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Blue Jays, George Springer Agree To Six-Year, $150M Deal

Jan 20, 2021 1:15 AM

Outfielder George Springer and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a six-year, $150 million contract, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan on Tuesday.

Springer is headed to the Blue Jays' spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida, for a physical. If all goes according to plan, Toronto will get the star it has been looking for all winter.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Terms Agreement

Michael Brantley Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Blue Jays

Jan 20, 2021 12:20 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a three-year deal with Michael Brantley, according to a source.

The move came hours after the Blue Jays added George Springer on a six-year, $150 million deal.

In 46 games with the Houston Astros in 2020, Brantley hit. 300, with five homers, 22 RBIs and an OPS of .840.


Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

MLB 'Motivated' To Hold Scouting Combine

Jan 20, 2021 8:42 AM

Major League Baseball is "motivated" to hold a scouting combine of some kind before the 2021 draft in June.

The league has started to inform clubs of potential logistics in recent weeks, according to sources.

MLB gained the right to host a combine or combine-like event in either 2020 or 2021 last March, as part of its agreement with the MLB Players Association.

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Tags: Draft, Misc Rumor

Padres Could Use Six-Man Rotation

Jan 20, 2021 8:39 AM

The San Diego Padres could use a six-man starting rotation if Major League Baseball holds a full 162-game season.

As the Padres' roster currently stands, a six-man rotation could include Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, Dinelson Lamet, Joe Musgrove, Chris Paddack and Adrian Morejon.

In addition, MacKenzie Gore and Ryan Weathers could be options.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

Kirby Yates Reaches Deal With Blue Jays

Jan 20, 2021 8:33 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays have reached an agreement on a deal with free-agent reliever Kirby Yates.

The one-year deal carries a $5.5 million guarantee. It includes $4.5 million in performance bonuses for appearances and awards.

Yates, 33, pitched just 4 1/3 innings last season for the San Diego Padres before undergoing season-ending surgery in August to remove bone chips from his right elbow.

The Athletic

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Angels, Jose Quintana Agree To One-Year, $8M Deal

Jan 20, 2021 1:19 AM

The Angels, desperate to add starting pitching, agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with left-hander Jose Quintana on Tuesday, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Quintana, who previously pitched under current Angels manager Joe Maddon while with the Cubs, was limited to only 10 innings in 2020 largely because of thumb surgery.

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Free Agent Rumor, Terms Agreement

Hall Of Famer, Former Dodger Pitcher Don Sutton Dies At 75

Jan 19, 2021 8:12 PM

Don Sutton, the longtime Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander who won over 300 games in his Hall of Fame career, died Monday night, his son Daron announced on social media.

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, said Don Sutton died of cancer at his home in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 75.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Legal, Misc Rumor

George Springer Could Be Nearing Decision

Jan 19, 2021 8:37 AM

George Springer could decide on a free agent destination by the end of the week, according to multiple sources.

The New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays have been the two leading clubs in the Springer race throughout this offseason.

Springer has reportedly received nine-figure offers from both teams.

Jon Morosi/MLB Network

Tags: New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Padres Land Joe Musgrove In Three-Team Trade Involving Mets, Pirates

Jan 19, 2021 8:34 AM

The San Diego Padres have acquired Joe Musgrove in a three-team, seven-player deal involving the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Padres will send Joey Lucchesi to the Mets and a package of four prospects to the Pirates.

Pittsburgh will also get a prospect from New York.

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Tags: San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Blue Jays Reach Agreement With Tyler Chatwood

Jan 19, 2021 8:30 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays have reached an agreement on a one-year deal with Tyler Chatwood, according to a source.

The deal is reportedly worth $3 million with an additional $2.5 million available through performance incentives.

Chatwood, 31, spent the last three seasons with the Chicago Cubs. He had a 4.70 ERA over 67 appearances (30 starts).

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Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Reds GM Denies Luis Castillo Trade Rumors

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Mets Fire GM Jared Porter


Mets GM Jared Porter Acknowledges Sending Explicit Images

Sources: Nationals, Jon Lester Agree To One-Year Deal

Sources: Red Sox To Be Deliberate With Chris Sale's Rehab

Corey Kluber Agrees To One-Year, $11M Deal With Yankees


Giants Owner Donated To QAnon Sympathizer Rep. Lauren Boebert

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Yankees, DJ LeMahieu Finalizing Six-Year, $90M Deal


Theo Epstein Joins Commissioner's Office As Consultant

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Yankees Nearing Agreement With DJ LeMahieu

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Rockies, Mychal Givens Agree Upon One-Year, $4.05M Deal

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Corey Knebel Agrees To One-Year, $5.25M Deal With Dodgers

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Phillies Add Archie Bradley On $6M Deal


Giants, Alex Wood Agree Upon One-Year, $3M Contract

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Mets Remain Engaged In Talks With George Springer

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Phillies More Optimistic About Re-Signing J.T. Realmuto

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MLB Suspends All Political Contributions

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Blue Jays Give Mark Shapiro Five-Year Contract Extension

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Sources: Astros, Pedro Baez Agree To Two-Year Deal

MLB Planning To Start On Time, Hold Full 2021 Season

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