Speedy Hits: Rangers, Andujar, Nishikawa, Giants, Bleier
By Anthony Franco | December 1, 2019 at 8:46pm CDTWe’ll look at a couple of notes as we wrap up a peaceful end of the week around baseball.
The Rangers are “unquestionably charmed” by the possibility of acquiring Miguel Andújar from the Yankees to fill their third base opening, hears T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. The Yankees have gotten various hits on Andújar this offseason, with intrigued groups maybe hoping to purchase low after a labrum tear finished the 24- year-old’s season in April. With Gio Urshela having replaced Andújar at the hot corner in the Bronx, the 2018 AL Rookie of the Year second place presently resembles a fascinating exchange up-and-comer. Free office stays a possibility for Texas, as well; Sullivan hears the Rangers are as yet intrigued in Josh Donaldson, whom the MLBTR staff speculated would wind up in Arlington on a multi year, $75MM bargain.
Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters outfielder Haruki Nishikawa hopes the group will make him accessible to MLB clubs by means of the posting framework next offseason, reports Jason Coskrey of the Japan Times. Nishikawa, whom Coskrey depicts as an “expedient, left-gave hitter,” has a combined .284/.376/.393 line in parts of eight NPB seasons. 2019 denoted somewhat of a stage once again from the previous not many years for the 27- year-old, as he cut .288/.393/.385 with 19 taken bases. Consistently between 2016- 18, however, Nishikawa took in any event 39 sacks with an OPS north of .790. Nishikawa’s entering his last year under agreement with the Fighters, yet he won’t fit the bill for global free office. In this way, he will require the Fighters, whom Coskrey notes has verifiably been the most amiable NPB group to posting its top players, including Shohei Ohtani, to consent to present him if he’s on check MLB enthusiasm for 2020.
The Giants are arranging an arrangement with Indians’ infield mentor/protective organizer Kai Correa, reports Andrew Baggarly of the Athletic (by means of Twitter). San Francisco administrator Gabe Kapler is a “colossal fan” of Correa’s, Baggarly includes. Correa has gone through the previous two years working with infielders in the Cleveland association. He’d recently burned through seven seasons instructing at the school level, including four at the University of Northern Colorado.
The Orioles are approaching an arrangement with reliever Richard Bleier to maintain a strategic distance from discretion, reports Roch Kubatko of MASN (through Twitter). Bleier is anticipated for an unassuming $1.1MM grant in his first invasion through the procedure. The left-gave sinkerballer has reliably posted a first class ground ball rate and been especially miserly with strolls, conquering one of the game’s most exceedingly terrible strikeout rates. Lamentably, Bleier’s 5.37 ERA last season was more than three runs for each nine higher than the 1.97 profession mark he conveyed entering the year.
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