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The Texas Rangers are signing veteran righty Lance Lynn to a three-year deal, per MLB.com’s TR Sullivan. The deal is worth $30M, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand.
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The Los Angeles Angels are signing Justin Bour, per Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. The deal is pending a physical.
4:00 PM EST
The Tampa Bay Rays have struck a deal with starter Charlie Morton, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan notes that the deal is worth $30 million over two seasons.
Free agent starter Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a two-year, $30 million deal, sources told Yahoo Sports.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 12, 2018
Sources: Jordy Mercer has passed his physical. His deal with the #Tigers is now official. Detroit will announce the signing soon.— Andersen Pickard (@andersenreports) December 12, 2018
2:00 PM EST
According to a major-league source, the Detroit Tigers are signing shortstop Jordy Mercer. Jon Morosi of MLB Network, who was first to link the two sides, says it’s a one-year deal.
11:30 AM EST
The Milwaukee Brewers and righty Jimmy Nelson have agreed to a one-year, $3.7 million deal to avoid arbitration. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the news, adding that the deal includes a $50,000 incentive if Nelson wins comeback player of the year. The Brewers confirmed the signing on Twitter.
#Brewers have reached 2019 contract agreement with arbitration-eligible RHP Jimmy Nelson. Haven't seen salary yet but it's probably right at the $3.7 million he made last year because he didn't pitch while rehabbing from shoulder surgery. True wild card for team in '19.— Tom (@Haudricourt) December 12, 2018
Beyond the $3.7 million salary and same awards bonuses, #Brewers RHP Jimmy Nelson can get $50,000 for comeback player of year. Wouldn't bet against that guy, the way he gets after it.— Tom (@Haudricourt) December 12, 2018
11:00 AM EST
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal had reported that the New York Yankees had a three-year deal in place with free agent starter J.A. Happ, but Rosenthal has since back-tracked and said that the two sides are closing in on a deal, but there is “no agreement in place.”
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