Keon Broxton Headshot

Keon Broxton was arrested in Tampa. Florida on Thursday night on misdemeanor trespassing charges. Police say he was "extremely intoxicated" and had "visible injuries to his face" at the time of the arrest.

Added 11/04/16 8:58 am (EST)   Source
At 3:26am, this looks to be the case of a drunk 26 year old just not listening. Police asked him to leave the scene, then found him a few blocks away and again asked him to leave. He then walked back towards the area again which caused the arrest. There are also reports of him yelling at the police while drunk. Broxton had nine home runs and 22 stolen bases last season, and considered a favorite to be the Brewers' starting center fielder in 2017.
Richie Shaffer Headshot

Shaffer was reassigned to the Indians' minor-league camp Sunday.

Added 2:17 pm (EST)
Shaffer was hoping to win a reserve role in the corner infield, but the contact issues he displayed during Cactus League play (22 strikeouts in 57 at-bats) undermined any chance he had at breaking camp with the team. Expect him to open 2017 with Triple-A Columbus.
Christopher Colabello Headshot

The Indians informed Colabello on Sunday that he wouldn't make the Indians' Opening Day roster.

Added 2:12 pm (EST)
Colabello had an excellent spring training with a 15-of-39 showing from the dish and performed well for Italy in the World Baseball Classic, but as a non-roster invitee, the 33-year-old always faced long odds to break camp with the big club. After missing much of the first half of last season while serving a suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, Colabello slashed just .180/.248/.288 with Triple-A Buffalo in the Blue Jays organization. He'll likely have to find some success with Triple-A Columbus before earning a promotion to the Indians in 2017.
Peter O'Brien Headshot

O'Brien was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Added 2:05 pm (EST)
O'Brien is slashing .294/.362/.765 with a team-leading seven homers and 14 RBI over 51 at-bats this spring, but he was never considered too serious of a candidate to crack the Opening Day roster. Even with Jorge Soler expected to hit the DL to begin the season, O'Brien's lack of a defensive home -- along with his struggles to make contact (team-leading 19 strikeouts) -- ultimately kept him off the 25-man.
Erik Kratz Headshot

The Indians informed Kratz on Sunday that he wouldn't make the Opening Day roster.

Added 2:04 pm (EST)
The Tribe will go with Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez as their two backstops to begin the season, which will likely force Kratz to head to Triple-A Columbus to begin the campaign. The 36-year-old received 87 plate appearances with the Astros and Pirates last season, slashing just .094/.105/.153.
Bryan Holaday Headshot

Holaday exercised his opt-out clause with the Phillies on Monday and is now a free agent, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports.

Added 2:03 pm (EST)
The veteran catcher had been in competition for a backup spot behind Cameron Rupp, but upon being informed that he wouldn't make the 25-man roster, he elected to become a free agent. The 29-year-old will look to catch on with another club after spending time with both the Rangers (30 games) and Red Sox (14 games) last season.
Mathew Latos Headshot

Latos has been informed that he will not make the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster, Blue Jays play-by-play man Mike Wilner reports.

Added 1:58 pm (EST)
Latos has struggled throughout the spring, squandering what had looked to be a decent chance at making the roster as a long-relief option. He'll now have the choice to either begin the year at Triple-A or become a free agent, and at this point it's unclear which path the veteran will choose. Latos made 17 big league appearances for the White Sox and Nationals last season, compiling a cumulative 4.89 ERA and 1.49 WHIP across 70.0 innings.
Scott Alexander Headshot

Alexander was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Added 1:55 pm (EST)
Alexander has pitched well this spring (1.93 ERA and 0.86 WHIP across 9.1 innings), but with Mike Minor and Travis Wood representing the top-two left-handed options in the bullpen, the 27-year-old will have to start his season in Omaha and work for a call-up. He saw some time with the Royals last season, and he should see another opportunity in the big league sometime in 2017.
Charlie Culberson Headshot

Culberson will be away from camp for a few days while his wife gives birth, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Added 1:41 pm (EST)
Culberson is vying for a utility role with the Dodgers, though he is considered to be the underdog. He is 12-for-48 (.250) with three RBI so far this spring. He should be back shortly after his wife gives birth.
Yadier Molina Headshot

Molina, playing in his first game since returning from the World Baseball Classic, went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-0 Grapefruit League win over the Marlins.

Added 1:41 pm (EST)
The veteran backstop blasted an 0-2 pitch from Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen over the left-field wall in his first plate appearance, his first homer of the spring. Molina will be behind the plate for what will be the final season of a five-year, $75 million extension he signed in 2012, ashis agent and the Cardinals continue working on coming to terms on an extension before Opening Day as per the Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Scott Kazmir Headshot

Kazmir (hip) will begin the season on the disabled list, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Added 1:33 pm (EST)
This had increasingly become the expectation over the last few days, as manager Dave Roberts recently expressed that Kazmir is still in the process of rehabbing his injured hip. The veteran is struggling with his velocity, and the Dodgers appear prepared to allow him to work things out for the first couple of weeks of the season before rejoining the club. Look for the 33-year-old to make his season debut later sometime in mid-to-late April.
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