News for Free Agent Players - 2022 Ezra Stiles Rotisserie Association

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Wed Dec 701:37David Price Won't Pitch In 2023David PriceRP/SPDodgersFree Agent
Free-agent left-hander David Price will not pitch in 2023, according to his long-time agent Bo McKinnis. Price isn't using the retirement word, but if this ends up being it for him, he'll finish his major-league career with a 157-82 record and a 3.32 ERA over 2,143 2/3 innings in 14 seasons. The five-time All-Star and 2013 American League Cy Young winner mostly worked as a reliever the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, posting a 3.47 ERA (4.11 FIP), a 1.33 WHIP, three saves and 95 strikeouts in 114 innings pitched over 79 appearances (11 starts). The 37-year-old was better in 2022 with a 2.45 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 37 K's in 40 1/3 relief innings. If Price does return in 2024, it'll likely be in a limited relief role.
Source: MLB Network - Jon HeymanRotoBaller.com
Tue Dec 615:50Ezequiel Tovar "Tracking" Towards Being Opening Day ShortstopEzequiel TovarSSRockiesFree Agent
Following a breakout season in which Colorado Rockies infielder Ezequiel Tovar stormed through the upper levels of the minors and made his major-league debut, manager Bud Black said the 21-year-old is "tracking" towards being the team's Opening Day shortstop in 2023. "He showed enough to us in what he did during the course of the year," Black said. "All our evaluators and player development people think that he is a guy that we can count on moving forward." The Rockies' No. 1 prospect hit .318 in 66 games at Double-A Hartford before a groin injury sidelined him for more than two months. Tovar had a hit in six of his first nine big-league games last year, and his fantasy stock is obviously on the rise as a potential every-day player right out of the gates in 2023.
Source: Baseball America - Kyle GlaserRotoBaller.com
Tue Dec 614:54A's, Jace Peterson In Agreement On Two-Year ContractJace Peterson1B/3B/DH/PHBrewersFree Agent
The Oakland Athletics and Jace Peterson are reportedly "in agreement on a two-year contract, pending physical," per a tweet from FanSided's Robert Murray on Tuesday. Murray tweeted: "Free-agent utilityman Jace Peterson and the Oakland A's are in agreement on a two-year contract, pending physical, according to source familiar with the deal." Peterson appeared in 113 games for the Milwaukee Brewers last season, seeing time at a multitude of positions, including third base, right field, first base, left field and second base. He hit .236 in 328 plate appearances while adding a .316 on-base percentage, eight home runs and 12 stolen bases in the process.
Source: Robert MurrayRotoBaller.com
Tue Dec 614:45Tommy Kahnle Signs With YankeesTommy KahnleRPDodgersFree Agent
The New York Yankees have reportedly signed relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle to a two-year deal, according to a tweet from The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal on Tuesday. Rosenthal tweeted the following: "Free-agent reliever Tommy Kahnle heading back to Yankees on two-year deal, source tells @TheAthletic." Kahnle appeared in 129 games for the American League East club from 2017 through 2020 after being acquired in mid-July during the 2017 season from the Chicago White Sox. He most recently pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2022, logging 12.2 innings in 13 appearances and pitching to a 2.84 ERA, a 4.38 FIP, 14 strikeouts, and three walks. He also logged a save and a hold. The veteran will give the Yankees another late-inning bullpen option heading into the 2023 season.
Source: Ken RosenthalRotoBaller.com
Tue Dec 613:43Cade Cavalli Penciled Into Starting RotationCade CavalliSPNationalsFree Agent
Washington Nationals right-hander Cade Cavalli (shoulder), the team's No. 4 prospect, will be part of the starting rotation next year, according to manager Dave Martinez. The 24-year-old went 6-4 with a 3.71 ERA at Triple-A Rochester in 2022 and made his major-league debut in August before ending the year with shoulder inflammation after his first start for the Nats. The former first-rounder in 2020 led the minors in strikeouts in 2021. Cavalli allowed seven hits and six runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Reds in his big-league debut, but he has premium stuff with a high-90s fastball and a power curveball. His ability to miss bats is something that the Nats' rotation desperately needs.
