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Sat Dec 1517:53AP Source: Nationals have agreement in principle with AdamsMatt Adams1BCardinalsFree Agent
Yan GomesCBlue JaysFree Agent
Bryce HarperCF/RFNationalsFree Agent
Kurt SuzukiCNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman3BNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent first baseman Matt Adams has an agreement to return to the Washington Nationals, pending a successful physical exam.A person familiar with the deal confirmed to The Associated Press that Adams and the Nationals agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with a mutual option for 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the club had not made an announcement.Adams was traded by Washington to St. Louis in August for $50,000. He hit .158 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 27 games with the Cardinals.The 30-year-old Adams is expected to split time at first base again with Ryan Zimmerman. The agreement was first reported by the Athletic.Getting Adams is the latest move this offseason for Washington, which signed left-handed starter Patrick Corbin and catcher Kurt Suzuki, traded for catcher Yan Gomes and is waiting to see what happens with star outfielder Bryce Harper.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Dec 1515:23Free agent Justin Bour, Angels finalize $2.5M dealJustin Bour1BCubsFree Agent
Albert Pujols1BAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — First baseman Justin Bour and the Angels have finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract, giving Los Angeles depth while Albert Pujols recovers from surgery.Bour can earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances under the deal announced Saturday: $125,000 each for 350, 400, 450 and 500.The 30-year-old hit 20 homers and drove in 59 runs with the Marlins and Phillies last season. He played 112 of his 141 games with Miami before an August trade to Philadelphia.Bour didn't find a regular spot with Philadelphia down the stretch. The Phillies wouldn't have a spot for him this year, either, after moving Rhys Hoskins back to first base and signing corner outfielder Andrew McCutchen to a $50 million, three-year contract during the winter meetings.Bour batted .227, missing time late with an oblique strain. He's hit 83 home runs over the last four years.He earned $3.4 million last season after beating Miami in salary arbitration, and then became a free agent last month when Philadelphia didn't offer a 2019 contract.Pujols, who turns 39 next month, is working back from surgery on his left knee and right elbow and hasn't yet swung a bat. He had season-ending knee surgery in August followed by the elbow procedure in September to remove bone spurs.He's likely to see more games at designated hitter while two-way star Shohei Ohtani recovers from Tommy John surgery.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Dec 1513:03Indians send 1B Alonso to White Sox for outfielder Alex CallJosé AbreuFree Agent
Carlos SantanaCIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have made another offseason move, trading first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Chicago White Sox.Cleveland gets 24-year-old outfielder Alex Call in a deal made official Saturday. Call has yet to make his major league debut. The Indians also rid themselves of Alonso's entire $8 million salary for 2019.It's been a busy week for the three-time AL Central champions, who traded slugger Edwin Encarnacion and infielder Yandy Diaz and re-acquired first baseman Carlos Santana in a three-team trade on the final day of the winter meetings in Las Vegas."We've had a couple of goals going into the offseason and that's foremost trying to make sure we have a team that's capable of winning the American League Central in 2019 but also position the organization for sustained success beyond that," Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said. "There are a couple ways to do that. One is to infuse young, controllable talent into the organization. The s... [More]
Sat Dec 1512:33APNewsBreak: Champion Red Sox owe nearly $12M in luxury taxNathan EovaldiSPMarlinsFree Agent
Bryce HarperCF/RFNationalsFree Agent
Ian Kinsler2BRangersFree Agent
Manny MachadoSSOriolesFree Agent
J.D. MartínezLFAstrosFree Agent
Steve Pearce1BOriolesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston should be happy to pay this tax bill.The World Series champion Red Sox owe $11,951,091 in luxury tax for having baseball's top payroll, according to final calculations by the commissioner's office obtained by The Associated Press. The only other team that owes is the Washington Nationals, who must pay $2,386,097, their second straight year with a bill.Because Boston was more than $40 million over the tax threshold, it became the first team to incur a new penalty put in place for the 2018 season: the top Red Sox selection in next June's amateur draft will be dropped 10 places. Boston's top pick had been projected to be No. 33 overall before the penalty.Boston has owed tax in the years of three of its four titles this century, paying $3,148,962 in 2004 and $6,064,287 in 2007. The Red Sox stayed under the tax threshold when they won in 2013. The only other championship teams to owe since the tax began in 2003 were the 2009 New York Yankees at $25.7 million and the... [More]
