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Date: Team: Pos:
Zach Lee - R - Mets

Mets signed RHP Zach Lee to a minor league contract.

Lee, a former highly-regarded prospect in the Dodgers' system, had a 3.65 ERA and 107/35 K/BB ratio over 145 2/3 innings this past season between the Rays' Double- and Triple-A affiliates. The 27-year-old has made four appearances in the majors during his career and mostly functions as upper-level pitching depth at this point.
Dec 18 - 3:47 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo writes that the Giants had "the most impressive presence" among the teams at Troy Tulowitzki's open workout on Tuesday.

In fact, new Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and manager Bruce Bochy were in attendance. Tulowitzki is from the Bay Area, so many have naturally speculated on the Athletics as a fit, but they reportedly aren't in the mix here. The Giants probably wouldn't be able to promise Tulo a starting job, so he might find a better fit elsewhere. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Monday that the Pirates are interested. Obviously it's hard to count on much from the 34-year-old at this point, but he's a fine gamble at the league minimum for most teams.
Dec 18 - 3:41 PM

Royals signed OF Terrance Gore to a one-year contract.

Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports that it's a split contract in which he'll make $650,000 in the majors and $350,000 in the minors. The Royals traded Gore to the Cubs for the stretch run this past season, but it turned out to only be a temporary separation. It's certainly worth questioning whether a deal like this was necessary for someone who is essentially a stolen base specialist, especially after the club recently signed Billy Hamilton. The 27-year-old Gore is 27-for-31 in stolen base attempts at the major league level, but he's only been given 19 plate appearances. At least we can say that the Royals are going to be really, really fast in 2019.
Dec 18 - 3:10 PM

Cubs signed INF Daniel Descalso to a two-year, $5 million contract.

According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, Descalso will make $1.5 million in 2019 and $2.5 million in 2020, with a $3.5 million club option or $1M buyout for 2021. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic writes that the deal could max out at $8.25 million with incentives. Descalso didn't show much with the bat in the early part of his career, but he's made some real progress over the past three years. He's capable of playing all over the infield, so he should be a handy piece for Cubs manager Joe Maddon.
Dec 18 - 3:05 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that last week the Mets discussed the idea of free agent Mike Moustakas to bolster their infield.

This was before the Mets signed Wilson Ramos, so it's unclear how things might have changed in regard to budget and roster priority. The club still needs depth for the outfield, but securing some corner-infield insurance makes some sense. Todd Frazier could always slide over to first base if Peter Alonso isn't quite ready or struggles in his first stint in the majors, but there's probably a better fit for Moustakas elsewhere. The 30-year-old batted .251/.315/.459 with 28 home runs and 95 RBI over 152 games last season for the Royals and Brewers.
Dec 18 - 2:40 PM

Reds released 1B/3B D.J. Peterson.

The Reds said they released Peterson so he could pursue other opportunities. Selected 12th overall by the Mariners in 2013, the 26-year-old batted .277/.322/.462 with 16 homers over 113 games with the Reds' Triple-A affiliate this past season.
Dec 18 - 2:29 PM

Rangers signed RHP Lance Lynn to a three-year, $30 million contract.

The Rangers will hold a press conference on Tuesday afternoon to officially Lynn, who immediately jumps to the top of the depth chart in the team's rotation. Of course, that's a pretty low bar right now. Lynn didn't have a great 2018, but he finished strong and had a track record of success with the Cardinals. Still, he's not in the best situation for fantasy value with Texas.
Dec 18 - 1:41 PM

Brewers signed RHP Chris Dula to a minor league contract.

Dula, 26, hasn't pitched an MLB-affiliated team since 2016, when he posted a rough 6.89 ERA and 17/15 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings in the lower levels of the Rangers' minor league system. However, he's gained some internet notoriety thanks to a 102 mph fastball and Pitching Ninja on Twitter. Control is obviously the thing to watch here, but he's an interesting lottery ticket.
Dec 18 - 1:17 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Lance Lynn's contract with the Rangers includes a $4 million signing bonus.

The two sides have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract, which is expected to be officially announced on Tuesday. Per Rosenthal, Lynn will receive an $8 million salary in 2019, $10 million in 2020, and $8 million in 2021. The deal also includes a $100,000 assignment bonus if he's traded to one of the eight West Coast teams. Lynn had an uneven 2018 between the Twins and Yankees while posting a 4.77 ERA over 29 starts and two relief appearances, but the Rangers are hoping that he can lead their rotation.
Dec 18 - 1:10 PM

Nationals signed 1B Matt Adams to a one-year, $4 million contract with a mutual option for 2020.

The Nationals traded Adams to the Cardinals in August, but he's officially back in the fold in Washington. Per Jon Heyman of Fancred, Adams will make $3 million in 2019 while the club option in 2020 is worth $4 million and carries a $1 million buyout. Adams batted .239 with 21 homers and a .786 OPS in 121 games this past season and makes for valuable insurance behind Ryan Zimmerman at first base.
Dec 18 - 12:30 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Cubs have a deal with free agent Daniel Descalso.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic adds that deal is for two years at $5 million, with an option for a third year. Descalso mostly played second base and third base with the Diamondbacks last season, but he could also be used at first base or even in left field in a pinch. He'll presumably see most of his time with the Cubs at second base.
Dec 18 - 12:04 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Cubs are close to a deal with Daniel Descalso.

No word yet on the terms involved. If signed, Descalso would provide some balance and versatility to the Cubs' roster, so he's a good fit for manager Joe Maddon. The 32-year-old has been much-improved with the bat in recent seasons. He batted .238/.353/.436 with 13 homers over 138 games with the Diamondbacks in 2018.
Dec 18 - 11:44 AM

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that Erasmo Ramirez is nearing a minor league deal with the Red Sox.

The deal is expected to include an invite to major league camp during spring training. The 28-year-old Ramirez missed time with a shoulder issue in 2018 while posting a 6.50 ERA over 10 starts. If healthy, he makes for useful depth between the rotation and bullpen.
Dec 18 - 11:33 AM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Astros are "back in the mix" for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Frisaro writes that prospect outfielder Kyle Tucker "remains a target" in a potential trade, though it's unclear if the Astros are willing to part with him. It's possible they'd be more willing to do so after reportedly nearing a deal with Michael Brantley. The Dodgers, Padres, and Rays are also involved in talks for Realmuto, though there doesn't appear to be a frontrunner at this time.
Dec 18 - 10:19 AM

Mets signed C Wilson Ramos to a two-year, $19 million contract with a club option for 2021.

The club option is worth $10 million and carries a $1.5 million buyout. The contract breakdown includes a $2 million signing bonus, with a $6.25 million salary in 2019 and a $9.25 salary million in 2020. He could earn an additional $500,000 with incentives. Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen pushed hard for J.T. Realmuto, but Ramos is a fine alternative. The 31-year-old batted .306/.358/.487 with 15 homers and 70 RBI over 111 games last season between the Rays and Phillies. Travis d'Arnaud is expected to serve as the primary backup in 2019 while Kevin Plawecki could be headed to the trade block.
Dec 18 - 10:03 AM



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