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Gordon Beckham will be placed on the disabled list with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand.

The White Sox will make an official roster move Friday. Beckham left Tuesday's game due to what was described as left wrist irritation, but tests have revealed the fracture. He'll undergo surgery to remove the bone and will likely be sidelined for 6-8 weeks. Jeff Keppinger figures to fill in at second base for now while Conor Gillaspie is likely to take over at third.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Cardinals and Yadier Molina are "making progress" in extension talks and "may be getting closer to a deal."

There's been no word on the potential terms of the contract, although Heyman says Molina has reportedly been looking for a four-year extension, while St. Louis had been offering two years. He's currently set to make $14 million in 2017 before hitting free agency once a mutual option is declined. Molina turns 35 in July and the Cards have top catching prospect Carson Kelly almost ready, so it's possible he won't be an everyday player by the end of the deal. However, he remains one of the best defensive catchers in baseball and is coming off a season when he batted .307/.360/.427.
Mar 27 - 6:28 PM

Jarrod Dyson (hamstring) is hoping to return to Cactus League action on Wednesday.

Dyson has dealt with a right hamstring issue for over a week, although the Mariners have insisted that it's merely fatigue and not any kind of strain. The speedster said he had six hits -- including a home run -- in 10 at-bats in a minor league game Monday. There's been no indication that Dyson is in danger of missing Opening Day.
Mar 27 - 6:21 PM

Orioles released OF Michael Bourn.

Bourn fractured his right ring finger before Grapefruit League contests got underway and won't be game-ready until sometime in April, at least. He requested his release and is now free to sign elsewhere on what's sure to be a minor league contract. Bourn is nothing more than a bit player at this point in his career.
Mar 27 - 6:08 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated Monday that Devon Travis (knee) is likely to be ready to play on Opening Day.

"It’s starting to look that way, but nothing definite yet," Gibbons said. Travis didn't make his Grapefruit League debut until last Friday, as he was slow to recover from last November's knee surgery. He figures to receive some extra days off early on in the season, but it sounds like the second baseman will be out their on April 3 in Baltimore.
Mar 27 - 4:25 PM

Royals optioned OF/DH Peter O'Brien to Triple-A Omaha.

O'Brien has been one of the best players in the Cactus League this spring, boasting a 1.127 OPS with seven home runs in 51 at-bats, but he was always a longshot to crack the Opening Day roster. If something goes wrong with Brandon Moss, or the veteran slugger isn't hitting left-handed pitching, look for O'Brien to get the call as DH help.
Mar 27 - 1:48 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Monday that Scott Kazmir (hip) will open the season on the disabled list.

Kazmir again struggled with velocity and effectiveness in his return to Cactus League play Sunday versus the Rangers, yielding three earned runs on five walks and three hits over just three innings. "It's something with the hip," Roberts told the media on Monday morning. There is no timetable for Kazmir's 2017 debut.
Mar 27 - 1:09 PM

Tyler Thornburg was scratched from a scheduled Grapefruit League appearance Monday due to an upper right trapezius spasm.

That's not good news for a guy who hasn't pitched in a Grapefruit League game since March 1. He's been working through a dead arm phase, and this trapezius spasm -- even if it turns out to be minor -- will steer him toward the disabled list ahead of Opening Day. Thornburg was acquired from the Brewers in December after registering a brilliant 2.15 ERA with 90 strikeouts in 67 innings last season.
Mar 27 - 1:04 PM

Jeurys Familia is expected to meet with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on Monday regarding his offseason domestic violence incident.

Familia left Mets camp on Sunday night and flew to New York for the meeting. Manfred is almost certain to levy some sort of suspension on the 27-year-old closer, who was accused (but ultimately not charged) of assaulting his wife on October 31 in New Jersey. Addison Reed is in position to open the 2017 regular season as the Mets' primary ninth-inning man.
Mar 27 - 11:47 AM

Adrian Beltre is out of the Rangers' Cactus League lineup on Monday due to a tight right calf muscle.

Beltre suffered a Grade 1 strain of his left calf early on in Rangers camp. This right calf injury is not considered as serious, but we are just one week from Opening Day. Look for another status update Tuesday.
Mar 27 - 11:36 AM

Jorge Soler has been diagnosed with a strained oblique and will likely open the 2017 season on the disabled list.

His disabled list stint can be backdated to sometime in March so that he might only have to sit out one week of regular-season games. Soler, acquired this winter from the Cubs for closer Wade Davis, was batting just .143/.254/.286 through 59 plate appearances in this year's Cactus League. Terrance Gore now projects to make the Royals' roster out of camp.
Mar 27 - 11:31 AM

Raul Mondesi has been named the Royals' starting second baseman.

Royals manager Ned Yost made that announcement Monday morning in camp. Mondesi batted just .185/.231/.281 over his first 149 plate appearances in 2016, though he did also steal nine bases. The 21-year-old carries some AL-only fantasy appeal in his new starting job. Whit Merrifield and Christian Colon will continue to battle for bench spots.
Mar 27 - 11:26 AM




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