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Fri Dec 416:08Bauer, LeMahieu, Springer top list of available free agentsJosé ÁlvarezRPPhilliesFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPRedsFree Agent
Archie BradleyRPRedsFree Agent
Michael BrantleyLFAstrosFree Agent
Nelson CruzDHTwinsFree Agent
Derek DietrichLFRangersFree Agent
Adam EatonRFNationalsFree Agent
Edwin EncarnaciónDHWhite SoxFree Agent
Brett GardnerCFYankeesFree Agent
Marwin Gonzalez3B/RFTwinsFree Agent
Didi GregoriusSSPhilliesFree Agent
Brad HandRPIndiansFree Agent
Liam HendriksRPAthleticsFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
Jon LesterSPCubsFree Agent
James McCannCWhite SoxFree Agent
Mark MelanconRPBravesFree Agent
Brad Miller3BCardinalsFree Agent
Mike MinorSPRoyalsFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPBravesFree Agent
Jake OdorizziSPTwinsFree Agent
Marcell OzunaLFBravesFree Agent
James PaxtonSPYankeesFree Agent
Joc PedersonLFDodgersFree Agent
José QuintanaSPCubsFree Agent
J.T. RealmutoCPhilliesFree Agent
Eddie RosarioLFTwinsFree Agent
Danny SantanaCFRangersFree Agent
Kyle SchwarberLFCubsFree Agent
Marcus SemienSSAthleticsFree Agent
Travis Shaw1BBlue JaysFree Agent
Andrelton SimmonsSSAngelsFree Agent
George SpringerCFAstrosFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
Justin Turner3BDodgersFree Agent
Jonathan VillarCFBlue JaysFree Agent
Kolten Wong2BCardinalsFree Agent
The free agent market received a small boost this week, although it remains to be seen whether teams will be eager to take advantage. A record 59 players became free agents when their teams declined to offer them contracts by Wednesday night's tender deadline. That group included a few well-known names like Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs and Eddie Rosario of the Minnesota Twins — but these additions to the free agent class did little to change the sense the market could be slow this offseason. Teams may be looking to cut costs amid the coronavirus pandemic, and so far there have been only a few short deals, such as Charlie Morton going to Atlanta on a one-year, $15 million contract and Mike Minor signing with Kansas City for two years and $18 million. As we enter the heart of the offseason calendar, here’s a look at the top free agents still available, broken down by position. The biggest names on the market are players who were already free agents well before the new group of ... [More]
Fri Dec 414:48Former Yankees affiliate shuts down, sues Major League clubRobinson Canó2BMetsFree Agent
Brett GardnerCFYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — A minor league baseball team once affiliated with the New York Yankees has shut down and filed a lawsuit accusing the Yankees violating an agreement that it would never abandon the farm club. The owners of the Staten Island Yankees announced in a statement Thursday that with “great regret, we must cease operations.” They also said they were suing the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball “to hold those entities accountable for false promises” that they would always keep the team as a farm club. The local franchise could have tried playing in an independent league, but that “would force Staten Island to field a subpar team,” the statement said. Messages were left Friday seeking comment from the Yankees and league officials. The Yankees organization announced last month that it was dropping its single-A team on Staten Island as part of a league-wide restructuring of the minor league system. The farm club, nicknamed the “Baby Bombers,” had played in a 7,171-seat waterfront stadium with views of the lower Manhattan skyline since 2001. Borough officials are seeking ways to bring back professional baseball to the venue, which is slated to be renovated to accommodate other sports like soccer and rugby. Staten Island Yankees alumni include Justin Anderson, Robinson Cano and Brett Gardner.
