeda will undergo elbow surgery next week, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli told reporters (including MLB.com’s Do-Hyoung Park). It will not be known exactly what procedure Maeda will need until he goes under the knife, but it is possible that he will need a full operation from Tommy John. Obviously, Maeda’s timing will depend on the type of procedure he ultimately undergoes. If Maeda requires a full rebuild, that would likely rule him out for the entire 2022 season, as Tommy John’s surgeries typically require rehab times of over fourteen months.… Read More »Kenta Maeda To Undergo Elbow Surgery

Central Notes: Royals, Cardinals, Tigers

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Royals place Brad keller on the list of 10 days injured with a right lat strain, by Anne Rogers of MLB.com (via Twitter). Josh staumont has returned from the COVID-related injured list to take his place on the list. Keller has reliably secured his turn of rotation throughout the season for Kansas City, totaling 133 2/3 innings in 26 starts (although he was struck out in his last start). The quality of those corners might not have been what Keller or the Royals were hoping for, as he has an… Read More »Central Notes: Royals, Cardinals, Tigers

Pasadena Police Turn Over Trevor Bauer Investigation To District Attorney’s Office

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Pasadena Police Department presented the results of its investigation into the sexual assault allegations made against the Dodgers starter Trevor Bauer at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, a police spokesperson told reporters (including Steve Henson of the Los Angeles Times and Alden González of ESPN). The district attorney’s office will review the findings and determine whether criminal charges are warranted. Pasadena Police have been investigating the allegations against Bauer at least since they were made public in late June. It is not known how long the prosecutor’s office… Read More »Pasadena Police Turn Over Trevor Bauer Investigation To District Attorney’s Office

Blue Jays Claim Jarrod Dyson Off Waivers From Royals

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY 13h11: The Royals and Blue Jays both announced the move. 12:39 p.m .: The Blue Jays have claimed the outfielder Jarrod Dyson Excluding Royals waivers, reports FanSided’s Robert Murray (Twitter link). Neither club has officially announced the decision yet. Kansas City has never officially named Dyson for an assignment, but it’s not uncommon for clubs to quietly put a player on waiver without first announcing an DFA. The Blue Jays, claiming Dyson, are now charged with the remainder of his $ 1.5 million salary – about $ 306,000 by the end… Read More »Blue Jays Claim Jarrod Dyson Off Waivers From Royals

Mariners Release Wyatt Mathisen, Vinny Nittoli

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Mariners have released the infielder Wyatt mathisen and right handed Vinny Nittoli, by AAA Media Relations Director Paul Braverman (Twitter link). Both were part of the Mariners’ Triple-A branch in Tacoma, and both made the 40-man list earlier this year before ultimately being eliminated altogether. Mathisen, 27, started the 2021 season with the Diamondbacks, for whom he made his Major League debut in 2020. He only recorded a slash of 0.159 / 0.298 / 0.290 in 84 home plate appearances in the Majors between 2020 and 21, but Mathisen has… Read More »Mariners Release Wyatt Mathisen, Vinny Nittoli

West Notes: Giants, Diamondbacks, A’s

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The giants made a number of roster changes tonight, including placement Brandon belt on the mourning list following the death of his grandmother, by Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic (via Twitter). Donovan Solano was also put on the injured list today, for no reason given. He has tested positive for COVID-19 and is expected to be missing 7-10 days, tweets John Shea of ​​the San Francisco Chronicle. To replace them on the roster, the Giants added Chadwick tromp and Thairo Estrada, by Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com (via Twitter). Tromp will… Read More »West Notes: Giants, Diamondbacks, A’s

Tejay Antone To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Red relief Tejay Antone announcement (on Twitter) that he will have Tommy John surgery tomorrow. This will be the second time in the right-hander’s career, with Antone having already undergone the procedure in 2017. It is a disappointing development, if not particularly surprising. Antone has spent most of the past few months on the injured list with forearm issues. He was activated from the IL on Tuesday but withdrew from that night’s game just five pitches amid obvious discomfort. Cincinnati put him back on the IL yesterday with what the team… Read More »Tejay Antone To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Yankees Planning To Activate Corey Kluber On Monday

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Yankees plan to activate Corey kluber in time to start Monday’s game. Luis Severino was also allowed to start throwing again, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch (Twitter connections). Bringing Kluber back for running would be a big boon for a Yankees team that definitely has a tendency to rise. However, there will be a ripple effect in the rotation. For the short term, Andrew Heaney is probably going to be grafted on the beginning of Kluber, add Athletic’s Lindsey Adler. The association should benefit both pitchers as Kluber hits top… Read More »Yankees Planning To Activate Corey Kluber On Monday

Padres Activate Yu Darvish – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Padres will activate Yu darvish to start tonight’s game, by Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register (via Twitter). Daniel Camarena was optioned to Triple-A to create the list space to add Darvish, the team announced. Camarena served the winning two-point shot for AJ Pollock in the 16th round of yesterday’s marathon. The 28-year-old southpaw has generated more buzz for his plate work this season, pulling off a grand slam Max Scherzer during his first career plaque appearance. He also had a batting presence in last night’s game, but he… Read More »Padres Activate Yu Darvish – MLB Trade Rumors

Phillies Place Rhys Hoskins On Injured List, Designate Chase Anderson

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Phillies announced a series of roster changes this afternoon. Starting Launcher Zach Eflin was activated from the 10-day injured list to start tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks. Also coming back from 10 day IL is a relief Jose alvarado. In the corresponding moves, Philadelphia placed the first baseman Rhys hoskins return on 10-day IL due to strain in the designated left and right-handed groin Chase anderson for assignment. Eflin missed about five weeks with patellar tendonitis in his right knee. That ended a typically strong campaign for the right-hander, who… Read More »Phillies Place Rhys Hoskins On Injured List, Designate Chase Anderson

White Sox Activate Carlos Rodon From Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The White Sox have announced their reinstatement Carlos Rodon from the 10-day injured list. He will start this afternoon’s game against the Blue Jays. infielder Danny mendick was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move. Rodón is back for the first time in a few weeks. He was retroactively placed on IL on August 8 with shoulder fatigue. This came as a surprise, as Rodón had hit eleven Royals in five scoreless innings in his previous start. The White Sox could afford to take things with caution at the slightest… Read More »White Sox Activate Carlos Rodon From Injured List

MLB Reportedly Exploring Prototypes Of Pre-Tacked Baseballs

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Major League Baseball recently sent in prototypes of a pre-glued baseball for player comment, reports Hannah Keyser of Yahoo! Sports. Mets starting pitcher Rich hill says Keyser New York players received the prototypes a week and a half ago. It’s hardly surprising to hear that the league is in the early stages of trying to develop a pre-tackled ball. The MLB’s application in mid-June of the ban on the use of foreign substances by pitchers prompted many immediate reactions among players. Spoke starter Tyler glasnow hypothesized that the crackdown on foreign… Read More »MLB Reportedly Exploring Prototypes Of Pre-Tacked Baseballs

