Report: Brewers to acquire Alex Claudio from Rangers

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Brewers will be acquiring pitcher Alex Claudio from the Rangers. The Rangers will receive the Brewers’ competitive balance pick, No. 39 overall.

Claudio, 26, is entering his first of three years of arbitration eligibility, so he’s a cost-controlled pitcher for the Brewers. The lefty, who has mostly pitched out of the bullpen, has a career 3.20 ERA with 158 strikeouts and 48 walks in 230 2/3 innings. Claudio relies less on missing bats and more on inducing ground balls and other weak contact to find success.

Claudio has minor league options remaining, which as Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes, is important to the Brewers.

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.