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Wed Jan 1614:25Jed Lowrie, New York Mets finalize $20M, 2-year contractRobinson Canó2BMarinersFree Agent
Jeurys FamiliaRPMetsFree Agent
Jed Lowrie2BAthleticsFree Agent
Wilson RamosCRaysFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent infielder Jed Lowie and the New York Mets have finalized a $20 million, two-year contract.A switch-hitter who turns 35 in April, Lowrie and is coming off his first All-Star season."We are really fortunate and thrilled that Jed bought what we were selling," new Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Wednesday.Lowrie played mostly second base for the Oakland Athletics during the past three seasons. Van Wagenen says he will play second, shortstop and third for the Mets, who acquired All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano from Seattle last month"He's going to be in our lineup virtually every day," Van Wagenen said.Lowrie is the fifth All-Star added by the Mets this offseason, following Cano, closer Edwin Diaz, catcher Wilson Ramos and reliever Jeurys Familia, traded to Oakland last summer and then re-signed by New York as a free agent.Like Cano, he used to be represented by Van Wagenen, co-head of CAA Baseball before he became New York's general manager in... [More]
Wed Jan 1601:39Twins trade reliever Curtiss to Angels for minor leaguerJohn CurtissRPTwinsFree Agent
Blake ParkerRPAngelsFree Agent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have traded reliever John Curtiss to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league infielder Daniel Ozoria.Curtiss pitched in 17 games for the Twins over the past two seasons, going 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA in 15 innings. He walked six and struck out 17. The right-hander was designated for assignment Monday to make room for pitcher Blake Parker.The 18-year-old Ozoria played for two rookie-level teams last season, batting a combined .195 with 12 RBIs in 51 games.Minnesota announced the deal Tuesday night.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jan 1518:09Dozier signs with Nationals, hopes to make postseason runPatrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Wilmer DifoSSNationalsFree Agent
Brian Dozier2BTwinsFree Agent
Yan GomesCIndiansFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Daniel Murphy2BNationalsFree Agent
Trevor RosenthalRPCardinalsFree Agent
Kurt SuzukiCBravesFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Dozier turned down a more lucrative deal to join what he hopes is a playoff team with the Nationals.The 31-year-old signed a $9 million, one-year contract with Washington that makes him the new second baseman and potentially a bridge from Daniel Murphy to prospect Carter Kieboom. Dozier said Tuesday other clubs offered him more money and longer deals, but he and his wife opted for the opportunity to win now."We're not the ones to go with the highest bidder by any means or any of that kind of stuff," Dozier said on a conference call. "With more years and dollars out there, we felt like this one-year deal with the Nats would be the best fit for us."Dozier's contract includes $2 million deferred without interest until Jan. 15, 2020. Next winter could bring an even bigger windfall if he's able to get his swing back on track.Last season, Dozier battled a bone bruise in his left knee and hit a career-low .215 with 21 homers with the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles D... [More]
Tue Jan 1514:59Yasmani Grandal chose Brewers for family and chance to winYasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
Erik KratzCYankeesFree Agent
Jacob NottinghamCBrewersFree Agent
Manny PiñaCBrewersFree Agent
Christian YelichCFMarlinsFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Asked why he agreed to a one-year deal with Milwaukee rather than multiyear offers from other teams, catcher Yasmani Grandal gave two simple reasons: the chance to win and family.Grandal lives in Peoria, Arizona, not far from the Brewers' spring training camp."My wife told me: 'You get to have spring training here and be with your kids a little more,'" Grandal said Tuesday, a day after his $18.25 million deal was announced. "I have a 14-month-old right now who's running crazy around the house."Grandal's deal includes a $16 million salary this year and a $16 million mutual option for 2020 with a $2.25 million buyout due Dec. 31. Grandal has until the third day after the World Series to decide on the option, and the Brewers have until the fifth day.He spent the past four seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won the last two NL pennants but lost in the World Series each time. The Brewers extended the Dodgers to Game 7 of last year's NL Championship Series.Brewers g... [More]
Tue Jan 1510:19Yasmani Grandal, Brewers finalize $18.25M, 1-year contractPatrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Matt KempLFDodgersFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPRed SoxFree Agent
