The deal includes a full no-trade clause and doesn’t contain an opt-out clause, sources said. He is tentatively scheduled to undergo his physical Friday and be introduced at Angel Stadium on Saturday.
The 31-year-old put up a 4.91 ERA/5.14 FIP with 9.05 K/9, 5.68 BB/9 and a 42.8 percent grounder rate during an injury-limited, 58 2/3-inning showing (2019). He also blew five saves on 23 attempts, which led the A’s to strip him of the closer role and hand it to Liam Hendriks. Furthmore, Treinen saw his swinging-strike rate fall by almost 6 percent and his home run-to-fly ball rate climb by 12 percent.
Oberg, 29, was entering his second season of arbitration eligibility. Before the 2019 season, he avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million contract.
In 2019, Oberg pitched in 49 games, recording a 2.25 ERA, 58 strikeouts, a 6-1 record, a 2.4 WAR, a 1.107 WHIP, and five saves over 56 innings. He would have pitched more, but a blood clot in his right arm required surgery that ended his season on August 17. The Denver Post ($) is reporting that he has since been given a “clean bill of health,” and that he will no longer need to take his blood-thinning medication after this week.
Mets signed former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha to a one-year deal. Joel Sherman of the New York Post later provided additional details, noting that the deal is expected to be worth $3M, with Wacha eligible to earn up to $7M in incentives.
The Brewers reached a three-year deal Wednesday guaranteeing $9.125 million to Lindblom, 32, who pitched most of the previous five seasons in the KBO with great success. Jon Heyman of the MLB Network was first to report the deal, and ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported with incentive bonuses the agreement could reach $18 million.
The two-year deal is for $24 million, a source confirmed to ESPN. MLB Network was the first to report the terms of Roark’s agreement.
A 33-year-old right-hander, Roark had a 4.35 ERA and a 10-10 record in 31 starts last season for the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics, who acquired him on July 31 to beef up their rotation for a successful run to an AL wild-card berth.
Bochy, 64, was born in Bussac-Forêt, France as his dad was stationed there with the U.S. Army. Bochy said, “This is a moment in which I think of my career after the Giants. I want to stay involved and give back to baseball what it gave to me.”
Yay! Foosball at Chase Field. Should be fun. Should be lucrative.
Updated renderings of the new #Dbacks baseball academy in the Dominican Republic.— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) December 10, 2019
The complex at Las Américas is set to open in 2020 and will be the host site for MLB’s Trainer Partnership Program showcases and events on a regular basis as part of a multi-year partnership. pic.twitter.com/SqpFjxlB7C
I’m 100% sure the conversation went like this: “Hi....uh MadBum? This is uh....Mike Hazen AZ D-backs. Now, I know you do not like to be looked at which is why I am calling. Uh.. but we have like....hmmmmm, $70 million we can offer *Phone abruptly hangs-up.
Considering that Jerry DiPoto is a trade-machine and also the GM of the Seattle Mariners, anything is possible. Would I love to have Mitch Haniger back on the Diamondbacks? You bet your balls I would.
Off-topic Snake Byte:
Spoilers! It happened in Australia and did not involve a Lincoln automobile.