Royals Could Add Starting Pitching

Royals Could Add Starting Pitching Even though the Royals had one of the majors’ least effective rotations in 2019, the rebuilding club has done little to nothing to upgrade that area of its roster. That could change before the season, though. Royals general manager Dayton Moore revealed over the weekend that the team’s still considering…

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Minor MLB Transactions: 1/27/20

Minor MLB Transactions: 1/27/20 The latest minor moves from around baseball… First baseman Kennys Vargas has agreed to a minor league contract with the Tigers, Jason Beck of MLB.com tweets. The deal does not include an invitation to major league spring training. The hulking Vargas will now join his second AL Central organization, having appeared…

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Yankees hire Doug Davis as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre manager

Yankees hire Doug Davis as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre manager The Yankees’ revolving door of Triple-A managers continued Monday, when Scranton/Wilkes-Barre named Doug Davis its fourth manager in four seasons. Davis takes over for Jay Bell, who left the organization this offseason because the former big-leaguer wanted “to pursue major league coaching positions,” general manager Brian Cashman told…

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What’s Next For The Pirates?

What’s Next For The Pirates? Hours after trading Starling Marte to the Diamondbacks, Pirates general manager Ben Cherington told reporters at PNC Park that he’s hopeful of adding a new center fielder prior to Opening Day (Twitter link via Adam Berry of MLB.com). Doing so would enable the team to continue utilizing Bryan Reynolds in…

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Nationals Sign Kevin Quackenbush

Nationals Sign Kevin Quackenbush The Nationals have signed right-handed reliever Kevin Quackenbush to a minor league contract, Dan Kolko of MASN tweets. The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training. Now 31 years old, Quackenbush was a valuable late-game option with the Padres at the outset of his career. Quackenbush amassed 172 1/3…

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Reds Designate Jose Siri For Assignment

Reds Designate Jose Siri For Assignment The Reds announced Monday that they’ve designated outfielder Jose Siri for assignment. His spot on the 40-man roster goes to fellow outfielder Nicholas Castellanos, whose previously reported four-year, $64MM contract has now been formally announced. Siri, 24, was considered to be among Cincinnati’s best farmhands just two years ago.…

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