In Mariners news...
- An update on Kyle Lewis, who likely won’t be ready to start on Opening Day.
The Mariners want to evaluate Kyle Lewis’ health, specifically his surgically-repaired knee, before having him go through all on-field activity as a precaution. Lewis has been hitting and running in offseason workouts— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 14, 2022
- MLB.com is hiring for a new Mariners reporter/producer for the 2022 season, which will include covering games, story and newsletter production, research, and more!
- The big Mariners news of the day was one we’d all been waiting for, as the team made their first major trade, post-lockout: All-Star OF Jesse Winker and INF Eugenio Suarez have been acquired from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for RHP Justin Dunn, OF Jake Fraley, LHP Brandon Williamson, a PTBNL.
Around the league...
- Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic ponders if Carlos Correa would sign a one-year deal and how it could benefit him. ($)
- San Diego Padres’ star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. will require surgery for a broken left wrist and could miss up to three months.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced plans to unveil a Sandy Koufax statue in their centerfield plaza on June 18th.
- On the hunt for bullpen help, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed lefty reliever Brad Hand to a one-year/$6 million deal.
- The Milwaukee Brewers have reached a deal with free-agent OF Andrew McCutchen, with details yet to be released.
- Former Mariner Sean Doolitle has agreed to return to the Washington Nationals on a one-year deal, pending a physical.
- The Atlanta Braves have acquired All-Star first baseman Matt Olson for a package of prospects including reliever Ryan Cusick, RHP Jose Estes, catcher Shea Langeliers and CF Cristian Pache.
- The Colorado Rockies have signed RHP Chad Khul, who will receive $3 million in 2022 with additional performance bonuses possible.
- MLB and the players’ union are reportedly discussing restoring the extra-inning ghost-runner rule. ($)