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(Jan 28 -- MLB.com)

Trio Of Free Agent Pitchers Work Out For Clubs
A handful of free agent hurlers threw for scouts this afternoon in Arlington, tweets Jon Heyman of the New York Post. Cole Hamels, Derek Holland and Kyle Crick each worked out for clubs in search of an opportunity. Hamels, who turned 39 last month, is obviously the highest-profile of the bunch. One of the top pitchers in the…
(Jan 27 -- TheRotoFeed)

Orioles Sign Curtis Terry To Minor League Contract
The Orioles announced this morning they’ve added first baseman Curtis Terry on a minor league deal. The team did not indicate he’s receiving an invitation to big league camp. Terry, 26, has 13 games of MLB experience under his belt. That came with the Rangers two seasons ago, when the right-handed hitter posted an .089/.146/.133 line…
(Jan 27 -- MLB Trade Rumors)

Coach Gallant shares his plan to get the younger Rangers to shoot the puck
Rangers coach Gerard Gallant shares his plan to get the younger Rangers' to be more assertive with the puck.
(Jan 27 -- Yahoo Sports)

Guardians Prospect George Valera Recovering From Hand Surgery
Top Guardians outfield prospect George Valera will likely be behind schedule this spring after recently undergoing surgery on the hamate bone in his right hand, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The 22-year-old Valera has ranked among Cleveland’s top prospects for several years and has landed among the game’s top 100 prospects on…
(Jan 27 -- TheRotoFeed)

Royals Sign Aroldis Chapman To One-Year Deal
The Royals announced Friday they’ve signed left-hander Aroldis Chapman to a one-year deal. The lefty will reportedly make a base salary of $3.75MM but could earn an extra $4MM in performance bonuses. Chapman is a Wasserman client. Chapman, 35 in February, spent over a decade as one of the most feared closers in baseball but…
(Jan 27 -- TheRotoFeed)

Rolen to the HOF FastCast
Scott Rolen talks about being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, plus the Mets reportedly extend Jeff McNeil on this edition of FastCast
(Jan 27 -- Yahoo Sports)

Trio Of Free Agent Pitchers Work Out For Clubs
A handful of free agent hurlers threw for scouts this afternoon in Arlington, tweets Jon Heyman of the New York Post. Cole Hamels, Derek Holland and Kyle Crick each worked out for clubs in search of an opportunity. Hamels, who turned 39 last month, is obviously the highest-profile of the bunch. One of the top pitchers in the…
(Jan 27 -- MLB Trade Rumors)

At 88, fastballs are flying at him, and this slugger is swinging for the fences
Neither cancer nor advancing age can keep Benny Wasserman from going up against 90 mph pitches and circling the bases on field of dreams.
(Jan 27 -- Yahoo Sports)

Ortiz concerned about Red Sox lineup behind Devers: 'I'm pitching around him'
Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz doesn't feel confident about his former team's offense behind third baseman Rafael Devers."If I'm facing him I'm pitching around him, regardless," Ortiz told WEEI's Rob Bradford. "No doubt about it. You're talking about one of the most feared hitters in baseball right now. I have been there before, and if I had no one behind me they won't pitch to me."The Red Sox signed Devers to an 11-year, $331-million extension earlier this month. The two-time All-Star hit .295/.358/.521 with 27 home runs, 42 doubles, and 88 RBIs last season.Boston allowed two skilled offensive talents in Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez to depart in free agency and is set to begin the season without Trevor Story, who is expected to miss four-to-six months following elbow surgery.The Red Sox attempted to fill the voids by acquiring Justin Turner, Adam Duvall, Masataka Yoshida, and Adalberto Mondesi, but the losses of Bogaerts, Martinez, and Story have Big Papi worried about Devers getting enough support behind him in the lineup. "Now you have to find a way who can consistently protect him so he can continue to keep seeing pitches," Ortiz said. "Because he is still too young and you don't want to get to the point where you get frustrated because your production is not quite there. You have to see both sides. You have to see if they are pitching you and you are missing pitches, or if they are not pitching you and you are chasing pitches. So, we'll see. Let's see what the season brings to the table." Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
(Jan 27 -- The Score)

Vets Kennedy, Frazier among Rangers signees
Ian Kennedy and Clint Frazier were among five players the Rangers signed Friday to minor league contracts that included invitations to major league spring training.
(Jan 27 -- ESPN)

What a Jeff McNeil extension could mean for Mets, Pete Alonso
With Jeff McNeil agreeing to a new contract with the Mets, what could it mean for a possible Pete Alonso extension?
(Jan 27 -- Yahoo Sports)

Report: Cubs ink reliever Tyler Duffey to minor-league pact
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms on a minor-league contract with right-handed reliever Tyler Duffey, according to a report from Patrick Mooney from The Athletic.
(Jan 27 -- Yahoo Sports)

Cardinals Sign Andrew Suarez To Minor League Deal
The Cardinals announced Friday that they’ve signed lefty Andrew Suarez to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training. He’ll provide some left-handed depth and a potential bullpen option after spending the past two seasons pitching in the Korea Baseball Organization (2021) and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball (2022). A second-round pick by the…
(Jan 27 -- TheRotoFeed)

Rays Sign Pete Fairbanks To Extension
The Rays announced Friday afternoon they’ve signed reliever Pete Fairbanks to a three-year extension with a 2026 club option. The deal buys out his three remaining seasons of arbitration eligibility, while the club option covers what would’ve been his first free-agent season. Fairbanks, a client of Republik Sports, is reportedly guaranteed $12MM over the next three seasons…
(Jan 27 -- TheRotoFeed)