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Detroit has a new hitting coach:
Tigers have named Lloyd McClendon as their new hitting coach. He replaces Wally Joyner, who chose to pursue other positions.— Evan Woodbery (@evanwoodbery) October 21, 2016
Atlanta signed a lefty reliever to a minor league deal:
Kansas City added some depth:
There is a chance Ian Desmond returns to the Nationals next season, according to Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post.
Brad Brach underwent knee surgery, according to MASN’s Roch Kubatko.
Good news for the Nationals’ pitching staff:
Stephen Strasburg expected to have a normal throwing schedule this offseason and be ready for spring training, Scott Boras said. @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 20, 2016
Interesting tidbit on a new Marlins player:
@BullPenSeats I'm sure I'll still wear them unless I'm told otherwise.— Dalton Wheat (@DWHEAT25) October 19, 2016
Shane Victorino might not be ready to call it a career yet, according to Ryan Lawrence of PhillyVoice.com.
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