Royals Release Drew Storen

Royals Release Drew Storen The Royals have released right-handed reliever Drew Storen, according to Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com. Storen had been with the organization since it signed him to a minor league deal in February. The Royals assigned Storen to the Double-A level in May, which was a sizable step forward in his rehab process…

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Cody Allen Drawing Interest

Cody Allen Drawing Interest Free-agent reliever Cody Allen, whom the Angels released Tuesday, is drawing substantial interest. At least 11 teams have inquired about Allen, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The Angels signed the 30-year-old Allen to an $8.5MM guarantee in the offseason, but the union provided disastrous for the club. Allen registered an…

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Effectively Wild Episode 1391: Down Goes Frazier

Effectively Wild Episode 1391: Down Goes Frazier Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller review Sam’s latest observations on Jeff Sullivan-era EW episodes, including musings on Ketel Marte, the worst team draft of all time, and Johnnie LeMaster, then banter about Shohei Ohtani’s tools, Todd Frazier’s wild swings, Max Scherzer’s nose-breaking bunting practice, and Mickey Callaway’s odd…

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Padres To Recall Chris Paddack

Padres To Recall Chris Paddack Padres ace Chris Paddack, optioned to the minors June 12, will return to start in the majors this Saturday, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. It was an eyebrow-raising decision when the Padres demoted Paddack a week ago, though the move quickly became understandable when it was revealed…

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Diamondbacks Sign Carlos Asuaje

Diamondbacks Sign Carlos Asuaje The Diamondbacks have reached a minor league agreement with infielder Carlos Asuaje, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Asuaje’s now returning to a major league franchise after spending the first few months of the season in the Korea Baseball Organization. The Rangers released Asuaje last December, allowing him to sign with…

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Diamondbacks To Sign First-Rounder Blake Walston

Diamondbacks To Sign First-Rounder Blake Walston The Diamondbacks have reached an agreement with first-round left-hander Blake Walston, the team announced. Financial details aren’t yet available, but as the 26th pick, Walston’s slot features a $2,653,400 value. The Walston agreement brings the Diamondbacks closer to finishing their heavy lifting with respect to this year’s draft. They…

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