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Good morning baseball fans! Two major deals were made yesterday. Boom goes the Dodger-mite.
Here’s a roundup of what’s happening in the American League Central.
Kenley Jansen is absolutely and officially back in Dodgers uniforms, cue the angelic chorus and confetti. So is Justin Turner. This is a great day to be a Los Angeles fan.
“The Dodgers have re-signed their closer Kenley Jansen to a five-year deal worth $80 million. According to a report from Jim Bowden of ESPN, Jansen will be returning to Los Angeles after testing free agency for the past month.
Both Jansen and Turner have been involved in rumors with their former team throughout the offseason. A deal between the Dodgers and Turner seemed to be progressing Monday morning as the Dodgers were growing “increasingly confident” according to Buster Olney. The deal was rumored to be in the four-year range.”
Some people have theme weddings. Some have theme rooms. The Braves have theme pitching rotations, and the theme is “veteran”.
“The Braves have added left-hander John Danks on a minor-league deal, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Danks will compete for a rotation spot in spring training.
Danks is the fourth veteran rotation piece to join the Braves this winter, joining free-agent signees R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon and trade acquisition Jaime Garcia. Danks is the only one of the four who is not guaranteed a rotation spot.”
A trade could be brewing between the Astros and the Royals.
“Houston is seeking starting pitching help and is interested in Royals starters Yordano Ventura and Danny Duffy, according to MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart.
The Astros seem to be conducting a comprehensive search and have also been linked to Jake Odorizzi, Chris Archer and Jose Quintana this offseason.”
The new CBA lays out some interesting rules when it comes to international signings. Some parties suffer, while some stand a chance to benefit greatly. Read our analysis on who falls on what side of the fence.
“We started this series on the implications of the new disabled list rules, having the 15-day DL get shortened down to a 10-day DL. We now move to the signing of international prospects.
Leading up to the CBA, there was a lot of conjecture that owners would require an international draft. It has been on Rob Manfred’s agenda since succeeding Bud Selig as MLB’s Commissioner. Thanks in large part to a protest held by latino players during negotiations though, an international draft never came to fruition.”
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Today in baseball: On December 13th, 2009, the Blue Jays announced coming to terms with Jose Bautista on a one-year deal worth $2.4 million.