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MLB and Dodgers News Roundup: Extending Seager and Pederson, Philly Wants a Bat

Jul 31, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) and center fielder Joc Pederson (31) celebrate defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 14-3 at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

We’re into the quiet portion of the offseason, but there’s still plenty of work to be done before teams head to spring training. San Francisco and Philadelphia are among the franchises looking to add a significant contributor before packing the truck.

MLB News:

  • The Philadelphia Phillies are “open” to adding a veteran bat, likely an outfielder or first baseman, according to Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal names Jose Bautista, Michael Saunders, Brandon Moss and Jay Bruce potential targets. Philadelphia is in the midst of a lengthy rebuild but has already added veterans Howie Kendrick and Clay Buchholz this offseason  [Fox Sports].
  • Cincinnati made its first Major League signing of the winter, adding reliever Drew Storen on a one-year, $3 million deal. Storen will have opportunity in a lacking Reds ‘pen [FanRag Sports].
  • San Francisco is interested in Korean star infielder Jae-gyun Hwang, per Jon Morosi. The 29-year-old is a free agent so he can be signed without a posting fee [MLB Network].
  • Oakland signed outfielder Rajai Davis to a one-year deal. Davis played with the A’s from 2008-2010 [Yahoo!]
  • The Nationals will consider extending Dusty Baker. Washington won 95 games last year but was eliminated in the divisional round by Los Angeles [Washington Post].

Dodgers News:

We all do, Jody. We all do.

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