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Tigers, Jordan Zimmermann Agree To $110M Deal

Nov 29, 2015 1:59 PM

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a five-year, $110 million deal with Jordan Zimmermann, according to a source.

The contract is pending the completion of a physical exam.

Zimmermann joins Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez atop Detroit's starting rotation.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Johnny Cueto Rejected Offer From D-Backs

Nov 30, 2015 2:18 AM

Free-agent pitcher Johnny Cueto turned down a reportedly lucrative contract offer from the D-Backs earlier this month, Arizona general manager Dave Stewart told the Arizona Republic.

Stewart would not reveal specifics of the offer, but reported Sunday that Cueto rejected a six-year, $120 million deal.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Report: Red Sox Looking To Trade Hanley Ramirez

Nov 29, 2015 2:02 PM

There is talk around baseball that the Boston Red Sox are trying to move Hanley Ramirez in a trade.

The Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Angels appear to be possible destinations for the shortstop-turned-outfielder.

There is more than $68 million remaining on Ramirez's contract, which complicates any possible trade.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Zobrist Is 'No. 1 Target' For Mets

Nov 29, 2015 1:59 PM

The New York Mets have labeled Ben Zobrist as their "No. 1 target," according to a report.

The Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants are also believed to be interested in Zobrist, who won a World Series title with the Kansas City Royals this month.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Nationals Resisting Offers For Joe Ross

Nov 29, 2015 2:05 PM

Joe Ross is a sought-after trade target this winter, but the Washington Nationals have been resisting all offers.

The Nationals have holes to fill with Jordan Zimmermann leaving in free agency and Doug Fister likely to follow suit.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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J.A. Happ Returns To Blue Jays

Nov 28, 2015 1:25 AM

J.A. Happ is headed back to the B ;lue jays, according to an report on Friday.

The left-hander agreed to a $36 million, three-year contract, returning to the team he pitched for from 2012 to 2014.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Cubs Acquire Rex Brothers From Rockies

Nov 25, 2015 4:38 PM

The Chicago Cubs have acquired Rex Brothers from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for left-hander Wander Cabrera.

Brothers, who turns 28 next month, split last season between the Rockies and Triple-A Albuquerque, going 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA in 17 Major League relief appearances.

Carrie Muskat/MLB

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Minors HR Leader Mike Hessman Retires To Pursue Coaching

Nov 28, 2015 8:40 PM

Minor league home run king Mike Hessman says he is retiring as a player and will pursue a career as a coach.

Hessman confirmed his decision in a text to The Associated Press on Saturday.

Hessman became the career home run leader for U.S.-based minor leagues in August when he hit a grand slam to pass Buzz Arlett with his 433rd homer.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Pirates Acquire Allen Webster From D-Backs For Cash

Nov 28, 2015 3:26 PM

The D-Backs have traded right-hander Allen Webster to the Pirates for cash considerations.

Webster was traded to the D-Backs from Boston last offseason in a deal that sent left-hander Wade Miley to the Red Sox and right-hander Rubby De La Rosa to the desert.

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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D-Backs Name Dave Magadan Hitting Coach

Nov 28, 2015 3:19 PM

The D-Backs have hired Dave Magadan as their hitting coach, according to a report

The 53-year-old Magadan spent the last three seasons as hitting coach of the Rangers. Before that, he was hitting coach for the Padres and Red Sox.

In Magadan's first year in Boston, 2007, the Red Sox won the World Series.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Pirates Listening To Offers For 2016 Free Agents
The Pirates are listening to offers for Mark Melancon, Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez.


Report: Tigers In Serious Talks With Jordan Zimmerman
Jordan Zimmerman went 13-10 with a 3.66 ERA in 33 starts for the Nationals last season.

MLB To Investigate Puig's Reported Altercation With Sister
Miami police confirmed to The Associated Press that Yasiel Puig was involved in an argument with his sister Wednesday night at the Blue Martini bar.

Several GMs Predict Red Sox Will Sign David Price
As many as six general managers predicted to Peter Gammons that the Red Sox will sign David Price amid reports that they are the leaders for the left-hander.

Peter Gammons

Astros Unlikely To Sign Chris Davis
The Astros have been connected to Chris Davis, but they aren't expected to sign the first baseman, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Marlins, Dee Gordon Discussing Extension
Dee Gordon confirmed his camp has been in talks with the Marlins regarding a multiyear deal during an appearance on MLB Network on Wednesday.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Alex Avila Signs Deal With White Sox
The White Sox have signed Alex Avila to a one-year contract.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Astros Trade Jed Lowrie To Athletics
The Astros have traded Jed Lowrie to the Athletics less than a year after the infielder left Oakland to sign a three-year deal with Houston.

Associated Press

Report: Ivan Nova Available Via Trade
The Yankees are willing to deal Ivan Nova, according to a report in The New York Post.

Chad Thornburg/MLB

Marlins, Mariners Discussing Marcell Ozuna Trade
Marcell Ozuna has been a frequent subject of trade rumors this offseason.

Chad Thornburg/MLB

Giants Among Teams Interested In John Lackey
The Giants are among the clubs interested in free-agent John Lackey, according to a source.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Mariners Expected To Trade Mark Trumbo
Jerry Dipoto traded Trumbo to the Diamondbacks when he was the general manager of the Angels.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Angels Name Bud Black Special Assistant To GM
The Angels have hired Bud Black as special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler.


Geovany Soto Agrees To Deal With Angels
Geovany Soto's deal came just one day after the Angels saw Chris Iannetta sign with the Mariners in free agency.

Associated Press

Lincecum Planning January Showcase, Signing
Tim Lincecum is expected to wait until after the new year before looking for a new contract and holding a potential showcase for Major League clubs.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Padres Meet With Nobuhiro Matsuda
Two members of the Padres front office, including A.J. Preller, recently met with free agent third baseman Nobuhiro Matsuda, according to multiple reports.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Orioles Very Interested In Re-Signing Chris Davis
Buck Showalter has confirmed that the Orioles are very interested in re-signing Chris Davis this offseason.

Brittany Ghiroli/MLB

Dipoto Refutes Report That Cano Wants Out Of Seattle
After a report in The New York Daily News suggested that Robinson Cano is unhappy and wants out of Seattle, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto refuted the notion.

Greg Johns/MLB

Dodgers Have Inquired About Trade For Aroldis Chapman
The Dodgers are looking for relief help and have gone as far as to inquire with the Reds about Aroldis Chapman.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Angels May Pursue Jason Heyward
The Angels aren't ruling out a pursuit of Jason Heyward in free agency, according to sources.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

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