Yes, it’s odd. A deal is supposedly finalized for right-hander Brandon Beachy, and we know the player but not the team? It’s just not the way your average free agent signing is usually reported.
Apparently the news of the deal is true though. The deal was first reported by Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities on Saturday. The team involved, however, is not the Minnesota Twins.
Hear FA pitcher Brandon Beachy — nice bounce-back guy — has zeroed in on new team. Just some contractual stuff to finalize. No #MNTwins.a
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) January 24, 2015
The Texas Rangers, who are reportedly happy with their current rotation, dropped out of the running for Beachy earlier this month. So did the Atlanta Braves, who drafted Beachy as an amateur free agent in 2008, with whom he has played his entire four-year career and who did not extend him a qualifying offer at the end of the 2014 season, according to NBC Sports’ HardballTalk.
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