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Wed Dec 1304:23RHP Bryan Mitchell dealt by Yankees along with 3B Chase Headley ...Bryan MitchellSPPadresFree Agent
RHP Bryan Mitchell was dealt by the Yankees along with 3B Chase Headley and cash considerations to the Padres for OF Jabari Blash on Tuesday.Mitchell, 26, posted a 1-1 mark with one save, a 5.79 ERA in 32 2/3 innings in 2017.
Wed Dec 1304:233B Chase Headley dealt by Yankees along with RHP Bryan Mitchell ...Chase Headley3BPadresFree Agent
3B Chase Headley was dealt by the Yankees along with RHP Bryan Mitchell and cash considerations to the Padres for OF Jabari Blash on Tuesday.Headley, who began his career with San Diego in 2007, was swapped from the Padres to the Yankees prior to the 2014 trade deadline. The 33-year-old switch hitter batted .273 with 12 home runs and 61 RBIs in 147 games last season. Headley established career highs of 31 homers and 115 RBIs for the Padres in 2012 when he finished fifth in National League MVP balloting. Headley is entering the final season of a four-year, $52 million contract.
Wed Dec 1304:23LHP Drew Smyly signed with Cubs on TuesdayDrew SmylySPCubsFree Agent
LHP Drew Smyly, who underwent Tommy John surgery in early July, signed with the Cubs on Tuesday. The two-year deal is worth $10 million, according to multiple media reports. Smyly will get $3 million in 2018 and $7 million in 2019, when he is expected to return to action. "Anything we get out of him next year will be sort of gravy," general manager Jed Hoyer said. "We'll rehab him and hopefully get him back to exactly where he was." Hoyer is hoping Smyly can pitch out of the bullpen at some point in the 2018 season and then return to the rotation in 2019.Smyly, 28, got hurt while with the Mariners in March after pitching for the United States team in the World Baseball Classic. He never ended up appearing in a game for Seattle.
Wed Dec 1304:23RHP Bryan Shaw agreed to three-year deal with Rockies on TuedsayBryan ShawRPIndiansFree Agent
RHP Bryan Shaw agreed to a three-year deal with the Rockies on Tuedsay, according to multiple reports. The former Indians reliever will earn "somewhere in the range of $9 million" per year, tweeted ESPN's Buster Olney.Shaw, 30, made 79 appearances last season for Cleveland and compiled a 5-6 record with a 3.52 ERA and three saves. He is the only pitcher to make at least 70 appearances the past five seasons. During those five seasons, Shaw has appeared in 378 games and has a 3.11 ERA.
Tue Dec 1203:132B Starlin Castro officially traded to Miami as part of blockbus...Starlin Castro2BMarlinsFree Agent
2B Starlin Castro was officially traded to Miami as part of the blockbuster deal with the New York Yankees involving Giancarlo Stanton. Castro, 27, batted .300 with 66 runs, 18 doubles, one triple, 16 home runs, 63 RBIs, 23 walks and a .338 on-base percentage in 112 games with the Yankees in 2017. He was also named to his first American League All-Star team, marking his fourth All-Star selection overall (also 2011-12, 2014 with the Chicago Cubs).
Tue Dec 1203:13RF Giancarlo Stanton officially traded to New York by Miami Marl...Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesFree Agent
RF Giancarlo Stanton was officially traded to the New York by the Miami Marlins. The reigning National League MVP was acquired in exchange for second baseman Starlin Castro, minor league right-hander Jorge Guzman and minor league infielder Jose Devers. "I'm very excited to be here and be a part of the Yankees," Stanton said at a news conference Monday during the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The two teams reached terms of the deal on Saturday pending final approval from the 28-year-old Stanton under the terms of his no-trade clause and passing a physical. Stanton hit 59 home runs for the Marlins this past season.
Mon Dec 1123:35Cubs agree to two-year deal with MorrowBrandon MorrowRPCubsFree Agent
The Chicago Cubs reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with reliever Brandon Morrow on Sunday, according to multiple outlets.Morrow could be in line to be the Cubs' closer if the franchise fails to re-sign free agent Wade Davis.Morrow, 33, was 6-0 with a 2.06 ERA in 45 regular-season games for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017. He gave up just one run and three hits over 8 1/3 innings as the Dodgers won the first two rounds of the National League playoffs to reach the World Series.Morrow's standout postseason included four scoreless appearances against the Cubs in the NL Championship Series. The right-hander struck out seven and allowed just one hit in 4 2/3 innings.Morrow became the second pitcher to enter all seven games of the World Series when the Dodgers faced the Houston Astros. But his ERA was 8.44 and he served up two homers over 5 1/3 innings.Overall, Morrow is 51-43 with a 4.05 ERA in 299 career appearances (113 starts) with the Seattle Mariners (2007-09), Toronto Blue Jays (2010-14), San Diego Padres (2015-16) and Dodgers.
Mon Dec 1123:34Cardinals agree to terms with RHP GregersonLuke GregersonRPAstrosFree Agent
The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a two-year contract with right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson on Sunday.The deal, according to multiple media outlets, is worth $11 million pending a physical and includes a vesting option.Gregerson, 33, spent the past three seasons with Houston, going 2-3 with a career-high 4.57 ERA in 65 relief appearances for the World Series champion Astros.It was the ninth major league season for Gregerson, who posted a career-best 31 saves in 64 appearances with the Astros in 2015.Gregerson spent his first five seasons with the San Diego Padres, making at least 72 appearances in four of them. He registered a career-low 2.12 ERA in 2014 over 72 appearances with the Oakland Athletics.In 623 career appearances, all in relief, Gregerson owns a 35-36 record with a 3.02 ERA.
Mon Dec 1119:19It's official: Stanton joins Judge in pinstripesStarlin Castro2BMarlinsFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesFree Agent
The New York Yankees officially announced Monday the blockbuster trade acquiring reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins.The Yankees also received cash considerations from the Marlins in exchange for second baseman Starlin Castro, minor league right-hander Jorge Guzman and minor league infielder Jose Devers."I'm very excited to be here and be a part of the Yankees," Stanton said at a news conference Monday during the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. "I'm just looking forward to stepping up and being with this winning environment and winning culture so I'm happy to be here."The two teams reached terms of the deal on Saturday pending final approval from the 28-year-old Stanton under the terms of his no-trade clause and passing a physical.Stanton, who hit 59 home runs for the Marlins this past season, is now in pinstripes and will be joining another slugger in the Yankees outfield -- American League Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge, who hit 52 homers i... [More]
Mon Dec 1103:12RHP Luke Gregerson agreed to two-year deal with StLuke GregersonRPAstrosFree Agent
RHP Luke Gregerson agreed to a two-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Gregerson, 33, spent the past three seasons with Houston, going 2-3 with a career-high 4.57 ERA in 65 relief appearances for the World Series champion Astros.Gregerson posted a career-best 31 saves in 64 appearances with the Astros in 2015. He spent his first five seasons with the San Diego Padres, making at least 72 appearances in four of them. He registered a career-low 2.12 ERA in 2014 over 72 appearances with the Oakland Athletics. In 623 career appearances, all in relief, Gregerson owns a 35-36 record with a 3.02 ERA.
Mon Dec 1103:12RHP Brandon Morrow agreed to terms on two-year deal with Cubs on...Brandon MorrowRPCubsFree Agent
RHP Brandon Morrow agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Cubs on Sunday. He could become the Cubs' closer if the franchise fails to re-sign free agent Wade Davis. Morrow, 33, was 6-0 with a 2.06 ERA in 45 regular-season games for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017. He gave up just one run and three hits over 8 1/3 innings as the Dodgers won the first two rounds of the playoffs to reach the World Series. Morrow became the second pitcher to enter all seven games of the World Series, but his ERA was 8.44 and he served up two homers over 5 1/3 innings. Overall, Morrow is 51-43 with a 4.05 ERA in 299 career appearances (113 starts) with the Seattle Mariners (2007-09), Toronto Blue Jays (2010-14), San Diego Padres (2015-16) and Dodgers.
Sun Dec 1004:14OF Giancarlo Stanton agreed to deal to be traded to New York Yan...Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesFree Agent
OF Giancarlo Stanton agreed to a deal to be traded to the New York Yankees from the Miami Marlins, according to multiple reports Saturday. The two teams reached terms for a deal pending final approval from the 28-year-old Stanton under the terms of his no-trade clause and passing a physical. The approval is expected to be a formality. Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro and two minor league prospects would be traded to Miami as part of the deal, according to reports.
