The Cleveland Indians signed infielder Brad Miller to a one-year major league contract Sunday. The versatile veteran has played almost every position on the diamond, but the Indians will likely ask him to handle second base while All-Star Jason Kipnis recovers from a right calf strain. Miller, 29, hit .385 with two homers and three RBIs this spring in 12 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 6:10 pm
Second baseman Scooter Gennett will miss eight to 12 weeks because of the right groin strain he sustained during a spring training game, the Cincinnati Reds announced Saturday. Gennett walked gingerly as he was helped off the field on Friday, and he was later taken from the dugout on a golf cart. C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic said Saturday that with Gennett’s injury, Jose Iglesias will play shortstop and Jose Peraza will man second base.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:38 am
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy will open the season on the injured list due to a hamstring injury, manager Kevin Cash told reporters on Saturday. Duffy was slated to play Saturday against the Detroit Tigers but was scratched from the lineup. Duffy, 28, has only played in two spring training games due to the injury.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 8:37 pm
Texas Rangers pitcher Jason Hammel has announced his retirement after 13 big-league seasons. Hammel, 36, decided to walk away despite learning one day earlier that he had made the Rangers’ 25-man roster. Right-hander Jeanmar Gomez will replace him on the active roster, according to The Athletic.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 7:10 pm