The Atlanta Braves could add another key piece to their bullpen in the coming days. Shane Greene threw in a controlled scrimmage on Thursday and is expected to pitch for Gwinnett in the next few days. The Braves signed Greene to a one-year, $1.5 million deal on May 9 in hopes that he can bolster the team’s bullpen. Greene went unsigned during the offseason and sat out all of Spring Training, so he will likely need multiple appearances before he is deemed ready to return.
Greene appeared in 28 games with the Braves last season and posted a 2.60 ERA with a 3.81 FIP in 27 2/3 innings.
Snitker also said that injured catcher Travis d’Arnaud is doing some baseball related activities. He recently had his stitches removed but remains in a cast, but is progressing.
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired shortstop Willy Adames and right-hander Trevor Richards from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for relievers J.P. Feyereisen and Drew Rasmussen.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees are having trade discussions with the Rangers about outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. DeShields is currently on a minor league deal with Texas and is playing at Triple-A. He can opt out of his deal on June 1 if he isn’t on Texas’ active roster. New York is currently dealing with a number of injuries in the outfield and DeShields could potentially provide some depth.
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday due to a bruised left hand. Realmuto will be eligible to return on May 29 against the Rays.
The Mets placed first baseman Pete Alonso and right-hander Tommy Hunter on the 10-day injured list Friday. Alonso is dealing with a right hand sprain. He was hit by a pitch back on May 5 against the Cardinals and has gone 5-for-41 at the plate since. Hunter is sidelined with a sore lower back.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported Friday that a member of the Mariners’ traveling party tested positive for COVID-19 and that has caused concern within the organization about potential spread. Per the report, Seattle is well short of the 85% vaccination threshold.
Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks will undergo surgery to repair a torn tendon sheath in his left wrist. There is currently no timetable for his return but he is expected to miss several months with the injury.
The Oakland A’s selected the contract of righty Cam Bedrosian and transferred Mike Fiers to the 60-day injured list. Bedrosian began the season with the Reds but signed a minor league deal with Oakland earlier this month.