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Royals Agree To Deal With Yefri Del Rosario

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The Atlanta Braves are feeling the sting of their actions, especially today.

The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms on a deal with former Braves’ prospect Yefri Del Rosario for a $650K signing bonus, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.

Del Rosario had originally signed for a $1M bonus with Atlanta but was declared a free agent by commissioner Rob Manfred following the league’s investigation into the Braves.

With a fastball up to 94 mph and a breaking pitch to boot, Del Rosario figures to be a promising prospect for the Royals farm system, and he projects to be a solid reliever in the majors.

ESPN’s Keith Law wrote about Del Rosario amid the scandal saying the he was the “most intriguing” pitcher the Braves lost, praising his athleticism and arm speed.

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Red Sox Designate Blake Swihart, Bring Back Sandy Leon

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The Boston Red Sox are bringing back catcher Sandy Leon.

Boston has designated catcher Blake Swihart for assignment, according to WEEI.com’s Evan Drellich.

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, catcher Sandy Leon will be heading back to the Red Sox roster.

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Yankees Place Greg Bird on IL

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The New York Yankees have once again had to place first baseman Greg Bird on the injured list, something Bird has been on for the majority of his career,

Bird was placed on the injured list with a left plantar fascia tear, and Bird joins an alarmingly expanding injured list for the Yanks.

In corresponding moves, the Yankees shifted Jacoby Ellsbury to the 6-day IL and selected the contract of first baseman Mike Ford, according to an official team announcement.

Bird may done with the Yankees, as his career has been riddled by injuries and he has struggled at the plate this season.

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Indians’ Francisco Lindor To Begin Rehab Assignment

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Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is set to being his rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus, according to MLB.com’s Mandy Bell.

Lindor is returning from a calf strain and a high left ankle sprain, which has kept him out of the start of the 2019 season.

Lindor is one of baseball’s most promising young stars and is coming off an MVP caliber season in 2018.

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