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Good morning baseball fans!
Yesterday was a busy day for the baseball world. The Marlins were very active, signing Chris Johnson.
They followed that up by inking lefty Wei-Yin Chen to a five-year, $80 million deal.
The Rockies signed outfielder Gerardo Parra to a three-year, $27.5 million deal.
Fellow NL West team, the Dodgers, signed Cuban pitcher Yaisel Sierra to a six-year, $30 million deal.
At first glance, Sierra's deal seems to resemble the deal that the Dodgers agreed to with Kenta Maeda. That being said, no incentives have been announced yet. At the very least, the deal's annual average value is worth $4.3 million. Farhan Zaidi and Andrew Friedman could be finding the next market inefficiency, and found a new way to flex the Dodgers' wealth-muscle.
Most recently, Sierra spent 2012-2014 with Sabuesos de Holguín -- more commonly just Holguín -- of the Cuban National League. In the 199.2 innings pitched with them, Sierra allowed seven home runs, and struck out 159 batters. However, Sierra's issues seem to stem from walks. In the same time frame, Sierra allowed 119 batters to reach base on balls.
The Rays are active in trade conversations on both starting pitchers and relievers.
And the Mariners made another move, acquiring Joe Wieland from the Dodgers.
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