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Phil Hughes will not attend the Twins' TwinsFest this weekend due to a bout with kidney stones.

It's no doubt a painful situation for the right-hander but shouldn't affect him for the start of spring training. The bigger issue is how Hughes comes back from a second thoracic outlet surgery, which he had last August. He's a major health question mark going into 2018.
Jan 19 - 1:15 PM

Brian Dozier is starting at second base and hitting leadoff for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night against the Red Sox.

It's an all-right-handed lineup for the Dodgers with left-hander Chris Sale on the mound for the Red Sox: Brian Dozier 2B, Justin Turner 3B, David Freese 1B, Manny Machado SS, Chris Taylor LF, Matt Kemp DH, Enrique Hernandez CF, Yasiel Puig RF, Austin Barnes C. Clayton Kershaw is the Game 1 starter for Los Angeles.
Oct 23 - 4:13 PM

Rafael Devers is starting at third base and batting sixth in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night against the Dodgers.

Eduardo Nunez is on the bench and may still be dealing with lingering effects of the right ankle injury that he suffered while converting the final out of the American League Division Series. The full Game 1 lineup for the host Red Sox: Mookie Betts RF, Andrew Benintendi LF, Steve Pearce 1B, J.D. Martinez DH, Xander Bogaerts SS, Rafael Devers 3B, Ian Kinsler 2B, Sandy Leon C, Jackie Bradley CF. Chris Sale will be on the mound for Boston.
Oct 23 - 4:10 PM

The Red Sox have added left-hander Drew Pomeranz to their roster for the World Series against the Dodgers.

He'll take the spot of Brandon Workman. Pomeranz hasn't pitched since September 30, but he gives the Red Sox another arm against the Dodgers' left-handed batters and some insurance for Chris Sale.
Oct 23 - 10:45 AM

Steven Wright is not on the World Series roster for the Red Sox against the Dodgers.

The decision comes as a bit of a surprise. Wright was removed from the ALDS roster due to a nagging left knee issue and will eventually require arthroscopic surgery, but the expectation was that he would be added after making it through a simulated game Sunday with no issues.
Oct 23 - 10:43 AM

The Dodgers have added left-hander Scott Alexander to their roster for the World Series against the Red Sox.

In turn, Caleb Ferguson has been taken off the roster. Alexander made one scoreless appearance during the NLDS against the Braves. The southpaw posted a 3.68 ERA and 56/27 K/BB ratio over 66 innings during the regular season. He posted very good numbers against left-handed batters and had one of the highest ground ball rates in the majors, so he's a nice weapon to have against Boston.
Oct 23 - 10:30 AM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are working to complete a deal with Cuban right-hander Sandy Gaston.

This confirms a report from Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald, who hears that Gaston will receive a bonus of $2.6 million. The Marlins also expressed heavy interest, but they didn't have enough international bonus money remaining after signing the Mesa brothers. It's worth noting that the Orioles came up empty-handed on all three players after accruing a big chunk of bonus money. The 16-year-old Gaston is a hard-thrower who still has plenty of development ahead of him.
Oct 23 - 9:08 AM

The Seibu Lions said Sunday that they would post Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi this offseason if Kikuchi requests it.

The Lions' season ended Sunday and Kikuchi said he hasn't had a chance to talk to the front office about his future yet. Ultimately, it seems likely that he will be pitching in the majors leagues in 2019, but nothing is final yet. Kikuchi, 27, posted a 3.08 ERA and 153/45 K/BB ratio over 163 2/3 innings in the Japan Pacific League this season and is viewed as a potential mid-rotation starter in the majors.
Oct 22 - 10:39 PM

Diamondbacks re-signed INF Eduardo Escobar to a three-year, $21 million contract.

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic was first to report the deal and the team has officially announced it. Escobar was set to hit free agency this offseason, but he's decided to forego the open market and remain where he finished this season. Bringing Escobar back -- especially at a relatively modest rate -- makes a lot of sense from the Diamondbacks' perspective, as Jake Lamb had an awful 2018 before having shoulder surgery. Escobar also offers protection at shortstop and second base, as well. General manager Mike Hazen said the team views Escobar as an everyday player, but where he plays and whether it will be at one position remains to be seen. Slated to turn 30 in January, Escobar is coming off a career-best offensive season that saw him bat .272/.334/.489 with 23 home runs and 84 RBI.
Oct 22 - 6:00 PM

Clayton Kershaw will officially start Game 1 of the World Series against the Red Sox.

That has been the most likely scenario, even after Kershaw threw 15 pitches to close out Game 7 against the Brewers on Saturday. The alternative would have been Rich Hill, but instead we'll get the marquee matchup of Kershaw vs. Chris Sale.
Oct 22 - 3:15 PM

David Price will start Game 2 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

That was the speculation already, but it's now official. Price spun six scoreless innings in his Game 5 start against the Astros last week to pitch the Red Sox into the World Series. Red Sox manager Alex Cora will see how his bullpen unfolds before deciding on whether to go with Rick Porcello or Nathan Eovaldi for Game 3.
Oct 22 - 2:42 PM

Marlins signed OF Victor Victor Mesa to a minor league contract.

Victor Mesa, Jr. is also in the fold. The agreements were reported over the weekend and are now official, with a press conference scheduled for Monday. According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, Victor Victor, 22, will receive about $5.25 million while his 17-year-old brother gets a $1 million deal. The Marlins made no secret about their interest in the brothers and made a number of trades in order to collect the international bonus money needed to land them. Victor Victor was ranked as the No. 1 player in this year's signing class and could make his way to the majors sooner rather than later. It's a big day for the Marlins as they try to rebrand themselves under Derek Jeter's leadership.
Oct 22 - 11:08 AM




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