Here are three things to keep an eye on throughout the day as the offseason continues.
1. Reported signatures that may become official.
Free agency contracts are often reported before they have been officially completed and announced by the team. Simply because the team wants to delay moving their corresponding 40-man roster. The recent holiday season may also contribute to delaying the physical circumstances of such agreements. Adam McAlvey on MLB.com Tweet That Wade MileyThe one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Brewers was agreed yesterday, has a short-term turnaround, and could become official today.Plus, deals that have yet to be officially finalized from last week, including his one-year, $4 million deal with Arizona. Evan Longoria 1-year, $10 million contract with the Red Sox Corey Kluber, and may soon become official. All three organizations have 40-man rosters, so they need to make corresponding moves to make room for the next free agent.
2. Is it possible that Cueto is nearing a decision?
according to Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Padres, Marlins ‘fight’ for veteran right-hander’s serve Johnny Cueto, the Reds are also interested in signing the 36-year-old. Cueto posted a 3.35 ERA (18% higher than his league average in ERA+) and his 3.79 FIP White is the top remaining free agent pitcher in the market following a solid season with his Sox. is one of his Both the Marlins and Padres have previously been mentioned as interested in adding Cueto to their rotation. That said, it’s somewhat noteworthy that Rosenthal seems to indicate that the Padres and Marlins are the frontrunners at this point, ahead of Cincinnati, where Cueto spent the first seven-and-a-half years of his career. worthy of
3. Two Cubs players are now in DFA dangling.
The Cubs recently sent a relief yesterday Erich Yurmen, recently assigned to the Phillies in exchange for cash consideration. The move brought Yurmen’s DFA to a conclusion, but Chicago still has two players and no DFA results have been announced. First baseman. Alfonso Rivas and catcher PJ HigginsA rebus designated to make room for a claim for waiver of . Anthony Kay, cannot reject the full assignment to Triple-A. Higgins, on the other hand, has the option to decline the full assignment due to the fact that he has been fired outright earlier in his career.he said the club Tucker Barnhart.