Nearly a month ago Ichiro Suzuki and the Yankees were said to be close to a new contract and five days ago the deal was reportedly completed at $12 million for two years, yet he remains unsigned.
Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York spoke to a source who says the two sides are “almost there” but there’s “some language being worked out” before it can become official.
Suzuki hasn’t taken a physical exam yet, which will be needed before anything can be announced.
It’ll get done, but it might get done six weeks after it was supposedly “done.”
The Braves claimed lefty reliever Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Dayton, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery back in August and is almost certainly out for the entire 2018 season. The Braves, obviously, are making a longer-term play here by acquiring him, as he is under team control through 2022.
Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Dayton has a 3.42 career ERA with 59 strikeouts and 18 walks in 50 innings.