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  • Jose Marte RP | LAA

    Angels' Jose Marte: Back with Halos

    Marte signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Monday, Robert Murray of reports.

    Marte was non-tendered by Los Angeles in November, and he'll now return to the organization on a minor-league deal for the 2024 season. The right-hander figures to provide bullpen depth as needed, though he's struggled to find his footing in the big leagues so far in his career.

  • Dillon Tate RP | BAL

    Orioles' Dillon Tate: Healthy, throwing this winter

    Tate is healthy and participating in a normal throwing program this offseason, Jake Rill of reports.

    Tate was limited to just 13 rehab appearances this season because of a right forearm issue, but the Orioles are confident the reliever has finally put the injury behind him. A healthy Tate -- who posted a 3.05 ERA over 67 relief appearances in 2022 -- could provide a big boost to a Baltimore bullpen which will be without Felix Bautista (elbow) in 2024.

  • Edwin Diaz RP | NYM

    Mets' Edwin Diaz: Deemed fully healthy

    Mets manager Carlos Mendoza said Monday that Diaz is "fully healthy" after completing his recovery from the patellar tendon surgery he required on his right knee last March, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Coming off a brilliant 2022 campaign in which he converted 32 of 35 save chances while posting a 1.31 ERA and striking out 118 over 62 innings, Diaz profiled as arguably the top closer in fantasy drafts heading into last spring, but his season was quickly torpedoed before it even started after he injured his knee while celebrating a win for Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. Diaz didn't experience any setbacks while completing what had been expected to be a six-month recovery from surgery, and though he had hoped to pitch at some point in September, the Mets chose not to activate him as they played out the string on a non-contending season. Mendoza wasn't willing to fully commit to Diaz being in store for a normal spring training, but the right-hander is seemingly facing no restrictions in his throwing program so far this offseason and should settle back into the closer's role for the Mets by the time Opening Day arrives.

  • Mariners' Jackson Kowar: Shipped to Seattle

    Kowar and Cole Phillips (elbow) were traded from Atlanta to Seattle on Sunday in exchange for Jarred Kelenic, Marco Gonzales and Evan White, Jeff Passan of reports.

    Kowar was traded from Kansas City to Atlanta in mid-November, and he'll be on the move once again as the Winter Meetings get underway. The 27-year-old was once a highly-regarded prospect, but he's largely struggled in the big leagues. Over 39 appearances (eight starts), he's posted a 9.12 ERA and 2.09 WHIP in 74 innings. If he earns a spot on Seattle's Opening Day roster in 2024, it's possible he has to settle for a role as a long reliever early in the year.

  • Andre Scrubb RP | HOU

    Mets' Andre Scrubb: Signs minors deal with Mets

    Scrubb signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Saturday, Anthony DiComo of reports.

    Scrubb holds a 3.32 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 43.1 frames in his career from his time with the Astros in 2020-21. Injuries and a lack of interest in free agency have kept Scrubb out of action since then. Considering how long it's been since Scrubb has pitched in a game, he will likely slide into an organizational depth role with the Mets.

  • Joe Kelly RP | LAD

    Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Returns to Dodgers

    Kelly signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers on Saturday, Rob Bradford of reports.

    The Dodgers declined Kelly's $9.5 million club option earlier in the offseason, but the team will retain the 35-year-old reliever -- likely at a lower salary. Kelly put up a 4.12 ERA and 1.19 WHIP across 39.1 innings in 2023, though his numbers significantly improved after being traded to Los Angeles from the White Sox in July (1.74 ERA, 0.87 WHIP in 10.1 innings). It's unlikely Kelly receives many save opportunities given his injury history and the Dodgers' already-strong bullpen, though he could still be used fairly often in high-leverage situations.

  • Joe LaSorsa RP | WAS

    Nationals' Joe La Sorsa: Sent outright to Triple-A

    The Nationals outrighted La Sorsa to Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.

    La Sorsa posted a 4.41 ERA and 28:9 K:BB over 32.2 innings of relief this past year between the Rays and Nats. He is now off the 40-man roster in Washington.

  • Kaleb Ort RP | BOS

    Marlins' Kaleb Ort: Claimed by Miami

    Miami claimed Ort (elbow) off waivers from the Mariners on Friday, Daniel Alvarez-Montes of reports.

    Ort gave up 19 runs -- 16 earned -- over 23 major-league innings this past season, but he has always excelled in the minors and could perhaps find a spot in the Marlins' Opening Day bullpen if his health cooperates. The 31-year-old battled elbow trouble down the stretch in 2023.

  • Twins' Ronny Henriquez: Re-signs with Minnesota

    Henriquez signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Nov. 19.

    Henriquez was briefly a free agent after being non-tendered by Minnesota but wound up re-signing. The 23-year-old got into three games with the Twins in 2022 but spent all of 2023 in the minors, collecting a 5.68 ERA and 49:36 K:BB over 57 frames for Triple-A St. Paul.

  • Jovani Moran RP | MIN

    Twins' Jovani Moran: Stays in Minnesota

    Moran (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Nov. 20, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    The left-handed reliever was non-tendered by the Twins last month but winds up remaining in the organization. Moran recently underwent Tommy John surgery which will sideline him until 2025.

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