January 2022 - Baseball Wiretap

Evan Longoria Agrees To One-Year Deal With D-Backs

Dec 31, 2022 6:45 PM

Evan Longoria is heading to the D-backs on a one-year contract, a source told MLB.com's Steve Gilbert on Friday. The club has not confirmed the deal.

Longoria, 37, was on the free-agent market for the first time in his 15-year career. He spent the previous five seasons with the Giants before the club opted to pay him a $5 million buyout in lieu of picking up his $13 million club option.

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Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Zaidi: Giants Expressed Immediate Concerns About Carlos Correa

Dec 31, 2022 6:40 PM

Giants executive Farhan Zaidi said the club expressed concerns to Carlos Correa's representative immediately when an issue arose with the shortstop's physical exam that led to the deal collapsing.

Zaidi, San Francisco's president of baseball operations, spoke publicly Friday for the first time since the $350 million, 13-year contract for Correa fell through Dec. 20. An introductory news conference was called off about three hours before it was set to begin that day. Then Correa and agent Scott Boras struck a new deal with the Mets for $315 million over 12 years.

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Tags: San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Rangers Trade Eli White To Braves

Dec 29, 2022 8:05 AM

The Texas Rangers have traded Eli White to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash.

The Rangers had designated White for assignment last week.

In order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the Braves designated Hoy Park for assignment.

White, 28, hit .200/.274/.305 with three home runs and 41 strikeouts in 117 plate appearances in 2022.

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Tags: Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Red Sox Add Corey Kluber On One-Year, $10M Deal

Dec 29, 2022 8:01 AM

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with Corey Kluber, according to sources.

The deal includes a club option for the 2024 season.

Kluber, 36, had the second-best strikeout-to-walk ratio in the American League this past season with the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Tags: Boston Red Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Braves Acquire Lucas Luetge From Yankees

Dec 29, 2022 7:58 AM

The Atlanta Braves have acquired reliever Lucas Luetge from the New York Yankees in exchange for two Minor Leaguers.

The Yankees received right-hander Indigo Diaz and infielder Caleb Durbin.

Luetge, 35, posted ERAs under 3.00 while pitching in at least 50 games in each of the past two seasons with the Yankees.

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Marlins, Jean Segura Reach Two-Year, $17M Deal

Dec 29, 2022 7:54 AM

The Miami Marlins have agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with Jean Segura, according to multiple reports.

The Marlins are coming off their 12th losing season in the last 13 years.

Segura spent the past four seasons with the Phillies, but they declined his $17 million option last month. He instead received a $1 million buyout.

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Tags: Miami Marlins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Other Teams Interested In Carlos Correa As Mets Deal Lags

Dec 28, 2022 8:28 AM

For the second time this offseason, Carlos Correa's physical may complicate the completion of a long-term free agent contract.

After a deal with the San Francisco Giants fell apart earlier this month, his subsequent 12-year, $315 deal with the New York Mets may be in jeopardy.

Ken Rosenthal reports that: "The parties could agree to a restructured contract if the Mets continue to express reservations about the long-term stability of Correa's leg.

"It might be difficult for the Mets to back out of the agreement entirely after their owner, Steve Cohen, went on record talking about the deal. It also might be difficult for Correa to re-enter the free-agent market and land a comparable contract after two clubs identified the same issue in their physical examinations of him."

At least three teams have been in contact with Correa's camp in recent days, according to another report.

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Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Diamondbacks Sign Zach McAllister To Minor League Deal

Dec 28, 2022 8:22 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed Zach McAllister to a Minor League contract.

McAllister, 35, appeared in eight big league seasons from 2011 to 2018 but hasn't made a Major League appearance since.

The reliever spent the 2022 season in the St. Louis Cardinals' system, posting a 3.99 ERA and 30% strikeout rate over 67 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level.

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Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Reds Sign Austin Romine, Alan Busenitz To Minor League Deals

Dec 28, 2022 8:18 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have signed Austin Romine and Alan Busenitz to Minor League contracts.

Both players will be in Major League camp as non-roster invitees.

Romine, 34, returns to the Reds after he was acquired in a deadline day trade with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Busenitz, 32, has spent the past four seasons in Japan.

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

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Source: 55 Percent Chance Mets, Carlos Correa Work Deal Out

Dec 28, 2022 8:09 AM

The New York Mets and Carlos Correa remain optimistic their blockbuster contract agreement can be worked out despite the team's concerns about Correa's medical records.

A source that spoke to Mike Puma of the New York Post put the odds of the two sides finding common ground at 55%.

Correa remains committed to trying to finalize his deal with the Mets.

Mike Puma/New York Post

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

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Dominican Court Convicts 10 Of 13 Accused In Attack On David Ortiz

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Braves Sign Sean Murphy To Six-Year, $73M Contract

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Rangers, Nathan Eovaldi Agree To Two-Year, $34M Deal

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Pirates, Rich Hill Agree To One-Year, $8M Deal

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Padres, Marlins Have Interest In Johnny Cueto

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Teams Have Inquired With Red Sox About Chris Sale

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Braves Sign Jackson Stephens To Major League Contract

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MLB Players Permitted To Represent Cuba In WBC

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Mets, Carlos Correa 'Working Through' Medical Issue

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Phillies, Craig Kimbrel Agree To One-Year, $10M Deal

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Blue Jays Acquire Daulton Varsho From D-Backs

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Giants, Michael Conforto Agree On Two-Year, $36M Deal

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Yankees, Pirates Have Spoken Recently About Bryan Reynolds

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Executives Believe Shohei Ohtani Could Be First $500M Player

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Red Sox May Not Be Sold On Trevor Story At Shortstop

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Cubs, Drew Smyly Agree To Two-Year Deal

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Dodgers' Trevor Bauer Reinstated After Suspension Reduced

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Cubs, Tucker Barnhart Agree To Two-Year, $6.5M Deal

White Sox Acquire Gregory Santos From Giants

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Reds Sign Wil Myers To One-Year, $7.5M Deal

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