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  • Severino elects free agency after 2022 season
    Pedro Severino has elected free agency.

    Advice: Severino, 29, was outrighted off the roster by the Brewers, and he's now going to become a free agent for the 2022 season. He dealt with an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, and went 4-for-18 in his limited time in Milwaukee. He should see interest from teams looking to add depth behind the plate. Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • Wheeler starting Game 1 against Cards on Friday
    Zack Wheeler will start Game 1 of the Wild Card Series Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Not a surprise. Wheeler overcame a bit of a rough patch to begin the year to post a 2.82 ERA, 163/34 K/BB ratio and 1.04 WHIP in his 26 starts and 53 innings. He'll be facing off against Jose Quintana in the first game of the series. Aaron Nola will likely be on the bump for the second game on Saturday for the Phillies. Yesterday, 5:05 pm
  • Martin elects to become free agent
    Richie Martin has elected free agency.

    Advice: Martin, 27, played 13 games with the Orioles in 2022, and has hit just .212/.261/.311 in his time in the majors. He'll provide organizational depth for whatever team he signs with. Yesterday, 4:11 pm
  • Brett Phillips elects minor league free agency
    Brett Phillips has elected free agency.

    Advice: Phillips spent the end of the 2022 season in the Baltimore organization, and struggled mightily in his time in the majors to the tune of .144/.217/.249 in 225 plate appearances with the Orioles and Rays. He's a strong defender -- and beloved clubhouse presence -- so there should be interest in his services this winter. Yesterday, 4:09 pm
  • Burrows has contract selected by Dodgers
    Dodgers selected the contract of RHP Beau Burrows from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: By doing so, the Dodgers are able to keep Burrows in the organization for 2023, as he would have been a minor league free agent if not. The former first-round pick of the Tigers had a rough season statistically with a 7.18 ERA in Triple-A, but provides some organizational depth. Yesterday, 3:42 pm
  • Amaya placed on 60-day injured list by Dodgers
    Dodgers placed INF Jacob Amaya on the 60-day injured list

    Advice: This is a clerical move. Amaya being on the 60-day injured list opens a spot on the 40-man roster, and the Dodgers selected the contract of Beau Burrows with that opening. Amaya could compete for a utility spot over the spring. Yesterday, 3:41 pm
  • Helsley has no pain in side session, makes roster
    Ryan Helsley (finger) will be part of the Wild Card Series roster against the Phillies.

    Advice: Helsley felt no pain in his side session on Thursday to test his jammed right finger. The right-hander has been sensational with a 1.25 EA and 0.74 WHIP over 64 2/3 innings for the Cardinals, and fans of St. Louis can exhale that their bullpen star will be available for high-leverage situations over the weekend. Yesterday, 3:19 pm
  • Mets may not start deGrom in Game 2 against Padres
    Mets manager Buck Showalter told reporters on Thursday that his Game 2 starter will be in part determined by what happens in Game 1 against the Padres.

    Advice: The assumption has been that Jacob deGrom would be on the bump for the Mets in the second game against San Diego, but Showalter indicated that might not be a lock. If the Mets can beat Yu Darvish and the Padres on Friday, he could go with Chris Bassitt in Game 2, and that would line up deGrom to pitch Game 1 of the NLDS -- assuming they advance, of course. It's an interesting little wrinkle to what is already an intriguing series. Yesterday, 3:15 pm
  • Naughton will be part of postseason roster
    Packy Naughton will be part of the Wild Card Series roster against the Phillies.

    Advice: Naughton, 26, had a 4.78 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 26 games and 32 innings. The southpaw could be called upon to face southpaws like Kyle Schwarber and Bryce Harper to end innings, or could be used in long relief. Yesterday, 3:13 pm