Storylines: LaRussa takes job in Diamondbacks' front office
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Here are the stories from Saturday, May 17th.
- The Diamondbacks announced that they have brought on former Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa to be the club’s Chief Baseball Officer. LaRussa received a multi-year deal and will oversee the entire baseball operations department.
- Jason Kipnis fielded grounders prior to Saturday’s game, and manager Terry Francona told reporters that the All-Star second baseman could begin a rehab assignment next week
- The Indians called up pitcher T.J. House on Saturday and demoted C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus. House is expected to help out in the bullpen until Cleveland promotes Trevor Bauer on Tuesday.
News and Notes
- Padres’ starter Andrew Cashner was placed on the 15-day disabled list with discomfort and inflammation in this right elbow. Cashner has said that he is not overly concerned about the ligament in his pitching elbow.
- The Astros signed reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a Major League deal. Farnsworth was recently released by the Mets. He can earn up to $1.2 million with Houston through performance bonuses.
- According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Yankees and Mariners are two of five finalists for Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell.
- The Rangers outrighted pitcher Justin Germano to Triple-A Round Rock.
- Oakland first baseman Daric Barton has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento.
- Hard-throwing reliever Henry Rodriguez was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans by the Marlins.
- Free agent reliever Alex Burnett threw for teams on Saturday and is hoping to land a deal, according to Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com.