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.
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.
The Phillies have been giving their bullpen attention, including signing former Diamondback, Archie Bradley to a 1-year/$6MM contract.
The reigning AL batting champ is nearing an agreement to return to the Bronx on a 6-year/$90MM deal
Corey Kluber’s recent showcase went well, landing the veteran lefty a 1-yr/$11MM pact with the Yankees.
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.