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Pro Baseball News: August 2nd, 2018
Arizona Diamondbacks: Diamondbacks demote outfielder Chris Owings to AAA
The Diamondbacks confirmed that they have demoted Chris Owings following the team’s loss to the Giants tonight. In return, the Diamondbacks activated pitcher Andrew Chafin the paternity leave list. Chris Owings struggled mightily at the plate this year as he hit .198 with 3 home runs and 19 RBI’s. Owings should be backup at some point before the conclusion of the season. (Source: Diamondbacks)
Pro Baseball News: July 15th, 2018
Chicago White Sox: Bruce Rondon elects free agency
Bruce Rondon was designated for assignment earlier this week but decided against his minor league assignment. Rondon will settle for a minor league deal with his new team.
Pro Baseball News: May 25th, 2018
Boston Red Sox: Red Sox designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment
In his final season of a 4-year, $88 million dollar contract, the Red Sox decided to cut ties with the third baseman this morning. This season, Hanley Ramirez started the season off with a solid start but recently he is in a 0-20 slump and with the returning Dustin Pedroia the team felt like it was time.
Hanley Ramirez, 34, leaves Boston with a $22 million vesting option in 2019 should he have 497 plate appearances but that has been waived due to the designation. Now a free agent, Ramirez should easily latch on to another team who is looking to add depth in the infield. We would predict teams like Washington and Toronto to have possible interest. (Source: Boston Globe)
Pro Baseball News: May 21st, 2018
Houston Astros: Houston Astros release 1B Jonathan Singleton
- Once a promising prospect rising through the Phillies/Astros system, Singleton had a solid showing in 2016 but nothing to show for since then. Singleton, 26, has been dealing with drug abuse as he recently tested positive for a third time suspending him for 100 games this season. With 2018 a lost season for Singleton, he will likely get another shot with another team once his suspension is up and this situation is under control. He will still have a lot of questions surrounding him once he resumes his career. (Source: MLB Daily Dish)
Pro Baseball News: May 13th, 2018
San Diego Padres: According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres are planning on promoting prospect Franmil Reyes from AAA-Tuscon. In 36 games this season for Tuscon, Reyes is batting .346 with 14 home runs and 38 RBI’s.
The Padres are in need of another power bat with Hunter Renfroe and Wil Myers out. Adding Reyes in the lineup alongside Hosmer and once Myers and Renfroe return from their DL stint the Padres could have a very solid all-around batting order. The impending promotion of Reyes from AAA will have the Padres demote or designate a player for assignment, we should know this within in the next 24 hours. Check back for more. (Source: Dennis Lin – SDUT)
Baltimore Orioles: Orioles acquired 3B Renato Nunez off waivers from Texas Rangers
After 13 games with the Rangers this season, the Rangers waived Renato Nunez. Nunez had a slash line of .167/.244/.522 this season with the Rangers. The Baltimore Orioles just placed Tim Beckham Jr. on the 60-day disabled list which opened up the door for Nunez to take his roster spot. Danny Valencia is inked in as the starter at third as Nunez will likely be used as a reserve infielder/outfielder due to experience in the in and outfield.
Seattle Mariners: Robinson Cano sustains fractured after hit by pitch
This afternoon, Robinson Cano took a hit to his hand causing him to sustain a fracture on one his knuckles. The official report says that X-ray’s came back as a fractured fifth in his pinky finger. Robinson Cano will land on the disabled list which will likely lead to the Mariners transitioning Dee Gordon from the outfield back to the infield at second with a call-up to be announced tonight or early tomorrow morning. (Source: Ryan Divish)
Pro Baseball News: May 5th, 2018
Cleveland Indians: Indians acquire RP Oliver Drake from Brewers in exchange for cash
- Late this past week, Oliver Drake was one of the players demoted in order to get Wade Miley and outfielder Brett Phillips promoted for the series vs. Cincinnati. This season, Drake has struggled during his short tenure with the Brewers as he is posting a 6.37ERA in 12 games this season. Drake will function as an early inning relief pitcher for the Indians. (Source: Milwaukee Brewers)
Pro Baseball News: May 2nd, 2018
Milwaukee Brewers: Brewers promote pitcher Wade Miley for series vs. Cincinnati
Wade Miley did not make the Milwaukee Brewers rotation out of camp but has since waited for his chance while at Double-A Biloxi. This past Wednesday, Wade Miley tossed 6 solid innings (2 hits, 11 strikeouts) against the Birmingham Barons. Wade Miley will join outfielder Brett Phillips in Cincinnati as they take the roster spots of pitcher Oliver Drake and Brandon Woodruff.
Pro Baseball News: May 1st, 2018
Miami Marlins: Minnesota Twins returned Rule 5 draft pick Tyler Kinley back to Miami
Tyler Kinley was selected by the Twins with the 13th overall pick in the 2017 MLB Rule 5 Draft. In his short stint with the Twins, Kinley appeared in four games in all of which he lasted only one inning.
Tyler Kinley finishes his run with the Twins with a 0-0 record, 24.30 ERA and four strikeouts in 3.1 innings. Kinley’s new assignment has yet to be determined but he will need more time to develop in the minor leagues.
Pro Baseball News: April 26th, 2018
Minnesota Twins: Twins acquire David Hale from New York Yankees
- David Hale spent one game with the New York Yankees and had a nice outing as he pitched 2 scoreless innings vs. his new team, Minnesota. David Hale continue to function as an early inning relief pitcher for the Twins.
Pro Baseball News: April 16th, 2018
Oakland Athletics: Athletics demote Kendall Graveman to Triple-A
After starting the season as the A’s ace and Opening Day starter, the team has demoted Kendall Graveman. All season long, Graveman (0-5, 8.89 ERA) has struggled badly and has given up 28 earned runs in 28 innings this season. Kendall Graveman will head to Triple-A to touch upon his pitching mechanics. No announcement has been made on the roster replacement for Graveman.