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Mariners, Indians Complete Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Santana Swap

Dec 14, 2018 8:05 AM

The Seattle Mariners have acquired Edwin Encarnacion from the Cleveland Indians.

Carlos Santana is going back to the Indians as part of the three-team deal, which also includes the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Indians will receive Jake Bauers from the Rays, while Tampa Bay will get Yandy Diaz from Cleveland.

Tampa Bay will send $5 million to Seattle, and the Mariners will pay $6 million to Cleveland.

The Indians also are sending minor league pitcher Cole Sulser to the Rays and the 77th pick in the 2019 competitive balance draft to the Mariners.


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Brian Cashman Calls Yankees 'Fully Operational Death Star'

Dec 13, 2018 8:29 AM

Brian Cashman has said the New York Yankees would be active this offseason, while also throwing cold water on the notion of signing Bryce Harper.

On Wednesday, Cashman seemingly left anything open for possibility.

"If something doesn't make sense today, it doesn't mean it won't make sense tomorrow," Cashman said when asked again about Harper. "All I can keep telling you is, you know where my current focuses are, but at the same time we're a fully operational Death Star."

The Yankees' main needs are starting pitching, bullpen help and middle infielders.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Tags: New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Nationals Trade Tanner Roark To Reds

Dec 13, 2018 8:16 AM

The Washington Nationals have traded Tanner Roark to the Cincinnati Reds for right-hander Tanner Rainey.

Roark expected to be pitching in Washington's rotation alongside Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and newcomer Patrick Corbin.

"I felt like we would have a pretty good staff over there in D.C., but they thought otherwise, and I don't know what their plans are," Roark said. "I'm just grateful to be a National. It was good times over there."

Roark, 32, made $6,475,000 last year, and he is eligible for arbitration. He can become a free agent after next season.

Associated Press

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Mets Making Push To Acquire J.T. Realmuto

Dec 12, 2018 7:58 AM

The New York Mets are making a push to acquire J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins.

The Marlins consider the Mets the front-runner to acquire the catcher, according to one source.

However, New York general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said: "I wouldn't want to say we're making significant progress or close to anything."

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Tags: New York Mets, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Talks Intensifying Between Dodgers, Indians On Corey Kluber

Dec 11, 2018 8:26 AM

Talks between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians on a possible Corey Kluber trade have intensified.

The Indians signed Carlos Carrasco to an extension last week, paving the way for either Kluber or Trevor Bauer to be traded.

Jon Morosi/MLB

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Rockies Expected To Be Interested If Mariners Trade Carlos Santana

Dec 10, 2018 8:36 AM

If the Seattle Mariners decide to trade Carlos Santana, the Colorado Rockies are expected to be in the mix.

Santana just joined the Mariners in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies this month.

He is guaranteed $35 million over the next couple of years.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Indians 'Increasingly Motivated' To Move Corey Kluber Or Trevor Bauer

Dec 10, 2018 8:25 AM

After signing Carlos Carrasco to an extension last week, the Cleveland Indians are "increasingly motivated" to trade either Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer.

Bauer is two years away from free agency, while Kluber is signed for $17 million in 2019 with club options for 2020 ($17.5 million, $1 million buyout) and 2021 ($18 million, $1 million buyout).

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Padres, Yankees Discussing Sonny Gray Trade

Dec 10, 2018 8:12 AM

The New York Yankees and San Diego Padres continue to discuss a possible trade centered around Sonny Gray.

The Padres have several holes in their rotation and have also been linked to bigger targets such as Noah Syndergaard.

Gray is up for arbitration this offseason and is scheduled to hit free agency in 2020.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Phillies Acquire Jose Alvarez From Angels

Dec 7, 2018 7:38 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired left-hander Jose Alvarez from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for right-hander Luis Garcia.

Alvarez was 6-4 with a 2.71 ERA and one save in 76 appearances in 2018. He posted 59 strikeouts in 63 innings.

Garcia went 3-1 with a 6.07 ERA in 59 games last season after posting a career-best 2.65 ERA in 71⅓ innings in 2017.


Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Reach Out To White Sox About Jose Abreu

Dec 6, 2018 8:06 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly inquired with the Chicago White Sox about the availability of Jose Abreu.

Abreu, 31, will be a free agent after next season.

He is up for arbitration this winter after earning $13 million in 2018.

Michael Duarte/NBC Los Angeles

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Cardinals To Acquire Paul Goldschmidt From Diamondbacks
Arizona will receive right-hander Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a Competitive Balance Round B draft selection in 2019 from St. Louis.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Phillies Inquire With Giants About Madison Bumgarner
They have also been linked to J.A. Happ and Dallas Keuchel.

CBS Sports

Yankees, Indians Have Discussed Carlos Carrasco, Corey Kluber
Those discussions could be renewed at the upcoming winter meetings.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Yankees Deny Gary Sanchez Is Available In Trade
Brian Cashman has denied rumors that the Yankees have made Gary Sanchez available in trades this offseason.

Joe Trezza/MLB

Phillies, Mariners Nearing Deal Centered Around Jean Segura
The Phillies are nearing a trade with the Mariners that will send Jean Segura to the National League, according to multiple reports.


Reports: Mariners, Mets Complete Seven-Player Deal
The M's have agreed to trade Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano to the Mets in exchange for Jay Bruce and several prospects.

Yankees Could Move Gary Sanchez In Trade For J.T. Realmuto
The Yankees have discussed the possibility of trading for J.T. Realmuto with the Marlins.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Dodgers, Indians Discussing Possible Corey Kluber Trade
Various proposals have been discussed in recent days, according to sources.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Cubs Trade Tommy La Stella To Angels
The Cubs have traded Tommy La Stella to the Angels for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Mets Close To Deal With Mariners For Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz
Robinson Cano is owed $120 million and the Mariners could send additional money in the deal.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Braves Unlikely To Meet Trade Demands For Corey Kluber
The Braves are looking to land a frontline starting pitcher, but they appear unlikely to meet the price for Corey Kluber.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Indians Prefer To Trade Trevor Bauer Over Carrasco, Kluber
The Indians are reportedly considering offers for each of their top three starters, but they would prefer to move Trevor Bauer over Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Mariners 'Actively Trying' To Trade Robinson Cano
The Mariners have reportedly engaged with the Mets and Yankees about a deal.


Giants 'Willing To Engage' In Talks On Madison Bumgarner
It's unclear how likely it is that the Giants will actually trade Madison Bumgarner.

Jon Morosi/MLB

A's Acquire Tanner Anderson From Pirates
Pittsburgh will receive a player to be named later or cash.

Associated Press

Mets Won't Deal Noah Syndergaard For Package Of Prospects
Noah Syndergaard is receiving significant trade interest this offseason, but the Mets won't deal him for a package of prospects.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Diamondbacks 'Aggressively Shopping' Zack Greinke
Zack Greinke has three years and $95.5 million remaining on his contract.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Phillies 'Shopping' Carlos Santana
If Carlos Santana is moved, the Phillies would put Rhys Hoskins back at first base.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Astros Among Clubs Talking To Mariners About James Paxton
James Paxton is signed through 2020 and is projected to earn $9 million in 2019.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Nationals' Ownership Rejected Bryce Harper Trade To Astros
The Nationals would have acquired J.B. Bukauskas and two other prospects from the Astros.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic