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Julio Teheran Opts Out Of Deal With Padres

May 23, 2023 8:27 AM

Julio Teheran has opted out of his minor league deal with the San Diego Padres, according to a report.

The Padres will have to decide whether or not to add the pitcher to their 40-man roster or release him back into free agency.

Teheran, 32, also opted out of his contract earlier this month, but the right-hander and the club agreed to a new deal just two days later.

Jon Heyman/New York Post

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

Royals Designate Hunter Dozier For Assignment

May 23, 2023 8:18 AM

The Kansas City Royals have designated Hunter Dozier for assignment.

Dozier is currently in the third season of a four-year deal worth a guaranteed $25 million.

The 31-year-old was the No. 8 overall selection in the 2013 draft.

Dozier was hitting .183/.253/.305 with two home runs, nine RBI and two stolen bases over 91 plate appearances this season.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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

Carlos Correa Turned 'Page Pretty Easily' After Giants Deal Collapsed

May 23, 2023 8:06 AM

Carlos Correa reflected on his turbulent free agency with the San Francisco Giants in town to face the Minnesota Twins this week.

There was a period this past offseason that Correa had agreed to a 13-year deal with the Giants, but the agreement fell apart after an ankle issue was discovered during a physical.

Correa ended up re-signing with the Twins on a six-year guaranteed deal.

"I'm the type of guy that turns the page pretty easily," Correa said. "When that didn't get done, then we moved on from that. We go play this game like any other game and any other series, just try to win the series."

Asked Monday if he was surprised his ankle caused him to fail the physical, Correa said he was "very shocked."

Associated Press

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

Rangers Sign Tyler Zombro Two Years After Brain Surgery

May 22, 2023 6:57 AM

The Texas Rangers have signed Tyler Zombro to a minor-league contract.

Zombro is expected to report to the Triple-A Round Rock Express.

The right-hander suffered a fractured skull after being struck in the head with a line drive in summer 2021 and had to undergo emergency brain surgery.

Zombro made his triumphant return to the mound last April only to then require surgery to correct his thoracic outlet syndrome after making all of two appearances.

The Tampa Bay Rays subsequently released him.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Red Sox Release RHP Ryan Brasier

May 22, 2023 6:43 AM

The Boston Red Sox have released Ryan Brasier, a week after designating the reliever for assignment.

Brasier, 35, posted a 1-0 record with a 7.29 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 20 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season.

With Brasier gone, the Red Sox have just two players remaining from their 2018 World Series championship team: Chris Sale and Rafael Devers.


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

Pirates Discussing Extension With Mitch Keller

May 16, 2023 7:54 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates are discussing a long-term contract extension with Mitch Keller, according to a report.

Keller is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2025 season.

Within the last 13 months, the Pirates have locked up Ke'Bryan Hayes and Bryan Reynolds with long-term deals.

"I've only been with Pittsburgh, so it's all I really know," Keller said. "I'd love to spend my whole career here, hopefully as long as possible. Having guys like (Hayes) and Reynolds locked up, it's really cool to see some core guys getting locked in. I would love to be a part of that."

USA Today

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Brewers Sign Darin Ruf

May 16, 2023 7:37 AM

Darin Ruf has agreed to a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, just days after he elected free agency rather than accept an outright assignment to the minor leagues with the San Francisco Giants.

The Brewers will pay $541,935, a prorated share of the $720,000 major league minimum, and the Giants are responsible for the rest of Ruf's $3 million salary plus a $250,000 buyout of his contract's 2024 team option.

The Giants designated the 36-year-old for assignment on May 9.

Associated Press

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Rays Sign Jake Diekman

May 11, 2023 7:44 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed Jake Diekman to a Major League contract.

In a corresponding move, the club designated Chase Anderson for assignment.

Diekman, 36, went 0-1 with a 7.94 ERA in 13 games with the Chicago White Sox this season before being designated for assignment on May 2. He was released a few days later.

Associated Press

Tags: Tampa Bay Rays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Angels Interested In Gary Sanchez

May 4, 2023 7:54 AM

The Los Angeles Angels are among the clubs that have shown interest in Gary Sanchez, according to a report.

Sanchez, 30, recently opted out of his minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants.

He would have earned $4 million if he made the club, but he also had an opt-out on May 1 if he didn't. 

Jon Heyman/New York Post

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Gary Sanchez Opts Out Of Contract With Giants

May 3, 2023 7:33 AM

Gary Sanchez has opted out of his contract with the San Francisco Giants after he was not added to the major league roster.

Sanchez, 30, agreed a minor league deal with the Giants in late March with the stipulation that he could depart if he wasn't in the major leagues by May 1.

In 16 games with Triple-A Sacramento, the catcher was hitting .164 with one extra-base hit and eight RBIs in 16 games.


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

Justus Sheffield Released By Mariners

Anthony Franco/MLB Trade Rumors

Rockies Release Jose Urena

Anthony Franco/MLB Trade Rumors

Joe Maddon: Angels' Odds To Re-Sign Shohei Ohtani 'Not Very Good'

Starkville Podcast

Madison Bumgarner Released, Becomes Free Agent

Associated Press

Reds In 'Preliminary' Extension Talks With Graham Ashcraft

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

White Sox Sign Stephen Piscotty To Minor League Deal

Trevor Bauer Looks To Build Pitch Count In Japan

Brewers Have Shown Interest In Zack Britton

Jon Heyman/New York Post

Mets Keeping An Eye On Catching Market

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Study: Average MLB Salary Up 11 Percent This Year

Associated Press

Reds Re-Sign Hunter Strickland To Minor League Contract

Anthony Franco/MLB Trade Rumors

Jake Cronenworth, Padres Agree To Seven-Year, $80M Extension

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Braves To Extend Orlando Arcia

Robert Murray/FanSided

Ian Happ: 'Nothing Really To Report' On Talks With Cubs

Associated Press

Guardians Nearing Extension With Trevor Stephan

Tom Withers/Associated Press

Sources: Guardians, Andres Gimenez Agree To Seven-Year, $106.5M Deal

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Keston Hiura Clears Waivers, Brewers Send Him To Triple-A

Associated Press

Mets Sign Dylan Bundy For Minor League Depth

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Aaron Nola, Phillies End Contract Talks Until After Season


Cardinals Sign Miles Mikolas To Two-Year, $40M Extension