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Tue Nov 704:40P Boone Logan has $7 million club option for 2018 declined by Cl...Boone LoganRPIndiansFree Agent
P Boone Logan has his $7 million club option for 2018 declined by the Cleveland Indians. The left-handed reliever, 33, will receive a $1 million buyout. He signed with the Indians in February and made $6.5 million this year. Logan pitched in 38 games before he tore his left lat muscle on July 19, ending his season. He finished 1-0 with a 4.71 ERA while striking out 28 in 21 innings.
Mon Nov 602:55OF Andre Ethier received $2.5 million buyout and will become fre...Andre EthierRFDodgersFree Agent
OF Andre Ethier received a $2.5 million buyout and will become a free agent after the Dodgers declined his $17.5 million option for next season on Sunday.The 35-year-old was the longest-tenured Dodger after 12 seasons with the club. However, his role was sharply reduced due to a fractured tibia in 2016 and a herniated disk in his back this year. Ethier drove in Los Angeles' lone run with a pinch-hit single in the Game 7 World Series loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday. Ethier was 4-for-13 (.308) with a homer in the postseason after having just 34 at-bats and hitting two home runs in the regular season.
Sun Nov 522:48Dodgers decline Ethier's optionAndre EthierRFDodgersFree Agent
The Los Angeles Dodgers parted ways with veteran outfielder Andre Ethier on Sunday when they declined his $17.5 million option for next season.Ethier received a $2.5 million buyout and will become a free agent.The 35-year-old was the longest-tenured Dodger after 12 seasons with the club. However, his role was sharply reduced due to a fractured tibia in 2016 and a herniated disk in his back this year.Ethier drove in Los Angeles' lone run with a pinch-hit single in the Game 7 World Series loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday.Ethier was 4-for-13 (.308) with a homer in the postseason after having just 34 at-bats and hitting two home runs in the regular season.The two-time All-Star batted .285 with 162 homers during his time with the Dodgers.He was a minor league player in the Oakland organization when Los Angeles acquired him in a deal that sent Milton Bradley to the Athletics prior to the 2006 season.
Sat Nov 402:41OF Michael Brantley's past two seasons have been shortened by in...Michael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
OF Michael Brantley's past two seasons have been shortened by injuries, but the Cleveland Indians exercised his $11.5 million option for 2018 on Friday. The 30-year-old Brantley hit .299 with nine homers and 52 RBIs in 90 games this season. His strong first half netted him an All-Star spot but he went on the disabled list twice and had right ankle surgery on Oct. 18. Brantley played only 11 games in 2016 because of a shoulder injury that required surgery. Brantley's option price rose from $11 million because of his top-five MVP finish in 2014. He was third in the MVP voting that season after hitting .327 with 20 homers and 97 RBIs. He hit .310 with 15 homers and 84 RBIs in 2015. If the option had been declined, the Indians would have paid Brantley a $1 million buyout.
Sat Nov 402:41INF/OF Marwin Gonzalez had $5.125 million contract option for 20...Marwin González1B/2B/3B/LF/SSAstrosFree Agent
INF/OF Marwin Gonzalez had his $5.125 million contract option for the 2018 season picked up by the Houston Astros.
Sat Nov 402:41OF Ichiro Suzuki had contract oprion for 2018 season declined 20...Ichiro SuzukiPH/RFMarlinsFree Agent
OF Ichiro Suzuki had his contract oprion for the 2018 season declined the 2018 by the Miami Marlins on Friday. Suzuki, 44, is now a free agent after receiving a $500,000 buyout. The Marlins passed on the $2 million club option.
Fri Nov 304:242B Jed Lowrie's $6 million contract option for 2018 season exerc...Jed Lowrie2BAthleticsFree Agent
2B Jed Lowrie's $6 million contract option for the 2018 season was exercised on Thursday, the Oakland Athletics announced. Lowrie's deal included a $1 million buyout if the option had been declined. The 33-year-old Lowrie batted .277 with 14 homers, 69 RBIs and a franchise-best 49 doubles in 153 games last season.
Fri Nov 304:24OF Yasiel Puig had home burglarized as he at Dodger Stadium duri...Yasiel PuigRFDodgersFree Agent
OF Yasiel Puig had his home burglarized as he was at Dodger Stadium during Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night. A window was smashed at the 26-year-old slugger's San Fernando Valley home, with TMZ Sports reporting the burglar grabbed jewelry and ran from the premises. The incident was caught on surveillance cameras. Puig's home also had been burglarized in March, with TMZ reporting that approximately $170,000 worth of jewelry was stolen at that time.
Thu Nov 205:16RHP Lance McCullers drove in run in second inning on ground outLance McCullersSPAstrosFree Agent
RHP Lance McCullers drove in a run in the second inning on a ground out. He became the first pitcher to drive in a run in a World Series gave since the Gants' Barry Zito in Game 1 of the 2012 Fall Classic. He is the first AL pitcher with an RBI since the Yankees' Andy Pettitte in 2009.
Thu Nov 205:16RHP Charlie Morton given victory in Game 7 after finishing off D...Charlie MortonSPAstrosFree Agent
RHP Charlie Morton was given the victory in Game 7 after finishing off the Dodgers over the final four innings. The victory was handed out at the official scorekeeper's discretion after RHP Lance McCullers did not go the necessary five innings to qualify for the victory himself. Morton pitched 10 1/3 innings in the World Series, giving up two runs.
Thu Nov 205:162B Chris Taylor not only reached base in all seven World Series ...Chris Taylor2B/CF/LF/SSDodgersFree Agent
2B Chris Taylor not only reached base in all seven World Series games, the leadoff man reached base in all 15 postseason games the Dodgers played. Taylor made it official early in Game 7, collecting a first-inning double.
Thu Nov 205:16RHP Brandon Morrow appeared in all seven World Series games afte...Brandon MorrowRPDodgersFree Agent
RHP Brandon Morrow appeared in all seven World Series games after coming on in relief in the second inning of Game 7. Oakland's Darold Knowles (1973) is the only other pitcher to appear in all seven games of a World Series. In addition, Morrow tied Cleveland's Paul Assenmacher (1997) for most appearances in a single postseason with 14.
Wed Nov 103:16INF/OF Chris Taylor has now reached base in all 14 of Dodgers po...Chris Taylor2B/CF/LF/SSDodgersFree Agent
INF/OF Chris Taylor has now reached base in all 14 of the Dodgers postseason games after his RBI double in Game 6. Taylor is batting just .259, but has scored 12 runs with three doubles, one triple three home runs and seven RBIs in the playoffs.
Wed Nov 103:15RHP Brandon Morrow came on in fifth inning Tuesday to give him a...Brandon MorrowRPDodgersFree Agent
RHP Brandon Morrow came on in the fifth inning Tuesday to give him an appearance in all six World Series games. Morrow has also appeared in 13 of the Dodgers' 14 postseason games this month. Cleveland's Paul Assenmacher appeared in a record 14 postseason games in 1997. Oakland's Darold Knowles is the only pitcher to appear in all seven games of a single World Series.
Wed Nov 103:15OF Andre Ethier pinch hit in seventh inning of Game 6 Tuesday, g...Andre EthierRFDodgersFree Agent
OF Andre Ethier pinch hit in the seventh inning of Game 6 Tuesday, giving him an appearance in a franchise record 50 postseason games with the Dodgers. Ether had been tied at 49 with former Dodgers shortstop Bill Russell. Ethier flied out to left field during his pinch-hit appearance in the win.
Mon Oct 3004:49RHP Brandon Morrow appeared in 12th postseason game, and he has ...Brandon MorrowRPDodgersFree Agent
RHP Brandon Morrow appeared in his 12th postseason game, and he has pitched in all but one of the Dodgers' postseason games. The 12 appearances are the most by a Dodgers hurler in a single postseason. Cleveland LHP Paul Assenmacher holds the single-postseason mark with 14 appearances during in 1997. Morrow became the fourth reliever in Dodgers history to appear in at least five games in a single World Series. The others include Hugh Casey (six in 1947), Hank Behrman (five in 1947) and Mike Marshall (five in 1974). Morrow struggled in Game 5 of the World Series, though, allowing four hits and four runs without retiring a batter.
Mon Oct 3004:49LF Andre Ethier pinch-hit in top of eighth inning and remained i...Andre EthierRFDodgersFree Agent
LF Andre Ethier pinch-hit in the top of the eighth inning and remained in the game after grounding out. It marked his 49th career postseason game played in a Dodgers uniform, tying him with Bill Russell for the most in franchise history. He went 1-for-2.
Sun Oct 2922:52Athletics C Maxwell arrested after alleged gun incidentBruce MaxwellCAthleticsFree Agent
Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell, the only Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem this season to protest racial injustice, was arrested after he allegedly pointed a gun at a female food delivery worker in Scottsdale, Ariz.According to Scottsdale police, officers went to Maxwell's home Saturday night after getting a call about a person with a gun. The woman told police that Maxwell pointed the gun at her.Maxwell, 26, was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct. He was being held in custody awaiting an initial court appearance, Scottsdale police said."We were disappointed to learn of the allegations," the A's said in a statement Sunday. "We take this situation and ongoing investigation seriously. We are gathering information from the proper authorities and do not have further comment at this time."Maxwell hit .237 with three home runs and 22 RBIs in 76 games this season. He made his major league debut with the A's in 2016.
Sun Oct 2904:19RHP Charlie Morton became just second pitcher in club postseason...Charlie MortonSPAstrosFree Agent
RHP Charlie Morton became just the second pitcher in club postseason history to toss at least 6 1/3 innings allowing no more than one run with no walks and at least seven strikeouts on Saturday night in Game 4 of the World Series. RHP Brandon Backe hurled seven scoreless innings with no walks and seven strikeouts in Game 4 of the 2005 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Morton authored the 15th such performance in World Series history.
Sun Oct 2904:193B Alex Bregman hit fourth home run of postseason on Saturday ni...Alex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
3B Alex Bregman hit his fourth home run of the postseason on Saturday night in Game 4 of the World Series, a solo shot off Dodgers RHP Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning. He became the fifth player age 23 or younger to hit four-plus homers in a postseason. Bregman is also the sixth player in history with an RBI in each of his four World Series games.
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