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Morning Mound Visit: Tomoyuki Sugano’s posting period expires

Sugano to stay in Japan; Yankees get an outfielder; Carlos Carrasco deserved better

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R.J. Anderson | CBS Sports: Tomoyuki Sugano, one of NPB’s best pitchers, will not be playing baseball for a MLB team in 2021. Sugano drew interest from the Padres, Blue Jays, and San Francisco Giants, but none gave him an offer competitive enough for him to leave Japan and the Yomiuri Giants.

Andrew Mearns | Pinstripe Alley: The Yankees acquired outfielder Greg Allen in a trade with the Padres on Wednesday. San Diego had designated Allen for assignment to make room for Ha-seong Kim on their 40-player roster. Allen has a career .239/.298/.343 slash line, but he generally plays solid corner outfield defense.

Blake Ruane | Let’s Go Cleveland Baseball Team: Francisco Lindor was the headliner of the blockbuster trade between the Cleveland Baseball Team and the New York, but let’s not forget that Carlos Carrasco was also shipped away from a fanbase that adored him. The Dolans viewed him as expendable despite his talent, team-friendly contract, and the emotional attachment held by the fans.