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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

Mar 20, 2019 8:00 AM

The Houston Astros have agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract extension with Alex Bregman, according to a source.

Bregman wouldn't have been eligible for free agency until after the 2022 season. The new deal kicks in this year, so it buys out his first two years of free agency as well as his arbitration years.

The Astros drafted Bregman with the second overall pick in 2015. He finished fifth in MVP voting last season.

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Rays, Brandon Lowe Agree To Six-Year, $24M Extension

Mar 20, 2019 7:55 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension with utility man Brandon Lowe, according to a source.

The deal includes a pair of club options and could keep Lowe, 24, with the Rays through his 32nd birthday.

Lowe still qualifies as a rookie after having just 129 at-bats in 43 games last season.

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Yankees, Gio Gonzalez Agree Upon Major League Deal

Mar 19, 2019 7:56 AM

The New York Yankees have agreed to a contract with Gio Gonzalez.

It's a minor league deal, but if Gonzalez is added to the Major League roster the deal will be worth $3 million for the season, plus incentives, according to a source.

The deal allows Gonzalez to opt out April 20 if he hasn't been added to the Major League roster.

"It gives him an opportunity to come to camp and compete in front of us and others," Brian Cashman said.

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Royals, Martin Maldonado Agree Upon One-Year, $2.5M Deal

Mar 10, 2019 9:14 AM

The Kansas City Royals and Martin Maldonado have agreed upon on a one-year, $2.5 million deal.

Maldonado will serve as a replacement for Salvador Perez, who underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this week and will miss the entire 2019 season.

Maldonado could make another $1.4 million in incentives, according to sources.

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Blue Jays, Clay Buchholz Agree Upon Deal

Mar 1, 2019 7:55 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a contract with Clay Buchholz, according to multiple reports.

Buchholz signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks in May and became one of the team's best pitchers. He went 7-2 with a 2.01 ERA in 16 starts.

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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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Yankees, Troy Tulowitzki Agree Upon Minimum Deal
Injuries have limited Troy Tulowitzki to just 66 games the last two years, including none last season.

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Japanese Pitcher Yusei Kikuchi Agrees To Deal With M's
In eight seasons with Seibu, Yusei Kikuchi posted a 2.77 ERA and struck out 903 in 1,010⅔ innings pitched.

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Matt Shoemaker, Blue Jays Agree To One-Year, $3.5M Contract
Free-agent pitcher Matt Shoemaker went 2-2 in seven starts with the Angels last season.

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Angels, Jonathan Lucroy Agree To One-Year, $3.35M Deal
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy hit .241, with four homers and 51 RBIs in 126 games with the A's last season.

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Cubs Agree To Deal With Kendall Graveman
Right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman is still rehabbing after having Tommy John surgery in late July.

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