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Tue Dec 1821:54AP source: Matt Harvey, Angels agree to $11M, 1-year dealMatt HarveySPRedsSchellackers
Andrew HeaneySPAngelsFree Agent
Devin MesoracoC/PHMetsTeam Lorin
Shohei OhtaniDH/PH/SPAngelsFree Agent
JC RamírezSPAngelsFree 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 1821:04Nationals finalize $4M, 1-year deal with AdamsMatt Adams1B/LF/PHNationalsSith Lords
Patrick CorbinSPNationalsTeam Lorin
Yan GomesCNationalsFree Agent
Bryce HarperCF/RFNationalsTeam Lorin
Kurt SuzukiCNationalsSchellackers
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsBallbusters
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 HarveySPRedsSchellackers
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 1817:44Andrew McCutchen eager to play in hitter friendly ballparkBryce HarperCF/RFNationalsTeam Lorin
Rhys Hoskins1B/LFPhilliesBuchanalia
Manny Machado3B/SSDodgersBuchanalia
Andrew McCutchenRFPhilliesFree Agent
Jean SeguraSSPhilliesFree Agent
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 Canó2BMetsFree Agent
Yoenis CéspedesLFMetsTeam Erik
Brandon NimmoCF/LF/PH/RFMetsBuchanalia
Kevin PlaweckiCMetsTeam Mike
Wilson RamosCMetsTeam Jim
Jason VargasSPMetsBallbusters
Travis d'ArnaudCMetsSalt City Sox
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 1816:44Daniel Descalso, Cubs agree to $5M, 2-year contractDaniel Descalso2B/3B/PHCubsTeam Jim
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/3B/PHCubsTeam Jim
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/LF/PHNationalsSith Lords
Patrick CorbinSPNationalsTeam Lorin
Yan GomesCNationalsFree Agent
Bryce HarperCF/RFNationalsTeam Lorin
Kurt SuzukiCNationalsSchellackers
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsBallbusters
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/3B/PHCubsTeam Jim
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 1814:04Nationals finalize $4M, 1-year deal with AdamsMatt Adams1B/LF/PHNationalsSith Lords
Patrick CorbinSPNationalsTeam Lorin
Yan GomesCNationalsFree Agent
Bryce HarperCF/RFNationalsTeam Lorin
Kurt SuzukiCNationalsSchellackers
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsBallbusters
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
Mon Dec 1716:33Familia's preference was a return to the MetsRobinson Canó2BMetsFree Agent
Jeurys FamiliaRPMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeurys Familia would rather be a setup man for the New York Mets than close for another team.Familia had 123 saves for the Mets, who traded him to Oakland last July. He instructed agents Sam and Seth Levinson to pursue any possibility to return to the Mets."Honestly, that was my goal, be back with the Mets," Familia said during a conference call Monday, three says after his $30 million, three-year contract was finalized.New York recently acquired 2018 big league saves leader Edwin Diaz from Seattle along with All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano. Because of that, Familia will return in a different role."I want to pitch whatever innings they want to put me in the game," Familia said. "He's one of the best relievers in the game, the best closer. It's going to be fun."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 ... [More]
Mon Dec 1714:43Jordan Lyles, Pirates finalize $2.05M, 1-year dealJordan LylesRP/SPPiratesFree Agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pitcher Jordan Lyles and the Pittsburgh Pirates have finalized a $2.05 million, one-year contract.The 28-year-old right-hander can earn additional award bonuses as part of the deal, agreed to last week and announced Monday.Lyles is 31-52 with a 5.28 ERA in 217 appearances for Houston, Colorado, San Diego and Milwaukee. Though Lyles has worked primarily as a reliever since 2016, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Lyles will have an opportunity to earn a spot in the starting rotation during spring training.Lyles is coming off his best season, going 3-4 with a 4.11 ERA in 35 games with San Diego and Milwaukee, and his 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings tied his career best. He was more effective out of the bullpen (1-0, 3.32 ERA) than he was as a starter (2-4, 4.79) and seemed to hit his stride with the Brewers. Lyles was 1-0 with a 3.31 ERA 11 appearances, striking out 22 batters in 16 1/3 innings.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Dec 1713:43Indians complete trade with Nats, get minor league infielderYan GomesCNationalsFree Agent
Jefry RodriguezRP/SPIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have acquired infielder Andruw Monasterio from Washington to complete the trade that sent All-Star catcher Yan Gomes to the Nationals.Cleveland dealt Gomes last month for a package that included right-hander Jefry Rodriguez, outfielder Daniel Johnston and a player to be named, who turned to be Monasterio.The 21-year-old began last season in the Chicago Cubs organization before he was traded to the Nationals on July 31. He batted a combined .267 with three homers and 36 RBIs in 122 games.He played second base, shortstop and third base. Monasterio signed with the Cubs as a 17-year-old in 2014.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Dec 1620:43AP source: Wilson Ramos, Mets agree to $19M, 2-year dealRobinson Canó2BMetsFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalC/PHDodgersSith Lords
