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In Mariners news...
- Keith Law at ESPN provides his complete guide to prospects in the AL West. ($)
Around the league...
- Congratulations to Kirsten, who is one of about a half dozen women in the minors who is the main play-by-play broadcaster for a team.
An exciting time at the R-Phils as we welcome @Kirsten_Karbach as the new voice of the Reading Fightin Phils. Karbach is the new Director of Public/Media Relations and Broadcaster. You can hear her with the calls all summer long on @610ESPN— Reading Fightin Phils (@ReadingFightins) February 6, 2019
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- At this point, who isn’t?
- The Royals have agreed to a one-year deal with closer Brad Boxberger.
- Things are not looking good for the small-market teams of the world, writes Sam Miller.
- This is awesome.
2B Scooter Gennett was an All-Star for the @Reds in 2018.— Infield Chatter (@InfieldChatter) February 6, 2019
In 2019, @Sgennett2 has even bigger plans -- to visit schools and talk with kids about bullying, mental health, and kindness. pic.twitter.com/JYAXyQVfKZ
- The Angels have agreed to a deal with former Mariners farmhand Ty Kelly.
- Speaking of former Mariners, Nick Franklin landed a minor league deal with the Pirates.
- The Nationals have agreed to re-sign Jeremy Hellickson for one year.
- Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs breaks down all of the potential forthcoming rule changes to baseball.
- Noah Syndergaard is probably among the minority of players who do not want the universal designated hitter.