• Returns to Atlanta
    Murfee (elbow) signed a one-year, non-guaranteed split contract with Atlanta on Wednesday.

    Advice: After being claimed off waivers by Atlanta on Nov. 14 and non-tendered by the team three days later, Murfee will officially remain with Atlanta for the 2024 campaign. Murfee holds a 2.70 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in his career across 83.1 big-league innings, though a surgery in June to repair a torn UCL puts him at risk of missing the entire 2024 campaign. Rotowire.com 13 minutes ago
    Penn Murfee ATL - RP
    L, 9-10 vs WSH
  • Finds work with Guardians
    Barria signed a minor-league contract with the Guardians on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: Barria rejected an outright assignment from the Angels and became a free agent earlier in the offseason, and he'll now attempt to carve out a role for himself with the Guardians. The 27-year-old righty posted a 5.68 ERA and 1.47 WHIP last year -- a sharp decline from his 2.61 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 2022. Barria's deal includes an invitation to major-league spring training, and a good spring could be enough for him to earn a spot in Cleveland's Opening Day bullpen. Rotowire.com 30 minutes ago
    Jaime Barría CLE - SP,RP
    L, 2-5 @DET
  • Latches on with Mets
    Wendle signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Mets on Wednesday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.

    Advice: After two seasons with the Marlins, Wendle will remain in the NL East and presumably serve in a utility role with the Mets. The 33-year-old infielder had his worst season at the plate in 2023, slashing .212/.248/.306 across 318 plate appearances. While Wendle's defensive versatility may get him in the lineup fairly often next year, his poor bat puts a low ceiling on his fantasy value. Rotowire.com 39 minutes ago
    Joey Wendle NYM - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 1-9 vs PHI
  • Guardians ink RHP Jaime Barria to minors contract
    Guardians signed RHP Jaime Barria to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: Barria heads to Cleveland to compete in spring training for a spot on the Guardians’ season-opening roster. The 27-year-old right-hander struggled to a lackluster 5.68 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 62/30 K/BB ratio across 82 1/3 innings (34 appearances, six starts) this past season for the Angels. He’ll likely operate in a versatile swingman-type role for Cleveland this upcoming season. Rotoworld 43 minutes ago
    Jaime Barría CLE - SP,RP
    L, 2-5 @DET
  • Report: Mets, Joey Wendle agree to 1-yr, $2M deal
    MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports the Mets are in agreement with free agent infielder Joey Wendle on a one-year, $2 million contract.

    Advice: The deal, which is pending a physical, will bring Wendle to Queens after spending the last two seasons with the division-rival Marlins where he posted an underwhelming .610 OPS with five homers and 19 steals across 689 plate appearances over 213 contests. The 33-year-old veteran infielder still offers plenty of defensive versatility, which makes him ideal for a utility role, but he’s not going to make much of an impact at the dish for New York. His presence could make it more difficult for some of the Mets’ top prospects to make their season-opening roster. Rotoworld 54 minutes ago
    Joey Wendle NYM - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 1-9 vs PHI
  • Heads to Mets on one-year pact
    Severino (oblique) agreed to a one-year, $13 million contract with the Mets on Wednesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

    Advice: The 29-year-old right-hander will make the short move to Queens after a rollercoaster eight-year run with the crosstown Yankees. He arrived in the Bronx with loads of promise back in 2015 but has battled a range of injuries over the last handful of seasons. It was a high-grade oblique strain that cut short his 2023 campaign, and he stumbled to a 6.65 ERA in 89.1 innings when healthy. That said, Severino should be 100 percent by the beginning of spring training in 2024 and figures to have a spot in the Mets' Opening Day rotation if he gets through camp without any physical complications. His career ERA in the majors is 3.79. Rotowire.com Today, 3:44 pm
    Luis Severino NYM - SP
    L, 1-9 vs PHI
  • Mets, Luis Severino agree to 1-yr, $13M contract
    ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports the Mets and free agent right-hander Luis Severino are finalizing a one-year, $13 million contract.

    Advice: Severino heads to Queens as a high-risk, high-upside speculative gamble, following a disastrous 2023 campaign for the Yankees that resulted in a bloated 6.65 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 79/34 K/BB ratio across 89 1/3 innings (19 appearances, 18 starts). The 29-year-old right-hander owns an extensive injury history, but has been a upper-echelon starter — and near-elite fantasy contributor — when healthy in the recent past. He’s a worthwhile gamble for the Mets as a reclamation project and will be a decent late-round lottery ticket for fantasy managers in drafts next spring. Rotoworld Today, 3:38 pm
    Luis Severino NYM - SP
    L, 1-9 vs PHI
  • Félix Bautista earns AL Reliever of the Year Award
    Félix Bautista was named the 2023 American League Reliever of the Year.

    Advice: Bautista takes home the top honor in the America League, despite missing the final five weeks of the 2023 campaign due to a partially-torn UCL in his right elbow, after posting a sublime 1.48 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 110/26 K/BB ratio across 61 innings (56 appearances). The hard-throwing 28-year-old right-hander will likely remain sidelined until the outset of the 2025 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last month. Rotoworld Today, 3:30 pm
  • Inks one-year deal with KC
    Hampson signed a one-year contract with the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: The deal is worth $2 million guaranteed, per Jeff Passan of ESPN.com. Hampson was non-tendered by the Marlins earlier this month despite posting a career-best .276/.349/.380 batting line over 98 games in 2023 while appearing defensively at shortstop, second base, third base and all three outfield spots. The 29-year-old should be a useful super-utility option for Kansas City in 2024. Rotowire.com Today, 2:43 pm
    Garrett Hampson KC - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    W, 5-2 vs NYY