Lots of storylines on a day that hardly needs them.
Nick Ahmed might win the starting shortstop job, which had implications on the rest of the roster; while the Indians and Corey Kluber aren’t even close on a contract extension.
All you need to do is take on Ryan Howard’s contract.
The Orioles catcher is back behind the dish, Kris Bryant will be back at third soon, and Alex Rodriguez might stay at third.
Everything’s going wrong for Alex Colome, Addison Reed is making changes, Leonys Martin will hit at the top, and Hector Olivera gets another mention here.
The hot market for Hector Olivera.
Mike Trout plans to be more aggressive on the first pitch, a Cuban sensation faces possible surgery, and a Dodgers outfielder is finding his trade market lacking.
The Blue Jays might have multiple closers. Chris Young is weighing options.
San Diego appears poised to put Wil Myers in the leadoff spot. Meanwhile, the Angels look to a prospect, and Colon is going to try hitting 50 percent better.
Tomas boots some balls, while the golden age of Nate Freiman might be over.
Francisco Rodriguez will sign soon, Carlos Quentin could try first base, and Adam Lind might get a shot at non-platooning.
Two stories of players putting on weight, and one of an unrequited trade demand in Toronto.
Five days left before Moncada’s self-imposed deadline; Joba could head west; Huston Street could stay west.
The Red Sox will try to coach Jackie Bradley Jr. back to success, Mets might by happy with their surplus, and Chad Gaudin exists.
The Phillies are still shopping, Wilin Rosario might play some first, and the Luke Scott show is back from Korea.
The Padres move on to the next thing, while the Tigers talk Dioner.