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Tue Dec 1821:54AP source: Matt Harvey, Angels agree to $11M, 1-year dealMatt HarveySPMetsBig Chee
Andrew HeaneySPAngelsFree Agent
Devin MesoracoCRedsFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniDH/SPAngelsFree Agent
JC RamírezRP/SPAngelsFree Agent
Tyler SkaggsSPAngelsFree Agent
Nick TropeanoSPAngelsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey has agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, returning to the team that drafted him out of high school but failed to sign the pitcher.Harvey's deal was disclosed by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced.Harvey can earn an additional $3 million in performance bonuses: $250,000 for each start from 15 through 26 the person said. The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced.His agreement, first reported by MLB.com and Fancred, nearly doubles Harvey's salary from $5,625,000 this year.Harvey joins a rotation projected to include Andrew Heaney, Tyler Skaggs and Nick Tropeano. Shohei Ohtani likely won't pitch at all next year following Tommy John surgery on Oct. 1, and JC Ramirez's return date to the major leagues is not certain as he recovers from the elbow lig... [More]
Tue Dec 1821:04Rangers introduce Lynn, finalize $30M, 3-year dealLance LynnSPCardinalsFree Agent
Mike MinorRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Albert Pujols1B/DHAngelsDodger Blue
Drew SmylySPCubsFree Agent
Edinson VólquezSPMarlinsFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The only time Lance Lynn has pitched in the home ballpark of the Texas Rangers was as a rookie in 2011, during the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals.Lynn will now go into that stadium's final season in 2019 as a big part of the Texas rotation. He signed a $30 million, three-year contract with the Rangers, who are coming off consecutive losing seasons for the first time since before their back-to-back World Series appearances."That was my rookie year, I was just happy to be there. I'm not going to hold it over anybody," Lynn said, recalling that 2011 World Series the Cardinals won in seven games.The Rangers introduced Lynn on Tuesday, completing a deal that was reached last week during the winter meetings subject to a successful physical. The 31-year-old righty is 21-18 with a 4.04 ERA in 64 games over the past two seasons since missing all of 2016 following Tommy John surgery."I feel strong, and it's been a while since I've felt that way," Lynn said. "I... [More]
Tue Dec 1821:04Nationals finalize $4M, 1-year deal with AdamsMatt Adams1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Patrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yan GomesCIndiansFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsTexas BigSticks
Kurt SuzukiCBravesFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Adams is returning to a Nationals team he believes is better than the one he was traded from and has the potential to make even more moves this offseason.Adams finalized a $4 million, one-year deal on Tuesday that includes a $3 million salary for next season and a $4 million mutual option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout. The 30-year-old first baseman is back with Washington after being traded to St. Louis in August for $50,000.The move by general manager Mike Rizzo fills a void with a left-handed hitter who's expected to split time at first base with Ryan Zimmerman."I'm kind of at a loss for words just because I'm excited for this opportunity," Adams said on a conference call. "The team is definitely better than it was last year with the acquisitions that Rizz has made so far this offseason, and I don't think that we're done yet, either. It's an exciting time for fans and we're excited to get things rolling in 2019."Rizzo bolstered the starting rotation by si... [More]
Tue Dec 1820:54AP source: Matt Harvey, Angels agree to $11M, 1-year dealMatt HarveySPMetsBig Chee
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Matt Harvey has agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.Harvey can earn an additional $3 million in performance bonuses: $250,000 for each start from 15 through 26. The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced.A right-hander who turns 30 in March, Harvey was selected by the Angels in the seventh round of the 2007 amateur draft but did not sign. The Mets drafted him in the first round three years later and he became a star in 2012 when he made his major league debut.But his career was derailed by injuries and off-the-field incidents that soured his relationship with the Mets, and New York traded him to Cincinnati last May.His agreement was first reported by MLB.com.___More AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Dec 1819:04Longtime star Beltran joins Yankees as special adviserCarlos BeltránDH/RFAstrosLas Vegas Giants
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime star Carlos Beltran has joined the New York Yankees as a special adviser.His hiring came shortly before prized free agent Manny Machado was expected to meet with the Yankees on Wednesday. Beltran and Machado have the same agent.Beltran spent nearly three seasons of his 20-year major league career with the Yankees. Popular and productive in pinstripes, he was dealt to Texas at the 2016 trade deadline.Beltran played his last season in 2017 with the World Series champion Houston Astros, then was among the final candidates to manage the Yankees. After Aaron Boone was hired, Beltran said he turned down an adviser/assistant role with the team.The 41-year-old Beltran also played for Kansas City, St. Louis, San Francisco and the New York Mets. The nine-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove outfielder hit .279 overall with 435 home runs, 1,587 RBIs and 312 stolen bases.Beltran is from Puerto Rico and donated $1 million to relief efforts on the island after the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. He has continued to work on helping his homeland rebuild.
