While much of the free-agent fireworks have subsided, plenty of teams and players are still inking deals as the MLB offseason rolls on. We are just a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting for Spring Training, so teams are working hard to round out their rosters with smaller moves now that most of the big ones have been taken care of.
Mariners Sign Tommy La Stella
On Friday, the Seattle Mariners signed infielder Tommy La Stella to a one-year contract to improve their infield depth.
La Stella was released earlier this month by the San Francisco Giants, but doesn't move too far away by landing in Seattle. The Giants are still paying him the remaining money on the three-year deal he signed with them prior to the 2021 campaign, so La Stella becomes a very cost-effective option for the Mariners.
The former World Series champ and All-Star struggled with injuries last year while recovering from offseason surgery on both of his Achilles, playing in only 60 games. His OPS sank to a career-worst .632, but with better health and a change of scenery the 33-year-old could see his numbers bounce back in 2023.
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