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Tampa Bay's closer will be sidelined for the next eight weeks after undergoing core muscle surgery:
The most likely candidates on the Rays roster to get saves then likely becomes a tandem of Danny Farquhar, Xavier Cedeno, Alex Colome, and Matt Andriese. With Cedeno as the lone lefty in that group, Cash may opt for him to close games against lefty-heavy lineups. Furthermore, Cash ruled out looking for a trade by saying the role will be filled 'internally.'
Chris Sale is siding with Adam LaRoche in the ongoing White Sox saga.
Washington is set to meet with Bronson Arroyo and his doctors Saturday:
#Nats say the reports about Arroyo "are not consistent" with what their actual findings are. Meeting with Arroyo, doctors tomorrow.— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) March 19, 2016
Ruben Tejada turned down an offer to join the Yankees on a minor league deal:
Source: Yankees offered Ruben Tejada a minor-league deal and it was rejected. Tejada is believed to have a major-league offer elsewhere.— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) March 18, 2016
A's pitcher Jarrod Parker is set to have surgery in April:
Surgery April 1 for Jarrod Parker but #Athletics don't announce what specifically will be done.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) March 18, 2016
Adam LaRoche officially filed his retirement papers:
Source. Adam LaRoche has now had his retirement papers filed with MLB and players union— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) March 18, 2016
Aaron Harang is not planning on pitching this season:
Aaron Harang not planning to pitch this season, but is leaving the door open in case he changes his mind. He turns 38 in May.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) March 18, 2016
Brad Penny is ending his professional career:
Brad Penny has decided to retire. #BlueJays— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) March 18, 2016
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