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Good morning, baseball fans! We’re halfway through the week but the stoves are still piping.
Here’s a roundup of what’s going on in the American League West.
The Dodgers have re-signed Justin Turner and honestly we’re not very shocked.
“The Dodgers have agreed to a 4-year, $64 million deal with third baseman Justin Turner, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com and Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The deal comes a day after the Dodgers agreed to bring back closer Kenley Jansen on a 5-year, $80 million contract.
Los Angeles has always been the favorite to re-sign Turner, who is a top free agent in a year in which not many teams have openings at third base. He has drawn at least some interest from the Angels and Cardinals, though the Dodgers have been the best fit from the onset of free agency.”
The Brewers and Angels have decided to swap catchers because it was a slow news week so far.
“The Brewers have acquired catcher Jett Bandy from the Angels for catcher Martin Maldonado and right-hander Drew Gagnon, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports and Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
The trade represents a swap of catchers for two clubs that seem light on catching depth heading into next season. Maldonado was projected to start for Milwaukee with Andrew Susac serving as a backup, while Bandy and Carlos Perez were the two primary options for the Halos.”
The Cubs are interested in Tigers lefty Justin Wilson.
“The Tigers and Cubs have discussed a trade that would sent lefty Justin Wilson to Chicago, but it’s unclear whether trade talks are serious, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi.
Detroit acquired Wilson in the deal that sent Chad Green to the Yankees, but the Tigers seem to be open to trading major league pieces this offseason.”
Major League Baseball has finally banned hazing that demeans women.
“There is a difference between a man dressing up as a woman or woman character for Halloween and teammates forcing them to do it because it’s supposed to be humiliating. There are also other ways to employ hazing if it’s going to be something that keeps on happening in clubhouses across the game — look at what the Yankees’ rookies are doing in the photo accompanying this story. Or, if you’re reading the photo-less newsletter form of today’s Say Hey: they’re all in Yankees-branded onesies with some of them dressing in baby costume accessories on top of that. “
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Today in baseball: On December 14th, 2007, the Royals trade pitcher Billy Buckner to the Diamondbacks for switch-hitter Alberto Callaspo.
Question of the Day: Are your surprised that Turner and Jansen ended up back in Los Angeles?