Baseball Wiretap

Yankees, Reds Complete Deal For Sonny Gray

Jan 22, 2019 2:19 AM

The Yankees have traded starting pitcher Sonny Gray to the Cincinnati Reds, the teams announced Monday, finalizing a days-in-the-making deal that ends Gray's topsy-turvy stint with New York.

Both sides completed a deal that was contingent upon the Reds reaching a contract extension with the 29-year-old Gray, who agreed to a three-year, $30.5 million extension that includes a $12 million club option for 2023, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN. Combined with his $7.5 million salary this season, Gray's deal can max out at five years and $50 million.

Tags: New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

A's May Have New Name For Stadium

Jan 21, 2019 1:12 AM

The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum may soon have a new name with a ring to it. Or at least one that’s easier to nickname.

Coliseum Authority Executive Director Scott McKibben said RingCentral is interested in naming rights at the stadium. Executives from the Belmont-based company toured the Coliseum last month, he said.

East Bay Times

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor

Reds, Yankees Nearing Sonny Gray Trade

Jan 20, 2019 9:25 PM

The Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees are nearing a trade centered around Sonny Gray, according to multiple reports.

The Yankees would reportedly get a draft pick and infield prospect Shed Long in the deal.

Cincinnati is working on a contract extension with Gray.

Gray avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.5 million contract with the Yankees last week. He will be eligible for free agency after the 2019 season.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Cardinals, Miles Mikolas Interested In Extension

Jan 20, 2019 9:19 PM

Miles Mikolas is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2019 season, but the St. Louis Cardinals would like to keep that from happening.

Both sides have expressed interest in negotiating a contract extension.

According to a report, the right-hander's agent has been in touch with the Cardinals "about what the framework would look like for an extension."

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Cubs Have Considered Trading Ben Zobrist

Jan 20, 2019 9:14 PM

The Chicago Cubs are facing a budget-crunch and have considered the idea of trading Ben Zobrist, according to a report.

Zobrist carries a $12.5 million salary for 2019 and the Cubs are looking for bullpen help.

Sahadev Sharma/The Athletic

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Tim Tebow To Open In Mets' Major League Camp

Jan 20, 2019 9:08 PM

Tim Tebow will report to Major League camp with the New York Mets in February.

It will be his third season with the club.

Last season, Tebow hit .273 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 84 Double-A games before a broken hand ended his season in July.

Because he is not on the 40-man roster, Tebow needed an invite to big league camp, which opens Feb. 16.


Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

Yadier Molina Takes Exception To Kris Bryant's Comments

Jan 20, 2019 1:34 AM

The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals won't see each other until early May, but the heat already has been turned up on one of baseball's best rivalries.

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant called St. Louis "boring" during a comedic moment at the team's annual fan convention this weekend. When Cardinals star catcher Yadier Molina heard about the comment, he responded by saying "only stupid players and losers" make fun of other cities.

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor

Bryant, Longoria Frustrated That Harper, Machado Remain Unsigned

Jan 19, 2019 1:22 AM

Cubs star Kris Bryant and Giants third baseman Evan Longoria both expressed frustration for free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, who remain unsigned with less than a month to go before spring training begins.

Tags: Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Yankees Working Hard To Trade Sonny Gray

Jan 18, 2019 8:01 AM

The New York Yankees appear focused on trading Sonny Gray.

The shift in focus comes after reaching an agreement on a three-year deal with Adam Ottavino.

The Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A's, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners have been linked to Gray.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees, Adam Ottavino Agree To Three-Year, $27M Deal

Jan 18, 2019 7:56 AM

The New York Yankees have agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with Adam Ottavino, according to league sources.

The right-hander struck out 112 batters for the Colorado Rockies last season.

Ottavino had a 2.43 ERA as a lockdown reliever for Colorado.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

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

Red Sox Unlikely To Spend Big On Closer
Craig Kimbrel is seeking a long-term, high-salaried contract, but the Red Sox are concerned about luxury tax.


Angels, Cody Allen Agree Upon One-Year Deal
The Angels have agreed to a one-year deal with Cody Allen, according to league sources.


Deion Sanders Advises Kyler Murray To Choose Baseball
Deion Sanders played for five Major League teams, but made the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Joe Maddon: Bryce Harper To Cubs Is 'Not Going To Happen'
The Cubs have a limited budget this offseason, but had been expected to be players for Bryce Harper for several years.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Diamondbacks, Wilmer Flores Agree Upon One-Year Deal
The agreement includes a club option for 2020.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

White Sox Have $175M Offer On Table For Manny Machado
The White Sox have made a seven-year, $175 million offer to Manny Machado, according to sources.


Phillies Plan To Make Play For Mike Trout In Two Years
The Phillies plan to make "a big play" for Mike Trout when he's scheduled to become a free agent in two years.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Phillies Won't Sign Both Bryce Harper And Manny Machado
The Phillies have been linked to both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado in free agency, but they won't be signing both superstars.

Matt Gelb/The Athletic

Giants Hire Pitching Analyst To Help With Training
The Giants have hired Matt Daniels as pitching analyst under Farhan Zaidi.

Associated Press

Red Sox To Visit White House On Feb. 15
Sam Kennedy said he expects "a healthy representation of ownership, executives, coaches and players" to attend the ceremony, but it is not mandatory.


Anaheim Approves Lease Extension For Angels
Anaheim has voted in favor of a one-year extension to the Angels' stadium lease.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Rays Nearing Deal With Avisail Garcia
The deal would be for $3.5 million guaranteed, plus bonuses that could increase the value to $6 million.

Juan Toribio/MLB

White Sox Haven't Moved Off Seven-Year Offer To Manny Machado
Despite reports of an eight-year offer, the White Sox haven't moved off their previous seven-year contract offer to Manny Machado, according to multiple reports.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Derek Holland Re-Signs With Giants On One-Year Deal
The Giants have re-signed Derek Holland to a one-year, $7 million deal, according to a source.


Kyler Murray Enters NFL Draft, Can Still Negotiate With A's
Kyler Murray announced via Twitter on Monday that he is entering his name into the NFL Draft.


Rays Looking At Matt Davidson As Two-Way Player
Matt Davidson would likely serve as a corner infielder and also pitch in relief on occasion.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Alex Bregman Undergoes Right Elbow Surgery
Alex Bregman will be limited at the start of spring training but is expected to be ready to play prior to the start of the regular season.

Katherine Acquavella/CBS Sports

Phillies Now 'Clear-Cut Favorite' To Sign Bryce Harper
After meeting with Bryce Harper for five hours in Las Vegas on Saturday, the Phillies are considered the favorites to sign him, according to a report.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Sources: A's Receive OK To Offer Kyler Murray More Money
The sports battle for Kyler Murray's services is expected to be resolved in the coming days.

Sources: Manny Machado Has Eight-Year Offer From White Sox
The Phillies also remain in the hunt for free agent Manny Machado.