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Mets 'Keeping A Close Eye On' Gio Gonzalez

Apr 22, 2019 8:08 AM

The New York Mets again appear interested in Gio Gonzalez, according to a report.

Gonzalez opted out of his Minor League contract with the New York Yankees on Saturday and the Mets are "keeping a close eye on" the situation.

The Mets considered signing Gonzalez during the offseason.

Kevin Kernan/New York Post

Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Yankees, Logan Morrison Agree To Minor League Deal

Apr 20, 2019 10:27 AM

The New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league deal with first baseman Logan Morrison, the team announced Friday.

The deal includes an opt-out date of July 1, and Morrison, 31, will make $1 million if he's added to the major league roster, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Tags: New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Dallas Keuchel Open To One-Year Deal

Apr 19, 2019 7:35 AM

Dallas Keuchel is believed to be open to a one-year deal at this point in his free agency, according to a report.

The report lists the Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres and Houston Astros as possible landing spots.

If Keuchel signs after June's Major League Draft, he wouldn't be tied to pick compensation.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Khris Davis Signs Two-Year, $33.5M Extension With A's

Apr 18, 2019 4:26 PM

The Oakland Athletics have signed Khris Davis to a two-year extension worth $33.5 million.

Davis is batting .260 with a major league-leading 10 home runs and 20 RBIs this season.

"Oakland has been a special place for me since I arrived," Davis said in a statement issued by the team. "I love playing here in front of our fans, and my teammates make this feel like a family. I never hid the fact that I wanted to stay in Oakland because that is how I feel and I'm glad that I can continue to call the city of Oakland my baseball home.

"This team has a bright future, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it."

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Nationals, Anthony Rendon Meet To Discuss Extension

Apr 18, 2019 8:12 AM

The Washington Nationals and Anthony Rendon met before batting practice on Tuesday to discuss a possible contract extension.

It's a sign that there's mutual interest in a deal and Rendon confirmed that it took place.

Washington general manager Mike Rizzo and owner Mark Lerner were present at the meeting.

A deal with Rendon became more likely when the Nationals didn't re-sign Bryce Harper.

Mark Zuckerman/MASN Sports

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A's Offered Kyler Murray $14M To Choose Baseball

Apr 17, 2019 8:00 AM

Kyler Murray, who was the ninth pick in last year's MLB draft, is expected to be a high pick in next week's NFL draft and seemingly intends to play football.

The Oakland Athletics, who drafted Murray, have tried to keep him in baseball by any means necessary.

According to a report, the A's have offered him an additional $14 million in guaranteed money.

The A's had originally signed Murray to a pact that included a signing bonus nearing $5 million. In other words, they would've been willing to guarantee him around $19 million before he'd played in a regular-season game.

Robert Klemko/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Craig Kimbrel Moving 'Closer' To Signing With Club

Apr 16, 2019 7:49 AM

Craig Kimbrel is moving "closer" to a decision on where he will sign his next contract, according to a source.

However, the decision remains fluid and there is no clear favorite to sign the reliever.

The Milwaukee Brewers are among the teams have have spoken to Kimbrel's agent in recent weeks.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Mets Have Inquired About Dallas Keuchel

Apr 15, 2019 9:01 AM

The New York Mets inquired about Dallas Keuchel recently, according to a report.

Neither side is very confident in a deal being reached soon.

Keuchel, 30, is coming off a season with a 3.74 ERA in 204 2/3 innings.

Mike Puma/New York Post

Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Craig Kimbrel Continues To Seek $15M Annually

Apr 15, 2019 8:55 AM

Craig Kimbrel continues to seek a multi-year deal worth around $15 million annually, according to a report.

Kimbrel wants a three-year deal worth between $40 million to $50 million.

There are no shortage of teams with enough luxury tax space to sign Kimbrel and remain flexible prior to the trade deadline.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Buster Olney: Giants Could Trade Then Re-Sign Madison Bumgarner

Mar 27, 2019 12:25 PM

The future of Madison Bumgarner with the San Francisco Giants will be one of MLB's most interesting topics this season. Bumgarner will be a free agent at the end of the 2019 season and his value is uncertain given his drop in production compared to his postseason pedigree.

