Some quick chatter...
- The Braves optioned Cory Gearrin to Triple-A Gwinnett, and have recalled LHP Mike Minor.
- The San Francisco Giants have signed their first-round pick Joe Panik.
- ESPN's Buster Olney reports that a simple form of realignment has been discussed between MLB and the players' association. Olney later noted on Twitter that some say the Houston Astros are a natural fit to switch leagues.
- ESPN's SweetSpot Blog asks if Latin talent (international free agents) is overpriced.
- The Rangers activated 2B Ian Kinsler from the paternity leave list, optioning Chris Davis back to Triple-A in order to make room.
- Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he's not worried about overworking C Francisco Cervelli in Russell Martin's absence.