Chris Colabello 1B/RF.. MIN 1 Day
Colabello saw a hand specialist on Wednesday, during which he underwent an MRI, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Colabello suffered the thumb injury all the way back on April 23, and he was never quite the same since. He had been hitting .346 prior to getting jammed by a Grant Balfour sinker, but proceeded to go on an 8-for-73 slump that led to his demotion to Triple-A. After collecting 27 RBI in April, the 30-year-old drove in just 12 more runs for the remainder of the season. Despite making an effort to treat the issue, Colabello's future with the Twins remains uncertain, as the team will have to decide by Nov. 20 whether to keep him on the 40-man roster, or make a move to allocate space for some younger prospects. If the two sides choose to part ways, playing overseas is one possibility for Colabello.
Rusney Castillo CF BOS 1 Day
Castillo suffered a bruised hand/thumb after getting jammed by a pitch in the Arizona Fall League, WEEI.com reports. He is considered day-to-day.
Castillo is currently hitting .278 with a .333 on-base percentage and .361 slugging percentage in 39 plate appearances for the Surprise Saguaros. Since signing with Boston in late August, he's amassed a total of 125 plate appearances in the minors, majors and the AFL. The organization's goal is to get him 200 plate appearances by the time he concludes his initial tour, which will wrap with an assignment in the Puerto Rico winter league.
Tim Lincecum SP SF 2 Days
Lincecum exited Wednesday's World Series game with lower back tightness.
Further details of the setback were not provided. Lincecum threw the ball well Wednesday and likely earned himself some innings over the rest of the Series, but it remains to be seen if he will be able to pitch again before next season.
Tim Lincecum SP SF 2 Days
Lincecum was removed from Wednesday's World Series game with an apparent injury.
Lincecum threw 1.2 perfect innings before being forced from the game. It's not exactly clear what type of injury he is dealing with, but expect an update on his status as more details become available.
Mike Aviles 2B/SS.. CLE 2 Days
The Indians are expected to exercise the $3.5 million team option on Aviles' contract for next season, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Aviles will likely fill a utility role for the Indians again next season. He saw action at six positions in 2014 and posted a .616 OPS over 113 games.
Kris Johnson P MIN 2 Days
Johnson's rights were sold to Hiroshima Carp of the Japanese Central League, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Johnson pitched just 13.1 innings in 2014 before a July demotion, but posted a respectable 10-7 record and 3.48 ERA at the Triple-A level. The 30-year-old will take his skills overseas, with his future in MLB currently uncertain.
Jackson Williams C LAA 2 Days
Williams was claimed off waivers by the Angels.
Williams underwent surgery in September to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, but he should be ready for the start of the 2015 season. The 28-year-old made the majors for the first time in his career in 2014, but he'll probably have to earn his way back there with the Angels in spring training.
Dan Haren SP LAD 2 Days
Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The procedure was done to deal with slight swelling in his shoulder, though it apparently wasn't serious enough to hold him out from any action during the season. He'll begin the rehab process in a week, and expects to be back to full health for spring training.
Jared Burton RP MIN 2 Days
The Twins have declined Burton's option for the 2015 season, Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North reports.
With this development, Burton will become a free agent. He finished the season with a career worst 4.36 ERA in 68 appearances.
CC Sabathia SP NYY 2 Days
Sabathia (knee) reported feeling "pretty much back to 100 percent" after undergoing knee surgery in July, MLB.com reports.
Sabathia began throwing again in September, and has continued working out at Yankee Stadium twice a week. He expects to be good to go for spring training, and is hopeful he'll be able to return to a full workload of over 200 innings in the 2015 season.