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Marlins sign Curtis Granderson to a minor league deal

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The Miami Marlins have signed Curtis Granderson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. If he makes the team he’ll make $1.75 million in 2019, with incentives that could bump it up to $2 million.

Granderson, who will turn 38 during spring training, spent last season with the Blue Jays and Brewers, hitting .242/.351/.431 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI in 403 plate appearances. That was pretty useful, mostly because John Gibbons and Craig Counsell used him almost exclusively against right-handed pitchers. As such, figure he’ll be a platoon outfielder in Miami as well.

Orioles set new MLB record with 259th home run allowed

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A third-inning solo home run by Austin Meadows off of Asher Wojciechowski on Thurday night marked the 259th home run Orioles pitching has allowed this season, setting a new major league record, per MASN’s Roch Kubatko. The previous record was held by the 2016 Reds at 258. Willie Adames hit No. 260, a game-tying solo shot in the fifth inning. The Orioles will have 34 more games to add on to their record after tonight.

The Yankees have famously accounted for 61 of the 260 home runs (23.5%) against Orioles pitchers this season. The Red Sox are next at 28 followed by the Twins and Blue Jays at 23 each.

David Hess has accounted for the most home runs on the O’s staff, yielding 28 dingers. Dylan Bundy is next at 25 homers allowed.

The Orioles are not the only team that will pass the 2016 Reds. The Mariners are on pace to allow 275 home runs. The Yankees, 266. Phillies, 262. Angels, 259. Pretty amazing.