Dodgers sign Mike Adams to minor league contract


From the official Twitter account of the Los Angeles Dodgers …

Adams threw only 43 2/3 innings in his two years with the Phillies, who declined his $6 million club option for 2015 back in October. The 36-year-old right-hander does hold an impressive 2.41 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 9.0 K/9 in 407 1/3 career major league innings, but the injuries have mounted. Worth a shot for Los Angeles.

Oakland Athletics reverse course: will continue to pay minor leaguers

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Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Oakland Athletics owner John Fisher has reversed course and will continue to pay minor leaguers. Fisher tells Slusser, “I concluded I made a mistake.” He said he is also setting up an assistance fund for furloughed employees.

The A’s decided in late May to stop paying paying minor leaguers as of June 1, which was the earliest date on which any club could do so after an MLB-wide agreement to pay minor leaguers through May 31 expired. In the event, the A’s were the only team to stop paying the $400/week stipends to players before the end of June. Some teams, notable the Royals and Twins, promised to keep the payments up through August 31, which is when the minor league season would’ve ended. The Washington Nationals decided to lop off $100 of the stipends last week but, after a day’s worth of blowback from the media and fans, reversed course themselves.