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Report: Blue Jays sign Jaime Garcia to one-year, $8 million deal


MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that the Blue Jays have signed pitcher Jaime Garcia to a one-year, $8 million contract. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Garcia can also earn another $2 million through performance incentives.

Garcia, 31, spent last season with the Braves (18 starts), Twins (one start), and Yankees (eight starts). In total, he posted a 4.41 ERA with a 129/64 K/BB ratio across 157 innings.

This is a pretty low-risk signing for the Blue Jays. Garcia has been mostly durable for the last couple of seasons with acceptable production at the back of a rotation. With Garcia in tow, Joe Biagini is likely pushed back into the bullpen.

The Milwaukee Brewers perform “The Sandlot”

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A lot of teams do funny promo videos during spring training. The Seattle Mariners have led the league in this category for years now, with their marketing and p.r. folks producing and a lot of game and sometimes hammy players starring in some excellent clips. They’re doing them again this year, if you’re curious.

The Milwaukee Brewers have hopped on the humor train in 2018, and their latest entry in this category of commercials is excellent. It’s their riff on “The Sandlot.”

The biggest difference: Smalls really could kill you in this one. Brett Phillips is a lot more jacked than the kid who played Scotty in the original was.

The Beast, however, is just as terrifying now as he was in 1993.