Tue Dec 1818:34Rangers introduce Lynn, finalize $30M, 3-year dealLance LynnSPCardinalsFree Agent
Mike MinorRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Drew SmylySPCubsFree Agent
Edinson VólquezSPMarlinsFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The only time Lance Lynn has pitched in the home ballpark of the Texas Rangers was as a rookie in 2011, during the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals.Lynn will now go into that stadium's final season in 2019 as a big part of the Texas rotation. He signed a $30 million, three-year contract with the Rangers, who are coming off consecutive losing seasons for the first time since before their back-to-back World Series appearances."That was my rookie year, I was just happy to be there. I'm not going to hold it over anybody," Lynn said, recalling that 2011 World Series the Cardinals won in seven games.The Rangers introduced Lynn on Tuesday, completing a deal that was reached last week during the winter meetings subject to a successful physical. The 31-year-old righty is 21-18 with a 4.04 ERA in 64 games over the past two seasons since missing all of 2016 following Tommy John surgery."I feel strong, and it's been a while since I've felt that way," Lynn said. "I... [More]
Tue Dec 1818:24Royals sign speedy OF Gore to split contract for next seasonTerrance GoreLFRoyalsFree Agent
Billy HamiltonCFRedsTexas BigSticks
Whit Merrifield2BRoyalsFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals signed outfielder Terrance Gore to a split contract for next season on Tuesday, giving them yet another speedster to join what could be baseball's fastest roster next season.Gore, traded by the Royals to the Cubs for cash last August, will make $650,000 in the majors and $350,000 in the minors. He could make a $100,000 in performance bonuses.Gore has appeared in 49 games over the past four seasons with Kansas City, almost exclusively as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement. He has 21 stolen bases without recording a hit.The Royals have also signed speedster Billy Hamilton in free agency, while Whit Merrifield stole 45 bases for Kansas City last season and Adalberto Mondesi swiped 32 in 75 games.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Dec 1818:24Twins to retire Mauer's No 7 jersey next seasonJoe Mauer1B/DHTwinsFree Agent
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will retire Joe Mauer's No. 7 jersey next season, making a swift move to honor the homegrown player and six-time All-Star who recently retired after a 15-year major league career .The Twins surprised Mauer with the announcement on Tuesday, while his accomplishments were celebrated at an all-student assembly at his alma mater Cretin-Derham Hall High School."I enjoyed putting the uniform on every day and being able to put on the Twins uniform, being at home, meant more to me than you'll know," Mauer said. "When I take my kids to a game and see No. 7 up there, it'll probably put a smile on my face every time I see it."Mauer will become the eighth former Twins player or manager with a retired number, joining Harmon Killebrew (3), Rod Carew (29), Tony Oliva (6), Kent Hrbek (14), Kirby Puckett (34), Bert Blyleven (28) and Tom Kelly (10). Jackie Robinson (42) has had his number retired by all major league teams.Oliva, Hrbek, Blyleven and Kelly ente... [More]
Tue Dec 1817:44Andrew McCutchen eager to play in hitter friendly ballparkBryce HarperRFNationalsTexas BigSticks
Rhys Hoskins1B/LFPhilliesFree Agent
Manny Machado3B/SSOriolesMoneyball
Andrew McCutchenCF/RFPiratesTexas BigSticks
Jean Segura2B/SSMarinersJetBlack
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrew McCutchen returned to his home state to join his third team in less than 12 months, intent on regaining his old hitting stroke.The Philadelphia Phillies introduced their newest outfielder at a news conference Tuesday, a week after giving him a $50 million, three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022 and could be worth $62 million over four seasons."This is a game of adjustments," McCutchen said. "I've definitely had to make some adjustments over the years, and I know that I can be even better than what I've been over the past few (seasons). There has been a decline, yes, but I do understand what I'm capable of doing.McCutchen hit .255 with 20 homers and 65 RBIs in 155 games this year for San Francisco and the New York Yankees. His average was a career-low and his homers and RBIs were his fewest since 2010. He spent his first nine years in Pittsburgh and was the 2013 NL Most Valuable Player."I know I can be better, and that's what I've been doin... [More]
Tue Dec 1817:14Ramos had grip on Mets from first handshakeRobinson Canó2BMarinersRoto Value
Yoenis CéspedesCF/LFMetsJetBlack
Brandon NimmoLF/PHMetsFree Agent
Kevin PlaweckiCMetsFree Agent
Wilson RamosCRaysOld Hoss
Jason VargasSPRoyalsFree Agent
