Unfortunately for the Longhorns, their bullpen and competition at third base took a big hit recently. Duplantier, a right-hander, finished with a 2.00 ERA and three saves over 9.0 innings last season, and struck out 13 with just three walks. A broken left hamate bone prevented Duplantier from contributing much offensively last season, and he was expected to again be a critical piece to the backend of games for Texas on the mound.
Hensley Meulens is not returning as Mets bench coach in 2021, according to multiple reports.
The Cleveland Indians traded side-arm reliever Adam Cimber to the Marlins on Monday for $100,000, and Miami designated right-hander Jose Urena for assignment. Urena, the Marlins' opening day starter in 2018 and 2019, spent six seasons with the Marlins and had been with them longer than any other active player. Cimber went 0-1 with a 3.97 ERA in 14 games this past season for Cleveland, which acquired the right-hander in 2018 from the San Diego Padres in the deal that brought All-Star closer Brad Hand to the Indians.