Bumgarner has appeared in 16 games in the postseason, starting 14, and the Giants are 13-3 in those appearances; he has a 2.11 ERA in 102⅓ innings. But Bumgarner's fastball has concerned evaluators as he's given up an OPS of .926 with the pitch.

Buster Olney suggests the Giants could consider trading Bumgarner near the deadline for prospects and still pursue signing him back in free agency given his history with the franchise. Giants owner Charles Johnson is said to consider Bumgarner an absolute favorite.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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

Anthony Rendon, Nationals Not Close On Extension Talks
The Nationals and Anthony Rendon are not close to an agreement on a contract extension with Opening Day looming.

Jon Heyman/MLB Network

Kyle Hendricks, Cubs Agree To Four-Year, $55.5M Extension
The extension eliminates Kyle Hendricks' last year of arbitration.


Mets, Jacob deGrom Agree Upon Five-Year, $137.5M Extension
The Mets have agreed to a contract extension with Jacob deGrom, according to league sources.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Mike Trout: Harper, Machado Free Agencies 'Drew A Red Flag'
While discussing his recent 12-year, $430 million contract agreement with the Angels, Mike Trout admitted that he was scared off by the lengthy free agencies of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.

Fabian Ardaya/The Athletic

Indians Unlikely To Extend Francisco Lindor On Megadeal
Paul Dolan advises fans of the Indians to enjoy Francisco Lindor now because they're unlikely to sign him to his market rate.

Zack Meisel/The Athletic

Braves Still Interested In Reunion With Craig Kimbrel
The reliever remains unsigned with Opening Day just a few days away.

David O'Brien/The Athletic

Justin Verlander Agrees To Two-Year, $66M Extension With Astros
Justin Verlander would have become a free agent after the 2019 season.


Astros, Justin Verlander Mutually Interested In Extension
The Astros and Justin Verlander are mutually interested in a contract extension, according to owner Jim Crane.


Alex Bregman: Slow Market Didn't Impact Extension
Alex Bregman signed a long-term deal with the Astros, but says the decision wasn't impacted by baseball's second-straight slow free agent market.

Associated Press

Chris Sale Agrees To Five-Year, $145M Extension With Red Sox
Chris Sale will turn 30 on March 30 and is entering the last year of his current contract.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Brad Miller Opts Out Of Deal With Dodgers
Brad Miller, 29, joined the Dodgers in hopes of resurrecting his career.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Hunter Pence Makes Rangers' Major League Roster
Hunter Pence joined the club in spring training on a Minor League deal.

Associated Press

Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt Finalizing Five-Year, $130M Extension
Paul Goldschmidt will make $14.5 million this season and the extension would keep him with St. Louis through 2024.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Mookie Betts Rejected $200M Extension With Red Sox
Mookie Betts appears committed to exploring free agency when the time comes.

Matt Kelly/MLB

Talks Between Brewers, Craig Kimbrel Getting Serious
Discussions between the Brewers and Craig Kimbrel on a contract are getting "pretty serious," according to a report.

Jon Heyman/MLB Network

Brewers In Talks With Craig Kimbrel
The Brewers already have one of the strongest bullpens in the National League with Josh Hader, Corey Knebel and Jeremy Jeffress already in place.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Ryan Pressly Gets Two-Year, $17.5M Deal With Astros
The Astros have agreed to a two-year, $17.5 million contract with reliever Ryan Pressly, according to a source.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Astros Extend Alex Bregman With Six-Year, $100M Deal
Alex Bregman wasn't eligible for free agency until after the 2022 season.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Rays, Brandon Lowe Agree To Six-Year, $24M Extension
The Rays have agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension with utility man Brandon Lowe, according to a source.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Angels, Mike Trout Finalizing 12-Year, $430M Extension
Mike Trout would receive an average annual value of $36 million.

Jeff Passan/ESPN