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Tim Lincecum passed his physical, making his one-year deal with the Angels official:
Lincecum drew interest from over 20 teams after throwing a showcase two weeks ago in Scottsdale, and was said to be choosing between the White Sox, Giants and Angels as of last week. He will likely go to the minors for a bit before joining the Angels' starting rotation, which has been decimated by injuries.
Neither the Twins nor the Rays have had much success in recent drafts.
What exactly is wrong with the Rangers' new stadium plans?
Josh Reddick is out 4-6 weeks with a broken thumb:
Reddick, 29, has been one of Oakland's most consistent contributors, hitting .322/.394/.466 with five home runs and 18 RBI. He is considered a top trade candidate in advance of the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline, though today's news at least slightly threatens his availability.
Things aren't looking good for Carson Smith:
Farrell said he would be surprised if Carson Smith needed surgery. Hoping rest is the remedy.— Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) May 20, 2016
Phil Coke has been out-righted:
Phil Coke has been outrighted to Scranton/Wilkes-Bare— Lohud Yankees Blog (@LoHudYankees) May 20, 2016
Ryan Jackson is heading to Los Angeles:
#Angels purchase SS Ryan Jackson from Phillies, assign him to AAA. The Angels' AAA SS, Gregorio Petit, is now their major league SS.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) May 20, 2016
Cincinnati had to make room for another outfielder:
Drew Hayes DFA'd to make room for Selsky #reds— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) May 20, 2016
Sean Burnett decided to opt out of his Braves contract:
LHP Sean Burnett opts out of deal with #Braves, hits free agency, per sources. 1.38 ERA, 10K, 7BB in 13 innings at AAA this year— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) May 20, 2016
Shin-Soo Choo is headed back to right field:
Non-closer news: Shin-Soo Choo will be the #Rangers' right fielder when he returns from DL and Nomar Mazara will be in left field.— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) May 18, 2016
There is a chance Matt Harvey doesn't start Tuesday:
Collins says he is not committing to Harvey starting Tuesday in D.C.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) May 20, 2016
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