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White Sox Exercise Option On Nate Jones, Decline Option On James Shields

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The Chicago White Sox have made a pair of decisions regarding their roster moving forward.

Chicago has exercised the $4.65 million club option on right-hander Nate Jones and have officially declined a $16 million option on right hander James Shields, opting instead to go the route of a $2 million buyout of Shields’ deal.

Jones missed nearly three months of the 2018 season with a pronator strain in his right arm but still proved the be a solid contributor out of the bullpen.

Shields has been an albatross since arriving to Chicago in free agency, but may have regained some value with a 4.53 ERA season that showed glimpses of a bounce back for the veteran.

 

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Rays Place Yandy Diaz On 10-Day IL

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The Tampa Bay Rays have placed third baseman Yandy Diaz on the 10-day injured list, according to MLB.com’s Juan Toribio.

In a corresponding move, the Rays called up infielder Daniel Robertson to take Diaz’s spot on the roster.

Diaz has been dealing with hamstring tightness lately and will now hope to rehab for a quick return to the active roster.

Diaz has posted a slash line of .286/.363/.502 hitting and 11 home runs thus far this season.

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Astros Activate Jose Altuve

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The Houston Astros have activated second baseman Jose Altuve from the injured list and he is now active on the roster.

In a corresponding move, the Astros optioned lefty Cionel Perez to create the roster spot needed for the addition of Altuve.

Altuve, who last played back on May 10th, hit the injured list with a left hamstring strain.

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Yankees Activate Giancarlo Stanton

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The New York Yankees have officially activated slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the injured list, according to a team announcement.

In a corresponding move, the Yankees have optioned outfielder Mike Tauchman, who was optioned on Monday night.

Stanton has missed the majority of the season, mainly due to a biceps issue, but his stay on the injured was extended due to a shoulder strain, and calf injury that popped up during his rehab.

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