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Report: Twins sign Anibal Sanchez


The Twins have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with free agent right-hander Anibal Sanchez, per a report from FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. The deal includes another potential $2.5 million in incentives, though the official agreement is still pending a physical and has yet to be confirmed by the team.’s Rhett Bollinger adds that the money is not guaranteed, but will depend on Sanchez keeping his roster spot out of camp.

Sanchez, 33, received a $5 million buyout from the Tigers earlier this winter after they declined his $16 million club option for 2018. While his stock has steadily plummeted since his Cy Young-contending season in 2013, he managed a respectable 2.5 BB/9 and 8.9 SO/9 in 105 1/3 innings for the club last year, albeit with a 3-7 record, 6.41 ERA, and a nagging hamstring strain as well.

The veteran righty may not be the flashy no. 2 starter the Twins were hoping to net this offseason, but he fills a need as Ervin Santana recovers from hand surgery and club manager Paul Molitor looks to bolster a four-man rotation as Opening Day draws near.

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.