Phillies Outright Jorge Bonifacio – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY 25 AOT: Philadelphia announced that Bonifacio authorized the waivers and was sent directly to Lehigh Valley. As a player who has already been squarely in his career, he has the right to reject the assignment in favor of free agency. 24 AOT: The Phillies announced Tuesday they have reinstated the infielder Freddy galvis from the list of 10-day injured, reinstated right-handed Sam coonrod from the 60-day injured list and designated outfielder Jorge Bonifacio for assignment. The Phils also opted for the right-hander Enyel De Los Santos at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Galvis,… Read More »Phillies Outright Jorge Bonifacio – MLB Trade Rumors

Justin Verlander And The Qualifying Offer

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY It’s always been a long shot that Justin verlander would be able to return in 2021, but Astros general manager James Click confirmed to Sean Salisbury of SportsTalk 790 AM in Houston this morning that Verlander will not be throwing for the team down the stretch (link via Chandler Rome from the Houston Chronicle). Click tells Salisbury that Verlander recently checked with his doctors about the possibility and was “strongly advised against” attempting a comeback in 2021, as such a quick turnaround would carry “a huge risk to the effectiveness of… Read More »Justin Verlander And The Qualifying Offer

Miguel Cabrera: Planning To Play “Two More Years”

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Miguel Cabrera recently hit his 500th home run, a landmark achievement for one of the most accomplished players in MLB history. Asked by ESPN’s Sage Steele this morning how long he plans to pursue his illustrious career, Cabrera said he plans to wrap up after the 2023 season (h / t to Chris McCosky of Detroit News). “Two years is all“Cabrera told Steele.”My right knee is in really bad shape. I have to take care of it during the offseason and prepare for next season. I will play for two more… Read More »Miguel Cabrera: Planning To Play “Two More Years”

Rays’ Brendan McKay Likely To Miss Rest Of The Season

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY 6:51 p.m .: McKay has forearm flexor strain, Topkin Reports. 4:44 p.m.: Two-way Rays player Brendan McKay recently suffered an elbow injury, manager Kevin Cash told reporters (including Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times). He received an injection of platelet rich plasma and will no longer be allowed to start for two to three weeks. With just over five weeks left in the regular season, it doesn’t look like McKay will have time to come back up and contribute during the stretch race. This will be the second campaign in… Read More »Rays’ Brendan McKay Likely To Miss Rest Of The Season

Marlins Designate Bryan Mitchell For Assignment

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Marlins designate right-hander Bryan mitchell for assignment, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald was one of those to relay. The move creates an active list spot for the best prospect Edouard Cabrera, who has been officially recalled to make his major league debut tonight against the Nationals. Mitchell’s designation also creates a vacant position on the 40-player roster, which now numbers 39. Miami selected Mitchell from the major league club last week. He has since made two appearances, throwing four innings of two-run ball out of the relieving box. He struck… Read More »Marlins Designate Bryan Mitchell For Assignment

Yadier Molina: 2022 “Will Be My Final Season”

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY If there was any doubt after yesterday’s one-year contract extension, the Cardinals wide receiver Yadier Molina confirmed today at a press conference that he plans to retire after the 2022 season. “Yes, yes, this will be my last season,” Molina clearly said (Twitter link via Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch). That was the expectation by the time the deal was finalized, as baseball operations president John Mozeliak even referred to the 2022 campaign as Molina’s final season in the team’s press release announcing the extension. . Still, it’s remarkable… Read More »Yadier Molina: 2022 “Will Be My Final Season”

Reds’ Tejay Antone Being Evaluated For Elbow Discomfort

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Reds welcomed their best reliever from a nearly two-month stint on the injured list on Tuesday, but Tejay AntoneThe comeback only lasted five lengths. Antone winced in obvious pain after his fifth pitch and immediately called the coaching staff to come to the mound, in which case he was taken out of the game. Any kind of arm discomfort after spending two months on the shelf due to forearm strain is unsettling, and the manager David Bell expressed his concern to reporters during his post-game session (link via MLB.com’s Mark… Read More »Reds’ Tejay Antone Being Evaluated For Elbow Discomfort

Health Notes: Tucker, Escobar, Longoria, Carlson

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Astros active flyer Kyle tucker from the COVID-19 injured list ahead of tonight’s game against the Royals. Flying companion Chas McCormick landed on the 10-day injured list with pain in his left hand in a corresponding movement. Tucker, absent since August 14, confirmed to reporters (including Brian McTaggart of MLB.com) he had tested positive for coronavirus. The 24-year-old has had an outstanding season at home, reaching .272 / .334 / .519 with 22 homers in 420 appearances at home plate. McCormick also had a quality year, landing a .260 /… Read More »Health Notes: Tucker, Escobar, Longoria, Carlson

Outrighted: Dugger, Hess – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Two players were eliminated today: The Sailors announced that the right-hander Robert dugger authorized the waivers and was sent directly to Triple-A Tacoma after being designated for an assignment over the weekend. Dugger has the right to reject the mission as a player who has already been adamant in his career. However, he is placed on the Rainier active roster, suggesting that he chose to accept the assignment. Dugger has a 7.39 ERA in some three-season big-league games with the Marlins and Mariners. The Rays announced that the right David Hess… Read More »Outrighted: Dugger, Hess – MLB Trade Rumors

Astros To Activate Alex Bregman From Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Astros to reinstate star third baseman Alex bregman of the injured list ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s game against the Royals, manager Dusty Baker told reporters (including Fox 26’s Mark Berman). It will be Bregman’s first game in more than two months, as the 27-year-old has not played since he tightened his left quad on June 16. In 262 home plate appearances, Bregman hits .275 / .359 / .428 with seven home runs. It’s not much different from the .242 / .350 / .451 mark he recorded on 180 trips to the… Read More »Astros To Activate Alex Bregman From Injured List

Dodgers Activate Julio Urias, Designate Neftali Feliz For Assignment

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Dodgers have announced they have activated Julio Urias from the 10-day injured list. He’ll get the ball for tonight’s game against the Padres. To open the space of the active list, the reader Neftali Feliz has been designated for assignment. The move also opens up a spot on Los Angeles’ 40-man roster, which now numbers 39. Urías missed the minimum ten days after landing on the IL with a contusion to her left calf. The move to IL cost Urías just one start and served as a brief respite for… Read More »Dodgers Activate Julio Urias, Designate Neftali Feliz For Assignment