Erik KratzCYankeesFree Agent
Mat LatosSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Manny PiñaCBrewersFree Agent
A.J. PollockCFDiamondbacksFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized an $18.25 million, one-year contract.The deal, agreed to last week subject to a successful physical, includes a $16 million salary this year and a $16 million mutual option for 2020 with a $2.25 million buyout due Dec. 31. Grandal has until the third day after the World Series to decide on the option, and the Brewers have until the fifth day."Yasmani has proven that he is one of the most productive catchers in baseball, both offensively and defensively, and he fits our roster very well," Brewers general manager David Stearns said Monday. "Throughout this process, he expressed a consistent and sincere desire to join our organization."Grandal turned down a $17.9 million qualifying offer from the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers in November. He is eligible for free agency again after this year's World Series and cannot be given a qualifying offer by the Brewers.Milwaukee forfeits its third-highest draft pic... [More]
Mon Jan 1421:19Twins complete $1.8M deal with ex-Angels closer Blake ParkerTrevor HildenbergerSPTwinsFree Agent
Trevor MayRPTwinsFree Agent
Blake ParkerRPAngelsFree Agent
Addison ReedRPRed SoxFree Agent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have completed a $1.8 million, one-year contract with right-handed reliever Blake Parker, the team's first offseason addition to the bullpen.Parker could make an additional $1.4 million in bonuses for days on the active roster: $400,000 for 130, $500,000 for 140 and $250,000 each for 150 and 160.The Twins have an opening for closer after trading Fernando Rodney on Aug. 9, and Parker will be in the mix in spring training. Returners Addison Reed, Taylor Rogers, Trevor Hildenberger and Trevor May could also be candidates for the ninth-inning role. Parker's deal, which gives him the opportunity through incentives to earn as much as $3.2 million in 2019, was finalized on Monday.The 33-year-old Parker had a breakout season for the Los Angeles Angels in 2017, with a 2.54 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 67 1/3 innings. Last year, Parker led the Angels with 14 saves in 17 opportunities and posted a 3.26 ERA, but he was not offered a contract for 2019 and became a free agent.___More AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jan 1421:19Infielder DJ LeMahieu, Yankees finalize $24M, 2-year dealDidi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Tim Locastro2BDodgersFree Agent
Troy TulowitzkiSSBlue JaysFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Gold Glove-winning second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees have finalized a $24 million, two-year contract.The deal, which would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado, was agreed to Friday subject to a successful physical. He will earn $12 million in each of the next two seasons.The 30-year-old LeMahieu spent the previous eight seasons with Colorado at hitter-friendly Coors Field and won the NL batting title in 2016 with a .348 average. He hit .276 last year with 15 homers and 62 RBIs, and he won his second straight Gold Glove and third overall.New York was seeking infielders in the absence of shortstop Didi Gregorius, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery and is not expected back until summer. The Yankees signed former Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki last week and said he will be their starting shortstop. LeMahieu likely will see time at second, third and possibly even first.Outfielder Tim Locastro for was designated for assignment to open a roster spot.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jan 1420:59Garcia, Rays agree to terms of 1-year contractAvisail GarcíaRFWhite SoxFree Agent
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Avisail Garcia and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms on a one-year contract that would pay the former Chicago White Sox outfielder $3.5 million next season.With incentives, the deal could be worth more if the 27-year-old — one season removed from being an AL All-Star — rebounds from a disappointing 2018.Garcia, who's coming off arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, hit a career-high 19 home runs last season but slumped to .236 with 49 RBIs in 93 games after batting a career-best .330 with 18 homers and 80 RBIs in 136 games in 2017, when he was an All-Star.Garcia is a .271 career hitter with 76 home runs and 302 RBIs over seven seasons with the White Sox and Detroit Tigers.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jan 1418:29Twins complete $1.8M deal with ex-Angels closer Blake ParkerTrevor HildenbergerSPTwinsFree Agent
Trevor MayRPTwinsFree Agent
Blake ParkerRPAngelsFree Agent
