This is one in a series of daily articles highlighting the latest news and notes from the MLB offseason.
Blake Snell is the top free agent starting pitcher and arguably the top free agent still on the market.
The 31-year-old is coming off of his second-career Cy Young after a dandy of a season with the San Diego Padres. Snell finished the year 14-9 with an MLB-leading 2.25 ERA. He struck out 234 batters in 180 innings pitched and held opponents to a .181 batting average against.
The New York Yankees are one of the teams interested in signing the left-hander, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, and they previously offered him a six-year contract worth $150 million.
Feinsand notes that Snell is looking for more years or a larger average annual value than the $25 million per season offering that Yankees submitted.
The Yankees have already made one upgrade to their rotation by signing right-hander Marcus Stroman to a two-year deal earlier in the MLB offseason.
In addition to the Yankees, the Los Angeles Angels, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies are amongst the teams that have previously been linked to Snell.
OTHER NEWS AND NOTES
- The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million deal with right-hander reliever John Brebbia. The deal, which was first reported by MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, has a mutual option for 2025.
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