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NL West News: Reynolds interested in resigning with Rockies

NL West News: Reynolds interested in resigning with Rockies

Check out what’s going on in the National League West. Word on the street is that Mark Reynolds is interested in re-signing with the Rockies. The veteran first baseman has slashed a respectable .264/.349/.489 this season, not to mention slugging 29 (!!!) home runs. His bat has been vital to the Rockies’ playoff run this season, especially considering that he had a mere minor-league deal going into 2017 spring training. Reynolds has been particularly valuable defensively, picking up the slack of Ian Desmond who bounced between the active roster and disabled list this season. Reynolds is...
Sep 18, 2017
Ranking every MLB team’s best free agent signing of 2017

Ranking every MLB team’s best free agent signing of 2017

Some of the offseason’s most highly-touted free agents haven’t necessarily been the most valuable ones this season. Even with a free agent class that was widely considered subpar heading into last offseason, free agency provided plenty of excitement heading into the 2017 season. Players like Yoenis Cespedes, Justin Turner, and Jose Bautista tested the free agent waters and then ultimately decided to remain with their previous clubs, veterans like Edwin Encarnacion, Ian Desmond, and Dexter Fowler cashed out and joined new teams, and a trio of closers—Mark Melancon, Aroldis Chapman, and...
Sep 18, 2017
NL Central News and Notes

NL Central News and Notes

Check out what’s going on in the National League Central. The Cubs have had a pretty eventful weekend in Wrigley. Willson Contreras has been suspended for two games following Friday’s issues against the Cardinals. He’ll remain active while his appeal on the matter is pending. The Cubs have also activated Addison Russell from the disabled list, who homered in his pinch hit return to the field. Talk about proving that you’re feeling better. Russell had a rough start to the season, but hit his stride just after the All-Star game. The shortstop landed on the disabled list after...
Sep 15, 2017
MLB rumors: Indians interested in Carlos Santana reunion

MLB rumors: Indians interested in Carlos Santana reunion

The Indians are hoping to bring back first baseman Carlos Santana when he becomes a free agent after this season, sources told Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Heyman’s one source told him that it is “just a matter of finances” and other sources told him that Santana would also like to return. However, no offers have been made by Cleveland, which is currently riding an American League-record 22-game winning streak. Santana has been incredibly productive for the Indians this season, his seventh in the majors. He has a slash line of .266/.374/.481 while posting a 3.7 WAR, hitting 23 home...
Sep 15, 2017
NL East News: Mets call up top prospect Tomas Nido

NL East News: Mets call up top prospect Tomas Nido

Check out what’s going on in the National League East: The Mets have called up top catching prospect Tomas Nido. The 23-year old will be coming to the show out of the Mets’ Double-A Rumble Ponies. His calling card is his above average skill behind the plate. Nido was drafted by New York in the 8th round of the 2012 first year draft. While his slash line this year was a middle of the road .232/.287/.354, he shows signs of power in the batter’s box. This call up seems timed perfectly, with d’Arnaud leaving last night’s game after twisting his knee. Granted it was only a matter of...
Sep 14, 2017
Indians activate Andrew Miller from DL

Indians activate Andrew Miller from DL

The Indians have activated left-handed reliever Andrew Miller from the 10-day disabled list, the team announced. Miller’s activation from the DL comes after a second rehab stint for patella tendinitis in his right knee. The 32-year-old Miller last pitched for the Tribe on Aug. 21, when he left a game against the Red Sox. Two days later, the Indians began their American League-record 21-game winning streak, which they set on Wednesday by notching a 5-3 win over the Tigers at home. Miller, a two-time All-Star, may appear for the Indians as early as in tonight’s game against the Royals in...
Sep 14, 2017
Red Sox activate David Price from DL

Red Sox activate David Price from DL

The left-hander has been out since July with elbow inflammation. The Red Sox activated starter David Price from the 10-day disabled list Thursday morning, according to a club announcement. Price has had recurring left-elbow inflammation in 2017, only accounting for 66.0 innings this season between DL trips. According to Red Sox manager John Farrell, Price will pitch exclusively out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season. Price has not made a relief appearance since 2010 with the Rays, though he does have 8.2 career playoff innings in relief. Price, 32, is 5-3 with a solid 3.82 ERA...
Sep 14, 2017
AL East News: Nuñez out a week after PLC sprain

AL East News: Nuñez out a week after PLC sprain

Check out what’s going on in the American League East. Eduardo Nuñez will miss at least a week of play with a sprained PCL. The damage was done during last weekend’s stretch against the Rays after Nuñez slide awkwardly into second. Despite staying in the game, the 30-year old was limping and very clearly uncomfortable. Now, it’s reported that the damage done was a sprained PCL in the third baseman’s knee. While this injury is nowhere near as severe as a sprained ACL or MCL. Injuries to the PCL, or posterior cruciate ligament for those who are anatomically curious, usually happens...
Sep 13, 2017
MLB rumors: Jonathan Lucroy interested in Rockies reunion

