Cuban outfielder Lazaro Armenteros could be a week away from becoming the hottest name on the free agent market, with a reported nine teams interested in bidding for his services, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Armenteros, 16, also known as “Lazarito” is advertised as a five-tool outfielder and is expected to draw interest from a few teams including the Dodgers, Cubs and Braves (who he held a private workout with).
It is thought that he will receive a bonus in the range of $15-20 million.
He’ll be eligible to sign on Feb. 10.Source:
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Aroldis Chapman allegedly fired gunshots and choked his girlfriend in a domestic incident, putting the reported trade to the Dodgers in serious jeopardy, Yahoo! Sports reports.
The said incident took place on Oct. 30, and involved Chapman firing eight gunshots in the garage of his Miami-based home. His girlfriend also accused Chapman of choking her and pushing her against a wall.
Since then the Reds have tried moving fast to trade their closer, and were believed to be close to a deal with the Dodgers as early as Monday morning.
Major League Baseball will be investigating the incident further.
Chapman admitted to firing the shots with a handgun. [...]
One mystery has been solved by the Dodgers Monday morning, and it is that Gabe Kapler will be coaching first base on Dave Roberts’ staff.
Kapler, 40, was a finalist in the interview process where the Dodgers had sought out a new manager, eventually losing out to Roberts.
He spent the 2015 season as the director of player development and has been revered as a great guy to have around in a clubhouse.
Roberts’ staff now includes:Bob Geren (bench coach) Turner Ward (hitting coach) Rick Honeycutt (pitching coach) Chris Woodward (role unknown) Neil Rampe (head athletic trainer) Nate Lucero (assistant athletic trainer) Source: