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February 25 News and Notes

Mr. Lohse may have waited himself all the way to Milwaukee or Cleveland, if Jon Heyman is to be believed...

Brett Myers would like you to pick up your cellular telephone and call the Astros.
Brett Myers would like you to pick up your cellular telephone and call the Astros.
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  • Heyman lists the most likely landing spots for Lohse here, and Cleveland is #2 on the list.
  • Ken Rosenthal profiles Shin-Soo Choo and uncovers some awesome details about Choo–Antonetti encounters.
  • The White Sox acquired 3B Conor Gillaspie from the Giants for RHP Jeff Soptic—and DFA'd LGFT and #NewCanzler Lars Anderson. I had no idea the White Sox even had Lars Anderson.
  • Victor Martinez returned to the field for the first time since 2011 and promptly was hit by a pitch. Keep grinding, says Eric.
  • Curtis Granderson was also hit by a pitch this weekend. The JA Happ delivery fractured his forearm and he will be out until the first week of May, at least.
  • Mike Pelfrey is exciting the Twins. It's a cheap signing we could have made, so it will be interesting how this one pans out.
  • Remember John Maine? He's trying to make it with the Marlins. So that they can trade him to Toronto.
  • Bastian, with some Brett Myers quotes:
    on transition from reliever in 2012 to starter this year: "It's not really a transition at all." Has started plenty in career.

    on why Astros put him in bullpen last year: "You'd have to call them. I still don't know."
  • Our old buddy Castro takes a look at Brett Lawrie and how LGFT Mark DeRosa plans on helping him.
  • RUSSELL MARTIN WILL NOT CATCH ROSS DETWILER IN THE WBC. (for a number of reasons)
  • Ryan Raburn Tweets:
  • The Pirates sign RHP Jose Contreras to Minor League deal with invite to Major League #SpringTraining