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Belt's new deal will re-work his salary for this season, meaning he will be under San Francisco's control through the 2021 season. The soon-to-be 28-year old was slated to become a free agent after next year, meaning the new deal covers two arbitration years and four free-agent years.
Dr. Sheridan says Pollock won't be begin baseball activities for at least three months, best-case. Could miss the entire year, he said.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) April 9, 2016
Philadelphia lost a minor league outfielder:
Phillies say Andrew Pullin, a 22-year-old outfielder who led the Florida State League in homers last season, has voluntarily retired.— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) April 9, 2016
Sean Burnett can opt-out May 1:
Source: #Dodgers to sign LHP Sean Burnett to minor-league contract. Will include May 1 opt-out.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 9, 2016
Tyson Ross was placed on the 15-day DL:
Tyson Ross to the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation. Move retroactive to 4/5.— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) April 9, 2016
The expectation is Ender Inciarte will be back relatively soon:
The #Braves hope Inciarte will return w/in the next few days. But if a DL stint is necessary, they'll discuss promoting Mallex Smith— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) April 9, 2016
Micah Johnson now has an opportunity:
Carl Crawford going on DL, Micah Johnson being recalled.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) April 9, 2016
San Francisco is still interested in a reunion with Tim Lincecum:
#SFGiants remain interested/in touch with timmy. unlike others, they are still thinking pen for him, tho. TL wants to start— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 8, 2016
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