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Billy McKinney has been optioned to the Blue Jays’ taxi squad, clearing the way to for Chase Anderson to join the active roster, per Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. Anderson starts today’s game against the Red Sox, who are struggling themselves to fill out the starting rotation. The Jays rotation...
By George Miller | August 8, 2020 at 3:52pm CDT The Rangers announced today that they have released right-handed pitcher Wei-Chieh Huang, who had been playing at the team’s alternate training facility. More to come. Texas Rangers Transactions Wei-Chieh Huang6 comments Read The Full Article
By George Miller | August 8, 2020 at 4:10pm CDT The Giants have placed right-handed pitcher Jeff Samardzija on the 10-day injured list due to a shoulder impingement, according to Kerry Crowley of the Mercury News. He’s set to undergo an MRI today. Meanwhile, left-hander Andrew Suarez has been...
12:49PM: Iannetta explained his decision to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, saying that he told the Yankees in the offseason that he was going to retire if he wasn’t on the Major League roster.  That stance didn’t change after Higashioka was injured. “If I didn’t make the team out of spring,...
By George Miller | August 8, 2020 at 1:01pm CDT The Orioles announced today that they’ve promoted left-hander Keegan Akin to the Major League roster. To make room, outfielder Cedric Mullins has been optioned to the team’s alternate training site. Akin, 25, is set to make his MLB debut. More...
The Red Sox have optioned right-hander Ryan Weber to their alternate training site, as per a team announcement.  Recently-acquired righty Dylan Covey has been called up to take Weber’s spot on the MLB roster. The 2020 season has been a struggle for Weber, who has a 9.90 ERA over three...
The Yankees have announced five roster moves prior to today’s doubleheader with the Rays.  Catcher Erik Kratz joins the active roster after signing a Major League contract with the team, and Kratz will take the place of catcher Kyle Higashioka, who is headed to the 10-day injured list (retroactive...
The White Sox placed left-hander Aaron Bummer on the 10-day injured list due to a left biceps strain, the team announced.  Right-hander Brady Lail was also designated for assignment, and the two open Major League roster spots will be filled by right-handers Zack Burdi and Drew Anderson.  Burdi is...
By Mark Polishuk | August 8, 2020 at 9:14am CDT The latest on four notable players who left last night’s action due to potential injuries… Corey Seager left the field during the third inning of the Dodgers’ 7-2 victory over the Giants due to what the club described as lower...
Phillies pitching prospect Spencer Howard is set to make his Major League debut on Sunday.  According to Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Howard has been told that he will be starting one of tomorrow’s games in the Phils’ doubleheader with the Braves.  Another transaction will need to be...