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MLB rumors: Indian sign Hanley Ramirez; Craig Kimbrels agents dispute he set out in 2019 season

The exhibition period is here. Still, we still have plenty of big names left on the board in the free agency, including superstar sluggers Bryce Harper and closer to Craig Kimbrel. This means that we have a healthy supply of hot water preparation in February. To give you an idea of ​​what is out this Saturday, we are here to round up all the remarkable rumors. As always, our free tracker is a great way to find out what has already happened on that front. Let's round up the activity for the day here. Indian signs Hanley In a surprising move, India has signed Hanley Ramirez for a minor league contract, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic . Red Sox released Ramirez in May in May after meeting an underwhelming .254 / .313 / .395 with six races in 44 matches. His contract with Boston expired after the season, so they are out of the hook economically. For the Indians, it is a low risk signature. It is basically a spring training sound without any strings. The Indians basically hold open auditions for their field right now, and while I doubt they would put Hanley out there, the first baseman has Jake Bauer's utfield experience. It would leave the first base and DH to Ramirez and Carlos Santana. There have also been some chatters, Santana could play the outdoor field, at least sometimes, which would further open the playing time for Ramirez. For the time being, Cleveland will bring Hanley…

The exhibition period is here. Still, we still have plenty of big names left on the board in the free agency, including superstar sluggers Bryce Harper and closer to Craig Kimbrel. This means that we have a healthy supply of hot water preparation in February. To give you an idea of ​​what is out this Saturday, we are here to round up all the remarkable rumors. As always, our free tracker is a great way to find out what has already happened on that front.

Let’s round up the activity for the day here.

Indian signs Hanley

In a surprising move, India has signed Hanley Ramirez for a minor league contract, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic . Red Sox released Ramirez in May in May after meeting an underwhelming .254 / .313 / .395 with six races in 44 matches. His contract with Boston expired after the season, so they are out of the hook economically. For the Indians, it is a low risk signature. It is basically a spring training sound without any strings.

The Indians basically hold open auditions for their field right now, and while I doubt they would put Hanley out there, the first baseman has Jake Bauer’s utfield experience. It would leave the first base and DH to Ramirez and Carlos Santana. There have also been some chatters, Santana could play the outdoor field, at least sometimes, which would further open the playing time for Ramirez. For the time being, Cleveland will bring Hanley to the camp and see what the 35-year-old has left in the tank.

Kimbrel will not sit out

Although the opposite is contemplated, the free agent link Craig Kimbrel will not sit Without the 2019 season he should not get a contract bid according to his wishes. His agent, David Meter, released a statement to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic:

Sitting out 2019 makes no sense for Kimbrel . He would re-enter the market the next offseason one year older and not compete for one year. There is no way that his free agent stock would increase under these circumstances. Kimbrel would be better off taking a one-year contract, making a few million dollars and then re-entering the market.

Few teams have even been rumored to have interest in Kimbrel, which mostly saves someone through their age -30 seasons. The Red Sox, his old law, has publicly ruled out a return. Meanwhile, Braves and Twins have been interested. It is unclear whether someone else is involved or will be involved in the next few weeks.

Phillies Possible for Keuchel

Much of the talk about Philadelphia Phillies so late has been about their pursuit of Bryce Harper. As it turns out, Harper is not the only free agent Phils has an interest in.

Filliers are rather a potential fit for left-wing Dallas Keuchel:

Keuchel has written a 106 ERA + in the last three seasons and has an average of 173 innings per pop. He does not fit in the mold groups after checking in pots anymore – he has a low-value fast-paced ball that does not impress on the radar gun – but he has been an effective starter that can be turned into a contender’s rotation without Issue.

The Phillies have shown a willingness to spend money on their rotation. Around this time last year, they wrote Jake Arrieta, and until they extended ace Aaron Nola.

Cardinals Give Martinez Raise

Jose Martinez usually be the odd man in St. Louis where his inability to play defense has limited his starting possibilities with the Cardinals. Although it served as a trading response for the past seven months, Martinez remains with Cardinals – and on Saturday he received a salary after joining a two-year agreement worth more than $ 3 million:

It is not entirely right to call This is an extension – the cardinals did not get any control over additional seasons and Martinez will not qualify for the free agency at the conclusion of the contract – but it serves the purpose of keeping him stateside rather than driving more lucrative opportunities abroad.

Martinez has a career 128 OPS + and last season homered 17 times in 590 plates. He could be useful if and when the National League installs the designated hitter.

Tension winners

With Harper still available, it has been easy to overlook that there are still other free agent outfielders who deserve contracts. One of them is Denard Span.

Span, who will be 35 in a few days, is apparently more interested in the fact that spring training is going on:

Last season, Span sent a 112 OPS + and split the season between the rays and the sailors.

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