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  2. Heavy workload for Perez

    Doug Mittler

    Could Royals catcher Salvador Perez use a day off? Manager Ned Yost has penciled in Perez for each of Kansas City's first 17 games. The skipper "dislikes answering questions about Perez's playing time. But he inserted backup catcher Brett Hayes f...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  3. Twins to bench Florimon?

    Doug Mittler

    The Minnesota Twins love the defense that Pedro Florimon provides at shortstop, but they may finally have run out of patience with his bat. "All indications are that Florimon, batting .150, has exhausted all chances of remaining the starter," r...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  4. Hanrahan holding out?

    Doug Mittler

    Eleven months removed from Tommy John surgery, Joel Hanrahan held a workout for about 18 teams last week that reportedly went very well. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, close to 20 teams showed at the University of Tampa on Thursday to see ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  5. Making room for Abreu

    Doug Mittler

    Bobby Abreu's long journey back to the major leagues is complete after the 40-year-old was called up by the New York Mets on Sunday night. Abreu, who last played in the majors in 2012 with the Dodgers, was hitting .395 with four doubles, a home ru...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  6. Finding a fit for Gavin Floyd

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves' rotation appeared to be in shambles a few short weeks ago when the club learned Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy would be lost for the season. Enter journeyman Aaron Harang, who pitched seven no-hit innings against the Mets on Fr...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  7. Johan Santana ahead of schedule?

    Doug Mittler

    When the Baltimore Orioles signed Johan Santana to a minor league deal in early March, it was hoped that he would be able to help the big league club sometime in June. Could the two-time Cy Young Award winner be ahead of schedule? Peter Gammons t...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  8. Finding a spot for Schoop

    Doug Mittler

    A pleasant surprise for the Baltimore Orioles has been rookie infielder Jonathan Schoop, whose four-hit game against the Red Sox on Friday night raised his season average to .304. Eduardo A Encina of the Baltimore Sun says he is starting to get qu...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  9. Ike's role in Pittsburgh

    Doug Mittler

    The Pittsburgh Pirates needed an upgrade at first base and Ike Davis needed a change of scenery. The two sides finally came together Friday night when the Bucs acquired Davis from the New York Mets for or pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be name...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  10. The Marshall Plan in Cincinnati

    Doug Mittler

    Another piece of the Cincinnati Reds' injury-plagued bullpen could be back in a day or two. Sean Marshall, shut down in spring training after experiencing tightness in his shoulder, has rejoined the Reds on their current road trip. While it is un...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  11. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  12. Second base issues in Toronto

    Doug Mittler

    Thanks to a misplaced step by Maicer Izturis, Ryan Goins will get a chance to prove he can be the Blue Jays' regular second baseman. Izturis will require surgery to repair a complete tear of his lateral collateral ligament (LCL) suffered Sunday wh...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  13. Did Dozier's price just go up?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Diego Padres became the latest team to lock up a player with a high ceiling but relatively low service time, agreeing Monday to a five-year, $35 million extension with second baseman Jedd Gyorko. Still two seasons away from arbitration, G...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  14. How Braves make room for Minor

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves continue to receive encouraging news on Mike Minor, who threw five scoreless innings in his third minor league rehab start Sunday and is scheduled to rejoin the rotation sometime next week. Minor, who began the year on the disab...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  15. Archie Bradley's timetable

    Doug Mittler

    Clubs have plenty of financial incentives to keep top prospects in the minor leagues as long as possible. That doesn't mean agents have to like it. Jay Franklin, the representative for Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley, told Ken Rosent...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  16. Chisenhall on the bubble in Cleveland?

    Doug Mittler

    The Cleveland Indians need to clear a roster spot to make room for outfielder Michael Bourn, who is expected to come off the disabled list in time for Tuesday's contest in Detroit. Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer says the "easy move" would be to o...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  17. How Mets might deal with OF shortage

    Doug Mittler

    Prior to Monday's game in Arizona, New York Mets manager Terry Collins discussed the juggling game he would perform when outfielder Chris Young comes off the disabled list later this week. But surplus quickly became shortage when Juan Lagares and Cur...

    Blog | April 15, 2014