Source: Baseball America - Kyle GlaserRotoBaller.com
Tue Dec 613:12Mets Re-Sign Tommy Hunter, Sean Reid-FoleyTommy HunterRP/SPMetsFree Agent
Sean Reid-FoleyRP/SPMetsFree Agent
The New York Mets re-signed right-handed relievers Tommy Hunter and Sean Reid-Foley to minor-league deals on Tuesday. Both pitchers have been with the team the last two seasons, but they both missed significant time due to injuries. Hunter, 36, threw only 22 1/3 innings in 2022, but he had a solid 2.42 ERA (4.28 FIP), a 1.21 WHIP and 22 strikeouts in 18 relief appearances. Reid-Foley, 27, allowed six earned runs on seven hits while walking seven and striking out eight in just 10 relief innings for the Mets last season. In five big-league seasons, he has a 4.66 ERA (4.93 FIP), a 1.56 WHIP and 110 strikeouts in 102 1/3 innings pitched. Hunter and Reid-Foley will give the Mets relief depth yet again in 2023.
Source: SB Nation - Brian SalvatoreRotoBaller.com
Tue Dec 613:06Nomar Mazara Signs Minor-League Deal With O'sNomar MazaraRFPadresFree Agent
The Baltimore Orioles agreed to a minor-league deal with free-agent outfielder Nomar Mazara on Tuesday. The San Diego Padres designated Mazara for assignment in late August and he cleared waivers. The 27-year-old left-handed-hitting outfielder actually had a decent season for the Friars, slashing .264/.316/.352 with two home runs, 18 RBI and 16 runs scored in 171 plate appearances and 55 games before the Padres swung the blockbuster trade with the Washington Nationals to acquire right fielder Juan Soto. Mazara will be hoping to win a roster spot out of spring training with the Orioles heading into the 2023 season.
Source: MASN SportsRotoBaller.com
Tue Dec 601:13Johan Camargo Still A Free AgentJohan Camargo2B/SSPhilliesFree Agent
Many teams are checking in on free-agent infielder Johan Camargo, who is currently playing in the Dominican Republic for Las Aguilas. Camargo was believed to have signed a minor-league deal with the Minnesota Twins last week, but that didn't end up happening and he's still available. The 28-year-old is looking for a roster spot on a major-league roster or will take an opportunity in Asia. The switch-hitting utility man played in 52 games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2022, hitting .237/.297/.316 with three home runs, 15 RBI and eight runs scored in 166 plate appearances. If he returns to the MLB next year, he'll most likely serve as a bench bat with limited offensive upside in fantasy. Camargo has a career .255/.313/.410 slash line with a .723 OPS in 416 games over six seasons.
Source: MLB Network - Jon HeymanRotoBaller.com
Mon Dec 523:18Carlos Estevez Agrees With AngelsCarlos EstévezRPRockiesFree Agent
The Los Angeles Angels agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal with free-agent right-hander Carlos Estevez on Monday. The 29-year-old reliever has only struck out 23.6 percent of the batters he's faced in six major-league seasons with the Colorado Rockies, making him a low-upside fantasy reliever. Estevez had a career-low 3.47 ERA (4.08 FIP), a 1.17 WHIP, two saves and 54 strikeouts in 57 innings over 62 relief appearances for the Rockies last season. He could be an option to close out games in Anaheim, but for an Angels team that isn't expected to be a contender in 2023, Estevez will merely be a speculative saves target in the latter stages of deep-league drafts.
