In case you missed it, Monday featured a multi-year contract extension, a slugfest in Cincinnati and some significant injury news across the majors. We have it all covered for you right here:
- The latest victim of the Tommy John surgery epidemic, Tampa Bay Rays left-handed starter Matt Moore will indeed miss the entire season due to TJ surgery, as reported by the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Tompkin.
- The Toronto Blue Jays announced that infielder Maicer Izturis will require surgery after an MRI revealed a complete tear of his lateral collateral ligament. He'll seek a second opinion, though reports say Izturis will likely miss between four to six months.
- The Colorado Rockies recalled outfielder Corey Dickerson from Triple-A Colorado Springs, placing left-hander Brett Anderson on the 15-day DL with a fractured left index finger, the team announced. Anderson, whose move to the DL is retroactive to April 13, had a 3.60 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in three starts this season before his injury.
- The Arizona Diamondbacks transferred right-hander David Hernandez from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL, the team announced.
- The Texas Rangers selected right-hander Colby Lewis' contract from Triple-A Round Rock, according to Rangers Executive VP of Communications John Blake. In the corresponding move, the team sent down right-hander Daniel McCutchen.
- The Tampa Bay Rays optioned Jeff Beliveau to Triple-A Durham, recalling reliever Brad Boxberger, the team announced. A right-handed reliever, Boxberger pitched a 1-2-3, 10-pitch inning on Monday night in his season debut.
- The Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of right-handed starter Mike Bolsinger, optioning right-hander Will Harris to Triple-A Reno, the team announced. Bolsinger will start for the DBacks on Saturday, with Trevor Cahill moving to the bullpen.
- The New York Yankees optioned right-hander Shane Greene to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the team announced. A 15th-round pick in 2009, Greene went 12-10 with a 3.38 ERA last season between High-A and Double-A.
- As our own Tyler Drenon wrote, Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley could soon be promoted to the majors. With an MLB-worst 4-11 record and a pitching rotation that sports a 7.18 ERA, the team could certainly use Bradley. The right-hander has dominated the minors since the start of the 2013 season, with a 1.81 ERA across three levels, establishing himself as one of the game's top pitching prospects. If the DBacks wait until after the end of the month, Bradley will avoid Super Two status, though he'd also have to sit out for an even longer period of time, perhaps even until early June.
- The San Diego Padres signed second baseman Jedd Gyorko to a five-year, $35 million extension, with a team option for a sixth season. The team option, which would be used in 2020, is worth $13 million, and the deal buys out all of Gyorko's arbitation eligibility, as well as his final pre-arbitration season. (Via Buster Olney, Keith Law, Ken Rosenthal and our own Chris Cotillo)
- The Chicago White Sox signed right-hander Frank Francisco to a minor league contract. He's been assigned to Triple-A Charlotte, according to the team's Twitter, but with the struggles of the Sox bullpen this season, the veteran reliever could find himself in the majors before long.
- The New York Mets traded catcher Blake Forsythe to the Oakland A's for future considerations, according to ESPN's Adam Rubin. A third-round pick in 2010, Forsythe posted a .192/.271/.362 at Double-A Binghamton last season.
- The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds combined to hit 10 home runs in a slugfest on Monday night at Great American Ball Park. The game was suspended with the score tied 7-7 in the sixth inning. Pirates hitters Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez hit back-to-back homers twice during the game.
- Rehab assignments: Rafael Furcal, Taijuan Walker, Stephen Pryor