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The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Rays trade Yates, release Arencibia, outright Gomes and Nava

The Rays traded RHP Kirby Yates to the Indians on Wednesday as they addressed the roster status of four players designated for assignment last week to create space on the 40-man roster.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays release J.P. Arencibia, deal Kirby Yates

ST. PETERSBURG Catcher J.P. Arencibia thought he showed enough during his late-season stint to stay with the Rays. But after being formally released on Wednesday, he found satisfaction in proving he could play somewhere in the majors.

Tampa Tribune

Rays trade Yates to Indians; Nava, Arencibia cut loose

The Tampa Bay Rays cleared space on their 40-man roster today by trading right-hander Kirby Yates to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday for cash considerations. The team also outrighted outfielder Daniel Nava and right-hander Brandon Gomes to the minors, and released catcher J.P. Arencibia. Nava

Akron Beacon Journal

Indians acquire RP Kirby Yates from Tampa Bay for cash considerations

The Indians added an option for their 2016 bullpen on Wednesday, acquiring right-handed relief pitcher Kirby Yates from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for cash considerations. Yates, 28, has a 5.27 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 57 relief appearances the last two seasons with the Rays. Yates at times has struggled with control but has a track record for keeping his strikeout numbers high, as he’s averaged 11.9 K/9 in the minors and 10.1 in the majors. Yates has split much of the last two seasons between Tampa Bay and Triple-A Durham, bouncing back and forth. Yates will join the mix as a...

Plain Dealer

Cleveland Indians acquire right-hander Kirby Yates from Tampa Bay for cash

New Indians reliever Kirby Yates made 57 relief appearances for the Rays in 2014 and 2015. Outfielder Michael Choice was designated for assignment to make room for Yates.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers' Braun progressing well after back surgery

Brewers rightfielder Ryan Braun, who participated in the team’s food drive at the Helfaer Field drive-through Wednesday, says he remains optimistic that his back won’t be an issue for the rest of his career.

Padres Public

Padres Moves, Belatedly Discussed

[fancy intro here] Padres acquire: RHP Enyel De Los Santos and INF Nelson Ward from Mariners Padres trade: RHP Joaquin Benoit to Mariners Benoits been both consistent and effective since returning from shoulder surgery in 2010, but he turned 38 in July, hes a reliever, and his peripherals dipped in 2015. Hes also owed $7.5 million in 2016, all of which combined to make him an ideal trade candidate for a Padres team treading the water between rebuilding and retooling. Despite Benoits track-record as a shutdown setup man, he didnt bring a ton back from Seattle—hes a 38-year-old relief...

School of Roch | MASN Sports

Eye surgery enables Gausman to focus on pitching - School of Roch

Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman can see clearly now and he's doing it without prescription glasses. He's regained his focus and his fashion sense. Gausman underwent LASIK surgery at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute three days after the season ended. He's so happy with the results that he recommended it...

Orange County Register

Former Angels star Rod Carew reveals he had heart attack in September and nearly died

Hall of Fame hitter and former Angel Rod Carew has been recovering in Southern California since Sept. 20 after suffering a heart attack and undergoing emergency open-heart surgery. Carew, 70, of Coto de Caza, had been about to play golf at Cresta...

Tampa Bay Times

Roster moves give Rays pitching depth to deal

The Rays spent a lot of time talking about the roster moves they made Friday, weighing the need to protect their top young arms from being taken in the Rule 5 draft with giving up some depth at the big-league level.

Newark Star-Ledger

The latest on Mets' Curtis Granderson's thumb injury

Granderson suffered a torn UCL in his left thumb during the NLCS

Plain Dealer

Will Jose Ramirez make it out of winter ball healthy? Cleveland Indians notes

The Indians and all big league teams do a balancing act when they let their players play winter ball. They like the idea of their players improving their skills, but injury is always a concern.

Tampa Tribune

Rays clear space for prospects, part ways with Arencibia, Nava, Gomes, Yates

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays cleared space on the 40-man roster Friday to protect what president of baseball operations Matt Silverman called the "next wave of Rays pitchers who will come up through our system and be a big asset for the major league club." They are left-hander

Tampa Bay Times

Rays jettison Arencibia, Gomes to make room for young pitchers

ST. PETERSBURG — Making room for their next cadre of top young arms forced the Rays into some difficult roster decisions Friday as they parted ways with catcher J.P. Arencibia and reliever Brandon Gomes, among others.

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

RHP Chase Whitley claimed from Yankees

In advance of officially putting several prospects to their 40-man roster, the Rays added a more experienced arm, claiming RHP Chase Whitley from the Yankees.Whitley, though, is still rehabbing from Tommy John elbow surgery and likely won't be ready to pitch until late in the 2016 season.Whitley, 26, was 1-2, 4.19 in …

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Rays roster moves: Arencibia out

The Rays have yet to release their roster moves, but we are starting to get some word of what they are doing:

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Rays season opener moved up to April 3

The Rays season opener against the Blue Jays was moved up a day, to Sunday, April 3, at 4:05 p.m, as part of ESPNs expanded opening-day coverage. 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Brock takes the next step

Cards Hall of Famer is out of hospital and into rehab center after having his left leg amputated below the knee.

New York Post

Jose Reyes 911 call reveals hotel’s worry over wife’s injuries

Jose Reyes’ wife sustained multiple injuries the night she was allegedly assaulted by the Rockies shortstop at a Maui hotel last month, according to a recently released 911 tape. A security officer from the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea said during the call the victim suffered injuries to her face and left leg and...


Yankees add three, lose Chase Whitley to Rays on waivers

The Yankees added three players to their 40-man roster late Friday afternoon -- RHP Johnny Barbato, RHP Rookie Davis and OF Ben Gamel.

San Jose Mercury News

A's dump A.J. Griffin to make room for Rich Hill

Oakland A's righty A.J. Griffin seemed to have an impressive future until needing Tommy John surgery, but Friday he was designated for assignment to make room for 36-year-old lefty Rich Hill

Cardinal Beat | St. Louis Post Dispatch

Cardinals' trainer resigns

GM Mozeliak said move had nothing to with club's injury problems in 2015.

The Republican

Boston Red Sox trade: Could new acquisition Craig Kimbrel's mechanics lead to an arm injury?

The Boston Red Sox traded for Caig Kimbrel, the hard-throwing closer from the San Diego Padres for four prospects, including Manuel Margot and Javier Guerra

New York Daily News

LISTEN: 911 call from Jose Reyes’ domestic violence arrest

Security officials at the Wailea Four Seasons said that Jose Reyes’ wife had suffered injuries on her face, neck and leg.