Wayne Randazzo will apparently call roughly 130 games in 2023. The Randazzo dazzle here is that Matt Vasgersian and Patrick O’Neal will also do a lot of Angels games when Randazzo is not available.
Touki Toussaint signed a minor league deal with the Guardians as did Cam Gallagher and Michael Kelly. Outfielder Roman Quinn got a minor league deal with the Guardians as well.
The Cubs and Brad Wieck came to a two year minor league agreement. Because of Tommy John surgery, Wieck will not actually play in 2023. Mean while, the Cubs traded Erich Uelmen to the Phillies for cash considerations and designated Vinny Nittoli for assignment. The Astros acquired Bligh Madris. The Orioles acquired Ryan O’Hearn from the Kansas City Royals. Dominic Smith is going to the Nationals if he passes his physical.
It looks like Carlos Correa may have to break down and accept health related modifications if he wants to sign with the Mets. Rafael Devers and the Red Sox avoided arbitration by making a one year deal for $17.5 Million. They then promptly agreed on an 11 year extension worth $331 Million. Eric Hosmer has an agreement to join the Cubs. The Cubs will only be on the hook for the league minimum.
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