The Marlins have selected right-hander Severino Gonzalez from Triple-A New Orleans.
Gonzalez made 27 appearances for Philadelphia in 2016, the last time he was in the majors. He started seven games with the Phillies in 2015, then worked exclusively out of the bullpen the following season.
Also Sunday, the Marlins optioned outfielder Braxton Lee to New Orleans. He was 0 for 4 with a walk in his five plate appearances with Miami this season, appearing in two of the season’s first three games.
It’s a lazy late-winter morning in Arizona and nothing much is happening. Dodgers camp has been dull. Most of the players in the clubhouse, the ones destined for the 40-man roster, were in the organization at the end of last season. The most notable new face is familiar — outfielder Matt Kemp, a former Dodgers All-Star reacquired for reasons that had little to do with his remaining on-field ability.
The most dramatic thing that had happened in camp to that point had been an outbreak of illness that swept through the team’s facility at Camelback Ranch. Players and staff were sent home early one day when that happened and the entire facility was decontaminated.
But, with agency now two weeks old, it would appear two teams are setting themselves up to be on a collision course with trying to unseat the Philadelphia Eagles as the NFC champion – the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams. Other teams have made a splash – Detroit has signed a plenty of players and even the free agent-stingy Packers have broken from tradition with a new general manager, signing defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson and tight end Jimmy Graham and tendering a big-money offer sheet to cornerback Kyle Fuller (only to have the Bears match).
Now we’ve seen it for real: Shohei Ohtani got a hit in his first major league at-bat, and then he got a win in his major league pitching debut. He sat at 98 mph as a pitcher, after rapping grounders 95, 102 and 104 mph as a batter. The extraordinary experiment he and the Los Angeles Angels are embarking on this year — to make him the game’s first two-way superstar in a century — looks credible.