NL East Links: Maya, Blevins, Nats, Mayberry, Delmon

The Braves have signed right-hander Yunesky Maya to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, tweets Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deports. The 32-year-old Cuban hurler never lived up to expectations with the Nationals, posting just a 4.17 ERA in 464 minor league innings and a 5.80 ERA in 59 frames at the big league level. Elsewhere in the NL East…

  • The Nationals have discussed Jerry Blevins with the Athletics, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets. However, James Wagner of the Washington Post adds that it was the Nats who reached out to the A's, and Oakland is said to be happy with its bullpen (Twitter link).
  • Former manager Davey Johnson rarely utilized infield shifts, but Dan Kolko of writes that defensive shifts will be a point of emphasis under new manager Matt Williams. Kolko quotes Williams as saying his club will have defensive meetings every day.
  • Despite tendering John Mayberry a contract, the Phillies are seeking an upgrade over the soon-to-be 30-year-old as they look to add a right-handed bat with better defense in cente field, reports Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • The Marlins have checked in on Delmon Young, tweets's Joe Frisaro, who notes that Rosenthal has previously reported that Young has worked out at first base (Twitter link).

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4 Comments on "NL East Links: Maya, Blevins, Nats, Mayberry, Delmon"

1 year 8 months ago

The Nationals have now discussed about 21,346 left-handed relief pitchers.

“Blevins? O’Flaherty? Oliver Perez? I mean, come on, pick a LOOGY!” (in best Jerry Seinfeld voice).

1 year 8 months ago

Thank you Barves for picking up Maya. Please put him on a MLB game or two.

Bryan Knight
1 year 8 months ago

Good job Braves. Way to make a big FA splash.
But really, time to sign a vet starter a bench bat and get this season started.

Zak A
1 year 8 months ago

What is the point of tendering Mayberry just to keep him a useless bench piece by finding an upgrade? They could have used his $ on said upgrade.