Source: MLB Network - Jon HeymanRotoBaller.com
Sat Dec 311:49Brewers Sign Eddy AlvarezEddy Alvarez2BDodgersFree Agent
The Milwaukee Brewers signed infielder Eddy Alvarez to a minor-league deal on Saturday that includes an invite to major-league spring training next year. Alvarez medaled in the 2014 Olympics for the United States as a short-track speed skater and in baseball in the 2020 Olympics for Team USA. The 32-year-old left-handed-hitting infielder played in 14 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2022, going 4-for-25 (.160) with no homers, three RBI, a run scored, three RBI and nine strikeouts in his 27 plate appearances. He'll give the Brewers some infield versatility as minor-league depth in 2023. Alvarez has hit .183/.262/.262 with a homer, 11 RBI, 15 runs scored and four stolen bases in 50 major-league games in three seasons.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Todd RosiakRotoBaller.com
Fri Dec 217:55Lewin Diaz Claimed By OriolesLewin Díaz1BMarlinsFree Agent
The Baltimore Orioles claimed first baseman Lewin Diaz off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, according to sources. Diaz was designated for assignment by the Pirates earlier this week after the landed Ji-Man Choi in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. The 26-year-old Dominican slugger spent the last three years with the Miami Marlins, struggling to the tune of a .181/.227/.340 slash line with 13 home runs, 27 RBI, 30 runs scored and 99 strikeouts in 343 plate appearances over 112 games. He's out of minor-league options, so he'll stand a decent chance of making the big-league roster to open the 2023 season if he shows some signs of life at the plate in spring training.
Source: Sports Grid - Craig MishRotoBaller.com
Thu Dec 118:20Mike Brosseau Avoids Arbitration With BrewersMike Brosseau3B/DH/PHBrewersFree Agent
The Milwaukee Brewers and infielder Mike Brosseau avoided salary arbitration on Thursday by agreeing to an undisclosed one-year deal. In his first year with Milwaukee in 2022, Brosseau hit .255/.344/.418 with a career-high-tying six home runs, 23 RBI, 15 runs scored and two stolen bases in 160 plate appearances over 69 games. The 28-year-old can play second, third and first base as a utility infielder for Milwaukee. He's likely to see most of his playing time once again in 2023 as a right-handed utility bat against left-handed pitching. In his four years in the big leagues, he has a slash line of .248/.320/.432 with 22 homers, 69 RBI, 65 runs scored and seven steals in 212 games. His first three years were all with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Source: Brewers TwitterRotoBaller.com
Thu Dec 111:24Trevor Rosenthal Says He's HealthyTrevor RosenthalRPBrewersFree Agent
Free-agent relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal (lat) said he is healthy and is looking for an opportunity to pitch in 2023. Rosenthal last pitched in the big leagues in the shortened 2020 season with the Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres, posting a legitimate 1.90 ERA (2.22 FIP), a 0.84 WHIP, 11 saves and 38 strikeouts in 23 2/3 relief innings. He then signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Athletics for the 2021 season but never pitched after having thoracic outlet surgery on his shoulder and then surgery to fix a torn labrum in his hip that summer. Rosenthal signed with the San Francisco Giants late this season, but hamstring and lat injuries kept him from pitching with the team. It remains to be seen if a team will take a chance on the hard-throwing, injury-prone right-hander for the 2023 season.
Source: Bally Sports Midwest - Jim HayesRotoBaller.com
Wed Nov 3018:54Nationals Agree To One-Year Deal With Stone GarrettStone GarrettRFDiamondbacksFree Agent
The Washington Nationals agreed to an undisclosed one-year major-league deal with outfielder Stone Garrett on Tuesday. Garrett made his major-league debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2022, going 21-for-76 (.276) with four home runs, 10 RBI, 13 runs scored and three stolen bases in 84 plate appearances in 27 games played. The 27-year-old was able to hold his own in his first taste of big-league pitching and will have a nice opportunity to compete for a roster spot in spring training next year alongside the likes of Alex Call and Lane Thomas. In a rebuilding Nationals organization, Garrett should see plenty of at-bats at the major-league level in 2023.
Source: Nationals TwitterRotoBaller.com
Wed Nov 3014:26Pirates Designate Lewin Diaz For AssignmentLewin Díaz1BMarlinsFree Agent
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced via a tweet from the team's official Twitter account on Wednesday morning that first baseman Lewin Diaz has been designated for assignment. The 26-year-old appeared in 58 games for the Miami Marlins last season. In those 58 games for the National League East franchise, he hit .169 in 174 plate appearances while turning in a .224 on-base percentage and adding five home runs and a stolen base.
