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[January 20, 2017]
Jan 19 (The Sports Xchange) -
The Baltimore Orioles and outfielder Mark Trumbo are nearing
agreement on a three-year deal worth between $35 to $40 million,
according to multiple published reports Thursday.
Trumbo led the majors with 47 homers last season but there wasn't a
high amount of interest in his services on the free-agent market. He
made $9.15 million last season when he knocked in a career-best 108
RBIs and was an All-Star for the second time in his six-year career.
The Miami Marlins acquired well-traveled right-hander Dan Straily
from the Cincinnati Reds for a trio of prospects.
Straily will be pitching for his fifth club in six years when he
joins the Reds, who received right-handed pitching prospects Luis
Castillo and Austin Brice along with outfielder Isaiah White in the
The Milwaukee Brewers added veteran depth to their bullpen by
reaching agreement with free agent right-hander Neftali Feliz on a
one-year, $5.35 million deal.
Feliz can earn an additional $1.5 million in incentives as part of
the deal with the Brewers. Feliz passed his physical on Wednesday in
Milwaukee, which was a positive sign considering the 28-year-old
Dominican saw his 2016 season end on Sept. 3 due to arm fatigue.
Feliz earned American League Rookie of the Year honors in 2010 after
recording 40 saves with Texas. He helped the Rangers advance to the
World Series in 2010 and 2011, but he blew a save in Game 6 of the
2011 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals that ignited a
difficult stretch in his career.
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Feliz posted a 4-2 mark with 3.52 ERA in 62 appearances with the
Pittsburgh Pirates last season. He owns a 19-14 record with a 3.22
ERA in 308 career appearances with Texas, the Detroit Tigers and
The Houston Astros and right-hander Mike Fiers reached agreement on
a one-year, $3.45 million deal to avoid arbitration.
Fiers, 31, requested $3.9 million in arbitration while the Astros
countered at $3 million.
Fiers set a career best for victories by going 11-8 with a 4.48 ERA
last season. He is 34-37 with a 3.87 ERA in parts of six seasons
with the Milwaukee Brewers and Astros. (Editing by Frank Pingue)
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