Jeremy Guthrie released from hospital after being treated for pneumonia

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Jeremy Guthrie won’t be making his scheduled start tonight against the Tigers, but the Orioles right-hander has been released from the hospital after receiving treatment for pneumonia.

Guthrie actually broke the news himself via Twitter:

I’m free! On my way out of hospital & on the road to recovery. Special thanx to the nurses, doctors & my sweet wife. Thanks for your prayers.

He spent two nights in the hospital, but Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that the Orioles are still hopeful he’ll be able to jump back into the rotation as soon as Sunday. Brad Bergesen is starting in his place versus Justin Verlander tonight.

Phillies sign Trevor Plouffe to minor league deal

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.

Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.

Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.