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Sat Dec 812:00Kluber, Bauer, Greinke could be dangled at winter meetingsRobinson Canó2BYankeesFree Agent
Nathan EovaldiRP/SPDodgersFree Agent
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer, Zack Greinke and Madison Bumgarner appear to be available for teams looking to bolster starting rotations.Hometown star Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the two top free agents, remain unsigned heading into the traditional high-point of the offseason.Catcher J.T. Realmuto, third baseman Kyle Seager could be among the position players dangled as trade bait in the suites of Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, where executives and agents gather next week for the annual swap session, which in an age of complicated finances and medical records serves as a midpoint for talks as much as a place to finish deals.Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein predicted the week will be "really active.""It seems like there is plenty of trade talk, and there are still a lot of good free agents out there," he said. "A couple of moves have already occurred that sort of always set the stage for increased activity in the next week or so."First baseman Pau... [More]
Fri Dec 717:50Cards' Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond 2019 seasonMatt Carpenter3BCardinalsFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksSalt City Sox
Luke GregersonRPPadresTeam Jim
Carson KellyFree Agent
Albert Pujols1BCardinalsBuchanalia
Luke WeaverFree Agent
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Now that he is with the St. Louis Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond the 2019 season.The six-time All-Star was acquired from Arizona this week and will earn $14.5 million in the final season of a seven-year deal that will pay $46 million, including a $1 million assignment bonus for the trade. If he doesn't sign a new contract, he would be among the top free agents next offseason."Try not to have any distractions, so anything like that won't be on my mind," Goldschmidt said at his introductory news conference Friday. "I think the biggest thing is I'm excited to be here, excited to be part of this team and organization and just focused on getting ready for spring training and opening day and the season and trying to help us win."St. Louis has a history of acquiring sluggers and signing them to long-term contracts, such as Mark McGwire and Matt Holliday."It's always hard to pencil out these types of deals when you only have one year of control," presiden... [More]
Fri Dec 711:50Eovaldi agrees to $68 million, 4-year deal with Red SoxNathan EovaldiRP/SPDodgersFree Agent
Joe KellyPCardinalsFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPBravesTeam Lorin
Ian Kinsler2BRangersFree Agent
Max MuncyFree Agent
Steve Pearce1BPiratesFree Agent
Brandon Phillips2BRedsSalt City Sox
Drew PomeranzSPRockiesSalt City Sox
Rick PorcelloSPTigersFree Agent
David PriceSPRaysFree Agent
Eduardo RodríguezFree Agent
Chris SaleRPWhite SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi's marathon relief performance in Game 3 of the World Series is a moment that will resonate in Red Sox history.Boston rewarded him with a $68 million, four-year contract."We're very happy to have Nathan back with us," Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in a statement as the deal was announced Thursday. "He did a tremendous job for us last season, playing a significant role in helping us win the division and the World Series. His performance in the postseason was outstanding, both as a starting pitcher and as a reliever."A 28-year-old right-hander who has had a pair of Tommy John surgeries, Eovaldi was acquired by Boston from Tampa Bay on July 25. He went 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA down the stretch. He made four starts against the Yankees, going 2-0 with a 0.39 ERA, and beat the New York in Game 3 of the AL Division Series, when he gave up one run in seven innings.In six postseason appearances, including two starts, Eovaldi went 2-1 with... [More]
Thu Dec 619:50Cubs' Morrow has elbow surgery, likely to start season lateJavier BáezFree Agent
Chris DenorfiaCF/LF/RFPadresFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Closer Brandon Morrow likely will miss the start of the season for the Chicago Cubs following arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow last month.Chicago president of baseball operations Theo Epstein revealed Thursday that Morrow's operation took place on Nov. 6. The Cubs waited to make an announcement because Morrow's recovery will impact how they fill out the bullpen."That's why we weren't broadcasting it," a smiling Epstein said. "We'll have to set things up a little bit differently the first few weeks of the season. And it kind of underscores the need for depth and late-game options early in the year. I think for him, it will be a positive. It will completely address the issues that were bothering him last year. ... It can really help him be strong late in the season as well."Chicago also hired Tommy Hottovy as pitching coach to replace the departed Jim Hickey.Morrow led Chicago with 22 saves and had a 1.47 ERA in 35 games after signing a $21 million, two-year contr... [More]
