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
The deal was made a day after the Giants released Rene Rivera, a similar veteran who appeared in line for an Opening Day job. When Rivera was let go, Aramis Garcia looked to be in line for the backup job. But Kratz is a right-handed-hitting veteran who is out of options, so the Giants may keep him instead.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 4:06 pm
The San Francisco Giants acquired outfielder Michael Reed on Saturday from the Minnesota Twins for outfielder John Andreoli and cash. Andreoli will report to Triple-A Rochester, the team added in the announcement. Reed, who was claimed off waivers by the Twins in October, appeared in eight games this spring, hitting .
Posted: March 23, 2019, 10:58 pm
Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett will miss 2 to 3 months after suffering a right groin strain, the team announced Saturday. Batter up: Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league for free today] The injury occurred during Friday’s spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers, and it happened under unusual circumstances. Gennett appeared to lose his footing after fielding a ground ball in short right field.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 5:05 pm