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  • Andre Scrubb RP | HOU

    Mets' Andre Scrubb: Signs minors deal with Mets

    Scrubb signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Saturday, Anthony DiComo of reports.

    Scrubb holds a 3.32 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 43.1 frames in his career from his time with the Astros in 2020-21. Injuries and a lack of interest in free agency have kept Scrubb out of action since then. Considering how long it's been since Scrubb has pitched in a game, he will likely slide into an organizational depth role with the Mets.

  • Joe Kelly RP | LAD

    Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Returns to Dodgers

    Kelly signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers on Saturday, Rob Bradford of reports.

    The Dodgers declined Kelly's $9.5 million club option earlier in the offseason, but the team will retain the 35-year-old reliever -- likely at a lower salary. Kelly put up a 4.12 ERA and 1.19 WHIP across 39.1 innings in 2023, though his numbers significantly improved after being traded to Los Angeles from the White Sox in July (1.74 ERA, 0.87 WHIP in 10.1 innings). It's unlikely Kelly receives many save opportunities given his injury history and the Dodgers' already-strong bullpen, though he could still be used fairly often in high-leverage situations.

  • Roddery Munoz SP | WAS

    Pirates' Roddery Munoz: Claimed by Pittsburgh

    The Pirates claimed Munoz off waivers from Washington on Friday, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.

    Munoz posted a 5.86 ERA and 1.65 WHIP across 66 innings in Triple-A last season. The 23-year-old righty has yet to appear in a major-league game, but a spot on Pittsburgh's 40-man roster will give Munoz the chance to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster -- likely as a multi-inning reliever.

  • Joe LaSorsa RP | WAS

    Nationals' Joe La Sorsa: Sent outright to Triple-A

    The Nationals outrighted La Sorsa to Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.

    La Sorsa posted a 4.41 ERA and 28:9 K:BB over 32.2 innings of relief this past year between the Rays and Nats. He is now off the 40-man roster in Washington.

  • Noelvi Marte 3B | CIN

    Reds' Noelvi Marte: Battling hamstring strain

    Marte suffered a strained hamstring while playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic, Mark Sheldon of reports.

    Marte will no longer be able to participate in winter ball, but he should be ready to go for the start of spring training. The 22-year-old infielder slashed .316/.366/.456 across 123 big-league plate appearances last year and is expected to begin 2024 as Cincinnati's primary third baseman.

  • Kaleb Ort RP | BOS

    Marlins' Kaleb Ort: Claimed by Miami

    Miami claimed Ort (elbow) off waivers from the Mariners on Friday, Daniel Alvarez-Montes of reports.

    Ort gave up 19 runs -- 16 earned -- over 23 major-league innings this past season, but he has always excelled in the minors and could perhaps find a spot in the Marlins' Opening Day bullpen if his health cooperates. The 31-year-old battled elbow trouble down the stretch in 2023.

  • Mets' Tyler Heineman: Nabbed off waivers by Mets

    The Mets claimed Heineman off waivers from the Blue Jays on Friday, Anthony DiComo of reports.

    Heineman is a career .218/.297/.282 hitter over parts of four big-league seasons. With Francisco Alvarez and Omar Narvaez back in 2024, the 32-year-old Heineman would appear pegged for Triple-A Syracuse to begin next season.

  • Cooper Hummel DH | SEA

    Mets' Cooper Hummel: Claimed by Mets

    The Mets claimed Hummel off waivers from the Mariners on Friday, Jeff Passan of reports.

    Hummel, 29, went 2-for-23 at the plate during his time with the Mariners in 2023 but slashed .262/.409/.435 with eight homers and 26 steals at Triple-A Tacoma. He offers unique versatility with an ability to catch and also play the outfield. New Mets president of baseball operations David Stearns was the Brewers' general manager when they drafted Hummel in 2016.

  • Ricky Karcher RP | CIN

    Diamondbacks' Ricky Karcher: Signs with Arizona

    Karcher signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Nov. 17.

    The right-hander made one appearance with the Reds in 2023 but spent nearly all of the season at Triple-A Louisville, posting a 4.77 ERA and 70:72 K:BB across 60.1 innings. Karcher figures to begin 2024 at Triple-A Reno.

  • Tommy Doyle RP | COL

    Braves' Tommy Doyle: Lands in Atlanta

    Doyle signed a minor-league contract with Atlanta on Nov. 25.

    Doyle had been non-tendered by the Rockies and has now landed in a new organization. He holds an 8.31 ERA over 18 relief appearances at the major-league level and has struggled to regain his stuff since shoulder surgery in September of 2021.

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