Tweet of the Day: Glen Perkins on the trade deadline

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Late in the afternoon a few reports surfaced that the Dodgers were talking to the Twins about left-hander Glen Perkins, but nothing came out of it.

Perkins, however, offered some insight about his trade deadline experience via Twitter:

I’d say he’s the best, but I said that already.

Texas Rangers ink free-agent ace Jacob deGrom to 5-year deal

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Free-agent ace Jacob deGrom and the Texas Rangers agreed to a five-year contract Friday.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner leaves the New York Mets after nine seasons — the past two shortened by injuries.

After making his first start last season in early August, deGrom went 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA. He helped the Mets reach the playoffs, then opted out of his contract to become a free agent.

Texas announced the signing Friday night after the 34-year-old deGrom passed his physical.