Source: Pittsburgh PiratesRotoBaller.com
Wed Nov 3000:19Dodgers Agree To MLB Deal With Shelby MillerShelby MillerRP/SPGiantsFree Agent
MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported Tuesday that the Los Angeles Dodgers have reached an agreement for a big-league deal with pitcher Shelby Miller. Details of the deal were not disclosed. The 32-year-old righty had a solid few seasons at the beginning of his career as a starter, but he has failed to post an ERA below 4.00 since 2015. He pitched just seven innings in 2022 out of the bullpen with the Giants with a poor 6.43 ERA. It remains to be seen what role he may play with the Dodgers, but Miller still holds almost no fantasy value at this time, despite his landing spot.
Source: Jon Heyman - Twitter.comRotoBaller.com
Tue Nov 2900:57Mariners Sign Trevor Gott MondayTrevor GottRPBrewersFree Agent
The Seattle Mariners signed free-agent relief pitcher Trevor Gott to a one-year deal Monday, per The Seattle Times' Ryan Divish. The deal comes after the Mariners lost right-hander Erik Swanson in an offseason trade for outfielder Teoscar Hernandez. The 30-year-old compiled a 4.14 ERA with 11 holds and four blown saves through 45 2/3 innings in 2022 with the Brewers. Gott has never served in a high-leverage bullpen position throughout his career, so he holds little fantasy relevance.
Source: Ryan Divish - Seattle TimesRotoBaller.com
Tue Nov 2900:30Angels Sign Chris Devenski To Minor-League DealChris DevenskiRPPhilliesFree Agent
The Los Angeles Angels and free-agent relief pitcher Chris Devenski agreed to a one-year, minor-league deal Monday, per MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger. The deal includes an invitation to spring training, so Devenski will have the opportunity to compete for a spot in the bullpen. The 32-year-old had a solid first few seasons of his career with the Astros, but pitched just 14 2/3 innings in 2022 with the Diamondbacks and Phillies, struggling with an 8.59 ERA. He has a long way to go before gaining any fantasy consideration.
Source: Rhett Bollinger - Twitter.comRotoBaller.com
Fri Nov 2517:07Red Sox Sign Narciso Crook To Minor-League DealNarciso CrookRFCubsFree Agent
The Boston Red Sox signed former Chicago Cubs outfielder Narciso Crook to a minor-league deal this week, according to a source. The 27-year-old made his major-league debut in 2022 with the Cubs and appeared in four games while going 1-for-7 with five strikeouts. However, Crook hit well at Triple-A Iowa, batting .260 with 19 home runs, 67 RBI and an .836 OPS in 101 games. He will likely begin the 2023 season at Triple-A Worcester to provide outfield depth for the organization behind Alex Verdugo, Enrique Hernandez, Rob Refsnyder and Jarren Duran. Crook was originally drafted in the 23rd round by the Cincinnati Reds in 2013, and he spent seven years with the Reds before signing a minor-league deal with the Cubs last November.
Source: MassLive.com - Chris CotilloRotoBaller.com
Thu Nov 2410:43Red Sox Acquire Hoy Park From PiratesHoy Park2BPiratesFree Agent
The Boston Red Sox acquired shortstop Hoy Park from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday in exchange for minor-league left-hander Inmer Lobo. The Pirates designated Park for assignment on Tuesday before dealing him to Boston. The 26-year-old South Korean infielder played in just 23 games for the Bucs in 2022, hitting .216 (11-for-51) with two home runs, six RBI, seven runs scored and a stolen base. Most of his time was spent at Triple-A Indianapolis, where he slashed .225/.332/.354 with 10 home runs, 37 RBI, 48 runs scored and 14 stolen bases in 375 plate appearances over 89 games played. Lobo, 18, played in the Dominican Summer League in 2022 and allowed only two runs while striking out 28 in 22 innings pitched.
Source: MassLive.com - Chris CotilloRotoBaller.com
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