Sat Dec 1512:23Indians send 1B Alonso to White Sox for outfielder Alex CallJosé AbreuFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have made another offseason move, trading first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Chicago White Sox.Cleveland gets 24-year-old outfielder Alex Call in a deal made official Saturday. Call has yet to make his major league debut. The Indians also rid themselves of Alonso's entire $8 million salary for 2019.It's been a busy week for the three-time AL Central champions, who traded slugger Edwin Encarnacion and infielder Yandy Diaz and re-acquired first baseman Carlos Santana in a three-team trade on the final day of the winter meetings in Las Vegas."We've had a couple of goals going into the offseason and that's foremost trying to make sure we have a team that's capable of winning the American League Central in 2019 but also position the organization for sustained success beyond that," Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said. "There are a couple ways to do that. One is to infuse young, controllable talent into the organization. The s... [More]
Sat Dec 1511:03Indians send 1B Alonso to White Sox for outfielder Alex CallYonder Alonso1BPadresFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yandy DiazFree Agent
Edwin EncarnaciónDHBlue JaysFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
Carlos SantanaCIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have made another offseason move, trading first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Chicago White Sox.In exchange, Cleveland gets 24-year-old outfielder Alex Call, who has yet to make his major league debut. The Indians also got rid of Alonso's entire $8 million salary for 2019.It's been a busy week for the three-time AL Central champions, who traded slugger Edwin Encarnacion and infielder Yandy Diaz and re-acquired first baseman Carlos Santana in a three-team trade on the final day of the winter meetings in Las Vegas.Cleveland may not be done. The club has considered trading either ace Corey Kluber or All-Star Trevor Bauer. The Indians have outfield needs and are looking to rebuild their bullpen.Alonso batted .250 with 23 homers and 83 RBIs in his only season with the Indians, who signed him as a free agent last December.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Dec 1418:32Jordy Mercer, Tigers finalize $5.25 million, 1-year contractJordy MercerSSPiratesFree Agent
DETROIT (AP) — Shortstop Jordy Mercer and the Detroit Tigers have finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract agreed to at the winter meetings this week.He can earn $250,000 in performance bonuses for games played as part of the deal announced Friday: $100,000 each for 120 and 125 and $50,000 for 130.Mercer had spent his entire seven-season big league career with Pittsburgh. The 32-year-old hit .251 with six homers and 39 RBIs in 117 games this year, down from 14 homers and 58 RBIs in 145 games in 2017. He spent the second half of August on the disabled list this year because of a strained left calf.He has additional award bonuses for finishing among the top five in MVP voting, making the All-Star team, earning World Series or League Championship Series MVP, or winning a Gold Glove or Silver Slugger.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Dec 1418:22Familia, Mets finalize $30 million, 3-year contractRobinson Canó2BYankeesFree Agent
Jeurys FamiliaRPMetsFree Agent
Blake TreinenPAthleticsFree Agent
Bobby WahlFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeurys Familia and the Mets finalized a $30 million, three-year contract on Friday, bringing the reliever back to New York, where he figures to serve as a setup man for newly acquired closer Edwin Diaz.Familia gets a $2 million signing bonus payable on equal installments on July 1 and Dec. 10 next year. He has salaries of $6 million in 2019 and $11 million in each of the final two seasons. The Mets will defer $1 million of his 2020 salary, payable on Jan. 15, 2022. They will defer the same amount of his 2021 pay, payable on July 1, 2022.He gets a $500,000 performance bonus in any season he has 50 games finished. He would get a $1 million assignment bonus if traded.The 29-year-old righty agreed to the deal Wednesday, subject to a successful physical.Diaz was acquired from Seattle in a trade along with All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano.Before leaving the winter meetings Thursday, new general manager Van Wagenen said the Mets liked Familia because of his "age, perfor... [More]
Fri Dec 1416:22AP source: McCann agrees to 1-year contract with White SoxWelington CastilloCCubsFree Agent
Zack CollinsFree Agent
Álex ColoméPRaysFree Agent
James McCannCTigersFree Agent
Omar NarváezFree Agent
Kevan SmithFree Agent
