Indians manager Terry Francona said on Monday that outfielder Brandon Guyer will undergo wrist surgery, MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports.
Guyer, 31, missed six weeks between mid-May and late June with a sprained left wrist. He reaggravated that injury last month and was left off the Indians’ postseason roster.
During the regular season, Guyer hit .236/.326/.327 with two home runs and 20 RBI in 192 plate appearances. Guyer is under contract next year at $2.75 million and has a $3 million club option for 2019 with a $250,000 buyout.
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Oakland Athletics owner John Fisher has reversed course and will continue to pay minor leaguers. Fisher tells Slusser, “I concluded I made a mistake.” He said he is also setting up an assistance fund for furloughed employees.
The A’s decided in late May to stop paying paying minor leaguers as of June 1, which was the earliest date on which any club could do so after an MLB-wide agreement to pay minor leaguers through May 31 expired. In the event, the A’s were the only team to stop paying the $400/week stipends to players before the end of June. Some teams, notable the Royals and Twins, promised to keep the payments up through August 31, which is when the minor league season would’ve ended. The Washington Nationals decided to lop off $100 of the stipends last week but, after a day’s worth of blowback from the media and fans, reversed course themselves.