Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that White Sox right-hander Gavin Floyd “will get multiple opinions on the severity of his injury” after being placed on the disabled list with a strained elbow.
An MRI exam showed no structural damage, but Floyd has a history of elbow problems–including two disabled list stints last season–and went 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA before being shut down.
For now Hector Santiago has stepped into Floyd’s rotation spot, beginning tomorrow against the Royals.
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.