The Carlos Carrasco extension was made official yesterday. Bastian:
Carrasco’s pact includes team options worth $9 million for 2019 and $9.5 million for ’20, and the pitcher can earn as much as $4 million in incentives in each of those seasons. If Cleveland elects not to pick up either option, Carrasco would receive a $662,500 buyout. He will earn $2,337,500 million in 2015, followed by $4.5 million in ’16, $6.5 million in ’17 and $8 million in ’18.
I'm amused by the $662,500 buyout...
"750k!" "Nope. 500!"
"Sheesh, $662,500?" "Deal!"
Sure beats pursuing Rob Housler; EMBRACE THIS FRANCHISE, CLEVELANDERS!
Chris Davis has returned to the Orioles after spending opening day serving the last day of his 25-game suspension.
Tuesday's Cardinals-Cubs game was postponed due to rain and cold temperatures.
The Athletics signed Cody Ross. Coco Crisp is going to miss a serious amount of time, so this makes sense. Ross was waived by Arizona recently.
The San Francisco Giants signed Kevin Correia to a MiLB deal. That's one I wouldn't have minded us doing.
Yesterday's MLB Game Action
• Mat Latos, in his first start for his hometown Marlins, allowed 7 runs while getting only two outs. Brad Hand relieved him in the first inning and walked a batter before getting the final out. Castrovince provided this gem:
This Marlins Park crowd is becoming Latos intolerant.— Anthony Castrovince (@castrovince) April 7, 2015
• Somebody named Nathan Karns pitched for the other Florida team yesterday and didn't fare too much better, allowing 6 runs in 5.2 innings in a 6-5 Rays loss to Baltimore.
• And apparently Brett Lawrie struck out 4 times on 12 pitches.
• But this is even more hilarious than that: