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Rangers Sign Veteran Southpaw Mike Minor To Three-Year Deal

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The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday the signing of free agent left-hander Mike Minor to a three-year deal.

According to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan per MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, Minor’s deal is worth $28 million.

Minor, who turns 30 later this month, spent 2017 as a full-time reliever for the Kansas City Royals, going 6-6 with a 2.55 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 65 games.

After beginning his career with the Atlanta Braves from 2010-14 (all but one of his 111 appearances were starts), Minor missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons due to shoulder injuries.

Texas reportedly plans to use Minor as a starter in 2018. He joins Doug Fister as the second major addition to the Rangers’ rotation, joining Doug Fister who inked a one-year deal last Tuesday.

Overall in six Major League seasons, Minor is 44-42 with a 3.93 ERA. His best year was in 2013, when he went 13-9 with a 3.21 ERA in 32 starts for Atlanta. His wins, starts, and ERA were all personal bests as a starter, as were his 204 2/3 innings pitched and 1.09 WHIP.

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Red Sox Designate Eduardo Nunez For Assignment

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Eduardo Nunez

The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Nunez for assignment, according to a team announcement on Monday.

Boston also optioned right hander Hector Velazquez to Triple A Pawtucket.

In corresponding moves, the Red Sox have called up right hander Ryan Weber and first basemen/outfielder Sam Travis from Triple A.

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Royals Considered Likely to be Moving Billy Hamilton, Terrance Gore

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As the trade deadline approaches, the Kansas City Royals may be ready to enter sale mode.

According to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan, the Royals may be moving both Billy Hamilton and Terrance Gore, who has already been designated for assignment.

Hamilton has been dropped to a backup role following the Royals call up of top prospect Bubba Starling, and hasn’t started a game since July 3rd.

Hamilton has posted a .217/.284/.271 slash line this season.

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Orioles’ Mychal Givens Drawing Trade Interest

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Mychal Givens

The Baltimore Orioles are again going to be sellers at the trade deadline and it appears that closer Mychal Givens is available, and drawing interest, according to MASNSports’ Rock Kubatko.

Per the report, the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies have expressed interest in the pitcher.

Givens has posted a 4.50 ERA this season for Baltimore.

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