A total of 18 players signed new contracts on Thursday. Some avoided arbitration and stayed with their team, others landed elsewhere as free agents. Here is a recap of the day's hot stove news.
What's the point of ranking closers in mid June? Our Nando Di Fino explains how they can be of use to you and shares his own rankings.
Reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, who briefly held the Cubs' closer job, is back from the disabled list.
Minor injury updates on the Angels, Cubs, Giants, Mets, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Tigers and White Sox.

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