Cardinals, Yadier Molina Agree To One-Year Contract Extension

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Cardinals agreed to a one-year, $ 10 million contract extension with Yadier Molina, reports Athletic’s Katie Woo (Twitter link). The deal will keep the ten-time All-Star in St. Louis for the 2022 season. It’s no surprise that the two sides were able to strike a deal, as they were known to be in extension talks last week. Molina was believed to be looking for a one-year deal that matches or exceeds the $ 9 million salary he is playing the 2021 campaign on, and he managed to land exactly that.… Read More »Cardinals, Yadier Molina Agree To One-Year Contract Extension

Even With No CBA, MLB Transactions Can Happen

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY When baseball’s seventh collective agreement expired on December 31, 1993, there was no fanfare. Murray Chass of the New York Times ditched it this way, writing: “If negotiations for a new employment contract ever begin – the old one expired without incident on Friday at midnight – the owners will try to put wage arbitration on. in a time capsule and bury it. deep underground, leaving him to discover someone who is looking for the reason for the decline and fall of the baseball business. The expiration of the old agreement… Read More »Even With No CBA, MLB Transactions Can Happen

Diamondbacks Release Ryan Buchter – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY D-backs freed veteran left-hander reliever Ryan buchter over the weekend, according to an ad from their Triple-A club in Reno. He can now sign with any club for the last few weeks of the season. Buchter, 34, was scored for a dozen earned runs in 16 1/3 innings with the Big League club Arizona in 2021, but he limited his opponents to six points on 13 hits and seven goals. on balls with 20 strikeouts in 16 Triple-A frames (3.38 ERA). And while he hasn’t done particularly well in his short… Read More »Diamondbacks Release Ryan Buchter – MLB Trade Rumors

The Angels Need More Than Just New Pitchers To Improve Their Pitching Staff

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY With a 62-64 record, the Angels face the possibility of a sixth straight season of loss, which would match the 1971-77 Angels for the longest under 500 season in franchise history. . Of course not to have Mike Trout and Antoine Rendon being in good health for most of the year is the main reason for the Angels’ woes in 2021, although the club have once again failed to deliver consistent results from their pitching staff. Entering Monday’s game, the Anaheim pitchers combined for a 4.70 ERA, tied for the seventh… Read More »The Angels Need More Than Just New Pitchers To Improve Their Pitching Staff

Padres Fire Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Padres announced Monday that they had fired pitching coach Larry Rothschild. Bullpen coach Ben Fritz will become the pitching coach for the remainder of the 2021 season. “Larry has been a tremendous asset to our organization over the past two seasons, and we appreciate the experience, hard work and dedication he has brought to this position,” said Padres manager Jayce Tingler in a statement. press release released today. “We wish him all the best for the future.” Rothschild’s ouster comes after a weekend in which the Padres were passed by… Read More »Padres Fire Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild

Tigers Reinstate Akil Baddoo From 10-Day Injured List, Designate Drew Hutchison

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Tigers reinstated the outfielder Akil Baddoo from the 10-day injured list. The team also announced that the right-hander Drew hutchison was nominated for posting, opening up space for Baddoo to join the active roster. Baddoo has not played since August 10 due to a concussion, as he was first placed on the IL for seven-day concussion, then transferred to the normal 10-day IL in order to that he can get a few rehab matches under his belt. With one week off his 23rd birthday, Baddoo returns to continue what has… Read More »Tigers Reinstate Akil Baddoo From 10-Day Injured List, Designate Drew Hutchison

Injury Notes: Biggio, Brentz, Hoerner, Stiever

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Cavan Biggio injured his left elbow while diving for a ball in an AAA game on Friday, the Blue jays Recount Scott Mitchell of TSN and other journalists. The extent of the injury is not yet known. Biggio was already seven games away on a minor-league rehab assignment, having been placed on the 10-day injured list on August 3 due to a tight back. Between this injury and a previous passage in IL due to a sprained ligament in the cervical spine, it is perhaps not surprising that Biggio struggled to… Read More »Injury Notes: Biggio, Brentz, Hoerner, Stiever

Yankees Place Zack Britton On 10-Day Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Yankees announced Monday they placed the left-hander Zack Britton on the list of injured for 10 days with a sprained left elbow, recalled the outfielder Jonathan davis by Triple-A Scranton and reinstated right-hander Clay holmes from the list of injured people linked to Covid-19. Plus the Yankees took a break Miguel Andujarminor league rehab assignment and transferred him to the 60 Day Injured List. Last October, the Yankees chose Britton’s $ 14 million option for 2022 because declining it would have allowed the southpaw to become a free agent. In… Read More »Yankees Place Zack Britton On 10-Day Injured List

Rangers Place Three On Covid-19 List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Rangers have placed an infielder Brock Holt and right-handed Drew Anderson and Mike Foltynewicz on the list of injured people linked to Covid-19, according to a club announcement. left-handed Benjamin benjamin and first baseman Curtis terry are up the taxi squad to fill places on the active roster, but the Rangers will play today’s game with an active roster of 25 players. Texas also scratched the wide receiver Jonas Heim due to Covid protocols and will start Jose trevino behind the dish instead, by an additional ad. Heim has not… Read More »Rangers Place Three On Covid-19 List

Minor MLB Transactions: 8/22/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The last minor movements of baseball … Caesar Valdez cleared outright waivers and accepted an assignment at Triple-A Norfolk, according to an announcement from the Orioles team. The right-hander had been designated for assignment on Friday. After signing a contract with the minor leagues during the offseason, the 36-year-old has found his way back into the majors for a second straight season. Valdez was even the Orioles’ closest for a time, racking up eight saves. However, he was unable to maintain his good start to the year. His ERA of 2.50… Read More »Minor MLB Transactions: 8/22/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

Angels Place Jose Marte On Injured List, Recall James Hoyt

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The angels have placed the right Jose marte on the injured list, according to a team announcement. Right-handed companion James hoyt was called back to take his place on the list. Acquired a few weeks ago in the Tony watson trade, the Angels added Marte to their roster on Friday. The 25-year-old made his major league debut that night, which could hardly have been better. In two innings out of the box, Marte allowed just one hit, a single and struck out four strikes. Sadly, he won’t be able to immediately… Read More »Angels Place Jose Marte On Injured List, Recall James Hoyt

NL Injury Notes: Syndergaard, Betts, Kelly, Hoerner, Peralta

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Noah syndergaard is expected to begin a rehab mission this week, according to Newsday Sports’ Tim Healey. As previously reported, the Mets plan to bring the massive right-hander back as a member of their reliever box as there isn’t enough time left in the season for him to be stretched out as a starter. This would be his second rehab mission of the year, as he tried to return after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March 2020. He had already had a rehab period in May, before being shut down due… Read More »NL Injury Notes: Syndergaard, Betts, Kelly, Hoerner, Peralta

