Torreyes was primarily a reserve utility infielder for the Bronx Bombers last season, although he did log a pair of appearances in right field. It seems that the
Orpik (undisclosed) is considered questionable for Friday's game against the Oilers, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.
The specific nature of Orpik's ailment remains unclear, but fellow defenseman Matt Niskanen is also dealing with an injury ahead of Friday's contest, so the Capitals may be forced to promote a blueliner from the minors to round out their depth at defense against Edmonton. More information regarding Orpik's availability should be released following Friday's morning skate.
Peavy, who is unsigned at this point, is still hoping to find a team to pitch for in 2017, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.
After a rough year personally and professionally in 2016, Peavy is taking time to be with his family before he returns to the diamond. "It hurts not to be in spring training," Peavy said. "I know that day is coming, but right now being a dad is absolutely No. 1." The 35-year-old posted a career-worst 5.54 ERA across 118.2 innings with the Giants last year, but is hoping he is healthier and more well-rested for the upcoming season. He has said he is not yet ready to commit to a team, but he has been working out and will hold a showcase when he is ready.
Neuvirth was named the starting backstop for Saturday's Stadium Series clash with the Penguins at Heinz Field, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
A subject of trade rumors along with complementary backstop Steve Mason, Neuvirth will head between the pipes for the sixth consecutive outing. If the 28-year-old decides that he wants out of Philly, impressing in the outdoor game versus the league's top offense would be ideal; as it stands now, he likely isn't inspiring much confidence in his 2.84 GAA and .888 save percentage through 23 contests.
Okung had a $1 million option due Mar. 9 and another $8 million due in 2017 via a roster bonus, and Denver is reportedly not taking the tackle up on it. Had the bonus been exercised, the tackle would have been owed another $40 million from 2018 to 2020. Although there is certainly a chance he enters free agency, it is not a certainty, as the Broncos could ask Okung to restructure his contract. If he were to enter the free agent pool, however, he would add another tackle to a class that already boasts the likes of Andrew Whitworth, Kelvin Beachum and Ryan Clady among others.