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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 Austin Meadows On IL

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The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list due to a sprained right thunb.

Rays general manager Erik Neander said that the team may be without Meadows for “a few weeks”, according to the Tamp Bay Times’ Marc Topkin.

Meadows has started the 2019 season hot, posting a stellar .351/.422/.676 slash line to go along with six homers for Tampa Bay.

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Blue Jays’ Matt Shoemaker Out for Season with Torn ACL

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Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Matt Shoemaker will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL, according to Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith.

Shoemaker, who was initially placed on the 10-day injured list, suffered the injury during a game on Saturday.

Shoemaker, 32, was off to an impressive start for Toronto, pitching the the tune of 1.57 ERA.

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Indians Activate Francisco Lindor, DFA Hanley Ramirez

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The Cleveland Indians have activated star shortstop Francisco Lindor from the injured list on Saturday.

In a corresponding move, the Indians have designated veteran Hanley Ramirez for assignment to create the necessary roster spot for the return of Lindor.

Ramirez, 35, appeared in 16 games this season for Cleveland, posting a slash line of .184/.298/.327 with two home runs.

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