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Giants Make Alyssa Nakken First Female Coach In MLB

Jan 17, 2020 2:49 AM

Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

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Twins Sign Pitchers Homer Bailey, Rich Hill To One-Year Deals

Dec 31, 2019 7:23 PM

The Twins have addressed their most glaring roster void. The club on Tuesday signed veteran starting pitchers Homer Bailey and Rich Hill to one-year contracts.

Bailey’s deal is for $7 million, a source confirmed to, with performance bonuses if he reaches 180 innings. Hill’s deal includes $3 million in guarantees, has confirmed, with escalators that could take it to $9.5 million with 75 innings or 15 starts, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.

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Reds, Shogo Akiyama Agree Upon Three-Year Deal

Dec 31, 2019 8:04 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement on a three-year deal with Shogo Akiyama.

Nikkan Sports reported on Monday that the outfielder received a $15 million deal, though sources claimed the bidding for Akiyama exceeded $20 million.

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Indians Sign Cesar Hernandez To One-Year, $6.25M Contract

Dec 29, 2019 7:28 PM

The Tribe officially announced on Sunday that it has signed César Hernández to a one-year deal. A source told's Jon Paul Morosi earlier this week that Hernández's contract is worth $6.25 million, though the club has not confirmed the value.

To make room on their 40-man roster, the Indians designated catcher Eric Haase for assignment.

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Cardinals Sign Lefty Kwang Hyun Kim

Dec 18, 2019 7:46 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a deal with South Korean left-hander Kwang Hyun Kim.

The 31-year-old received a two-year deal.

Kim went 17-6 with a 2.51 ERA in 190 1/3 innings last season for the SK Wyverns.

He could be the Cardinals' first full-time left-handed starting pitcher since Jaime Garcia made 30 starts in 2016.

Associated Press

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Rays Sign Japanese Outfielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo

Dec 16, 2019 7:30 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with Japanese outfielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo.

The deal will be worth approximately $12 million over two years in addition to the posting fee of around $2.4 million.

Tsutsugo, who recently turned 28, has spent the last 10 seasons with the Yokohama Bay Stars of Japan's Central League.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

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Dan Straily Signs One-Year Deal With Lotte Giants

Dec 14, 2019 1:03 PM

Veteran pitcher Dan Straily has signed a one-year contract worth $800,000 with the Lotte Giants, the Korea Baseball Organization club announced on Saturday.

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Mets Sign Michael Wacha To Be Fifth Starter

Dec 12, 2019 7:22 AM

The New York Mets have agreed to a deal with Michael Wacha, according to reports.

The one-year contract is believed to be worth $3 million with another $7 million available through incentives.

Wacha is expected to be New York's fifth starter behind Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman and Steven Matz.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

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Tanner Roark Joins Blue Jays On Two-Year, $24M Deal

Dec 12, 2019 7:19 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal with Tanner Roark, according to sources.

Roark, 33, had a 4.35 ERA and a 10-10 record in 31 starts last season for the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics.

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Dodgers, Blake Treinen Agree Upon One-Year, $10M Deal

Dec 12, 2019 7:14 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with Blake Treinen, according to sources.

The reliever had a number of offers within that range, but opted to join the Dodgers.

Treinen, 31, had a 4.91 ERA in 2019, but that number was 0.78 in 2018.

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Adam Jones Agrees To Deal With Orix In Japan League

Giants Sign Pitcher Kevin Gausman To One-Year, $9M Deal

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

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

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Brewers Sign Keon Broxton To Minor League Deal

Royals Sign Trevor Rosenthal To Minor League Deal

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

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Jake Diekman, Athletics Agree Upon Two-Year Deal


Tyler Anderson, Giants Agree Upon One-Year Deal

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

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Pirates Hire Derek Shelton As New Manager

Braves Sign Catcher Travis d'Arnaud To Two-Year, $16M Deal

White Sox, Jose Abreu Agree Upon New Three-Year, $50M Deal


Yasmani Grandal, White Sox Agree To Four-Year, $73M Contract


Braves Sign Chris Martin To Two-Year Deal

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Sources: Pirates Hire Ben Cherington As New GM

Braves Sign Will Smith To Three-Year, $39M Deal


Giants Hire Former Cubs Exec Scott Harris As GM

Sources: Yankees Hire Matt Blake As New Pitching Coach

Mets Hire Carlos Beltran As Manager