Thu Dec 618:40Eovaldi agrees to $68 million, 4-year deal with Red SoxNathan EovaldiRP/SPDodgersFree Agent
Joe KellyPCardinalsFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPBravesTeam Lorin
Ian Kinsler2BRangersFree Agent
Max MuncyFree Agent
Steve Pearce1BPiratesFree Agent
Brandon Phillips2BRedsSalt City Sox
Drew PomeranzSPRockiesSalt City Sox
Rick PorcelloSPTigersFree Agent
David PriceSPRaysFree Agent
Eduardo RodríguezFree Agent
Chris SaleRPWhite SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi's marathon relief performance in Game 3 of the World Series is a moment that will resonate in Red Sox history.Boston rewarded him with a $68 million, four-year contract."We're very happy to have Nathan back with us," Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in a statement as the deal was announced Thursday. "He did a tremendous job for us last season, playing a significant role in helping us win the division and the World Series. His performance in the postseason was outstanding, both as a starting pitcher and as a reliever."A 28-year-old right-hander who has had a pair of Tommy John surgeries, Eovaldi was acquired by Boston from Tampa Bay on July 25. He went 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA down the stretch. He made four starts against the Yankees, going 2-0 with a 0.39 ERA, and beat the New York in Game 3 of the AL Division Series, when he gave up one run in seven innings.In six postseason appearances, including two starts, Eovaldi went 2-1 with... [More]
Wed Dec 519:26Cardinals strike gold, get Goldschmidt from DiamondbacksMatt Carpenter3BCardinalsFree Agent
Patrick CorbinPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksSalt City Sox
Zack GreinkeSPBrewersSchellackers
Bryce HarperOFNationalsFree Agent
Matt HollidayLFCardinalsTeam Jim
Carson KellyFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsBuchanalia
Marcell OzunaOFMarlinsFree Agent
A.J. PollockOFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Luke WeaverFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals struck gold in their search for a big hitter, acquiring slugging first baseman Paul Goldschmidt in a blockbuster trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.Eager to push for the playoffs after a three-year absence, St. Louis sent pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick to Arizona.A six-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner at 31, Goldschmidt was among the top players available in the trade market. He hit .290 with 33 home runs and 83 RBIs last season."We've been busy this offseason working to upgrade our lineup, and today we are excited to announce the acquisition of one of the game's premier players," Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said in a statement.Goldschmidt has a $14.5 million salary next year, receives a $1 million assignment bonus for the trade and will be eligible for free agency after next season. The Cardinals have a history of acquiri... [More]
Wed Dec 518:16Cardinals strike gold, get Goldschmidt from DiamondbacksMatt Carpenter3BCardinalsFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksSalt City Sox
Bryce HarperOFNationalsFree Agent
Matt HollidayLFCardinalsTeam Jim
Carson KellyFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsBuchanalia
Marcell OzunaOFMarlinsFree Agent
Luke WeaverFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals struck gold in their search for a big hitter, getting All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a multiplayer trade Wednesday.Eager to push for the playoffs after a three-year absence, the Cardinals sent pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick to Arizona.A six-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner at 31, Goldschmidt was among the top players available in the trade market. He hit .290 with 33 home runs and 83 RBIs last season and has often finished high in the NL MVP voting."We've been busy this offseason working to upgrade our lineup, and today we are excited to announce the acquisition of one of the game's premier players," Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said in a statement.Goldschmidt has a $14.5 million salary next year, receives a $1 million assignment bonus for the trade and will be eligible for free agency after next... [More]
Mon Dec 321:57Absent Eovaldi steals show at Red Sox video premiereNathan EovaldiRP/SPDodgersFree Agent
Brock HoltSSPiratesFree Agent
Steve Pearce1BPiratesFree Agent
David PriceSPRaysFree Agent
