• Matt Wieters could draw interest from Reds
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    Matt Wieters could draw interest from Reds

    With the Braves on the cusp of formalizing their one-year deal with Kurt Suzuki, the market for free agent catcher Matt Wieters is dwindling. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick references an inside source that lists the Angels, Rockies and Reds as potential suitors for the 30-year-old’s services. Wieters is coming off of an eight-year career with the Orioles. In 2016, he played through his first full year after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2014 and batted .243/.302/.409 with 17 home runs and a .711 OPS in 464 PA. A return to Baltimore in 2017 isn’t out of the question, Crasnick writes, citing some within the team that would be open to Wieters stepping into a DH role and catching platoon with Wellington

  • Here is the 2017 MLB Draft order now that all qualified free agents have signed
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    Here is the 2017 MLB Draft order now that all qualified free agents have signed

    Earlier this week, both Jose Bautista and Mark Trumbo signed new contracts with their former teams, meaning all 10 of this offseason's qualified free agents are off the board. Here's our free agent tracker. Now that all the qualified free agents are signed, the 2017 amateur draft order is more or less final. Here's a look at how things shake out this year. First Round 1. Minnesota Twins 2. Cincinnati Reds 3. San Diego Padres 4. Tampa Bay Rays 5. Atlanta Braves 6. Oakland Athletics 7. Arizona Diamondbacks 8. Philadelphia Phillies 9. Milwaukee Brewers 10. Los Angeles Angels 11. Chicago White Sox 12. Pittsburgh Pirates 13. Miami Marlins 14. Kansas City Royals 15. Houston Astros 16. New York Yankees

  • Pomeranz had an 'experimental' shot in left elbow during offseason
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    Pomeranz had an 'experimental' shot in left elbow during offseason

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- Following the Red Sox’ surprisingly abrupt postseason run, Drew Pomeranz had a stem-cell shot injected into his elbow to deal with discomfort that came at the end of his 2016 All-Star season, with the hopes of a quick turnaround heading into the 2017 season. Pomeranz said he “definitely feels great,” and there was never talk of surgery to deal with the issue. “We just looked for ways to speed up the process of getting ready for this year and I think we made the right choice,” Pomeranz told reporters at Red Sox Winter Weekend at Foxwoods. Pomeranz described what goes into the shot and, while some parts sound more painful than others, he said the injection itself was the