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Lookout Linkage, 1/22/16

News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league.

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Good morning folks! Let's take a look at the latest from around baseball:

  • The Pirates have claimed pitcher A.J. Schugel off waivers from the Mariners.
  • Fernando Rodney has officially joined the Padres on a one-year deal.
  • Though Grant Brisbee is opposed to the idea of a DH in both leagues, he's sure he'll warm up to it.
  • Shaun Marcum has retired from baseball to pursue a coaching career.
  • Jeff Sullivan investigates whether the Padres and Mariners moving in the fences has helped to create more offense.
  • Justin Upton has agreed to a six-year contract with the Tigers.
  • Talented young shortstops are once again a theme in Major League Baseball, writes Owen Watson.
  • Tony Blengino dives into the market of Yoenis Cespedes.
  • Joe Blanton will join the Dodgers on a one-year deal.
  • The Mets have signed reliever Antonio Bastardo to a two-year contract.