Daily Dose: Adding Addison

Daily Dose: Adding Addison
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Cardinals designated OF Gary Brown for assignment.

The move clears a spot for right-hander Mitch Harris on the 40-man roster. Brown, 26, was just claimed off waivers from the Giants earlier this month and he could soon be on the move again.
Apr 21 - 11:54 AM

Alex Colome (illness) will continue his minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Durham.

Colome, who is working his way back from pneumonia, allowed two runs in six innings across two rehab starts with High-A Charlotte. He's slated to throw four or five innings Tuesday and the next step could be for him to join the Rays' rotation.
Apr 21 - 10:28 AM

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels are mapping out a comeback plan for Josh Hamilton (shoulder) which could have him back with the team in early June.

Hamilton, who is working his way back from shoulder surgery, is expected to report to the team's complex in Arizona "sooner rather than later" for two to three weeks of work in extended spring training. He would then go out on an official minor league rehab assignment. This doesn't necessarily mean that he will play for the Angels again, as his future with the team is still very much in question following his recent drug relapse. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that the two sides are discussing various scenarios to resolve the dispute, including a trade.
Apr 21 - 9:15 AM

Diamondbacks signed OF Trayvon Robinson to a minor league contract.

Robinson signed a minor league deal with the Padres over the winter, but was given his release earlier this month and quickly latched on with the independent Long Island Ducks. However, he ultimately found a better opportunity. The 27-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012 and spent all of 2014 with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate.
Apr 21 - 9:10 AM

Mets purchased the contract of C Kevin Plawecki from Triple-A Las Vegas.

With Travis d'Arnaud (finger) injured, Plawecki is being called up to serve as the Mets' primary catcher. Known for his excellent contact ability, the 24-year-old has a .292/.368/.435 batting line in the minors to go along with a 129/98 K/BB ratio. He's worth a try in two-catcher mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 21 - 8:48 AM

Mets recalled RHP Hansel Robles from Triple-A Las Vegas.

He'll take the place of Jerry Blevins (arm) on the active roster. The 24-year-old has mostly pitched as a starter in the minors, posting a 3.11 ERA with 8.1 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9, but he'll pitch in middle relief during his first stint in the majors.
Apr 21 - 8:43 AM

Mets placed LHP Jerry Blevins on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 20, with a distal radius fracture of his left arm.

Blevins will wear a splint on his arm for the next six weeks before being re-evaluated. He'll still need time to rebuild arm strength, so it sounds like he'll miss at least the next two months. The southpaw suffered the injury when he was hit by a comebacker on Sunday. It's a tough blow, as he has retired all 15 batters he has faced so far this season.
Apr 21 - 8:40 AM

Mets placed C Travis d'Arnaud on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 20, with a fracture of his right little finger.

D'Arnaud suffered the injury when he was hit in the hand by a pitch on Sunday. The plan calls for him to wear a splint for the next three weeks, after which he could be cleared for baseball activities if he's pain-free. He has a chance to rejoin the Mets by the end of May if there are no setbacks, which is good news under the circumstances. Prospect Kevin Plawecki has been called up and will get most of the playing time behind the plate.
Apr 21 - 8:34 AM
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