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Marlins acquired OF Jake Magnum from the Mets to complete a prior trade for RHP's Elieser Hernandez and Jeff Brigham.


Dec 07   10:18 PM

Mangum went unselected in this week's Rule 5 Draft and will head to Miami as the player to be named later in a trade earlier this month. The 26-year-old outfielder hit .306/.363/.441 with four homers and 14 steals in 318 plate appearances over 72 games last year across three levels in New York's minor league system. He'll open the 2023 season as organizational outfield depth at Triple-A Jacksonville.


Tigers acquired LHP Jake Higginbotham and OF Justyn-Henry Malloy from the Tigers for RHP Joe Jiménez and cash.


Dec 07   9:59 PM

Higginbotham isn't as highly-regarded as the other prospect the Tigers are receiving in the deal, but he compiled a serviceable 4.73 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 48/18 K/BB ratio across 51 1/3 innings (48 appearances) last year for Double-A Mississippi. The 26-year-old lefty could find his way to Detroit in a few years.


Tigers acquired OF Justyn-Henry Malloy and LHP Jake Higginbotham from the Braves for RHP Joe Jiménez and cash.


Dec 07   9:32 PM

Malloy is considered the top position player prospect in the Braves' farm system and will head to Detroit as the centerpiece of the deal. The 22-year-old outfielder batted .289/.408/.454 with 17 round-trippers and five steals in 591 plate appearances last year between three levels in Atlanta's system. He'll open the 2023 season at either Double-A Erie or Triple-A Toledo.


According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Dodgers are not pursuing free agent shortstop Carlos Correa in part out of concerns that a sizable portion of their fan base wouldn't welcome the move.


Dec 07   8:13 PM

Rosenthal adds that Correa's inclusion on the 2017 Astros club that defeated the Dodgers in a contentious seven-game World Series is one of the reasons they won't pursue him. He also adds that the club is waiting to lear whether they're on the hook for $60 million in salary to Trevor Bauer, who is in the process of appealing a two-year suspension for violating the league’s policy on sexual assault and domestic violence. Regardless of the reasons, it sounds like Correa will not be heading to Los Angeles.


Kirk McCarty has signed a one-year contract with the SSG Landers of the Korea Baseball Organization.


Dec 07   8:13 PM

McCarty was released last month by the Guardians to pursue an overseas opportunity and will male $775,000 next season in Korea. 27-year-old southpaw posted a respectable 4.54 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 26/13 K/BB ratio across 37 2/3 innings (13 appearances, two starts) last year in the majors.


According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletics, the Dodgers are not pursuing free agent shortstop in part out of concerns that a sizable portion of their fan base wouldn't welcome the move.


Dec 07   7:38 PM

Rosenthal adds that Correa's inclusion on the 2017 Astros club that defeated the Dodgers in a contentious seven-game World Series is one of the reasons they won't pursue him. He also adds that the club is waiting to lear whether they're on the hook for $60 million in salary to Trevor Bauer, who is in the process of appealing a two-year suspension for violating the league’s policy on sexual assault and domestic violence. Regardless of the reasons, it sounds like Correa will not be heading to Los Angeles.


Mets selected INF Jonathan Araúz from the Orioles in the MiLB Rule 5 Draft.


Dec 07   6:54 PM

Araúz got caught up in the Orioles' youth movement towards the end of last season and wound up being jettisoned from Baltimore's 40-man roster by early September. The 24-year-old utility infielder will get a change of scenery in New York and could make sense as an emergency middle infield stopgap moving forward.


Giants acquired C/OF Blake Sabol from the Reds for cash and a player to be named later.


Dec 07   6:54 PM

Well, that was fast. Sabol was just selected by the Reds from the division-rival Pirates in the Rule 5 Draft on Wednesday evening and will head to the Giants to serve in a versatile bench role next season. The 24-year-old hit .284/.363/.467 with 19 homers and 10 steals across 513 plate appearances last year between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis.


Orioles signed 3B Josh Lester to a minor league contract.


