With spring training in full swing, third baseman Travis Shaw returned to the Milwaukee Brewers while former All-Star third baseman Jake Lamb and pitchers Ian Kennedy and Julio Teheran found new teams.
Shaw signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday, giving them one more option for their unsettled situation at third base. Shaw was invited to spring training.
“I think he fits into a need that we have,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “He has an opportunity to earn something. That’s how it was presented to Travis, and I think that’s what excited him about the opportunity.”
Kennedy, 36, signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, and will be in major league spring training with a chance to be compete for a spot in their bullpen.
Lamb signed a $1 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves that is not guaranteed. The signing adds another veteran bat to an already deep competition for bench spots in spring training.
The 30-year-old Teheran got a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and will report to big league camp.
Teheran was 0-4 with a 10.05 ERA last season with the Los Angeles Angels. He'd made at least 30 starts for seven straight years before last season was shortened by the coronavirus pandemic.
An All-Star in 2014 and 2016 for the Braves, Teheran's ERA was under 4.00 in both 2018 and 2019 with Atlanta.