Part of Shin-Soo Choo's impressive ability to get on base is that he isn't afraid to get hit by a pitch. Choo posted a .423 on-base percentage, the fourth-best in the majors. He also was hit by a pitch 26 times, the most by any big leaguer in 2013. "Hit by pitch is part of baseball," Choo said Friday night. "I can't do anything. If I get scared about hit by pitch, I might change approach and I can't do anything. Pitchers can throw inside. I can hit it or I get hit."
Arrieta, Britton and Smyly all agreed to terms with only Smyly needing an actual arbiter to fix the player’s price in 2016. Meanwhile Clippard is a D’back, Gallardo is still searching for an employer and Ryu isn’t healthy – still.