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Cubs Release Veteran Reliever Brandon Morrow

The Chicago Cubs are reportedly releasing hard-throwing right-handed reliever Brandon Morrow. Morrow was wonderful with the team during the first of half of the 2018 season, but hasn't pitched with the team since then. https://twitter.com/ByRobertMurray/status/1280989964298342402   Morrow was a free agent this winter, but signed a minor-league deal with Chicago. After signing with the Cubs in December, Morrow began dealing with chest and calf injuries in February. In April, he informed the team the his rehab wasn't progressing well and he planned to shut it down for the 2020 season. What's Next for Morrow?   Cubs president Theo Epstein mentioned that Morrow was dealing with a...

Yankees Expect Giancarlo Stanton To Be Ready For Opening Day

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman believes outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will be ready to play by Opening Day. On Monday, Stanton mentioned that he is feeling 100 percent and is ready to serve as the designated hitter. https://twitter.com/BryanHoch/status/1280254718577704966 Stanton was going to be unavailable for the originally-scheduled Opening Day in late March. He suffered a Grade 1 strain of his right calf in February. However, it sounds like Giancarlo Stanton is making progress, which is great news for the Yankees.   Yankees Stars Should Be Ready   Cashman mentioned that he is optimistic that Stanton will be ready to play on Opening Day. In addition,...

Mets Sign Veteran Outfielder Melky Cabrera

The New York Mets have agreed to a deal with outfielder Melky Cabrera. The 35-year-old outfielder will battle for a spot on the roster during training camp. https://twitter.com/Mets/status/1277648572507475968 Cabrera has spent the last 15 years in the MLB. He has played for eight different organization over the course of his career. It'll be interesting to see what he brings to the table for the Mets. Can Cabrera Contribute For Mets? The Mets brought in Melky Cabrera along with four other players earlier this...

Jordan Hicks To Begin Season On Cardinals Injured List

St. Louis Cardinals hard-throwing reliever Jordan Hicks will begin the 2020 season on the injured list. He is reportedly still recovering from Tommy John surgery that he underwent in late June last year. https://twitter.com/anne__rogers/status/1278393908943257600 The 23-year-old reliever was one of the most electrifying relievers in 2018. He solidified himself as a reliable late reliever in the back-end of the Cardinals bullpen. Sadly, he was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and was forced to undergo surgery. Jordan Hicks Impact in St. Louis

Shohei Ohtani Should Be Ready By Opening Day

Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon confirmed that two-way star Shohei Ohtani should be ready to play by Opening Day. The organization is hopeful that they can fully utilize Ohtani during the shortened 60-game season. https://twitter.com/FabianArdaya/status/1275861033416982528 The 25-year-old phenom did not pitch during the 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery. However, the Angels are hopeful Ohtani will be ready with the 2020 campaign being delayed until late July. What To Expect From Ohtani It sounds like new manager Joe...

Aaron Hicks Expected To Be Ready By Late July

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks is expected to be ready to play by late July. The 30-year-old outfielder is coming off Tommy John surgery, but feels he could be ready by the time baseball returns. https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1274225862137778176 Hicks has reportedly been throwing at George M. Steinbrenner Field over the last few weeks. He had Tommy John surgery last October, but feels that his arm strength is at 80 percent and improving each day. Will Hicks Be Ready By Opening Day? The...

Addison Russell Agrees to Deal in Korea

Former 1st round pick of the Oakland Athletics shortstop Addison Russell is heading overseas to play baseball. Russell has agreed to a one-year deal with Kiwoom Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization. He will attempt to revive his baseball career after going unsigned this offseason. https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1274210542685691904 The 26-year-old shortstop was once a top prospect, but will now need to prove his worth overseas. He'll make $530,000 the remainder of this season after no professional organization showed interest in him during free agency. Can...

Denard Span Officially Retires From Baseball

Outfielder Denard Span has decided to retire from Major League Baseball after 11 seasons in the big leagues. The 36-year-old says he is walking away from the game because of his principles not due to lack of talent or desire to play. https://twitter.com/JCPGATA/status/1270356865327591425 Span mentioned that he would have preferred to walk away from the game on his own terms. However, Span didn't receive any offers to his liking and decided it was time to hang up his cleats. A...

Matt Harvey Considering Playing in Korea

Former All-Star starting pitcher Matt Harvey is attempting to make a comeback in Korea. Harvey’s representatives confirmed that they've reached out to organizations in Korea, but haven't heard anything back yet. https://twitter.com/SNYtv/status/1268965839568613376 Harvey remains a free agent heading into the 2020 season. At the moment, there does not appear to be a fit for Harvey in the South Korean league. Harvey mentioned that this is the first time he has been without a job in 10 years. Will Harvey Pitch in the Majors Again?

Pirates’ Chris Archer To Miss 2020 Season

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Wednesday that starting pitcher Chris Archer is out for the season. Archer is undergoing surgery to relieve symptoms of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome and won't pitch during the 2020 campaign. https://twitter.com/Pirates/status/1268181180081463296 The good news is, Archer is expected to make a full recovery and be ready to pitch in 2021. Major League Baseball and the Player's Association have not come to an agreement for the 2020 season, so Archer might not miss any action at all. Is Archer's Career...

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