DTDEloy Jimenez RF CWS 40 minutes ago
Jimenez (quadriceps) will be shut down until the start of spring training, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.
This doesn't come as a huge surprise, as the outfield prospect was already scheduled to complete his stint in winter ball at the end of next week. Jimenez will now work on rehabbing the issue ahead of spring training, though nothing suggests that his availability will be in jeopardy due to this injury. Prior to getting hurt, he produced a stellar .448/.500/.759 slash line for Gigantes in the Dominican Winter League.
J.T. Realmuto C/1B MIA 14 hours ago
Atlanta does not plan to hold further talks with the Marlins about Realmuto, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
The Braves haven't been in touch with the Marlins within the past five days. They appear to be moving on after signing Brian McCann three weeks ago.
DTDEloy Jimenez RF CWS 20 hours ago
Jimenez is day-to-day with a quad strain in the Dominican Winter League, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Jimenez was expected to be shut down soon for the holidays anyway, so the injury likely won't cost him too much time. It doesn't appear to be serious enough to threaten his availability at the start of spring training. The young outfielder had been on a tear in eight games for Gigantes in the Dominican Winter League, hitting .448/.500/.759.
Matt Adams 1B/LF FA 20 hours ago
Adams signed with the Nationals on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Adams spent the first part of last season in Washington, hitting .257/.332/.510 in 94 games. That line was good for a 123 wRC+, a number which would have been his highest since 2013 had his season ended at that point. A very poor showing after being flipped to St. Louis hurt his final numbers, but he has a good fit with the Nationals and could be poised to succeed again. He forms a natural platoon with Ryan Zimmerman at first base, neutralizing the effect of his career .596 OPS against lefties and allowing him to post decent numbers in a part-time role.
Yonder Alonso 1B CWS 2 days ago
Alonso was traded from the Indians to the White Sox on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athleti reports.
It remains unknown as to what Cleveland is getting in return, but more details regarding the trade should be revealed shortly. Alonso slashed .250/.317/.421 with 23 homers and 83 RBI over 145 games for the Indians in 2018, and he could slot in as Chicago's everyday designated hitter, especially with Jose Abreu already a solid option at first base. Alonso does have a $9 million option for the 2020 campaign, so the White Sox could keep the 31-year-old around for at least the next two seasons, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
DTDMatt Chapman 3B OAK 2 days ago
Chapman underwent surgery Friday on his left shoulder. The procedure was a distal clavicle resection procedure, and he will be ready to swing in six weeks, according to the team's press release.
According to the A's, Chapman felt problems with the shoulder in off-season workouts and was evaluated by the team this week. He'll begin physical therapy next week.
DTDMatt Chapman 3B OAK 2 days ago
Chapman underwent surgery on his left shoulder Friday, and he's expected to resume swinging again within six weeks, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
Chapman reportedly began feeling discomfort in his shoulder during his offseason workouts, so he went under the knife to correct the issue prior to the 2019 campaign. The gold glover has now had two surgery's since the 2018 season came to an end, but Oakland fully expects their star third baseman to be healthy for spring training.
Matt Szczur LF/RF FA 2 days ago
Szczur signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday.
As a part of the deal, Szczur has received an invitation to big-league camp, and he's been assigned to Triple-A Reno. He appeared in 57 games for the Padres a season ago, posting a .187/.265/.267 slash line with six RBI and three stolen bases.
Luis Urias 2B SD 2 days ago
Urias may move over to the shortstop position following the Padres' signing of Ian Kinsler on Friday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Urias was expected to start the 2019 season as the club's starting second baseman, but his role is a little muddled now that Kinsler is on the team. It seems highly unlikely that Kinsler would slide over to the other side of the infield and Urias was groomed at both middle infield spots throughout his time in the Padres' minor leagues. Though the 21-year-old's defensive assignment seems a tad uncertain at this time, he should be penciled into an everyday starting role unless the club elects to keep him in Triple-A for the start of the season to gain an extra year of control.
Ian Kinsler 2B FA 2 days ago
Kinsler inked a two-year, $8 million deal with the Padres on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Per Rosenthal, the contract includes a club option for a third season. Kinsler will provide San Diego with some depth at the second base position alongside Luis Urias, who made his major-league debut this past September. The club could choose to slide Urias over to shortstop and begin the year with both players manning the middle infield spots, so this will be situation to monitor in spring training. Kinsler earned a World Series ring with the Red Sox in 2018 after being acquired from the Angels before the trade deadline. Across 128 games split between the two teams, he slashed just .240/.301/.380 with 14 home runs, 48 RBI and 16 stolen bases. Kinsler's .681 OPS was the worst mark of his career.