Chris Archer signs a free agent contract with the Rays for reportedly one year at $6.5M.
and so here I am, once again, writing about Chris Archer joining the team I cover: https://t.co/MW2AP55vPY— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) February 3, 2021
Denard Span is now officially a member of the Rays Front Office.
The #Rays have formally announced several new hires to Baseball Operations, including Denard Span as Special Assistant— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) February 2, 2021
Tricia Whitaker did a thing.
This week: IU alumna and Tampa Bay Rays reporter @TriciaWhitaker chats with @TamarESher on all things Rays, Tampa Bay, and what it's like to be a woman in sports.— The Hoosier Network (@TheHoosierNet) February 2, 2021
Nelson Cruz is going back to the Twins.
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and the Minnesota Twins are in agreement on a one-year contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 3, 2021
Cruz, 40, has been a linchpin of the Bomba Squad Twins' lineup. And he'll be back right in the middle of it in 2021.
Sean Doolittle to the Reds:
The Red Sox landed Kiké Hernández.
Sox make it official:— Tom Caron (@TomCaron) February 2, 2021
The Red Sox today signed INF/OF Kiké Hernández to a two-year contract through the 2022 season. The club’s 40-man roster is now at 40.
Also in Red Sox news, Dustin Pedroia announced his retirement.
On Dustin Pedroia, a career which will forever define what it means to be a Red Sox star for a certain generation of fan https://t.co/WUiFXGLcES— OverTheMonster (@OverTheMonster) February 1, 2021
MLB The Show 21 will have Fernando Tatis on the cover.
More on the Arenado trade from Marc Carig:
Listen, I’m no GM. But even a dumb writer like me can see why trading away Nolan Arenado is a significant organizational failure. But the folks who run the Colorado Rockies are completely oblivious. Column:https://t.co/pDMB4oOjZF pic.twitter.com/IWScDztsy4— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) February 3, 2021
Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway is accused of some really gross behavior by five women. The Angels have suspended him and are conducting a full investigating.
The Angels have suspended pitching coach Mickey Callaway in the wake of The Athletic report on his mistreatment of female reporters. https://t.co/xAKoGfaUaW— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 2, 2021
This story of Drew Robinson by Jeff Passan is a little long but is well worth your time.
In Grass Rays news, the cannons will (mostly) be silenced for the Super Bowls.
The NFL said the cannons on the pirate ship in the north end zone of Raymond James Stadium will fire only for introductions during Sunday’s Super Bowl, and after the game if the Bucs win. #GoBucs #ChiefsKingdom #SuperBowl https://t.co/JBd07sTGAi— Sports by Tampa Bay Times (@TBTimes_Sports) February 2, 2021
This is a fun tweet:
everyone reply/quote rt/whatever with your worst/most problematic baseball takes— Sarah Griffin (@skg_18) February 3, 2021
Last but not least, a puppy: