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Wants to play one more MLB season
Colon said Monday in a video call with Marly Rivera of ESPN.com that he isn't ready to retire and remains hopeful to play one more season in the majors. "I thought that last year maybe I would have the opportunity," Colon said. "I know that if it didn't happen last year, this year would be less likely. I'm getting older and the game is all about the young pitchers coming up."
Staying prepared for 2020 season
Harvey said that he's continuing to throw bullpen sessions "once or twice a week" with the hope of getting another opportunity with an MLB organization, Dan Martin of the New York Post reports. "I feel like I'm in high school again, where I have to showcase myself and start all over," Harvey said. "I just want to put myself in position to be ready and if it doesn't work out, to know I put the effort in to make a comeback."
Not eyeing retirement
Lester suggested Monday in an interview with Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that he intends to play beyond the 2020 season. "We'll figure that out one way or the other," Lester said, regarding his future with the Cubs beyond this season. "I will either be here or a free agent...I'm open-minded to anything."
May be ready upon restart
Reunion with Mets unlikely
Next in line to close?
Lugo, who had a 28.0 K-BB% in 2019, could step into the closer role should Edwin Diaz falter in 2020.
May need Tommy John surgery
Dominguez (elbow) was recently recommended by doctors to undergo Tommy John surgery, though he has yet to decide whether to have the procedure or treat the injury through rest and rehab, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Extension not impending
Could be extension candidate
Could nab final pitcher spot
Service time could be impacted
Team wants him closing eventually?
Likely had hold of roster spot
Could have big impact in 2020
Looked set for Opening Day roster
On short list to close
Gott may have worked his way up the bullpen hierarchy after striking out seven in 4.2 Cactus League innings.
Unlikely closer candidate
Rogers could enter the closer conversation for the Giants after posting a 7:1 K:BB in 4.1 scoreless Cactus League innings.
Future bullpen weapon?
Lovelady looks to have a chance to pitch high-leverage innings for the Royals down the line after posting a 6:0 K:BB in 4.1 scoreless Cactus League innings.
Rotation spot likely secure
Mounting comeback bid
Rotation chances increase
Strong chance for No. 5 role
Multiple opinions led to TJ surgery
Beede, who's scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Friday in Texas, arrived at his decision after consulting with multiple doctors, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports. "As Tyler consulted with multiple doctors on this, in-person visits and also providing his scans, that was kind of the increasing consensus of the group of doctors that we were consulting, that surgery was advisable," president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said during a conference call with reporters Thursday.