Baseball Wiretap

Report: Padres, Phillies Discussing Trade For Hamels

Dec 21, 2014 9:26 PM

The Padres and Phillies have discussed a potential trade for left-hander Cole Hamels, reported Sunday evening. Outfielder Wil Myers would be the headliner heading back to Philadelphia, according to the report.

The Boston Globe reported last week the Padres, Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers and Rangers were interested the 30-year-old Hamels.

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Hundley Appears Unlikely To Rejoin O's

Dec 21, 2014 1:41 PM

Free-agent catcher Nick Hundley has a two-year offer from an unidentified team, making him unlikely to return to the Orioles, reports.

The Orioles declined a $5M option on Hundley for the 2015 season but had interest in bringing him back into the fold at a lesser salary. He hit .243/.273/.358 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 218 at-bats between Baltimore and San Diego in 2014.

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Bid From Unnamed Team Accepted For Jung-Ho Kang

Dec 21, 2014 2:34 AM

The Nexen Heroes, a South Korean baseball club, have accepted a bid for shortstop Jung-Ho Kang, which would enable him to play in the Majors next season, according to the Yonhap News Agency.

"I'd like to thank the Heroes and others who've helped me along the way so far," Kang said through the club, according to the agency. "I think this is only the beginning. As the first position player from Korea to be posted, I am excited about the challenges ahead and I am also feeling a strong sense of responsibility."

Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Giants Send Two Prospects To Marlins For McGehee

Dec 21, 2014 2:10 AM

The Giants acquired third baseman Casey McGehee on Friday night from the Marlins for a pair of right-handed minor league pitchers, finding their replacement for Pablo Sandoval.

San Francisco announced the trade late Friday. The World Series champions are sending Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo to the Marlins.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Sources: Angels Sign Cuban Prospect Roberto Baldoquin

Dec 20, 2014 11:52 PM

Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin has signed with the Angels after passing his physical, sources told on Saturday.

Baldoquin, who turns 21 in May, will receive an $8M signing bonus once the deal becomes official.

The signing won't be announced by the team until paperwork is approved by the Commissioner's Office, which could take place at some point next week.

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Giants Consider Upgrading The Rotation

Dec 20, 2014 6:33 PM

The Giants have moved decisively in recent days. They answered their third-base question with Casey McGehee.

"I think we're going to take the next day or two to assess what we have left both to spend and how we can best execute the next move," Giants GM Brian Sabean said Saturday during a conference call to announce the McGehee trade.

Sabean said the Giants have spoken with right-hander James Shields, a potential upgrade for their starting rotation.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Marlins Acquire Martin Prado From Yankees

Dec 19, 2014 7:56 PM

The Miami Marlins have acquired Martin Prado from the New York Yankees.

Miami will also receive David Phelps and cash in exchange for Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Jones and Domingo German.

Brian Cashman confirmed that the Yankees will send $6 million to the Marlins in the deal -- $3 million in each of the next two years.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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David Ross To Sign With Cubs

Dec 19, 2014 7:52 PM

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to sign David Ross to a two-year, $5 million deal.

It was reported earlier Friday that Ross would sign with the San Diego Padres, but he ends up with the Cubs.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Giants To Acquire Casey McGehee

Dec 19, 2014 7:49 PM

The San Francisco Giants will acquire Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins.

San Francisco is expected to ship two Minor League pitchers to Miami.

The Giants are in need of a third baseman.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Source: Red Sox, Padres Nearing Middlebrooks Deal

Dec 19, 2014 10:57 AM

The San Diego Padres are nearing a deal with the Boston Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks, according to a source.

Middlebrooks played third base for the Red Sox during a rough 2014 season.

San Diego will reportedly send Ryan Hanigan to Boston in the deal.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Justin Upton Traded To Padres
Justin Upton will make $14.5 million in 2015 and is set for free agency in 2016.


Sources: Braves Finishing Justin Upton Trade
Justin Upton hit .270/.342/.491 in 641 plate appearances this past season.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Mets, Rockies Quietly Discussing Tulowitzki
Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard is said to be the centerpiece of discussions, but there is still a long way to go in negotiations.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Yankees Not Targeting Max Scherzer
"The chances of us bringing in a guy for six [years] and $25 million or over in my opinion is virtually none,'' president Randy Levine said. "At the end of the day you have to be realistic in any

Wallace Matthews/ESPN

A's Trade Derek Norris To Padres
Oakland got right-handers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez for Norris, right-hander Seth Streich and an international signing slot.

Associated Press

Peavy, Giants Agree To $24M Contract
The deal will pay Peavy base salaries of $7 million in 2015 and $13 million in 2016, according to a source.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Selig To Earn $6M Annually In Retirement
Bud Selig was elected commissioner in July 1998 and will retire on Jan. 25, when Rob Manfred takes over with a five-year term.


Dodgers, Padres Finalize Kemp Trade
Matt Kemp has joined the Padres after the club finalized a five-player trade with the Dodgers on Thursday night.

Associated Press

Red Sox Actively Discussing Allen Craig In Trade Talks
The Red Sox are actively discussing Allen Craig with at least one club, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Sources: Rollins Trade Still In Play Despite Kemp Snag
If Matt Kemp doesn't head to the Padres, Philadelphia would have to agree on different compensation.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

A's Acquire De La Rosa From Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks have acquired cash from the Athletics for Eury De La Rosa.

Associated Press

Kemp's Hip Put Dodgers-Padres Trade On Hold
The trade between the Dodgers and Padres centered around Matt Kemp is currently on hold while the Padres review the outfielder's medical records, according to a source.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Marlins Getting Calls About Garrett Jones
The Marlins may decide to keep Jones, and use him as a left-handed bat off the bench, either at first base or in right field.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Hamels Keeping An Open Mind On Future
Cole Hamels has repeatedly said that he wants to win while he is pitching in his prime.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Sources: Angels Have Discussed Hamilton With Rangers, Padres
Josh Hamilton is owed $83 million over the next three seasons.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Markakis Has Neck Surgery For Herniated Disk
The fusion operation was performed Wednesday in Atlanta by Dr. Steven Wray.

Associated Press

Jason Kipnis Has Finger Surgery
Jason Kipnis underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a damaged tendon in his left ring finger, an injury he sustained while working out with weights in Chicago.

Associated Press

Royals To Sign Volquez For $20M
The 31-year-old earned the deal after a strong 2014 season with the Pirates.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Peavy Drawing Interest From Braves, Giants, Marlins
The Marlins will only enter the race to sign Jake Peavy if Dan Haren retires or is traded.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Padres, Rays, Nationals Agree To Trade Centered Around Myers
A three-team deal has been agreed upon that will send Wil Myers to the Padres.

Jim Bowden/ESPN