• 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 29 minutes ago
    Jaime Barría CLE - SP,RP
    L, 2-5 @DET
  • 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 42 minutes ago
    Jaime Barría CLE - SP,RP
    L, 2-5 @DET
  • 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
  • Tigers still looking to add pitching after Maeda
    Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris told reporters on Tuesday that he’s still looking to add starting pitching — even after their addition of Kenta Maeda.

    Advice: That means that the Maeda addition shouldn’t dampen the Tigers’ interest in Seth Lugo. The 34-year-old hurler was terrific in 2023 — posting a 3.57 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and a 140/36 K/BB ratio over 146 1/3 innings in 26 starts with the Padres. If they’re able to land Lugo as well, it would really help to solidify a starting rotation for a Tigers’ team that could compete in the American League Central if things break right in 2024. Rotoworld Yesterday, 4:48 pm
    Seth Lugo SD - SP,RP
    W, 2-1 @CWS
  • Tigers, Kenta Maeda finalize 2-yr, $24M contract
    Tigers signed RHP Kenta Maeda to a two-year, $24 million contract.

    Advice: The deal is now official. It’s a phenomenal landing spot for Maeda, who should benefit from Comerica Park’s hitter-friendly dimensions moving forward. There are some legitimate durability concerns given his injury history, but he’s a borderline top-50 starting pitcher heading into fantasy drafts next spring. The 35-year-old veteran right-hander, who posted a solid 4.23 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 117/28 K/BB ratio across 104 1/3 innings (21 appearances, 20 starts) this past season for the Twins in his return from Tommy John surgery, joins an intriguing Tigers’ starting rotation that also includes Tarik Skubal, Matt Manning, Reese Olson and Casey Mize. Rotoworld Yesterday, 11:11 am
    Kenta Maeda DET - SP
    W, 5-2 vs CLE
  • Cardinals finalize 3-yr, $75M pact with Sonny Gray
    Cardinals signed RHP Sonny Gray to a three-year, $75 million contract.

    Advice: The deal also includes a $30 million team option ($5 million buyout) for the 2027 season. The 34-year-old right-hander was introduced at a press conference at Busch Stadium on Monday afternoon. Gray was as good as ever during the 2023 season where he rode a highly-effective reconfigured sweeper to a sparkling 2.79 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and a 183/55 K/BB ratio over 184 innings (32 starts) for the Twins — while finishing as the runner-up in Cy Young Award balloting in the American League. He’ll now front a revamped Cardinals’ starting rotation that also features fellow offseason additions Lance Lynn and Kyle Gibson. Rotoworld Monday, 2:11 pm
    Sonny Gray STL - SP
    W, 4-3 vs CIN
  • Claimed by Miami
    The Marlins claimed Jensen off waivers from the Mariners on Monday.

    Advice: Jensen had been designated for assignment by Seattle last week and has now found a new home. The 25-year-old right-hander held a 5.32 ERA and 78:54 K:BB over 64.1 innings between the Double- and Triple-A levels in 2023. He was deployed primarily as a reliever last season, but it's not whether the Marlins intend to continue using him out of the bullpen. Rotowire.com Monday, 11:56 am
  • Marlins claimed RHP Ryan Jensen off waivers
    Marlins claimed RHP Ryan Jensen off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

    Advice: The 26-year-old was a first-round pick by the Chicago Cubs back in 2019 but struggled with a 6.10 ERA in 20 2/3 Triple-A innings for the Cubs before being released. He was much better to end the season for Seattle, pitching to a 3.18 ERA in 11 1/3 innings for Triple-A Tacoma. Perhaps the Marlins saw something in that final stretch that made them optimistic that the Jensen could make their big league bullpen. Rotoworld Monday, 11:55 am