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St. Louis signed Ruben Tejada to a one-year, major league deal Saturday afternoon:
Tejada, 26, now appears to be in position to open the season as the Cardinals' starting shortstop. At 26, he batted .261/.338/.350. He has not been known for his plus defense and he does not have a significant amount of power, but he could thrive in St. Louis and might remain with the club since he won't be a free agent until after the 2017 campaign.
It might take consecutive dominant outings for Brandon Beachy to earn a spot in the Dodgers rotation.
Detroit could be in a position to move one of its catchers:
A number of teams are looking at Tiger C Bryan Holaday, who is out of options. Tigers would have to keep 3 Cs to retain him— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) March 18, 2016
Jesse Biddle heads to the Braves after Pittsburgh designated him for assignment:
Braves are claiming LHP Jesse Biddle. Pirates had hoped to keep him after DFA to make room for David Freese.— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) March 19, 2016
Washington released Logan Schafer:
The #Nats have reassigned INF Jason Martinson to Minor League camp and granted OF Logan Schafer his unconditional release.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 19, 2016
Bronson Arroyo will not be able to pitch for the Nationals right away:
The partial tears were consistent w/ a 2014 MRI, Rizzo says. After the rest period, Nats will start Arroyo on shoulder strengthening program— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) March 19, 2016
Michael Lorenzen is not on track to throw any time soon:
Kremchek examined Lorenzen today. He won't throw for another couple of weeks. #reds— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) March 17, 2016
One Pirates prospect will be out for about a month:
#Pirates prospect Austin Meadows had successful surgery to repair the orbital fracture. Estimated time for return: 6-8 weeks.— Stephen J. Nesbitt (@stephenjnesbitt) March 19, 2016
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