MLB rumors: Red Sox listening to Chris Sale trade offers; Rich Hill lands with Pirates on $8M deal

The baseball world today is mainly waiting on the result of the Mets and Carlos Correa attempting to complete a postponed offer, however there are still a couple of other things worth keeping track of in this sluggish duration on the calendar. Let’s do a fast reports roundup here on this fine Tuesday. 

Red Sox getting interest from others in Sale

The Red Sox have actually gotten some interest in veteran lefty Chris Sale, according to Jon Heyman. He reports the group isn’t inclined to trade Sale today, though it wants to “listen” and “consider.” 

Sale is 33 years of ages and had a seven-year period where he was a strong Cy Young competitor every year (from 2012-18, he ended up sixth, at worst, with a runner-up and a third-place surface). He was 6-11 with a 4.40 period in 2019, however, and after that missed out on 2020 after going through Tommy John surgical treatment. He returned for simply 9 starts in 2021 and handled just 2 last season. 

Last season, he was obstructed by a tension fracture in his ribcage and in his 2nd start after returning, took a line drive off his hand that fractured his finger and required surgical treatment. It ended his season. Though it’s just been 11 starts in the last 2 years, he went 5-2 with a 3.17 period and 57 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings. 

Sale enters his age-34 season and might still be really efficient if he can remain on the mound. He’s likewise set to make $27.5 million in both 2023 and 2024. 

The Pirates have actually accepted terms on a one-year, $8 million handle veteran lefty Rich Hill, according to ESPN

Hill is 42 years of ages and will turn 43 throughout the 2023 season. In 26 starts for the Red Sox last season, he was 8-7 with a 4.27 PERIOD, 1.30 WHIP and 109 strikeouts versus 37 strolls in 124 1/3 innings. 

The Pirates will be Hill’s 12th group. Only Edwin Jackson (14 groups from 2003-19) and Octavio Dotel (13 from 1999-2013) will have bet more MLB groups when Hill formally stands for the Pirates. 

The Pirates have actually included Hill and Vince Velasquez to their rotation this offseason, most likely signing up with holdovers Roansy Contreras, Mitch Keller and J.T. Brubaker. Bryse Wilson, Johan Oviedo and Zach Thompson are likewise alternatives. 

Polanco to remain in Japan

Speaking of the Pirates, when upon a time, Gregory Polanco was a big-time possibility outfielder for them. Baseball America when ranked him as a top-10 possibility in baseball. He had a couple of excellent seasons in the bigs however never ever became a top-level entertainer. Now 31, Polanco invested last season in Japan’s NPB and the Chiba Lotte Marines of NPB have actually revealed that they have actually accepted a handle him for 2023. 

Polanco played last season with the Yomiuri Giants and in 138 video games, struck .240/.306/.457 with 21 doubles, 24 crowning achievement, 58 RBI and 55 runs. 

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