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The Cardinals signed Brett Cecil to a four-year deal:
Cecil, 30, had a comparably down season with the Blue Jays, pitching to a 3.93 ERA and 3.64 FIP over 36.2 innings. That was his highest ERA since 2012, when that figure was 5.72.
Cecil will join a bullpen that was already one of the more effective units in the National League. St. Louis’ unit pitched to a 3.62 ERA in 2016, which ranked seventh in the NL.
Here is a roundup of news from the National League Central.
The Marlins are interested in Edinson Volquez, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.
Washington officially announced the signing of Chris Heisey.
Brett Cecil’s deal with probably alter the market:
Already have heard from multiple executives and agents who think Brett Cecil's four-year, $30.5M deal with St. Louis is a market changer.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 19, 2016
San Francisco added a lefty:
The Giants also added an infielder:
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