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Athletics' Ken Waldichuk undergoes elbow procedure
Athletics left-hander Ken Waldichuk underwent a procedure to remove scar tissue from his pitching elbow to help alleviate pain he experienced after his final start this past season.
Marlins closing on Gabe Kapler to be assistant general manager
Gabe Kapler, who was fired by the Giants with three days left in the 2023 regular season, is finalizing an agreement to become an assistant general manager with the Marlins, according to the Miami Herald.
Pirates add catcher depth, sign Ali Sánchez to 1-year deal
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed catcher Ali Sánchez to a 1-year deal on Friday, giving them another player to throw in the mix behind the plate with Endy Rodriguez and Henry Davis.
Mets claim Tyler Heineman, Cooper Hummel off waivers
The Mets claimed catcher Tyler Heineman off waivers from the Blue Jays and outfielder/catcher Cooper Hummel from the Mariners.
Yankees claim OF Oscar Gonzalez off waivers from Guardians
Oscar Gonzalez, whose walk-off single beat the Yankees in Game 3 of the 2022 AL Division Series, was claimed by New York off waivers from the Cleveland Guardians on Friday.