In Mariners news...
- He can do it all.
- Ryan Divish at The Seattle Times analyzes what worked for Julio Rodriguez in 2023 and what he hopes to see from the star centerfielder in 2024.
Around the league...
- Texas Rangers ace Max Scherzer speaks on the severity of pitcher injuries since the pitch clock changes:
Max Scherzer says top surgeons Keith Meister and Neal ElAttrache have both said pitchers' arm injuries have been more severe since the pitch clock changes.— Foul Territory (@FoulTerritoryTV) November 20, 2023
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- Free agent third baseman Josh Donaldson said that this coming MLB season will be his last, and he hopes to go out on a high note with whichever team he ends up on.
- Veteran pitcher Lance Lynn has agreed to a one-year/$10 million deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, the team that he spent his first six MLB seasons with.
- The Atlanta Braves have signed RHP Reynaldo Lopez to a three-year/$30 million contract. Lopez will be added to the team’s bullpen mix, with the chance for him to work as a starter in Spring Training as well.
- Two-time All-Star and 12-year MLB veteran Zack Britton has announced his retirement from baseball.
- The 2024 Hall of Fame ballot has been released, with many notable newcomers and returning candidates.
- Free agent RHP Brandon Woodruff is reportedly drawing interest from a majority of MLB teams.
- Japanese ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto has officially been posted. Beginning at 5 a.m. this morning, teams will have 45 days to negotiate with Yamamoto until the period ends on January 4th.