The annual migration to foreign baseball teams is in full swing. Kirk McCarty, recently released by the Guardians, will go to the SSG Landers of the KBO as long as he passes his physical. J.B. Wendelken signed with the Yokohama BayStars on a one year deal for $3.05 Million (including incentives) with an option.
The Dodgers met with Justin Verlander on Monday. This Dodger-centric article argues that some teams may not wish to break the bank for Aaron Judge because they want to save money for Shohei Ohtani’s impending free agency. On the topic of Shohei Ohtani, he won the 2022 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award yesterday.
The Red Sox will hire Ramon Vazquez as their bench coach. The Marlins, in turn, will hire Brant Brown as their hitting coach. The Athletics named Darren Bush as their bench coach replacing Brad Ausmus.
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