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Padres Calling Up Francisco Mejia

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The San Diego Padres are calling up their number 3 prospect, catcher Francisco Mejia, manager Andy Green announced on Monday.

Green said that there was room for both Mejia and Austin Hedges, who will split time catching.

“I couldn’t be a bigger fan of Austin Hedges, couldn’t love having somebody on the field and behind the plate than I love having him out there,” Green said, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee.

Mejia has hit .328/.364/.582 in 31 games for El Paso since he was acquired via trade from the Cleveland Indians back in July.

 

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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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