Tigers trade Joe Jimenez to Braves

The Detroit Tigers traded right-handed reliever Joe Jimenez to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor-league third baseman/outfielder Justyn-Henry Malloy and left-handed pitcher Jake Higginbotham, the teams announced Wednesday. Jimenez, 30, posted a 3.49 ERA and 2.00 FIP over 56 2/3 innings, recording two saves and 77 strikeouts while making...
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Pittsburgh Pirates Add Left-Handed Reliever Via Rule 5 Draft

During the MLB portion on Wednesday’s Rule 5 Draft the Pittsburgh Pirates added a left-handed reliever from the Los Angeles Dodgers system. Every year on the final day of Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings there is the Rule 5 Draft. This is done to give players who have been stuck in the minors for five years or more an opportunity to make another team’s MLB roster. On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates added a pitcher in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft.
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Tigers trade RHP Joe Jimenez to Atlanta for two prospects

Wednesday evening, the Detroit Tigers traded relief pitcher Joe Jiménez and cash considerations to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for prospects Justyn-Henry Malloy and Jake Higginbotham. Jiménez was a popular trade candidate at last year’s trade deadline in the midst of his most successful year as a major leaguer...
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Mets trade for Brooks Raley

John Heyman is reporting that the Mets traded Keyshawn Askew to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for left-handed reliever Brooks Raley. The veteran Raley has played in the KBO, as well as for five big league clubs. His 4.64 career ERA is heavily skewed by his pre-KBO seasons for the Cubs, where he put up an 8.14 ERA and a 5.14 ERA, respectively, in 2012 and 2013.

Mets steal pitcher from the Yankees in Rule 5 Draft

Despite the big news that the New York Yankees will retain superstar slugger Aaron Judge, the Rule 5 Draft commenced on Wednesday night, in which the New York Mets immediately targeted one of the Yankees’ top young available prospects. With the Mets’ first-round pick, they selected Zach Greene from...
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Meet The New Guy: Kenley Jansen

He’s Kenley Jansen, he’s been one the best relief pitchers in baseball over the last 13 years, and, frankly, I’m disappointed in you for not already knowing that. Jansen actually started his professional career as a catcher, and was famously behind the plate when the Netherlands upset the Dominican Republic in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. But after slashing just .227/.298/.397 as a 20-year-old in A-ball, the Dodgers convinced him to give pitching a shot. Two years later, he made his Major League debut in the 7th inning of a tied game against the Mets, retired Angel Pagan, David Wright, and Carlos Beltran in order, and never looked back.

Red Sox sign Kenley Jansen

The Red Sox are in agreement on a two-year, $32M contract with free-agent right-hander Kenley Jansen, reports ESPN’s Jeff Passan (Twitter link). The Wasserman client becomes the third free-agent reliever to sign in Boston this winter, joining righty Chris Martin and lefty Joely Rodriguez in what’s becoming a rapidly overhauled bullpen.

Braves acquire relief pitcher Joe Jimenez from the Detroit Tigers

As the Winter Meetings were coming to a close on Wednesday, Alex Anthopoulos, Brian Snitker and other members of the Braves front office and coaching staff were preparing to leave San Diego without making a move. While the Braves being quiet at the Winter Meetings is not unprecedented under Anthopoulos, it was a bit surprising with the amount of activity that had occurred around baseball.

Alex Anthopoulos on the addition of Joe Jimenez, trading Justyn-Henry Malloy

Overall, it was a quiet Winter Meetings for the Atlanta Braves, but they didn't go away empty handed as they swung a deal with the Detroit Tigers for reliever Joe Jimenez late Wednesday evening. Atlanta also received cash in the deal and sent back prospect Justyn-Henry Malloy and left-hander Jake Higginbotham.

Mets acquire reliever Brooks Raley from Rays

The Mets acquired left-hander Brooks Raley from the Rays in exchange for left-hander Keyshawn Askew, per Jon Heyman of the New York Post. Raley, 35 in June, made his MLB debut with the Cubs back in 2012. After a few seasons of mediocre results, he went to Korea and pitched as a starter in the KBO from 2015 to 2019. He came back to MLB in 2020 and signed with the Reds but got designated for assignment after just four relief appearances.

Dodgers Free Agency Rumors: Seth Lugo Interest

Free agency for the Los Angeles Dodgers up to this point has primarily centered around players who aren’t returning rather than additions. Clayton Kershaw was re-signed and Shelby Miller joined the organization, but the Dodgers have otherwise seen the likes of Tyler Anderson, Cody Bellinger, Andrew Heaney, Tommy Kahnle, Chris Martin and Trea Turner sign with other teams.
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Mets sign José Quintana to two-year, $26 million contract

In a move that was not rumored until it broke, Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Mets signed free-agent José Quintana to a two-year, $26 million contract, pending a physical. Quintana, who split 2022 between the Pirates and the Cardinals, will be 34 when the season begins. Joel Sherman reports that Quintana will receive $13 million per season.

Fully Invested in Winning, the Phillies Add Taijuan Walker to the Mix

Free agents are getting paid handsomely this offseason, and that includes Taijuan Walker. On Tuesday night, it was reported that the 30-year-old right-hander had agreed to a four-year, $72 million contract with the Phillies — not exactly Aaron Judge or Trea Turner money, yet further evidence that this is anything but a bear market for players, particularly starting pitchers.

Phillies reportedly sign starting pitcher Taijuan Walker to 4-year contract

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly have struck again at the 2022 MLB Winter Meetings. The Phillies on Tuesday night agreed to a four-year, $72 million contract with starting pitcher Taijuan Walker, according to multiple reports.Walker's contract will carry an $18 million average annual value (AAV).According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, Walker's contract does not have any opt-outs.While the Phillies haven't officially announced the deal, Walker, 30, tweeted a video of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" theme song.Walker was not extended a qualifying offer by the New York Mets, which means he comes without draft pick compensation.Last season, Walker...

Dodgers Free Agent David Price Won’t Pitch During 2023 Season

David Price has spent 14 seasons in the Major Leagues and three as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, but his career may be coming to an end. Price missed three weeks because of left wrist inflammation, but he was able to return before the season’s end. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts also noted the 37-year-old battled various other injuries with his arm, elbow and wrist throughout the year.

Report: Mets, Quintana agree to 2-year, $26M deal

The New York Mets agreed to a two-year, $26-million deal with left-hander Jose Quintana, sources told The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. Quintana's deal doesn't include options or opt-outs, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman. The southpaw split the 2022 campaign between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals, authoring...

Taijuan Walker joins Trea Turner in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Phillies are making another splash in free agency. Having already won the Trea Turner sweepstakes, the Phillies turned their attention to improving their rotation and fulfilled part of that assignment by agreeing with Taijuan Walker to a four-year deal, sources tell MLB insiders Mark Feinsand Jon Heyman. Taijuan Walker and the Phillies have […] The post Taijuan Walker joins Trea Turner in Philadelphia appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Kenley Jansen agrees to two-year deal with the Red Sox

Former Atlanta Braves closer Kenley Jansen has agreed to a two-year deal with the Boston Red Sox according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The deal is worth a reported $32 million. Jansen signed a one-year, $16 million deal with Atlanta last March and posted a 3.38 ERA...