Travis d'ArnaudCMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Wilson Ramos had a grip on the New York Mets from the moment he walked into their winter meetings suite in Las Vegas last week."It was his handshake," new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen recalled Tuesday at the catcher's introductory news conference. "As some of you may get to know, this guy has really big, strong, strong mitts here for hands."Ramos agreed to a $19 million, two-year contract, the fourth All-Star to join the Mets since Van Wagenen was hired in late October. New York acquired second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz from Seattle and brought back former closer Jeurys Familia as a setup man."Internally, we would argue that we're the favorites in the division right now," Van Wagenen told the team's SNY network.Ramos commanded the room, according to Van Wagenen, when he met with the GM, manager Mickey Callaway and other New York executives. Ramos looked at home during the Citi Field news conference, wearing a sports shirt and sneakers as he sli... [More]
Tue Dec 1816:54Rangers introduce Lynn, finalize $30M, 3-year dealLance LynnSPCardinalsFree Agent
Mike MinorRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Drew SmylySPCubsFree Agent
Edinson VólquezSPMarlinsFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Free agent right-hander Lance Lynn has finalized a $30 million, three-year contract with the Texas Rangers.The Rangers introduced Lynn on Tuesday, completing a deal that was reached during the winter meetings subject to a successful physical.Lynn's deal includes a $4 million signing bonus, of which $3 million is payable next year and $1 million for 2020. He has salaries of $8 million in 2019, $10 million in 2020 and $8 million in 2021.The right-hander joins a rotation with returning Mike Minor and two veterans coming off Tommy John surgery, Edinson Volquez and Drew Smyly.Lynn has an 82-57 record with a 3.57 ERA in 214 games with St. Louis, Minnesota and the New York Yankees since 2011. He split last season with the Twins and Yankees.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Dec 1816:44Daniel Descalso, Cubs agree to $5M, 2-year contractDaniel Descalso2B/LF/PH/SSDiamondbacksFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Infielder Daniel Descalso and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract that includes a club option for 2021 and could be worth $8.25 million over three seasons.He gets $1.5 million next year and $2.5 million in 2020. Chicago has a $3.5 million option for 2021 with a $1 million buyout.Descalso can earn $250,000 annually in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $50,000 each for 425, 450 and 475, and $100,000 for 500.The 32-year-old hit .237 with 22 doubles for Arizona last season. He set career bests in home runs (13) and RBIs (57) while playing in 138 games, his most since 2012.Descalso has batted .240 with 46 homers and 279 RBIs in 997 games in nine seasons with St. Louis, Colorado and the Diamondbacks.He has played every position except for center field and catcher.Desalco was coming off a two-year contract that paid $1.35 million in 2017 and $2 million this year.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Dec 1815:54Daniel Descalso, Cubs agree to $5M, 2-year contractDaniel Descalso2B/LF/PH/SSDiamondbacksFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Infielder Daniel Descalso and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract that includes a club option for 2021.He gets $1.5 million next year and $2.5 million in 2020. Chicago has a $3.5 million option for 2021 with a $1 million buyout.The 32-year-old hit .237 with 22 doubles for Arizona last season. He set career bests in home runs (13) and RBIs (57) while playing in 138 games, his most since 2012.Descalso has batted .240 with 46 homers and 279 RBIs in 997 games in nine seasons with St. Louis, Colorado and the Diamondbacks.He has played every position except for center field and catcher.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Dec 1815:54Nationals finalize $4M, 1-year deal with AdamsMatt Adams1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Patrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yan GomesCIndiansFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsTexas BigSticks
Kurt SuzukiCBravesFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Adams is returning to a Nationals team he believes is better than the one he was traded from and has the potential to make even more moves this offseason.Adams agreed to terms Tuesday on a $4 million, one-year deal with a mutual option for 2020. The 30-year-old first baseman is back with Washington after being traded to St. Louis in August for $50,000. The move by general manager Mike Rizzo fills a void with a left-handed hitter who's expected to split time at first base with Ryan Zimmerman."I'm kind of at a loss for words just because I'm excited for this opportunity," Adams said on a conference call. "The team is definitely better than it was last year with the acquisitions that Rizz has made so far this offseason, and I don't think that we're done yet, either. It's an exciting time for fans and we're excited to get things rolling in 2019."Rizzo bolstered the starting rotation by signing left-hander Patrick Corbin to a $140 million, six-year contract and shor... [More]
Tue Dec 1815:44Descalso, Cubs agree to 2-year contract with '21 club optionDaniel Descalso2B/LF/PH/SSDiamondbacksFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Infielder Daniel Descalso and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a two-year contract that includes a club option for 2021.The 32-year-old hit .237 with 22 doubles for Arizona last season. He set career bests in home runs (13) and RBIs (57) while playing in 138 games, his most since 2012.Descalso has batted .240 with 46 homers and 279 RBIs in 997 games in nine seasons with St. Louis, Colorado and the Diamondbacks.He has played every position except for center field and catcher.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Dec 1814:34Twins to retire Mauer's No 7 jersey next seasonJoe Mauer1B/DHTwinsFree Agent
