All you need to know: MLB rumors, news roundup for Feb. 19
A nine-figure contract extension and a bullpen session by a former Cy Young winner recovering from surgery headline Wednesday's news from around the league.
Grapefruit League and Cactus League games will begin in less than a week, meaning real live baseball is upon us. Here is a recap of Wednesday's baseball news, including transactions to injury updates.
RUMORS & SPECULATION
Astros: RHP Mark Appel could throw a bullpen session as soon as Thursday. He is recovering from an emergency appendectomy (Houston Chronicle) ... RHP Jesse Crain suffered a calf strain and will have an MRI. (MLB.com)
Orioles: DH Henry Urrutia missed Wednesday's workout due to a stomach problem (Baltimore Sun) ... RHP Miguel Gonzalez threw a 25-pitch bullpen session. He's been dealing with a back problem. (MASN Sports)
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