Twins rookie sensation Byron Buxton is close to signing his deal & more in MLB Daily Digest
Get It Done: The number two pick in the MLB draft Byron Buxton could have his deal done by the middle of next week according to ESPN’s Phil Mackey.The Georgia product was considered by many to be the top prospect of this year’s draft and the Twins are through-the-roof about nurturing this potential once-in-a-lifetime selection.
We use colorful phrases to describe newcomers much too often these days, but Buxton is that good. Don’t forget according to the new CBA, Buxton cannot be inked to a major league deal.
The Cardinals just wrapped up their supplementary first round pick Patrick Wisdom for $693k according to Jim Callis.
Filling A Gap: The Braves are calling up Julio Teheran from Triple-A to start in place of the gimpy Tim Hudson according to the AJC.
Hudson has taken a cortisone shot for bone spurs in his ankle and hopes to return to the Braves for his next scheduled start against the Yankees on Wednesday.
Bitter Pill: San Francisco is bringing back Pablo Sandoval at third base today manager Bruce Bochy has confirmed.
“We think he’s ready,” Bochy said. “With Melky [Cabrera] out, sure, that plays a part in it. We’re a little short handed and could use another bat in the lineup.”
This would be a good time for Sandoval to prove his worth after coming up empty.
Brett Pill has been optioned to Triple-A Fresno to make room on the 25-man roster.
It Was All Good Just A Day Ago: Word is trickling in from the Mariners that Kevin Millwood may have to go on the 15 day disabled list. Millwood was pulled from last night’s no-hitter with what they are still calling a “minor” groin injury.
Taking A “Day” Off: Whitesox OF Dayan Viciedo is not in Saturday’s lineup. He left last night’s game with tightness in both of his hamstrings. According to the team, he’s now listed as day-to-day.
In his place comes Jordan Danks who will make his first start in the majors and bat in the eighth slot.