Scott Boras is “trying to engage Mets ownership” on Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales

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ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick explains the situation over a series of tweets …

Drew has struggled to attract a healthy, active market this winter because signing him requires the forfeiture of a top draft pick. And the same goes for Morales. But the nice thing for Drew is that most major league teams could use an upgrade shortstop. Morales, a poor defender at first base who profiles much better as a designated hitter, will likely have a much tougher time finding a landing spot. Call him this year’s Kyle Lohse.

Report: Dodgers sign Tom Koehler to one-year deal

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The Dodgers have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with free agent right-hander Tom Koehler, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. The team has yet to officially announce the signing, which is currently pending a physical.

Following a mostly-productive five-year run with the Marlins, the 31-year-old flamed out in 12 starts for Miami in 2017, eventually coming over to the Blue Jays in a midseason trade for minor leaguer Osman Gutierrez. He made a successful transition to the bullpen and finished the season on a high note, pitching to a 2.65 ERA, 3.2 BB/9 and 9.5 SO/9 in 17 innings.

Koehler was non-tendered by the Blue Jays earlier this month and had attracted a fair amount of interest around the league prior to his signing. He’s expected to reprise his role as a middle reliever in Los Angeles, though Cotillo speculates that he could also bring some depth and balance to the Dodgers’ lefty-heavy rotation.