The Red Sox to honor Carl Beane with a silent P.A. tonight

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It was many people’s first thought when the news of the death of Red Sox P.A. announcer Carl Beane was heard yesterday. But today the Sox have made it official:

 

A nice move. We often take people like the P.A. announcer for granted. But tonight, in his absence, Carl Beane will be remembered.

Report: Diamondbacks sign Jarrod Dyson to two-year, $7.5 million contract

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ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Diamondbacks have signed outfielder Jarrod Dyson to a two-year contract. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the deal is worth $7.5 million.

Dyson, 33, spent last season with the Mariners. He hit an underwhelming .251/.324/.350, but stole 28 bases while playing superb defense in center field.

Dyson doesn’t quite make up for the Diamondbacks losing J.D. Martinez, who just signed with the Red Sox, but he will bring some speed and defense to the outfield along with A.J. Pollock. It’s not quite clear how the D-Backs plan to utilize Dyson. That should be made clear after the deal is announced.