November 2018 - Baseball Wiretap

Yankees Could Move Gary Sanchez In Trade For J.T. Realmuto

Nov 30, 2018 8:12 AM

The New York Yankees have discussed the possibility of trading for J.T. Realmuto with the Miami Marlins.

The Marlins want a significant haul for the catcher, while the Yankees are reluctant to offer other top pieces alongside Gary Sanchez in their offer.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

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

Dodgers, Indians Discussing Possible Corey Kluber Trade

Nov 30, 2018 8:07 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians have discussed a possible trade that would send Corey Kluber to the National League.

Various proposals have been discussed in recent days, according to sources. One possibility would send Yasiel Puig to Cleveland.

Kluber is under team control through 2021.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Reds Have Serious Interest In Dallas Keuchel

Nov 30, 2018 8:03 AM

The Cincinnati Reds are "all over" Dallas Keuchel in free agency, according to a report.

The Reds have also reached out to J.A. Happ.

Keuchel, who will be 31 on Jan. 1, had a 3.74 ERA and 153 strikeouts in 204.2 innings for the Houston Astros this season.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Cubs Trade Tommy La Stella To Angels

Nov 30, 2018 7:58 AM

The Chicago Cubs have traded Tommy La Stella to the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The move came a day after the Cubs acquired Ronald Torreyes from the New York Yankees.

La Stella, 29, set the Cubs' single-season record with 24 pinch hits last season, compiling an .813 OPS off the bench.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Garrett Richards, Padres Agree Upon Two-Year Deal

Nov 30, 2018 7:54 AM

The San Diego Padres have agreed to a two-year deal with Garrett Richards worth $15 million guaranteed.

Richards, 30, is expected to spend the entire 2019 season recovering from Tommy John surgery.

He made 16 starts to begin the season -- posting a 3.66 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP and a 2.56 strikeout-to-walk ratio -- but damaged his ulnar collateral ligament in July.


Tags: San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Mets Close To Deal With Mariners For Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz

Nov 29, 2018 9:50 PM

The New York Mets are close to acquiring Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners.

Cano is owed $120 million and the Mariners could send additional money in the deal.

Among the Mets prospects being mentioned in the talks are right-hander Justin Dunn, a first-rounder in 2016, and outfielder Jarred Kelenic, the sixth overall pick in 2018. Second baseman Jeff McNeil has also been mentioned, as well as veterans with big contracts such as right fielder Jay Bruce, left-handed starter Jason Vargas and right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak.

Diaz is considered the main prize of the deal for the Mets as he's coming off a season with a 1.96 ERA and 57 saves at the age of 24.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Tags: New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees Could Be Waiting For Nolan Arenado In 2019

Nov 29, 2018 8:20 AM

The New York Yankees may not be seriously interested in Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, writes Ken Rosenthal.

Rosenthal speculates that the Yankees may focus on fortifying their rotation this offseason and then try to sign Nolan Arenado next year.

The Colorado Rockies infielder could be a free agent in 2019.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

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

Nationals Meet With Patrick Corbin

Nov 29, 2018 8:15 AM

The Washington Nationals met with Patrick Corbin on Wednesday, according to sources.

Corbin also recently met with the Philadelphia Phillies and he's expected to sit down with the New York Yankees as well.

Jamal Collier/MLB

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Astros Among Those Pursuing Nathan Eovaldi

Nov 29, 2018 8:12 AM

The Houston Astros are among the clubs interested in signing Nathan Eovaldi, according to a report.

Eovaldi has also been linked to the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Braves Unlikely To Meet Trade Demands For Corey Kluber

Nov 29, 2018 8:08 AM

The Atlanta Braves are looking to land a frontline starting pitcher, but they appear unlikely to meet the price for Corey Kluber.

The Cleveland Indians are listening to offers for Kluber, Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco.

Atlanta is reluctant to part with what Cleveland desires for Kluber, which is reportedly a package centered around pitchers Kyle Wright and Touki Toussaint.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Tony Clark's Contract As MLBPA Head Extended Through 2022
The new deal runs one year past the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement.

Associated Press

Hitting Guru Robert Van Scoyoc Joins Dodgers' Staff
The Dodgers have hired guru Robert Van Scoyoc as their new hitting coach.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

A's Announce Location For New Ballpark
The A's, on Wednesday, announced they have found a location for their new ballpark near Jack London Square, along the water.

Indians Prefer To Trade Trevor Bauer Over Carrasco, Kluber
The Indians are reportedly considering offers for each of their top three starters, but they would prefer to move Trevor Bauer over Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Patrick Corbin Visits Phillies
The Phillies hosted Patrick Corbin for a free-agent visit on Tuesday, according to sources.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Reds Agree To Three-Year Deal With Raisel Iglesias
The deal is worth $24.125 million in total.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Jesse Chavez, Rangers Agree Upon Two-Year Deal
The Rangers have agreed to a two-year deal with Jesse Chavez worth roughly $8 million, according to a source.


Josh Donaldson Hoping For Long-Term Home With Braves
The Braves introduced Josh Donaldson on Tuesday and the former American League MVP is hoping he's found a long-term fit.

Associated Press

Mariners 'Actively Trying' To Trade Robinson Cano
The Mariners have reportedly engaged with the Mets and Yankees about a deal.


Giants 'Willing To Engage' In Talks On Madison Bumgarner
It's unclear how likely it is that the Giants will actually trade Madison Bumgarner.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Braves, Josh Donaldson Agree To One-Year, $23M Deal
The 32-year-old has been hampered by injuries in each of the last two seasons.


Mets Hire Jim Riggleman As Bench Coach
The Mets have hired Jim Riggleman as bench coach under Mickey Callaway.

Associated Press

Kenley Jansen Undergoes Second Heart Surgery
Kenley Jansen underwent heart surgery on Monday and posted a video on Twitter saying he is "doing good."

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Pirates To Sign Lonnie Chisenhall
The Pirates have agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million deal with Lonnie Chisenhall.


Brian McCann, Braves Agree Upon One-Year Deal
"It feels right," said Brian McCann, who played for the Braves fro 2005 to 2013.

Associated Press

Reds Closer Raisel Iglesias Agrees To Three-Year Deal
Raisel Iglesias has avoided arbitration, agreeing to a three-year contract with the Reds.

Ohtani Said Having Elbow Surgery Was 'Necessary'
Shane Ohtani plans to continue both pitching and hitting, and said having the surgery made the most sense.

Seibu Lions To Post Pitcher Yusei Kikuchi
The Lions will begin the posting process for LHP Yusei Kikuchi on December 3.

Royals Hire Mike Matheny As Special Advisor
Mike Matheny is the former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Manny Machado Clarifies 'Johnny Hustle' Comment
Manny Machado is addressing comments he made during the postseason that have become a story line during his free agency.

Mark Feinsand/MLB