Bullpen arm Chris Devenski has reached a settlement with the Houston Astros for $1.525MM. The once highly dominant reliever had one really impressive year in 2016 where he was worth (surprisingly high for a reliever) 2.8 fWAR. In 2017 and 2018, he wasn’t his 2016 self, only pitching to a WHIP of 3.49 and 4.49 respectively. This deal can been seen as a buy low with upside for the Astros as the it also includes a club option for $2.625MM which can increase by $100K if he appears in 60 games in 2019.
With teams looking to upgrade their catching situation, many teams have reached out to the Marlins to kick the tires on what the trade would take. Some said that the Tampa Bay Rays were in on that talk. Accounting to the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin the Rays “appear content” with the other moves they have made.
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