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Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/20/23: Felnin Celesten, Aroldis Chapman, and Adam Warren

It’s Friday, y’all!

Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Good morning friends and happy Friday! Here’s what’s happening in the world of baseball.

In Mariners news...

  • Shannon Drayer spoke to Jerry Dipoto about the team’s international signings and the development plan for Felnin Celesten.
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Around the league...

  • Left-handed reliever Aroldis Chapman has agreed to a one-year deal with the Royals.
  • Major League Baseball announced its new slate of umpire promotions and crew chief assignments following the many retirements they had this winter. All 10 of the new umpires are 40 years old or younger.
  • Another former Mariners reliever — Adam Warren — announced his retirement from baseball.
  • Justice delos Santos told the story of David Matoma, just the third player ever to sign a contract out of Uganda.
  • Will Leitch ranks the teams who finished last place in their divisions last year by how likely they are to surge into contention in 2023.
  • Mike Petriello wonders how the newly-balanced schedules will impact playoff races.
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