Storylines: San Diego fires GM Byrnes
Tampa Bay ace David Price headed to Los Angeles?
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: @ajnicholsIBI.
Here are the stories from Sunday, June 22nd.
- The Padres have fired general manager Josh Byrnes and hope to find a replacement by the end of this season. San Diego posted a record of 184-215 under Byrnes.
- Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the Indians may be working on a small trade to send lefty reliever Josh Outman elsewhere.
News and Notes
- According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Dodgers are considered the favorite by many to land Rays ace David Price. Topkin also believes that the Braves, Angels, and Indians all make sense for Price, and Cleveland had scouts at the lefty’s last start.
- David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the Braves will not be in the running for Price, citing the fact that the team is already over budget.
- Astros top prospect Carlos Correa is awaiting word from medical tests on his injured left ankle and there is some fear in the organization that he could miss a significant chunk of time.
- Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote that the Diamondbacks appear willing to listen to offer for any player other than Paul Goldschmidt. The Padres always are likely to have to have a fire sale and could trade players like Chase Headley, Chris Denorfia, Carlos Quentin, and Seth Smith.
- According to Cafardo, the Red Sox spent some significant time last week watching Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp.
- Catcher Wellington Castillo was active from the DL by the Cubs and the team designated fellow catcher Eli Whiteside for assignment.