Armando Galarraga to pitch in Taiwan with an awesomely-named team

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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Armando Galarraga has offer to pitch in the Taiwanese pro league. The best part is the team name: the Brother Elephants. Some context on that name from HBT’s D.J. Short and Drew Silva:

Sorta feel like I need the cap. If anyone has an in on a fitted on, I take a 7 3/4.

Mets sign Matt Kemp to minor league deal

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The Mets have had a lot of injuries in their outfield. How many? So many that they’re bringing in Matt Kemp, who they just signed on a minor league deal. Hey, why not? He’s functionally free.

Kemp was released by the Reds earlier this month after batting just .200/.210/.283 over 62 plate appearances. While he was a pretty useful player for the first half of the 2018 season for the Dodgers, the odds of him making major contributions to the Mets this year are probably about the same odds there were on Adrián González making an impact when the Mets signed him last year. But again: what’s the harm?