Mets Name Carlos Beltran Manager

Mets Name Carlos Beltran Manager 6:38pm: The hiring is official. 2:14pm: The Mets will make Carlos Beltran their next manager, according to multiple reports. It appears Sid Rosenberg of TalkRadio 77 WABC had the first word on Twitter. Anthony DiComo of MLB.com independently reported the news (via Twitter). Per Andy Martino of SNY.tv (via Twitter), an agreement…

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Athletics Select Jonah Heim

Athletics Select Jonah Heim The Athletics have selected the contract of catcher Jonah Heim, per a club announcement. He’d have qualified for minor-league free agency had he not been moved onto the 40-man roster. Heim, 24, is a former fourth-round pick who took some time getting acclimated to the professional ranks as a hitter. He…

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Cardinals Outright Joe Hudson

Cardinals Outright Joe Hudson The Cardinals announced today that they have outrighted catcher Joe Hudson off of their 40-man roster. His roster spot was needed with several players being reinstated following 60-day injured list stints. Hudson, 28, is a former sixth-round pick who has seen very brief MLB action in each of the past two…

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Moustakas, Grandal Decline Mutual Options; Brewers Outright Austin, Spangenberg

Moustakas, Grandal Decline Mutual Options; Brewers Outright Austin, Spangenberg The Brewers have announced some early-offseason roster moves. As anticipated, Mike Moustakas and Yasmani Grandal have each declined their side of mutual options and will become free agents. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee organization opened two additional 40-man spots by outrighting first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin and utilityman Cory…

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Mariners Claim Phillips Valdez

Mariners Claim Phillips Valdez The Mariners announced today that they have claimed righty Phillips Valdez off waivers from the Rangers. He becomes the latest player to be pared from the Texas 40-man roster. Valdez, who’ll soon turn 28, cracked the majors briefly last year for 16 innings of relief. His fastball-change combination wasn’t exceedingly effective in…

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