Diamondbacks Make Seven Roster Moves
Unsurprisingly, the Diamondbacks elected to DFA Junior Guerra. Additionally, they have added right-handed pitchers J.B. Bukauskas, Luis Frias, and Matt Peacock, outfielder Stuart Fairchild, and infielder Geraldo Perdomo to the 40-man roster.
Diamondbacks Claim RHP Rogelio Armenteros
The Arizona Diamondbacks claimed right-handed pitcher Rogelio Armenteros from the Houston Astros on Friday. Arementeros, 26, missed the entirety of the 2020 season after undergoing surgery on his elbow in March.
The team also outrighted infielder Domingo Leyba to the Triple-A Reno Aces.
Additionally, right-handed pitcher Emilio Vargas, who was taken off the D-backs’ 40-man roster earlier this week, was claimed by the Chicago White Sox.
A Conversation with Drey Jameson
David LAurila of Fangraphs has a one-on-one interview with Arizona’s small-statured power righty.
Other Baseball News
Stark Revisits the Three-Batter Rule (The Athletic)
With the first season of the new rule now in the books, Jayson Stark revisits the three-batter rule that has been added to enhance the entertainment value of the game. The insights of Arizona’s Torey Loullo figure heavily into the process evaluation.
With the bad blood between Arenado and the Colorado front office and the new financial realities facing many teams in baseball , you can expect Nolan Arenado to be one of the most talked about players on this winter’s Hot Stove.
Steven Cohen Suggest Bobby Bonilla Day
Whether or not billionaire Steve Cohen’s recent acquisition of the Mets bring a championship to Queens or not, no one can say he has not brought some much-needed levity and excitement ot the franchise. Among his many random suggestions for fans has been finding a way to turn the rotten egg that the Mets get on their face every year by having to pay Bonilla a million dollars into something of a fun family joke. Cohen suggests possibly hosting Bonilla every season to hand him a great big check that he can then displays as he takes a lap of the field in a bullpen cart.
The Orioles on Friday cut ties with one of their top sluggers to clear space for several prospects on the 40-man roster, designating Renato Núñez for assignment amid a slew of transactions. Núñez led the Orioles with 43 homers since the beginning of 2019, mostly in a DH role.