MLB rumors: Red Sox add veteran outfielder Raimel Tapia; A's not considering Ramón Laureano trade

Major League Baseball spring training is less than a month away, however that does not suggest MLB’s offseason is absolutely completed. Rather, there are still reports to be discovered and transfers to be made. Keep it here throughout Thursday as CBS Sports tracks all the current reports, news, and notes from throughout the majors.

Raimel Tapia, a veteran of parts of 7 big-league seasons, is signing up with the Red Sox on a minor-league offer, according to WEEI. Tapia had actually initially revealed his finalizing on his individual Instagram account.

Tapia, who will turn 29 years of ages in early February, invested last season with the Blue Jays. He’d formerly played his whole profession with the Rockies. Overall he’s batted .277/.318/.392 (83 OPS+) with 26 crowning achievement and 53 taken bases. Tapia’s contributions have actually deserved an approximated 0.8 Wins Above Replacement, according to the computations housed at Baseball-Reference.

Tapia figures to function as organizational depth, a minimum of to start the season. The Red Sox just recently signed veteran Adam Duvall to sign up with Alex Verdugo and Masataka Yoshida in their outfield. It appears not likely that Tapia would see considerable action provided they likewise have potential customers Jarren Duran and Ceddanne Rafaela who might play themselves into factor to consider, in addition to fellow non-roster guest Greg Allen.

A’s ruling out Laureano trade

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The Athletics do not appear available to moving seasoned outfielder Ramón Laureano, according to Dan Hayes of The Athletic.

Laureano, 28, has actually published a profession 113 OPS+ over parts of 5 big-league seasons. He’s coming off the worst offending proving of his profession, as evaluated by OPS+, and he’s no longer considered as a daily center-field alternative. Still, the A’s hesitation to move Laureano certifies as a surprise provided just how much of their veteran core they have actually dealt away because MLB’s owner-imposed lockout was raised.

Indeed, the A’s have actually traded — to name a few — Matt Olson, Matt Chapman, Sean Murphy, Frankie Montas, Chris Bassitt, and Sean Manaea. Laureano seemingly will not sign up with that rank, a minimum of not yet.

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