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Blue Jays Firing John Gibbons At End of Season

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The Toronto Blue Jays are firing manager John Gibbons at the end of the season, according to FanCred’s Jon Heyman.

Heyman reports that one source called it “99.9 percent done” that Gibbons and the Blue Jays will go their separate ways, while adding that Gibbons and Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins have had multiple discussions during the season about an amicable divorce.

“We’ll sit down after the year and see what direction we’re going to go, myself included,” Gibbons told Heyman.

Gibbons, who is in his second tenure with the Jays, current deal is guaranteed through 2019 with a team option for 2020.

Toronto is currently 63-76 record, fourth place in the American League East, and sporting a .453 winning percentage that stands as the worst since 2012..

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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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