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Blue Jays, Robbie Ray Agree To One-Year, $8M Deal

Nov 8, 2020 2:00 AM

Free-agent pitcher Robbie Ray and the Toronto Blue Jays have reached agreement on a one-year deal, the team announced Saturday.

The deal is worth $8 million, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan. Ray becomes the first of 181 free agents to get a new contract this offseason.


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Tigers Sign Spencer Torkelson To Record $8.4M Bonus

Jul 1, 2020 8:58 AM

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with No. 1 overall pick Spencer Torkelson.

The signing bonus in the deal is a record $8.4 million, according to a report.

Adley Rutchsman of the Baltimore Orioles set the previous record ($8.1 million) last year.

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Tags: Detroit Tigers, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Cubs Agree To Deal With First-Rounder Ed Howard

Jun 22, 2020 8:53 AM

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a deal with Ed Howard, the 16th overall pick in the Major League draft.

The deal is still being finalized, but Howard's slot value was $3,745,500.

Howard is a graduate of Chicago's Mount Carmel High School.

"I was looking forward to it. I wanted to be a hometown kid," Howard said after being selected. "I'm excited it's with the Cubs. I think that's a great organization. I watch a lot of Cubs games, follow them, know a lot of their players and things like that, so I’m excited to be a hometown guy. It's special."

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, Draft, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Padres, Brian Dozier Agree Upon Minor League Deal

Feb 24, 2020 7:01 AM

The San Diego Padres have agreed to a Minor League deal with Brian Dozier.

The deal includes an invitation to Spring Training.

"He's been to the World Series the last two years in a row," Jayce Tingler said. "He's got a really good track record, a very good resume. He's played on a lot of winning teams, especially the last couple years. We're excited to get around him."

Dozier, a veteran of eight Major League seasons, batted .238/.340/.430 with 20 homers and 20 doubles for the Washington Nationals last season.

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Tags: San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Red Sox, Kevin Pillar Agree To One-Year, $4M Deal

Feb 14, 2020 7:29 AM

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms on a one-year, $4 million deal with Kevin Pillar.

The deal could become official this weekend if Pillar passes his physical.

Pillar is coming off perhaps the best season of his career. He hit .259/.287/.432 in 161 games.


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Diamondbacks, Nick Ahmed Agree Upon Four-Year, $32.5M Extension

Feb 11, 2020 7:38 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced an agreement on a four-year, $32.5 million extension with Nick Ahmed.

The two-time Gold Glove winner's new deal runs through the 2023 season.

Ahmed, 29, was eligible for salary arbitration and had his hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

"At the end of the day, I'd rather be here than anywhere else," he said. "They presented me with an opportunity, I thought long and hard about it, and I took advantage of the opportunity."

Associated Press

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Rockies, Trevor Story Finalize Two-Year, $27.5M Deal

Feb 3, 2020 9:01 AM

The Colorado Rockies have finalized a two-year, $27.5 million contract with Trevor Story.

The agreement allowed the two sides to avoid arbitration.

Story, 27, remains eligible to become a free agent following the 2021 World Series.

Associated Press

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Mariners, Yoshihisa Hirano Agree Upon $1.6M Deal

Jan 31, 2020 7:18 AM

The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a one-year, $1.6 million deal with Yoshihisa Hirano.

Hirano has spent the last two seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a valuable reliever.

He appeared in 137 games for Arizona and posted a 3.47 ERA.

Hirano can earn $500,000 in bonuses based on pitching appearances: $50,000 each for 30 and 35, $75,000 apiece for 45 and 50, $100,000 for 55 and $150,000 for 60.

Associated Press

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Pablo Sandoval Re-Joins Giants On Minors Deal

Jan 30, 2020 7:56 AM

The San Francisco Giants have brought back Pablo Sandoval on a Minor League deal.

The deal is reportedly worth $2 million with $750,000 in incentives.

Sandoval is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, but could prove a valuable reverse infielder for the Giants.

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Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Greg Holland Reaches Minor League Deal With Royals

Jan 30, 2020 7:40 AM

The Kansas City Royals have brought back Greg Holland on a Minor League deal.

Holland will make $1.25 million on the one-year deal if he's added to the 40-man roster. He also has the chance to earn more through performance bonuses.

The reliever was 1-2 with a 4.54 ERA last year in 40 relief appearances with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Associated Press

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Brewers Agree To Contract With David Phelps


Reds Agree To Four-Year, $64M Deal With Nick Castellanos


Rockies, Trevor Story Agree To Two-Year, $27.5 Deal


Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman Agree To One-Year Deal


Astros, George Springer Agree To One-Year, $21M Deal


Tigers Agree To Terms With Ivan Nova


Alex Wood Returns To Dodgers On One-Year Contract

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Todd Frazier Joins Rangers On One-Year Deal


Twins, Miguel Sano Agree Upon Three-Year Extension

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Diamondbacks, Hector Rondon Agree To One-Year, $3M Deal


Rangers Bring Back Robinson Chirinos On One-Year, $6.75M Deal


Orioles, Jose Iglesias Agree Upon One-Year, $3M Contract


Nationals Add Eric Thames On One-Year, $4M Deal

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Nationals Re-Signing Asdrubal Cabrera To $2.5M Deal

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Padres, Craig Stammen Agree To Two-Year, $9M Deal


Will Harris Joins Nationals On Three-Year Deal


Angels Reach $6.85M Deal With Jason Castro

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Luis Robert, White Sox Agree Upon Six-Year, $50M Deal


Reds, Shogo Akiyama Agree Upon Three-Year Deal

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