Jose Ramirez – Injury Scare
In the third inning of Sunday’s game Jose fouled a ball off his left knee and was CARTED off the field. Stunningly the X-Rays came back negative on a break in the bone. News still hasn’t come out if this would require an IL trip to start the season. If it does, it could be a major blow to the Indians who are already down Lindor and Kipnis.
Erik Kratz – Traded
After being out of options, and being third on the depth chart in Milwaukee, they knew he had to move. The Brewers have found a suitor, getting SS C.J. Hinojosa from the Giants.
Brad Miller – Signed
The Indians have signed some IF/OF depth with the signing of Brad Miller. Miller’s best season came in 2016 when he had 30 balls hit over the fence, but over his whole career he owns a 99 wRC+, good for basically league average. His defense has always been below average, but his versatility has always been his strength.
Daniel Hudson – Signed
After releasing John Axford, the Blue Jays have signed a major league deal with Daniel Hudson for one year worth $1.5MM.
- Hanley Ramirez has a really good chance to make the opening day roster
- Matt Duffy will start the year on IL
- Sandy Leon has been placed on waivers by the Boston Red Sox.
- Nick Green will be returned to the Yankees after being selected in the rule 5 draft by the Diamondbacks
- Jordan Romano has been returned to the Blue Jays after being selected in the rule 5 draft by then Rangers
Business of Baseball – 25 Man Roster
A club’s 25-man roster is its full roster of active Major League players. Typically, a club will have some combination of 12 position players and 13 pitchers or 12 pitchers and 13 position players. Players on the 25-man roster (or the Major League injured list) accrue Major League service time. All players on the 25-man roster must also be on the 40-man roster. Teams are required to have a minimum of 24 players on their 25-man roster.
In the case of doubleheaders, clubs are allowed to recall one additional player who is on the 40-man roster to serve as the 26th member of the active Major League roster only for the day of said doubleheader. That player accrues one day of MLB service time and is returned to the Minor Leagues following the completion of the doubleheader.
Upon being optioned to the Minor Leagues, a player must remain there for a minimum of 10 days before he is eligible to be recalled to the Major League roster, unless he is serving as the 26th man for a doubleheader or replacing a player who has been placed on the injured list. In these exceptions, there are no minimum number of days in which the optioned player must remain in the Minors.
On Sept. 1, teams can carry up to 40 players on their active roster until the start of postseason play, at which point the maximum reverts back to 25. All players added to the active roster during this period must be on the 40-man roster.
THIS IS ONLY FOR 2019 – 2020 ROSTERS WILL EXPAND TO 26 MEN
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