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A RECORD 350,000 casualty patients waited 12 hours or more for a hospital bed last year — seven times higher than in 2021.

NHS figures show that of 5.9million patients admitted to hospital from A&E, 347,707 — one in 20 — waited half a day for a bed.

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It was up from 48,626 from the year before, according to analysis by the Liberal Democrats.

Ambulance staff in England and Wales are on strike again tomorrow over pay and conditions.

Lib Dem leader Ed Davey said: “The appalling delays at A&E are needlessly costing lives as patients are left waiting hours on end for the treatment they need.

“We need a plan now to bring the NHS back from the brink.”

Delays admitting patients into hospital from casualty lead to ambulances backing up at the door.

This increases 999 wait times and means Brits in crisis have to wait longer for help.

Dr Adrian Boyle, president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, added: “The A&E statistics for 2022 are shocking.

“Twelve-hour waits used to be a never event, now they are a daily event.

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What has happened this MLB offseason? A look at all the moves made in the AL and NL Central.

The Cubs found their shortstop in Dansby Swanson. The White Sox added an All-Star to their outfield in Andrew Benintendi. That’s just some of the activity during Major League Baseball’s offseason.

The chatter and deals were missing for a portion of the lead-up to the 2022 season, with the lockout dominating discussion. This offseason has witnessed a return of hot-stove staples such as speculation, trades and signings.

Here are some of the moves for teams in the American League and National League Central divisions.

AL Central Chicago White Sox

The Sox addressed their most immediate need when they introduced Pedro Grifol as manager on Nov. 3. Grifol spent the previous 10 seasons in various roles with the Kansas City Royals, including serving as the bench coach from 2020-22.

He’ll try to lead the Sox to a rebound after they missed the playoffs and finished second in the division with an 81-81 record.

And Grifol has a player he coached in Kansas City to help him after Benintendi agreed to a five-year, $75 million deal on Dec. 16. It’s the largest contract in franchise history. The outfielder slashed .304/.373/.399 with 23 doubles, five homers and 51 RBIs in 126 games for the Royals and New York Yankees during an All-Star season in 2022.

Change is coming to the infield after longtime first baseman José Abreu signed a three-year deal with the Houston Astros. Abreu ranks in the top 10 in several of the team’s all-time offensive categories.

The Sox acquired reliever Gregory Santos from the San Francisco Giants for minor-league pitcher Kade McClure on Dec. 22. Santos allowed two runs on three hits with two strikeouts in 3⅔ innings in 2022.

The Sox announced the signing of starter Mike Clevinger to a one-year, $12 million contract on Dec. 4. Major League Baseball is investigating Clevinger after allegations of domestic violence and child abuse, according to a Jan. 24 story by The Athletic. The Sox, as part of a statement, said they “were not aware of the allegations or the investigation at the time of his signing” and would “refrain from comment until MLB’s investigative process has reached its conclusion.”

Cleveland Guardians

The Guardians were reportedly one of the teams pursuing Abreu, but they found their answer at first base by signing Josh Bell to a two-year deal — which includes a player opt-out after 2023 — on Dec. 12.

Bell hit a combined .266 with 29 doubles, 17 home runs and 71 RBIs in 156 games for the Washington Nationals and Padres. He earned a Silver Slugger Award at designated hitter.

He’ll try to help the Guardians return to the postseason. They won the division in 2022, finishing 11 games ahead of the second-place Sox at 92-70. The Guardians defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in an AL wild-card series before falling to the Yankees in a division series.

The Guardians reportedly were among the teams interested in catcher Sean Murphy, whom the Oakland Athletics dealt to the Atlanta Braves. Instead they signed catcher Mike Zunino to a one-year deal on Dec. 15. An All-Star in 2021, Zunino was limited to 36 games with the Rays in 2022 because of a left shoulder injury.

Detroit Tigers

The Tigers were a disappointing fourth in the division (66-96), one game ahead of the last-place Royals.

