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MLB Daily Dish April 15: Jedd Gyorko, Matt Moore, Brett Anderson, Archie Bradley

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.

Brian Bahr

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.

Roster Moves


  • 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 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