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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.

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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

Brewers Sign Keon Broxton To Minor League Deal

Dec 8, 2019 1:22 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed outfielder Keon Broxton to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league training camp.

Broxton returns to Milwaukee after playing for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners and New York Mets in 2019.

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Royals Sign Trevor Rosenthal To Minor League Deal

Dec 7, 2019 6:25 PM

The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a $2 million minor league contract that includes an invitation to big league spring training and up to $2.25 million in bonuses if he makes the major league roster.

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

Dec 5, 2019 9:04 AM

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal with Cole Hamels.

Hamels didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Chicago Cubs, which means the Braves don't have to surrender a draft pick.

“When it came down to it, I wanted to play on a contender,” Hamels said. “I was very familiar with the Braves. I’ve watched them in the postseason and I’ve seen what they’ve been able to create. I’ve always been following them in hopes of maybe being able to pitch with some of those guys, because they have such good young talent. I know at my stage of my career what I could provide could be beneficial.”

Hamels posted a 3.81 ERA while logging 141 2/3 innings over 27 starts for the Cubs this season.

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Jake Diekman, Athletics Agree Upon Two-Year Deal

Dec 4, 2019 8:15 AM

The Oakland Athletics and Jake Diekman have agreed to terms on a two-year contract.

The deal includes a club option for a third year.

According to a source, the contract is worth $7.5 million.


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

Tyler Anderson, Giants Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Dec 4, 2019 7:48 AM

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to a one-year deal with lefty Tyler Anderson.

The agreement came one day after the Giants declined to tender Anderson a contract and made him a free agent.

San Francisco claimed Anderson off waivers from the Colorado Rockies on Oct. 30.

He is expected to compete for a spot in the Giants' rotation.

Associated Press

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

Dec 3, 2019 8:50 AM

The Cincinnati Reds and Mike Moustakas have agreed to terms on a four-year, $64 million contract, according to league sources.

The 31-year-old has been a free agent in each of the last three offseasons.

The Reds intend to play Moustakas at second base.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

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Pirates Hire Derek Shelton As New Manager

Nov 27, 2019 1:51 PM

The Pirates completed their leadership makeover Wednesday, hiring Derek Shelton to be their new manager.

Shelton had spent the past two seasons as the Twins' bench coach. His previous stops include a season as the quality control coach for the Blue Jays in 2017 and seven years as a hitting coach with the Rays. Shelton broke into the majors as hitting coach for the Indians from 2005 to 2009, and he has managed in the Yankees' minor league system.

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

Nov 24, 2019 7:41 PM

The Atlanta Braves signed catcher Travis d'Arnaud to a two-year, $16 million contract on Sunday, the team announced.

The 30-year-old d'Arnaud split last season between the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays. After struggling to hit with both the Mets and Dodgers, d'Arnaud rebounded with the Rays, hitting .263 with 16 home runs and 67 RBIs.

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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

Pirates Fire Neal Huntington; Name Travis Williams Team President

Red Sox Hire Chaim Bloom As Head Of Baseball Operations

Mickey Callaway Joins Angels As Pitching Coach

Source: Red Sox To Hire Chaim Bloom As Head Of Baseball Operations

D-Backs Give GM Mike Hazen Contract Extension

Ex-Dodgers GM Ned Colletti Joins NHL Sharks As A Scout

Braves Sign Francisco Cervelli

Braves Sign Adeiny Hechavarria

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Nationals To Sign Greg Holland
Greg Holland has a 4.54 ERA and 17 saves in 40 appearances this season.

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Mets Sign Joe Panik For Stretch Run
He'll likely help cover the absence of Robinson Cano at second base.

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Cubs Sign Jonathan Lucroy
Jonathan Lucroy will share catching duties with Victor Caratini while Willson Contreras recovers from a right hamstring strain.

Associated Press

Nationals Sign Asdrubal Cabrera
Cabrera, 33, is hitting .235/.318/.393 (81 OPS+) with 15 doubles and 12 homers this season.

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