Jon Heyman tweeted a few minutes ago that Jorge Posada — who lives in Miami — would like to play for the Marlins.
Of course yesterday Heyman said that Posada wanted to play for the Mets and actually called them. That report was shot down an hour later by Posada’s agent. So stay tuned to this one for updates.
I still can’t see what value Posada brings to … anyone. He’d be a backup catcher/bench bat, and there are both better backup catchers and bench bats available out there. Oh well. He’s famous.
Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 1 strain of his hamstring. Rodriguez apparently suffered the injury during Tuesday’s altercation with the Dodgers which featured Yasiel Puig and Nick Hundley.
Rodriguez, 22, has been having an outstanding rookie season, posting a 2.25 ERA with a 65/19 K/BB ratio in 80 innings across 12 starts and two relief appearances.
Casey Kelly will start in Rodriguez’s place against the Reds on Friday.