Seby ZavalaFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox answered one of their offseason questions on Friday, agreeing to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with catcher James McCann.The White Sox had an opening at the position after trading Omar Narvaez to Seattle on Nov. 30 for reliever Alex Colome. They also lost Kevan Smith when he was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels in October.Zack Collins and Seby Zavala are coming up through the minors, but the addition of McCann allows the White Sox to move slowly with the catching prospects. They also have Welington Castillo on their major league roster.A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Associated Press the deal for McCann on condition of anonymity because the contract is pending a physical. Yahoo Sports first reported the agreement.The 28-year-old McCann hit .220 with eight homers and 39 RBIs in 118 games last season with Detroit. The rebuilding Tigers didn't offer him a contract for the 2019 season, making him a free agent.McCann was selected by the White Sox in the 31st round of the 2008 draft, but he decided to go to the University of Arkansas instead. He then was drafted by the Tigers in the second round in 2011.McCann made his major league debut in September 2014 and spent his first five seasons with Detroit, batting .240 with 40 homers and 177 RBIs in 452 games. He set career highs with 13 homers and 49 RBIs in 2017.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Dec 1416:02AP source: McCann agrees to 1-year contract with White SoxWelington CastilloCCubsFree Agent
Zack CollinsFree Agent
Álex ColoméPRaysFree Agent
James McCannCTigersFree Agent
Omar NarváezFree Agent
Kevan SmithFree Agent
Seby ZavalaFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox answered one of their offseason questions on Friday, agreeing to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with catcher James McCann.The White Sox had an opening at the position after trading Omar Narvaez to Seattle on Nov. 30 for reliever Alex Colome. They also lost Kevan Smith when he was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels in October.Zack Collins and Seby Zavala are coming up through the minors, but the addition of McCann allows the White Sox to move slowly with the catching prospects. They also have Welington Castillo on their major league roster.A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Associated Press the deal for McCann on condition of anonymity because the contract is pending a physical. Yahoo Sports first reported the agreement.The 28-year-old McCann hit .220 with eight homers and 39 RBIs in 118 games last season with Detroit. The rebuilding Tigers didn't offer him a contract for the 2019 season, making him a free agent.McCann was selected by the White Sox in the 31st round of the 2008 draft, but he decided to go to the University of Arkansas instead. He then was drafted by the Tigers in the second round in 2011.McCann made his major league debut in September 2014 and spent his first five seasons with Detroit, batting .240 with 40 homers and 177 RBIs in 452 games. He set career highs with 13 homers and 49 RBIs in 2017.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Dec 1320:32Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto pulls off trade from hospital bedEdwin EncarnaciónDHBlue JaysFree Agent
Carlos SantanaCIndiansFree Agent
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was released from a hospital Thursday, hours after completing a trade from his bed during the baseball winter meetings.He had begun feeling ill earlier in the week.The team said Dipoto was driven to an area hospital by Mariners officials Wednesday "out of an abundance of caution." Dipoto made improvements into Thursday and was released later in the day, the team said. He was expected to fly home to Seattle on Friday.No other information was provided about his condition, though assistant GM Justin Hollander said further tests were done.Despite being sick, the 50-year-old Dipoto dealt Carlos Santana to Cleveland in exchange for Edwin Encarnacion on Thursday — getting a big assist from Hollander.Hollander handled the final logistics of the swap from Seattle's side. He went to the hospital Wednesday night to work out "sort of a new wrinkle" with Dipoto."We were texting back and forth. Some of the groundwork had been laid an... [More]
Thu Dec 1320:32Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team tradeYonder Alonso1BPadresFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Jake BauersFree Agent
Nelson CruzRFRangersFree Agent
Yandy DiazFree Agent
Edwin EncarnaciónDHBlue JaysFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
Carlos SantanaCIndiansFree Agent
Jean Segura2BBrewersFree Agent
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was in a hospital, making a trade from a bed.Cleveland counterpart Chris Antonetti was boarding a plane headed back home, trying to finalize the deal before the flight pulled away from the gate.They managed to complete the swap as the winter meetings came to an end. Carlos Santana was sent back to Cleveland, where he was an Indians fan favorite. Edwin Encarnacion is headed to Seattle — no telling how long he'll stick there.The star hitters were dealt for each other Thursday, part of a three-team trade that also involved Tampa Bay.The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Sulser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers from Tampa Bay, while the busy Mariners wound up with a draft pick. Tampa Bay will send $5 million to Seattle and the Mariners will pay $6 million to Cleveland."I called Edwin earlier this morning before we had final sign-off because again I wanted him ... [More]
