Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie left yesterday’s game with a sprained ankle. And he’s out of the lineup for today’s Jays-Braves game as a result. In his place will be the Braves’ old friend Mark DeRosa.
No word on how Lawrie’s sister feels about it all.
Ken Rosenthal reports that the Milwaukee Brewers have signed Gio Gonzalez. Gonzalez will get a $2 million base salary with $2 million in potential performance bonuses.
Gonzalez was excellent for the Brewers down the stretch last season, posting a 2.13 ERA over his final five regular season starts. While it’s not likely he can replicate that, given how terrible Milwaukee’s rotation has been thus far — they have a 5.74 ERA as a group this season — he can’t hurt.
Not a bad landing pad for a guy who had to settle for a minor league deal with the Yankees before being released over the weekend.