Fri Dec 413:58Longtime Cubs TV announcer Kasper joins White Sox radio teamTim AndersonSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Lucas GiolitoSPWhite SoxFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Len Kasper, the longtime TV play-by-play broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs, is joining the radio booth of the crosstown White Sox. Kasper, who spent 16 seasons on the North Side, will call games alongside former major leaguer Darrin Jackson. He replaces Andy Masur, who took over after longtime announcer Ed Farmer died in April. Kasper also will work 20 to 25 games as a member of the TV broadcast team. A Michigan native, Kasper cited the childhood influence of the late Ernie Harwell in making the move, as well as a desire to call a World Series. “Ernie was the hero who became a mentor and a good friend. ... I wanted to paint the picture of the great game of baseball on the radio like he did for me growing up," an emotional Kasper said Friday. “I want to call postseason games. I want to be behind the microphone to call a World Series. My career took some amazing twists and turns. I missed that exit on the highway.” Kasper had an up-close view in 2016 as the Cubs ma... [More]
Fri Dec 412:08Rangers re-sign OF Heineman, add RHP GattoJoe GattoSPRangersFree Agent
Scott HeinemanCF/RFRangersFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Joe Gatto agreed to a one-year contract on Thursday with the Texas Rangers, who brought back outfielder Scott Heineman with a one-year deal just one day after allowing him to become a free agent. Gatto would earn the $570,500 major league minimum if he is in the big leagues and $93,000 while in the minors. Heineman would make $595,000 if in the majors and $180,000 while in the minors. The 25-year-old Gatto was selected by the Angels with the 53rd overall pick in the second round of the 2014 amateur draft. He made two appearances during spring training this year and did not pitch after the coronavirus shutdown. He has a 28-31 record with a 4.80 ERA in 86 starts and 36 relief appearances in the minors and has never appeared in the major leagues. Heineman, who turns 28 on Friday, hit .154 with one homer and seven RBIs for the Rangers this year. He has a .189 average with three homers and 14 RBIs over 49 games in two seasons. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Dec 322:48AP source: Twins, closer Rogers agree to $6 million contractByron BuxtonCFTwinsFree Agent
Tyler ClippardRPTwinsFree Agent
Tyler DuffeyRPTwinsFree Agent
Mitch GarverCTwinsFree Agent
Trevor MayRPMetsFree Agent
Taylor RogersRPTwinsFree Agent
Sergio RomoRPTwinsFree Agent
Eddie RosarioLFTwinsFree Agent
Caleb ThielbarRPTwinsFree Agent
Matt WislerRPTwinsFree Agent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and closer Taylor Rogers agreed to terms Thursday on a $6 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract had not yet been finalized. Rogers compiled a 4.05 ERA in 21 appearances with nine saves and two blown chances during the abbreviated 60-game season. The left-hander was the last remaining Minnesota player eligible for arbitration, meaning the Twins have no proposed salaries to exchange with agents this winter and won't have to worry about heading to any hearings. They declined Wednesday to offer 2021 contracts to left fielder Eddie Rosario and reliever Matt Wisler, making them free agents. The team also reached one-year deals with starting pitcher José Berríos ($5.6 million salary plus $500,000 signing bonus), center fielder Byron Buxton ($5,125,000), reliever Tyler Duffey ($2.2 million), catcher Mitch Garver ($1,875,000) ... [More]
Thu Dec 317:48Rangers re-sign OF Heineman, add RHP GattoJoe GattoSPRangersFree Agent
Scott HeinemanCF/RFRangersFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Joe Gatto agreed to a one-year contract on Thursday with the Texas Rangers, who brought back outfielder Scott Heineman with a one-year deal just one day after allowing him to become a free agent. Gatto would earn the $570,500 major league minimum if he is in the big leagues. Heineman would make $595,000 if in the majors. The 25-year-old Gatto was selected by the Angels with the 53rd overall pick in the second round of the 2014 amateur draft. He made two appearances during spring training this year and did not pitch after the coronavirus shutdown. He has a 28-31 record with a 4.80 ERA in 86 starts and 36 relief appearances in the minors and has never appeared in the major leagues. Heineman, who turns 28 on Friday, hit .154 with one homer and seven RBIs for the Rangers this year. He has a .189 average with three homers and 14 RBIs over 49 games in two seasons. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Dec 317:18May cites Cohen for joining Mets, happy to engage fansJacob BarnesRPMetsFree Agent
