• Giants re-sign LHP Thomas Szapucki to minors deal
    Giants re-signed LHP Thomas Szapucki to a minor league contract.

    Advice: Szapucki returns to San Francisco shortly after being non-tendered earlier this month. The 27-year-old southpaw is working his way back from thoracic outlet surgery and remains without an official timeline to return. Rotoworld Today, 3:23 pm
  • Mets sign RHP Austin Adams to one-year contract
    Mets signed RHP Austin Adams to a one-year contract.

    Advice: No word on the exact financial terms yet, but Adams augments New York’s low-leverage relief depth heading into the 2024 campaign on a non-guaranteed split contract. The 32-year-old righty, who threw his slider nearly 90 percent of the time this past season for the Diamondbacks, posted an underwhelming 5.71 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 22/8 K/BB ratio across 17 1/3 innings (24 appearances) before undergoing season-ending right ankle surgery in early August. He’s a relatively low-risk gamble for Mets president of baseball operations David Stearns as he puts together New York’s relief mix. Rotoworld Today, 3:01 pm
    Austin Adams NYM - RP
    L, 1-9 vs PHI
  • Mets, Joey Wendle finalize 1-yr, $2M contract
    Mets signed INF Joey Wendle to a one-year, $2 million contract.

    Advice: The deal is now official after Wendle passed his physical. The soon-to-be 34-year-old provides the Mets with an experienced and versatile utility infielder to supplement their young core of infield prospects heading into the 2024 campaign. He’s coming off a pair of disappointing seasons at the dish for the division-rival Marlins, but was a roughly league-average hitter earlier in his career. He’s unlikely to garner enough at-bats to make an impact for fantasy managers outside of NL-only formats. Rotoworld Today, 2:58 pm
    Joey Wendle NYM - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 1-9 vs PHI
  • Re-signed to minors deal
    Cruz signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Nov. 20.

    Advice: The Giants non-tendered Cruz on Nov. 17 but will give him another chance to work his way through their farm system. The 23-year-old right-hander pitched to a 4.47 ERA and 67:38 K:BB over 44.1 innings of relief between High-A Eugene and Double-A Richmond in 2023. Rotowire.com Today, 2:48 pm
    José Cruz SF - RP
    L, 2-5 vs LAD
  • Returns to Giants on minors pact
    Szapucki (shoulder) signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Nov. 18.

    Advice: Szapucki was non-tendered by San Francisco on Nov. 17 before being brought back into the fold one day later. The 27-year-old left-hander hasn't pitched at any level since 2022 because of a shoulder injury that ultimately required thoracic outlet surgery this past May. It's hard to say what his health status will be at the beginning of the 2024 campaign. Rotowire.com Today, 2:40 pm
  • Marlins ink RHP Kyle Tyler to minors contract
    Marlins signed RHP Kyle Tyler to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: Tyler was at the epicenter of a bizarre series of transactions prior to the 2022 season when he bounced around on waivers between several organizations. The 26-year-old righty spent last year in Seattle’s minor league system and has made seven relief appearances in the big leagues since 2021 between the Padres and Angels. Rotoworld Today, 1:47 pm
  • Inks minors contract with Miami
    Miami signed Tyler to a minor-league contract Thursday with an invitation to major-league spring training, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.

    Advice: Tyler spent the entire 2023 season with the Double-A affiliate of the Mariners and posted a rough 5.60 ERA and 1.59 WHIP across 135 innings. The soon-to-be 27-year-old will function as organizational pitching depth for the Marlins leading into the 2024 campaign. Rotowire.com Today, 1:46 pm
  • Signs one-year deal with Mets
    Adams (ankle) signed a one-year contract with the Mets on Thursday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

    Advice: Adams, 32, held a 5.71 ERA through 24 relief appearances this past year with the Diamondbacks before fracturing his right ankle in early August. He was then outrighted off Arizona's 40-man roster at the end of the season but has now found a new home in New York on what's being called a "major-league, non-guaranteed split contract," per Will Sammon of The Athletic. Nasty at times but often overly wild, Adams owns a career 4.17 ERA and 170:75 K:BB in 114.1 total big-league innings. Rotowire.com Today, 1:38 pm
    Austin Adams NYM - RP
    L, 1-9 vs PHI
  • Report: Mets signing Austin Adams to one-year deal
    MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports the Mets are signing free agent right-hander Austin Adams to a one-year contract.

    Advice: It’s a bit surprising to see Adams, who is recovering from early-August surgery to repair a fractured right ankle, landing a major league contract after posting a lackluster 5.71 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 22/8 K/BB ratio across 17 1/3 innings (24 appearances) this past season for the Diamondbacks. The 32-year-old righty, who threw his slider nearly 90 percent of the time last year in Arizona, will bolster New York’s bullpen depth as a low-leverage innings-eater. Rotoworld Today, 1:36 pm
    Austin Adams NYM - RP
    L, 1-9 vs PHI