Kevin Quackenbush signs minor league deal with Dodgers

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The Dodgers have signed righty Kevin Quackenbush to a minor league contract. Yes, this is what is passing for news today. Don’t yell at me. I just work here.

Quackebush spent four seasons in the Padres pen before signing with the Reds last offseason. His stint with the Reds lasted all of ten games in April before he was sent down the the minors for the rest of the year. Those ten big league games were awful — he allowed 11 runs in nine innings of work — but he was pretty good at Louisville, posting a 2.68 ERA in 47 games while striking out 10.7 batters per nine innings of work while not walking many.

He may still very well be a minor league reliever next year, but perhaps he figured things out in his four months on the farm.

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.