In Mariners news...
- Throwback to this amazing and historic hit streak from Julio Rodriguez:
- Shannon Drayer at 710 Seattle Sports analyzes the Mariners’ addition of former Texas Rangers catcher Mitch Garver.
Around the league...
- RHP Kyle Keller has signed a deal with the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball after spending the past two seasons with the Hanshin Tigers.
Former MLB reliever Kyle Keller signs with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. Keller, a former Angel, Marlin and Pirate and client of Nello Gamberdino, spent the last 2 seasons with the Hanshin Tigers as one of the best relievers in the NPB. 1.71 ERA in 2023 with Hanshin.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 26, 2023
- Leo Morgenstern at FanGraphs breaks down Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto’s 2023 season and ponders how he can improve his contributions in 2024.
- The New York Mets have signed RHP Chad Smith to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring training.