The Athletics announced that right-hander Joey Devine will miss the season due to Tommy John surgery. It's his second time having the procedure, and he will have some other repairs made to his elbow as well. Here's the latest from around the league as Tuesday turns into Wednesday…
- "I thought I was gone … I really didn't think this was going to happen," said Brandon Phillips to MLB.com's Mark Sheldon after signing his new extension. He was concerned that Joey Votto's deal meant his days with the Reds were numbered.
- MLB and FOX expressed relatively minor concerns about the sale of the Dodgers, "virtually assuring" that the deal will receive court approval on Friday according to Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times.
- Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register spoke to Angels GM Jerry Dipoto about his use of statistics. "I like to believe myself to be balanced and I think in making any balanced decision you want to be as objective as you can in making that decision," said Dipoto. "What statistical analysis does is allow you to be as objective as you can be."