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  • J.B. Bukauskas RP | SEA

    Mariners' J.B. Bukauskas: Designated for assignment

    Bukauskas was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Tuesday.

    The move clears a spot on the roster after the Mariners claimed Tayler Saucedo off waivers from the Mets. Bukauskas had a short stay on the Mariners' 40-man roster, as he was claimed by Seattle off waivers from Arizona on January 17. The right-hander posted a 2.79 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP over 19.1 frames with Triple-A Reno in 2022. If unclaimed, he likely will report to Triple-A Tacoma to provide organizational depth for the 2023 season.

  • Tayler Saucedo RP | NYM

    Mariners' Tayler Saucedo: Claimed off waivers

    Saucedo was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Tuesday.

    Saucedo had been designated for assignment by the Mets last week following the completion of a free-agent agreement with outfielder Tommy Pham. The 29-year-old left-hander allowed four earned runs in just 2.2 major-league innings last season with the Blue Jays, who cut him loose in November.

  • Ryan Goins DH | ATL

    Royals' Ryan Goins: Headed back to Kansas City

    Goins signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Tuesday.

    It's something of a homecoming for Goins, who played for the Royals in 2018. Goins has spent each of the last two seasons at Triple-A Gwinnett in the Braves organization and is likely headed to Triple-A Omaha to start 2023. The veteran infielder will turn 35 in a couple weeks.

  • Nate Mondou 2B | OAK

    White Sox's Nate Mondou: Signs on with White Sox

    Mondou signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Mondou got his first cup of coffee as a 27-year-old with the Athletics last season, appearing in one game. He put up an .805 OPS with seven home runs at Triple-A Las Vegas in 2022 while seeing starts at five different positions. Mondou will give the White Sox some utility depth.

  • Yandy Diaz 3B | TB

    Rays' Yandy Diaz: Completes extension with Tampa Bay

    Diaz and the Rays completed a three-year, $24 million contract extension on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    This deal has been in the works for a while now, and the parties involved have finally made it official. Diaz will make $6 million in 2023, $8 million in 2024 and $10 million in 2025 -- all guaranteed. There is also a $12 million club option (with no buyout) for 2026. Diaz was an on-base machine last season, delivering an overall .296/.401/.423 slash line in 558 plate appearances with Tampa Bay. He's not much of a power threat, but the 31-year-old corner infielder should continue to hold considerable value in fantasy leagues that put heavy weight on batting average and on-base percentage.

  • Chad Green RP | NYY

    Blue Jays' Chad Green: Nets two-year deal with Toronto

    Green (elbow) signed a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic says the second year of the deal will be a player option should the Jays elect to decline a three-year team option. If both sides decline, Toronto would get a two-year club option. Green underwent Tommy John surgery in June of 2022 and won't pitch again at least until late 2023, hence the unique structure of the deal. It's a contract that should pay off for the Jays if Green can come close to his pre-surgery form, as the 31-year-old boasts a career 3.17 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 494:96 K:BB over 383.2 innings of work.

  • Jorge Polanco 2B | MIN

    Twins' Jorge Polanco: Says knee is ready to go

    Polanco says he's ready to go for spring training after missing the last month of the 2022 season due to a knee injury, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Polanco missed a week with patellar tendinitis before he landed on the injured list Sept. 3. He then worked his way back to playing minor league games before a setback in late September. It sounds like he just needed some rest to get back to full strength, but watch his status early in spring training. His injury risk has become a concern after a chronic ankle injury also hindered his 2020 season.

  • Yairo Munoz 2B | PHI

    Diamondbacks' Yairo Munoz: Latches on with Diamondbacks

    Munoz signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    He'll be in major-league camp during spring training. Munoz, 28, saw action in 29 games for the Phillies last season, putting up a .654 OPS with three home runs. He'll try to win a utility job in Arizona.

  • Taylor Widener RP | ARI

    Taylor Widener: Headed to Korea

    Widener signed with the NC Dinos of Korea on Tuesday, Jee-ho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency reports.

    Widener will be paid $743,000 to head overseas after being removed from the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster earlier this month. The 28-year-old holds a 4.26 ERA and 1.44 WHIP across 49 appearances -- 13 starts -- at the major-league level.

  • Jandel Gustave RP | MIL

    Diamondbacks' Jandel Gustave: Receives NRI from Arizona

    Gustave signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.

    Gustave has been given an invitation to major-league spring training, where he'll compete for a spot in the Diamondbacks' Opening Day bullpen. The 30-year-old boasts a career 3.56 ERA over 91 relief innings in the big leagues, although he's struck out only 72 despite a fastball which reaches the upper-90s. Gustave's 2022 season ended in August due to a forearm injury, but it would appear doctors in Arizona have cleared him.

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