• Liam Hendriks named as Comeback Player of the Year
    Liam Hendriks was named as the Comeback Player of the Year in the American League for the 2023 season.

    Advice: The 34-year-old hurler battled his way back after being diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January, returning to the White Sox’ bullpen at the end of May after undergoing months of treatments. Hendriks ultimately had his season cut short after just five appearances after suffering a devastating elbow injury that led to Tommy John reconstructive surgery. He’ll miss the entire 2024 season, and will have a shot at making another comeback for the start of the 2025 season. Rotoworld Today, 2:50 pm
    Liam Hendriks CWS - RP
    L, 1-2 vs SD
  • 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 Today, 11:11 am
  • Brewers ink RHP Easton McGee to minors contract
    Brewers signed RHP Easton McGee to a two-year minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: McGee made one outstanding start for the Mariners in late April before requiring season-ending Tommy John surgery just a couple weeks later. The 25-year-old right-hander represents a worthwhile multi-year gamble for the Brewers as a potential back-end starting rotation option or versatile swingman. He’ll presumably be ready to contribute at some point around midseason, barring any setbacks in his rehabilitation process. Rotoworld Today, 7:58 am
    Easton McGee MIL - RP
    W, 4-0 vs CHC
  • Latches on with Milwaukee
    McGee (elbow) signed a two-year, minor-league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    Advice: McGee was given an invitation to major-league spring training as part of the deal, but he'll spend it rehabbing after undergoing Tommy John surgery in May. The 25-year-old doesn't figure to be game-ready until around the middle of the 2024 season, but he is locked in with the Brewers through 2025. Rotowire.com Today, 7:46 am
    Easton McGee MIL - RP
    W, 4-0 vs CHC
  • 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 Today, 5:12 am
  • 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
  • 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 Yesterday, 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 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