The Dodgers acquired pitcher Bronson Arroyo from the Braves as part of a massive three-team trade also involving the Marlins. The thought was that the money-laden Dodgers would pick up Arroyo’s tab — roughly $8 million — to offset some of the salaries involved in the expansive trade. Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports that the club is only picking up $500,000. The Braves are on the hook for the remaining balance
Arroyo, 38, had Tommy John surgery on his elbow in July last year. He could make his season debut by the end of August or, more realistically, in September. The veteran of 15 seasons posted a 4.08 ERA with a 47/19 K/BB ratio across 15 starts last season prior to landing on the disabled list.
The Kansas City Royals just announced that Ned Yost will retire following the final game of the season. Mike Matheny will take over as the Royals manager for the 2020 season.
Yost, 65, led the Royals to victory in the 2015 World Series and to back-to-back American League pennants in 2014 and 2015. He will retire as the winningest manager in Royals history. In ten years at the helm in Kansas City he is 744-836 with five games remaining. Before he managed the Royals he managed the Milwaukee Brewers for six seasons, compiling a 457-502 record. In all, he is 1,201-1,338. When he’s done on Sunday he will finish 32nd all-time in games managed with 2,544.
The Royals now will look for the man who will, hopefully, see the current rebuild through. Multiple reporters have cited former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny as Yost’s likely replacement. He currently serves as a special advisor in the club’s player development department. He managed the Cards from 2012-18, winning the NL pennant in 2013 and finishing with a record of 591-474 in St. Louis.
Here is the Royals official statement on Yost’s retirement: