Quick Hits: Oswalt, Marlins, Hunter, Draft

Free agent left-hander Joe Beimel underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this month, and Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports (on Twitter) that the 35-year-old plans to resume his career once healthy. Brown says Beimel pitched with the torn elbow ligament for 3-4 years. Here's the latest from around the league…

  • The Angels were very close to signing Roy Oswalt at one point according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, but the right-hander had reservations about leaving his family for an extended period of time. The Rangers signed Oswalt earlier today.
  • The Red Sox remained in contact with Oswalt during the season but did not make him an offer, reports WEEI.com's Rob Bradford. They did make him in offer prior to the season.
  • “There are always things that can be done," said Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest to reporters (including Juan C. Rodriguez of The Sun-Sentinel) when asked if the club can add pieces this summer. "There’s still room for improvement here. Whether that means changes or not, I don’t know. It’s still May."
  • Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times reports (on Twitter) that the Angels have reinstated Torii Hunter from the restricted list. The outfielder spent time away from the team to deal with his son's legal issue.
  • In his latest mock draft, ESPN's Keith Law projects the Astros to take Stanford right-hander Mark Appel with the first overall pick in next Monday's draft. "The Astros intend to take whomever they believe is the best player, not the best player for the price," wrote Law.

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10 Comments on "Quick Hits: Oswalt, Marlins, Hunter, Draft"

3 years 2 months ago

A.) Replace John Buck
B.) Get a LF to keep LoMo at 1B
C.) Replace John Buck
D.) Upgrade at CF?
E.) Replace John Buck

Infield Fly
3 years 2 months ago

Sounds good – except you left out the part about replacing John Buck…

Melvin McMurf
3 years 2 months ago

 dont forget to replace John Buck

3 years 2 months ago

 has anybody thought of replacing John Buck??

3 years 2 months ago

 Boston has Shoppach, who wouldn’t cost much and is a really good defensive catcher with a good arm, but he isn’t much with the bat.. Ala Buck-ster.. Salty has the power bat and decent glove + arm the Fish need, but he would cost.

3 years 2 months ago

 Who would the Fish be willing to deal to the Sox for ShopVac?  Would the correct pairing for Buck be a “DOH!”?

3 years 2 months ago

 Nah.. Buck can sit in the Fish dugout and listen to tha oddball guillen’s sick jokes and get over paid.. Shop does a better job.. For 1m mind you.. And actually has decent trade value…

3 years 2 months ago

I’d like to see somebody take the 1 and a half years, and nearly 9 million dollars of his contract along with him.

3 years 2 months ago

 Fish were in too much of a hurry to wait out Baker-Man’s TJ surgery recover, then threw away..What was it? 18m on Buck who had 1 decent year previously and has now regressed to his career norm.

They were better off with Baker and his below average throwing arm, who could at least hit some.

3 years 2 months ago

So that is why Beimel sucks? He had a torn elbow ligament for 3-4 years?