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Zach Eflin, Phillies Agree Upon One-Year, $5.7M Deal

May 25, 2022 8:20 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $5.7 million deal with Zach Eflin.

Eflin receives a $5.55 million salary this year, and the deal includes a $15 million mutual option for 2023 with a $150,000 buyout. The right-hander can also earn more through performance bonuses.

The Phillies and Eflin had been scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Wednesday. He had asked for a raise from $4.45 million to $6.9 million and had been offered $5.15 million.

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Cubs Haven't Approached Willson Contreras About Extension

May 24, 2022 8:52 AM

Willson Contreras is open to a long-term deal, but the Chicago Cubs have yet to approach the catcher about an extension.

"We're going to have to go through [an arbitration] hearing, and whatever happens there is going to happen, so it doesn't bother me at all," Contreras said. 

Contreras, 30, is set to hit free agency after this season.

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Michael Conforto Could Sign With Club After Draft

May 17, 2022 8:22 AM

Michael Conforto could sign with a Major League club after the 2022 MLB Draft in July, according to Scott Boras.

"No team will sign Michael before (the draft)," Boras said, adding several clubs have inquired in recent weeks.

Conforto had shoulder surgery last month.

He rejected the qualifying offer from the New York Mets this past offseason and is tied to draft pick compensation. That goes away after the draft.

New York Post

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Xander Bogaerts Open To In-Season Extension Talks

May 16, 2022 8:59 AM

The Boston Red Sox didn't reach an extension with Xander Bogaerts before Opening Day, but that may not preclude them from locking him up.

Before the season, Bogaerts set Opening Day as an unofficial deadline.

"I've got a season coming up in front of me and I don't want to put any of our teammates in that type of distraction," he said. "They don't deserve it.  We had time to get something done. It didn't work out."

Now, Bogaerts has left the door slightly open for more talks during the season.

"I don't know how this would work. But if they talk to [agent Scott Boras] behind closed doors and it's something that's fair, he can come to me. We'll see how that goes."

Peter Abraham/Boston Globe

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Robinson Cano Nearing Deal With Padres

May 13, 2022 8:20 AM

The San Diego Padres are closing in on a deal with Robinson Cano, according to sources.

Cano was designated for assignment by the New York Mets on May 2 despite having two years and $37.6 million left on his contract.

The infielder was hitting .195/.233/.268 in 41 at-bats this season.

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Yusmeiro Petit Signs Minor League Deal With Padres

May 4, 2022 1:36 PM

Yusmeiro Petit and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a minor league contract.

The right-hander from Venezuela would get a $1.5 million salary while in the major leagues if added to the 40-man roster and would have the chance to earn $500,000 in performance bonuses for games pitched.

ESPN

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Carlos Correa Open To Long-Term Deal With Twins

Apr 29, 2022 8:26 AM

Carlos Correa has already expressed to the Minnesota Twins that he'd "love" to sign a long-term deal with the franchise.

Correa signed a three-year, $105.3 million deal with the Twins this offseason, but the shortstop can opt out at the end of this season and re-enter the free agent market.

“I told 'em, 'Hey guys, I know I have the opt-outs in the contract. But I really like it here,'" Correa said. "I love the people here. I love the way I'm treated here. ... I would love to have a long-term relationship here if that's what you guys would like."

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Khris Davis Intends To Play This Season

Apr 26, 2022 8:30 AM

Khris Davis wants to play in the Major Leagues this year and is looking to sign with a franchise, according to a report.

Davis is believed to be drawing some level of interest from a number of clubs.

After a strong run of power earlier in his career, the 34-year-old hit just .206/.272/.363 with three home runs in 102 plate appearances last season.

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Michael Conforto Out For 2022 After Shoulder Surgery

Apr 26, 2022 1:09 AM

Michael Conforto will miss the entirety of the 2022 season after he underwent surgery on his right shoulder last week, according to a source.

The free agent outfielder should be ready for next year's Spring Training. He sustained the injury in January while training.

Conforto declined the one-year, $18.4 million qualifying offer from the New York Mets in November.

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Julio Teheran Signs With Staten Island FerryHawks

Apr 22, 2022 8:37 AM

Julio Teheran has signed with the Staten Island FerryHawks of the Atlantic League.

Teheran, 31, logged just five Major League innings for the Detroit Tigers in 2021, posting a 1.80 ERA and three strikeouts.

He debuted in 2011 at age 20 with the Atlanta Braves.

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Nick Castellanos Felt He'd Sign With Miami Until Derek Jeter Resigned

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Nathan Eovaldi Won't Discuss Extension During Season

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Pirates Sign Bryan Reynolds To Two-Year Contract

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Red Sox Were More Than $100M Apart In Talks With Bogaerts, Devers

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Ke'Bryan Hayes: Long-Term Deal With Pirates 'Means A Lot'

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Yankees Never Made Offers To Carlos Correa, Freddie Freeman

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Mets Haven't Engaged Brandon Nimmo In Extension Talks

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Aaron Judge Rejected Seven-Year, $213.5M Offer From Yankees

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Yankees Offering Huge Deal to Aaron Judge

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Orioles Nearing Minor League Deal With Matt Harvey

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Rafael Devers Declined Extension Offer From Red Sox

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Rays, Manuel Margot Reach Two-Year, $19M Deal

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Marlins, Jesus Aguilar Agree Upon $7.5M Deal

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Reds Release Shogo Akiyama, Still Owe Him $8M

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White Sox Signing Johnny Cueto To Minor League Deal

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Cardinals, Harrison Bader Agree Upon Two-Year, $10.4M Deal

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Blue Jays Expected To Sign Dexter Fowler

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Guardians, Jose Ramirez Have Had Informal Extension Discussions

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Twins Sign Chris Archer To One-Year Deal

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Yankees Will Offer Aaron Judge Extension Before Opening Day

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