Usually a physical is merely a formality, but in Napoli's case it was more important. In 2012 his long-term deal with the Red Sox was voided because the physical revealed degenerative ailment in both hips.
The other important piece of information was that the Indians have leased a new (and better) facility in the Dominican Republic.
One amusing tidbit in Hoynes' notes is that the Indians among 17 teams that Jonathan Papelbon can't be traded to without his permission. Thanks, Jonathan!
Pluto breaks down the thought process behind the Todd Frazier non-trade.
Zach McAllister and new Cub Ben Zobrist took part in a baseball clinic in Peoria this weekend.
Roberto Hernandez/Fausto Carmona signed with the Blue Jays this weekend.
Phillips exercised his "10 and 5" rights, which gives the right of Players with 10 years experience and 5 years with their current team the ability to veto any trade.
Maybe that's standard language for contracts, but even so that's a hilarious clause.
The question was for $1600.
A group of MLB players completed a goodwill tour of Cuba this week. A recap of the tour.