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The Royals re-signed Drew Butera to a two-year deal:
Butera will receive $1.5 million in 2017 and $2.3 million in 2018, according to a source. He received strong interest from the Astros (before the club acquired Brian McCann in a trade with the Yankees) and Blue Jays before deciding to re-up with Kansas City.
Atlanta already signed a pair of free agent starters and is focused on adding Chris Sale.
The Twins are preparing to release Trevor Plouffe.
New York is interested in adding Carlos Beltran or Edwin Encarnacion:
Since the Trade Deadline, Brian Cashman has reminded all of Baseball why he’s such a dangerous GM, stocking the Bombers with a massive amount of young talent, some of which is ready to contribute right now. And mixing a few extra veterans into that roster might give them what they need to leapfrog the Red Sox, Orioles, and Blue Jays, back into the driver’s seat in the AL East.
Though a trade remains unlikely, the Athletics are listening to offers on starter Sonny Gray.
The Rangers signed Andrew Cashner to a one-year deal.
It was a busy day for the Rays:
More #Rays moves: RHP Steve Geltz was DFA'd, LHP John Lamb released— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) November 18, 2016
Toronto added a right-handed pitcher:
Atlanta added catching depth:
Braves claim catcher Tuffy Gosewisch off waivers from Diamondbacks, source tells SBN.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) November 18, 2016
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