October 2019 - Baseball Wiretap

Twins Sign Pitchers Homer Bailey, Rich Hill To One-Year Deals

Jan 3, 2020 10:22 AM

The Twins have addressed their most glaring roster void. The club on Tuesday signed veteran starting pitchers Homer Bailey and Rich Hill to one-year contracts.

Bailey’s deal is for $7 million, a source confirmed to MLB.com, with performance bonuses if he reaches 180 innings. Hill’s deal includes $3 million in guarantees, MLB.com has confirmed, with escalators that could take it to $9.5 million with 75 innings or 15 starts, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.


Tags: Minnesota Twins, Signing

Rockies Not Inclined To Trade Nolan Arenado

Jan 2, 2020 7:18 AM

The Colorado Rockies have been listening to offers for Nolan Arenado, but they may not be truly willing to move him.

An executive whose team had conversations with the Rockies recently came away with the feeling that Arenado won't be traded.

"Now Colorado is just open to ideas rather than pushing to unload the third baseman's contract," reports Buster Olney.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Reds, Shogo Akiyama Agree Upon Three-Year Deal

Dec 31, 2019 8:04 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement on a three-year deal with Shogo Akiyama.

Nikkan Sports reported on Monday that the outfielder received a $15 million deal, though sources claimed the bidding for Akiyama exceeded $20 million.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Red Sox Aren't Actively Shopping Mookie Betts

Jan 2, 2020 7:18 AM

While a trade might still be a possibility, the Boston Red Sox are not "actively shopping" Mookie Betts.

The report states that the Red Sox will still currently listen to offers for the outfielder.

Betts is scheduled to hit free agency after the 2020 season.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Braves Have Asked About Nolan Arenado

Dec 30, 2019 8:26 AM

The Atlanta Braves have inquired with the Colorado Rockies about Nolan Arenado.

The Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals are also known to be seeking help at third base.

It isn't believed that talks between the Braves and Rockies are active.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Rangers Most Prominent Team In On Nicholas Castellanos

Dec 30, 2019 8:21 AM

The Texas Rangers are the most prominent club in on Nicholas Castellanos in free agency.

The Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds are in the mix as well.

Castellanos hit .289/.337/.525 in 151 games last season.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Indians Sign Cesar Hernandez To One-Year, $6.25M Contract

Dec 31, 2019 8:07 AM

The Tribe officially announced on Sunday that it has signed César Hernández to a one-year deal. A source told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi earlier this week that Hernández's contract is worth $6.25 million, though the club has not confirmed the value.

To make room on their 40-man roster, the Indians designated catcher Eric Haase for assignment.


Tags: Cleveland Indians, Signing

Sources: Marlins, Corey Dickerson Agree On Two-Year, $17.5M Deal

Dec 29, 2019 7:28 PM

The Miami Marlins have reached an agreement with free agent outfielder Corey Dickerson on a $17.5 million, two-year contract, sources have confirmed to ESPN.

MLB Network first reported on the deal between the sides.


Tags: Miami Marlins, Free Agent Rumor, Terms Agreement

White Sox Remain Interested In Yasiel Puig

Dec 27, 2019 8:08 AM

The Chicago White Sox have added a number of pieces this offseason, but they remain interested in Yasiel Puig, according to a report.

The White Sox recently acquired Nomar Mazara and agreed to a deal with Edwin Encarnacion.

Despite that, Puig remains a "primary target" for Chicago.

Mark Feinsand/MLB

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Rich Hill, Wife Arrested After Incident At Gillette Stadium

Dec 27, 2019 8:03 AM

Rich Hill and his wife were arrested and fined over an altercation with police at Saturday's Buffalo Bills-New England Patriots game.

Caitlin Hill repeatedly tried to enter Gillette Stadium with an oversized bag, Foxborough Police said. She was arrested on disorderly conduct and trespassing charges after she refused to leave the area when ordered by police.

Rich Hill was then arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he tried to stop police from putting Caitlin Hill into a police vehicle.


Tags: Misc Rumor

Indians Agree To Terms With Cesar Hernandez

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Matt Moore To Play For Fukuoka In Japan


Source: Reds In Talks With Outfielder Shogo Akiyama


Sources: White Sox, Edwin Encarnacion Agree To One-Year, $12M Deal


Francisco Cervelli Agrees To One-Year, $2M Contract With Marlins


D-Backs, Kole Calhoun Agree To Two-Year, $16M Deal


Mets, Dellin Betances Agree On One-Year Deal


Francisco Lindor Trade Talks Entering 'Critical Stage'

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

White Sox, Edwin Encarnacion Discussing Contract

Bruce Levine/670 The Score

Charlie Morton Could Be Attractive Trade Target

Buster Olney/ESPN

Yankees Aren't Giving Up On Trade For Josh Hader

Jon Heyman/MLB Network

Sources: Hyun-Jin Ryu Agrees To Four-Year, $80M Deal With Blue Jays


Report: Blue Jays Talking Trading For David Price


Source: Blue Jays, Travis Shaw Agree To One-Year, $4M Deal


Report: Umpires Agree To Test Plans For Automated Strike Zone


White Sox, Dallas Keuchel Agree To Three-Year, $55.5M Deal


Astros, Martin Maldonado Agree To Two-Year, $7M Deal


Tigers Reach One-Year, $6.1M Deals With Jonathan Schoop, C.J. Cron


Report: Yoenis Cespedes' Salary For 2020 Cut From $29.5M To $6M


White Sox, Gio Gonzalez Agree To One-Year, $5M Deal