Dellin BetancesRPMetsFree Agent
Brad BrachRPMetsFree Agent
Miguel CastroRPMetsFree Agent
Trevor MayRPMetsFree Agent
Dominic Smith1B/LFMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Cohen already is on track for a higher owner WAR than the Wilpons, his purchase the reason Trevor May decided to take a $15.5 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets. “Just kind of the buzz around Steve and the purchase of the team and the excitement of all the changes happening, my immediate reaction was wanting to be a part of something like that,” May said Thursday, a day after finalizing his free-agent deal. Cohen completed his $2.42 billion purchase, a record baseball price, on Nov. 6 and brought back Sandy Alderson to run the team. Alderson fired general manager Brodie Van Wagenen as Cohen spent time engaging fans on social media, soliciting ideas to turn around a team that won its only World Series titles in 1969 and 1986. A 31-year-old right-hander who spent his previous six big league seasons with Minnesota, May joins a bullpen that includes closer Edwin Díaz, Jeurys Familia, Miguel Castro, Dellin Betances, Brad Brach and Jacob Barnes. ... [More]
Thu Dec 313:47Schwarber, Bradley, Duvall among 59 cut in pandemic falloutAlbert Almora Jr.CFCubsFree Agent
Orlando ArciaSSBrewersFree Agent
Matt BarnesRPRed SoxFree Agent
Archie BradleyRPRedsFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Byron BuxtonCFTwinsFree Agent
Johan Camargo3BBravesFree Agent
Luis CessaRPYankeesFree Agent
Franchy CorderoCFRoyalsFree Agent
David DahlCFRockiesFree Agent
Grant DaytonRPBravesFree Agent
Hunter DozierRFRoyalsFree Agent
Adam DuvallLFBravesFree Agent
Jesse HahnRPRoyalsFree Agent
Luke JacksonRPBravesFree Agent
Jakob JunisSPRoyalsFree Agent
Ariel JuradoSPMetsFree Agent
Corey KnebelRPDodgersFree Agent
Steven MatzSPMetsFree Agent
Trevor MayRPMetsFree Agent
Héctor NerisRPPhilliesFree Agent
Matt Olson1BAthleticsFree Agent
Kevin PlaweckiCRed SoxFree Agent
Eddie RosarioLFTwinsFree Agent
Kyle SchwarberLFCubsFree Agent
Paul SewaldRPMetsFree Agent
Chasen ShreveRPMetsFree Agent
Jorge SolerDHRoyalsFree Agent
Nick TropeanoSPMetsFree Agent
Ben Zobrist2BCubsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. were cut loose by the Chicago Cubs after helping the team win its first World Series title in more than a century, among a record 59 players who became free agents as part of the fallout from the coranavirus pandemic when their teams declined to offer them 2021 contracts by Wednesday night’s deadline. Cincinnati reliever Archie Bradley, Atlanta outfielder Adam Duvall, Colorado outfielder David Dahl and Minnesota outfielder Eddie Rosario also were let go by their clubs, who did not want to allow those players to become eligible for salary arbitration in February, which would have been their right had they been tendered contracts. The total cut was one more than the previous high at the tender deadline, ahead of the 2004 season. Schwarber earned $2,596,296 in prorated pay from his $7.01 million salary last season but hit .188 with 11 homers in 59 games, down from 38 homers, 92 RBIs and a .250 batting average in 155 games in 2019. A... [More]
Thu Dec 313:08Cubs non-tender OFs Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora Jr.Albert Almora Jr.CFCubsFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Victor CaratiniC/1BCubsFree Agent
Willson ContrerasCCubsFree Agent
Ian HappCFCubsFree Agent
Colin ReaSPCubsFree Agent
Kyle RyanRPCubsFree Agent
Kyle SchwarberLFCubsFree Agent
Robert StockRPCubsFree Agent
Ryan TeperaRPCubsFree Agent
Dan WinklerRPCubsFree Agent
Ben Zobrist2BCubsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. became free agents Wednesday when the Chicago Cubs declined to offer contracts to two key players from their historic 2016 World Series championship. While Schwarber, Almora, slugger José Martínez and pitcher Ryan Tepera were non-tendered, the Cubs offered 2021 contracts to infielders Kris Bryant and Javier Báez, catchers Willson Contreras and Victor Caratini, and outfielder Ian Happ. They agreed to one-year deals with relievers Kyle Ryan ($800,000 in majors, $250,000 in minors), Colin Rea ($702,500) and Dan Winkler ($900,000), avoiding arbitration with all three. Chicago also announced it had claimed reliever Robert Stock off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. The 31-year-old right-hander was designated for assignment last week. Wednesday's non-tender deadline was the first major look at the state of the Cubs since Jed Hoyer was promoted to president of baseball operations last month, replacing Theo Epstein. While the Cubs held on... [More]
