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Justin Bour Joins Angels On One-Year Deal

Dec 13, 2018 8:20 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a one-year deal with Justin Bour, according to a source.

The deal is reportedly worth $2.5 million.

A left-handed-hitting first baseman, Bour will be used as insurance for both Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani.

Bour is a career .260/.344/.466 hitter with 84 home runs and 277 RBIs in 507 games.

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Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Rangers Add Lance Lynn On Three-Year, $30M Deal

Dec 13, 2018 8:12 AM

Lance Lynn has agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal to join the Texas Rangers.

Lynn, 34, had a 4.77 ERA last season in 29 starts and four relief appearances with the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees.


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

Jeurys Familia Returning To Mets On Three-Year, $30M Deal

Dec 13, 2018 8:08 AM

The New York Mets have agreed to bring Jeurys Familia back on a three-year, $30 million deal.

The 29-year-old had a 3.13 ERA in 70 relief appearances for the Mets and Oakland Athletics last season.

New York traded the right-hander to Oakland on July 21.

Familia served a 15-game domestic-violence suspension at the start of the 2017 season and missed a large chunk of time because of a blood clot in his right shoulder.


Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Dodgers, Joe Kelly Agree Upon Three-Year, $25M Deal

Dec 13, 2018 8:04 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have added to their bullpen by agreeing to terms with Joe Kelly on a three-year, $25 million deal, according to a source.

Kelly will likely be used as a bridge to closer Kenley Jansen.

He posted a 4.39 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP and a 2.13 strikeout-to-walk ratio for the Boston Red Sox this past season.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Andrew McCutchen Agrees To Three-Year, $45M Deal With Phillies

Dec 11, 2018 3:57 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to sign Andrew McCutchen to a three-year, $45 million deal.

McCutchen batted .255 with 20 homers and 65 RBIs in 155 games last season with the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees. He hit .253 with five homers in 25 games for the Yankees after being acquired on Aug. 31.

The Phillies have also had interest in signing Bryce Harper this offseason.


Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Mets Hire Chili Davis As Hitting Coach

Dec 9, 2018 9:08 PM

Chili Davis has been hired as hitting coach of the New York Mets after spending last season in that role with the Chicago Cubs.

Davis was hitting coach for Oakland manager Bob Melvin (2012-14) and Boston manager John Farrell (2015-17) before moving to the Cubs under manager Joe Maddon.

Tags: New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor, Signing

Twins, Jonathan Schoop Agree Upon One-Year, $7.5M Deal

Dec 7, 2018 7:32 AM

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a one-year, $7.5 million deal with Jonathan Schoop.

The deal will also allow Schoop to earn a $100,000 performance bonus for reaching 600 plate appearances, plus additional award bonuses.

Schoop, 27, hit .293 with 32 home runs and 105 RBIs in 2017 for the Baltimore Orioles. He split this past season between the Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers, hitting .233/.266/.416.

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Tags: Minnesota Twins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Indians Exercise Carlos Carrasco's Option, Agree To Two-Year Extension

Dec 6, 2018 4:50 PM

The Cleveland Indians have exercised their 2020 option on Carlos Carrasco and signed him to a two-year extension that takes him through the 2022 season.

The deal also includes a team option for 2023.

The 2020 option is valued at $10.25 million and Carrasco will be paid $12 million each in 2021 and 2022. The 2023 option is worth $14 million, with a $3 million buyout, according to multiple reports.


Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Astros, Robinson Chirinos Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Dec 5, 2018 7:43 AM

The Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year deal with Robinson Chirinos.

Chirinos, 34, posted career highs in home runs (18) and RBIs (65) for the Texas Rangers last season.

He is expected to share catching duties with Max Stassi.


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

Patrick Corbin Agrees To Six-Year Deal With Nationals

Dec 4, 2018 4:08 PM

Patrick Corbin has agreed to sign with the Washington Nationals.

Corbin is a two-time All-Star.

Corbin's deal will be worth more than Yu Darvish's six-year, $126 million deal with the Chicago Cubs last offseason.

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

Garrett Richards, Padres Agree Upon Two-Year Deal
The Padres have agreed to a two-year deal with Garrett Richards worth $15 million guaranteed.


Reds Agree To Three-Year Deal With Raisel Iglesias
The deal is worth $24.125 million in total.

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Jesse Chavez, Rangers Agree Upon Two-Year Deal
The Rangers have agreed to a two-year deal with Jesse Chavez worth roughly $8 million, according to a source.


Braves, Josh Donaldson Agree To One-Year, $23M Deal
The 32-year-old has been hampered by injuries in each of the last two seasons.


Pirates To Sign Lonnie Chisenhall
The Pirates have agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million deal with Lonnie Chisenhall.


Brian McCann, Braves Agree Upon One-Year Deal
"It feels right," said Brian McCann, who played for the Braves fro 2005 to 2013.

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Reds Closer Raisel Iglesias Agrees To Three-Year Deal
Raisel Iglesias has avoided arbitration, agreeing to a three-year contract with the Reds.

Royals Hire Mike Matheny As Special Advisor
Mike Matheny is the former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Nationals, Kurt Suzuki Agree To Two-Year Deal
The Nationals have agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with Kurt Suzuki.


Rangers Name Julio Rangel Pitching Coach
Julio Rangel has previously worked with the Giants and Indians as a pitching instructor and coordinator at the minor league level.

O's Hire Mike Elias As New GM
The Orioles have also given former Astros assistant GM Mike Elias the title of executive vice president.

Red Sox Re-Sign Steve Pearce
The Red Sox have signed World Series MVP Steve Pearce to a one-year, $6.25 million deal.

Yankees, CC Sabathia Agree To One-Year, $8M Deal
Veteran pitcher CC Sabathia has played the past 10 seasons with the Yankees.

Giants Name Farhan Zaidi President Of Baseball Operations
Farhan Zaidi leaves the Dodgers after four years working under team president Andrew Friedman.

Reports: Rangers Hire Chris Woodward As Manager
The Rangers have hired Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward as their new manager.

Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw Agree To Three-Year Deal
The deal will pay pitcher Clayton Kershaw $93 million, and will include incentives based on workload and performance.

Marco Gonzales Reaches Two-Year Deal With Mariners
The deal guarantees Marco Gonzales $1.9 million even though the left-hander is still two full years from reaching arbitration.

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David Freese, Dodgers Agree To One-Year, $5M Deal
The Dodgers are bringing David Freese back on a one-year, $5 million deal.


Yankees, Brett Gardner Agree On One-Year Deal
Brett Gardner has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Yankees after the club declined the 2019 option on his previous contract.

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A's Give Long-Term Extensions To Beane, Frost, And Melvin
Bob Melvin led the A's to the fourth best record in the Majors and a postseason berth this season.

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