29. Drew Smyly (31, LHP, Giants): Is Smyly’s long climb back from missing the 2017-18 seasons complete? He was fantastic in a seven-game run for the Giants, striking out 42 in 26 1/3 innings and nearly pitching them into the playoffs on the season’s final day. Yet another intriguing risk-reward play. SIGNED: One year, $11 million with Braves, Nov. 16.Houston Astros Face Coverings
He didn’t visit his family in his native Curacao and remained in Los Angeles to train under the supervision of Dodgers strength and conditioning coach Brandon McDaniel. He emphasized improving his command, believing the key to do so was in his delivery. He spent his offseason running more and heavy-lifting less.Minnesota Twins Face Coverings
Dustin May, who made his only Cactus League appearance March 2, is scheduled to start Monday against the Colorado Rockies. Roberts said the right-hander is expected to log three innings. May’s absence from games hasn’t been injury-related, according to Roberts, and he’s faced hitters on backfields at Camelback Ranch. … Cody Bellinger remains scheduled to make his Cactus League debut Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. It’ll be Bellinger’s first game since underdoing right shoulder surgery in November. The center fielder has faced live pitching since last week and played in an intrasquad game Sunday.
"I can definitely imagine it. I would love that. Now, do I think MLB will do it? I hope so. I mean, I hope that they see the value in it. I think every sport you kind of go across the board, you see all the different things that are just expanding as far as customization and in the products," Smith said. "If nothing else, I think they'll continue to give us a platform to show the stuff off, at least in batting practice, hopefully with events like the Home Run Derby [and] Players Weekend.Los Angeles Angels Face Coverings
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Tyler Mahle will be the best pitcher on the Reds' staff: And that's saying something, considering he's part of one with Luis Castillo and Sonny Gray. If Mahle can cut down on his walks, he will be elite. One evaluator who saw him recently said Mahle's fastball is playing up in velocity, too.
“My office has completed its investigation into the allegations that Sam Dyson violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy," Commissioner Manfred said in a statement. "Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Dyson violated our Policy and that discipline is appropriate.”Colorado Rockies Face Coverings
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