Thu Dec 1320:32AP source: Joe Kelly, Dodgers agree to $25M, 3-year contractBrock HoltSSPiratesFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersFree Agent
Joe KellySP/RPCardinalsFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPBravesFree Agent
Hanley Ramírez3BDodgersFree Agent
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reliever Joe Kelly agreed Thursday to a $25 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced.A 30-year-old right-hander who was born in Anaheim, California, Kelly was 4-2 with a 4.39 ERA and two saves in 73 games this year for the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Kelly pitched in all five World Series games against the Dodgers this year and did not allow a run, striking out 10 in six innings. He gave up one earned run in nine postseason appearances with 13 strikeouts and no walks.According to Brooks Baseball, his fastball averaged 98.7 mph this year. The Red Sox acquired him from St. Louis in July 2014.Kelly broke a rib of the Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez when he hit him with a pitch in the 2013 NL Championship Series opener. Kelly hit the New York Yankees' Tyler Austin on the back with a pitch last April 11, four innings after Austin spiked Red Sox shortstop Brock Holt when he slid into second base with a high right foot. That set off a brawl and Kelly was suspended for six games.Kelley's departure leaves a gap in a Boston bullpen expected to lose closer Craig Kimbrel, who became a free agent. He will be a setup man in Los Angeles for closer Kenley Jansen.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Dec 1319:52Blue Jays are leaving Las Vegas with ElvisJon JayCFCardinalsFree Agent
Richie MartinFree Agent
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are leaving Las Vegas with Elvis.Right-hander Elvis Luciano was selected by the Blue Jays from the Kansas City Royals on Thursday with the ninth pick of the winter meeting draft of unprotected players.An 18-year-old Dominican, Luciano signed with Arizona in October 2016 for an $85,000 bonus. He was traded with left-hander Gabe Speier to Kansas City last June for left fielder Jon Jay. Luciano was 5-5 with a 3.90 ERA in 12 starts and one relief appearance this year for a pair of rookie-level teams. He struck out 70 and walked 23 in 67 innings.Luciano was among 14 players picked in the major league phase of the Rule 5 draft. The cost of each player selected is $100,000, and a player must remain in the major leagues for all of next season or be offered back to his former team for $50,000.Baltimore selected shortstop Richie Martin from Oakland with the first pick. The 23-year-old Martin hit .300 with six homers, 42 RBIs and 25 stolen bases this year ... [More]
Thu Dec 1318:12Encarnacion, Santana go, 3-team trade wraps winter meetingsNelson CruzRFRangersFree Agent
Yandy DiazFree Agent
Edwin EncarnaciónDHBlue JaysFree Agent
Jeurys FamiliaRPMetsFree Agent
Joe KellySP/RPCardinalsFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
Manny MachadoSSOriolesFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPPiratesFree Agent
Carlos SantanaCIndiansFree Agent
Noah SyndergaardFree Agent
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Carlos Santana and Jeurys Familia found friendly landing spots, Edwin Encarnacion took off for a more uncertain future. Joe Kelly joined the team he helped beat in the World Series, the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their imposing bullpen.The winter meetings wrapped up Thursday with a three-team trade involving Cleveland, Seattle and Tampa Bay, plus a couple more relievers reached free-agent deals.Even so, baseball fans might've felt a bit cheated this week. Because even after all clubs gathered along the Strip, no one went all in.Hometown slugger Bryce Harper stayed put, Manny Machado didn't move. A lot of trade talk about Corey Kluber, Noah Syndergaard and J.T. Realmuto, but no deals.Blame that, maybe, on a new way of doing business.In older days, a general managers or agent would've met around the blackjack table or roulette wheel in the wee hours and hammered out a swap on a handshake. Now, with so many financial, medical and analytical components, that's virtually i... [More]
Thu Dec 1317:42Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team tradeYonder Alonso1BPadresFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Jake BauersFree Agent
Nelson CruzRFRangersFree Agent
Yandy DiazFree Agent
Edwin EncarnaciónDHBlue JaysFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
Carlos SantanaCIndiansFree Agent
Jean Segura2BBrewersFree Agent
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was in the hospital, making a trade from a bed.Cleveland counterpart Chris Antonetti was boarding a plane headed back home, trying to finalize the deal before the flight pulled away from the gate.They managed to complete the swap as the winter meetings came to an end. Carlos Santana was sent back to Cleveland, where he was an Indians fan favorite. Edwin Encarnacion is headed to Seattle — no telling how long he'll stick there.The star hitters were dealt for each other Thursday, part of a three-team trade that also involved Tampa Bay.The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Sulser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers from Tampa Bay, while the busy Mariners wound up with a draft pick. Tampa Bay will send $5 million to Seattle and the Mariners will pay $6 million to Cleveland."I called Edwin earlier this morning before we had final sign-off because again I wanted hi... [More]
