MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for April 26
Saturday's MLB recap -- news, transactions, rumors and injury updates -- can be found within.
Here's all that's worth knowing for Saturday, April 36 (click here for today's scores) ...
- Our MLB insider reports that Jeong Choi, a 27-year-old third baseman who's known as "the David Wright of Korea," hopes to make the leap to MLB prior to the 2015 season. Elsewhere, Heyman tweets that veteran RHP Freddy Garcia will make $50,000 per month pitching for the EDA Rhinos is Taiwan. Garcia is still a candidate to land an MLB job at some point.
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- Brewers: SS Jean Segura was forced from Saturday's game after being struck in the face by a Ryan Braun practice swing. Speaking of Braun, he later left the game with an intercostal strain and is day-to-day. At present, each is likely to avoid the DL.
- Dodgers: SS Hanley Ramirez exited Saturday night's game after injuring the same thumb that delayed the start of his 2013 season by more than a month. However, X-rays were negative, and he's day-to-day with a bruise ... LHP Clayton Kershaw, after a strong minor-league rehab start, could be poised to return to the active roster next week.
- Reds: Have placed C Devin Mesoraco on the DL with a strained left hamstring ... CL Aroldis Chapman, who's been sidelined since being struck in the face by a liner in late spring training, threw live BP for the second time on Sunday. Chapman says he needs one additional BP session before he's ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. (Mark Sheldon, MLB.com)
Where might the Orioles third baseman land?
Kinsler will slot in at second base for the Angels
The Marlins got a better return for Ozuna than Stanton or Gordon
The two teams are going about things in very different ways
The Marlins are indeed in teardown mode under new ownership
The Marlins still have more attractive pieces