Brewers “poised” to sign Jaye Chapman to a minor league deal

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MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy reports that the Brewers are “poised” to sign reliever Jaye Chapman to a minor league deal. The Brewers haven’t announced anything yet.

Chapman, 27, was drafted by the Braves in the 16th round of the 2005 draft. He spent the 2013 season in the Cubs’ farm system and played with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League this past season. Over 53 2/3 innings, he posted a 3.86 ERA with a 58/24 K/BB ratio.

As McCalvy notes, Chapman makes for an interesting comeback candidate.

Batting champion Luis Arraez beats Marlins in salary arbitration

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — AL batting champion Luis Arraez won his salary arbitration case and will get a $6.1 million salary from the Miami Marlins, who acquired the infielder from the Minnesota Twins last month.

Miami argued for a $5 million salary during a hearing before John Stout, Mark Burstein and Scott Buchheit. Arraez received a raise from $2.2 million.

Arraez hit .316 with eight homers, 49 RBIs and a .795 OPS last year for Minnesota, starting 61 games at first base, 34 at designated hitter and 31 at second. The 25-year-old was traded on Jan. 20 for starting pitcher Pablo Lopez and a pair of prospects: infielder Jose Salas and outfielder Byron Chourio.

Arraez is eligible for free agency after the 2026 season.

Seattle defeated Diego Castillo in the first salary arbitration decision this year, and the relief pitcher will get a raise to $2.95 million rather than his request of $3,225,000.

A decision is being held for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Hunter Renfroe.