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MLB Storylines: Drew and Morales will remain patient

MLB Storylines: Drew and Morales will remain patient
Boston Red Sox Stephen Drew (7) in action, fielding vs Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park. (Damian Strohmeyer/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)
March 15, 2014
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In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI.

Here are the stories from Friday, March 14th.

Top Stories:

  • Scott Boras, the agent for both Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew, told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com that his two clients will not cave and settle for a one-year deal. They're prepared to hold out until after the June amateur draft to do sign with a team after which the draft compensation will no longer apply.

Tribe News:

  • The Indians optioned right-hander Bryan Price to Triple-A Columbus on Friday morning.
  • Manager Terry Francona said outfielder Nyjer Morgan is still being monitored for the slight left calf strain he suffered during an eighth-inning double in Wednesday's game against the Padres. He is considered day-to-day.

News and Notes:

  • First baseman Mike McDade has agreed to a minor league deal with the Blue Jays, according to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com.
  • Outfielder Aaron Cunningham has been released by the Cubs.
  • Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Brewers have explored the possibility of opening up extension talks with shortstop Jean Segura
  • The Twins announced that they have signed closer Glen Perkins to a new four-year contract extension that runs through the 2017 season. Minnesota will now owe Perkins $22.175 million in total, including $14.1375 million in new money.
  • Braves starter Brandon Beachy may need Tommy John surgery for the second time, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reported. 
  • The Philadelphia Phillies released catcher Lou Marson.

User Comments

Hermie13
March 17, 2014 - 9:55 AM EDT
Curious if Marson's shoulder was why he was released by the Phillies...

Still a fan of him behind the plate when healthy and can hit ok....but if he's unable to throw....career could be over.
Walter
March 15, 2014 - 12:25 PM EDT
Beachy and Medlen both may need Tommy John surgery. Speaking of taking a hit to your starting rotation. I wonder how competitive the Braves will be this year?

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