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Chris Archer has no structural damage in his forearm

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The Rays Chris Archer was forced out of Saturday’s start with forearm tightness. That’s often a bad sign for pitchers, and is frequently the first symptom they feel before a serious elbow injury is revealed. Archer has gotten some good news, however.

Rays orthopedic surgeon Koco Eaton confirmed yesterday that Archer has no structural damage in his right forearm. He’ll be reevaluated after playing catch today, but for now it looks like he and the Rays dodged a bullet.

Archer is 9-8 with a 3.76 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 225/52 in 179.1 innings on the year.

 

White Sox sign catcher James McCann

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Jeff Passan reports that the White Sox have signed James McCann. The details of the contract — term, money — is not yet available, and the deal is pending a physical.

McCann was non-tendered by the Tigers last month and figured to be Welington Castillo‘s backup on the South Side. McCann, who for a time was poised to be the Tigers’ long-term starting catcher, took a big step backward with the bat last year batting .220/.267/.314 with eight homers.