3:05 PM EDT, Mon April 24, 2017
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Angels Acquire David Hernandez

The Angels announced on Monday that they’ve acquired right-hander David Hernandez from the Braves in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Hernandez isn’t on the 40-man roster, but the veteran righty could conceivably join the Halos’ Major League club in the near future to add some depth to a relief corps…
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NL West Notes: D-Backs, Rockies, Giants

The injury to Madison Bumgarner and the slow start from the Dodgers has created an unexpected window for the Rockies and Diamondbacks in the National League West, argues Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. While both Colorado and Arizona come with some question marks — the Rockies will soon be trotting out a three-rookie rotation, while…
4 hours ago

Minor MLB Transactions: 4/24/17

Here are the day’s minor moves from around the league… The Twins will select the contract of right-hander Nick Tepesch from Triple-A Rochester prior to tonight’s game, two sources tell Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press (Twitter links). Minnesota recently optioned fifth starter Adalberto Mejia to Triple-A and placed long reliever Justin Haley…
5 hours ago

Latest On The Nationals’ Bullpen Needs

The Nationals’ bullpen is off to a dismal start tot the season, with a collective 4.86 ERA through the season’s first three weeks. Young Blake Treinen has already been removed from the closer’s role, albeit with a relatively quick hook (he’s thrown just seven innings this year). Koda Glover and Shawn Kelley are presently sharing…
16 hours ago

Injury Notes: Cespedes, Price, Rangers, Britton, Pederson

Yoenis Cespedes was out of the Mets’ lineup for the third straight game Sunday, leaving manager Terry Collins to acknowledge that the left fielder could head to the disabled list if his left hamstring issue doesn’t heal by Tuesday (via ESPN.com). “I think we’d need to take a look at that,” Collins said of a…
18 hours ago

NL Notes: D-backs, Mets, Phillies, Nats

The Diamondbacks could be in for bad news regarding right-hander Shelby Miller, who, as Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com tweets, exited his start Sunday with forearm tightness. Arizona is scheduling an MRI for Miller, who lasted four-plus innings and allowed three earned runs in a loss to the Dodgers. Manager Torey Lovullo is trying to…
19 hours ago

Nationals Outright Grant Green

The Nationals announced that they have sent infielder Grant Green outright to Triple-A Syracuse. Washington designated the out-of-options Green for assignment on Friday, and he subsequently cleared waivers. Green’s stay with the Nats this month lasted just over a week, aligning with the DL placements of shortstops Trea Turner and Stephen Drew. Once Turner came…
19 hours ago

Brewers Outright Kirk Nieuwenhuis

The Brewers have outrighted outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Colorado Springs, per a team announcement. Nieuwenhuis, whom the Brewers designated for assignment Friday, cleared waivers, though he could have elected free agency. He’ll instead stay with the organization and earn a $257K salary in the minors. Niewenhuis was a useful reserve for the Brewers last…
21 hours ago

West Notes: Giants, Rockies, Angels, A’s

Although the Giants have a good relationship with left-hander Madison Bumgarner, their front office isn’t going to forget his dirt bike accident if the two sides negotiate a new contract in the future, writes John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. Bumgarner is controllable via eminently affordable team options for both the 2018 and ’19…
22 hours ago

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Pirates, Jays, J. Hamilton, Astros, Tribe

This week in baseball blogs: Jays From the Couch interviews Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro and Pirates general manager Neal Huntington. The Point of Pittsburgh doesn’t expect Pirates outfielder Starling Marte’s 80-game suspension to affect the futures of Andrew McCutchen or Austin Meadows. Off The Bench Baseball ponders Marte’s future (or lack thereof) in Pittsburgh.…
23 hours ago

Pirates Looking For Outfielders

The Pirates are looking for outfield help, GM Neal Huntington told reporters (including Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).  While Huntington likes the Bucs’ current outfield options, the team is still on the lookout for external players to help the fill the void left by the suspended Starling Marte.  “If we felt there was something…
Apr 23, 2017

NL West Notes: Span, Maeda, Spangenberg

Here’s the latest from around the NL West… Denard Span told CSNBayArea.com’s Alex Pavlovic and other reporters that he hopes to miss only a few days after hurting his shoulder crashing into the outfield wall last night.  Span said he suffered a similar injury in 2012 that kept him on the DL for several weeks,…
Apr 23, 2017

Quick Hits: Pedroia, JDM, Greene, Draft, Analytics

Dustin Pedroia will undergo an MRI on his left ankle and knee on Monday, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters (including MassLive.com’s Jen McCaffrey and The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham).  After suffering the injury on a hard slide from Manny Machado on Friday, Pedroia sat out Saturday’s game and is also not in Sunday’s…
Apr 23, 2017

Angels Designate Kirby Yates For Assignment

The Angels have designated right-hander Kirby Yates for assignment, the club announced.  Righty Brooks Pounders has been called up from Triple-A in a related roster move.
Apr 23, 2017

Mariners Designate Leonys Martin For Assignment

The Mariners have designated outfielder Leonys Martin for assignment, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times (Twitter links).  First baseman Dan Vogelbach and right-hander Chris Heston have been called up from Triple-A Tacoma in corresponding moves, while righty Chase De Jong has been sent down to Triple-A.