Addison ReedRPRed SoxFree Agent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have completed a $1.8 million, one-year contract with right-handed reliever Blake Parker, the team's first offseason addition to the bullpen.The Twins have an opening for closer after trading Fernando Rodney on Aug. 9, and Parker will be in the mix in spring training. Returners Addison Reed, Taylor Rogers, Trevor Hildenberger and Trevor May could also be candidates for the ninth-inning role. Parker's deal, which gives him the opportunity through incentives to earn as much as $3.2 million in 2019, was finalized on Monday.The 33-year-old Parker had a breakout season for the Los Angeles Angels in 2017, with a 2.54 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 67 1/3 innings. Last year, Parker led the Angels with 14 saves in 17 opportunities and posted a 3.26 ERA, but he was not offered a contract for 2019 and became a free agent.___More AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jan 1416:59Yasmani Grandal, Brewers finalize $18.25M, 1-year contractPatrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Matt KempLFDodgersFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPRed SoxFree Agent
Erik KratzCYankeesFree Agent
Mat LatosSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Manny PiñaCBrewersFree Agent
A.J. PollockCFDiamondbacksFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized an $18.25 million, one-year contract.The deal, agreed to last week subject to a successful physical, includes a $16 million salary this year and a $16 million option for 2020 with a $2.25 million buyout. Either side may turn down the option."Yasmani has proven that he is one of the most productive catchers in baseball, both offensively and defensively, and he fits our roster very well," Brewers general manager David Stearns said Monday. "Throughout this process, he expressed a consistent and sincere desire to join our organization."Grandal turned down a $17.9 million qualifying offer from the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers in November. He is eligible for free agency again after this year's World Series and cannot be given a qualifying offer by the Brewers.Milwaukee forfeits its third-highest draft pick this year, which would be about No. 104. Los Angeles gets a compensation pick after competitive balan... [More]
Mon Jan 1416:49Twins complete deal with ex-Angels closer Blake ParkerTrevor HildenbergerSPTwinsFree Agent
Trevor MayRPTwinsFree Agent
Blake ParkerRPAngelsFree Agent
Addison ReedRPRed SoxFree Agent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have completed a one-year contract with right-handed reliever Blake Parker, the team's first offseason addition to the bullpen.The Twins have an opening for closer, after trading away Fernando Rodney on Aug. 9, and Parker will be in the mix in spring training. Returners Addison Reed, Taylor Rogers, Trevor Hildenberger and Trevor May could also be candidates for the ninth-inning role. Parker's deal was finalized on Monday.The 33-year-old Parker had a breakout season for the Los Angeles Angels in 2017, with a 2.54 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 67 1/3 innings. Last year, Parker led the Angels with 14 saves in 17 opportunities and posted a 3.26 ERA, but he was not offered a contract for 2019 and became a free agent.___More AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jan 1416:49Infielder DJ LeMahieu, Yankees finalize $24M, 2-year dealDidi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Troy TulowitzkiSSBlue JaysFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Gold Glove-winning second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees have finalized a $24 million, two-year contract.The deal, which would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado, was agreed to Friday subject to a successful physical.The 30-year-old LeMahieu spent the previous eight seasons with Colorado at hitter-friendly Coors Field and won the NL batting title in 2016 with a .348 average. He hit .276 last year with 15 homers and 62 RBIs, and he won his second straight Gold Glove and third overall.New York was seeking infielders in the absence of shortstop Didi Gregorius, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery and is not expected back until summer. The Yankees signed former Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki last week and said he will be their starting shortstop. LeMahieu likely will see time at second, third and possibly even first.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jan 1416:19Yasmani Grandal, Brewers finalize $18.25M, 1-year contractPatrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Matt KempLFDodgersFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPRed SoxFree Agent
Erik KratzCYankeesFree Agent
Mat LatosSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Manny PiñaCBrewersFree Agent
A.J. PollockCFDiamondbacksFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized an $18.25 million, one-year contract.The deal, agreed to last week subject to a successful physical, was announced by the Brewers on Monday."Yasmani has proven that he is one of the most productive catchers in baseball, both offensively and defensively, and he fits our roster very well," Brewers general manager David Stearns said. "Throughout this process, he expressed a consistent and sincere desire to join our organization."Grandal turned down a $17.9 million qualifying offer from the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers in November. He is eligible for free agency again after this year's World Series and cannot be given a qualifying offer by the Brewers.Milwaukee forfeits its third-highest draft pick this year, which would be about No. 104. Los Angeles gets a compensation pick after competitive balance round B, about No. 79.Now 30, Grandal was an All-Star in his first season with the Dodgers in 2015. He hi... [More]
Mon Jan 1415:39Giant keep lefty Derek Holland with $7M, 1-year dealMadison BumgarnerSP/3BGiantsFree Agent
Johnny CuetoSPGiantsFree Agent
Derek HollandSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPGiantsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Derek Holland is staying with the San Francisco Giants, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees $7 million.With all the injuries to the rotation last season, keeping the versatile Holland provides a big boost to the pitching staff."For me, it was just an easy decision to come back after everything these guys helped me basically as I looked at it as resurrecting my career," Holland said.Holland has a $6.5 million salary this season as part of the deal announced Monday, and the Giants have a $7 million option for 2020 with a $500,000 buyout. The option price can escalate based on starts this year, by $500,000 each for 24 and 28, and by $1 million for 32.The 32-year-old was 7-9 with a 3.57 ERA in 30 starts and six relief appearances over 171 1/3 innings in his first season for San Francisco."From our standpoint going back to the winter meetings, it's been a priority to add some starting pitchers, partly to take some of the pressure off the younge... [More]
Mon Jan 1414:58Giant keep lefty Derek Holland with $7M, 1-year dealMadison BumgarnerSP/3BGiantsFree Agent
Johnny CuetoSPGiantsFree Agent
Derek HollandSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPGiantsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Derek Holland is staying with the San Francisco Giants, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees $7 million.Holland has a $6.5 million salary as part of the deal announced Monday, and the Giants have a $7 million option for 2020 with a $500,000 buyout. The option price can escalate based on starts this year, by $500,000 each for 24 and 28, and by $1 million for 32.The 32-year-old was 7-9 with a 3.57 ERA in 30 starts and six relief appearances over 171 1/3 innings in his first season for San Francisco. He dropped his ERA from 6.20 with the White Sox the previous year, the second best improvement by major league pitchers, according to STATS.Holland, who spent the first eight of his 10 big league seasons with Texas, helped fill a void in the rotation when the Giants dealt with injuries Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jan 1412:28Dozier's deal with Nationals includes $2M in deferred moneyMatt Adams1BNationalsFree Agent
Kyle BarracloughRPMarlinsFree Agent
Patrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Brian Dozier2BTwinsFree Agent
Yan GomesCIndiansFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Trevor RosenthalRPCardinalsFree Agent
Kurt SuzukiCBravesFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent infielder Brian Dozier's $9 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals includes $2 million in salary that is deferred without interest until Jan. 15, 2020.Washington announced the deal Sunday, three days after it was agreed to subject to a successful physical.Dozier can earn additional award bonuses, such as for making the All-Star team, winning Gold Glove or Silver Slugger awards, finishing among the top three in MVP voting or earning the World Series of League Championship Series MVP award.Dozier, who played for the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers last season, fills Washington's need for a starting second baseman and could help add some power to the lineup, particularly important if slugging outfielder Bryce Harper ends up leaving as a free agent.By only committing to Dozier for one season, the Nationals leave open the possibility of turning to leading infield prospect Carter Kieboom at second base in 2020.Dozier batted a career-lo... [More]
Sat Jan 1216:18Padres' Wil Myers moving from 3B back to the outfieldFranchy CorderoCFPadresFree Agent
Eric Hosmer1BRoyalsFree Agent
Travis JankowskiCFPadresFree Agent
Ian Kinsler2BAngelsFree Agent
Manuel MargotCFPadresFree Agent
Wil Myers1BPadresFree Agent
Hunter RenfroeRFPadresFree Agent
Franmil ReyesFree Agent
