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Angels Sign Jonathan Holder To Minor League Deal

The Angels have signed right-hander Jonathan Holder to a minor league deal, according to his transactions tracker at MLB.com (hat tip to Sam Blum of The Athletic.) Holder will presumably be invited to major league Spring Training, though no official announcement on that matter has been made. He’s been assigned to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees for the time being.
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Washington Nationals Sign OF Stone Garrett

The Washington Nationals have stayed active today. Following their earlier signing of 3B/1B Jemier Candelario, the club just announced they have also signed OF Stone Garrett to a Major League Contract, per Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post. Stone Garrett hasn’t had much Major League experience, as he just made...
WASHINGTON, DC
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Reds shake up coaching staff, promote McKeithan

CINCINNATI -- The Reds made a flurry of additions and changes to manager David Bell’s coaching staff on Tuesday. Joel McKeithan was promoted to the primary hitting coach position after he served last season as assistant hitting coach. Terry Bradshaw was named as the assistant hitting coach, Collin Cowgill...
CINCINNATI, OH
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Baltimore Orioles Free Agency: Is Landing Justin Verlander Realistic?

The Baltimore Orioles could really use a pitcher like Justin Verlander. The Baltimore Orioles should try to sign reigning Cy Young Award winner and Future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander to anchor their pitching staff. That is a sentence that most Oriole fans would get behind. But is it realistic for the Orioles to (a) enter the bidding for Verlander, and (b) actually win the sweepstakes for him, with the Yankees and Dodgers likely to be among those trying to sign him? The answer is probably not… but maybe.
BALTIMORE, MD
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Pirates’ looking to add more in free agency

The Pittsburgh Pirates are working on shoring up some of the weakest parts of their roster, and there have been several rumors circling this years early free agency period. The Buccos have already signed veteran first baseman Carlos Santana to a one-year deal, helping to insure that position as well as add leadership in the dugout, and they are reportedly interested in making several other moves before the start of the season.
PITTSBURGH, PA
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Dodgers sign Shelby Miller to a major league contract, per reports

The Dodgers have added to their pitching staff, reportedly signing right-hander Shelby Miller to a major league contract, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and Kiley McDaniel at ESPN. Miller pitched in four games in relief for the Giants in the final two weeks of 2022, striking out 14 of...
LOS ANGELES, CA
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White Sox announce 2023 major league coaching staff

Given what the White Sox had mentioned above overhauling their staff, it should come as no surprise that Katz, Hasler, and Boston are the only carryovers from the previous staff. Tosar and Rodríguez have joined new manager Pedro Grifol from Kansas City. Here is a breakdown of the turnover...
CHICAGO, IL
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Blue Jays hire Mattingly as new bench coach

The Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday announced the hiring of Don Mattingly as the club’s Bench Coach under Manager John Schneider. Mattingly, 61, will serve as Bench Coach following seven seasons as Manager of the Miami Marlins, racking up a franchise-leading 443 wins while taking home BBWAA Manager of the Year honours in 2020. Prior to his tenure in Miami, the native of Evansville, IN, spent five years as Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers where he owned a winning record in each campaign, including three division titles. Mattingly began his coaching career as Hitting Coach for the New York Yankees in 2004, taking over Bench Coach duties in 2007. He then accepted a role with the Dodgers during the 2008 All-Star break to serve as Hitting Coach, remaining in that role until being named Manager in L.A. prior to the 2011 season.
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Rule 5 picks who got returned -- and succeeded

This story was excerpted from MLB Pipeline's newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. I recently wrote a story about the Top Rule 5 picks of the last decade. And while there’s been no Josh Hamilton or Johan Santana recently (though, to be fair, he wasn’t Johan Santana until about five years into his big league career), there have been some really good big leaguers who have gotten their first opportunities via the Rule 5. Some are still going strong, like Astros closer Ryan Pressly. Some might be just getting started, like Red Sox right-hander Garrett Whitlock. You can see my Top 10 selections here.
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White Sox re-sign outfielder Mark Payton to minor league deal

A familiar name appears to be back in the organization for the 2023 season. According to the transactions list on MLB.com , outfielder Mark Payton agreed to a new minor league deal with the White Sox on November 21 and has since been assigned to Triple-A Charlotte. The move comes after Payton was non-tendered by the club a few days earlier on November 18 and became a free agent.
CHICAGO, IL
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Job Posting: Philadelphia Phillies – Organizational Intern, Video & Technology Associate

Position: Organizational Intern, Major League Strategy. Reports to: Manager, Major League Hitting Strategy & Analysis. The primary role of this position is to aid in the day-to-day production of material to enhance the strategy and preparedness of our Major League coaching staff and players. This position will be responsible for integrating critical thought with organizational research and resources to provide high quality information to members of our Major League staff.
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Detroit Tigers’ Miggy To Say Goodbye To Baseball After 2023 Season

Detroit Tigers' star Miguel Cabrera will be saying goodbye to baseball after a long career after the 2023 season. Miguel Cabrera wasn't always a Detroit Tiger. He got his start in Major League Baseball in 1999 when the Florida Marlins signed him at the age of 16 to their minor league system. In 2003 at the age of 20, he began his Major League career at a Marlin.
DETROIT, MI
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'The Dentist' Films Get Blu-ray Release Date

This January, the dentist will be coming to you. Today, it has been announced that the 1996 horror-slasher The Dentist and its 1998 sequel will be released on Blu-ray and Digital for the first time! Fans can get their hands on “The Dentist Collection”, which includes the two films and a collection of special features, on January 24.
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