Chris SaleRPWhite SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Free agent Nathan Eovaldi was the star of the Red Sox 2018 World Series highlight video, and he didn't even have to attend the red carpet premiere.The erstwhile starter, who pitched six innings in relief in the team's 18-inning, Game 3 loss, received a huge cheer whenever his name was mentioned by the dignitaries who shared the stage with the four World Series trophies the team has won since 2004. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was cheerfully heckled with shouts of "Bring him back!"Acquired at midseason to bolster the Red Sox rotation, Eovaldi was 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA down the stretch for Boston. He made just one start in the playoffs before helping out the battered bullpen in the Game 5 clincher of the AL Division Series against Houston.He pitched one inning of relief in each of the first two games of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. And then, entering Game 3 in the 12th inning, he went the rest of the way to take the load off the rest... [More]
Mon Dec 321:47Mariners set sights on 2021 by dealing Cano, Diaz and SeguraGerson BautistaFree Agent
Juan NicasioSPRockiesFree Agent
SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners fans have waited longer than any supporters in North America for a return to the postseason.General manager Jerry Dipoto is asking Seattle to wait a little bit more.Dipoto continued a whirlwind reshaping of the Mariners' roster Monday by sending Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to the Mets and Jean Segura, James Pazos and Juan Nicasio to Philadelphia. In exchange, Seattle received a bundle of prospects and freed up significant salary space for after the 2020 season."This is what a reset looks like," Dipoto said.Dipoto believes the flurry of moves he's made in the past few weeks can get the Mariners into contention by 2021, calling the strategy a "step back" rather than a rebuild, even though it could take longer than a couple of seasons for Seattle to return to relevancy.The Mariners have been the busiest team in baseball, making wholesale changes to begin the offseason. Salary and experience are being swapped for youth and hope, with an eye on opening a competiti... [More]
Mon Dec 320:17Mets get Cano, Diaz and cash from Mariners in 7-player tradeGerson BautistaFree Agent
Juan NicasioSPRockiesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Aiming for an instant upgrade after two failing seasons, the New York Mets and their rookie general manager turned to a most familiar face.The Mets made a splash — that much was certain — when they acquired eight-time All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano and major league saves leader Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in a seven-player trade Monday.In his first big move as Mets GM, Brodie Van Wagenen brought the 36-year-old Cano back to New York. Van Wagenen previously was an agent and represented the former Yankees slugger.The rebuilding Mariners also sent $20 million to the Mets for outfielder Jay Bruce, reliever Anthony Swarzak and three prospects: former first-round draft picks Justin Dunn and Jarred Kelenic, plus right-hander Gerson Bautista.Mets fans were strongly split on the deal.Some applauded the trade as a chance for a team three years removed from the World Series to quickly head back in that direction. The Mets went 77-85 this year despite a rotati... [More]
Mon Dec 318:37Phils get star SS Segura from Seattle for Santana, CrawfordJake ArrietaSPOriolesFree Agent
Juan NicasioSPRockiesFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies acquired two-time All-Star shortstop Jean Segura from the Seattle Mariners for veteran slugger Carlos Santana and infielder J.P. Crawford on Monday.The Phillies also get left-hander James Pazos and righty Juan Nicasio in the trade."Shortstop was an area we didn't get a lot of production," Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said. "Segura moves the needle for us as far as win expectancy."Segura hit .304 with 10 homers, 63 RBIs, 20 stolen bases and had a .341 on-base percentage last season. He is signed through 2022 and is owed $60 million. He also got a $1 million bonus for approving the deal.It was the second major deal of the day for the Mariners. They also sent second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz to the New York Mets for five players, including two top prospects and outfielder Jay Bruce."Carlos Santana has been among the most durable players in the big leagues over the last eight years and has been a fixture in the midd... [More]
Mon Dec 317:37Phillies get Segura from Mariners for Santana, CrawfordJake ArrietaSPOriolesFree Agent
Juan NicasioSPRockiesFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies acquired two-time All-Star shortstop Jean Segura from the Seattle Mariners for veteran slugger Carlos Santana and infielder J.P. Crawford on Monday.The Phillies also get left-hander James Pazos and righty Juan Nicasio in the trade.It was the second major deal of the day for the Mariners. They also sent second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz to the New York Mets for five players, including two top prospects and outfielder Jay Bruce."Carlos Santana has been among the most durable players in the big leagues over the last eight years and has been a fixture in the middle of lineups during that time," Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto said. "He gets on base, he does damage at the plate and is quite an underrated first baseman. J.P. Crawford gives us a young shortstop who is very athletic and fills up the tool box; he hits, he runs, he plays defense, he throws, he has power. For the last four running, he's been among the top 20 pr... [More]
