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Good morning, baseball fans!
Here’s a roundup of what’s happening around the National League Central.
- The Astros avoided arbitration with reliever Will Harris by signing him to a two-year deal.
- If you’re looking for Andrew McCutchen next season...don’t check centerfield, you won’t find him there.
- Let’s grade the new Spring Training hats, shall we? I expected more from you, Yankees.
- The Padres mishandling of medical records has consequences that go far beyond a 30-day suspension.
- It’s back: Major League Baseball’s discussion about pace-of-play.
- The Royals have signed Jason Hammel to a two-year deal.
- Pablo Sandoval, are you okay? Blink twice if you need help.
- Wilmer Flores will earn more than $2 million in 2017 after winning his arbitration hearing, so good for him.
- The Dodgers have officially 100% definitely signed Sergio Romo. You know how it goes...either you die a hero or you live long enough to watch yourself become the villain.
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Today in baseball: On January 7th, 1949, Yankee outfielder Joe DiMaggio becomes the first American Leaguer to make $100,000 in one season. Ah, simpler times.