In Mariners News...
- Mariners prospect Noelvi Marte was named the #1 prospect in the Dominican Summer League!
Congrats @MarteNoelvi on being named the #1 prospect in the Dominican Summer League by Baseball America!— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) January 9, 2020
Around The League...
- Jose Martinez, Randy Arozarena, and a Compensation A pick are headed to Tampa Bay in exchange for Rays prospect Matt Liberatore, a catching prospect, and a Compensation B pick.
The St. Louis Cardinals are trading OF Jose Martinez, OF Randy Arozarena and a Compensation A pick (after 1st round) to the Tampa Bay Rays for LHP prospect Matt Liberatore, a low-level catching prospect and Compensation B pick (post-2nd), sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 10, 2020
- Ken Rosenthal catches us up on the catching prospect mentioned in the STL- TB trade.
- The Rangers sign Luis Garcia and James Jones to minor league contracts.
Rangers have signed RHP Luis Garcia and LHP James Jones to Minor League contracts with spring training invites. Garcia was 2-1, 4.35 in 64 games with the Angels in 2019 after pitching with the Phillies from 2013-18. Jones posted a 2.45 ERA over 45 G with Frisco/Nashville in 2019— John Blake (@RangerBlake) January 9, 2020
- Former Mariner news alert #1: LoMo and Tuffy Gosewich have been signed by the Brewers.
- Former Mariner news alert #2: Guillermo Heredia is headed to Pittsburgh.
Sources: The Pirates have agreed to a Major League deal with free agent outfielder Guillermo Heredia. Heredia, known as a strong defender and a good clubhouse presence, was non-tendered by the Rays last month.— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) January 9, 2020
- The Washington Post provides us with insight on what goes into preparing Lambeu Field for a playoff game post-snowstorm.