Minnesota Twins sign Byung-ho Park to a four-year, $12 million deal.
The Korean third baseman's contract includes an option for the 2020 season worth $6.5 million with a $500,000 buyout. Park and the Twins had a 30-day negotiation window for a contract after they won the bidding for him last month. Park is a slugging third baseman out of a hitter-friendly KBO. Even by KBO standards, he still posted eye-popping numbers, hitting a combined 105 home runs over the last two seasons.
Baltimore Orioles acquire Mark Trumbo and another player from the Seattle Mariners for Steve Clevenger
This deal is not quite completed yet, but according to Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune, the Orioles will be receiving Trumbo, who has moved around quite a bit over the last few seasons. The Mariners have increasingly wanted to deal Trumbo over the past few days, due to the fact that he will be owed a large sum in arbitration this offseason that they apparently are not willing to pay. According to MLB Trade Rumors' predictions, Trumbo will make around $9.1 million this offseason.
The Orioles see a potential replacement for Chris Davis in Trumbo, who has plenty of power, but has horrid defense. The almost-30-year-old has averaged 31 home runs per 162 games played, but has on-base percentage issues. Last season, he hit .262/.310/.449 with 22 homers and 64 RBIs between the Diamondbacks and Mariners.