Luke Scott and his trunk of magical costumes won't be making any appearances during extra innings at the Trop this upcoming season, as Scott agreed to a one-year contract with the SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization yesterday.
The deal is rumored to be for $250,000 with a signing bonus of $50,000, over $200,000 less than the major league minimum.
Offseason injuries, so in right now
Does Dr. James Andrews ever sleep? No, the answer is no.
He repaired Tim Beckham's ACL in his right knee yesterday in Pensacola, while top pitching prospect Ryne Stanek had surgery on Tuesday to repair his right hip labrum.
While Beckham is due out six to eight months, Stanek is expected back in the middle of summer.
Another Thanksmas in the books
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanksmas 2013 is history. We served approx 1,000 meals & met amazing people. Thnx 4 allowing us 2 serve. <a href="http://t.co/bIgCR2QHwp">pic.twitter.com/bIgCR2QHwp</a></p>— Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) <a href="https://twitter.com/RaysJoeMaddon/statuses/413459880897708032">December 19, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Movin' on up
Congrats to three of the guys over at Beyond the Box Score:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Congrats to our sabermetrics blog <a href="https://twitter.com/BtBScore">@btbscore</a>: three of their writers have been hired with MLB clubs this WEEK. Tremendous talent.</p>— SB Nation MLB (@SBNationMLB) <a href="https://twitter.com/SBNationMLB/statuses/413420835987152896">December 18, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Andrew Ball will be joining the Rays as an intern in advance scouting. Read his take on the current definition of league average in the MLB. Key? Context.
Tweet of the Day:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Vin Scully once raced Jackie Robinson on ice skates. Vin is one of a small group who ever beat Jackie in any race. <a href="http://t.co/bbMAS8Ft38">pic.twitter.com/bbMAS8Ft38</a></p>— Dodgers History (@Dodgers_History) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dodgers_History/statuses/413532167231537152">December 19, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
- ICYMI, Longo interviewed the cast of "Anchorman 2" at the MLB Fan Cave.
- In the spirit of the holidays, all content published on Baseball Pro today and tomorrow will be FREE. Enjoy!
- Richard Justice wrote a complimentary piece on Billy Beane, and the influence he's had on baseball in his 16 years as the A's GM, which prompted thoughts of the "bloodbath" that'll occur when his HOF consideration occurs.
- He remains a free agent, but Shin-Soo Choo apparently turned down a seven-year, $140 million dollar offer from the Yankees in the beginning of the month.