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Blue Jays Acquire Utility Infielder Yangervis Solarte From The Padres

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The San Diego Padres have traded switch-hitting utility infielder Yangervis Solarte to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for outfielder Edward Olivares and right-handed pitcher Jared Carkuff.

The Padres announced the deal on Saturday via their official Twitter account.

Solarte, 30, had been with the Padres since July of 2014. He was traded from the New York Yankees to the Padres in the deal that sent Chase Headley to the Bronx. In 2017, Solarte batted .255 with 18 home runs and 64 RBIs.

Throughout his career, Solarte has played every infield position and has also been utilized as a designated hitter. Last season, he mainly played second base for the Padres. Considering that the Blue Jays have Josh Donaldson at third base, Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop and Justin Smoak at first base, Solarte wil probably see a lot of his playing time at second base.

On Saturday, the Padres also re-signed relief pitcher Craig Stamen to a two-year contract. In 60 appearances during the 2017 season, Stamen was 2-3 with a 3.14 ERA.

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Mariners to Sign Cory Gearrin

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The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms on a one-year, Major League contract with right-handed reliever Cory Gearrin, according to the Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish.

The Mariners will now have to clear a spot on their 40-man roster, thanks to the addition of Gearrin and Tim Beckham.

Gearrin, 32, was well traveled last season, spending time with the Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, and the Oakland Athletics, posting a combined 3.77 on the season.

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Mariners to Sign Tim Beckham

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The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with infielder Tim Beckham, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

Beckham was non-tendered by the Baltimore Orioles earlier this winter, posted a slash line of .230/.287/.374 during the 2018 season.

It’s likely that Beckham will become a key utility contributor for Seattle moving forward.

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Rangers Sign Shelby Miller

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a one-year, major league deal with right hander Shelby Miller, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Miller, who has already passed his physical, missed most of the 2018 season due to numerous elbow issues, and underwent Tommy John surgery back in 2017, so there is risk involved with his signing.

Prior to the injuries, Miller was considered one of the major’s most promising young pitchers.

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