Storylines: Swisher receiving second opinion on knee
Nick Swisher is getting a second opinion on his injured knee in 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, August 17th.
- Nick Swisher is currently at home in Los Angeles and will get a second opinion on his ailing knee on Tuesday morning to determine the severity of his injury.
- To make room on the active roster for Danny Salazar, the Indians optioned Tyler Holt to Triple-A Columbus. But Terry Francona mentioned to reporters that Holt will be back up with the big league club, possibly when rosters expand in September.
Others News and Notes
- Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote that with Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson likely on the hot seat, Joe McEwing, third base coach for the White Sox, and Mike Aldrete, bench coach for the Cardinals, could be candidates to replace Gibson.
- Cafardo also tweeted that the Red Sox have placed Daniel Nava, Will Middlebrooks, Mike Napoli, and Koji Uehara on revocable waivers.
- Boston recalled knuckleballer and former Indian farmhand Steven Wright from Triple-A. To make room on the roster for Wright, the Red Sox designated outfielder Corey Brown for assignment.
- George A. King of the New York Post reported that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been seen working out at the University of Miami and at UCLA. Rodriguez, 39, still has three years and $61 million left on his contract with New York.
- The Brewers and Aramis Ramirez have a $14 million mutual option for 2015and Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel believes Ramirez and his agent could leverage a weak crop of free agent third basemen and seek a second year or a vesting option in return for exercising the player's half of the mutual option.
- Haudricourt also thinks the Brewers will tender a contract to recently acquired outfielder Gerardo Parra, who will be eligible for arbitration for the last time following this season.
- White Sox manager Robin Ventura told reporters that the club could promote this year's 3rd overall pick Carlos Rodon when rosters expand in September. Rodon was recently promoted to Triple-A.
- Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti told Jim Bowden of Sirius XM Radio that his club could still look to add back-end bullpen help.
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun reported that Alex Anthopoulos will remain the Blue Jays general manager after the 2014 season.
- The Rangers released veteran first baseman Carlos Pena from his Minor League deal.