Giants non-tender pitcher Yusmeiro Petit, catcher Hector Sanchez

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Add two more names to the open market.

According to Alex Pavlovic of, the Giants have elected to non-tender right-hander Yusmeiro Petit and catcher Hector Sanchez ahead of Wednesday night’s deadline. They are both officially free agents.

Petit figures to draw interest from multiple teams after posting a 3.66 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over the last three years in San Francisco while showing strong command both as a starter and reliever. He was due a raise heading into his third season of salary arbitration after making $2 million in 2015, so the Giants decided to cut him loose. They could still pursue a contract of lesser value with the 31-year-old Venezuelan.

Sanchez is your typical backup catcher — a 26-year-old with a .240/.274/.345 career batting line. He should be able to find a new gig relatively soon, but it might have to come on a non-guaranteed minor league deal.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.