According to the Houston Chronicle,
Appel was the top overall pick in the 2013 amateur draft and finished the season at Class A Quad Cities, where he made eight starts. He finished there with a 3-1 record and a 3.82 ERA.
According to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman,
Also, MLB.com reports that the Astros are pursuing relievers
FOXSports.com reports that the
Coming back from a 50-game suspension for testosterone, Colon made 30 starts for the Athletics in 2013, going 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA.
Volquez made 32 starts and one relief appearance with the Padres and Dodgers in 2013, compiling a 9-12 record and a 5.71 ERA.
Bass, who had previously served as a swingman for the Padres, pitched for them exclusively out of the bullpen in 2013, posting a 5.36 ERA over 42 innings. However, he did make 15 starts at Triple-A Tucson, going 4-6 with a 5.45 ERA.
According to FOXSports.com, the
Also, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the
FOXSports.com reports that first baseman/outfielder
Hart and the Mariners agreed on a one-year deal Wednesday.
Having been thwarted in their attempt to sign a free agent catcher, the
Manager Ron Gardenhire is still expressing some reluctance to trust the 24-year-old with the starting job, saying "he has a lot of things to learn about calling a ballgame and handling pitchers and working with a lot of different pitchers." However, Gardenhire will look to former catcher Joe Mauer, now slated to be the Twins' first baseman, to tutor Pinto.
Filling in for Mauer when he suffered a late-season concussion, Pinto hit. 342 with four home runs in 21 games in 2013.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the
In his seventh and most recent season in New York, Chamberlain made 45 appearances and posted a 4.93 ERA.
MLB.com reports that
Harper had surgery to repair the bursa in his left knee in October.