The Marlins surprised many around baseball when they non-tendered right-hander Henderson Alvarez earlier this week and CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that he has already drawn interest from 10 teams since hitting the free agent market.
Alvarez was the Marlins’ Opening Day starter this past season, but ended up making just four starts all year due to a shoulder injury which eventually required major surgery in July. He likely won’t be ready for the start of the 2016 season, but he’s still very young (he doesn’t turn 26 until next April) and had a 2.98 ERA (126 ERA+) over 47 starts from 2013-2014. It’s no surprise he’s a popular name.
Alvarez made $4 million in 2015 and likely wouldn’t have received much of a raise via arbitration. It’s still hard to believe he wouldn’t have drawn much interest on the trade market, as teams would have had him under team control for 2017 as well.
NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.
Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).
Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).
Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).
MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.
This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.
In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.
Expanded video review started in 2014.