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Snake Bytes: 1/16: At Least Something Happened

The Diamondbacks came to terms with three arbitration eligible players yesterday.

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Diamondbacks Avoid Arbitration with Three Players

Also covered by the Pit here yesterday, the Diamondbacks have come to terms with pitchers Luke Weaver and Caleb Smith, as well as catcher, Carson Kelly. These agreements mean that the team will avoid the testy arbitration process with these three players.

Universal DH, Expanded Playoffs Still Under Consideration

With spring training right around the corner, a decision is going to need to be made soon on whether or not the 2021 season will feature the universal DH or not. Once thought a dead issue until the upcoming CBA negotiations, it now seems that there are still discussions ongoing to make the universal DH a part of the 2021 game.

Phillies Adding to Their Bullpen

The Phillies have been giving their bullpen attention, including signing former Diamondback, Archie Bradley to a 1-year/$6MM contract.

DJ LeMahieu, Yankees Nearing Agreement

The reigning AL batting champ is nearing an agreement to return to the Bronx on a 6-year/$90MM deal

Yankees to Ink Corey Kluber

Corey Kluber’s recent showcase went well, landing the veteran lefty a 1-yr/$11MM pact with the Yankees.

Tri-City Valley Cats File Suit Against MLB, Astros

The Valley Cats become the second team to file a lawsuit related to MLB’s recent unilateral decision to contract the minor leagues and realign the minor league partnership system.