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Brewers Sign Lorenzo Cain To 5-Year Deal

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The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain to a 5-year $80 million deal on Thursday.

A formal introduction is expected to take place on Friday.

“We’ve got a chance to be pretty good,” Cain told MLB.com. “I’m looking forward to doing whatever I can to help. It would seem we’re a playoff contender.

“… The chance to come home like that, so to speak, meant a lot. That’s the team that drafted me, developed me. I got my first hit with them, my first home run. It means a lot to go back there. I want to win.”

Milwaukee was busy this week, on Thursday they acquired outfielder Christian Yelich from the Miami Marlins.

Cain, who has a no-trade clause, thanked fans for his time with the Kansas City Royals.

“I absolutely love Royals fans,” Cain said of his time with Kansas City.

“They loved on me for so many years. Just thinking of them brings a smile to my face. Man, I’m really going to miss them. Just all the support they gave me. It was incredible. We all went through so much together.”

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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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