AL East Notes: Archer, Cruz, Urshela, Blue Jays

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Chris ArcherIL’s long-awaited return did not go as planned. The right-hander returned to the hill today after spending more than four months on the set, but then left the game after throwing 41 pitches in two innings due to a contraction of the hips. Although Archer initially underwent IL in April due to a forearm contraction, his rehabilitation has been hampered by hip pain in recent weeks. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times spreads the word from the director of Rays Kevin cash, who says today’s hip pain was not… Read More »AL East Notes: Archer, Cruz, Urshela, Blue Jays

Pirates Reportedly Place Gregory Polanco On Waivers

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Pirates have placed Gregory Polanco on outright waivers, according to Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic. Polanco is playing on a salary of $ 11.6 million this year, of which around $ 2.4 million is yet to be paid. Any team claiming it would be responsible for this remaining salary. But if it is not claimed, Polanco could elect free agency. At this point, any club could sign him and pay him the league minimum on a pro rata basis, with the Pirates at the mercy for the rest. Whether claimed… Read More »Pirates Reportedly Place Gregory Polanco On Waivers

Mets Activate Javier Baez – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Mets announced they have reinstated the infielder Javier Baez from the injured list. He took the start from a shortstop, finishing third this afternoon against the Dodgers. Relief Geoff hartlieb was offered as an option to Triple-A Syracuse to open up an active list space. Báez spent the minimum amount of time on set after landing on the IL on August 13 (backdated to August 12). The team’s outlook has changed dramatically in that short span of time, as the Mets are 1-8 since last Friday, losing seven games to… Read More »Mets Activate Javier Baez – MLB Trade Rumors

Phillies Activate Rhys Hoskins, Option Alec Bohm

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Phillies announced they activated the first baseman Rhys hoskins from the 10-day injured list. Surprisingly enough, Philadelphia picked a struggling infielder Alec bohm in a corresponding movement. Hoskins is back after a two-week absence with strain in his left groin. He’s back on first base, finishing fifth in this afternoon’s game against the Padres. Hoskins hit his generally productive level this year, cutting .244 / .332 / .509 with 24 home runs out of 434 home plate appearances. That kind of offensive production will be welcome for the plummeting Phils,… Read More »Phillies Activate Rhys Hoskins, Option Alec Bohm

Rays Designate David Hess For Assignment

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Rays have announced they have nominated the right-hander David Hess for assignment. The movement frees up space on active lists and 40 men for Chris Archer, who was reinstated on the 60-day injured list as scheduled. It’s a quick turnaround for Hess, who was just selected on the list yesterday. He did not make an appearance in Tampa Bay’s 8-4 win over the White Sox and will now be on waivers. It could be a very brief second term in the organization for Hess, who signed a deal with the… Read More »Rays Designate David Hess For Assignment

Rays Designate Mike Ford For Assignment

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Les Rays named first baseman Mike Ford for assignment. The move opened a spot on the 40-man roster for the right-hander David Hess, whose contract was selected earlier today. Tampa Bay acquired Ford in a trade with the Yankees in June, and Ford could now potentially move on (via a trade or waiver request) without ever appearing in a big league game in a Rays uniform. Ford has done its part to gain attention, hitting .243 / .346 / .529 with 11 home runs out of 162 PA with the Rays… Read More »Rays Designate Mike Ford For Assignment

Rangers Sign Buck Farmer To Minor League Contract

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Rangers announced that the right-hander Farmer was signed for an agreement with the minor leagues. The farmer will report to Triple-A Round Rock. After being released by the Tigers earlier this week, Farmer will move on to the second organization of his nine-year professional career. Farmer was a fifth-round pick for Detroit in the 2013 draft and he made his big league debut the following season, starting an eight-season run in the Tigers’ box (with a few appearances as a starting pitcher) . While the Farmer’s 5.33 ERA career over… Read More »Rangers Sign Buck Farmer To Minor League Contract

NL Notes: Bryant, Cubs, Mets, Baez, Lindor, Longoria

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The successful trade between the Food and Bear cubs the deadline day was almost even bigger, as The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal writes Kris bryant was also part of the discussions between the two clubs. The real commercial saw Javier Baez and Trevor Williams go to New York in exchange for the best hope Pete Crow-Armstrong, but Rosenthal reports that the larger version of the trade would have also seen the Mets land Bryant and another player off Chicago’s big-league roster. In return, the Cubs would have received not only Crow-Armstrong, but… Read More »NL Notes: Bryant, Cubs, Mets, Baez, Lindor, Longoria

Minor MLB Transactions: 8/21/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The last minor movements of baseball … the right-hander of the Blue Jays Rafael Dolis cleared the waivers and was transferred outright to Triple-A Buffalo, according to TSN Sports’ Scott Mitchell (via Twitter). Toronto nominated Dolis for an assignment earlier this week. Dolis was set to be a setup arm of choice for the Jays this year, but he was slowed down by the two injuries – a calf injury and a middle finger sprain – and a major lack of control. Steps have been a constant problem for Dolis, although… Read More »Minor MLB Transactions: 8/21/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

Kenta Maeda To Undergo MRI On Forearm

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Right-handed twins Kenta maeda on the left the start today due to a contraction of the right forearm. Maeda allowed a run in his first four innings against the Yankees but then struggled in the fifth, striking out just one batter and then allowing New York’s next four hitters to hit base. Maeda threw nine straight balls before finally leaving the game. minnesota director Rocco baldelli says Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Twitter connections) and other reporters that Maeda will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the… Read More »Kenta Maeda To Undergo MRI On Forearm

NL Central Notes: Brewers, Taylor, Yardley, Cubs, Hoerner, Thompson, Jewell

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Brewers placed out of scope Tyrone taylor on the 10-day casualty list with an oblique injury. They are named Eric Yardley to fill his spot on the list, by Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via Twitter). Taylor is expected to be out for 3-4 weeks, according to MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy (via Twitter). Taylor has been a key contributor for Milwaukee, racking up 1.2 rWARs as a backup outfielder. Yardley, 31, struggled to reach a 6.75 ERA in 18 2/3 innings this year, but he won gold for the… Read More »NL Central Notes: Brewers, Taylor, Yardley, Cubs, Hoerner, Thompson, Jewell

Mariners Place Diego Castillo On 10-Day Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Through TC Zencka | August 21, 2021 To 11:26 a.m. CDT The sailors have placed Diego castillo on the list of injured 10 days with inflammation of the right shoulder, recalling Robert dugger of Triple-A to fill its place in the list, by the team. Acquiring Castillo from the Rays by the trade deadline was a bet calculated by general manager Jerry Dipoto to get more long-term security without suffering a downfall from Kendall Graveman, an impending free agent who was distributed to the Astros. Castillo has made a save in… Read More »Mariners Place Diego Castillo On 10-Day Injured List