Dec 07   6:54 PM

Lester made his major league debut last year with the Tigers, getting into a pair of late-season contests, and hit .246/.311/.479 with 29 homers and seven steals in 621 plate appearances over 145 games for Triple-A Toledo. The 28-year-old corner infielder has some serious over-the-fence pop, but his pedestrian plate skills limit his realistic long-term potential.


According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, free agent right-hander Cole Hamels would like to pitch in 2023.


Dec 07   6:24 PM

Hamels, 38, hasn't pitched since the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign. He would likely have to settle for a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. We'll see.


Pirates selected RHP Wei-Chieh Huang from the Giants in the MiLB Rule 5 Draft.


Dec 07   6:24 PM

Huang last appeared in the majors with the Rangers back in 2019. The 29-year-old right-hander spent last year in the Giants' minor league system. He'll provide the Pirates with some additional organizational relief depth.


Royals selected SS Shervyen Newton from the Phillies in the MiLB Rule 5 Draft.


Dec 07   6:24 PM

Newton signed a minor league contract earlier this month with the Phillies and will head to the Royals. He spent the last six years in the Mets' minor league system. The 23-year-old middle infielder hit .219/.313/.375 with 12 homers and one stela in 475 plate appearances over 120 games last year between Low-A St. Lucie and High-A Brooklyn.


Pirates selected OF Josh Palacios from the Nationals in the MiLB Rule 5 Draft.


Dec 07   6:24 PM

Palacios got into 29 games last year for the Nationals and was removed from the club's 40-man roster earlier this month. The 27-year-old outfielder will head to Pittsburgh to provide some additional depth.


Angels selected OF Jared Oliva from the Pirates in the MiLB Rule 5 Draft.


Dec 07   6:24 PM

Oliva got into 26 games over a two-year span with the Pirates before spending all of last season in the minors. The 27-year-old outfielder gives the Angels some extra organizational depth heading into the 2023 season.


Cubs selected RHP Nick Burdi from the Padres in the MiLB Rule 5 Draft.


Dec 07   6:24 PM

Burdi last appeared in the majors with the Pirates during the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign. The hard-throwing, yet oft-injured, 29-year-old righty reliever didn't pitch last season after signing a minor league contract with the Padres.


Mariners selected SS Logan Warmoth from the Blue Jays in the MiLB Rule 5 Draft.


Dec 07   6:24 PM

Warmoth was a first-round selection of the Blue Jays back in 2017 and has yet to reach the majors. The 27-year-old infielder has spent the last two seasons at the Triple-A level.


Angels selected SS Riley Unroe from the Mariners in the MiLB Rule 5 Draft.


Dec 07   6:24 PM

Unroe re-signed with the Mariners on a minor league contract just a few days ago after hitting .264/.367/.400 with eight homers and a career-high 25 stolen bases in 434 plate appearances over 102 games last year for Double-A Arkansas. The 27-year-old middle infielder is merely organizational depth at this stage of his career.


Diamondbacks selected RHP Peter Solomon from the Pirates in the MiLB Rule 5 Draft.


Dec 07   6:23 PM

Solomon was claimed off waivers by the Pirates from the Astros in September and was removed from the club's 40-man roster last month. The 26-year-old righty didn't make an appearance in the majors last season and posted a 5.58 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 98/54 K/BB ratio over 109 2/3 innings in 27 appearances (21 starts) at the Triple-A level. He'll function as organizational relief depth for the Diamondbacks.


Rockies selected RHP Kevin Kelly from the Guardians with the eighth pick in the Rule 5 Draft and traded him to the Rays.


Dec 07   5:45 PM

He would have seemed to have a better chance of making the Rockies, but that's the Rule 5 draft for you. Kelly has a 181/32 K/BB ratio in 130 2/3 innings of relief work since the Guardians selected him in the 19th round of the 2019 draft. He's not a big upside guy, but his groundball ability could make him a solid sixth- and seventh-inning option in time.


White Sox selected RHP Nick Avila from the Giants with the 11th pick in the Rule 5 Draft.


Dec 07   5:45 PM

Avila, a 25-year-old reliever, finished with a 1.14 ERA in 55 1/3 innings between high-A and Double-A last season. His fastball-curveball combination could get him a spot in the White Sox bullpen, but he'll probably enter camp as something of a long shot. 


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