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Report: Josh Lindblom inks three-year, $9.1 million deal with Brewers

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ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the Brewers have signed pitcher Josh Lindblom. Per Jon Heyman, it’s a three-year deal worth $9.1 million.

Lindblom, 32, last pitched in the majors for the Pirates in 2017. It was brief, making four appearances between May 7-19. He has spent parts of the last five years in the KBO League in South Korea, pitching for the Lotte Giants from 2015-17 and the Doosan Bears the last two seasons. Lindblom found success with the Bears, amassing an aggregate 35-7 record with a 2.68 ERA and a 346/67 K/BB ratio across 363 1/3 innings.

Lindblom will join the Brewers’ starting rotation which is sorely in need of depth. They are likely not done adding starting pitching this offseason.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.