MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for March 13
It's time for our nightly roundup of what's what in MLB news, injuries, rumors and the rest.
Nothing real Earth-shattering happened Thursday in terms of Major League Baseball news, so let's just get to it. Here's our nightly roundup.
Royals: How about this one? Forty-year-old pitcher Brett Tomko signed a minor-league deal with the club. He'll make $510,000 if he makes the team (via Ken Rosenthal).
Tigers: This happened last week, but hadn't been reported until today -- and it's another comeback. Nate Robertson signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers (Jason Beck of MLB.com).
Dodgers: Starting pitcher Josh Beckett could miss his scheduled Friday start due to a sprained thumb -- which he's been dealing with for 10 days since getting it caught in a set of doors leading to the clubhouse (latimes.com).
Giants: Outfielder Mike Morse will miss a few days with a mild calf strain (John Shea of San Francisco Chronicle).
Indians: DH/pinch-hitter Jason Giambi suffered a non-displaced fractured rib after being hit with a pitch, and he'll be out three to four weeks (cleveland.com).
Mariners: They're aiming for late April with starting pitchers Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker, per Jon Heyman. Walker later threw a bullpen session and called it a "great relief," saying he felt "normal again." (Mariners.com)
Nationals: Starter Doug Fister felt some tightness in his inflamed elbow Thursday, but his scheduled bullpen session for Friday is still on -- so we'll know more in 24 hours (washingtonpost.com).
Rangers: Second baseman Jurickson Profar will be out three to five days after having his wisdom teeth removed (Rangers.com). Gotta love the spring!
Reds: Both Mat Latos and Jonathan Broxton are set for their respective next phases in the rehab process. Reds.com has the details.
Rockies: Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will miss a few days of action due to a bruised calf (Troy Renck of Denver Post).
REPORTS, RUMORS AND SPECULATION
Mariners: According to Jon Heyman, there has been dialogue between the M's and free agent designated hitter Kendrys Morales, though there's still a divide in negotiations.
Nick Franklin: The young Mariners infielder is now drawing interest from the Rays, Mets and Orioles. He could be a fit at second for the Rays and O's or at short for the Mets (Jon Heyman).
Orioles: Shortstop J.J. Hardy wants to sign a contract extension and says the ball is in the Orioles' court. He even said, "I don't know what they're thinking," as in there hasn't been dialogue (masnsports.com).
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