MLB rumors: Jonathan Lucroy interested in Rockies reunion

Could Jonathan Lucroy end up being more than just a rental for the Rockies? Veteran catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who was dealt to the Rockies as a rental at the trade deadline, has interest in remaining in Colorado beyond this season, as Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reported Tuesday. Lucroy, 31, is a .280/.340/.432 career hitter and had long been regarded as one of the league’s top pitch framers coming into this season. He endured a rather significant slump with the Rangers prior to being traded, as he posted a disappointing .635 OPS while also seeing his framing numbers drop off...
Sep 13, 2017
Gio Gonzalez’s 2018 option vests

Gio Gonzalez’s 2018 option vests

Nationals' pitcher Gio Gonzalez will be returning to D.C. next season after his $12-million option for the 2018 season vested on Tuesday night. Gonzalez's vesting option was contingent on the left-hander reaching 180 innings this season, which he surpassed in the loss to the Braves. Gonzalez, who turns 32 next week, signed a five year extension worth $42 million during the 2011-2012 offseason that carried options for the 2017 and 2018 season. The Nationals picked up his option this season, and will automatically pick it up for next season. Gonzalez has been very effective this season going...
Sep 13, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Shohei Otani will play in majors in 2018

MLB trade rumors: Shohei Otani will play in majors in 2018

Japanese superstar Shohei Otani will enter the posting system this winter and plans to play in the major leagues next season, according to multiple reports out of Japan (via Yahoo’s Jeff Passan). The news doesn’t come as a surprise, as Otani has been vocal about his desire to join a major-league team as soon as possible. Otani’s decision to come to North America for 2018 has major financial implications, as the 23-year-old’s signing bonus will be subject to the new hard cap imposed by the league’s new collective bargaining agreement. Otani will leave hundreds of millions of...
Sep 13, 2017
AL Central News: Twins call up Gabriel Moya

AL Central News: Twins call up Gabriel Moya

Check out what’s going on in the American League Central. The Twins have called up young reliever Gabriel Moya. The 22-year old lefty was acquired by Minnesota before this year’s trade deadline in exchange for John Ryan Murphy. While in Double-A, the native Venezuelan posted an impressive 0.77 ERA with a matching 0.77 WHIP and recording 87 strikeouts over 58.1 innings. In a corresponding move, the team has designated Engelb Vielma for assignment. The 23-year old shortstop is expected to clear waivers but will likely hang around with the Twins for a little longer. Here’s what else is...
Sep 12, 2017
Royals claim Mike Morin from Angels

Royals claim Mike Morin from Angels

The reliever joins Kansas City after being designated by the Halos. The Royals have claimed reliever Mike Morin off waivers from the Angels, according to a club announcement. Morin was recently designated for assignment by the Halos. Morin, who went to high school in Overland Park, Kansas, has logged only 14.1 innings in the majors this season, struggling to a 6.91 ERA and 1.605 WHIP. He has regressed since a breakout rookie season in 2014 in which he pitched to a 2.90 ERA and 3.08 FIP in 59 innings out of the Angels’ bullpen. In total, the former 13th-round pick out of the University of...
Sep 12, 2017
Rangers call up Willie Calhoun

Rangers call up Willie Calhoun

Roughly six weeks after being acquired for Yu Darvish, Willie Calhoun is ready to make his major-league debut. The Rangers are promoting highly-touted prospect Willie Calhoun to the major leagues. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News confirmed the news on Monday night. Calhoun, 22, hasn’t played for a week, as his minor-league team, the Triple-A Round Rock Express, wrapped up its season on September 4. But with Adrian Beltre and Carlos Gomez suffering serious injuries, Rougned Odor sustaining an ankle injury that may require him to take a day off or two later this month, and Mike Napoli...
Sep 12, 2017
NL West News: Rockies activate Tyler Anderson

NL West News: Rockies activate Tyler Anderson

Check out everything going down in the National League West. The Rockies have activated pitcher Tyler Anderson from the disabled list. The 27-year old was placed on the 60-day disabled list for left-knee inflammation. His last major league start was on June 25th. The south-paw made some significant strides while in Triple-A, including an increase in his velocity, prompting his return. In a corresponding move to make a place for Anderson, the Rockies have recalled right-handed reliever Jairo Diaz and placed him on the 60-day disabled list for right elbow inflammation. Here’s what news...