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Cardinals Sign Relief Veteran Luke Gregerson To Two-Year Deal

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Free agent right-handed reliever and 2017 World Series champion Luke Gregerson is heading back to the team that drafted him in 2006.

On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals and Gregerson officially completed a two-year, $11 million deal after Gregerson passed a physical; the deal contains a vesting option for a third year.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to be a part of a winning organization and to go back to the team that drafted me,” said Gregerson. “They’re (St. Louis) a winning team. They always find ways to put guys on the field who are capable of what needs to be done to find themselves back in the postseason. Even though it’s been a couple years now, you can see the fight that has been there, and they have just fallen short at the end. I think it just takes a few pieces here and there to put it back together.”

Gregerson, 33, is a nine-year Major League veteran who’s pitched previously for the San Diego Padres (2009-13), Oakland Athletics (2014), and Houston Astros (2015-17). He’s made at least 59 appearances each year he’s pitched, and at least 72 in five of them.

In 2017, Gregerson struggled for the Astros going 2-3 in 65 games with a career-worst 4.57 ERA (previous worst was 3.28 in 2016) and career-high 13 home runs allowed (previous high was eight in 2010). During the playoffs, he tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings across five playoff relief appearances during Houston’s World Series run.

Overall in 623 career games (all in relief), Gregerson is 35-36 with a 3.02 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, .216 BAA, and 607 strikeouts in 599 innings.

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Phillies Sign Andrew McCutchen to 3-Year, $50M Contract

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The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to terms with free agent veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen on a 3-year, $50 million contract, according to The Athletic’s Matt Gelb.

McCutchen, 32, started the 2018 campaign with the San Francisco Giants before being traded to the New York Yankees ahead of the MLB trade deadline.

McCutchen performed well for the Yankees, and the Phillies are banking on that version of McCutchen moving forward.

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Marlins Outright Yadiel Rivera, Brett Graves

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The Miami Marlins have outrighted infielder Yadiel Rivera and right hander Brett Graves, according to the Sun-Sentinel’s Wells Dusenbury.

Rivera, 26, hit the majors this past season to the tune of a .173/.269/.216 batting line in 160 plate appearances.

Graves pitched for Miami this season, his first stint in the majors, and posted a 5.40 ERA.

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Diamondbacks Sign Merrill Kelly To Two-Year Deal

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed right hander Merrill Kelly to a two-year, $5.5 million contract, according to Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan.

Kelly’s new deal will pay him $2 million in 2019 and $3 million in 2020 and includes a pair of club options. The 30-year old has never pitched in the major leagues but had an impressive four-year stint in the Korea Baseball Organization.

Kelly was a former prospect in the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

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