The Braves non-tendered right-hander Brandon Beachy earlier this week, but Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that he already has “multiple offers in hand.”
Beachy is coming off his second Tommy John surgery and has thrown just 30 innings in the majors since June 16, 2012, but that hasn’t stopped 10 teams from expressing interest. Cotillo writes that he’s expected to land a major league deal and could sign during next week’s Winter Meetings.
Beachy owns a 3.23 ERA over 46 starts in the majors and won’t turn 29 until next September, so it’s easy to understand why teams are calling, but he’s mostly a lottery ticket at this point.
Per The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said outfielder Giancarlo Stanton may be activated from the injured list on Wednesday. Stanton will “certainly” be activated on Thursday.
Stanton, 29, has appeared in all of nine games this season due to knee and calf injuries. The calf injury struck first during the opening week of the season. He wouldn’t return until June 18, then played in a whopping six games before a strained PCL in his right knee sent him back on the IL. But if there was ever a time for Stanton to make his triumphant return, it’s right before what the Yankees hope is a deep postseason run.
In the nine games Stanton has appeared in this season, spanning 38 trips to the plate, he has hit .290/.421/.419 with a double, a homer, seven RBI, and four runs scored.