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Morning Mound Visit: A’s sign Trevor Rosenthal, Mitch Moreland

A’s make moves; Realmuto breaks his thumb; Brian Dozier calls it a career

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Alex Hall | Athletics Nation: After allowing Liam Hendriks to walk without so much as a qualifying offer, Oakland has signed Trevor Rosenthal to a one-year deal worth $11 million (with deferred payments until 2024, lol). Rosenthal hasn’t been as consistent as Hendriks (remember when he had an infinite ERA at the start of the 2019 season?), but in 2020, he was nearly as good. The A’s also signed Mitch Moreland to a one-year deal, continuing a steady stream of activity from a team who had mostly been dormant this winter.

Matt Snyder | CBS Sports: JT Realmuto broke his thumb before pitchers and catchers were due to report. The Phillies are hopeful that Realmuto will be ready to go by Opening Day, but if he’s not, it’s Jeff Mathis’s time to shine.

Dan Hayes and Aaron Gleeman | The Athletic $: Brian Dozier announced his retirement on Thursday. Dozier credited his decision to a loss of passion for playing, saying, “I kind of fell out of love with playing the game. It has nothing to do with the ability to play or my body or anything. I feel great and feel like I definitely can play a lot more, but it was a decision.”