PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays prospect Brent Honeywell left the mound during a live batting practice session with what the team diagnosed as a right forearm strain.
The 22-year-old right-hander got hurt Thursday while facing major league batters for the first time this spring.
Manager Kevin Cash would not speculate on the severity of the injury, adding Honeywell would undergo further evaluation. Cash says “It’s frustrating whether he’s going to miss a week or a month or whatever it is.”
Honeywell is regarded as one of the top pitching prospects in baseball. He was MVP of last year’s All-Star Futures Game and went 12-8 with a 3.64 ERA in 24 starts for Triple-A Durham last season.
Right-handed reliever Mychal Givens, Colorado Rockies agree to 1-year, $4.05M contract
Colorado acquired Givens in a deal with Baltimore on Aug. 30. He allowed at least a run in five of 10 appearances for the Rockies.
Givens appeared in 12 games for the Orioles before the trade and allowed two runs over 13 innings. Combined, he was 1-1 with a 3.61 ERA with Colorado and Baltimore.
He turns 31 on May 13.
Givens was selected by the Orioles in the second round of the 2009 amateur draft. He is 21-17 with a 3.41 ERA and 21 saves over 345⅓ innings during his career. Givens was due to make $3,225,000 in 2020 and his prorated salary wound up at $1,194,444.
Six Rockies remain eligible to exchange proposed arbitration salaries on Friday: right-handers Carlos Estevez, Jon Gray and Robert Stephenson, left-hander Kyle Freeland, second baseman Ryan McMahon and outfielder Raimel Tapia.
Reliever Archie Bradley reaches one-year deal with Philadelphia Phillies, sources say
Bradley was not re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds after he was acquired in a midseason trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The right-hander pitched well in his six regular-season appearances with Cincinnati, giving up just one run over 7⅔ innings. He allowed the deciding run in Game 1 of the team’s National League wild-card series against the Braves, which Atlanta won 1-0 in 13 innings.
Overall, he was 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 16 appearances between the two teams. He entered the majors as a starter with the Diamondbacks, starting 26 games in 2016, before moving to the bullpen the following seasons. He has 28 career saves and a 3.91 ERA in 255 appearances since entering the majors in 2015.
The agreement between the Phillies and Bradley was first reported by Sportsnet.
Oakland Athletics acquire reliever Nik Turley from Pittsburgh Pirates for cash
OAKLAND, Calif. — Left-hander Nik Turley was traded to the Athletics on Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates for $60,000, giving Oakland a reliable reliever for late in games after losing closer Liam Hendriks in free agency.
Turley went 0-3 with a 4.98 ERA and one save over 25 relief outings — the most by any big league rookie — spanning 21 2/3 innings for the Pirates in the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season.
The 31-year-old Turley made his major league debut with the Minnesota Twins in 2017 then didn’t pitch the next two years after working back from Tommy John surgery.
Oakland won the American League West at 36-24 for its third straight playoff berth then beat the Chicago White Sox in the wild-card round before losing in a four-game AL Division Series to rival Houston last fall.
Soccer6 days ago
FA Cup extra-time rules: Is there extra-time in the FA Cup third round?
NFL6 days ago
Dallas Cowboys fire defensive coordinator Mike Nolan
Soccer5 days ago
Arsenal stars send messages of support to Gabriel Martinelli after worrying injury update
Cricket7 days ago
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2020-21 – Quinton de Kock
MLB7 days ago
Buster Olney’s top 10s for 2021 — Ranking MLB’s best teams
Cricket6 days ago
Recent Match Report – Scorchers vs Thunder 34th Match 2020
Cricket7 days ago
Recent Match Report – Ireland vs U.A.E. 1st ODI 2021
MLB6 days ago
Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda dies at 93