Mon Dec 317:27Mets get Cano, Diaz and cash from Mariners in 7-player tradeGerson BautistaFree Agent
Juan NicasioSPRockiesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have acquired longtime star second baseman Robinson Cano and major league saves leader Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in a seven-player trade.The Mets also are getting $20 million from the rebuilding Mariners in the deal announced Monday.Seattle received outfielder Jay Bruce, reliever Anthony Swarzak and three prospects: former first-round draft picks Justin Dunn and Jarred Kelenic, plus right-hander Gerson Bautista.In his first big move as the Mets' general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen brought the 36-year-old Cano back to New York. Van Wagenen previously was an agent and represented the former Yankees slugger.Diaz's value may never have been higher after the hard-throwing 24-year-old topped the majors with 57 saves last season. The Mariners are completely revamping their roster this offseason, having already traded ace James Paxton to the Yankees. Seattle also traded All-Star shortstop Jean Segura and pitchers James Pazos and Juan Nicasio to Ph... [More]
Mon Dec 317:07Sources: Phillies get Segura from Mariners in 5-player dealJay BruceRFRedsSchellackers
Juan NicasioSPRockiesFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two people familiar with the deal say the Philadelphia Phillies are finalizing a trade with the Seattle Mariners to acquire two-time All-Star shortstop Jean Segura for veteran slugger Carlos Santana and infielder J.P. Crawford.Both people spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal hasn't been officially announced.The Phillies also get left-hander James Pazos and righty Juan Nicasio in the deal.The Mariners announced a major deal earlier Monday, sending second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz to the New York Mets for five players, including two top prospects and outfielder Jay Bruce.Segura hit .304 with 10 homers, 63 RBIs, 20 stolen bases and had a .341 on-base percentage last season. He is signed through 2022 and is owed $60 million.Santana batted a career-low .229 with 24 homers, 86 RBIs and a .352 OBP in his first season in Philadelphia after signing a $60 million, three-year contract.Crawford, a 2013 first-round pick, hit .214 in only 49 games. He's been plagued by injuries and has only 187 career at-bats.Pazos was 4-1 with a 2.88 ERA in 60 appearances, covering 50 innings. He struck out 45 and walked 15.Nicasio was 1-6 with a 6.00 ERA in 46 games. He pitched in two games for the Phillies in 2017.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Nov 3023:06Hamilton, Garcia, Schoop cut loose; Cubs keep RussellTim BeckhamSSRaysFree Agent
Mike FiersRPBrewersFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton and 2017 All-Stars Avisail Garcia and Jonathan Schoop became free agents Friday when they were among 43 players cut loose by teams that failed to offer 2019 contracts, but the Chicago Cubs hung onto shortstop Addison Russell despite his 40-game domestic violence suspension that extends until May.Cubs president of president of baseball operations Theo Epstein called the decision a procedural step and said it "does not represent the finish line nor rubber-stamp his future" with them."It does however reflect our support for him as long as he continues to make progress and demonstrates his commitment to these important issues," Epstein added.Russell accepted the suspension following allegations made by his ex-wife Melisa Reidy. Though Russell has denied the allegations, he apologized to Reidy and his family for "my past behavior.""Since accepting my suspension, I've had time to reflect on my past behavior and think about the next steps I n... [More]
Fri Nov 3021:36Hendriks, Dull agree with A's; Fiers, Gearrin, Graveman cutRyan DullFree Agent
Mike FiersRPBrewersFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Liam Hendriks agreed to a $2.15 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics and fellow right-hander Ryan Dull settled on an $860,000, one-year deal.Oakland failed to offer contracts to right-handers Mike Fiers, Cory Gearrin and Kendall Graveman, allowing the trio to become free agents.Dull had six stints with the A's last season, going 0-0 with a 4.26 ERA in 28 relief appearances.Hendriks started the season with the A's but was sent outright to the minors in July with a 7.36 ERA. He returned in September and was primarily used as the team's "opener." He finished 0-1 with a 4.13 ERA. He also took the loss in the wild-card playoff against the Yankees, allowing two runs in the first inning.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Nov 3020:36Hendricks, Dull agree with A's; Fiers, Gearrin, Graveman cutRyan DullFree Agent
