Rumor: Twins talking to Blue Jays about "bullpen help"

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Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com is “hearing something’s going down between the Twins and Blue Jays, probably for bullpen help.”
He adds that a deal is “not done” but “could be quickly” and speculates that the Twins are most likely targeting Jason Frasor or perhaps Scott Downs.
Minnesota was linked to Frasor during the offseason, which along with Toronto’s reported high asking price for Downs seemingly makes Frasor the much more plausible acquisition for the Twins. Both relievers are impending free agents.

Odúbel Herrera dealing with strained left hamstring

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Phillies center fielder Odúbel Herrera is dealing with a slight strain of his left hamstring, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Herrera apparently had been dealing with some discomfort in that area starting a couple weeks ago and underwent an MRI.

Herrera, 27, is coming off a 2018 season in which he took a step back. He hit slightly below the league average at .255/.310/.420 with 22 home runs and 71 RBI in 597 plate appearances. He is entering the third year of his five-year, $30.5 million contract signed back in December 2016.

Herrera is slated to be the club’s starting center fielder once again. In the event his hamstring issue lingers, Roman Quinn would slide into the starting role. One wonders, though, if a less-than-100-percent Herrera might further entice the Phillies to go after free agent outfielder Bryce Harper.