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Royals Agree To Deal With Yefri Del Rosario

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The Atlanta Braves are feeling the sting of their actions, especially today.

The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms on a deal with former Braves’ prospect Yefri Del Rosario for a $650K signing bonus, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.

Del Rosario had originally signed for a $1M bonus with Atlanta but was declared a free agent by commissioner Rob Manfred following the league’s investigation into the Braves.

With a fastball up to 94 mph and a breaking pitch to boot, Del Rosario figures to be a promising prospect for the Royals farm system, and he projects to be a solid reliever in the majors.

ESPN’s Keith Law wrote about Del Rosario amid the scandal saying the he was the “most intriguing” pitcher the Braves lost, praising his athleticism and arm speed.

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White Sox Acquire Ivan Nova

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The Chicago White Sox have acquired right handed starter Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray.

According to Fancred’s Jon Heyman, the Pirates will receive a “young pitcher” and an unstated amount of international bonus pool availability in return for Nova.

Nova posted a 9-9 record with a 4.19 ERA last season for the Pirates.

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Yankees “Open To Moving” Miguel Andujar

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The New York Yankees have a future superstar in Miguel Andujar, a fan favorite, yet they have been constantly linked to rumors of being open to dealing him, despite his huge rookie season.

This one, just doesn’t make much sense if the plan is to move Andujar to make room for the likes of Manny Machado.

According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray, the Yankees are “open to moving” Andjuar via trade, but there is no clear trade path to reference at this time.

This development clearly shows the Yankees desire to sign Machado to a free agent deal.

The Yankees and Mets have also been linked in a potential deal that could see Noah Syndergaard end up in New York, with Andujar on his way out.

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Rangers Sign Rafael Montero

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with right handed pitcher Rafael Montero, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant.

Montero is still working back from Tommy John surgery, and was once a top prospect in the New York Mets organization , but struggled transitioning to the major league level, putting together a woeful 5.38 ERA over 192 1/3 innings pitched.

 

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