Mike FiersRPBrewersFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Liam Hendricks agreed to a $2.15 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics and fellow right-hander Ryan Dull settled on an $860,000, one-year deal.Oakland failed to offer contracts to right-handers Mike Fiers, Cory Gearrin and Kendall Graveman, allowing the trio to become free agents.Dull had six stints with the A's last season, going 0-0 with a 4.26 ERA in 28 relief appearances.Hendriks started the season with the A's but was sent outright to the minors in July with a 7.36 ERA. He returned in September and was primarily used as the team's "opener." He finished 0-1 with a 4.13 ERA. He also took the loss in the wild-card playoff against the Yankees, allowing two runs in the first inning.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Nov 3020:26Brewers don't offer Schoop contract for next seasonXavier CedeñoRPAstrosFree Agent
Dan JenningsPMarlinsFree Agent
Hernán PérezSSTigersFree Agent
Tyler SaladinoSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Jonathan SchoopFree Agent
Jonathan VillarSSAstrosFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers allowed former All-Star second baseman Jonathan Schoop to go free, failing to offer a 2019 contract.The 27-year-old spent his entire career with Baltimore before Milwaukee acquired him at the July 31 trade deadline for second baseman Jonathan Villar and a pair of prospects, right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz and infielder Jean Carmona.Schoop hit .202 with four homers and 21 RBIs in 46 games for the Brewers, then was 0 for 8 in the postseason."We looked at what was a best-educated prediction of what we could expect going forward and the potential price tag for that, then compared that to some of our internal alternatives and what is potentially available externally and we decided to go in this direction," general manager David Stearns said. "Look, it was a bad deal, and that's on me. We made a trade for a player we thought was going to be here for basically a year and a half, and I was wrong."Milwaukee also failed to offer contracts to left-handers Xavier Cedeno and Dan Jennings. The Brewers agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year deal with infielder-outfielder Hernan Perez and an $887,500 deal with infielder Tyler Saladino.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Nov 3017:26One big leaguer tested positive for banned stimulantJorge BonifacioFree Agent
Welington CastilloCCubsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — One unidentified major league player tested positive for a banned stimulant in the year ending with the World Series.Under the joint drug agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association, an initial positive test for a banned stimulant results in six additional urine tests over the next year rather than a suspension, and the identity is not announced. The positive test for an amphetamine was listed in the annual report issued Friday by the drug program's Independent Public Administrator.In the year ending with the 2017 World Series, there were two positive tests for banned stimulants that did not result in a suspension, one each for Adderall and D-Amphetamine.Players not on 40-man rosters are not covered by the union and are subject to the minor league drug program, which mandates is most cases a 50-game suspension for an initial stimulant violation.Major League Baseball conducted a record 11,526 drug tests, a 39 percent increase from two years ago... [More]
Wed Nov 2811:05Brewers and catcher Erik Kratz avoid salary arbitrationErik KratzCPhilliesFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Veteran catcher Erik Kratz and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $1.2 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration and includes a $300,000 guarantee.Kratz hit .236 with six homers and 23 RBIs in 219 plate appearances last season. He also excelled in Milwaukee's Division Series win over the Colorado Rockies, going 5 for 8 in two games.The 38-year-old earned a prorated share of his $1 million salary this year and $100,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances.His deal was announced Tuesday, three days before the deadline for teams to offer 2019 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters.Kratz would have a $346,774 salary while in the minor leagues. He has additional bonuses for finishing among the top three in MVP voting, making the All-Star team, and winning a World Series or League Championship Series MVP, a Gold Glove, a Silver Slugger or the Hank Aaron Award.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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