Nationals Designate Emilio Bonifacio

Nationals Designate Emilio Bonifacio The Nationals have designated veteran utilityman Emilio Bonifacio for assignment, the club announced. Righty James Bourque was also optioned down as the team trimmed its active roster as required. More to come … Source: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/08/nationals-designate-emilio-bonifacio.html

Yankees Option Miguel Andujar

Yankees Option Miguel Andujar The Yankees have optioned infielder/outfielder Miguel Andujar to their alternate training site, per a club announcement. Fellow infielder Thairo Estrada and righty Nick Nelson were sent down with him. More to come … Source: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/08/yankees-option-miguel-andujar.html

Latest On MLB’s Coronavirus Protocols

Latest On MLB’s Coronavirus Protocols With the coronavirus already having disrupted multiple teams’ seasons, commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly warned union chief Tony Clark last week that Major League Baseball could shut down the campaign prematurely if clubs don’t follow its protocols. Baseball has continued on since then, though, and Manfred seems confident the league will…

Latest On Simmons, Ohtani

Latest On Simmons, Ohtani Angels skipper Joe Maddon provided an update on the injury situations of shortstop Andrelton Simmons and starter/DH Shohei Ohtani. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times was among those to cover the chat (Twitter links). In the case of Simmons, who is nursing an ankle injury, he’s not going to be activated…

Marlins Sign Brandon Leibrandt

Marlins Sign Brandon Leibrandt The Marlins have inked lefty Brandon Leibrandt, Craig Mish of Sports Grid reports on Twitter. He’ll join the organization’s 60-man player pool. There’s little doubt the deal is of the minor-league variety. Liebrandt, son of Charlie, comes aboard after participating in the Somerset Professional Baseball Series staged by the indy ball Somerset…