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Mariners sign Reds castoff Kevin Gregg


Released by the Reds last week, veteran reliever Kevin Gregg has signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners.

Gregg was horrible for the Reds and also horrible for the Marlins last season, allowing 22 runs in 19.2 innings since the beginning of 2014.

He’s also 37 years old and wasn’t particularly great to begin with, but teams have always seemed to like Gregg more than his mediocre performance would suggest.  That’s how he’s racked up 177 career saves despite a 4.24 ERA and why he keeps getting chances despite posting a sub-4.25 ERA just twice since 2009.

Blue Jays planning to get Jose Reyes back from broken rib Monday


Jose Reyes has been on the disabled list since late April with a cracked rib, but manager John Gibbons told reporters that the current plan is for the All-Star shortstop to rejoin the active roster Monday.

First he’ll need to avoid a setback during a brief minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A and it’s worth noting that Reyes previously indicated he expects to play through at least some level of discomfort for the remainder of the season.

Prior to being placed on the DL he hit .250 with zero homers and a .566 OPS in 16 games, giving Reyes a combined .288 batting average and .737 OPS in 252 games for the Blue Jays.

Coco Crisp may be going back on the disabled list


Just two weeks after coming off the disabled list to make his season debut following elbow surgery A’s left fielder Coco Crisp may be headed back on the shelf.

This time it’s a neck injury suffered while diving for a ball in the outfield Tuesday. According to John Hickey of the San Jose Mercury News “it seems likely he will miss” at least the remainder of this week and manager Bob Melvin “seemed unsure” when asked if a DL stint would be needed.

Crisp has been a mess at the plate since rejoining the A’s lineup, going 2-for-45 (.044), and the 35-year-old has had similar neck problems in the past. He’s under contract for $11 million this season and $11 million next season.