Major injuries have led to several clubs exploring other options, and a pair of top major league prospects were promoted this week. The second week of the season is all but complete, and with two weeks of baseball comes two weeks worth of roster moves. Here are this week's top headlines:
place on 15-day DL
Rios was hit by a T.J. Graham pitch in a contest against the Twins early in the week. There is no timetable for his return after his left hand was fractured. Alex Rodriguez missed six weeks with a comparable injury in 2012, and in Rios' absence Kansas City will likely give Jarrod Dyson more playing time.
Kansas City also has several internal outfield options, although Rios was a major bat in the club's lineup.
relying on depth following injuries
It is still early in the year, but Texas has already been forced to utilize some of its depth. Derek Holland was placed on the 60-day DL with shoulder discomfort, Lisalverto Bonilla is slated to have Tommy John surgery, and outfielder Ryan Rua is also out.
out with hamstring injury
New York has been off to a hot start but will now have to continue to win without its All-Star third baseman. Wright slid into second base awkwardly on an attempted steal and was subsequently placed on the 15-day DL. Wright is an integral part of the Mets' lineup, although the club does have several infield options, including Daniel Murphy, who could play third base in his absence.
Tomas was added to the Diamondbacks' roster, however he will serve as a pinch hitter off the bench. Is their value in promoting him now? Daily Dish's Mike Bates says NO.
to undergo elbow surgery
Stammen is expected to miss the rest of the season, and as a result, the Nationals may be in pursuit of bullpen depth. Yunel Esobar recently had an MRI over the weekend as Washington is suffering from injuries early in the year.
Mets STILL want to trade
Rafael Montero is waiting for a spot in the rotation, and if Gee struggles, he may lose his roster spot.
The Cubs added Bryant to their 25-man roster, and although he struggled in his first game, he had success on Saturday. The promotion may have indirectly confirmed what many speculated: Bryant opened the season in the minors in order for Chicago to gain an additional year of service time.
' Jonathan Schoop to DL with PCL tear, MCL sprain
Get one, you lose one? Jimmy Paredes was activated, but Schoop is the latest to go down.
Angels eager to settledispute
While the Angels are looking to end the conflict, there is not one distinct scenario being discussed after Hamilton's struggles with drugs and alcohol. Both Hamilton and the Angels have several options, and an agreement will likely not be reached quickly.
Rodon will pitch out Chicago's bullpen when he first joins the club, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The 22-year old lefty has been considered the club's top prospect and has been compared to David Price in his young career.
out with pectoral strain
Wade Davis will serve as the club's closer for the time being.
place on DL
San Francisco has had difficulty scoring runs early, and the organization will now be without a starting arm. Peavy was placed on the 15-day DL with a back injury that has plagued him since the start of the season.