The Twins will place outfielder Byron Buxton on the 10-day disabled list due to migraine headaches, MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports. The Twins recalled outfielder Ryan LaMarre from Triple-A Rochester to take his roster spot.
Buxton was a scratch from Tuesday’s game against the Indians in Puerto Rico due to the migraine. The 24-year-old got off to a slow start to the season, batting .195/.233/.244 in 43 plate appearances.
Buxton is eligible to come off the disabled list on April 25 as his DL stint is retroactive to April 15.
Jon Heyman reports that the Cardinals and free agent catcher Matt Wieters have agreed on a one-year, $2 million deal. Wieters can earn an additional $1 million through incentives.
Wieters, 33, spent last season with the Cardinals as Yadier Molina‘s backup. In 67 games, the veteran hit .214/.268/.435 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI. While Wieters has left something to be desired offensively in recent years, he still plays solid defense behind the plate.
Wieters will once again serve as the backup to Molina. Catching prospect Andrew Knizner is expected to start the season at Triple-A Memphis.