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Dallas Keuchel Agrees To One-Year Deal With Braves

Jun 7, 2019 7:36 AM

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with Dallas Keuchel, according to sources.

Keuchel will receive a $13 million salary, which is prorated from a figure of $21.21 million.

According to sources, Keuchel is scheduled to have his physical Friday and is slated to make a start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.

The Braves entered Thursday night two games back of the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East.

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

Cubs, Craig Kimbrel Reach Three-Year Deal

Jun 5, 2019 10:13 PM

The Chicago Cubs have bolstered their bullpen by signing Craig Kimbrel to a three-year deal.

The deal is worth $45 million, according to The Athletic.

Kimbrel was a free agent for seven months as the Major League free agent market continues an odd shift.

The Cubs have blown 11 saves this season, the third most in baseball.


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

Cubs Sign Carlos Gonzalez To Minor League Deal

May 31, 2019 8:03 AM

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with Carlos Gonzalez.

Gonzalez will report to Triple-A and soon get called up to the Major League club.

The Cleveland Indians recently released Gonzalez after he hit .210/.282/.276 in 30 games.

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

Mets Agree To Minor League Deals With Kemp, Santana

May 25, 2019 11:50 AM

Looking to replenish their depth, the banged-up New York Mets agreed to minor league contracts Friday with veteran outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Ervin Santana.

Each move is pending a successful physical, and both players are expected to report to the club's spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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Pitcher Skips MLB Draft, Signs $7M Deal In Japan

May 22, 2019 7:45 AM

Carter Stewart has agreed to a six-year, $7 million contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League, according to sources.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Stewart with the No. 8 pick in 2018 out of high school. He did not sign after the Braves reduced their signing-bonus offer due to an alleged injury. He was expected to be taken in the early second round in next month's draft.

Stewart is guaranteed significantly more money by signing in Japan. He could theoretically join the Major Leagues as a 25-year-old free agent.

He is represented by Scott Boras.

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing

Dodgers Sign Travis d'Arnaud

May 6, 2019 8:02 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Travis d'Arnaud to a one-year contract.

The New York Mets designated d'Arnaud for assignment on April 28 and released him on Friday.

d'Arnaud missed most of last season because of an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery.


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

Brewers Sign Gio Gonzalez

Apr 25, 2019 8:16 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to terms on a deal with Gio Gonzalez.

The left-hander opted out of his Minor League deal with the New York Yankees over the weekend.

Gonzalez will reportedly receive a base salary of $2 million with incentives on top of that.

The expectation is that he'll start for the Brewers.

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Khris Davis Signs Two-Year, $33.5M Extension With A's

Apr 18, 2019 4:26 PM

The Oakland Athletics have signed Khris Davis to a two-year extension worth $33.5 million.

Davis is batting .260 with a major league-leading 10 home runs and 20 RBIs this season.

"Oakland has been a special place for me since I arrived," Davis said in a statement issued by the team. "I love playing here in front of our fans, and my teammates make this feel like a family. I never hid the fact that I wanted to stay in Oakland because that is how I feel and I'm glad that I can continue to call the city of Oakland my baseball home.

"This team has a bright future, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it."

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

Braves Extend Ozzie Albies Through 2027 Season

Apr 11, 2019 4:17 PM

The Atlanta Braves have locked up Ozzie Albies through the 2027 season.

Albies has been signed to a seven-year, $35 million contract extension that includes options for 2026 and 2027.

Both of the options are worth $7 million.

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Cardinals, Matt Carpenter Agree Upon Two-Year, $37M Extension

Apr 11, 2019 8:34 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a two-year, $37 million contract extension with Matt Carpenter.

The deal also includes an option for the 2022 season.

Carpenter, 33, has a $14.5 million salary this season as part of a $52 million, six-year deal that included an $18.5 million club option for 2020 with a $2 million buyout.

Under the new deal, he has guaranteed salaries of $18.5 million in both 2020 and 2021.

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O's, Dan Strally Agree To One-Year Deal
Starting pitcher Dan Strally was released on March 25 by the Marlins.

Cubs, David Bote Agree To Five-Year Deal
Cubs infielder David Bote will make $15M guaranteed over the course of the contract.

Indians Give Manager Terry Francona Two-Year Extension
Terry Francona has a chance to become the longest tenured manager in Indians' history.

Rockies, Germain Marquez Agree On Five-Year, $43M Extension
Starter Germain Marquez helped lead the Rockies to the 2018 postseason.

Braves, Ronald Acuna Jr. Agree To Eight-Year, $100M Deal
The Braves record-setting deal with Ronald Acuna Jr. includes club options for the 2027 and 2028 seasons.

Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts Agree To Six-Year, $132M Deal
Xander Bogaerts new deal with the Red Sox includes an opt-out clause following the 2022 season.

Kyle Hendricks, Cubs Agree To Four-Year, $55.5M Extension
The extension eliminates Kyle Hendricks' last year of arbitration.


Mets, Jacob deGrom Agree Upon Five-Year, $137.5M Extension
The Mets have agreed to a contract extension with Jacob deGrom, according to league sources.

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Justin Verlander Agrees To Two-Year, $66M Extension With Astros
Justin Verlander would have become a free agent after the 2019 season.


Blake Snell Agrees To Five-Year, $50M Extension With Rays
Tony Snell's deal beats the previous records for players with less than three years of service in both total value and average value.

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Eloy Jimenez, White Sox Agree To Six-Year, $43M Deal
Eloy Jimenez has yet to play a game in the majors and is a top-5 overall prospect.

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Adam Jones, Diamondbacks Agree Upon One-Year, $3M Deal
Last July, Adam Jones vetoed a trade to the Phillies.

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Yankees, Aaron Hicks Agree Upon Seven-Year, $70M Extension
Aaron Hicks was scheduled to become a free agent after this season.

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Indians Sign Hanley Ramirez To Minor League Deal
Hanley Ramirez could have a roster spot with the Indians at first base or designated hitter.

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Reds Sign Jose Iglesias To Minor-Leaue Deal
Jose Iglesias hit .269 for the Tigers in 2018.


Cardinals Sign Jose Martinez To Two-Year Deal
Jose Martinez led the Cardinals with a .305 batting average and 163 hits last season.


Twins, Marwin Gonzalez Agree Upon Two-Year, $21M Deal
Marvin Gonzalez played every position except catcher and pitcher for the Astros last season.


Dan Jennings Signs Minors Deal With Angels
The Angels have signed Dan Jennings to a Minor League deal with an invite to Spring Training.

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Tigers, Josh Harrison Agree Upon One-Year Deal
The Pirates declined a $10.5 million option on Josh Harrison for 2019 back in November.


Manny Machado Agrees To Sign 10-Year, $300M Deal With Padres
Manny Machado finished last season with the Dodgers.

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