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LOD Daily Cactus Report 2/15/18

The LOD Daily Cactus Report is your source for Cactus League news throughout Spring Training. Check back for daily game reports highlighting the standouts and top stories from each contest.

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Latest Cactus League Team News:

  • Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reported that the Cincinnati Reds and veteran infield Cliff Pennington agreed to a minor league deal on Thursday. The 33 year old switch hitter hasn’t posted a wRC+ over 100 since 2009 and even that was a small sample size in just 60 games.
  • Seattle Mariners first baseman Ryon Healy underwent hand surgery today, he is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
  • The Chicago White Sox added a lefty arm when they signed Hector Santiago to a minor league deal, reported by Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune. Santiago threw over 220 innings during the course of 2011, 2012, and 2013 with the White Sox.
  • Chicago’s North Siders also added an arm. The Cubs signed right hander Shae Simmons, reported by Bob Nightengale, in hopes that he can add some depth to the bullpen.
  • Wade Miley has a new home according to Nightengale. The left hander has signed a one year deal with hopes of making the Brewers starting rotation.
  • Kevin Acee reports that the San Diego Padres have signed A.J. Ellis. The veteran backstop will look to earn the backup catcher job coming out of camp.

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Jake resides in Carrollton, GA and loves everything baseball. He is a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan and enjoys traveling to watch their Minor League teams. He graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management. Jake is also a certified personal trainer and has a passion for fitness and weight lifting. You can find his personal site at berrysbaseball.com

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