The deal is done and Marte will stay a Pirate for three seasons beyond his arbitration years.
The team the Rangers' front office built over the offseason has suffered a streak of misfortune unlike anything we have seen since Mr. Burns lost all the ringers he brought in for the Springfield Power Plant nine except Darryl Strawberry. Without a Carl or Lenny to turn to, Jon Daniels and company have resorted to waiver claims and minor league signings to deal with the many tragic illnesses plaguing the club.
Our own Chris Cotillo delivers the scoop on Baker's deal with the Rangers.
Guerra is about as good a player as you will find on waivers this spring, but the Dodgers bullpen has less free space than a clown car at the moment.
Here are the remains of the spring training day. These players couldn't stick on a roster on their first try, but many of them will get another chance at some point.
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