Good morning everyone! It’s official, pitchers and catchers are reporting in Peoria today. It won’t be long now before we can watch actual baseball! Let’s get you the latest from around the sport on this wonderful Wednesday.
In Mariners news...
- MLB Network caught up with Jarred Kelenic as he prepares for spring training.
- The M’s announced their training staff for the 2021 season.
Around the league...
- Former M’s waiver claim Ian Hamilton is finally staying in place after changing hands three times this offseason.
RHP Ian Hamilton cleared waivers, meaning the Twins can keep him in the organization without having him on the 40-man roster. He'll be a non-roster invitee to spring training.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) February 16, 2021
- Am I a total homer or does this seem low on the Mariners?
- The Brewers bolstered their rotation yesterday.
Left-hander Brett Anderson and the Milwaukee Brewers are in agreement on a one-year, $2.5 million contract, pending physical, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN. Anderson, 33, returns to Brewers and can make an addition $1M in incentives. @Ken_Rosenthal first linked them.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 16, 2021
- They also brought back Travis Shaw to add some depth to their infield.
Travis Shaw’s minor-league deal with the Brewers will pay him $1.5 million with another $1.5 million in incentives if he makes the club, per source. He can opt out of the deal on March 15 if he’s not on the roster.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) February 17, 2021
- As always, a neat visual from Daren here.
I took a shot at mapping out all 120 updated Minor League teams and zoned them by level & division...— Daren Willman (@darenw) February 17, 2021
(Updated, found a stadium incorrectly geocoded) pic.twitter.com/iX6LUA9vIf
- Tony Wolfe at Fangraphs wrote about the strange way in which the Rays put their starting rotation together.