• Marlins Sign Enrique Burgos To Minor League Deal

    11 days ago - By MLB Trade Rumors

    The Marlins announced that reliever Enrique Burgos has signed a minor league contract with a non-roster Spring Training invitation. The 32-year-old makes it back to the affiliated ranks for the first time since he was released by the Tigers in March 2018.
    Burgos, a Panama native, has some previous MLB experience. He was a frequent middle relief option for the Diamondbacks from 2015-16, combining for 73 appearances. Through 68 1/3 innings, the righty posted a 5.27 ERA with a strong 27.4% strikeout rate offset by a 12.7% walk percentage. While Burgos averaged north of 96 MPH on his fastball...
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  • Rays, Jaime Schultz Agree To Minor League Deal

    11 days ago - By MLB Trade Rumors

    The Rays are signing reliever Jaime Schultz to a minor league deal, tweets Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. He'll be in big league camp as a non-roster invitee.
    Schultz has plenty of familiarity with the Tampa Bay organization. He began his professional career as a Rays draftee in 2013. Within a few seasons, he garnered some prospect attention as a potential high-leverage bullpen arm. That hasn't materialized, as Schultz has battled scattershot command and injuries that have kept him from establishing himself in an MLB relief unit.
    The High Point product pitched at the highest level in...
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  • Mariners Sign Jason Vosler To Minor League Deal

    11 days ago - By MLB Trade Rumors

    The Mariners have signed infielder/outfielder Jason Vosler to a minor league contract, according to his transactions tracker at MLB.com. Volser will presumably receive an invitation to major league Spring Training.
    Vosler, 29, has been an up-and-down player with the Giants for the past two years. In 2021, he got into 41 games and hit .178/.256/.356 for a wRC+ of 63. He was much better in 72 Triple-A games, with a line of .295/.385/.529, 125 wRC+. In 2022, that split was bizarrely reversed, as he produced a .242/.311/.433 line in the minors but hit .264/.342/.469 in the big leagues. The...
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  • Report: D-Backs add veteran reliever Familia on minor-league deal

    11 days ago - By TheScore

    The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a minor-league deal with right-hander Jeurys Familia , according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman. The deal includes an invite to major-league spring training. He'll earn $1.5 million with $500,000 more in performance bonuses if he makes the big-league club. Familia, 33, split last season between the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox, where he posted a career-worst 6.09 ERA in 44 1/3 innings. The one-time All-Star is the owner of 125 career saves, including 51 with the New York Mets in 2016. Familia's addition will provide Arizona's bullpen with...
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  • Diamondbacks Sign Jeurys Familia To Minor League Deal

    11 days ago - By MLB Trade Rumors

    The Diamondbacks have signed right-hander Jeurys Familia to a minor league deal, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The ACES client will receive an invitation to major league Spring Training.
    Familia, 33, has had many good years in the big leagues but is coming off a terrible campaign in 2022. From 2014 to 2021, he made 482 appearances, mostly with the Mets, with a 3.20 ERA in that time. His 10.5% walk rate was a bit on the high side but he struck out 25.2% of batters faced in that time and got grounders on 55.5% of balls in play.
    Last year, however, was a completely different story. He...
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