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Atlanta signed Jordan Walden to a minor league deal:
Walden posted a 3.15 ERA in 97 innings over two seasons with the Braves in 2013 and 2014, and will provide an experienced bullpen option for a club that has already added veteran starters R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon this week. A major factor in Walden’s decision to return to Atlanta is the team’s arm care program, according to a source.
Washington re-signed outfielder Chris Heisey to a one-year deal.
Seattle acquired Danny Valencia from the Athletics on Saturday afternoon:
Valencia, who got into a late-season clubhouse brawl with teammate Billy Butler, was not expected back in Oakland next year. The club reportedly considered releasing him in September, but ultimately decided to hold onto him and try to receive some value back in trade talks over the winter.
Los Angeles added a lefty:
#Dodgers sign matchup LH reliever Patrick Schuster to minor league deal. Held LHB to .171 AVG with 31 SO% at four stops in 2016.— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) November 12, 2016
San Diego added both infield and outfield depth with one signing:
#Padres sign 31-year-old corner OF-INF Jamie Romak to minor league deal. The 14-year pro played 30 games for Yokohama in Japan in 2016.— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) November 12, 2016
Toronto is considering adding Steve Pearce:
Sources: #BlueJays interested in Steve Pearce, possibly as RH platoon partner for Smoak at 1B. @Shidavidi first mentioned possibility.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 12, 2016
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