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Milwaukee signed Franklin Morales to a minor league deal Friday and there is a good chance he makes the major league roster:
Morales, 30, will join Will Smith as left-handers in the Brewers' bullpen mix, providing the team with a middle relief option with Smith slated to be the closer. Milwaukee was thought to be looking for a veteran southpaw all winter, so Morales should have a good chance at cracking the team's major-league roster after spring training.
The Rockies signed Ryan Raburn, who will have a good chance to join the club's bench.
Jose Bautista and the Blue Jays appear to be at war:
Bautista has undoubtedly been fantastic for Toronto over the last six years, but that's a bold stance to take. While an extension might have been possible at one point in time, if Bautista won't budge from the demands that he's submitted, a resolution doesn't seem likely.
Outfielder Felix Perez is joining the Orioles:
#Orioles sign OF Felix Perez to minor league deal.— Rich Dubroff (@RichDubroffCSN) March 5, 2016
Kameron Loe agreed to a minor league deal with the White Sox:
White Sox agree to Minor League deal with RHP Kameron Loe. He will be in Minor League camp— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) March 3, 2016
Maicer Izturis announced his retirement Friday.
Jimmy Paredes has a bone bruise in his wrist:
Jimmy Paredes has a bone bruise in his left wrist. Had MRI today. #Orioles# #OriolesTalk— Rich Dubroff (@RichDubroffCSN) March 4, 2016
Cameron Maybin will be out for four to six weeks after breaking his wrist.
Carter Capps has a Monday visit with Dr. James Andrews.
Brett Anderson will be out for three to five months after undergoing back surgery.
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