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Padres signed RHP Jered Weaver to a one-year, $3 million contract.

The deal was first reported on Saturday and is now official. Weaver's velocity and results have tumbled in the wrong direction the last few years, as he posted a 5.06 ERA in 2016 while his fastball routinely sat in the low- to mid-80s. However, the Padres' projected rotation right now is laughably bad to the point that the veteran right-hander might be the favorite to start for them on Opening Day. Weaver's days as a fantasy contributor are surely over.
Feb 19 - 12:08 PM

Diamondbacks signed LHP Jorge De La Rosa to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says that De La Rosa will make $2.25 million if in the majors and will compete for a spot in the D'Backs Opening Day bullpen. Just 12 of the left-hander's 235 appearances since 2007 have come as a reliever, but it's probably De La Rosa's best role at this point. The southpaw put up a 5.51 ERA across 134 innings for the Rockies last season and will turn 36 in April.
Feb 19 - 12:05 PM

Francisco Cervelli was removed from Sunday's workout due to discomfort in his right foot.

Cervelli dealt with some soreness in his right foot last season, as well. The Pirates are calling their starting catcher day-to-day for the time being, but this is something that bears watching.
Feb 19 - 12:00 PM

Blake Swihart didn't have any issues with his throwing on Sunday.

Swihart appeared to develop a case of the yips on Friday, as he was consistently throwing the ball over the pitcher's head during a bullpen session. However, he had no such issues Sunday, so it looks like it was a short-term thing. Swihart is likely to begin 2017 at Triple-A Pawtucket.
Feb 19 - 11:57 AM

Josh Donaldson (calf) was walking around on crutches Sunday and is expected to be sidelined for 2-3 weeks.

Donaldson suffered a strained right calf while running on Friday. He should be fine for Opening Day as long as he can avoid a setback, but the Blue Jays will obviously take a cautious approach with their star third baseman. Donaldson has played at least 155 games each of the last four seasons.
Feb 19 - 11:54 AM

David Wright (neck) played catch indoors on Sunday.

He didn't play catch outside with the rest of his Mets teammates, but it was the first time Wright has done any throwing since last June's cervical discectomy and fusion surgery. The club will continue to bring the veteran third baseman along slowly this spring, as Wright's participation in Grapefruit League games figures to be fairly limited. He's obviously a major health question mark going into 2017.
Feb 19 - 11:23 AM

Adeiny Hechavarria has returned to Marlins camp but will have to appear in court again Tuesday.

Hechavarria is testifying at the trial of Bartolo Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada, who are facing conspiracy and alien smuggling charges. He expects his involvement with the trial to be over after Tuesday. "What’s going on with the court is not something I’m really worried about. I was requested to be there by the FBI, so obviously I was there. I said everything I knew," said Hechavarria.
Feb 19 - 11:12 AM

Dustin Ackley (shoulder) isn't ready to play second base or the outfield yet.

Ackley had surgery last June to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, and his ability to throw is still limited. He's able to play first base now and thinks he can play second base in the next week or so, but playing the outfield might take a while longer. Ackley is competing for a utility job with the Angels after signing a minor league deal earlier this month.
Feb 19 - 11:07 AM
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