Braves to release John Danks

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Major League Baseball Trade Rumors is reporting that the Braves are going to release John Danks.

I forgot they even signed the guy, and I root for the dang team.

Danks was on a minor league deal and was not projected to factor into the Braves rotation plans, especially given the signings of R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon, who are more likely to more ably fill the “veteran innings eater” role than Danks could’ve. With Julio Teheran, Jaime Garcia and hard-throwing prospect Mike Foltynewicz, there wasn’t any room for the guy.

Danks  struggled in his first four starts with the White Sox this past season before being released in mid-May. He owns a 4.92 ERA in 97 starts since the start of the 2012 season and has been bothered by shoulder issues for years. He says he doesn’t want to pitch in the minors, so it may be a tall order for him to find employment, at least until some pitchers start falling victim to injuries as the season begins.

Phillies’ Alec Bohm has MRI, sits out again with tight hamstring

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NEW YORK — Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm is out of the starting lineup for the second time in three games because of left hamstring tightness.

Bohm had an MRI and the Phillies were awaiting the results. Philadelphia manager Rob Thomson said it was too soon to tell if Bohm might land on the injured list.

Bohm sat out the loss in Atlanta because of the same issue then Philadelphia was off.

Edmundo Sosa was set to start at third against the New York Mets, batting ninth.

Thomson said Bohm felt discomfort after fielding a slow roller. He played the entire game and went 0 for 3 in a 2-0 loss to the Mets.

Bohm is batting .265 with six homers and a team-high 37 RBIs this season. He has a .724 OPS.