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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