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MLB rumors: Blue Jays enthusiastic about Brandon Nimmo after buying and selling Teoscar Hernández to Mariners – CBS Sports activities

Main League Baseball’s offseason is right here, and with it comes a pleasant every day heaping of rumors, information, and notes. Under, you will discover the entire most notable to floor on Wednesday.

Mariners add Hernández, however proceed to hunt outfield assist

The Seattle Mariners added All-Star corner outfielder Teoscar Hernández in a three-player commerce on Wednesday, however that does not imply they’re accomplished including to their assortment. Moderately, the Mariners proceed to see outfield additions, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.

The Mariners presently have Hernández and Rookie of the 12 months Award winner Julio Rodríguez entrenched of their outfield. They’re anticipated to commerce Jesse Winker this winter, and presumably want an improve over Jarred Kelenic and a few of their different inner candidates. (The oft-injured Mitch Haniger is a free agent.)

It is unclear who, exactly, the Mariners are eyeing in free company, however earlier this winter they had been linked to high center-field possibility Brandon Nimmo.

Humorous sufficient, the Blue Jays had been additionally linked to Nimmo on Wednesday after buying and selling away Hernández and opening a spot of their outfield. Toronto has lengthy been in search of a left-handed bat to assist stability its lineup.

Padres convey again Martinez

The Padres have agreed to a brand new three-year cope with free-agent right-hander Nick Martinez value $26 million, according to reports. Martinez had opted out of the remaining three years and $18 million on his previous contract, that means that he acquired a increase right here.

Martinez was ranked by CBS Sports activities because the forty fourth finest free agent available on the market. Here’s what we wrote:

It could be dishonest to jot down that Martinez seemed completely different from after we final noticed him (he spent 4 seasons in Japan, in any case) nevertheless it’s true. New crew. New haircut. New quantity. New pitcher. He scrapped his over-the-head windup in favor of a Clevingerian rocker step, and shortened his arm motion in order that his hand arc barely dips beneath his beltline, not his midthigh. In a single respect, although, he remained the identical: an unclear function. Martinez began the season within the rotation and spent the remainder of the 12 months within the bullpen, turning into one among two pitchers to file five-plus begins and saves (Garrett Whitlock being the opposite). Martinez has a diversified arsenal that’s ok to elicit chases and suppress high quality contact, however not loud sufficient to rack up enormous strikeout totals. (Even in aid, he averaged solely eight Ok’s per 9 innings.) After all, it takes only one crew to view him as a starter for him to then be paid like a starter. 

Martinez joins Robert Suarez as relievers the Padres have re-signed this winter.

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