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Good morning baseball fans! Happy President’s Day to our lovely U.S. readers.
Here’s a roundup of what’s going on in the American League East.
- The Reds signed Ryan Raburn to a minor league deal, and there’s a good chance he earns a roster spot.
- San Diego signed Jered Weaver to a one-year deal. Does that mean the starting rotation is locked and loaded for the Padres now?
- Dellin Betances lost his arbitration hearing, and the Yankees weren’t please with the amount he was seeking. Now there’s some shady back hand fighting going on, a la Mean Girls.
- Randy Levine, the Regina George of the situation, had some pretty choice words for Betances.
- The Cardinals are discussing a contract extension with catcher Yadier Molina.
- Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun made a change to his no-trade clause during the offseason, according to Tom Haudricourt of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- The Diamondbacks have signed Jorge De La Rosa to a minor-league deal.
- Chase Utley’s contract with the Dodgers includes $600,000 worth of incentives, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. At my last job the only incentive I got was free lunch.
- Spring training is here, but gasp, that also means that spring training yips are here too.
- Detroit hired former infielder Don Kelly as an assistant to player development, the club announced.
- Kris Bryant is oblivious that Greg Maddux is throwing batting practice, let this put a big smile on your face.
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Today in baseball: On February 20th, 1984, Pedro Guerrero becomes the highest paid Dodger when he signs a five-year, seven million dollar contract to play in Los Angeles. Ah, back when times were more simple, more pure.
Question of the Day: What do you think of the Betances situation?