Storylines: Fernandez could be lost for season
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 Monday, May 12th.
- Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reported that Jose Fernandez is undergoing an MRI in Los Angeles, and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that the Cy Young hopeful is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a right elbow strain. He added that Fernandez is returning to Miami and the results of the MRI are still pending. Spencer quoted Redmond’s response when asked if he is concerned about Tommy John surgery, "I think you’re always concerned when you’re talking about elbows. It’s a big blow." Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel later reported that the Marlins expect that Fernandez will require season-ending surgery.
- According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, Yan Gomes is the only Gomes in Major League history to have a hit off another Gomes. He’s gone 2-for-3. Jonny Gomes has no hits off Brandon Gomes, and Wayne Gomes never faced another Gomes in his career.
- Bastian also noted that after Sunday, Cleveland accumulated its fifth multi-homer game in 10 games in May. The Indians had only three multi-homer games in 28 games in March/April.
News and Notes:
- Orioles executive VP Dan Duquette spoke with Astros GM Jeff Luhnow this past weekend “gauging whether there was a potential match” between the two clubs on a trade for a backup catcher, MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubatko reported. The O’s are known to be looking for depth behind the plate with Matt Wieters on the DL, and Kubatko believes the Orioles could favor adding a right-handed hitting catcher to platoon with left-handed hitting Steve Clevenger.
- The Nationals have signed Greg Dobbs to a minor league contract, the team announced. Dobbs’ contract contains an opt-out clause in early June, MLB Trade Rumors' Zach Links reported, but Dobbs expects to be on Washington’s Major League roster well before that date.
- The Phillies announced that they outrighted infielder Jayson Nix off the 25-man and 40-man roster. Nix will have 72 hours to accept or his assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley or elect free agency. A corresponding roster move will be made before today’s game, according to the Phillies.
- The Mets have officially announced that Rafael Montero will be promoted and start on Wednesday in place of Jenrry Mejia, who will be shifted to the bullpen. Montero would accrue 138 days of Major League service time this season, were he to stick in the Majors, making Super Two status very likely.
- The Rangers have released outfielder Jordan Brown, according to Chris Cotillo.