Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
The non-tender deadline is tonight at 11:59pm ET. But most teams have already announced their decisions. The transactions have been fast and furious today.
The Braves, as expected, non-tendered Jair Jurrjens and Peter Moylan. Apparently, they never even considered non-tendering Paul Janish. Haven't heard what he was offered, but he was reportedly offered a contract.
And I finally figured out why so many in Atlanta, including the beat writers, thought this was Janish's first arb year. He's a Super Two. I never knew that. Or if I did, I didn't remember it.
Janish's one-time teammate at Rice, Phil Humber, is headed back to Houston. The Astros claimed him off waivers. Humber had a rough year, despite that perfect game.
Former Yankee Jeff Karstens was non-tendered by the Pirates. I gather they like him well enough, they just didn't want to pay him as much as he'd get in arbitration. They might work out a deal for a lower salary now that he's a free agent.
The Yankees did something bizarre today. They signed Jayson Nix to a major league deal, then DFA'd him. Apparently, they're hoping he clears waivers. He's told them he'll accept a minor league assignment if he does. I guess the Yankees don't care if he's claimed and they lose him.
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