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Yuli Gurriel Takes Pay Cut To Remain With Astros

Sep 30, 2020 8:00 AM

The Houston Astros and Yuli Gurriel have agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2022 that guarantees $7 million, a cut of nearly 20% from his 2020 deal.

Gurriel's 2020 contract called for an $8.3 million salary and wound up being worth $3,074,074 prorated.

His new deal includes a $6.5 million salary for 2021 and an $8 million club option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout.

Associated Press

Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Braves Sign Pablo Sandoval To Minor League Deal

Sep 15, 2020 8:17 AM

Pablo Sandoval has signed a Minor League contract with the Atlanta Braves.

The veteran reported to the Braves' alternate training site in Gwinnett, Georgia.

The San Francisco Giants released Sandoval last week.


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

Jake Lamb To Sign With A's

Sep 14, 2020 8:45 AM

The Oakland Athletics are expected to sign Jake Lamb once he qualifies for free agency on Monday.

Lamb was designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. He was hitting .116/.240/.140 in 18 games.

The A's will be without Matt Chapman for the remainder of the season following hip surgery.

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

Giants Sign Justin Smoak To Minors Deal

Sep 10, 2020 9:01 AM

The San Francisco Giants have signed Justin Smoak to a minor league deal.

Smoak was released by the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

The Giants will send Smoak, 33, to their alternate site.


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Nationals Give GM Mike Rizzo Three-Year Extension

Sep 6, 2020 1:10 AM

The Washington Nationals have given a three-year contract extension to president and general manager Mike Rizzo, the team announced Saturday.

Rizzo's contract was set to expire at the end of this season.

"We are thrilled that Mike will continue to lead our club," Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner said in a statement. "He guided us through the early years of building this franchise into what it is today -- a perennial contender that brought a World Series championship home to Washington, D.C., last season.

"I look forward to continuing our strong working relationship for years to come."

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Mets Sign Bruce Maxwell

Jul 29, 2020 8:56 AM

The New York Mets have agreed to a contract with Bruce Maxwell, according to reports.

The catcher's deal is pending a physical and coronavirus intake testing.

Maxwell hasn't played in the majors since 2018 with the Oakland Athletics. He was the first Major League player to kneel during the national anthem to protest social injustice; that was in 2017.


Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

Nationals Sign Josh Harrison To One-Year Deal

Jul 28, 2020 8:13 AM

The Washington Nationals have signed Josh Harrison to a one-year contract for the 2020 season.

Harrison was released by the Philadelphia Phillies last week. He requested his release.

The 33-year-old has started games at second base, third base, shortstop and both corner outfield spots during his nine years in the majors.

"The only positions that I haven't played are catcher and first -- I've even got a third of an inning on the mound," he said.

Associated Press

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Yasiel Puig Signing With Braves

Jul 15, 2020 8:59 AM

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a contract with Yasiel Puig, a source has confirmed.

The deal comes after Nick Markakis opted out of the season earlier this month.

Puig, 29, batted .267 in 149 games last season with the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians.


Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Signing

Tigers Sign Spencer Torkelson To Record $8.4M Bonus

Jul 1, 2020 8:58 AM

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with No. 1 overall pick Spencer Torkelson.

The signing bonus in the deal is a record $8.4 million, according to a report.

Adley Rutchsman of the Baltimore Orioles set the previous record ($8.1 million) last year.

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Tags: Detroit Tigers, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Addison Russell Signs With Korea's Kiwoom Heroes

Jun 22, 2020 8:42 AM

Addison Russell will attempt to revive his career in the Korean Baseball Organization.

The former Chicago Cubs infielder has signed a one-year contract with the Kiwoom Heroes. He'll make $530,000 the remainder of this season.

The Cubs non-tendered Russell in December. He was suspended 40 games under MLB's domestic violence policy in late 2018.

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Phillies Agree To Deal With International Prospect Yhoswar Garcia

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Red Sox Sign Collin McHugh To Incentive-Laden Contract

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White Sox, Yoan Moncada Agree Upon Five-Year, $70M Extension


Brock Holt, Brewers Agree Upon Contract

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Diamondbacks, Nick Ahmed Agree Upon Four-Year, $32.5M Extension

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Reds Sign Pedro Strop To One-Year, $1.85M Deal

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Mariners Sign Marco Gonzales To Four-Year Extension


Eduardo Nunez Agrees To Minor League Deal With Mets

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Red Sox Re-Sign Mitch Moreland To One-Year Deal

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Brewers Re-Sign Shelby Miller To Minor League Deal

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Phillies Add Francisco Liriano, Others On Minor League Deals

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Felix Hernandez, Braves Agree Upon Minor League Deal

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Giants Make Alyssa Nakken First Female Coach In MLB

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

Reds, Shogo Akiyama Agree Upon Three-Year Deal

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

Cardinals Sign Lefty Kwang Hyun Kim

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Rays Sign Japanese Outfielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo

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Dan Straily Signs One-Year Deal With Lotte Giants

Mets Sign Michael Wacha To Be Fifth Starter

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