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Pirates, two-time Gold Glove C Roberto Perez agree to one-year, $5 million deal

Yan Gomes won't be the only new catcher in the NL Central in 2022, as the Pittsburgh Pirates and 32-year-old Roberto Perez came to terms on a deal on Tuesday.

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Pirates In Talks With Roberto Perez

The Pirates are in talks with free-agent catcher Roberto Perez, tweets Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Pittsburgh has an obvious need behind the dish after trading Gold Glover Jacob Stallings to the Marlins yesterday.

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N&N - Cleveland City Council approves Guardians lease of Progressive Field through 2036

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News and Notes for Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Cleveland City Council have approved the Guardians lease through 2136. A total of $435 million worth of renovations are planned, with the Guardians sharing costs with the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and the State of Ohio.

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Meanwhile, crickets from the hot stove from the Guardians.

Cleveland Guardians have 7 arbitration-eligible...

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N&N: Free-agent signings galore (not in Cleveland)

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Morning news and notes for Monday, Nov. 29, 2021

Here’s to more good than bad this week!

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Crickets.

You know you're in the bad place, sports-wise, when the best thing that happened in your sports weekend is Yan Gomes liked Bradley Zimmer's Instagram account

— Quincy Wheeler (@QuincyWheeler1) November 29, 2021 Around the league LGFG and all-time favorite Corey Kluber heading to Tampa Bay. Kluber gets 1 year, $8 million deal (plus many incentives). Mets and...

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Cal Quantrill, Josh Naylor reach Super Two status, will be arbitration eligible

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Myles Straw just narrowly missed an extra year of arbitration

According to MLB Trade Rumors’ Tim Dierkes, the cutoff for Super Two eligibility this year has been set at 2.116, meaning that any player who has accrued more than two years and 116 days of MLB service time as of the end of the 2021 season will be granted an extra year of arbitration in lieu of a minimum, team-controlled salary in 2022.

Going by the playing time on FanGraphs, this means...

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Better know a Guardians Prospect: Bryan Lavastida

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A surefire way to get attention: keep raking and have a birthday.

Welcome to another edition of our preposterously inconsistent feature! Today’s Prospect to Better Know is Bryan Lavastida.

Listeners of the Around the Corner prospect podcast will recall Brian Hemminger and I fawning over Lavastida’s on-base numbers. The catcher, who turns 23 today, joined the Guardians organization as the 29th pick in the 15th round of the 2018 Amateur...

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N&N - The Mets are the first to throw some logs on the hot stove

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Guardians News and Notes for Saturday, November 27, 2021

The Mets added three bats to their lineup for Black Friday. I bought a book for my niece. Our Guardians did not make any roster moves for Thanksgiving or Black Friday.

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Rating 8 free-agent outfielders tied to 2022 Cleveland Guardians

Rating eight free-agent outfielders tied to the Cleveland Guardians in 2022, as the organization looks to get back into the postseason with some....

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N&N - Happy Thanksgiving

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News and Notes for Thursday, November 25, 2021

Lots of transactions to get through this morning:

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Guardians’ Justin Garza: Goes unclaimed off waivers - CBSSports.com

Garza was one of three Guardians players who cleared waivers Wednesday after recently being removed from the 40-man roster. The 27-year-old right-hander should still be in line for an invitation to big-league spring training, but his lack of a 40-man spot will make...

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Phillies claim top LHP prospect Scott Moss off waivers from Guardians

The Phillies announced they’ve claimed left-hander Scott Moss off waivers from the Guardians.

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Daniel Johnson among three players outrighted to Columbus

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Johnson went unclaimed on the waiver wire

The Cleveland Guardians announced Wednesday afternoon that outfielder Daniel Johnson and relievers Justin Garza and Alex Young have all accepted assignments to Triple-A Columbus after going unclaimed on the waiver wire.

Left-handed reliever Scott Moss was claimed by the Philadelphia Phillies, and Kyle Nelson, another southpaw reliever, was claimed by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Johnson...

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Phillies Claim Scott Moss From Guardians

The Phillies announced they’ve claimed left-hander Scott Moss off waivers from the Guardians. Moss was one of seven players Cleveland designated for assignment last week.

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Progressive Field’s new Guardians new sign is off-center and I can’t unsee it

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Please fix it, I beg you

The Cleveland Guardians have been official for less than a week and already they have a new rival: signs.

First, the sign above their team store fell and broke on opening day. Luckily, it didn’t hurt anyone, but it felt like a bad omen regardless. Now, on what should be a symbolic day for the newly-minted franchise, the script on the front of Progressive Field is off-center and it’s impossible not to notice it.

The sign,...

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Wander Franco signs 12-year extension with Tampa

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Morning news and notes for Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

The city of Tampa, Florida has another star on its hands, and he will now be on a much longer-term contract.

The Rays and Wander Franco agreed to terms on a 12-year extension (11, plus one option year) that maxes out at $223M.

Your move, Guardians. Jose Ramirez is waiting.

Less expensive happenings

• Steven Matz inked a $44M deal with the Cardinals.

• Kendall Graveman is going to now pitch for the White...

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Could the Guardians make a splash in their 'first' offseason?

The Guardians are likely to be aggressive in getting back to winning baseball.

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Former Cleveland All-Star Closer Doug Jones dies at age 64

Guardians News and Notes for Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The joke about Doug Jones’s fastball was that he could throw it at three speeds = slow, slower and slowest. He was an unlikely closer who proved that in a time when pitchers were throwing faster and faster, a pitcher could succeed by going against the grain,

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Cleveland Indians’ Doug Jones, master of the changeup, dead at 64 - cleveland.com

Doug Jones made up for lost time in the minors by saving 302 of his 303 games...

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Five-time All-Star closer Doug Jones dies at 64

Jones twice led MLB in games finished, wrapping up 70 contests with the ’92 Astros and 73 games with the ’97 Brewers.

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Ex-All Star closer Doug Jones dies at 64, reportedly due to COVID complications

Former MLB All-Star closer Doug Jones has died at the age of 64, reportedly due to complications from COVID-19.

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Cubs Acquire Harold Ramirez From Guardians

The Cubs have acquired outfielder Harold Ramirez from the Guardians in exchange for cash, per a club announcement out of Chicago. Ramirez was one of seven players designated for assignment in Cleveland last Friday.

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Guardians trade J.C. Mejía to Brewers, sign Sandy León

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The hot stove is stone cold

Don’t call it a comeback, but Sandy León is set to return to the Cleveland Guardians on a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training, according to the team. The Guardians also dealt pitcher J.C. Mejia to the Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

León had a brief stint in Cleveland in 2020 where he played in 25 (of 60) games and amassed a .136/.296/.242 slash with two home runs. He...

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N&N: Guardians merchandise sales off to a fast start

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Morning news and notes for Monday, November 22, 2021

Here’s to a week with. more good than bad!

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Buying Guardians Gear? Many people are, based on early returns | cleveland.com

From Terry Pluto:

When the Guardians introduced their new name, colors and logo – well, I liked most of it.

But not the “Fastball G” logo.

Based on the first day of sales at Progressive Field Friday when Guardians gear became available, lots of fans...

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