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Brewers sign Boone Logan to a one-year deal

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As expected, the Brewers have inked left-hander Boone Logan to a one-year, $1.875 million deal, per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy. The contract comes with a $4.125 million club option and $625,000 buyout for 2019, giving Logan $2.5 million guaranteed in the deal.

Logan, 33, is coming off of an injury-shortened run with the Indians in 2017, during which he logged just 21 innings before he was permanently sidelined with a lat strain. He’s only one season removed from a career-best performance with the Rockies, however, when he turned in a 3.69 ERA, 3.9 BB/9 and 11.1 SO/9 through 46 1/3 innings in 2016. Provided he can bounce back in 2018, he should give the Brewers a solid secondary option in their bullpen alongside fellow lefty reliever Josh Hader.

The club has yet to announce the signing. McCalvy adds that while Logan appears to have passed the requisite physical, the club still has to clear a 40-man roster spot for the reliever.

Ronald Acuna tops Keith Law’s top-100 prospect list

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ESPN’s Keith Law has released his annual top-100 prospects list. According to Law, Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna is the number one prospect in baseball.

After blazing through High-A and Double-A ball last season, Acuna was the youngest player in Triple-A in 2017. He was 19 years-old all season long and put up a fantastic line of .335/.384/.534 in 486 plate appearances at Double and Triple-A. He then went on to star in the Arizona Fall League, leading that circuit in homers. Law, who is not one to throw hyperbolic comps around, says, “if Acuna stays in center and maxes out his power, he’s going to be among the best players in baseball, with a Mike Trout-ish profile.”

Acuna, who is 20 now, is likely play the bulk of the season in Atlanta, even if he’s kept down at Triple-A for the first couple of weeks of the season to manipulate his service time, er, I mean to allow him to develop his skills more fully. Or something. Given the presence of reigning Gold Glove center fielder Ender Inciarte, Acuna is not likely to man center for the Braves this year, but Law says he’d be a plus right field defender, which could make the Braves outfield Death to Flying Things in 2018. At least when Nick Markakis is not playing.

Number two on the list: Blue Jays third base prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. As law notes, the name may be familiar but he’s not very much like his old man. Mostly because young Vlad can take a walk. Which is better, even if it’s nowhere near as fun as swinging at balls that bounce in the dirt first.

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