MLB rumors: Blue Jays interested in Brandon Nimmo, Red Sox still pushing for Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers

Major League Baseball’s offseason is here, and with it comes a wonderful everyday heaping of reports, news, and notes. Below, you can discover all of the most noteworthy to appear on Wednesday.

Red Sox make brand-new deals to Bogaerts, Devers

The Red Sox have actually made 2 brand-new agreement provides to Xander Bogaerts and one brand-new deal to Rafael Devers considering that completion of the World Series, group president Sam Kennedy informed the Boston Globe at the owners’ conferences Wednesday. Terms of the deals are unidentified. Bogaerts is a complimentary representative after pulling out of his agreement, while Devers is set up to end up being a complimentary representative next offseason.

“We’ve been engaged with Xander since the end of this season, and Scott (Boras), his agent, and I’ll leave it at that,” Kennedy stated. “But we’ve had productive conversations.”  

Kennedy likewise acknowledged the Red Sox “could have engaged more effectively” with Mookie Betts previously in his profession. Betts declined a number of below-market extension deals throughout his time with the Red Sox and was ultimately traded to the Dodgers a year prior to totally free company. Despite that, the Red Sox let it specify where Bogaerts pulled out of his offer, and Devers is within a year far from totally free company. 

Mariners, Blue Jays both thinking about OF assistance after trade

The Seattle Mariners included All-Star corner outfielder Teoscar Hernández in a three-player trade on Wednesday, however that does not indicate they’re done contributing to their collection. Rather, the Mariners continue to see outfield additions, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.

The Mariners presently have Hernández and Rookie of the Year Award winner Julio Rodríguez entrenched in their outfield. They’re anticipated to trade Jesse Winker this winter season, and most likely prefer an upgrade over Jarred Kelenic and a few of their other internal prospects. (The oft-injured Mitch Haniger is a complimentary representative.)

It’s uncertain who, exactly, the Mariners are considering in totally free company, however previously this winter season they were linked to leading center-field choice Brandon Nimmo.

Funny enough, the Blue Jays were likewise connected to Nimmo on Wednesday after trading away Hernández and opening an area in their outfield. Toronto has actually long been searching for a left-handed bat to assist stabilize its lineup.

Blue Jays executive Ross Atkins acknowledged that incumbent center fielder George Springer would be open to altering positions, must Toronto have the chance to include a full-time center fielder to the mix:

Padres revive Martinez

The Padres have actually accepted a brand-new three-year handle free-agent right-hander Nick Martinez worth $26 million, according to reports. Martinez had actually pulled out of the staying 3 years and $18 million on his old agreement, implying that he got a raise here.

Martinez was ranked by CBS Sports as the 44th finest totally free representative on the marketplace. Here’s what we composed:

It would be cheating to compose that Martinez looked various from when we last saw him (he invested 4 seasons in Japan, after all) however it holds true. New group. New hairstyle. New number. New pitcher. He ditched his over-the-head windup in favor of a Clevingerian rocker action, and reduced his arm action so that his hand arc hardly dips listed below his beltline, not his midthigh. In one regard, however, he stayed the very same: an uncertain function. Martinez began the season in the rotation and invested the remainder of the year in the bullpen, turning into one of 2 pitchers to tape-record five-plus starts and conserves (Garrett Whitlock being the other). Martinez has a different toolbox that suffices to generate goes after and reduce quality contact, however not loud adequate to acquire big strikeout overalls. (Even in relief, he balanced just 8 K’s per 9 innings.) Of course, it takes simply one group to see him as a starter for him to then be paid like a starter. 

Martinez signs up with Robert Suarez as reducers the Padres have actually re-signed this winter season.

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