MLB Player News

  • Sergio Romo RP | LAD

    Dodgers' Sergio Romo: Throws scoreless inning Saturday

    Romo (back) tossed a scoreless inning Saturday against the A's, Ken Gurnick of reports.

    After battling a sore back for over a week, Romo worked his way back onto the mound Saturday and fired a perfect frame. Romo told reporters after his outing that both his back and his arm felt fine after the outing, which is an encouraging sign for his status heading into Opening Day.

  • Rafael Martin RP | WAS

    Nationals' Rafael Martin: Optioned to Triple-A

    Martin was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday, MASN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

    He was a long shot to make the 25-man roster, and he will indeed head to the minors to serve as organizational depth. Martin has a 4.50 ERA over 16 career MLB innings, most of which came in 2015. His strikeout rates have been impressive at every stop, but he appears destined for a low-leverage role if he joins the big league club at some point in 2017.

  • Jake Barrett RP | ARI

    Diamondbacks' Jake Barrett: Won't be ready for Opening Day

    Barrett (shoulder) will not be ready for Opening Day,'s Steve Gilbert reports.

    He has been dealing with shoulder inflammation this spring and will start the year on the disabled list. Barrett is said to be progressing well, so he should return sometime early in the first half of the season. Once healthy, he should act as one of the top setup men in one of the worst bullpens in baseball.

  • Matt Bowman RP | STL

    Cardinals' Matt Bowman: Will make 25-man roster

    Bowman will open the season in the Cardinals' bullpen,'s Jenifer Langosch reports.

    He logged a 3.46 ERA in 67.2 innings out of the Cardinals' bullpen in 2016 and figures to occupy a similar low-leverage role this season.

  • Cardinals' Miguel Socolovich: Will open year in bullpen

    Socolovich will open the season in the Cardinals' bullpen,'s Jenifer Langosch reports.

    This was well earned by the 30-year-old righty, as he has a career 2.95 ERA over 64 innings in the majors and has pitched well this spring. He will work primarily in the middle innings.

  • Tyler Lyons RP | STL

    Cardinals' Tyler Lyons: Will open year on DL

    Lyons (knee) will open the season on the disabled list,'s Jenifer Langosch reports.

    He is in the process of working his way back from knee surgery and won't be ready by the time Opening Day arrives. The team has not yet finalized where he will begin his rehab work. He is poised to work as a long reliever once healthy.

  • John Gant RP | STL

    Cardinals' John Gant: To be re-evaluated

    Gant (right groin tightness) will be re-evaluated either Sunday or Monday,'s Jenifer Langosch reports.

    He left Saturday's game with right groin tightness. Freshly acquired from the Braves, Gant is set to open the year in the rotation at Triple-A Memphis, serving as organizational starting pitching depth.

  • John Gant RP | STL

    Cardinals' John Gant: Dealing with groin tightness

    Gant exited Saturday's Grapefruit League game with right groing tightness, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

    Gant completed just one inning of work, allowing two hits and a walk. It's still unclear what the extent of the injury is, so consider him day-to-day until more information becomes available. The right-hander has allowed just two earned runs and compiled ten strikeouts in 11 innings of work this spring.

  • John Gant RP | STL

    Cardinals' John Gant: Exits with undisclosed issue Saturday

    Gant (undisclosed) was removed from Saturday's outing against the Marlins after one inning of work, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

    There's no word yet on what was bothering Gant, but manager Mike Matheny and the team trainer took him out of the game after a mound visit in the third inning. He had allowed two hits and issued a walk prior to his exit. The Cardinals figure to have an update on Gant's status following Saturday's game.

  • Dodgers' Adam Liberatore: Fires scoreless inning Friday

    Liberatore held the Diamondbacks scoreless while striking out two batters in his lone inning of work Friday.

    The 29-year-old is looking to make the Dodgers' Opening Day bullpen after posting a 3.38 ERA in 42.2 innings last season. His 4.76 ERA doesn't look pretty this spring, but Liberatore's 6:2 K:BB is a decent mark over 5.2 innings. The club will likely keep one of either him or Luis Avilan around to serve as the team's left-handed specialist in the middle innings.