Baseball Wiretap

Yadier Molina To Have Clean-Up Knee Surgery
The Cardinals expect catcher Yadier Molina to be ready for Spring Training.

A's Prospect Kyler Murray Wins Heisman Trophy
The A's made Kyler Murray the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft.

Mike Napoli Announces Retirement
Mike Napoli hit 267 home runs during his 13-year MLB career.

U.S. Senate Passes Bill To Honor Larry Doby
Former Indians center fielder Larry Doby was the AL's first black ballplayer.

Merrill Kelly Agrees To Two-Year, $5.5M Deal With D-Backs
Right-hander Merrill Kelly spend the past four seasons with SK Wyverns in South Korea, going 48-32 with a 3.86 REA.

Nationals Don't Expect To Re-Sign Bryce Harper
The Nationals don't expect to re-sign Bryce Harper, says owner Mark Lerner.


Royals 'Looking Hard' At Billy Hamilton
The Royals are interested in Billy Hamilton and are "looking hard" at the outfielder.

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Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo Killed In Car Crash
Former Major League Baseball players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car accident on Thursday night in Venezuela.


Phillies Acquire Jose Alvarez From Angels
The Phillies have acquired left-hander Jose Alvarez from the Angels in exchange for right-hander Luis Garcia.


Twins, Jonathan Schoop Agree Upon One-Year, $7.5M Deal
The deal will also allow Jonathan Schoop to earn a $100,000 performance bonus for reaching 600 plate appearances, plus additional award bonuses.

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Indians Exercise Carlos Carrasco's Option, Agree To Two-Year Extension
The Indians have exercised their 2020 option on Carlos Carrasco and signed him to a two-year extension that takes him through the 2022 season.


Dodgers Reach Out To White Sox About Jose Abreu
The Dodgers have reportedly inquired with the White Sox about the availability of Jose Abreu.

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Nathan Eovaldi Nearing Agreement To Return To Red Sox
The report states that "the market is really just the Red Sox at this point."

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Mets Interested In A.J. Pollock
The Mets are interested in A.J. Pollock as a target in free agency.

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Rob Manfred Gaining Support To Limit Defensive Shifts
Rob Manfred received support last month from baseball's competition committee as he attempts to put something in place to limit defensive shifts.


Marlins Hire Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. As Pitching Coach
Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. was the pitching coach for the Mariners from 2016-18.

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Cardinals To Acquire Paul Goldschmidt From Diamondbacks
Arizona will receive right-hander Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a Competitive Balance Round B draft selection in 2019 from St. Louis.

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Phillies Inquire With Giants About Madison Bumgarner
They have also been linked to J.A. Happ and Dallas Keuchel.

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Yankees, Indians Have Discussed Carlos Carrasco, Corey Kluber
Those discussions could be renewed at the upcoming winter meetings.

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Phillies Now Focused On J.A. Happ
Now that Patrick Corbin has agreed to terms with the Nationals, the Phillies are focused on J.A. Happ in free agency.

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Mets Wanted To 'Block' Edwin Diaz From Phillies
The Mets aggressively pursued Edwin Diaz in part to "block" the Phillies from trading for the closer, says Jeff Wilpon.


Astros, Robinson Chirinos Agree Upon One-Year Deal
Chirinos, 34, posted career highs in home runs (18) and RBIs (65) for the Rangers last season.


Patrick Corbin Agrees To Six-Year Deal With Nationals
Patrick Corbin is a two-time All-Star.

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Dodgers Among Those Meeting With Bryce Harper
The Dodgers have had a sit-down meeting with Bryce Harper, according to a report.

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Dodgers, Dave Roberts Agree To Extension Through 2022
The Dodgers have agreed to a four-year contract extension with Dave Roberts that runs through the 2022 season.

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Japanese Left-Hander Yusei Kikuchi Available To MLB Teams
The Yankees are expected to be among those interested.

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Red Sox Accept Invitation To White House
Alex Cora, who has been critical of President Donald Trump's comments on Puerto Rico, says he will attend.


Several 'Surprise Teams' Making Run At Patrick Corbin
Patrick Corbin met with the Phillies, Nationals and Yankees last week.

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Yankees Deny Gary Sanchez Is Available In Trade
Brian Cashman has denied rumors that the Yankees have made Gary Sanchez available in trades this offseason.

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Blue Jays Have Interest In Dallas Keuchel
The Blue Jays saw their starters post a 5.14 ERA last season, third worst in the Major Leagues.

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