Mets Place James McCann On 10-Day Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Mets placed the receiver James mccann on the 10-day injured list due to lower back spam, according to Newsday Sports’ Tim Healey (via Twitter). The move is retroactive to August 17. The Mets don’t expect McCann to miss more than the minimum time, but given the specialization of the receiver’s position, they have chosen to be judicious in replacing him on the roster. Geoff hartlieb was recalled from Triple-A. Patrick mazeika and Chance Sisco are already on the list to share capture tasks in McCann’s absence. Mazeika has started behind… Read More »Mets Place James McCann On 10-Day Injured List

Padres Place Jake Arrieta On Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Padres announced tonight that they have placed the starter Jake arrieta on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to August 19, due to left hamstring strain. The move opens a space on the active list for the utility Jurickson Profar, who was reinstated after missing two weeks on COVID-19 IL. To open a space on the list of 40 men for Profar, reliever Drew pomeranz transferred from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL. Already staggering in the rotation due to injuries to Yu darvish, Dinelson Lamet and Chris Paddack, San… Read More »Padres Place Jake Arrieta On Injured List

Dodgers Designate Conner Greene For Assignment

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Dodgers have announced they have designated Conner Greene for assignment. The movement frees up space on the 40-man list for Shane Greene, whose previously reported deal with the club has been formalized. Evan phillips was placed on the 10 day casualty list with a right quad strain to open up a spot on the active list. Los Angeles just added Conner Greene to the Orioles waiver two weeks ago. They could now bear to lose him after just two big-league outings as the 26-year-old will find himself on waivers again… Read More »Dodgers Designate Conner Greene For Assignment

Rays Expected To Activate Chris Archer On Sunday

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Rays are ready to activate the right-hander Chris Archer from the 60-day Sunday injured list, Relay Neil Solondz. Presumably, Archer will take the ball to start this afternoon’s game against the White Sox. The Rays will have to make a corresponding displacement of 40 players this weekend. Archer missed the entire 2020 season with the Pirates after undergoing surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome last June. Nonetheless, Tampa Bay brought the 32-year-old back with a one-year contract over the winter. The hope was that he would be able to find… Read More »Rays Expected To Activate Chris Archer On Sunday

2021-22 Qualifying Offer Candidates – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY With the trade deadline in the rearview mirror and a little more than six weeks remaining in the regular season, plenty of front offices are turning their attention towards the upcoming offseason. The first notable decision for many clubs will be to decide whether to tag one or more of their top impending free agents with a qualifying offer. As a reminder, the qualifying offer is a one-year contract offer teams can make to certain impending free agents. The precise value of the QO has yet to be calculated, but it’s… Read More »2021-22 Qualifying Offer Candidates – MLB Trade Rumors

Phillies Select Jorge Bonifacio – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Phillies have announced they have selected the outfielder contract Jorge Bonifacio. He takes the start tonight in the middle of the field against the Padres. To open a space on the 40-man roster, Philadelphia appointed the reliever Mauricio Llovera for assignment. Bonifacio joined the organization under a contract with the minor leagues in May. Originally assigned to Double-A Reading, he posted a solid .251 / .343 / .538 line on 198 home plate appearances, earning a bump to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Bonifacio was even more impressive at the top miners… Read More »Phillies Select Jorge Bonifacio – MLB Trade Rumors

Coaching, Bearded Dragons and Relationship Building

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY It was yet another extremely hot and very humid day here in the Midwest – the type we used to associate with Mississippi, but now occurs here on a regular basis. My first lesson of the afternoon, a young 10U pitcher we’ll call Hermione (for reasons that will become apparent shortly), looked like someone who wanted to be anywhere but a lesson in pitching. . “Jump off the rope to warm up,” I told her, and she slowly walked over to the fence where the rope was hanging before giving her… Read More »Coaching, Bearded Dragons and Relationship Building

Twins Release Keon Broxton – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Twins freed the veteran outfielder Keon Broxton, who worked with their Triple-A branch in St. Paul, as first reported on the Triple-A East transactions page on MiLB.com. Broxton, 31, signed with Minnesota over the winter but has never received a call in the big leagues this year, even though the club suffered several injuries in the outfield. Byron buxton, Alex Kirilloff and Jake cave have all spent a lot of time on the injured list – Kirilloff’s season is over; Buxton has only played 27 games – and Max Kepler… Read More »Twins Release Keon Broxton – MLB Trade Rumors

Marlins Select Bryan Mitchell – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Marlins select right-hander Bryan mitchell in the Big League roster, relay Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald (Twitter link). Right-handed companion Luis Madero, whose contract had just been selected on Tuesday, has been nominated for assignment in a corresponding move. In addition, the infielder Become Marrero accepted outright waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Jacksonville, according to transaction tracker MLB.com. Marrero has the right to elect one free agency, but he has already taken on several outright assignments this season, so it seems likely he will report to the Jumbo Shrimp… Read More »Marlins Select Bryan Mitchell – MLB Trade Rumors

Angels Sign Jimmy Herget – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Angels signed a reliever Jimmy Herget to a minor league contract, according to JP Hoornstra of the Orange County Register. The right-hander is on the active roster with Triple-A Salt Lake. Herget was elected free agency earlier this week after being nominated for assignment by the division rival Rangers. Before his designation, the 27-year-old had a very good season with his best affiliate in Round Rock. Over 37 2/3 innings with the Express, Herget posted a 2.63 ERA while striking out 30.6% of batters against an above-average walk rate of… Read More »Angels Sign Jimmy Herget – MLB Trade Rumors

2022-23 MLB Free Agents – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The following players are on track to be eligible for free will after the 2022 season. Player ages for the 2023 season are shown in parentheses. Please note that this is NOT a list of eligible players for free agency after 2021. You can find it here. Updated 08/19/21 Catchers Austin Barnes (33)Curt Casali (34)Jason Castro (36)Willson Contreras (31)Elias Diaz (32)Austin Hurdles (30)Andrew Knapp (31)Omar Narvaez (31)Kevin Plalawecki (32)Gary Sanchez (30)Max Stassi (32) First long distance players José Abreu (36)Jesus Aguilar (33)Josh Bell (30)Phil Gosselin (34)Eric Hosmer (33) – can opt… Read More »2022-23 MLB Free Agents – MLB Trade Rumors

Orioles Release Domingo Leyba – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Orioles freed the infielder Domingo leyba, the team informed journalists (including Rich Dubroff of Baltimore Baseball). Leyba had been on waivers earlier this month and was on outright posting to Triple-A Norfolk. It will now hit the open market in search of a new opportunity. Leyba has won 96 home plate appearances split between the O’s and Diamondbacks this season. This was his second year of acting in the big leagues, as the switch hitter burst into the majors with the D-Backs in 2019. Between the two clubs, Leyba has… Read More »Orioles Release Domingo Leyba – MLB Trade Rumors

