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The Texas Rangers have reportedly signed free agent relief pitcher Juan Nicasio, who pitched last year for the Philadelphia Phillies after being sent there by Seattle Mariners in a salary dump as part of the Jean Segura trade.
With three managerial vacancies suddenly popping up, Ron Washington would like to get the chance to manager again, but he says no one has called him.
Jose Trevino is talking to the catchers who have caught Corey Kluber, Kyle Gibson and Jordan Lyles in recent years, and has been studying video on them, in an effort to be better prepared to catch them in 2020.
Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve were asked about the Houston Astros sign stealing and whether it was fair that the players were unscatched while their manager and g.m. were suspended and fired, and each denied the buzzer rumors but otherwise deflected on the issue.