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  • CWS Relief Pitcher #66
    The White Sox needed to clear a spot on their 40-man roster for Erick Fedde, and it looks like Navarro was the odd-man out this time around. The 25-year-old hurler registered a 7.27 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and a 9/2 K/BB ratio across 8 2/3 innings with the big league club during the 2023 season. He’ll continue to function as extra bullpen depth for the White Sox at the Triple-A level.
  • FA Starting Pitcher #17
    Morosi cautions that Ohtani still does not have a signed agreement with any big league club, though this will fuel speculation on the earlier report by J.P. Hoornstra of Dodgers Nation that Ohtani has ultimately decided to sign with the Blue Jays over the Dodgers. For those that are constantly refreshing social media waiting to hear the final update, it sounds like we’re nearing a conclusion and should have word before the end of the day on Friday. Stay tuned.
  • FA Right Fielder #12
    The Mariners seem intent on adding a right-handed power bat to the middle of their lineup — especially after dealing away Eugenio Suarez to the Diamondbacks. They have shown interest in Cardinals’ outfielder Tyler O’Neill as well this offseason. Soler, 31, is coming off of a strong season with the Marlins in which he hit .250/.341/.512 with 36 long balls and 75 RBI in 580 plate appearances. projects that he’ll land a deal in the neighborhood of three years and $45 million this winter.
  • StL Right Fielder #27
    We’re going on nearly two years now of the Cardinals trying to unload the dynamic 28-year-old outfielder, with no success thus far. The Cards still have a major logjam in their outfield though, and O’Neill is set to hit the free agent market following the 2024 season, so it does feel like there’s urgency to get something done this time. He hit just .231/.312/.403 with nine homers, 21 RBI and five stolen bases over 266 plate appearances during a disappointing and injury-plagued 2023 campaign.
  • Min Second Baseman #11
    Polanco battled injuries in 2023, managing to play just 80 games for the Twins. His production, when healthy, was right in line with his career averages as he slashed .255/.335/.454 in 343 plate appearances. The Twins exercised their $10.5 million club option on 30-year-old Polanco but the emergence of Edouard Julien makes him a bit more expendable. With the Twins losing Sonny Gray, Kenta Maeda, and Emilio Pagan this offseason, they have a gap in their pitching staff that needs to be filled.
  • TB Outfielder
    This move puts a lid on the November 17th deal that saw INF Vidal Bruján and RHP Calvin Faucher head to the Marlins in exchange for RHP Andrew Lindsey, INF Erick Lara, and a PTBN (Mangum). The Mississippi State product has four seasons played in the minors now, racking up 18 HR and 61 SB, in 328 career games. He spent 2023 in Triple-A where he flirted with .300 (.298) and swiped 16 bases.
  • FA Starting Pitcher #17
    This report is raising eyebrows, but that doesn’t mean it’s done. Far from it, actually. For what it’s worth, sources have told ESPN’s Alden González and Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith (who is as plugged in on the Blue Jays as anyone) that Ohtani has yet to make his decision. Hoornstra, a long-time Dodgers’ beat writer, says an official announcement could come later in the day on Friday. Financial terms are unknown, but most assume Ohtani will clear the $500 million barrier. As always, we’ll provide more updates as events warrant.
  • NYM Left Fielder #38
    The 29-year-old lefty has played seven seasons in the minors with a .282/.371/.418 slash line. He’s appeared in just five MLB games, all with the Padres this past season. Kohlwey spent most of his season in Triple-A, blasting 12 home runs while swiping 15 bases, showcasing some power and speed. One odd split to note in 2023 was that his batting average at home was just .248 (.297 on the road) and his SLG was .374 at home (.484 on the road).
  • Atl Relief Pitcher #71
    The 27-year-old lefty has 68 career innings in the majors with a 6.88 ERA and a ho-hum 6.9 K/9. His minor league stats paint a slightly better picture (4.55 ERA in 583 1/3 innings) but still seems far away from making much of an impact in the big leagues. A majority of his action has come as a starter but lefty relievers are always in high demand so that may be the route he eventually ends up taking in the future.
  • NYY Relief Pitcher #65
    The 29-year-old lefty has spent four seasons in the majors, playing for five different teams during that stretch. In 2023, he appeared in 11 games for three different squads, pitching 11 innings with a 7.36 ERA. His 2023 campaign ended in mid-September after being struck in the head by a 100.6 mph line drive that resulted in a hospital appearance and a trip to the IL (concussion).


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