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Stephen Vogt signs a deal with the Brewers avoiding arbitration

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Jerry Crasnik of ESPN reports that Stephen Vogt has agreed to a $3.065 million deal with the Brewers to avoid salary arbitration. Vogt, who was acquired from the A’s in June, was a potential non-tender candidate before this evening’s non-tender deadline.

Vogt hit .233/.285/.423 with 12 homers and 40 RBI for the entire 2017 season, though his numbers improved after coming over to Milwaukee, particularly in the slugging department.

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.