Minor MLB Transactions: 8/21/19

Minor MLB Transactions: 8/21/19 Here are the latest minor moves from around baseball… The Nationals have agreed to a minor-league deal with left-handed pitcher Sam Freeman, according to Mark Zuckerman of MASN. He’ll report to Triple-A Fresno. Though he was a mainstay in Braves bullpens over the last two years, he has only appeared in one big…

Tigers Shut Down Top Prospect Casey Mize

Tigers Shut Down Top Prospect Casey Mize The Tigers are shutting down former first-overall selection and top pitching prospect Casey Mize, per Jason Beck of MLB.com. While he’s out of commission, he’ll remain with the Double-A Erie Seawolves before reporting to instructional league in mid-September. As Beck notes, no one injury motivated the Tigers’ decision;…

Cubs’ Brandon Morrow Shut Down For Season

Cubs’ Brandon Morrow Shut Down For Season Cubs reliever Brandon Morrow has suffered a setback in his recovery from elbow surgery, President Theo Epstein told reporters including Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. He’ll miss the remainder of the season. More to come. Source: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/08/cubs-brandon-morrow-shut-down-for-season.html

Angels Place Griffin Canning On IL With Elbow Inflammation

Angels Place Griffin Canning On IL With Elbow Inflammation The Angels have placed right-handed pitcher Griffin Canning on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. It’s the same issue that landed the 23-year-old rookie on the injured list in early August. More to come. Source: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/08/angels-place-griffin-canning-on-il-with-elbow-inflammation.html

Jon Gray Suffers Season-Ending Foot Fracture

Jon Gray Suffers Season-Ending Foot Fracture Rockies right-hander Jon Gray will miss the rest of the season after suffering a left foot fracture, the team announced.  Gray has been placed on the 60-day injured list.  Colorado purchased the contract of right-hander Tim Melville from Triple-A, and Melville will take Gray’s spot as the starter for…