Odds & Ends: Strasburg, Magglio, Marlins, Yanks

It's going to be a busy night, so I hope you've got a comfy chair…

  • ESPN's Peter Gammons writes that the Nationals and Stephen Strasburg need each other. I have to agree with that.
  • MLB.com's Jason Beck notes that the Tigers still have to make a roster move to get the newly acquired Aubrey Huff on the 25-man roster, but GM Dave Dombrowski confirmed it would not involve Magglio Ordonez.
  • The Marlins signed second rounder Bryan Berglund for $572,500 according to Baseball America's Jim Callis, a touch over slot. We first learned of this signing over the weekend, but now we have a dollar figure.
  • Callis also reports that the Yankees have signed 16th rounder Bryan Mitchell to a deal worth $800,000. Obviously, that's way over slot.
  • Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus tweets that 10 of top 15 picks were still unsigned when we woke up this morning, and that that's still the case with less than six hours until the deadline. Should be a fun night.
  • Kiley McDaniel of BP says he was told that another club fired an international scout last week for bonus skimming.

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