Cesar Puello Elects Free Agency

Cesar Puello Elects Free Agency 3:15PM: Puello has elected free agency, the Marlins announced. 6:48AM: The Marlins outrighted well-traveled outfielder Cesar Puello to Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday night, per the Pacific Coast League transactions page. As a player who has been outrighted previously, Puello will have a chance to elect free agency. Puello, a 28-year-old…

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Phillies Hire Joe Girardi

Phillies Hire Joe Girardi 3:06PM: The Phillies made the news official, announcing in a press release that Girardi has been signed to a three-year contract with a club option for the 2023 season. 8:03AM: The Phillies are expected to hire former Yankees and Marlins manager Joe Girardi as their new skipper, according to a tweet…

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Tigers Designate Daniel Stumpf

Tigers Designate Daniel Stumpf The Tigers have designated left-hander Daniel Stumpf for assignment, The Athletic’s Emily Waldon reports (Twitter link).  Stumpf has already cleared waivers, and MLB.com’s Jason Beck reports that Stumpf will opt for free agency rather than accept an outright assignment to the Tigers’ minor league system. More analysis to come… Source: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/10/tigers-designate-daniel-stumpf.html

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Rays and Bulls extend affiliation

Rays and Bulls extend affiliation The Tampa Bay Rays have extended their Player Development Contract with their AAA team, the Durham Bulls with three more years through the 2022 season. Next year the cooperation will enter its 23rd year. The Bulls have not known any other parent club since entering the International League. The Durham…

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Mark Trumbo Talks Hitting

Mark Trumbo Talks Hitting Mark Trumbo has always had pluses and minuses as a hitter. He’s consistently hit for power, but at the same time he’s displayed sub-par on-base skills. A free-swinging approach has been the major culprit. The 33-year-old slugger has walked just 299 times in 4,419 big-league plate appearances, largely because of a…

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