Thu Dec 1315:52Blue Jays are leaving Las Vegas with ElvisJon JayCFCardinalsFree Agent
Richie MartinFree Agent
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are leaving Las Vegas with Elvis.Right-hander Elvis Luciano was selected by the Blue Jays from the Kansas City Royals on Thursday with the ninth pick of the winter meeting draft of unprotected players.An 18-year-old Dominican, Luciano signed with Arizona in October 2016 for an $85,000 bonus. He was traded with left-hander Gabe Speier to Kansas City last June for left fielder Jon Jay. Luciano was 5-5 with a 3.90 ERA in 12 starts and one relief appearance this year for a pair of rookie-level teams. He struck out 70 and walked 23 in 67 innings.Luciano was among 14 players picked in the major league phase of the Rule 5 draft. The cost of each player selected is $100,000, and a player must remain in the major leagues for all of next season or be offered back to his former team for $50,000.Baltimore selected shortstop Richie Martin from Oakland with the first pick. The 23-year-old Martin hit .300 with six homers, 42 RBIs and 25 stolen bases this year ... [More]
Thu Dec 1315:32Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team tradeYonder Alonso1BPadresFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Jake BauersFree Agent
Yandy DiazFree Agent
Edwin EncarnaciónDHBlue JaysFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
Carlos SantanaCIndiansFree Agent
Jean Segura2BBrewersFree Agent
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Carlos Santana is going back to Cleveland, where he was an Indians fan favorite. Edwin Encarnacion is headed to Seattle — no telling how long he'll stick there.The star hitters were swapped for each other Thursday, part of a three-team trade that also involved Tampa Bay as the winter meetings wrapped up.The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Sulser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers from Tampa Bay, while the busy Mariners wound up with a draft pick. Tampa Bay will send $5 million to Seattle and the Mariners will pay $6 million to Cleveland."We'll see how it goes with Edwin, whether he stays with us or he moves on to another destination," Seattle assistant general manager Justin Hollander said.Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto finished the trade while in a hospital. He felt ill a day earlier and was checked "out of an abundance of caution," the team said.Coming off their third straight AL Central, the Indians had... [More]
Thu Dec 1315:02Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto pulls off trade from hospital bedEdwin EncarnaciónDHBlue JaysFree Agent
Carlos SantanaCIndiansFree Agent
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was taken to a hospital as a precaution after he began feeling ill during the baseball winter meetings then he pulled off a trade from his bed.The team said Dipoto was driven to an area hospital by Mariners officials Wednesday "out of an abundance of caution." Dipoto made improvements into Thursday and was expected to be released at some point during the day, likely flying home to Seattle on Friday.No other information was provided about his condition, though assistant GM Justin Hollander said further tests were done.Despite being sick, the 50-year-old Dipoto dealt Carlos Santana to Cleveland in exchange for Edwin Encarnacion on Thursday — getting a big assist from Hollander.Hollander handled the final logistics of the swap from Seattle's side. He went to the hospital Wednesday night to work out "sort of a new wrinkle" with Dipoto."We were texting back and forth. Some of the groundwork had been laid and then he basicall... [More]
Thu Dec 1314:52Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team tradeTrevor BauerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Jake BauersFree Agent
Yandy DiazFree Agent
Edwin EncarnaciónDHBlue JaysFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
Carlos SantanaCIndiansFree Agent
Jean Segura2BBrewersFree Agent
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Cleveland Indians reacquired fan favorite Carlos Santana and sent slugger Edwin Encarnacion to Seattle in a three-team trade Thursday that also involved Tampa Bay.The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Sulser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers from Tampa Bay, while the Mariners wound up with a draft pick. Tampa Bay will send $5 million to Seattle and the Mariners will pay $6 million to Cleveland.Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto finished the trade while in a hospital. He fell ill during the winter meetings and was checked "out of an abundance of caution," the Mariners said.Coming off their third straight AL Central, the Indians had been expected to make a move at the meetings, presumably with ace Corey Kluber or pitcher Trevor Bauer.Instead, they jettisoned Encarnacion — the designated hitter has averaged 108 RBIs over the last seven seasons — and brought back the popular Santana."Not sure how ... [More]
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