• Robert Dugger signs one-year deal in Korea
    Robert Dugger has signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the SSG Landers of the Korea Baseball Organization.

    Advice: Dugger can earn up to $900,000 through performance-based incentives. The 28-year-old righty takes his talents to Korea after spending this past season in the Rangers’ minor league system. He made four appearances during the 2022 campaign between the Reds and Rays. Rotoworld 19 minutes ago
  • Headed to KBO
    Dugger signed a one-year, $900,000 contract with the SSG Landers of the KBO on Thursday, Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net reports.

    Advice: Dugger pitched in the Rangers' organization throughout the 2023 campaign and managed a 4.31 ERA and 1.43 WHIP across 146.1 innings. His experience in the major leagues has predominantly come as a reliever in recent years, so it's unclear how he'll be used by the Landers. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • White Sox sign Paul DeJong to one-year contract
    White Sox signed INF Paul DeJong to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.

    Advice: The 30-year-old infielder also has the potential to earn an additional $250,000 in incentives — $150,000 for reaching 400 plate appearances and an additional $100,000 for eclipsing 500 plate appearances. DeJong hit a paltry .207/.258/.355 with 14 long balls and 38 RBI across 400 plate appearances with the Cardinals, Giants and Blue Jays in 2023. He should function as the White Sox’ regular shortstop against left-handed pitching, but he’ll have to fight for additional at-bats beyond that. Rotoworld Yesterday, 4:26 pm
    Paul DeJong CWS - SS
    L, 1-2 vs SD
  • 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 new 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 Yesterday, 2:11 pm
  • 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 11:55 am
  • Reaches deal to stay in L.A.
    Heyward agreed Monday with the Dodgers on a one-year, $9 million contract, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com reports.

    Advice: Heyward and the Dodgers will run it back after he was surprisingly productive in 2023, slashing .269/.340/.473 with 15 home runs and 40 RBI over 377 plate appearances. His .813 OPS this past season was his highest mark since 2012, excluding the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign. The 34-year-old should fill a similar role again in 2024, starting in right field against righties while occasionally filling in as a center fielder. The Dodgers' decision to bring back Heyward also means that Mookie Betts will continue to see more action at second base. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 9:07 am
  • Report: Dodgers set to re-sign Jason Heyward
    The Dodgers are close to re-signing free ageny outfielder Jason Heyward to a one-year contract, ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel reports.

    Advice: It’s a $9 million deal. After a miserable final two years in Chicago, Heyward had a terrific 2023 as a part-timer for the Dodgers, hitting .269/.340/.473 in 377 plate appearances. He’ll probably step in for David Peralta as the team’s primary left fielder against right-handers. Rotoworld Yesterday, 9:00 am
  • Nabs MiLB deal from Oakland
    Park signed a minor-league deal with the Athletics on Nov. 20.

    Advice: Park has previously seen action in 68 games in the majors with the Yankees and Pirates but spent the 2023 season exclusively at the Triple-A level in Atlanta's organization. Over 384 plate appearances with Gwinnett, Park slashed .262/.385/.379 with six home run and 17 stolen base. Park could have a better chance to resurface in the majors with an Athletics squad coming off a 112-loss season, but he's still more likely to open the 2024 campaign at Triple-A Las Vegas. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:39 am
    Hoy Park OAK - 2B
    L, 3-7 @LAA