Fantasy Baseball News: Adalberto Mondesí, Matt Barnes, Mike Clevinger

The 2023 fantasy baseball season will be here before we know it. That means it’s time for you to prepare for your fantasy baseball drafts. Beyond our draft prep and mock draft sim articles, our news desk will have you covered with the latest MLB news and fantasy takeaways to help you prepare for the 2023 fantasy baseball season.

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Adalberto Mondesí was traded to the Red Sox

Adalberto Mondesí has ​​been traded to the Boston Red Sox for Josh Taylor.

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This move to Boston could be a nice change of scenery for Mondesí. He has played in just 50 games over the past 2 seasons, hitting just .205/.251/.364 in that time frame. His speed has still been strong, stealing 20 bases in that time and he’ll probably be an everyday player for the Red Sox when he’s healthy.

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Jesús Aguilar signs a year with Atlético

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a one-year contract with first baseman Jesús Aguilar.

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Feisand also reported that the deal is for $3 million. Aguilar has hit for significant power throughout his MLB career, hitting 109 home runs with isolated .194 power in 759 career games. The former 35-homer hit 16 bombs between the Marlins and Orioles in 2022, albeit with a career-worst .235 average and 86 wRC+. Given the power potential, Aguilar is relevant to fantasy if he sees consistent playing time in 2023.

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Mike Clevinger under MLB investigation

Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger is under investigation by MLB over allegations of domestic violence and child abuse.

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The mother of Clevinger’s son said she has been in contact with Major League Baseball since the summer after accusing Clevinger of domestic violence and child abuse. Olivia Finestead said Clevinger choked and slapped her and also threw used chewing tobacco at her 10-month-old daughter. A member of the San Diego Padres at the time of the allegations, Clevinger signed a one-year, $15 million contract with the White Sox this winter. The club said they were unaware of the allegations at the time of the signing. Obviously, Clevinger’s fantasy stock takes a significant hit if he were penalized by the league.

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Matt Barnes designated for assignment

The Boston Red Sox have designated relief pitcher Matt Barnes for assignment.

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Barnes was designated for assignment to make room for newly signed Adam Duvall, a somewhat surprising pick given his track record and his $7.5 million salary for 2023. Barnes has saved games for the Red Sox in each of the past four seasons and is coming off a decent 4.31/3.87 FIP ERA in 2022, albeit a weak 7.4% K-BB%, by far the worst of his career. Barnes shouldn’t have much trouble finding a new team given his career 4.07 ER / 3.60 FIP and 29.9% K%, though a potential trade remains a possibility.

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