Tuesday’s roundup: Rockies put Raburn on roster
Scottsdale, Ariz. — The Colorado Rockies have added former Tigers outfielder Ryan Raburn to their major league roster.
Raburn’s contract was selected Tuesday from Triple-A Albuquerque, and he will have a $1.5 million salary in the big leagues this season.
Raburn is hitting .206 this spring training with no homers and five RBIs. He figures to primarily be a backup in the outfield, but has played in the infield over his career.
The 34-year-old Raburn is coming off a season in which he hit .301 for Cleveland.
He can make $1.2 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $200,000 each for 100, 200 and 300, and $300,000 apiece for 400 and 500.
Colorado also optioned catcher Dustin Garneau to Albuquerque on Tuesday.
Mets ace Matt Harvey remains on track to start Sunday night’s opener at Kansas City after passing a blood clot in his bladder. He started to feel discomfort Sunday and said it worsened through the night. Harvey reported the issue to Mets staff on Monday and he was the lone player not to travel to Jupiter, Florida, for an exhibition game against St. Louis.
... Right-hander Philip Humber has told the Padres he’s retiring instead of accepting a minor league assignment. The Padres on Tuesday also told veteran reliever Matt Thornton he will make the 25-man roster, paid a retention bonus to right-hander Brandon Morrow and released outfielder Skip Schumaker.
... Jeff Francoeur has made the Braves’ opening-day roster with an impressive showing in spring training. The Braves told the 32-year-old outfielder on Tuesday he will be added to their major league roster.
... The Minnesota Twins have finalized their 25-man regular season roster, making right-hander Ricky Nolasco their fifth starter. The Twins announced Tuesday they’ve optioned right-hander Tyler Duffey to Triple-A Rochester with left-hander Ryan O’Rourke. Left-hander Logan Darnell and right-hander Brandon Kintzler were reassigned to minor-league camp.
... The Washington Nationals have informed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle that he made the 25-man roster. Belisle signed on the eve of spring training and on Tuesday the Nationals said they will add him to the roster.
... Veteran outfielder Drew Stubbs has been granted his release by the Texas Rangers. Stubbs opted out of his minor league contract Tuesday in hopes of finding a major league job. He had finished last season in Texas, and re-signed with the team early in spring training.