Kevin Gregg needs season-ending elbow surgery

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Marlins reliever Kevin Gregg will miss the remainder of the season following surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.

Gregg signed a midseason minor-league deal with the Marlins and then joined the bullpen in mid-June, but he was an absolutely mess while allowing 10 runs in nine innings with a 6/5 K/BB ratio.

He was shut down shortly before the All-Star break with elbow soreness and this could be the end of the line for the 36-year-old right-hander.

Asdrubal Cabrera signs with the Texas Rangers

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Texas Rangers have signed infielder Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year deal, pending a physical. He’ll be paid $3.5 million, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. Rosenthal reports that Cabrera will primarily play third base, replacing Adrian Beltre, who has retired.

It’s a fairly low price given that Cabrera hit 23 homers and posted a line of .262/.316/.458 (112 OPS+) between the Mets and Phillies last season but, as is the case with so many other veteran free agents, there did not appear to be much of a market developing for his services. He’ll at least get a lot of playing time in Texas, it would seem.