The Kansas City Royals reportedly have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent left-hander Mike Minor, pending the results of a physical. Minor, who turns 33 on Dec. 26, split the 2020 season with the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics and went 1-6 with a 5.56 ERA in 12 games (11 starts). Minor previously pitched for the Royals in 2017 after sitting out the 2015 and 2016 seasons following Tommy John surgery.
Russia's suspended athletics federation on Monday elected 50-year-old Pyotr Ivanov, the head of the triathlon federation, as its new president as it aims to be reinstated by the sport's world governing body. The federation was suspended in 2015 after a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found evidence of mass doping among track and field athletes. It paid a multi-million-dollar fine in August to avoid expulsion by World Athletics, the sport's international governing body.
But the A’s have a superstar at the hot corner already in Matt Chapman, hopefully for at least a couple more years, so if Neuse stays at that position then it might have to be in another organization. But if he can shift to second base? That would be a different story, and it could open up some interesting possibilities for the green and gold.