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Milwaukee Brewres SP Wily Peralta

National League

Marlins | Sign Matt Diaz
The Miami Marlins signed OF Matt Diaz (Yankees) Monday, Mar. 25. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Source: - Jon Heyman
BHQ take: Given the timing of Diaz's signing by the Marlins, it seems likely that he'll get some playing time against lefties and as a righthanded pinch hitter. Whether he'll do much with that playing time is unlikely. Last year his PX was 79 and his Spd was 75 and now he's going to a pitcher friendly environment.  --Phil Hertz
Impact: Med
Matt Diaz PT Loss: -25%      

Brewers | Two put on DL
The Milwaukee Brewers placed 3B Taylor Green (hip) and RP Mark Rogers (arm) on the 15-day disabled list Monday, March 25. Green's DL stint was backdated to March 22.  Source: The Sports Network
BHQ take: Green's injury virtually guarantees that veteran Alex Gonzalez will get bulk of 1B PT in Corey Hart's absence to open season. Injury is unfortunate occurrence for Green, depriving him of potential PT opportunity. With projected .234 xBA and 84 PX, Green now can be safely scratched from deep NL sleeper lists. --Tom Kephart
Impact: Low
Taylor Green PT Loss: -15%      

Brewers | Kyle Lohse's contract breakdown
Milwaukee Brewers SP Kyle Lohse will make $4 million this year with $7 million deferred to 2016-2018, plus $11 million in each of the 2014 and 2015 seasons. He can make an extra $1.05 million in performance bonuses; $350,000 each for the three seasons that he tops 190 innings. The team is already set in their rotation with SPs Yovani Gallardo, Marco Estrada, Wily Peralta, Chris Narveson and Mike Fiers. They may choose to carry Lohse as part of their 13-man staff to begin the year, and Lohse said he should be game-ready shortly. Fiers and Peralta have minor league options left, so they are the most likely to be bumped from the rotation to make room for Lohse when he's ready. Both young pitchers have struggled this spring, too.  Source: - Adam McCalvy
BHQ take: Still unclear who among Peralta, Fiers and Narveson will be odd man out in rotation battle. All are likely to get rotation chances throughout season. Fiers' impressive 2012 rookie performance featured 9.5 Dom, 3.8 Cmd and 114 BPV makes him favorite for one of the two remaining slots. --Tom Kephart
Impact: Med
Wily Peralta PT Loss: -1%   
Mike Fiers PT Loss: -2%   
Kyle Lohse PT Loss: -1%   

Nationals | Christian Garcia to DL
The Washington Nationals placed RP Christian Garcia (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Friday, March 22, with a right forearm tendon ailment. INF Carlos Rivero was also outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse.  Source: The Associated Press
BHQ take: At the start of spring training, Garcia was being touted by the Nationals as a potential option for the rotation if one of the their top five starters went down. However, he never got started as he dealt with this arm injury. If he regains his health and pitches well--the latter is a strong possibility -- he could re-emerge in the team's plans either in the bullpen or in the rotation. After being recalled last September, he put up a 160 BPV. --Phil Hertz
Impact: Low
Christian Garcia PT Loss: -2%   

Padres | Logan Forsythe may open on DL
San Diego Padres 2B Logan Forsythe (foot) had a setback and was in a ton of pain Tuesday, March 26, while dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot. It looks like he'll need to open the season on the disabled list.  Source: - Corey Brock
BHQ take: No change here, since we already project Forsythe as a part-timer in part due to his foot problems. But expect his PT projection to be cut further if Jedd Gyorko and/or Alex Amarista get off to good starts. --Jock Thompson
Impact: Low
Logan Forsythe PT Loss: -10%      

Brewers | Yuniesky Betancourt signed
The Milwaukee Brewers signed free-agent SS Yuniesky Betancourt (Phillies) to an undisclosed one-year deal Tuesday, March 26.  Source: - Jayson Stark
BHQ take: Betancourt has played regularly most of his MLB career, but has recently slid into a backup IF role. Free-swinging Betancourt has a history of strong contact skills and middling xBAs, but his Eye is subpar, and he lacks speed and his power is no better than average, as reflected in his 2012 career-high 104 PX. --Tom Kephart
Impact: Low
Yuniesky Betancourt PT Gain: 10%      

Nationals | Danny Rosenbaum to pitch at Syracuse
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals SP Danny Rosenbaum will start the regular season at Triple-A Syracuse.  Source: and - Mark Zuckerman
BHQ take: Rosenbaum was lights out at the start of 2012 at AA Harrisburg and then tailed off. However, he was impressive enough for the Rockies to give him a look. If he impresses at Syracuse, he could get a spot start in DC, given the dearth of sixth starter candidates in the Nats system. That's not a reason to draft him, at least not at this time. --Phil Hertz
Impact: Low
Danny Rosenbaum PT Gain: 1%   

Dodgers | Two sent down
The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned SS Dee Gordon to Triple-A Albuquerque and OF Yasiel Puig to Double-A Chattanooga Tuesday, March 26.  Source: - Ken Gurnick
BHQ take: Gordon will head for Triple-A to hone his OBP and defense while the Dodgers begin with Luis Cruz at SS in place of the injured Hanley Ramirez. LA's SS issues and potential offensive woes make Gordon's progress worth tracking, even though that running game is his only plus skill. --Jock Thompson
Impact: Med
Dee Gordon PT Loss: -5%      


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The playing time percentage changes at the bottom of most news items correspond to's Teamview pages. The percentages approximate changes in AB, IP and Saves in the following manner:

  • For batters, each 5% of PT% ~ 31 AB (100% total for each position = 618 AB)
  • For pitchers, each 3% of PT% ~ 44 IP (100% total for a team's entire pitching staff)
  • For relievers, each 5% of Svs ~ 2 saves (100% of a team's total = about 40 saves)

A complete explanation of's playing time allocations can be found in the article "How the Projections are Created."

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