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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.

Angels release Matt Harvey

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Among several transactions made on Sunday, the Angels announced that pitcher Matt Harvey has been released. The right-hander was designated for assignment on Friday.

Harvey, 30, was hoping to bounce back with the Angels after signing a one-year, $11 million contract in December. It didn’t work out. In 12 starts spanning 59 2/3 innings, Harvey allowed 47 earned runs on 63 hits and 29 walks with 39 strikeouts. Harvey missed time between May 24 and July 12 with an upper back injury.

Since his 2015 campaign with the Mets, after recovering from Tommy John surgery, Harvey has a 5.65 ERA in exactly 400 innings. Given his age, he could still find an opportunity with another team short on pitching depth, but he is running out of leash, as they say.