Arizona Diamondbacks News
Nick Piecoro/AZ Central: Diamondbacks scratch pitcher Zac Gallen from scheduled start
First SMH injury of the year goes to Zac Gallen, who will delayed a few days due to sustaining a cut on his right thumb. Madison Bumgarner and Merrill Kelly will now pitch in the 2-game series against the Houston Astros.
Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors: White Sox Place Lucas Giolito, A.J. Pollock on Injured List
Here is my shocked face. A.J. Pollock is out with a hamstring strain, for his yearly IL stint, retroactive to April 10th.
Anthony Franco/MLB Trade Rumors: Blue Jays select Tyler Heineman, place Danny Jansen on Injured List
Heineman had a brief with the organization in 2019, although he’s probably going to be the backup in Toronto while Jansen is out with left side soreness.
James Fegan and Nick Groke/The Athletic: MLB Power Rankings (4/11)
I usually don’t give two craps about this type of content, but with no games in the organization yesterday I’ll list it. D-backs rank 28th out of 30.
Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors: Reds to Promote Nick Lodolo
Reds pretty much announced that Lodolo made the team out of Spring, this move just makes it a done deal. Him and Greene could be an interesting 1-2 punch for a rebuilding Reds club down the road.
Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors: Lerner Family to “Explore” Possibility of Selling Nationals
This could be interesting for the next owner, as the Nationals have a lot of deferred payments set up between Max Scherzer, Patrick Corbin, and Stephen Strasburg. I guess that’s the price to pay for a World Series.
Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors: Braves Select Bryce Elder, DFA Chadwick Tromp
Elder will be one of the first players from the 2020 Draft to reach the majors. He was a nice 2nd round find for them and had vaulted to AA by the end of last year. Elder projects to be a reliable innings eater in the middle of their rotation.