Rangers, Assistant GM Shiraz Rehman Part Ways

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Rangers and deputy general manager Shiraz Rehman have gone their separate ways, the team said. (Athletic’s Levi Weaver and Ken Rosenthal first reported the news shortly before the announcement). “After discussions with Shiraz, we mutually agreed that it is better to go our separate ways at this time.Baseball operations president Jon Daniels said in a statement.Shiraz expressed a desire to seek a new opportunity where he can use his experiences and take on a more important role than we currently have. Since joining the Rangers, Shiraz has played an important… Read More »Rangers, Assistant GM Shiraz Rehman Part Ways

Brewers Place Freddy Peralta On Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Brewers announced they placed the right-hander Freddy peralta on the 10-day injured list due to inflammation of the right shoulder. Relief Hoby milner was recalled from Triple-A Nashville to take his place in the active roster. Peralta left the start last night against the Cardinals after just two innings with shoulder discomfort. He downplayed the problem after the game, telling reporters (including Adam McCalvy of MLB.com) last night that he was expecting to be able to make his next scheduled departure. Obviously it won’t, but there is no indication that… Read More »Brewers Place Freddy Peralta On Injured List

Cardinals, Yadier Molina Discussing Extension

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Cardinals and the Receiver Yadier Molina are in talks for a one-year extension that would cover the 2022 season, by The Athletic’s Katie Woo and Ken Rosenthal (Twitter link). Molina earns $ 9million on his current one-year contract and is considering a guarantee of at least the same amount for next season. Molina has spoken in the past of playing in his season at 40, which would be the 2022 campaign. Re-signing him for the 2022 campaign would allow Cards to use Molina and Andrew Knizner as gateways to catch… Read More »Cardinals, Yadier Molina Discussing Extension

D-backs’ Caleb Smith Ejected After Foreign Substance Check

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Left handed diamondbacks Caleb smith was sent off after the eighth inning of last night’s game against the Phillies after the referee team reportedly detected a foreign substance on his glove. His glove will now be sent to league headquarters for further examination, which could result in a 10-game suspension. Smith, who pitched 2 2/3 innings and had already erased a failure at the end of the sixth inning, vehemently argued his case as the referee team spoke with manager Torey Lovullo (video link) . Smith, 28, becomes the second player… Read More »D-backs’ Caleb Smith Ejected After Foreign Substance Check

Rays, David Hess Agree To Minor League Deal

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Rays and right-handed David Hess agree to a minor league contract, MLBTR has learned. He will be heading to Triple-A Durham for the time being. Hess, 28, opened the season in Durham after signing a minor league pact with Tampa Bay over the winter. He pitched well enough there before being traded to the Marlins in a July 4 trade that sent minor leagues to the right. Justin sterner from Miami to the Rays. The Marlins immediately selected Hess to the major league roster upon his acquisition, but he ended… Read More »Rays, David Hess Agree To Minor League Deal

MLB Minor Transactions: 8/18/21

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Small movements of the day: the Orioles announced that the right-hander Adam plutko authorized the waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Norfolk. As a player with more than three years of MLB service, Plutko had the right to elect free agency, but instead decided to accept the assignment. Baltimore acquired the 29-year-old from the Indians for money considerations just before the start of the season. He went on to work 56 1/3 innings in 38 games as a multiple innings relief option, but Plutko was scored for a 6.71… Read More »MLB Minor Transactions: 8/18/21

MLB Reportedly Proposes $180MM First Luxury Tax Threshold, $100MM Salary Floor To MLBPA

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY With the current collective agreement set to expire on December 1, 2021, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are in talks regarding the potential structure of the next CBA. MLB made its first basic economic proposal to MLBPA this week, report Athletic’s Evan Drellich and Ken Rosenthal. The MLB proposal included a lower threshold for taxes on team expenses, with teams being subject to a 25% tax on any expenses over $ 180 million, Drellich and Rosenthal report. There would be three additional tax brackets at any one time… Read More »MLB Reportedly Proposes $180MM First Luxury Tax Threshold, $100MM Salary Floor To MLBPA

Examining A Potential Sandy Alcantara Extension

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Last month, reports revealed that the Marlins had traded offers on a possible contract extension with Sandy Alcantara CAA Baseball representatives. Alcantara recently reiterated his desire to strike a long-term deal with the Fish, but Barry Jackson and Craig Mish of the Miami Herald now report that Alcantara representatives have never presented him with specific terms. This seems to indicate that the Marlins’ initial proposal was not particularly close to what Alcantara’s agents would consider a sufficient price. It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise if the parties resumed talks in the… Read More »Examining A Potential Sandy Alcantara Extension

Yankees Activate Anthony Rizzo, Aroldis Chapman

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Yankees announced they activated the first baseman Antoine Rizzo from the list of injured COVID-19. He is in tonight’s lineup against the great rival of the Red Sox, finishing second. In addition, closer Aroldis Chapman is back from the 10 day IL. In the corresponding movements, the flyer Jonathan davis and reliever Nick nelson were optioned to Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre. To create space for Rizzo on the 40-player roster, New York activated the outfielder Trey Amburgey of the 10-day IL and returned it to Scranton / Wilkes-Barre. Because Amburgey was… Read More »Yankees Activate Anthony Rizzo, Aroldis Chapman

Athletics Select Paul Blackburn – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Athletics has announced that it has selected the right-handed contract Paul Blackburn. He will get the start in tonight’s game against the White Sox. Oakland placed starting Chris Bassitt on the 10-day injured list to open up a place on the active list, when the club already had two vacancies on the 40-man roster. Blackburn has appeared in the Oakland majors every season from 2017-20. Tonight will mark his first big-league outing this year, as he spent the year with Triple-A in Las Vegas after being knocked out in February. .… Read More »Athletics Select Paul Blackburn – MLB Trade Rumors

Rays Designate Chris Ellis For Assignment

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Rays nominate the right-hander Chris Ellis for assignment, according to a club announcement. His place on the lists of 26 and 40 players will go to the left-hander Ryan yarbrough, who has been reinstated from the list of injured people linked to Covid-19. Surely that’s a bitter pill to swallow for Ellis, who was selected to the major league roster just two days ago and quickly pitched four brilliant innings in his one appearance with the club. The right-hander earned his first big league win in yesterday’s game when he… Read More »Rays Designate Chris Ellis For Assignment

