Good morning everyone! Let’s dig into the latest from the world of baseball.
In Mariners news...
- While the Mariners offseason is far from complete, one thing is clear: Julio Rodríguez will be the X-factor for the 2024 season, writes Paul Casella.
- Dan Szymborski offered a sneak peak of the 2024 Mariners ZiPS projections, the full article for which will come out today.
Around the league...
- Another major free agent is now off the market with Korean outfielder Jung Hoo Lee agreeing to a six-year deal with the Giants.
- Right-handed pitcher Seth Lugo agreed to a three-year contract with the Royals. They are also signing righty Chris Stratton to a one-year deal.
- The Pirates have signed first baseman Rowdy Tellez to a one-year pact.
- The Red Sox inked right-hander Cooper Criswell to a one-year deal.
- Young Mets infield phenom Ronny Mauricio suffered a torn ACL in winter ball and will likely miss a majority of the 2024 season while he recovers.
- Meanwhile, Pirates backstop Endy Rodríguez will miss the 2024 season while he recovers from Tommy John surgery.