The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD and rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have something that should be shared? Hit us at @mlbdailydish on Twitter.
Good morning baseball fans!
Kansas City made an under-the-radar move that could help it in the second half Friday afternoon, signing Mike Minor to a two-year deal.
Minor, just 28, missed the entire 2015 season with shoulder trouble and was non-tendered by the Braves in December in a fashion similar to how the team cut ties with injury-prone starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy in 2014. Medlen signed with the Royals and appeared for Kansas City's major-league club this year, so Minor will hope to follow a similar path as he works his way back from injury.
Juan Uribe was unsigned all winter. The Indians changed that, signing him to a deal worth close to $5 million.
For one of the first times, Jerry Dipoto will see "eye-to-eye" with his manager.
Leony Martin could become a future star. His agent, though, not so much:
Bart Hernandez, certified MLBPA agent, has been arrested for human trafficking. The report comes from Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports and is directly related to the case of Leonys Martin.
If Matt Belisle makes the Nationals' roster, there is some extra cash waiting for him:
Belisle gets $1.25M plus incentives if in majors on nats minors deal. Can request release 3/27 and 6/1 if not on roster— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 19, 2016
Aaron Crow underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015 but is set to join the Cubs:
Aaron Crow signed to minor league deal— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) February 19, 2016
Jeff Bainster's new deal includes an extension and a new option:
Per Jeff Banister's contract, it's essentially a new deal. An extension, an option, a raise.— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) February 19, 2016
Ryan Webb received a late major league deal from the Rays:
#Rays make official signing of Ryan Webb. Whitley moved to 60-day DL— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 18, 2016
Subscribe to The Rosterbatorical on iTunes. While you are there, drop us a rating and a review!
Today in Baseball History: On this day in 1963, Willie Mays became the highest paid player in baseball?