The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD and rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have something that should be shared? Hit us at @mlbdailydish on Twitter.
Good morning baseball fans, and happy 4th of July to those in America on this Monday!
Washington is considering the idea of bringing in Jay Bruce.
The Diamondbacks placed Zack Greinke on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.
That being said, two of their other pitchers, Robbie Ray and Patrick Corbin are drawing interest from other clubs.
On Friday, penalties were enforced against the Red Sox for improprieties during last year’s International Signing Period, and these penalties could have implications on the entire market as a whole.
The international scouts to whom I’ve spoken think that, at the very least, teams will be more careful with their dealing than they’ve been to this point since MLB has now shown a willingness to actually do something about their machinations. Those same sources think this may just be the beginning of MLB shortening leashes in Latin America. One source told me he thought these rulings might force teams to adjust some of the deals they have in place for this year. Some find the rulings amusing or hypocritical because the bonus restrictions that MLB has in place for Latin American teenagers, which exist solely to suppress the amounts of money these kids can receive, incentivize this kind of behavior by teams.
Angels starter Hector Santiago is drawing interest from other clubs.
Here is a roundup of news from around the National League West.
While playing multiple positions and hitting well, Willson Contreras won’t be like Kyle Schwarber.
Both ZIPS and Steamer project him to arrive at the same value currently, 0.7 fWAR at season's end, with Steamer seeing him as a slightly above average run creator in limited appearances, bolstered by a declining strikeout rate. Steamer and ZIPS lend credence to the suggestion that Contreras won't have the impact Schwarber did, but will be a useful piece of depth for the Cubs down the stretch, especially if he's able to continue filling in for spot starts at different positions.
Subscribe to The Rosterbatorical on iTunes. While you are there, drop us a rating and a review!
Today in Baseball History: In 1939, Lou Gerhrig’s number four is retired, the first major league player to get that honor.