Blake Lalli C ATL 5 days ago
Lalli signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Tuesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
Lalli elected free agency earlier this month after being designated for assignment by Atlanta, but he opted to wind up back in their organization rather than fully test the market. Lalli will likely head back into an organizational depth role for the rebuilding franchise.
Jason Heyward CF/RF CHC 5 days ago
Heyward is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS against the Dodgers.
Heyward only has two hits during the postseason, so he'll head to the bench in spite of his stellar defense. Jorge Soler will assume duties in right field for the evening.
Emmanuel Burriss SS/DH PHI 6 days ago
Burriss has elected free agency.
Burriss was outrighted off the Phillies' roster earlier this month. He spent about three and a half months in the majors this season, but accumulated just 45 at-bats. He will be looking for a minor league deal this winter.
Tommy Milone SP MIN 6 days ago
Milone became a free agent Monday after declining his assignment to Triple-A Rochester, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.
Milone is coming off a poor 2016 campaign where he ended the year with an ERA of 5.71 over 69 innings of work for Minnesota. There's now a glimmer of hope that he'll remain at the major league level, but his most recent work for the Twins will undoubtedly have other teams around the league highly skeptical of even giving the 29-year-old a shot at fighting for a spot in their rotation when 2017 spring training rolls around.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 6 days ago
Kluber will now start Game 4 of the ALCS on Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports.
Kluber was originally scheduled to start Game 5, but manager Terry Francona had hinted that could change if Trevor Bauer ran into trouble Monday. That indeed was the case, as Bauer only lasted four batters after aggravating a preexisting laceration on his throwing hand. Kluber will now pitch Tuesday on short rest for the first time in his career.
DTDTrevor Bauer SP CLE 6 days ago
Bauer was forced out of Monday's Game 3 after aggravating a preexisting laceration on his throwing hand, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
Bauer's start was originally pushed back to Game 3 after he cut his pinkie finger in a non-baseball activity. The Indians were unable to stop the blood accumulating from Bauer's hand, and he was ultimately forced to exit the game. He had retired and walked two batters each before being replaced by Dan Otero.
Julio Urias SP LAD 6 days ago
Urias has been confirmed as the Dodgers' Game 4 starter on Wednesday against the Cubs, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports
The rookie matched up against the Cubs twice during the season. He gave up five runs over five innings in his second career start on June 2, but fared better on Aug. 27, as he struck out eight, and gave up just one run over six innings.
Logan Schafer OF/DH MIN 6 days ago
Schafer was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Monday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Despite posting decent results in the minor leagues, Schafer hasn't ever translated that success to the major leagues, leaving the Twins no choice but to boot him off the 40-man roster. The outfielder is able to reject the assignment and elect free agency, although he'll likely act as organizational depth no matter where he ends up.
Pat Dean P MIN 6 days ago
Dean was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Monday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Dean got his first taste of the big leagues this season, but he never was able to find a lot of success in the upper levels of the minor leagues. The left-hander will likely be relegated to acting as an organizational depth piece going forward.
Andrew Albers SP MIN 6 days ago
Albers was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Monday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Albers hasn't found much success in the major leagues thus far, and given the fact that he's 30 years old, the Twins decided to move on from him. He'll likely act as organizational pitching depth going forward.