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Braves Bring Back Shane Greene On One-Year Deal

May 10, 2021 8:55 AM

The Atlanta Braves have signed Shane Greene to a one-year, $1.5 million deal.

The contract includes a prorated salary. Greene missed the first 38 days of the season, so he will receive about $1.19 million.

Greene agreed to be optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett, and he will need time to get ready before pitching in the Major Leagues. The right-hander went 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings last season.

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Brewers Sign Dee Strange-Gordon To Minor League Contract

Apr 21, 2021 1:57 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Dee Strange-Gordon to a minor league contract.

Strange-Gordon, who turns 33 on Thursday, had gone to spring training with the Cincinnati Reds with a minor league contract and was released on March 26 after hitting .281 with no homers and four RBIs in 32 at-bats over 10 games.

Strange-Gordon made the NL All-Star team with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014 and with Miami in 2015.

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Astros Sign Martin Maldonado To Extension Through 2022

Apr 21, 2021 1:55 PM

The Houston Astros have agreed to sign Martin Maldonado to a one-year extension. 

Under terms of the deal, Maldonado will continue to make $5 million in 2022, a source confirmed to ESPN. It also includes a $5 million vesting option for 2023.

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Diamondbacks Sign Josh Reddick To Minor League Deal

Apr 13, 2021 8:25 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed Josh Reddick to a Minor League deal.

Reddick will receive $750,000 in guaranteed salary if he makes the Major League roster.

The 34-year-old hit .245/.316/.378 in 188 at-bats in 2020.

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Angels, David Fletcher Agree To Five-Year, $26M Extension

Apr 2, 2021 7:42 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a five-year, $26 million contract extension with David Fletcher.

Fletcher's deal includes two club options, giving the Angels an opportunity to buy out as many as three free-agent years.

"It went down to the deadline, but we were able to get this thing done," general manager Perry Minasian said. "We're pumped."

Fletcher, 26, has hit .292/.346/.386 with 77 extra-base hits in 283 games from 2018 to 2020, producing 6.7 WAR.

The deal will pay him $6.5 million in what would have been his first year of free agency, and the two club options are valued at $8 million and $8.5 million for 2026 and 2027, respectively. Over these next three years, his salary will jump from $2 million to $4 million to $6 million, according to a source.

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Mark Appel Eyes Comeback With Phillies

Mar 30, 2021 8:22 AM

Former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel is heading to Minor League camp with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Appel hasn't pitched in a game since 2017. He is one of just three first overall picks to never reach the Major Leagues.

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Twins, Randy Dobnak Agree To $9.25M Extension

Mar 29, 2021 8:16 AM

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a five-year, $9.25 million contract extension with Randy Dobnak that includes three club options, according to sources.

The deal can max out at $29.75 million with the options and can increase with escalators.

Dobnak signed with the Twins in 2017 out of the independent United Shore Professional Baseball League for $500 after going undrafted.

The 26-year-old is 8-5 with a 3.12 ERA in 19 career appearances, including 15 starts, with the Twins.

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Reds, Heath Hembree Agree To Minors Deal

Mar 23, 2021 8:10 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to terms on a Minor League deal with Heath Hembree.

Hembree signed with the Cleveland Indians this offseason but was released over the weekend.

The 32-year-old allowed 19 earned runs over 19 innings between the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies in 2020.

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Pirates Sign Steven Wright To Minor League Deal

Mar 22, 2021 8:01 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Steven Wright to a Minor League deal and invited him to Major League camp.

The knuckleballer last pitched in the Majors in 2019, when he was limited to six appearances with the Boston Red Sox after serving an 80-game suspension following a positive test for human growth hormone.

He did not pitch in 2020 while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

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Royals, Salvador Perez Agree To Richest Deal In Club History

Mar 21, 2021 6:49 PM

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a four-year, $82 million contract extension with Salvador Perez, according to a source.

The deal is the richest in Royals history.

The value of the new deal surpasses the four-year, $72 million contract the club gave Alex Gordon in 2016.

The catcher's extension begins with the 2022 season.

"It's hard to believe where I'm coming from, where I grew up, to see the situation I have right now, it makes me feel super happy," Perez said. "My mother is going to be happy. I know my grandma is going to be happy. I know they're excited for me to be here for four more years, maybe five."

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Brewers Add Travis Shaw To 40-Man Roster

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Orioles Finalizing Deal With Maikel Franco

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Pirates To Sign Trevor Cahill

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Giants, Scott Kazmir Agree Upon Minor League Deal

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Diamondbacks, Tyler Clippard Agree Upon One-Year Deal

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Jake Lamb Agrees To Deal With Braves

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A's, Trevor Rosenthal Agree Upon One-Year, $11M Deal

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Fernando Tatis Jr. Agrees To 14-Year, $340M Deal With Padres

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Brett Anderson, Brewers Agree Upon One-Year, $2.5M Deal

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Lefty Justin Wilson Agrees To Re-Join Yankees

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Twins, Matt Shoemaker Agree Upon One-Year, $2M Deal

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Rockies Add Greg Bird On Minor League Deal

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Red Sox, Marwin Gonzalez Agree Upon One-Year, $3M Deal

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Billy Hamilton Joins Indians On Minor League Deal

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Phillies Sign Brandon Kintzler To Minor League Deal

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Rangers Sign Mike Foltynewicz To One-Year Deal

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Mets Add Jonathan Villar On One-Year, $3.5M Deal

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Jordan Zimmermann Joins Brewers On Minor League Deal

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Adam Duvall, Miami Marlins Agree Upon One-Year Deal

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Sean Doolittle Joins Reds' Bullpen

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