A mini flurry of transactions tonight, with some guys who’d loosely been connected to the Cubs in the past, but who aren’t necessarily MAJOR moves. With Spring Training starting next week, teams and players are likely trying to wrap things up. I expect even more tonight and tomorrow.
The Mariners get to be the team that sees former top closer Ken Giles rehab, and will try to reap the benefits in 2022:
Source confirms: Free-agent reliever Ken Giles in agreement with Mariners on two-year deal. Coming off Tommy John surgery, will be ready for 2022. First: @shannondrayer.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 12, 2021
The Red Sox sign their second utility man of the offseason (joining Enrique Hernandez):
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) February 12, 2021
The Phillies might be close to getting Brad Miller into their increasingly crowded infield mix – thought he might be a nice upside play for the Cubs at second base:
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 12, 2021
Billy Hamilton is off to join the Indians (the Cubs got Jake Marisnick today as a defense-first, speedy outfielder):
OF Billy Hamilton is in agreement with the Cleveland Indians. Minor league deal with ST invite. Pending physical, per source.
— Daniel Álvarez Montes (@DanielAlvarezEE) February 11, 2021
Another old friend in the outfield is headed to the Angels to re-join Joe Maddon:
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 11, 2021
Outfielder Nomar Mazara, who is still only 25 years old, will head to the Tigers:
Mazara gets $1.75M plus incentives on Tigers MLB deal
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 12, 2021