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Stephen Strasburg Returning To Nationals On Seven-Year, $245M Deal

Dec 9, 2019 4:04 PM

The Washington Nationals have reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million deal with Stephen Strasburg, according to sources.

The deal is now the highest ever for a pitcher.

Strasburg was named the World Series MVP in October.

The right-hander opted out of the final four years of his previous contract with the Nationals and entered free agency.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Indians Listening To Offers For Corey Kluber

Dec 9, 2019 8:38 AM

The Cleveland Indians are believed to be listening to offers for Corey Kluber, but they haven't gained much momentum in talks.

According to sources, other teams are trying to buy low on Kluber, who hasn't pitched since May 1.

Kluber will earn $17.5 million in 2020, and he has an $18 million team option in 2021.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Red Sox Discussing Possible Reunion With Rick Porcello

Dec 9, 2019 8:35 AM

The Boston Red Sox are interested in re-signing Rick Porcello.

Porcello is coming off a disappointing season, but the Red Sox are looking to build a rotation while also monitoring their spending.

Jason Mastrodonato/Boston Herald

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

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Rangers Sign Jordan Lyles To Two-Year, $16M Deal

Dec 9, 2019 8:31 AM

The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with Jordan Lyles on a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles is expected to boost the Rangers' starting rotation.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

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

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Phillies Have Interest In Signing Anthony Rendon

Dec 9, 2019 8:28 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have already signed Zack Wheeler this offseason, but they may not be done in free agency.

They reportedly have interest in Anthony Rendon, who is the top position player on the market.

Signing Rendon would put the Phillies over the Competitive Balance Tax for the first time.

If they don't land Rendon, Philadelphia could turn to Josh Donaldson.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Exec Predicts Gerrit Cole Could Earn Up To $280M Over Eight-Years

Dec 8, 2019 11:32 PM

According to Jayson Stark of The Athletic, an exec whose team is in the market for starting pitching speculates that Gerrit Cole could earn up to $280 million over eight years, which would give him the pitcher record for total guaranteed money and average annual value.

Zack Greinke currently holds the AAV record at $34.4 million.

MLB.com

Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Have Made Gerrit Cole Their Top Priority

Dec 6, 2019 8:39 AM

The New York Yankees have made signing Gerrit Cole their top priority this offseason.

Brian Cashman has approval from ownership to offer Cole a record contract, according to sources.

Cole met with the Yankees on Tuesday.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

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

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Twins, Michael Pineda Agree Upon Two-Year, $20M Deal

Dec 6, 2019 8:31 AM

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms on a two-year, $20 million contract with Michael Pineda, according to sources.

Pineda will begin next season serving the remainder of a 60-game suspension that began in early September.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Padres Hire Larry Rothschild As Pitching Coach

Dec 6, 2019 7:49 AM

The San Diego Padres have hired Larry Rothschild as their new pitching coach.

Rothschild spent the past nine seasons with the New York Yankees before being fired after last season.

He replaces Darren Balsley in San Diego.

Associated Press

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

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Rays Trade Tommy Pham To Padres For Hunter Renfroe

Dec 6, 2019 7:47 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays have traded Tommy Pham to the San Diego Padres for Hunter Renfroe and prized second base prospect Xavier Edwards, according to sources.

San Diego will also receive two-way prospect Jake Cronenworth in the deal.

Pham will earn more than $8 million in arbitration this season and become a free agent after 2021.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Tampa Bay Rays, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Mets Acquire Jake Marisnick From Astros

ESPN

Cole Hamels, Braves Agree Upon One-Year, $18M Deal

Mark Bowman/MLB

Angels Acquire Dylan Bundy From Orioles

Rhett Bollinger/MLB

Wilpons Negotiating To Sell Controlling Stake In Mets

ESPN

Angels Reach Deal To Remain In Anaheim Through 2050

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Zack Wheeler Agrees To Five-Year, $118M Deal With Phillies

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Stephen Strasburg Drawing Interest From Dodgers, Yankees

MLB

Nationals Want Answer From Anthony Rendon Soon

Jayson Stark/The Athletic

Jake Diekman, Athletics Agree Upon Two-Year Deal

ESPN

Tyler Anderson, Giants Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Associated Press

Phillies Viewed As Top Bidder For Zack Wheeler

Buster Olney/ESPN

Yankees Have Meetings Set With Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg

The Athletic

Rangers Met With Anthony Rendon On Sunday

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Mike Moustakas, Reds Agree Upon Four-Year, $64M Deal

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Marlins Acquire Jonathan Villar From Orioles

ESPN

Cubs Non-Tender Addison Russell

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Ryan Zimmerman Plans To Retire If He Doesn't Return To Nationals

Associated Press

Athletics Trade Jurickson Profar To Padres

ESPN

Brewers Listening To Trade Offers For Josh Hader

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Blue Jays Expect To 'Add Significantly' To Starting Rotation

Gregor Chisolm/Toronto Star