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Kyle Lohse left Wednesday's start against the Cubs with an apparent injury.

Lohse received a visit from the trainer in the bottom of the third inning but finished the inning. He was replaced by Marco Estrada to start the bottom of the fourth. Lohse allowed four runs on seven hits over his three innings before exiting. The Brewers should update his status soon.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 09:15:00 PM

Marlins signed OF Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year contract.

The deal is expected to be for around $2 million. Suzuki batted .284/.324/.340 with one homer and 15 steals last season for the Yankees and is 156 hits away from 3,000 for his major league career. Ichiro is 41 and has faded in recent years, but on a modest one-year deal as a fourth outfielder he's worth a shot.
Jan 27 - 10:12 PM

Orioles acquired OF Travis Snider from the Pirates in exchange for LHP Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later.

The Orioles have been searching for a left-handed bat all offseason and have finally landed one. A former top prospect, Snider has largely been a disappointment to this point, but he'll turn just 27 next week and had a big second half last season, batting .288/.356/.524 with nine homers. He could be a good fit at Camden Yards, a park that caters well to left-handed power.
Jan 27 - 8:46 PM

MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports that the Angels plan to discuss a contract extension with Huston Street during spring training.

They've already broached the subject with Street himself, but it sounds like they'll really get into it once camp opens. Street is currently slated for free agency next winter after making $7 million in 2015, but the Angels would like to tack on at least one more year. The 31-year-old recorded a career-high 41 saves in 2014 and boasts a 1.98 ERA over the last three seasons.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Jan 27 - 8:06 PM

Red Sox acquired LHP Robbie Ross from the Rangers in exchange for RHP Anthony Ranaudo.

Ross put up a 2.62 ERA as a reliever for the Rangers from 2012-13 before struggling when tried in the rotation last season. The Red Sox have enough starting depth and need left-handed relief help, so Ross is bound for the bullpen. Ranaudo is a former sandwich round pick who has been terrific in the minors the last two years but struggled with the big club. He could be given a chance to compete for a rotation spot but might be ticketed for Triple-A.
Jan 27 - 6:36 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada is close to being granted free agency after it's been determined he no longer needs a specific unblocking license.

One source told Passan that Moncada could gain free agency in as little as two weeks. Passan also adds that the Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers are considered the favorites to sign the Cuban, with the Cubs also a possibility (though they'd have to wait until July 2 to sign him). According to the report, Moncada’s signing bonus "should exceed $30 million and could go much higher." The club that signs him will also have to pay a lot in penalties for going over the international spending limit.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Jan 27 - 6:20 PM

According to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki, the Brewers and Blue Jays are both still interested in Jonathan Papelbon.

The Brewers and Phillies have been talking for weeks, but recent reports have suggested that the momentum toward an actual swap has died. The Jays' interest seems a little fresher. Papelbon is owed $13 million in 2015 and carries a $13 million vesting option for 2016 should he finish 48 games. The veteran reliever has a no-trade clause and may ask Milwaukee or Toronto to make that option guaranteed if a deal gets close. For what it's worth, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal is still hearing that the Blue Jays' interest in Papelbon is "extremely limited."
Source: MLBlogs
Jan 27 - 5:59 PM

Royals and OF Jarrod Dyson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.225 million contract.

Dyson, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, requested $1.6 million and was offered $900,000 from the Royals when figures were exchanged earlier this month. The two sides ultimately settled for a little under the midpoint, but Dyson can make up the difference ($25,000) if he reaches 350 plate appearances in 2015. The 30-year-old batted .269/.324/.327 with 36 stolen bases last season and figures to have a semi-regular role in Kansas City's outfield again in 2015.
Jan 27 - 1:47 PM

Mariners re-signed OF Franklin Gutierrez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Gutierrez missed the entire 2014 campaign after being diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and hasn't played 100 games in a season since 2010 due to a variety of injuries. He's healthy now, though, and the M's are willing to give him a shot in big league camp this spring. Gutierrez used to be an elite defender and wasn't a slouch with the bat, but he's nearly 32 now and obviously can't be counted on to stay healthy.
Jan 26 - 7:29 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Astros are "among the team" looking at Kevin Correia.

The Astros weren't able to land Ryan Vogelsong, so they're moving on to other back-end starter types. In addition to Correia, they've also been connected to Kyle Kendrick. Correia held a 5.44 ERA in 26 starts and three relief appearances last season between the Dodgers and Twins, so he shouldn't cost much.
Jan 26 - 7:24 PM

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels "remain hopeful" Garrett Richards (knee) will be ready for Opening Day.

This is a more optimistic tone than manager Mike Scioscia offered last month, as the skipper said at the time he expected Richards to miss the first 4-6 weeks of the season. It remains possible that Richards won't quite be ready by April 6, but his return is anticipated sometime in April. General manager Jerry Dipoto said Monday that Richards, who is working his way back from left patellar tendon surgery, is "steadily increasing his running" on a treadmill and "continues to work through his throwing program with no issues to report."
Jan 26 - 6:38 PM

Orioles and RHP Bud Norris avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $8.8 million contract.

Norris asked for $10.25 million and was offered $7.5 million from the O's when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month. He settled slightly below the midpoint of those filings. The one-year deal, which covers Norris' final season of arbitration, also carries a $25,000 bonus for reaching 180 innings, a $50,000 bonus for reaching 200 innings, and $50,000 for a Gold Glove Award or All-Star nod.
Jan 26 - 3:58 PM




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