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Merrill Kelly continues to struggle, Bracho needs Tommy John, and Greg Holland still hasn’t found the velocity to call his pitch a fastball. This is why depth is important.

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Diamondbacks News

Merrill Kelly’s Struggles Continue

Merrill Kelly returned to the mound to face the Kansas City Royals. On the plus side, he managed to get out of the first inning this time. On the negative side, he still allowed three runs on three walks with a strikeout in 1 23 innings of work.

Silvino Bracho has Partial UCL Tear

The pitcher’s most dreaded second opinion in baseball awaits Bracho. The team expects to hear back from Dr. James Andrews within the next day or so.

Latest Opening Day Roster Predictions

It’s safe to say the bullpen is starting to look a lot less certain these days. It remains to be seen whether or not Jarrod Dyson will be healthy in time to make his way back in time as well.

Around MLB

MLB, MLBPA Nearing Rules Change Agreement

It is possible that the 2019 season could see a single trade deadline and a significantly smaller September roster. Additionally, it looks like MLB and Liga Mexicana de Beisbol have worked out an agreement regulating the movement of players from LMB to the majors.

Two Teams Who Won the the Offseason

Adding Bryce Harper to a borderline team makes Philadelphia’s rise to the top of the wins-added list an easy one to call. More impressive was the 90-win Yankees managing to add eight wins as well.

Harper Hoping to Lure Trout

Bryce Harper is committing himself to doing what he can to lure Mike Trout to a winning culture in Philly when Trout hits free agency in 2020.