Kevin PlaweckiCMetsTeam Mike
Wilson RamosCMetsTeam Jim
J.T. RealmutoCMarlinsDoppelganger
Travis d'ArnaudCMetsSalt City Sox
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have agreed to a $19 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.The agreement signals an end to the Mets' pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Instead, New York turned to a two-time All-Star coming off a strong year with the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal has not been announced and is pending a physical.He would get $8.25 million next year and $9.25 in 2020, and the Mets would have a $10 million option with a $1.5 million buyout.The 31-year-old Ramos batted .306 with 15 home runs and an .845 OPS last season, ranking fifth among catchers in Wins Above Replacement at 2.4, via Fangraphs.New York officials met last week with Ramos at the winter meetings in Las Vegas and with Yasmani Grandal, another free agent catcher, in Arizona. Ramos became the priority for the Mets, partl... [More]
Sun Dec 1620:13AP source: Wilson Ramos, Mets agree to $19M, 2-year dealRobinson Canó2BMetsFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalC/PHDodgersSith Lords
Kevin PlaweckiCMetsTeam Mike
Wilson RamosCMetsTeam Jim
J.T. RealmutoCMarlinsDoppelganger
Travis d'ArnaudCMetsSalt City Sox
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have agreed to a $19 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.The agreement signals an end to the Mets' pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Instead, New York turned to a two-time All-Star coming off a strong year with the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal has not been announced and is pending a physical.The 31-year-old Ramos batted .306 with 15 home runs and an .845 OPS last season, ranking fifth among catchers in Wins Above Replacement at 2.4, via Fangraphs.New York officials met last week with Ramos at the winter meetings in Las Vegas and with Yasmani Grandal, another free agent catcher, in Arizona. Ramos became the priority for the Mets, partly because of compensation required for signing Grandal, who turned down a $17.9 million qualifying offer from the Los Angeles Do... [More]
Sun Dec 1618:23AP source: Mets sign C Wilson Ramos to 2-year dealRobinson Canó2BMetsFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalC/PHDodgersSith Lords
Kevin PlaweckiCMetsTeam Mike
Wilson RamosCMetsTeam Jim
J.T. RealmutoCMarlinsDoppelganger
Travis d'ArnaudCMetsSalt City Sox
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have agreed to a $19.5 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.The deal likely signals an end to the Mets' pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Instead, New York will turn to a two-time All-Star in Ramos who is coming off a strong year with the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal has not been announced and is still pending a physical.The 31-year-old Ramos batted .306 with 15 home runs and an .845 OPS last season, ranking fifth among catchers in Wins Above Replacement at 2.4, via Fangraphs.New York officials met last week with Ramos at the winter meetings in Las Vegas and with Yasmani Grandal, another free agent catcher, in Arizona. Ramos became the priority for the Mets, partly because of compensation required for signing Grandal, who turned down a $17.9 million qualifying ... [More]
Sun Dec 1617:33AP source: Mets sign C Wilson Ramos to 2-year dealWilson RamosCMetsTeam Jim
J.T. RealmutoCMarlinsDoppelganger
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Mets have agreed to a $19.5 million, two-year deal with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos.The deal likely signals an end to the Mets' pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Instead, New York will turn to a two-time All-Star in Ramos who is coming off a strong year with the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal has not been announced and is still pending a physical.Ramos batted .306 with 15 home runs and an .845 OPS last season. He made the All-Star team but missed the game with a hamstring injury. The 31-year-old also tore his right ACL late in the 2016 season while with the Washington Nationals.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Dec 1517:53AP Source: Nationals have agreement in principle with AdamsMatt Adams1B/LF/PHNationalsSith Lords
Yan GomesCNationalsFree Agent
Bryce HarperCF/RFNationalsTeam Lorin
Kurt SuzukiCNationalsSchellackers
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsBallbusters
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
Fri Dec 1418:22Familia, Mets finalize $30 million, 3-year contractRobinson Canó2BMetsFree Agent
Jeurys FamiliaRPMetsFree Agent
Blake TreinenRPAthleticsFree Agent
Bobby WahlRPMetsFree 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]
Thu Dec 1319:52Blue Jays are leaving Las Vegas with ElvisJon JayCF/LF/PH/RFDiamondbacksDoppelganger
Richie MartinSSOriolesFree 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]
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