They turned to a familiar arm to aid the rotation, signing Matthew Boyd to a one-year deal on Dec. 14. The left-hander spent six-plus seasons in Detroit (2015-21). He had a 1.35 ERA in 10 relief appearances with the Seattle Mariners in 2022.

More pitching arrived on Dec. 20 when the Tigers signed Michael Lorenzen to a one-year contract. He was 8-6 with a 4.24 ERA in 18 starts last season for the Los Angeles Angels.

The Tigers traded reliever Joe Jiménez to the Braves for minor-league infielder/outfielder Justyn-Henry Malloy and minor-league pitcher Jake Higginbotham on Dec. 8. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario, who spent parts of the last six seasons with the Tigers, signed a one-year deal with the Nationals on Nov. 29.

The Tigers traded All-Star reliever Gregory Soto and infielder/outfielder Kody Clemens to the Philadelphia Phillies for infielder/outfielder Matt Vierling, infielder/outfielder Nick Maton and catcher Donny Sands on Jan. 7.

Vierling slashed .246/.297/.351 with 12 doubles, six home runs and 32 RBIs in 117 games last season. Maton had a .250/.341/.514 slash line with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 35 games.

Kansas City Royals

The Royals finished last in the division (65-97) and made a managerial change, hiring Matt Quatraro. He spent the last five seasons with the Rays, serving as the third-base coach in 2018 and the next four seasons as bench coach.

The Royals signed former Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough to a one-year deal on Dec. 13. The left-hander went 3-8 with a 4.50 ERA in 20 outings (nine starts) last season. He had stints on the injured list from April 8-May 2 (left groin tightness) and from Sept. 23 through the end of the season (right oblique strain).

The Royals signed 12-year veteran pitcher Jordan Lyles to a two-year deal on Dec. 28. The right-hander matched a career-high with 12 victories with the Baltimore Orioles in 2022.

Relief-wise, the Royals reportedly have signed Aroldis Chapman to a one-year deal. The left-hander went 4-4 with a 4.46 ERA and nine saves in 43 appearances last season for the Yankees.

The Royals sent outfielder Michael A. Taylor to the Twins for minor-league pitchers Steven Cruz and Evan Sisk on Jan. 23. The next day, they traded shortstop Adalberto Mondesi and a player to be named later to the Red Sox for pitcher Josh Taylor.

Minnesota Twins

First it appeared Carlos Correa would join the San Francisco Giants. Then the New York Mets.

His unique journey ended Jan. 11 as the All-Star shortstop returned to the Twins on a six-year contract, reportedly for $200 million with a vesting option that could bring the total to $270 million over 10 years.

Concerns pertaining to his physicals reportedly derailed the deals with the Giants (13-year, $350 million) and Mets (12-year, $315 million). Correa hit .291 with 24 doubles, 22 home runs and 64 RBIs in 136 games for the Twins. He joined Minnesota in 2022 after spending seven seasons with the Houston Astros.

Correa comes back to an infield with some changes.

The Twins traded 2022 AL batting champion Luis Arraez to the Marlins for pitcher Pablo López and two minor leaguers: infielder Jose Salas and outfielder Byron Chourio on Jan. 20. López went 10-10 with a 3.75 ERA and 174 strikeouts in 32 starts last season. Arraez slashed .316/.375/.420 and earned AL All-Star and Silver Slugger recognition.

The Twins sent third baseman Gio Urshela to the Angels for minor-league pitcher Alejandro Hidalgo on Nov. 18. Urshela had a .285 average with 13 home runs and 64 RBIs in 144 games last season.

They traded for shortstop Kyle Farmer, sending minor-league pitcher Casey Legumina to Cincinnati. Farmer hit .255 with 14 home runs and 78 RBIs in 145 games for the Reds in 2022.

Adding Christian Vázquez provides catching depth after he signed a three-year, $30 million deal on Dec. 16. He hit .274 with nine home runs and 52 RBIs in 119 games in 2022 for the Boston Red Sox and Astros.