Giants Likely To Discuss Extension With Buster Posey

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY As the 2021 season approaches, Buster posey was sort of a question mark for the Giants. The former NL Rookie of the Year and MVP had long cemented his place in the franchise’s lore, but Posey struggled with hip, hamstring and concussion issues from 2017 to 2019 before retiring from season 2020. Posey underwent hip surgery in August 2018, and his 2019 return wasn’t exactly top of the line: .257 / .320 / .368 with seven homers in 445 home plate appearances. Even the most optimistic Posey fans would have had… Read More »Giants Likely To Discuss Extension With Buster Posey

Blue Jays Place George Springer On Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Blue Jays place the outfielder George springer on the list of injured 10 days with a sprained left knee, manager Charlie Montoyo told reporters (Twitter link via TSN’s Scott Mitchell). Springer recently complained of knee discomfort and an MRI revealed the current problem. No timetable is set for his return at the moment. Toronto is calling on infielder / outfield prospect Otto Lopez to replace Springer on the active roster. It’s a big blow for the Blue Jays, especially given the lack of schedule for Springer’s return. The 31-year-old slugger… Read More »Blue Jays Place George Springer On Injured List

Giants Select Tyler Chatwood – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Giants announced on Tuesday they had selected the veteran right-hander’s contract Tyler Chatwood. San Francisco chose the right-hander Jay jackson to Triple-A Sacramento to free up a spot on the active list, and right-hander Tyler Beede was recalled from Triple-A and placed on the 60-day injured list with low back strain. Chatwood, 31, was released by the Blue Jays on July 31 and signed a minor league pact with San Francisco later in the week. He has started 5 2/3 shutouts with affiliate Giant’s Sacramento since joining the organization. Signed… Read More »Giants Select Tyler Chatwood – MLB Trade Rumors

Chris Bassitt Carted Off Field After Being Struck By Line Drive

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY 10:10 p.m .: Manager Bob Melvin spoke to reporters on Zoom after the game and provided the following update (Twitter link via Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle): “The bass is conscious. He was all the time. We don’t think the eye is a problem at this point. It was as if it was below. He has cuts. They had to do some stitches. He’s under examination and we’ll find out more about the potential fractures tomorrow or later tonight. 8:12 p.m .: In a spooky scene at Guaranteed Rate… Read More »Chris Bassitt Carted Off Field After Being Struck By Line Drive

Yankees Sign Nick Goody – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Yankees agree to bring back the right-hander Nick goody back to the organization on a minor league contract, reports Conor Foley of the Scranton Times-Tribune (Twitter link). He will return to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre for now. Goody, 30, opened the season with the Yankees on a contract with the minor leagues and pitched rather well for their main affiliate in Scranton, registering 22 innings of 2.86 balls ERA with a massive take-out rate of 36.5% against only an operating rate of 8.2%. Goody did exercise an opt-out in early July in… Read More »Yankees Sign Nick Goody – MLB Trade Rumors

Brewers Sign David Dahl To Minor League Deal

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Brewers signed a free agent David dahl to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A, tweets Will Sammon of The Athletic. They also released an infielder Kevin Kramer from their Nashville list. Dahl, 27, was a first-round pick and a longtime prospect with the Rockies. After debuting at 21 in 2016 and hitting the ground with a .315 / .359 / .500 slash in 237 plate appearances, Dahl looked like a potential building block for the Rox. However, Dahl came to the Majors with a notable injury history.… Read More »Brewers Sign David Dahl To Minor League Deal

Cubs Select Michael Hermosillo – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Cubs selected outfielder Michel Hermosillo to the big league roster, the team announced. Relief Dan Winkler was designated to be assigned to an open space on active lists and 40 people. Additionally, Chicago announced that the left-hander Kyle ryan elected free agency after being subjected to outright waivers. Hermosillo reaches the majors for the fourth consecutive season, having spent little time with the Angels each year from 2018 to 2020. Between those three years, the right-handed hitter has only had a grand total of 118 home plate appearances, reducing by 0.188… Read More »Cubs Select Michael Hermosillo – MLB Trade Rumors

Dodgers, Shane Greene Close To Major League Deal

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Dodgers set to strike deal with free agent reliever Shane Greene on a major league contract, reports Mark Feinsand of MLB.com (Twitter link). The 32-year-old was released by the Braves this weekend. Greene is represented by Turner Gary Sports. Despite some quality work between 2019-20, Greene remained in the free agent market throughout the last offseason. It was a bit surprising but maybe explained by the difference between the race prevention numbers and the right handed peripherals. Greene pitched at an elite 2.39 ERA over 90 1/3 innings between those two… Read More »Dodgers, Shane Greene Close To Major League Deal

Red Sox Release Marwin Gonzalez

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Red Sox have announced the release of a utility Marwin González. That was the expected outcome after Boston named the 32-year-old for an assignment last week. The Sox have also officially added a waiver request Travis Shaw to the active list and the optional flyer Francy Cordero and seeker Connor wong at Triple-A Worcester. Signed for a year over the winter, González’s tenure in Boston was a disappointment. He hit the career-worst .202 / .281 / .285 with two home runs in 271 home plate appearances. It marked his second… Read More »Red Sox Release Marwin Gonzalez

Twins Option Trevor Larnach – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Twins announced tonight that they opted for the corner fielder Trevor Larnach at Triple-A St. Paul. Utility Nick gordon was recalled to take his place on the active list. Minnesota selected Larnach to the major leagues in early May. A first-round pick in 2018, Larnach rose fairly quickly to the miners with huge performances all the way up to Double-A. Along the way, he’s established himself as one of the Twins’ most promising prospects – and indeed, one of the sport’s best farm workers. Earlier this year, Baseball America placed… Read More »Twins Option Trevor Larnach – MLB Trade Rumors

Dodgers’ Cole Hamels Out For Season With Shoulder Injury

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY 9:39 p.m .: Hamels experienced shoulder pain during a recent simulated game, reports MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (Twitter link). 9:17 p.m .: The Dodgers have announced they have selected the veteran reliever contract Neftali Feliz. To create space on the 40-man roster, they placed the left-hander Cole hamels on the 60-day casualty list. The move ends Hamels’ season before he can make an official appearance. Hamels recently suffered some form of arm injury, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale (Twitter link). In addition, Los Angeles recalled his hope as a right-handed pitcher… Read More »Dodgers’ Cole Hamels Out For Season With Shoulder Injury

Outrighted: Hurst, Paulino, Morimando – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY A trio of players were subjected to outright exemptions: Cardinals acrobat Scott hurst will remain at Triple-A Memphis after clearing waivers. Hurst made his first five big-league appearances in April, but has spent the last few months with Memphis. It’s been a tough season for southpaw Hurst, who only has a .186 / .289 / .270 line in 251 home plate appearances with the Redbirds. the Philly sent right-handed David Paulino at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The former Astro and Blue Jay was selected for the Philadelphia major league club last week.… Read More »Outrighted: Hurst, Paulino, Morimando – MLB Trade Rumors

