Both Molina and Figueroa were designated for assignment Thursday. Molina, 39, hit .178 over 225 at-bats last year, while Figueroa hit .233 in 43 at-bats.
The team designated Cole Figueroa, Michael Kohn and Jose Molina for assignment, freeing up space on the roster. The team then added Matt Andriese , Ryan Brett , Grayson Garvin, Mikie Mahtook and Justin O’Conner to the 40-man roster.
Cano was taken to a local hospital for X-rays immediately after being hit by a pitch, which revealed the fracture. He will be sidelined approximately 3-4 weeks before resuming baseball activities in mid-December, a source told MLB.com.
In his first season with the Mariners after signing a 10-year, $240 million contract, Cano posted a .314/.382/.454 slash line to go along with 14 home runs, 82 RBI and a career-high 10 stolen bases in 595 at-bats. He is expected to be fully recovered for spring training.
Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has told various reporters he would prefer not to trade Kendrick. The Blue Jays and Yankees are among the teams that have expressed interest in Kendrick.
The Yankees and Blue Jays are among the teams that have called about Kendrick, who is receiving more interest than Freese. However, it is believed the Angels are more likely to keep Kendrick than trade him.
Anthopoulos said Travis "does a lot of things well," and has the chance to compete for the starting job at second base this spring. Although, Anthopoulos cautioned Travis hasn't played above Double-A and expects him to start the season at Triple-A.
Travis entered the 2014 season as a top-100 prospect (No. 84), according to Baseball America. He played in 100 games this past season for Double-A Erie, batting .298 with a .358 on-base percentage, .460 slugging percentage and .817 OPS. He also had seven triples, 20 doubles, 10 home runs, 52 RBI and 68 runs.
Gose ranked as the 39th best prospect in the game in 2012 according to Baseball America, but hasn't developed as expected in the majors. Gose hit .234/.301/.332 over 552 career at-bats in the majors. The 23-year-old Travis hit .298/.358/.460 in Double-A last year.
Pedroia told the local media that his wrist feels so much better after the procedure. "Now that it’s fixed, it’s night and day," he said. Pedroia injured himself during the team's opener last season, but played almost the entire year with the injury. He didn't undergo surgery until September 11. He also expressed optimism about next season. "I’m full strength and I’m pretty excited," Pedroia said. "It’s been a long time since I’ve been myself. It’s going to be a lot of fun next year."
Sabathia had knee surgery in July, but has been throwing since September. Nova had Tommy John surgery in April, and is in the process of recovery. Prado had an appendectomy in September.
Both are 31 years old. Kendrick is coming off a strong season in which he tied a career-high with 75 RBI and added 85 runs scored. Freese struggled before a strong September and finished the year with a stat line of .260/.321/.383.