Joey Gallo, who brings the potential for power, signed a one-year deal on Dec. 20. He hit .160 with 19 home runs and 47 RBIs in 126 games for the Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers last season. Gallo has 170 home runs since the start of 2017, tied for 12th in baseball during that span.

Michael A. Taylor — acquired in the trade with the Royals — led all AL outfielders with 19 defensive runs saved last season, according to Fangraphs.

NL Central Chicago Cubs

Shortstops stood out in this free-agent class. The Cubs landed one of the Big Four, agreeing to a seven-year, $177 million deal with Swanson on Dec. 17.

Swanson hit a career-high 27 home runs in 2021, helping the Braves to a championship. He had 25 homers and 96 RBIs in 2022, when he was named an All-Star for the first time.

While Swanson is the highlight of the team’s offseason, the Cubs — who finished third in the division (74-88) — didn’t stop there.

They added 2019 National League MVP Cody Bellinger on a one-year, $17.5 million deal on Dec. 6. The center fielder hit .210 with 19 home runs and 68 RBIs in 144 games last season for the Dodgers. Also in the haul: pitchers Jameson Taillon (four years, $68 million), Brad Boxberger (one year, $2.8 million) and Drew Smyly (two years, $19 million).

Taillon went 14-5 with a 3.91 ERA in 32 starts for the Yankees in 2022, while Boxberger had 29 holds, one save and a 2.95 ERA in a team-leading 70 games for the Milwaukee Brewers. Smyly went 7-8 with a 3.47 ERA in 22 starts for the Cubs.

The Cubs have options at first base and designated hitter, signing Eric Hosmer (one year) on Jan. 13 and Trey Mancini (two years) on Jan. 20.

Hosmer, a 12-year veteran and MVP of the 2016 All-Star Game, batted .268 with 19 doubles, eight home runs and 44 RBIs in 104 games between San Diego and Boston in 2022. He played 14 games for the Red Sox before going on the injured list Aug. 21 with low back inflammation and missing the rest of the season.

Mancini’s deal reportedly includes an opt-out after 2023. He hit .239 with 23 doubles, one triple, 18 home runs and 63 RBIs in 143 games between Baltimore and Houston last season. The 2021 AL Comeback Player of the Year has hit at least 21 homers in four of his six seasons.

Tucker Barnhart gives the Cubs another option at catcher after agreeing to a two-year contract with $6.5 million guaranteed. Barnhart batted .221 with one home run and 16 RBIs in 94 games for the Tigers last season. He’ll help with the depth behind the plate after Willson Contreras — one of the best offensive catchers in team history — signed with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cincinnati Reds

The Reds were tied for last in the NL Central with the Pittsburgh Pirates (62-100) last season.

The teams conducted a trade on Nov. 18, with the Reds acquiring infielder Kevin Newman for pitcher Dauri Moreta. Newman hit .278 in 78 games in 2022. The Reds made another trade that day, sending infielder Kyle Farmer to the Twins for minor-league pitcher Casey Legumina.

The Reds signed catcher Luke Maile to a one-year deal on Nov. 28. He had three homers and 17 RBIs in 76 games for the Guardians in 2022.

Catcher Curt Casali, who played for the Reds from 2018-20, returned on a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2024. He hit .203 with five homers and 17 RBIs in 57 games last season with the Giants and Mariners.

Casali’s deal was part of a busy Dec. 22 for the Reds, who also signed first baseman/outfielder Wil Myers and designated third baseman Mike Moustakas for assignment.

Myers, who signed a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2024, hit .261 with seven home runs and 41 RBIs in 77 games for the Padres last season. He was on the IL from June 1-Aug. 1 with right knee inflammation. Moustakas batted .214 with seven homers and 25 RBIs in 78 games in 2022.

Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers made a series of trades in the offseason. They sent outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Angels for pitchers Janson Junk, Elvis Peguero and Adam Seminaris on Nov. 22. Junk and Peguero had big-league experience the last two seasons for the Angels: Junk made six starts and one relief appearance, while Peguero has 16 relief appearances.