Pirates Designate John Nogowski For Assignment

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Pirates nominate the first baseman John Nogowski for assignment, director Derek Shelton told reporters (including Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review). Pittsburgh also finalized the signing of the first baseman / corner fielder. Yoshi Tsutsugo to a major league contract. He will be active for tonight’s game against the Dodgers. Pittsburgh recovered Nogowski from division rival Cardinals for money considerations last month. He hit well in his first two weeks with the Bucs, but recently saw his bat crater. In total, Nogowski has only compiled a .233 / .301 /… Read More »Pirates Designate John Nogowski For Assignment

Padres Sign Jake Arrieta – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Padres fly away Jake arrieta, announcing a deal with the veteran right-hander this afternoon. While San Diego has technically signed Arrieta for a minor-league contract, the club have announced plans to officially select him from the big-league roster on Wednesday, when he makes his team debut with a start against the Rockies. San Diego already has a vacancy on the 40-man roster, so they won’t need to make a corresponding move in that regard, unless someone adds someone to the roster within two days. Arrieta is replaced by the Boras… Read More »Padres Sign Jake Arrieta – MLB Trade Rumors

Rays To Sign David Robertson

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY 13:12: The Rays will open a spot on the roster by transferring the left-hander Jeffrey springs from 10-day IL to 60-day IL, Topkin add. The team announced on August 1 that Springs was heading for the sprained knee injury list, but it appears the injury was more severe than initially expected; Topkin reports that Springs is undergoing ACL reconstruction surgery after an unsuccessful attempt at non-surgical rehabilitation. 12:57 p.m .: The Rays signed right-handed David robertson to a Major League contract, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (Twitter link).… Read More »Rays To Sign David Robertson

Blue Jays Acquire Mallex Smith

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Blue Jays have acquired an outfielder Mallex smith of the Reds, according to Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America. Presumably, as is the case with most after-deadline swaps, the Jays simply sent money back to Cincinnati in return. Smith was eligible for the trade due to the fact that he is playing the 2021 season under a contract with the minor leagues and had not been called up to the Majors or previously categorically by any other club this season. . The 28-year-old opened the season on a minor league contract… Read More »Blue Jays Acquire Mallex Smith

Latest On Alex Bregman – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Alex bregman hasn’t played in a big league game since June 16, and it’s still unclear when the Astros third baseman will return from the left quad strain that marked his season. In an interview today with radio host Robert Ford (hat tip to Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle), Astros chief executive James Click indicated that Bregman would not be returning to his rehab assignment in the minor leagues in the near future. “We determined that the best course of action was to do a lot of work that didn’t… Read More »Latest On Alex Bregman – MLB Trade Rumors

Padres Activate Fernando Tatis Jr., Place Yu Darvish On IL

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Padres reinstated Fernando Tatis Jr. of IL, according to a club announcement. He’s in today’s lineup, starting at right field, his first career game at a position other than the shortstop. Yu darvish changes places with Tatis and switches to IL, with low back strain. In addition, the outfielder Brian O’Grady has been optioned, with right-handed Reiss Knehr being reminded. Despite lingering shoulder problems, Tatis has been one of the best baseball players this year. He has an excellent slash line of .290 / .373 / .647 over the year,… Read More »Padres Activate Fernando Tatis Jr., Place Yu Darvish On IL

Jimmy Herget Elects Free Agency

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY TODAY: Herget chose to become a free agent rather than accept an outright assignment to the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate, the team said. 13 AOT: The Rangers announced they had activated the starter Dane dunning from the list of injured 10 days and selected the receiver contract Yohel Pozo. Left handed Benjamin benjamin and first baseman Curtis terry were optioned to Triple-A Round Rock in the corresponding movements. To create space on the 40-man roster for the Pozo, TX designated reliever Jimmy Herget for assignment. Dunning is back after a minimal absence… Read More »Jimmy Herget Elects Free Agency

Giants Claim Luis Gonzalez From White Sox

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY TODAY: The Giants recalled Gonzalez from Triple-A today and placed him on the Major League version of the 60-day IL. 12 AOT: The Giants have officially announced that González has been claimed on waivers. It was optioned for Triple-A Sacramento. With the third baseman Evan longoria Expected to return to the 60-day injured list in the coming days, it seems likely that González will end up on the 60-day injured list whenever Longoria is ready to be reinstated. 11 AOT: Giants call for an outfielder Luis González excluding White Sox waivers,… Read More »Giants Claim Luis Gonzalez From White Sox

Pirates Place Bryse Wilson, Anthony Alford On IL

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The pirates have placed Bryse wilson and Anthony Alford on the IL today, according to an announcement from the team. Ben gamel came out of the IL to take one of the places on the list, the other going to Dillon peters, who was recalled from Triple-A. Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette spoke to Pirates general manager Ben Cherington, who said Alford suffers from back spasms, while Wilson’s placement in IL is mostly about resting from fatigue. Wilson, the 23-year-old right-hander, was just acquired from Atlanta in the Richard rodriguez… Read More »Pirates Place Bryse Wilson, Anthony Alford On IL

Cubs Activate Jason Heyward, Option Greg Deichmann

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Cubs have activated Jason heyward of IL, according to an announcement from the team. In a corresponding movement, Greg Deichmann was optioned to Triple-A. This is the reverse of the roster change of 10 days ago, when Deichmann was called up as Heyward entered the IL. It was the first major league action for Deichmann, who just joined the Cubs in the André Chafin Trade. He has played in seven games and made 23 home plate appearances, reaching 0.174. In Triple-A this year, he has a slash of .291 /… Read More »Cubs Activate Jason Heyward, Option Greg Deichmann

Merrill Kelly Tests Positive For COVID-19

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Starter Diamondbacks Merrill kelly has tested positive for COVID-19, by Zach Buchanan of The Athletic. He will now have to go to IL and quarantine himself for at least 10 days. The Diamondbacks have been one of the teams hardest hit by the pandemic, with several players entering COVID IL since early July. The club currently have the worst record in baseball at 38-80, and Kelly’s loss certainly won’t help, as he has been one of the few bright spots for the team during this grueling season. Kelly has recorded 142… Read More »Merrill Kelly Tests Positive For COVID-19

Tigers Designate Buck Farmer For Assignment

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Tigers nominated the right-hander Farmer for assignment, according to several reports. The move opens a spot on the 40-man list for Drew hutchison, because the right-hander’s contract in the minor leagues will be selected so that he can start tomorrow’s game against the Indians. Detroit had previously nominated Farmer in May, and he cleared the waivers and was transferred outright to Triple-A before his contact was re-selected in June. It’s been a tough year for Farmer, who has a 6.37 ERA on 35 1/3 innings, with a 20.5% inflated home… Read More »Tigers Designate Buck Farmer For Assignment