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White Sox Closing In On Minor-League Deal With Tommy Pham

Apr 14, 2024 10:02 PM

Veteran left fielder Tommy Pham is closing in on a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox, a source told ESPN on Sunday, confirming multiple reports.

The deal is not done, sources said, but it is expected to be finalized.

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Ex-Dodgers Pitcher Julio Urias Charged With Five Misdemeanors

Apr 9, 2024 6:34 PM

Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has been charged with five misdemeanors in the wake of his September arrest on suspicion of felony domestic violence.

The charges, filed to Los Angeles Superior Court by the city attorney's office Monday, include one count of spousal battery, one count of false imprisonment, one count of assault and two counts of domestic battery involving dating relationship, a spokesperson for the city attorney's office confirmed to ESPN.

Urias, currently a free agent, is scheduled to be arraigned May 2.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Legal, Misc Rumor

Red Sox, Ceddanne Rafaela Agree To Eight-Year Extension

Apr 9, 2024 8:02 AM

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a contract extension with outfielder Ceddanne Rafaela, according to reports.

Rafaela, who has appeared in just 38 Major League games, receives an eight-year, $50 million deal. Pending a physical, he'll be tied to the Red Sox through the 2031 season.

Rafaela won the starting job in center field in spring training but can also play shortstop.


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

Pablo Sandoval Signs Deal With Independent Staten Island FerryHawks

Apr 6, 2024 4:02 PM

Former World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval agreed to a contract Saturday with the Staten Island FerryHawks of the independent Atlantic League, nine days after he was released from a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants.

Sandoval, 37, hit .250 with two RBIs in 28 spring training at-bats for the Giants, the team he helped to World Series titles in 2010, '12 and '14.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

Scott Boras: Padres Owner Discussed Juan Soto Extension Last Year

Apr 5, 2024 7:59 AM

Juan Soto is now a member of the New York Yankees, but some attempts were made to keep the star with the San Diego Padres for the long haul.

The Padres traded Soto to the Yankees in December.

Scott Boras, however, says that former Padres owner Peter Seidler had started to explore a multi-year deal with Soto last summer. 

"Peter called about wanting to pursue [Soto], and there were discussions about wanting to keep him. And unfortunately, it did not work out because of [Seidler's] health," Boras told Jon Heyman.

Seidler passed away in November at age 63.

Jon Heyman/New York Post

Tags: San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Jackie Bradley Jr. Signs With Independent Long Island Ducks

Apr 4, 2024 5:15 PM

Former All-Star outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has signed with the independent Long Island Ducks as he attempts to make a comeback to Major League Baseball.

Bradley, 33, played for the Boston Red Sox from 2013-18. He was an All-Star in 2016, won a Gold Glove in 2018 and played 144 games that season when the Red Sox won the World Series. He was the MVP of the 2018 American League Championship Series.

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Padres Tried To Trade For Luis Arraez, Jesus Luzardo

Apr 4, 2024 9:07 AM

The San Diego Padres made a flurry of moves this offseason, but they targeted several more.

The Padres made "a strong offer" to the Miami Marlins for Luis Arraez, according to a report, and might have been even more interested in Jesus Luzardo.

San Diego's interest in Luzardo likely ended when they dealt for Dylan Cease in mid-March.

The Athletic

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

Mets, Julio Teheran Agree To Deal

Apr 3, 2024 6:45 PM

With injuries and bad weather draining their rotation already, the New York Mets have agreed to a contract with veteran starter Julio Teheran, according to multiple reports.

Teheran, a longtime Mets nemesis with rival Atlanta, spent spring training with Baltimore. The right-hander opted out of his minor league deal with the Orioles late last month when he didn't make their Opening Day major league roster.

The New York Post was first to report the deal between the Mets and Teheran.

Tags: New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Terms Agreement

Mariners Sign Dallas Keuchel To Minor League Deal

Apr 2, 2024 11:21 PM

The Seattle Mariners are signing 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel to a minor league deal.

The lefty will report to Triple-A Tacoma by this weekend.

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

White Sox, Mike Clevinger Agree To One-Year Deal

Apr 1, 2024 11:06 PM

The Chicago White Sox and right-hander Mike Clevinger have agreed to a one-year deal, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.

Clevinger, 33, is 60-39 with a 3.45 ERA in 788 innings across seven seasons in the big leagues, including a 9-9 stint with the White Sox last season.

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Terms Agreement

Yankees, Mets, Dodgers, Cardinals Among Clubs Scouting Roki Sasaki

Leo Morgenstern/MLB

Rays Interested In Niko Goodrum

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

Jordan Montgomery Agrees To One-Year, $25M Deal With D-Backs

Mets, Yankees Haven't 'Shut The Door' On Jordan Montgomery

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Ezequiel Tovar, Rockies Agree To Seven-Year Extension

Thomas Harding/MLB

Report: Jordan Montgomery Has Multiple Long-Term Offers

Jim Bowden/MLB Network Radio

Red Sox, Chase Anderson Agree To One-Year Deal

Scott Boras Suggests Luxury-Tax Exclusion For MLB's Middle Class

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Mets, J.D. Martinez Agree To One-Year, $12M Deal

Yankees, Jordan Montgomery Have Reopened Discussions

Jon Heyman/New York Post

Rangers, Michael Lorenzen Agree To One-Year, $4.5M Deal


Astros 'Not Actively' Pursuing Starting Pitching

Chandler Rome/The Athletic

Blake Snell Agrees To Two-Year, $62M Deal With Giants

Tommy Pham Discussing One-Year Deal With Padres

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Mike Clevinger Believed To Be Seeking One-Year Deal

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Bud Black, Rockies Discussing Contract Extension

Thomas Harding/MLB

Astros 'Long-Shots' To Land Blake Snell

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Pirates Agree To Deals With Michael A. Taylor, Domingo German

A's, J.D. Davis Agree To One-Year, $2.5M Deal

Braves Sign Adam Duvall To One-Year, $3M Deal