Sources: Hamilton returning to Texas
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Two sources confirmed that the Rangers are working on a trade with the Angels that would bring Josh Hamilton back to Texas.
The deal isn't complete and might not be until later this weekend. He could be introduced as soon as Monday, a source said, confirming a report by texasrangers.com.
Hamilton, the 2010 American League MVP with the Rangers, is on the disabled list after having right shoulder surgery in late February. He has also fallen out of favor in Los Angeles after confessing to a relapses with cocaine and alcohol earlier in February.
Royals recall Finnegan
Kansas City recalled lefthander Brandon Finnegan from Class AA Northwest Arkansas on Friday.
The 17th overall pick in last year's draft had a 1.29 ERA in seven regular-season appearances with the Royals in 2014, and then went 1-1 with a 10.50 ERA in seven postseason games.
Royals manager Ned Yost said the 22-year-old will work as a reliever with the major league club.
Kansas City also optioned infielder Orlando Calixte to Omaha on Friday.
In other news:
Cubs: 2B Javier Baez will work out at the team's spring training complex in Mesa, Arizona, getting back into playing shape. He has been on bereavement leave the last two weeks following the death of his sister.
Mariners: Hisashi Iwakuma was placed on the 15-day DL with a right lat strain. The right-hander was scheduled to start the series finale against the Twins, and Seattle didn't announce who would start in Iwakuma's place Sunday.
Marlins: Christian Yelich went on the 15-day DL retroactive to Monday because of a lower back strain. Ichiro Suzuki has been filling in for Yelich in left field.
Miami also placed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the paternity list and selected catcher Jhonatan Solano from New Orleans.
Mets: Closer Bobby Parnell's rehabilitation for Tommy John surgery has been halted for a week because of right forearm soreness. Parnell already has been idle two days and will not throw for five more days before being reevaluated.
Orioles: Placed infielder Ryan Flaherty on the 15-day DL with a right groin strain. Flaherty joins shortstop J.J. Hardy and second baseman Jonathan Schoop on Baltimore's DL.