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers said Saturday he's moving back to the rebuilding Padres' crowded outfield, indicating that San Diego likely is still in the market for a third baseman.Myers said the decision to switch positions yet again was made during a recent discussion with general manager A.J. Preller and manager Andy Green."It was more of a group decision," Myers said at FanFest. "I did tell them I want to do what's best for the team going forward. Obviously, I want to win and whatever we can do to do that, I'm down for. ... I feel like both sides are happy."Neither Preller nor Green immediately responded to requests for comment.Myers played outfield in 2015 after being acquired in a three-team trade. He then played first base for two seasons before making way for Eric Hosmer last year. He started out in the outfield in 2018, was slowed by another injury and then was moved to third base late in the season and struggled to adjust.Then there was the moment when Myers was heard criticiz... [More]
Sat Jan 1215:48Padres' Wil Myers moving from 3B back to the outfieldEric Hosmer1BRoyalsFree Agent
Ian Kinsler2BAngelsFree Agent
Wil Myers1BPadresFree Agent
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers says he's moving back to the Padres' crowded outfield, indicating that San Diego probably is still in the market for a third baseman.Myers said Saturday at FanFest that the decision to switch positions yet again was made during a recent discussion with general manager A.J. Preller and manager Andy Green.Myers played outfield in 2015 after being acquired in a three-team trade. He then played first base for two seasons before making way for Eric Hosmer last year. He started out in the outfield in 2018 but was moved to third base late in the season and struggled to adjust.San Diego obtained infielder Ian Kinsler last month, but he's played only two innings at third base in his 13-year career.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Jan 1201:08Cardinals avoid arbitration with Wacha, Ozuna and LeoneDominic LeoneRPBlue JaysFree Agent
Marcell OzunaLFCardinalsFree Agent
Michael WachaSPCardinalsFree Agent
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals and right-hander Michael Wacha avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $6.35 million contract, a raise of $1.05 million.St. Louis also agreed to one-year deals with outfielder Marcell Ozuna at $12.25 million and right-hander Dominic Leone at $1.26 million.Wacha's 2018 season was interrupted by a strained muscle in his left side. Limited to 15 starts for St. Louis, he went 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA.He was injured on June 20 and placed on the 10-day disabled list a day later. His attempt to return ended when he was placed on the 60-day DL on Sept. 10. Wacha would earn a $100,000 performance bonus this year for pitching 175 innings, a figure he has reached only once in his big league career, when he was an All-Star in 2015.Ozuna made $9 million last year, when he hit .280 with 23 homers and 88 RBIs in his first season with St. Louis after being acquired from Miami in a trade. Leone earned $1,085,000 while going 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 29 appearances during his debut season with the Cardinals following a trade from the Blue Jays in January 2018.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Jan 1200:58AL MVP Betts agrees to $20 million, 1-year deal with Red SoxMatt BarnesRPRed SoxFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Xander BogaertsSSRed SoxFree Agent
Jackie Bradley Jr.CFRed SoxFree Agent
Nathan EovaldiSPRaysFree Agent
Brock Holt2B/3BRed SoxFree Agent
Sandy LeónCRed SoxFree Agent
J.D. MartínezRFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Eduardo RodríguezSPRed SoxFree Agent
Blake SwihartCRed SoxFree Agent
Christian VázquezCRed SoxFree Agent
Brandon WorkmanSPRed SoxFree Agent
Steven WrightSPRed SoxFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts keeps putting up big numbers.The AL MVP and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox agreed to a $20 million, one-year contract Friday, a raise of $9.5 million that was for a few hours the highest for an arbitration-eligible player.Betts was later surpassed by New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, who got a raise from $7.4 million to $17 million.The Red Sox reached deals with all nine players eligible for arbitration ahead of Friday's scheduled swap of salary figures. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts got a $12 million contract and outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. got $8.55 million.After beating the Red Sox in arbitration last offseason, the 26-year-old Betts led the major leagues in batting average (.346) and slugging percentage (.640) and was second in on-base average (.438). He also had 84 extra-base hits, including 32 home runs, and stole 30 bases. The right fielder also won his third straight Gold Glove while making $10.5 million.Betts can make more in award bonuse... [More]
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