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, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, RHPThe 23-year-old struck out nine over four scoreless innings in his most recent start, including seven in a row. He was among the National League’s top rookies last season, going 8-9 with a 3.34 ERA in 28 starts with 182 strikeouts in 151 innings.ALBERT PUJOLS, LOS ANGELES ANGELS, DH/1BThe three-time Most Valuable Player started with seven hits in 12 at-bats Brad Hand Jersey
, including a double and a home run. 245 with 19 homers in 117 games last year, a season cut short by knee surgery in August.FERNANDO TATIS JR., SAN DIEGO PADRES, INFThe 20-year-old is batting .318 with seven hits in 22 at-bats, including two homers, one double and one triple.CHRIS ARCHER http://www.padresfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-hand-jersey
, PITTSBURGH PIRATES, RHPHe pitched hitless innings while striking out four in his first outing Tuesday. The 30-year-old, a two-time All-Star, was 3-3 with a 4.30 ERA in 10 starts after he was acquired from Tampa Bay on July 31.AARON JUDGE, NEW YORK YANKEES, OFThe 26-year-old started 6 for 15 (.400) with three homers and three doubles. Judge has hit 79 homers over the past two seasons Tyson Ross Jersey
, including 27 last year despite playing in just 112 games because of a broken right wrist.CHARLIE MORTON, TAMPA BAY RAYS, RHPCharlie Morton, projected as one of three starters on a team that uses openers, has pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings over two starts. The 35-year-old agreed to a $30 million, two-year contract as a free agent.CHANCE SISCO Allen Craig Jersey
, BALTIMORE ORIOLES, CThe 24-year-old had four homers in his first 12 at-bats. He struggled as a rookie last season, hitting .181 with 66 strikeouts in 160 at-bats. GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have finalized minor league deals with right-hander Ervin Santana and outfielder Preston Tucker.The 36-year-old Santana made five starts with Minnesota last season after having surgery on his right middle finger two weeks before spring training. The two-time All-Star is looking to win a spot in Chicago’s rotation.If added to the 40-man roster, Santana would get a one-year contract paying $4.3 million while in the major leagues.The 28-year-old Tucker played for Atlanta and Cincinnati last year, batting .229 with six homers and 27 RBIs in 97 games.The White Sox announced the contracts on Saturday.Santana made his major league debut in 2005 with the Los Angeles Angels. He is 149-125 with a 4.06 ERA in 384 career games with the Angels http://www.padresfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-hand-jersey
, Royals, Braves and Twins.Tucker is a .222 career hitter with 23 homers and 68 RBIs over parts of three seasons. He broke into the majors in 2015 with Houston.