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Phillies, Drew Smyly Agree To Deal

Jul 19, 2019 8:05 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a deal with left-hander Drew Smyly pending a physical, manager Gabe Kapler confirmed to reporters Friday.

If it goes through, the 30-year-old Smyly would move into the starting rotation and pitch Sunday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh, Kapler said.

The Phillies do not have a left-hander in their rotation.

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Twins, Cody Allen Agree To Minor League Deal

Jun 23, 2019 12:49 AM

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a minor league deal with right-handed reliever Cody Allen.

Allen was designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels one day after he gave up four runs over 2/3 of an inning in a 9-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on June 14.

Allen had a 6.26 ERA over 23 innings in 25 appearances with the Angels and lost his closer role in his first season with the club.

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Cubs, Craig Kimbrel Reach Three-Year Deal

Jun 5, 2019 10:13 PM

The Chicago Cubs have bolstered their bullpen by signing Craig Kimbrel to a three-year deal.

The deal is worth $45 million, according to The Athletic.

Kimbrel was a free agent for seven months as the Major League free agent market continues an odd shift.

The Cubs have blown 11 saves this season, the third most in baseball.

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Gio Gonzalez Back With Brewers, Will Start Sunday

Apr 28, 2019 1:00 AM

Gio Gonzalez is back with the Brewers after finalizing a $2 million, one-year contract, and the veteran left-hander will start Sunday's series finale against the Mets. Gonzalez also played for Milwaukee last season, helping the Brewers win the National League Central and make it to the NL Championship Series after he was acquired in an Aug. 31 trade with Washington.

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Yankees, Logan Morrison Agree To Minor League Deal

Apr 20, 2019 10:27 AM

The New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league deal with first baseman Logan Morrison, the team announced Friday.

The deal includes an opt-out date of July 1, and Morrison, 31, will make $1 million if he's added to the major league roster, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

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O's, Dan Strally Agree To One-Year Deal

Apr 5, 2019 8:00 PM

Seeking to boost a thin starting rotation, the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a $575,000, one-year contact with Dan Straily.

The 30-year-old right-hander's deal was announced Friday. He would get a $250,000 assignment bonus if traded.

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Cubs, David Bote Agree To Five-Year Deal

Apr 4, 2019 2:12 AM

Cubs infielder David Bote, who burst onto the national scene with a walk-off grand slam last season on Sunday Night Baseball, has been rewarded with a new, five-year deal through the 2024 season.

Bote, 25, will make $15 million guaranteed over the course of the contract, which begins in 2020. The Cubs hold team options of $7 million for 2025 and $7.6 million for 2026, with a buyout of $1 million, that could increase the value of the deal to $28.6 million if exercised, a source told ESPN.

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Blue Jays, Randal Grichuk Agree To Five-Year, $52M Deal

Apr 3, 2019 1:25 AM

Outfielder Randal Grichuk is in agreement with the Blue Jays on a five-year, $52 million extension, a league source familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Grichuk, 27, was set to be a free agent after the 2020 season.

"I love the city. I like the direction the team is going,'' Grichuk said. "I see the vision. I see a lot of young, talented players that can be very impactful. They have a vision, and I want to be a part of it.''

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Rockies, Germain Marquez Agree On Five-Year, $43M Extension

Apr 2, 2019 7:14 PM

Starter Germán Márquez and the Colorado Rockies agreed Saturday on a five-year, $43 million contract extension, pending a physical, locking up the right-hander whose breakout second half helped fuel the Rockies to the 2018 postseason, league sources familiar with the deal told ESPN.

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Ryan Pressly Gets Two-Year, $17.5M Deal With Astros

Mar 20, 2019 8:05 AM

The Houston Astros have agreed to a two-year, $17.5 million contract with reliever Ryan Pressly, according to a source.

The agreement will buy out two years of free agency for Pressly. The right-hander was acquired from the Minnesota Twins in July for a pair of prospects.

There is an option to buy out Pressly's deal for a third free-agent year on top of that, according to the report.

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Astros Extend Alex Bregman With Six-Year, $100M Deal
Alex Bregman wasn't eligible for free agency until after the 2022 season.

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Rays, Brandon Lowe Agree To Six-Year, $24M Extension
The Rays have agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension with utility man Brandon Lowe, according to a source.

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Yankees, Gio Gonzalez Agree Upon Major League Deal
The deal allows Gio Gonzalez to opt out April 20 if he hasn't been added to the Major League roster.

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Royals, Martin Maldonado Agree Upon One-Year, $2.5M Deal
Martin Maldonado will serve as a replacement for Salvador Perez, who underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this week and will miss the entire 2019 season.

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Blue Jays, Clay Buchholz Agree Upon Deal
Clay Buchholz went 7-2 with a 2.01 ERA in 16 starts with the Diamondbacks in 2018.

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Phillies, Bryce Harper Agree To $330M Deal
The contract is for 13 years and $330 million and includes no opt-outs.

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Cardinals, Mike Mikolas Agree Upon $68M Extension
The Cardinals have agreed to a four-year contract extension with Mike Mikolas, according to multiple reports.

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Nolan Arenado Finalizing Eight-Year, $260M Extension With Rockies
Nolan Arenado's new deal with the Rockies could last through the 2026 season.

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Mets, Adeiny Hechavarria Agree To Minor League Deal
Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria has agreed to a minor league contract and an invitation to the Mets' spring training camp.

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Padres, Aaron Loup Agree To One-Year, $1.4M Contract
The deal between Aaron Loup and the Padres includes a team option for the 2020 season.

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Brewers Sign Mike Moustakas To One-Year, $10M Deal
The Brewers and third baseman Mike Moustakas have a mutual option on a second year.

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Giants, Cameron Maybin Agree To Deal
The Giants will bring outfielder Cameron Maybin to camp as a non-roster invitee.

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Blue Jays, John Axford Agree To Minor League Deal
Reliever John Axford was 4-1 with a 4.41 ERA for the Blue Jays last season.

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Pirates, Melkey Cabrera Agree To Minor League Deal
Veteran outfielder Melkey Cabrera can make up to $2M in performance bonuses with the Pirates.

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Rangers, Matt Davidson Agree To Minor League Deal
The Rangers will use Matt Davidson as an infielder and could pitch as well.

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Yankees, DJ LeMahieu Agree To Two-Year, $24M Deal
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu joins the Yankees after seven seasons with the Rockies.

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Red Sox, Mookie Betts Agree On $20M Deal
The $20M that Mookie Betts will receive sets a new standard for players with four or more years of service.

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Mets, Jacob deGrom Agree To One-Year, $17M Deal
Jacob deGroom's one-year contract for $17M is a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player from his $7.4M salary.

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Zach Britton Agrees To Three-Year, $39M Deal With Yankees
Reliever Zach Britton agreed to return to the Yankees on Saturday.

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Michael Saunders Signs Minor League Deal With Rockies
The 32-year-old last played in the Majors in 2017 with the Blue Jays.

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