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  • Ryan Jensen RP | SEA

    Mariners' Ryan Jensen: Dropped from 40-man roster

    Jensen was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Wednesday.

    Seattle had to free up a 40-man roster spot after acquiring both Seby Zavala and Carlos Vargas from the Diamondbacks on Wednesday in exchange for Eugenio Suarez. Jensen, 25, struggled to a 5.32 ERA and 1.82 WHIP in 64.1 innings of work this past year between Double-A and Triple-A. He's yet to appear in a major-league game.

  • Luis Urias 2B | BOS

    Mariners' Luis Urias: In line for third base job

    Urias is currently projected as the Mariners' starting third baseman following their trade of Eugenio Suarez, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Seattle acquired Urias from Boston last week and he's now at the top of the team's depth chart at third base, although it's possible the Mariners bring someone else in at the position this offseason. Urias had a dreadful 2023, posting just a .636 OPS with three homers in 52 games while spending a chunk of the year in the minors. He looked like a solid regular a couple years ago, though, and is just 26 years of age.

  • Carlos Vargas RP | ARI

    Mariners' Carlos Vargas: Acquired by Mariners

    The Mariners acquired Vargas and Seby Zavala from the Diamondbacks in exchange for Eugenio Suarez on Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Vargas posted a 5.79 ERA and 7:4 K:BB over 4.2 innings with Arizona and a 7.02 ERA and 36:32 K:BB across 42.1 frames at Triple-A Reno in 2023. While the control problems are worrisome, Vargas has a huge arm and could develop into a late-inning weapon if he can throw enough strikes.

  • Eugenio Suarez 3B | SEA

    Diamondbacks' Eugenio Suarez: Lands with Diamondbacks

    The Diamondbacks acquired Suarez from the Mariners on Wednesday in exchange for Seby Zavala and Carlos Vargas, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Suarez stumbled to a .232/.323/.391 batting line this season in Seattle, although he did hit 22 home runs and drive in 96 runs. The 32-year-old is owed $11.3 million in 2024 and has a $15 million club option (or $2 million buyout) for 2025. Suarez should provide more stability at a third base spot which was a revolving door for Arizona in 2023.

  • Seby Zavala C | ARI

    Mariners' Seby Zavala: Headed to Seattle

    The Mariners acquired Zavala from the Diamondbacks on Wednesday along with Carlos Vargas in exchange for Eugenio Suarez, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

    Zavala was a waiver claim by the Diamondbacks in September but made just four starts during his three and a half weeks with the team. The 30-year-old catcher has a career .622 OPS over parts of four major-league seasons spent mostly with the White Sox. He could open 2024 as Cal Raleigh's backup.

  • Braves' Chadwick Tromp: Back with Atlanta

    Atlanta re-signed Tromp to a minor-league contract Wednesday.

    Tromp was non-tendered by Atlanta last week but will return to the organization. The 28-year-old catcher has put up a .640 OPS with five home runs over 102 plate appearances at the major-league level. He'll likely begin 2024 at Triple-A Gwinnett.

  • Cardinals' Wilking Rodriguez: Re-signed to minors contract

    St. Louis re-signed Rodriguez (shoulder) to a minor-league contract Tuesday with an invitation to major-league spring training, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Rodriguez was outrighted off the Cardinals' 40-man roster earlier this month, but he'll return as organizational depth for the 2024 season. The 33-year-old right-hander missed most of 2023 after undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery in early May, though he should be fully recovered by now.

  • Kyle Gibson SP | BAL

    Cardinals' Kyle Gibson: Inks one-year deal with STL

    Gibson reached a one-year deal Tuesday with the Cardinals, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

    It's a one-year, $12 million deal with a club option for 2025, per Jesse Rogers of St. Louis picked up Lance Lynn in free agency Monday and will now bring in another veteran starter to help round out a rotation that badly needed to be rebuilt this winter and could still use a top-tier arm. Gibson, 36, signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Orioles last offseason and went on to register a 4.73 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 157:55 K:BB in 33 starts covering 192 innings. He played his college ball at the University of Missouri, about 125 miles from Busch Stadium.

  • Mike Soroka SP | ATL

    White Sox's Michael Soroka: Has resumed throwing

    Soroka (forearm) said Monday that he has resumed throwing and "feels great," LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Soroka finished the 2023 season on the 60-day injured list with right forearm inflammation and missed all of 2021-22 due to consecutive Achilles tears, but he should be able to enjoy a normal offseason and will likely be in the running for an Opening Day rotation spot with the White Sox in 2024. Chicago acquired the 26-year-old right-hander from Atlanta last week as part of a six-player trade.

  • Yankees' Yerry De Los Santos: Gets deal from Yankees

    De Los Santos signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Monday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

    The deal includes an invitation to spring training, with the righty having the opportunity to make $900,000 if reaches the majors. De Los Santos posted a 4.14 ERA and 44:24 K:BB over 50 relief innings for the Pirates from 2022-23. He boasts a career 54.5 percent groundball rate.

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