The Milwaukee Brewers optioned struggling shortstop Orlando Arcia to Triple-A Colorado Springs before Sunday’s series finale against the Reds.
The 29-year-old Wilkerson pitched in three games for the Brewers in September 2017, going 1-0 with a 3.48 ERA. This is his first appearance with Milwaukee this season.
The Patriots had signed Gillislee to a two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet as a restricted free agent last offseason, and he opened 2017 as the No. 1 option on the depth chart before losing the job to Dion Lewis in Week 6. The Patriots’ locks at running back this season are Rex Burkhead, James White and first-round pick Sony Michel, and the Patriots wouldn’t have any dead money on their salary cap if they release Gillislee. He is scheduled to earn $1.9 million in base salary and count $2.1 million against the salary cap. It wouldn’t be a surprise if he’s not on the roster.
Kanter, who has also played for the Jazz and Thunder, could still be traded by the Knicks after signing his option, but that doesn’t appear likely.
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After commissioner Rob Manfred’s comment last week, mlbtraderumors.com ran a fan poll. I would have thought that site’s readership would lean to the analytical side of things, but the results were a virtual dead heat. When I looked around for other polls, I found similar splits. In general, it seems as if there is a slight lean toward no DH, but fans of AL teams prefer to keep it, and NL fans very much don’t want to adopt it.