Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler.
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The Twins have addressed their most glaring roster void. The club on Tuesday signed veteran starting pitchers Homer Bailey and Rich Hill to one-year contracts.
Bailey’s deal is for $7 million, a source confirmed to MLB.com, with performance bonuses if he reaches 180 innings. Hill’s deal includes $3 million in guarantees, MLB.com has confirmed, with escalators that could take it to $9.5 million with 75 innings or 15 starts, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.
The Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement on a three-year deal with Shogo Akiyama.
Nikkan Sports reported on Monday that the outfielder received a $15 million deal, though sources claimed the bidding for Akiyama exceeded $20 million.
The Tribe officially announced on Sunday that it has signed César Hernández to a one-year deal. A source told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi earlier this week that Hernández's contract is worth $6.25 million, though the club has not confirmed the value.
To make room on their 40-man roster, the Indians designated catcher Eric Haase for assignment.
The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a deal with South Korean left-hander Kwang Hyun Kim.
The 31-year-old received a two-year deal.
Kim went 17-6 with a 2.51 ERA in 190 1/3 innings last season for the SK Wyverns.
He could be the Cardinals' first full-time left-handed starting pitcher since Jaime Garcia made 30 starts in 2016.
The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with Japanese outfielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo.
The deal will be worth approximately $12 million over two years in addition to the posting fee of around $2.4 million.
Tsutsugo, who recently turned 28, has spent the last 10 seasons with the Yokohama Bay Stars of Japan's Central League.
Veteran pitcher Dan Straily has signed a one-year contract worth $800,000 with the Lotte Giants, the Korea Baseball Organization club announced on Saturday.
The New York Mets have agreed to a deal with Michael Wacha, according to reports.
The one-year contract is believed to be worth $3 million with another $7 million available through incentives.
Wacha is expected to be New York's fifth starter behind Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman and Steven Matz.
The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal with Tanner Roark, according to sources.
Roark, 33, had a 4.35 ERA and a 10-10 record in 31 starts last season for the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with Blake Treinen, according to sources.
The reliever had a number of offers within that range, but opted to join the Dodgers.
Treinen, 31, had a 4.91 ERA in 2019, but that number was 0.78 in 2018.