MLB rumors: Phillies add utilityman Josh Harrison; Giants sign veteran catcher

We are less than a month far from spring training, baseball fans. Here is each group’s spring training reporting date. Now here are Sunday’s hot range reports as you wait for baseball’s return in a couple of weeks.    

The Phillies have actually signed experienced energy male Josh Harrison to a one-year agreement worth $2M, reports the New York Post. Harrison has actually played every position aside from very first base and catcher the last 2 seasons and enhances the bench after Nick Maton and Matt Vierling were traded previously this month. We did not rank Harrison amongst the leading 50 totally free representatives.

Harrison, 35, slashed .256/.317/.370 with the White Sox last season. He is extended as a daily gamer at this moment in his profession, though he’s a high-energy bench man who runs the bases wells, chips in some offense, and supplies protection at practically every position. The Yankees and Red Sox were amongst the groups to reveal interest in Harrison in current weeks.

The Giants have actually signed catcher Roberto Perez, according to The agreement terms are unidentified. The Red Sox were stated to have actually made an “aggressive bid” for the nine-year veteran. Perez will support Joey Bart, and San Francisco will still have the ability to bring novice catcher and Rule 5 Draft choice Blake Sabol on the lineup provided his outfield experience.

Perez, 34, appeared in just 21 video games with the Pirates last season prior to suffering a season-ending hamstring injury in May. He is a profession .207/.298/.360 player who will not supply much at the plate, however he is a two-time Gold Glover and a talented protector who will provide the Giants and their pitching personnel a good increase in a reserve function.

Mariners most likely done including

Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto suggested the group is done making substantial additions to their lineup throughout a current look on the Locked On Mariners podcast. “We’re constantly trying to add to the depth of what we go to spring training with, but if I had to bet on anything major happening before we step foot on the field, I’d bet against it at this point. And we’re comfortable with that. We feel like we have improved this team,” Dipoto stated.

With Jarred Kelenic penciled into left field, the case can be made Seattle might utilize another bat even after importing Teoscar Hernández, Kolten Wong, and A.J. Pollock this offseason. That stated, Kelenic is still just 23 and was amongst the very best potential customers in the video game not too long earlier. Giving him another chance to start the season is reasonable, and if it does not work, the Mariners can look for a replacement at the trade due date.

Orioles thinking about including an outfielder

The Orioles have interest in including a defensive-minded outfielder, according to MASN Sports. Baltimore is slated to play Austin Hays, Cedric Mullins, and Anthony Santander in the outfield from delegated right, with Ryan McKenna the most likely 4th outfielder. They will have Franchy Cordero and Nomar Mazara in camp as non-roster gamers, though neither supplies much with the glove.

Defensively, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Jonathan Davis are the very best outfielders staying on the totally free representative market. Our R.J. Anderson recognized Davis as an under-the-radar totally free representative based upon the strength of his glove. Top possibility Colton Cowser is anticipated to come to some point in 2022, so the O’s are not likely to devote substantial dollars to an additional outfielder.

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