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White Sox acquire ace Lance Lynn from Rangers

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The Chicago White Sox have bolstered their starting rotation in a big way.

The team announced that they have acquired right-hander Lance Lynn from the Texas Rangers in exchange for rookie starter Dane Dunning, and lefty prospect Avery Weems.

Lynn, 33, posted a 6-3 record with a 3.32 ERA, and 1.06 WHIP in 13 starts during the pandemic shortened 2020 campaign. He also put up impressive numbers the previous season: sporting a 16-11 record, 3.67 ERA to go along with 246 strikeouts and just 59 walks over a span of 33 starts and 208.1 innings pitched.

The nine-year MLB veteran has a year remaining on his three-year, $30 million contract before he eligible for unrestricted free agency.

A top 3 of Lynn, Dallas Keuchel, and Lucas Giolito makes the White Sox rotation among the most dangerous in the American League.

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Phillies pushing hard to re-sign catcher JT Realmuto

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The JT Realmuto sweepstakes are nearing the end, and it now appears that he could return to Philadelphia.

According to reports, the Phillies are working towards closing a deal with the veteran catcher that has a lot of suitors.

The Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays are among the other teams pursuing Realmuto.

The 29-year old posted a .266 average with an .840 OPS, 11 homers and 32 RBI through 47 games in the shortened 2020 campaign. The two-time MLB All-Star compiled a career-high 25 homers in 2019.

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Blue Jays make big splash by adding star outfielder George Springer, reliever Kirby Yates

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The Toronto Blue Jays were quiet for a lot of this offseason despite all the rumours suggesting they were in on just about every notable free agent. Well, on Tuesday, they broke the silence in a big way.

The team signed superstar outfielder George Springer to a six-year, $150 million deal, which is now the largest free agent contract in Blue Jays history. They also added veteran reliever Kirby Yates on a one-year, $5.5 million contract that includes $4.5 million in performance incentives.

Rumour is that they are also in on free agent outfielder Michael Brantley, who is close friends with Springer and apart of the same agency as him.

More to come.

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Yankees finalizing six-year deal with DJ LeMahieu

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It appears that star infielder DJ LeMahieu is heading back to New York.

The New York Yankees have reportedly re-signed their second baseman to a six-year, $90 million contract extension.

The 32-year old was reportedly offered a four-year, $60 million contract from the Los Angeles Dodgers, and a four-year, $78 million contract from the Toronto Blue Jays, but always preferred to stay in New York and ended up using other teams as leverages to drive up his contract with the Yankees.

LeMahieu posted an MLB-best .364 batting average, 1.011 OPS, 10 homers and 27 RBI in 50 games this past season.

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