Diamondbacks call up $68.5 million project Yasmany Tomas


As announced Wednesday evening on the Diamondbacks’ official Twitter account …

Tomas was optioned to the minors at the end of spring training because the D’Backs didn’t have enough room for him to get regular at-bats. And it’s hard to figure how that situation has changed over the past 10 days.

Tomas was playing exclusively in right field at Reno, so the third base experiment is presumably over.

The 24-year-old Cuban signed a six-year, $68.5 million free agent contract with Arizona last November, but he showed up to Diamondbacks camp in poor physical shape and batted just .257 with a .721 OPS over 70 at-bats in the Cactus League. Tomas was off to an underwhelming 4-for-21 (.190) start with the Reno Aces.

Orioles option LHP Bruce Zimmermann to minors

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SARASOTA, Fla. – The Baltimore Orioles have optioned left-handers Bruce Zimmermann and Nick Vespi and reassigned infielder Lewin Díaz, left-hander Darwinzon Hernandez and catcher Mark Kolozsvary to minor league camp.

The Orioles announced the moves Monday.

Baltimore’s spring training roster now has 46 players.

Zimmermann made 13 starts last season. He went 2-5 with a 5.99 ERA.

The competition for rotation spots with the Orioles has been a significant story during spring training, but after the team acquired Cole Irvin and Kyle Gibson in the offseason – and with top prospect Grayson Rodriguez in the mix as well – there were a lot of pitchers Zimmermann needed to beat out.