Ervin Santana allowed one unearned run on six hits and two walks with one strikeout over seven innings against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Big Erv got his swerve on for the first time in about exactly a month, as Saturday marked the first time Santana had held an opponent to less than three runs since the 10th of May. At this point it has become too difficult to trust Santana, especially considering his strikeout rate has fallen off a cliff as he has failed to strikeout more than six batters over that span and has punched out three or fewer in five of his last five outings. If you own Erv try and use this outing to flip him as fast as you can because his next start, on Thursday, will be in Colorado against the Rockies. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Marc Gasol (foot) is expected to miss 4-6 months.
In a devastating blow for the Grizzlies, Gasol has been confirmed to have a broken bone in his foot and will almost certainly miss the remainder of the season. Memphis is currently sitting fifth in the Western Conference standings, but only 4.5 games up on ninth-place Portland. Gasol has put up per-game marks of 16.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists so far this season. Analysis: Nate Miller
Armonty Bryant has been indicted on felony drug charges.
According to court documents adderall, marijuana, oxycodone and two other gun were found in the car on Christmas morning this past December when Bryant and a former teammate were pulled over for speeding. The Browns have not yet cut ties with Bryant but not only is he being tried for felony drug charges but he is also going to suffer discipline by the NFL for violating the leagues personal conduct policy. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Phillies have designated Bobby LaFromboise for assignment on Wednesday.
LaFromboise appeared in 11 games for the Pirates last season going 0-0 with a 1.13 ERA while striking out eight over eight innings. At the minor league level last season he appeared in 54 games for Triple-A Indianapolis where he went 1-2 with a 2.98 ERA while striking out 52 over 54.1 innings. He has 27 career major league games games over his career, going 0-1 with a 3.63 ERA while striking out 23 over 22.1 innings. He will likely sign a minor league contract with another team and compete for a spot in the bullpen. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Blue Jays have said Gavin Floyd is expected to compete for a spot in the rotation.
The Blue Jays have a number of rotation options to sift through this spring but it seems like Marcus Stroman, R.A. Dickey, Marco Estrada and J.A. Happ are locked into the top four slots. That means Floyd will have to out-pitch Drew Hutchison, Jesse Chavez, Scott Copeland, Brad Penny and Roberto Hernandez (the ex-Fausto Carmona guy, not the old reliever). It's not exactly a daunting task for most, but considering Floyd is dealing with a rebuilt arm here, his chances are actually lower than most to succeed. It will be something to track during the spring, but you'd be hard-pressed to trust and of these fifth-starter candidates in a hitter's haven like Toronto. Analysis: Howard Bender