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  • Shohei Ohtani DH | LAA

    Shohei Ohtani: Could be joining Toronto

    Ohtani (elbow) is expected to sign with the Blue Jays, JP Hoornstra of reports.

    Meanwhile, Ben Nicholson-Smith and Shi Davidi of report that Ohtani has not made his decision yet, and there's no timeline for when the two-way superstar will determine his landing spot in free agency. The momentum at least seems to be in Toronto's corner at the moment, but perhaps it's not a done deal just yet. Per Hoornstra, the Dodgers and Angels were the other two finalists for Ohtani along with the Blue Jays.

  • Zach Logue RP | DET

    Braves' Zach Logue: Gets minors deal from Atlanta

    Logue signed a minor-league contract with Atlanta on Friday, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    The past two seasons have been rough for Logue. He holds a 6.88 ERA and 1.51 WHIP through 68 innings since 2022, and numbers get even worse in Triple-A (7.30 ERA, 1.86 WHIP). Barring a major turnaround in the minors, it's unlikely Logue makes any significant contribution to the major-league club.

  • Mets' Taylor Kohlwey: Receives NRI from Mets

    Kohlwey signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training.

    Kohlwey got a cup of coffee with the Padres in 2023, going 2-for-13 at the plate, but was non-tendered last month. He'll compete for a reserve outfielder job with the Mets but is likely to head to Triple-A Syracuse at the beginning of the season.

  • Billy McKinney RF | NYY

    Yankees' Billy McKinney: Returns to Yankees

    McKinney signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Friday, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.

    McKinney split the 2023 season between the Yankees and their Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, posting a .726 OPS with six homers over 48 games during his time with the big club. The 29-year-old will provide the Bronx Bombers with some veteran outfield depth.

  • Wander Suero RP | LAD

    Astros' Wander Suero: Inks minors deal with Astros

    Houston signed Suero to a minor-league contract Thursday.

    Suero was lit up for seven earned runs over just eight major-league innings with the Dodgers in 2023 and did not reach the MLB level at all in 2022. The 32-year-old right-hander will likely be Triple-A bullpen depth for the Astros.

  • Evan White 1B | SEA

    Braves' Evan White: Pushed off 40-man roster

    Atlanta outrighted White (hip) to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

    White was just acquired from the Mariners on Sunday as part of the Jarred Kelenic trade, but the 27-year-old former top prospect has already lost his 40-man roster spot. White is a career .165/.235/.308 hitter in 306 major-league plate appearances and missed the majority of the 2023 season following May hip surgery.

  • Angel Perdomo RP | PIT

    Braves' Angel Perdomo: Re-signs with Atlanta

    Perdomo (elbow) signed a one-year, non-guaranteed split contract with Atlanta on Thursday.

    Perdomo was non-tendered by Atlanta last month, a few weeks after being claimed off waivers from the Pirates, but he's back now to continue his Tommy John rehab with the reigning NL East champs. The 29-year-old underwent the reconstructive elbow procedure in October, so he's doubtful to pitch at all in 2024.

  • Spencer Steer 1B | CIN

    Reds' Spencer Steer: Slated for outfield duty

    Steer is in line to play regularly in the outfield following the Reds' signing of Jeimer Candelario, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Cincinnati made a crowded infield situation even more crowded with its acquisition of Candelario. Steer is an infielder by trade, but he made 38 starts in the outfield in 2023 and would appear pegged for regular left field duty in 2024. Even with Steer slated to play mostly in the outfield next season, the Reds would still appear to have at least one more infielder than they have starting spots. Jonathan India remains a good bet to be traded.

  • Aaron Judge RF | NYY

    Yankees' Aaron Judge: Toe injury 'resolved'

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that Judge's toe injury is "a resolved issue," Bryan Hoch of reports.

    Judge tore a ligament in his right big toe when he crashed through a wall June 4 at Dodger Stadium and spent about two months on the injured list, but it has healed on its own without surgery, and he should be 100 percent steering into the 2024 campaign. The 31-year-old slugger projects to serve as the Opening Day center fielder for New York, with recent trade acquisitions Juan Soto and Alex Verdugo flanking him in the corners. Trent Grisham will be an active fourth outfielder.

  • Juan Soto LF | SD

    Yankees' Juan Soto: No extension talks

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that he has not had any talks with Soto regarding a contract extension, Bryan Hoch of reports.

    The revelation comes as no surprise, as the full expectation for a while now has been that Soto and his agent, Scott Boras, plan to test out free agency next offseason. Soto famously rejected a 15-year, $440 million contract extension offer from the Nationals in 2022, which led to him being traded the first time to the Padres. The 25-year-old will surely be looking for at least that much next winter, although a lot can happen between now and then.

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