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will retire Joe Mauer's No. 7 jersey next season, moving swiftly to honor the six-time All-Star who retired after a 15-year major league career.The Twins surprised Mauer with the announcement while he was being celebrated at an all-student assembly at his alma mater Cretin-Derham Hall High School on Tuesday.Mauer will become the eighth former Twins player or manager with a retired number, joining Harmon Killebrew (3), Rod Carew (29), Tony Oliva (6), Kent Hrbek (14), Kirby Puckett (34), Bert Blyleven (28) and Tom Kelly (10). Jackie Robinson (42) has had his number retired by all major league teams.Oliva, Hrbek, Blyleven and Kelly entered the gym during the ceremony. Hrbek took the podium and turned to Mauer to reveal the news.___More AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Dec 1814:04Nationals finalize $4M, 1-year deal with AdamsMatt Adams1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Patrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yan GomesCIndiansFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsTexas BigSticks
Kurt SuzukiCBravesFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals have finalized a $4 million, one-year deal with first baseman Matt Adams that includes a mutual option for 2020.General manager Mike Rizzo announced the contract Tuesday. Washington and Adams agreed last weekend pending a successful physical.Adams returns to the Nationals after they traded him to St. Louis in August for $50,000. At the time of the trade, he considered the possibility of going back to Washington in 2019.The 30-year-old said Tuesday he's excited about the moves Rizzo has already made, signing left-handed starter Patrick Corbin and catcher Kurt Suzuki and acquiring catcher Yan Gomes from Cleveland, and would be happy if the Nationals brought back star outfielder Bryce Harper.Adams is a career .266 hitter and had 21 home runs and 57 RBIs last season with the Nationals and Cardinals. He fills a void for Washington as a left-handed bat who is expected to split time at first base with Ryan Zimmerman.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Dec 1813:44Twins to retire Mauer's No 7 jersey next seasonJoe Mauer1B/DHTwinsFree Agent
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will retire Joe Mauer's No. 7 jersey next season, moving swiftly with to honor the six-time All-Star who retired after a 15-year major league career.The Twins surprised Mauer with the announcement while he was being celebrated at an all-student assembly at his alma mater Cretin-Derham Hall High School on Tuesday.Mauer will become the eighth former Twins player or manager with a retired number, joining Harmon Killebrew (3), Rod Carew (29), Tony Oliva (6), Kent Hrbek (14), Kirby Puckett (34), Bert Blyleven (28) and Tom Kelly (10). Jackie Robinson (42) has had his number retired by all major league teams.Oliva, Hrbek, Blyleven and Kelly entered the gym during the ceremony. Hrbek took the podium and turned to Mauer to reveal the news.___More AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Dec 1721:43AP source: Astros agree to 2-year deal with Michael BrantleyMichael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
George SpringerCF/RFAstrosThe Seals Guys
HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the Houston Astros have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent outfielder Michael Brantley.The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Monday night because the club has not yet announced the move.The 31-year-old Brantley has spent his entire 10-year career with the Cleveland Indians, where he was a three-time All-Star.Brantley is a career .295 hitter and gives Houston an upgrade to an outfield anchored by center fielder George Springer.Brantley hit .309 with 17 homers, 36 doubles and 76 RBIs last season in 143 games, with 134 starts in left field. Brantley's best season came in 2014 when he finished third in AL MVP voting after hitting 20 homers with 97 RBIs — both career-highs.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Dec 1721:03AP source: Astros agree to 2-year deal with Michael BrantleyMichael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
George SpringerCF/RFAstrosThe Seals Guys
HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the Houston Astros have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent outfielder Michael Brantley.The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Monday night because the club has not yet announced the move.The 31-year-old Brantley has spent his entire 10-year career with the Cleveland Indians, where he was a three-time All-Star.Brantley is a career .295 hitter and gives Houston an upgrade to an outfield anchored by center fielder George Springer.Brantley hit .309 with 17 homers, 36 doubles and 76 RBIs last season in 143 games, with 134 starts in left field. Brantley's best season came in 2014 when he finished third in AL MVP voting after hitting 20 homers with 97 RBIs — both career-highs.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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