The Padres are reportedly adding yet another new face to their starting rotation, dealing for Joe Musgrove.
Reliever Pedro Baez can boost his 2022 option year salary and also his buyout as part of his $12.5 million, two-year contract with the Houston Astros. Baez will receive a $500,000 signing bonus, payable on Feb. 28, as part of the deal finalized Friday. Houston has a $7.5 million option for 2023 with a $2 million buyout.
Liam Hendriks has a full no-trade provision through October in his $54 million, three-year contract with the Chicago White Sox. Hendriks gets a $1 million signing bonus, payable this July 1, and salaries of $11 million this year, $13 million in 2022 and $14 million in 2023. The White Sox have an unusual $15 million option for 2024 with a $15 million buyout, and if the option is not exercised, the buyout would be due in 10 payments of $1.5 million each July 1 2024-33.
Archie Bradley ingratiated himself with fans immediately after finalizing a $6 million, one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. ''SignJT,'' Bradley wrote on Twitter. The right-hander then expanded on his desire for the Phillies bring back two-time All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto.