The Angels reached a two year agreement with Shohei Ohtani that is worth $8.5 Million. This avoids the arbitration hearing since Ohtani settled with the Angels. Here is the MLB Trade Rumors write up on the deal. Here is our own article discussing the deal.
Here is a nice detailed discussion of the Dexter Fowler trade. The Angels have three players in the top 25 contact hitters in the game. Kurt Suzuki also made it into the ranks of the top 50 contact hitters.
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Spring training may start on time but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be a normal spring training. MLB is dreaming up pods for the Grapefruit League. The Reds signed Dee Strange-Gordon to a minor league deal. He gets a invitation to spring training and the opportunity to compete for a roster spot. MLB will be deadening the ball a little bit for 2021. The Phillies signed right hander Chase Anderson to a one year deal worth $4 Million.
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