MLB Player News

  • Grant Dayton RP | LAD

    Braves' Grant Dayton: Claimed off waivers by Atlanta

    Dayton was claimed off waivers by the Braves on Monday.

    Before being claimed by Atlanta on Monday, Dayton had been a member of the Dodgers. With a 4.94 ERA and 1.31 WHIP that was built over 29 games (23.2 innings), Dayton had a down year in 2017. Despite last year's struggles, he's shown he has some upside out of the bullpen, as he logged an ERA and WHIP of 2.05 and 0.76, respectively, during the 2016 season. However, Dayton recently underwent Tommy John surgery and is slated to miss the entire 2018 season.

  • Dan Slania RP | SF

    Giants' Daniel Slania: Clears waivers Monday

    Slania cleared waivers Monday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Slania pitched just a single inning in the majors last season, as most of his time was split between Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Sacramento. Slania posted a modest 3.59 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with Richmond, but struggled to deliver with Sacramento, where he owned a brutal 7.82 ERA and 1.79 WHIP after making 12 starts (61 innings).

  • Heath Fillmyer RP | OAK

    Athletics' Heath Fillmyer: Added to 40-man roster

    Fillmyer was added to Oakland's 40-man roster Monday.

    Fillmyer will be protected from the Rule 5 draft now that he's on the 40-man roster. He is coming off a decent season at Double-A Midland. Over 29 starts (149.2 innings) he recorded a 3.49 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. However, the righty has to improve in terms of control, as he walked 51 batters in that time.

  • Ryan Carpenter RP | DET

    Tigers' Ryan Carpenter: Agrees to deal with Tigers

    Carpenter agreed to a one-year contract with the Tigers on Monday.

    Carpenter spent the 2017 season with the Rockies organization and played the entire year at Triple-A Albuquerque. He pitched 27 games, with 25 being starts, and finished the year with a 4.15 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. While he could be called up to the big club at some point during the year, Carpenter will likely start the upcoming season at Triple-A Toledo.

  • Jared Miller RP | ARI

    Diamondbacks' Jared Miller: Joins 40-man roster

    Miller was added to the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster Monday to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.

    Miller appeared in 31 games at Double-A Jackson and 22 at Triple-A Reno during the 2017 season. Between the two he combined to pitch 70.2 innings and posted a 2.93 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. Miller could earn a chance to pitch in the big club's bullpen during the 2018 campaign should he continue his solid performance.

  • Zack Weiss RP | CIN

    Reds' Zach Weiss: Added to 40-man roster

    Weiss was added to the 40-man roster Monday.

    Weiss will be protected from the Rule 5 draft now that he's on the 40-man roster. He spent the bulk of the 2017 season at Double-A Pensacola. He posted a 2.89 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 24 games (28 innings) while striking out batters at a solid clip of 11.8 K/9.

  • Caleb Smith RP | NYY

    Marlins' Caleb Smith: Acquired by Marlins

    Smith was traded to the Marlins along with Garrett Cooper in exchange for Michael King and international signing bonus money.

    Smith made his major league debut during the 2017 season. He pitched nine games (18.2 innings) for the Yankees, over which he allowed 16 runs on 21 hits and 10 walks. Of those 21 hits, four were home runs. However, he's shown more promise in the minors. Over 18 games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2017, 17 of which were starts, he posted a 2.39 ERA and 1.05 WHIP.

  • Phillies' Franklyn Kilome: Joins 40-man roster

    Kilome was added to the Phillies' 40-man roster Monday.

    The move effectively protects Kilome, who is one of the team's top pitching prospects, from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. He posted a respectable 2.83 ERA between High-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading, but his 103:52 K:BB over 127 innings shows there is still room for him to improve before making the jump to Triple-A.

  • David Hess RP | BAL

    Orioles' David Hess: Added to 40-man roster

    Hess was added to the Orioles' 40-man roster on Monday to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.

    The 24-year-old righty logged a 3.85 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 123 strikeouts in 154.1 innings at Double-A, and has now logged almost 300 innings at that level. He should head to Triple-A, and could serve as an emergency big-league starter now that he is on the 40-man roster. He has back-of-the-rotation upside.

  • Elniery Garcia RP | PHI

    Phillies' Elniery Garcia: Removed from 40-man roster

    Garcia was outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster Monday.

    A shoulder injury forced Garcia to the DL to begin the year, and he was later suspended 80 games for testing positive for Boldenone. During his time on the field, Garcia issued six more walks than strikeouts in 30.2 innings (13:19 K:BB). He'll be hard-pressed to work his way back onto the 40-man at any point in 2018.