Diamondbacks sign Kameron Loe to a minor league deal

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The Diamondbacks have signed reliever Kameron Loe to a minor league deal, MLB.com’s Bernie Pleskoff reports. Loe was released by the Braves on Monday. He’ll report to Triple-A Reno.

Loe, 32, has been well-traveled lately. He signed with the Giants in January, but they decided to head in another direction, releasing him at the end of spring training. The Royals grabbed him as a free agent in April, but they released him on May 24 after posting a 4.09 ERA in 11 innings at Triple-A Omaha. The Braves signed him two days later.

In 17 1/3 innings with Triple-A Gwinnett this season, Loe posted an 8.83 ERA with a 16/3 K/BB ratio.

Jackie Bradley, Jr. named ALCS MVP

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Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. was named the Most Valuable Player of the American League Championship Series after his club punched its ticket to the World Series on Thursday night against the Astros.

Coincidentally, the Astros’ Game 5 starter Justin Verlander was ALCS MVP last year en route to a championship.

Bradley went 0-for-3 with a walk in Thursday’s Game 5, but he hit a three-run double in Game 2, a grand slam in Game 3, and a go-ahead two-run home run in Game 4. That’s nine RBI and three extra-base hits across five games. He also drew four walks.

Though Bradley had a solid regular season, he was not near the top of the list most people would’ve expected to win ALCS MVP heading into the series. During the season, he hit .234/.314/.403 with 13 home runs, 59 RBI, 76 runs scored, and 17 stolen bases in 535 plate appearances.