Sat Dec 922:50Yankees land Stanton in blockbuster dealStarlin Castro2BMarlinsFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesFree Agent
The New York Yankees agreed to acquire National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins in a blockbuster trade, according to multiple reports Saturday.The two teams reached terms for a deal pending final approval from the 28-year-old Stanton under the terms of his no-trade clause and passing a physical. The approval is expected to be a formality.Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro and two minor league prospects would be traded to Miami as part of the deal, according to reports.The news comes a day after the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants both announced they agreed to deals to acquire Stanton, but he declined to waive his no-trade clause.Talks between the Yankees and Marlins picked up Friday after two more teams dropped out of the running for the superstar. New York and Miami re-engaged in talks earlier in the week, according to ESPN.The Cardinals and Giants both targeted Stanton from the time that new Marlins ownership -- led by former Yankees great Derek Je... [More]
Sat Dec 903:44RHP Mike Fiers agreed to terms with Detroit TigersMike FiersSPTigersFree Agent
RHP Mike Fiers agreed to terms with the Detroit Tigers, the team announced Friday. The deal is for one year and $6 million, according to reports. Fiers, 32, pitched in 29 games, including a team-high 28 starts, in 2017 for the Houston Astros with an 8-10 record, a 5.22 ERA and 146 strikeouts over 153 1/3 innings. He struck out 8.57 batters per 9.0 innings last season, improving from his 7.15 mark in 2016. He tossed 150 or more innings for the third consecutive season. In seven major league seasons with Milwaukee (2011-15) and Houston (2015-17), Fiers owns a 42-47 record with a 4.15 ERA over 726 innings in 141 games, including 123 starts. Fiers tossed a no-hitter with the Astros on Aug. 21, 2015, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fri Dec 823:42Marlins OF Stanton nixes trade to Cardinals, GiantsGiancarlo StantonRFYankeesFree Agent
The St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants both announced Friday that they agreed to deals to acquire Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton but the National League MVP declined to waive his no-trade clause."We had an agreement to acquire Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins, subject to him waiving his no-trade clause," Cardinals CEO Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a statement. "We have been notified that he will not waive his no-trade clause to come to St. Louis."While we are disappointed in his decision, we will continue to make every effort to improve our club for the upcoming season."The Giants released a similar statement about their efforts to acquire Stanton."Our agreement with the Marlins to acquire Giancarlo Stanton subject to his waiving of the no-trade clause will not move forward and it is our understanding that the Marlins and Stanton are exploring other options," the Giants said in their statement.The Cardinals and Giants both targeted Stanton from the time that new Ma... [More]
Fri Dec 803:08RHP Tyler Chatwood agreed to three-year, $38 million deal with C...Tyler ChatwoodSPCubsFree Agent
RHP Tyler Chatwood agreed to a three-year, $38 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, the team announced Thursday. Chatwood posted an 8-15 mark and a 4.69 ERA in 33 appearances last season for the Colorado Rockies. His loss total last season tied for the most in the National League. Chatwood compiled a 40-46 record with two saves and a 4.31 ERA in six major league seasons with the Los Angeles Angels and Rockies.
Fri Dec 803:082B Dee Gordon traded by Marlins in multi-player deal Thursday to...Dee Gordon2BMarinersFree Agent
2B Dee Gordon was traded by the Marlins in a multi-player deal Thursday to the Mariners, who will convert him to the outfield. Gordon batted .308 and led the majors with 60 steals last season. He was the NL batting champion in 2015 when he batted .333 with 58 steals. "Dee provides us with a dynamic presence at the top of our lineup," Seattle GM Jerry Dipoto said in a statement. Gordon is slated to make $10.8 million this season as part of a five-year, $50 million deal.
Wed Dec 604:18OF Leonys Martin agreed to one-year contract with TigersLeonys MartínCFTigersFree Agent
OF Leonys Martin agreed to a one-year contract with the Tigers, the team announced Tuesday. Terms of his deal were not announced by the Tigers, but USA Today reports Martin will make $1.75 million and could earn $1.1 million in incentives. Martin, 29, is entering his eighth big-league season after spending the 2017 campaign split between the Mariners and Cubs.
Wed Dec 604:18RHP Dan Otero signed two-year contract with Cleveland Indians on...Dan OteroRPIndiansFree Agent
RHP Dan Otero signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday to avoid arbitration. The deal includes a team option for the 2020 season, the Indians announced. Otero posted an 8-1 mark with a 2.14 ERA in 114 relief appearances for the Indians the past two seasons, including a 3-0 record in 2017. The Indians acquired Otero from the Philadelphia Phillies in December 2015 in exchange for cash considerations. The 32-year-old owns a 20-7 mark with a 2.91 ERA in six major league seasons with the San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics and Indians.
Wed Dec 604:18RHP Miles Mikolas signed to two-year contractMiles MikolasSPCardinalsFree Agent
RHP Miles Mikolas was signed to a two-year contract, the St. Louis Cardinals announced on Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed by the Cardinals, but multiple reports have Mikolas receiving between $14 million and $16 million in the contract. Mikolas, who last pitched in the majors for the Texas Rangers in 2014, has flourished with the Yomiuri Giants of the Japan Central League during the past three seasons. The 29-year-old owns a 31-13 mark with a 2.18 ERA in 62 starts during that time, including 14-8 with a 2.25 ERA in 27 starts last season. Mikolas sports a 4-6 record with a 5.32 ERA in three major league seasons with the San Diego Padres and Rangers.
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