The Brewers acquired outfielder Jesse Winker and infielder Abraham Toro from the Mariners for second baseman Kolten Wong and cash on Dec. 2. Winker, an All-Star in 2021 with the Reds, hit .219 with 14 homers and 53 RBIs for the Mariners in 2022. Toro hit .185 with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs in 109 games.

The Brewers also took part in a three-way trade on Dec. 12, getting catcher William Contreras and minor-league pitcher Justin Yeager from the Braves and reliever Joel Payamps from the A’s as part of the deal that sent catcher Sean Murphy from Oakland to Atlanta.

Contreras, the younger brother of Willson, slashed .278/.354/.506 with 20 home runs and 45 RBIs in 97 games during an All-Star season. Payamps had a 3.46 ERA in 12 appearances in 2022.

The Brewers acquired infielder Owen Miller from the Guardians on Dec. 14. Miller batted .243 with six homers and 51 RBIs in 130 games last season.

They signed former Cubs pitcher Wade Miley to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2024 on Jan. 9. Miley went 2-2 with a 3.16 ERA in nine games (eight starts) for the Cubs last season.

The Brewers were second in the NL Central (86-76), finishing seven games behind the Cardinals. They just missed out on the final NL wild-card spot.

Pittsburgh Pirates

After stops with four teams the last five seasons, outfielder Andrew McCutchen returned to the Pirates on a one-year deal announced Jan. 20.

McCutchen spent the first nine seasons of his big-league career with the Pirates, where he earned NL MVP honors in 2013. The outfielder is a five-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

“Andrew means so much to the Pirates,” Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said in a statement.

McCutchen hit .237 with 17 home runs and 69 RBIs in 134 games with the Brewers last season.

He’ll join a lineup that could also include Carlos Santana and Ji-Man Choi.

The Pirates signed Santana to a one-year contract on Nov. 29. He hit 19 home runs with 60 RBIs in 131 games for the Royals and Mariners last season.

The Pirates acquired Choi from the Rays in exchange for minor-league pitcher Jack Hartman on Nov. 10. Choi had 11 home runs and 52 RBIs in 113 games in 2022.

Pitcher Dauri Moreta, picked up in a trade from the Reds for infielder Kevin Newman on Nov. 19, had a 5.40 ERA in 35 games (one start) in ‘22. The Pirates also added first baseman/outfielder Connor Joe on Dec. 19, sending minor-league pitcher Nick Garcia to the Colorado Rockies.

Former White Sox pitcher Vince Velasquez signed a one-year deal on Dec. 13, while former Guardians catcher Austin Hedges signed a one-year deal on Dec. 20. Velasquez went 3-3 with a 4.78 ERA in 27 appearances (nine starts) in 2022. Hedges batted .163 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs in 105 games.

The Pirates signed reliever Jarlín García to a one-year contract, with a club option for 2024, on Dec. 28. He had a 3.74 in 58 appearances with the Giants in 2022.

The Pirates added more pitching Jan. 5, signing Rich Hill to a one-year contract. Hill went 8-7 with a 4.27 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 26 starts last year with Boston.

They traded right-hander Zach Thompson to the Blue Jays for minor league outfielder Chavez Young on Jan. 10.

St. Louis Cardinals

Willson Contreras will experience the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry from a new perspective after agreeing to a five-year deal — reportedly for $87.5 million — on Dec. 7.

Contreras was a three-time All-Star during his seven seasons with the Cubs. He batted .243 with 22 home runs and 55 RBIs in 113 games last season.

“Willson is a proven All-Star performer who is driven to win each and every day,” Cardinals President John Mozeliak said in a statement. “The Cardinals have had a lengthy history of standout catchers, and we feel that Willson is someone who is capable of adding his name to that distinguished list in the years to come.”

Contreras joins a team that won the division (93-69) before being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies in their NL wild-card series.

The signing comes in the aftermath of longtime Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina retiring. First baseman/designated hitter Albert Pujols also retired, but starting pitcher Adam Wainwright is returning after agreeing to a one-year deal in late October.

Sources: The Associated Press, The Athletic.


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