On Tuesday, Cleveland swung a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals to land Rzepczynski in exchange for Class A infielder Juan Herrera, adding a much-needed left-hander to the bullpen’s depth chart. Whether Rzepczynski will immediately join Cleveland’s big league relief corps remains undetermined.
Dombrowski will certainly talk and listen, but he didn’t sound like he had anything looming as Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline loomed.
The White Sox have elected to keep Peavy fresh in the event he is traded, making him available immediately for any team that might acquire the former Cy Young Award winner. The Arizona Diamondbacks have emerged as the frontrunner to acquire Peavy, a major league source told ESPN.com.
There have been indications that with the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies over, Major League Baseball soon will announce the penalties against Rodriguez and other players involved in the Biogenesis case.
“We are pleased to add an experienced arm to our bullpen,” Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski said. “Jose can pitch in a variety of roles, provides depth in the bullpen, and complements the roles of Joaquin Benoit and Drew Smyly.”
According to a Yahoo! Sports report, Gonzalez agreed to a six-year deal that could be worth $60 million, the richest contract ever for an international player.
Aldermen voted Wednesday to support the work for the home of the Cubs, one day after it got crucial approval from a City Council zoning committee and the alderman whose ward includes the ballpark.