The Boston Red Sox made the first move to shore up their bullpen by acquiring closer Mark Melancon from the Houston Astros for shortstop Jed Lowrie and starting pitcher Kyle Weiland. With Jonathan Papelbon lost via free agency and setup man Daniel Bard potentially moving into the rotation, the Red Sox need alternatives for saves [...]
Hopefully if you read the column last week you had the chance to grab David Hernandez from the waiver wire if he was out there to cover for any potential loss of job or injury to J.J. Putz which did indeed happen. Putz is currently on the disabled list with a bad right elbow and [...]
Houston Astros relief pitcher Brandon Lyon will miss the rest of the season with an injury to his pitching arm that will require surgery. Mark Melancon figures to remain as closer for the rest of the season which gives him a nice bump in value for his owners. Melancon has picked up three saves in [...]
Here is the minor league report for the 2010 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, the Triple-A affiliate for the New York Yankees.
The key name to note on the roster is catcher Jesus Montero. It is tough to project him at catcher in keeper leagues with him being 6-4 and close to 225 pounds already at age 20. [...]