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J.D. Martinez Willing to Hold Out Into Spring Training for New Deal

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Free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez is one of, if not the biggest name still available on the free agent market and despite rumored interest from the Boston Red Sox, Martinez’s market has been slow moving.

Martinez is willing to be patient in order to get the deal he is looking for and, according FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman, he is willing to hold out even if it means the hold out will trickle in to spring training.

Martinez hit .303 with a career-high 45 home runs and 104 RBI last season for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Martinez would bring a significant power boost to the Red Sox lineup and would do damage in Fenway Park.

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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