- With Spring Training underway, that means Opening Day is quickly dawning upon Major League Baseball. That hasn’t stopped teams from signing players as there are still some notable players in the free agent market. The San Diego Padres have snatched one of those players up as they have signed veteran right-hander Jered Weaver to a one-year deal per Jon Heyman of FanRag. Weaver tossed a bloated 5.06 ERA through 178.0 innings of work in 2016. His pitching has been on the decline for some time as he’s lost tremendous velocity on all of his pitches. That being said the Padres needed some veteran pitching to add to their young team and Weaver fits that bill to a tee. He should provide some leadership in the Padres clubhouse and provide some guidance for some of their young and upcoming pitchers. Weaver is pitching for a team other than the Los Angeles Angels for the first time in his career as he had spent his entire career with the Angels up until now.
- Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has been diagnosed with a right calf strain per Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. Donaldson injured himself while running on Friday but the team is confident he’ll be able to go for Opening Day.