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Good morning, baseball fans!
Here’s a roundup of what’s happening around the National League East.
- The Astros avoided arbitration with reliever Will Harris by signing him to a two-year deal.
- The Yankees have a new hitter in the Bronx, signing Chris Carter to a one-year contract.
- If you’re looking for Andrew McCutchen next season...don’t check centerfield, you won’t find him there.
- The Diamondbacks have signed Descalso to a one-year contract.
- The Padres mishandling of medical records has consequences that go far beyond a 30-day suspension.
- Starlin Castro has been added to the Yankees trading post, right next to Brett Gardner and other veterans no one seems to want.
- 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 Nationals and White Sox are discussing a David Robertson deal.
- 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.
- Mike Napoli has caved...probably. While he was very adamant about wanting a more long-term deal, it looks like the slugger and the Rangers have agreed to a one-year contract with more details coming out later this week.
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Today in baseball: On January 8th, 1942, at the Folsom Correctional facility in California, the annual game between professional baseball players and the prison inmates is halted as the guards search for two convicts who have tried to escaped. Honestly, who thought that this was a good idea?