Happy Friday, everyone!
Ryan Flaherty has spent his career as a utility man, playing all infield positions as well as the corner outfield spots. Dioner Navarro has been behind the dish since 2004 (with the exception of 2017 when he stepped away from baseball due to a family medical emergency). Both will be in camp with the Indians to compete for a spot on the major league roster.
The Indians held a lot of leverage in potential Kluber and/or Bauer trades, and it seems that no team offered what the Indians were looking for. So Kluber and Bauer will suit up for another season with the Tribe. There are worse things in the world than this.
The Little Cowboy may ride again in a different uniform. Best of luck, Josh.
Around the league
- The Yankees aren’t being cheap, according to Hal Steinbrenner. Wait...someone thought the Yankees are being cheap?
- No more Disabled List in MLB as of this season. It will now be the Injured List.
- Hunter Pence is heading to Texas on a minor league deal.
- J.T. Realmuto has been traded to the Phillies from the Marlins.
- The artist formerly known as Zach Britton will now be referred to as Zack Britton.
- Kyle Barraclough and the Nationals are heading to salary arbitration. Barraclough wants 2 million, the Nationals only want to pay 1.725 million.
- MORE TEAMS ARE MEETING WITH AND NOT SIGNING BRYCE HARPER. NEWS AT 11.
Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson
The baseball world lost one of the all-time greats yesterday with the passing of Frank Robinson at the age of 83. Read up on his impact here. Rest in peace, Frank.
The Frank Robinson family has asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis or the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) February 7, 2019