Storylines: Pirates have the ammo to add starter
In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI.
Here are the stories from Monday, June 5.
- Carlos Santana is expected to be activated from the disabled list and rejoin the team in Texas on Friday.
News and Notes:
- The Pirates have a glaring need for a starter, Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review wrote. Kovacevic said that the team should be able to afford a player like Jeff Samardzija or even David Price, both in terms of prospects and payroll.
- The Mariners could be a potential landing spot for Billy Butler if the Royals end up moving him, according to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune.
- The Rangers received even more bad news on the injury front yesterday, as MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan wrote that Alexi Ogando will be shut down for three weeks and could miss up to two months with inflammation and some minor ligament damage in his right elbow. An MRI showed "wear and tear" on the ligament, but not enough to require surgery, he added. Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reported that the Rangers are officially terming the injury "acute inflammation."
- Pirates reliever Vin Mazzaro has cleared outright waivers, and the Pirates have sent him to Triple-A Indianapolis, MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo reported.
- In a seemingly rare bit of good news after a pitcher travels to see Dr. James Andrews, Marlins reliever Carter Capps will forego surgery in favor of rest and rehabilitation, according to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Miami Sun-Sentinel. An extended delay is still in the cards, as Capps will be shut down for at least a month. He was originally placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 26, but has since been transferred to the 60-day DL.
- The struggling Rockies received bad news on Wednesday night with starter Jordan Lyles going down with a broken left hand, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reported. Though the injury was to Lyles's non-pitching hand, he will hit the DL, though the precise prognosis remains unknown.
- The Yankees announced via press release that Scott Sizemore has been designated off the active roster and optioned to Triple-A. It would appear, then, that he will remain under team control, though it is not yet clear whether he has cleared optional assignment waivers. Because Sizemore does not have five years of MLB service, he would not have the right to refuse an optional assignment.
- Diamondbacks middle infielder Cliff Pennington has undergone surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb, the club announced. He is not expected to begin baseball activities for eight to ten weeks.
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