Connect with us

American League

Mariners’ Robinson Cano Working at Third Base Ahead of Return from Suspension

Published

on

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is working at third base as he prepares for his return from his current PED suspension, Mariners manager Scott Servais said, according to the Tacoma News Tribune’s TJ Cotterill.

Cano hasn’t played 3rd base since 2005 with the New York Yankees minor league system, and has only played 16 games at third in his career.

Cano, per the report, “just wants to help any way he can.  If that means giving Kyle [Seager] a day off at third, or helping at first base, playing a game at second base, he’s going to play wherever we need him to play.”

The Mariners had to turn to outfielder Dee Gordon to take Cano’s place when the suspension was initially announced. With Gordon at second and Nelson Cruz currently in the DH role, it was assumed that Cano would supplant first baseman Ryon Healy, who has struggled mightily during his first season in Seattle, upon his return.

 

American League

Rangers Sign Rafael Montero

Published

on

The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with right handed pitcher Rafael Montero, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant.

Montero is still working back from Tommy John surgery, and was once a top prospect in the New York Mets organization , but struggled transitioning to the major league level, putting together a woeful 5.38 ERA over 192 1/3 innings pitched.

 

Continue Reading

American League

Astros Sign Robinson Chirinos to One-Year Deal

Published

on

The Houston Astros are signing free agent catcher Robinson Chirinos to a one-year deal with $5.75 million, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Chirinos had a career year in 2017 while playing for the Texas Rangers, but had a dramatic dip in production during the 2018 season and was no brought back by the team. Chirinos isn’t considered a defensive stud behind the plate either, and will join Max Stassi in the Astros catching rotation.

 

Continue Reading

American League

Angels Announce Coaching Staff

Published

on

The Los Angeles Angels have announced the coaching staff for brand new manager Brad Ausmus.

Pitching coach Doug White, hitting coach Jeremy Reed, and assistant hitting coach Shawn Wooten have already been announced as additions to Ausmus’ staff.

Long-time MLB infielder Mike Gallego will work with infielders and coach third base. Jose Molina, the former big league catcher, will work with catchers. Additionally, Jesus Feliciano will be slated to work with the outfielders and former slugger Paul Sorrento will join the hitting coaches team.

Continue Reading

Trending