No one claims the veteran catcher."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Red Sox StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Red Sox NewsYahoo Red Sox Team PageYahoo Red Sox ReportYahoo Red Sox Depth ChartYahoo Red Sox TransactionsYahoo Red Sox PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁昐andy Le贸n clears waivers http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey
, is outrighted to PawtucketNew,26commentsNo one claims the veteran catcher.EDTShareTweetShareShareSandy Le贸n clears waivers, is outrighted to PawtucketGary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY SportsThe Red Sox made the decision earlier this week to place Sandy Le贸n on waivers, in turn keeping Blake Swihart on the active roster. It wasn’t a big surprise that no team was willing to part with anything of value for Le贸n, but I figured some team would want his plus defense and experience behind the plate despite his $2.475 million salary for 2019. Apparently, I misread how the market saw him, because Le贸n has cleared waivers. The report comes from Evan Drellich.Now, Le贸n has a choice to make. Previously we had indicated that Le贸n would be able to decline his assignment to Pawtucket, and while that’s still true it’s not quite as simple. Explained here by Sox Prospects’ Chris Hatfield Christian Arroyo Jersey
, Le贸n has enough service time to refuse an assignment to the minors, but doing so would mean forfeiting his salary for the year. In other words, he has to decide now if he wants to try to get a major-league job for likely a little under $2 million less than his current salary or if he wants to make the extra money and play in Pawtucket. For clarity, this money still does count against the luxury tax. It seems he has decided for option number two.Given how much concern the Red Sox seem to have towards that top luxury tax bracket, they likely would have seen either option as a win. From a purely team-building perspective, however, this works out better. They now have a third catcher they know they can trust, and he can help work with the young pitchers in Triple-A as well. I really didn’t see any way to get to Opening Day with all three catchers still in the organization, but sometimes things still work out.Update: It seems Le贸n still may have to formally accept the assignment Nathan Eovaldi Jersey
, so maybe this isn’t over yet. Rockies news and links for April 5, 2019"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Scaling the RocksPebble ReportRockpileRockies Game ThreadsRockies Fan ExperienceRockpileWelcoming the Rockies back to Coors FieldNew,51commentsRockies news and links for April 5, 2019 Welcoming the Rockies back to Coors FieldRockies Insider: Colorado’s opening road trip reveals series of omens for 2019 season | Denver Post ($)In these early days of the 2019 season, there are some warning signs reminiscent of last year. First off, the pitching rotation is still a bit shaky. Kyle Freeland and German Marquez are quite stable, but the back end didn’t look quite as good. The abysmal offense does not bode well, either. The Rockies were meant to work on offense in the offseason after a franchise-low .256, but so far http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey
, the plate discipline and lack of hitting is not impressing anyone. In other bad news, the Rockies big offseason attainment, Daniel Murphy, suffered a finger fracture that will bench him for four to six weeks. Jake McGee also suffered an injury, a knee strain, that led to Carlos Estevez being recalled from Triple A. Some good news for the Rockies came in the form of a contract extension with German Marquez. The young pitcher has continued to develop and impress on the mound and he’s a great long-term addition to the pitching rotation.Rockies would be wise to extend hometown ace Kyle Freeland | Mile High SportsKyle Freeland has been a hometown favorite in his time with the Rockies so far. His performance has shown that he deserves a contract extension. Freeland will be eligible for arbitration next year, and the Rockies might consider avoiding arbitration and offering him an extension like they did with German Marquez. Freeland arrived on the scene and dominated the mound, finding himself in contention for the Cy Young award after an unbelievable 2018. Rockies pitching has been a bit rocky of late, and locking down a future with an ace like Freeland could be a step toward success. Colorado Rockies: A return to Home Matt Andriese Jersey
, Sweet Home | Rox PileFriday marks the Rockies’ home opener for the 2019 season. The Rox had a bit of a rough start on the road, suffering from those Florida woes. The lack of any kind of offense was disheartening, but the hope is that the Denver air works a bit more in their favor. Fortunately, the pitching showed some real promise, with Kyle Freeland and German Marquez unsurprisingly killing it. The Rockies homecoming is tough, as they’ll start off against the Dodgers, but hopefully the fans in purple can help give them a boost. Colorado Rockies prospect Justin Lawrence skyrockets to Triple-A | Rox PileTwenty-four-year-old righty Justin Lawrence was promoted straight from Class A to Triple-A. He had impressive outings last season and in the spring. He also took advantage of all the learning opportunities being around veteran players provides. Lawrence has a unique pitching style, and that could be a huge boon in the Rockies arsenal. Rockies to dawn new uniform combo in 2019 | Mile High SportsThe Rockies will look a little different when they take the field this year. Their new pants with special jerseys — like the purple ones or the black vests — will not have pinstripes and are solid white instead.