This is fun. During the Brewers-Jays game, a fan had his beer — which he just bought, it appears — spilled all over the place when another fan went lunging for a foul ball. You had to feel for the guy. The Brewers broadcast booth sure did. They sent him a new one:
I’m not 100% sure who the broadcasters are there. I think it’s Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder, but Brewers fans can correct me if I’m wrong.
Good on ya, guys. I mean, the fan who spilled his brew should’ve been the one to replace it, but sometimes you gotta just step in and do justice when common citizens won’t.
The Braves have signed reliever Blaine Boyer to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reports. Bowman adds that the right-hander has a “good chance” to make the Braves’ bullpen out of spring training.
Boyer, 35, spent the past season with the Brewers, finishing with a 3.95 ERA and a 26/17 K/BB ratio in 66 innings.
Boyer, of course, started his professional baseball career with the Braves as they selected him in the third round of the 2000 draft. Since the Braves traded him in 2009, Boyer has pitched for the Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Mets, Padres, and Twins along with the Brewers.
Update (6:48 PM EST): Topkin reports the contract will be of the major league variety.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays and free agent reliever Shawn Tolleson are close to finalizing a contract.
Tolleson, who turns 29 years old on Thursday, had an ugly 2016 season, finishing with a 7.68 ERA and a 29/10 K/BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings. He was one of the Rangers’ best relievers in the two seasons prior to that, however, which included saving 35 games in 2015.