MLB Daily Dish April 16: George Springer, Francisco Cervelli, Michael Bourn, Brian Wilson

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Each weekday morning, we'll provide you with a recap of everything you need to know transaction-wise from yesterday in the baseball world. Injuries, rumors, signings and more–you'll find them all right here.

After a largely uneventful day of transactions across the majors, the big news dropped late on Tuesday evening: Houston Astros prospect George Springer is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma on Wednesday. In addition, a few significant players, namely Michael Bourn and Brian Wilson, were activated from the 15-day DL, and some lesser-known names got placed on the disabled list. We have it all covered for you right here:

Injuries

  • The New York Yankees placed Francisco Cervelli on the 60-day DL with a right hamstring strain, the team announced, after the catcher was injured while running out a fielder's choice on Tuesday against the Cubs. Cervelli's type of injury, a Grade 2 strain, typically requires four to six weeks of recovery, though being placed on the 60-day DL means the Yankees catcher will be out until mid-June.

Roster Moves


Rumors

  • The Houston Astros are expected to promote top outfield prospect George Springer, as reported by FOX 26's Mark Berman. Springer made a lot of noise in the minors last season after he finished just three homers shy of a 40-40 season, on top of his .303 average and 108 RBI. The consensus is that Springer is big league ready in just about every facet of the game, which caused some to question the motive behind the Astros' decision to keep their young outfielder at Triple-A to begin the season. Should the report prove to be true, the wait will end on Wednesday.

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