OUTJosh Osich RP SF 7 days ago
Osich underwent a minor surgery on his left knee Tuesday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Osich is scheduled to return home from his procedure Wednesday and there's no reason to believe that it will impact his availability for the 2017 season. Osich finished the year with a subpar 4.71 ERA and 1.38 WHIP, but dominated left-handed hitters. Lefties hit a bleak .154 and recorded only three RBI versus Osich, while righties managed to hit .322 versus the 28-year-old.
OUTCasey Sadler SP PIT 7 days ago
Sadler re-signed with the Pirates on a minor league contract Tuesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
Sadler missed all of 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in November of 2015, but the Pirates will bring him back to their minor league ranks as he attempts to mount a comeback. He appeared in the major leagues in both 2014 and 2015, but he'll likely need to thoroughly impress with his performance and his health in the minor leagues if he wants another shot at the majors again.
Daniel Castro 2B/SS/3B ATL 7 days ago
Castro was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
Castro has seen a sizable amount of major league playing time over the past couple years, but he hasn't taken advantage of it, as displayed by his .217 batting average in the big leagues. The 23-year-old will head back to the minors to find his stroke and act as organizational infield depth.
OUTMatt Marksberry RP ATL 7 days ago
Marksberry was outrighted to Double-A Mississippi on Tuesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
Marksberry has seen great success at the upper levels of the minor leagues, but that hasn't translated to the big leagues as shown by his 5.06 major league ERA. He'll head back to the minors to act as organizational depth going forward.
OUTAndrew McKirahan RP ATL 7 days ago
McKirahan (arm) was outrighted to Double-A Mississippi on Tuesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
McKirahan spent all of 2016 rehabbing after undergoing Tommy John surgery early in the season, and the Braves decided that it would be best to leave him off the 40-man roster until he can contribute at full capacity near the major league level. He'll start the season at Double-A, but he could progress quickly given his solid showing at Triple-A during the 2015 campaign.
Blake Lalli C ATL 7 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 7 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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.