Thu Dec 313:07Kim Ng's crash course: She's bullish on Marlins' futureBrian Anderson3BMarlinsFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — For Kim Ng, the first three weeks as general manager of the Miami Marlins has meant less rest and more coffee. She has been getting to know colleagues at work, contacting agents and other teams, and learning as much as she can about the 150 or so players in the Marlins organization. “Let's call it a crash course,” Ng said with a smile. “I got to sleep in until 5:30 this morning, so I'm doing pretty good. Not a big coffee drinker, but I've had to dip in there a bit these past couple of weeks. My husband has been really great making sure I'm eating three times a day.” Having a husband in a supporting role is a reminder Ng is the first female general manager in major league history. That milestone wasn't mentioned once during her 30-minute news conference Thursday, a sign of how quickly a breakthrough can become part of the norm. Instead, Ng's comments focused on efforts to build on the Marlins' recent progress as CEO Derek Jeter's ownership group begins Year 4 of ... [More]
Thu Dec 303:57Schwarber, Bradley, Duvall among 59 cut in pandemic falloutAlbert Almora Jr.CFCubsFree Agent
Orlando ArciaSSBrewersFree Agent
Matt BarnesRPRed SoxFree Agent
Archie BradleyRPRedsFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Byron BuxtonCFTwinsFree Agent
Johan Camargo3BBravesFree Agent
Luis CessaRPYankeesFree Agent
Franchy CorderoCFRoyalsFree Agent
David DahlCFRockiesFree Agent
Grant DaytonRPBravesFree Agent
Hunter DozierRFRoyalsFree Agent
Adam DuvallLFBravesFree Agent
Jesse HahnRPRoyalsFree Agent
Luke JacksonRPBravesFree Agent
Jakob JunisSPRoyalsFree Agent
Ariel JuradoSPMetsFree Agent
Corey KnebelRPDodgersFree Agent
Steven MatzSPMetsFree Agent
Trevor MayRPMetsFree Agent
Héctor NerisRPPhilliesFree Agent
Matt Olson1BAthleticsFree Agent
Kevin PlaweckiCRed SoxFree Agent
Eddie RosarioLFTwinsFree Agent
Kyle SchwarberLFCubsFree Agent
Paul SewaldRPMetsFree Agent
Chasen ShreveRPMetsFree Agent
Jorge SolerDHRoyalsFree Agent
Nick TropeanoSPMetsFree Agent
Ben Zobrist2BCubsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. were cut loose by the Chicago Cubs after helping the team win its first World Series title in more than a century, among 59 players who became free agents as part of the fallout from the coranavirus pandemic when their teams declined to offer them 2021 contracts by Wednesday night’s deadline. Cincinnati reliever Archie Bradley, Atlanta outfielder Adam Duvall, Colorado outfielder David Dahl and Minnesota outfielder Eddie Rosario also were let go by their clubs, who did not want to allow those players to become eligible for salary arbitration in February, which would have been their right had they been tendered contracts. Schwarber earned $2,596,296 in prorated pay from his $7.01 million salary last season but hit .188 with 11 homers in 59 games, down from 38 homers, 92 RBIs and a .250 batting average in 155 games in 2019. Almora batted .167 in 28 games last season and earned $1,667,667 prorated from $4.5 million, down from a .236 ... [More]
Thu Dec 302:57Joe Ross, Nationals agree to $1.5 million, 1-year contractJoe RossSPNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Ross and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $1.5 million contract Tuesday, one day before the deadline for teams to offer deals to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. The 27-year-old right-hander, who had been eligible for salary arbitration, opted to sit out last season amid the coronavirus pandemic. He was 4-4 with a 5.48 ERA in nine starts and 18 relief appearances in 2019, helping the Nationals win the World Series. Ross struck out 57 and walked 33 in 64 innings in 2019. He was set to earn a $1.5 million salary in 2020 before opting out. Ross is 21-19 with a 4.29 ERA in 57 starts and 21 relief appearances over five big league seasons, all with the Nationals. He took the loss in Game 5 of the 2019 World Series against Houston. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Dec 302:37Brewers trade reliever Knebel to Dodgers, cut 3 playersOrlando ArciaSSBrewersFree Agent
Ben GamelLFBrewersFree Agent
Corey KnebelRPDodgersFree Agent
Luke MaileCPiratesFree Agent
Jacob NottinghamCBrewersFree Agent
Jace Peterson2BBrewersFree Agent
Daniel VogelbachDHBrewersFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers traded reliever Corey Knebel to the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash. The Brewers also announced they did not offer 2021 contracts to left-hander Alex Claudio, outfielder Ben Gamel and utilityman Jace Peterson. The team reached one-year deals with shortstop Orlando Arcia ($2 million), first baseman Daniel Vogelbach ($1.4 million) and catchers Omar Narváez ($2.5 million) and Manny Piña ($1.65 million). In another move, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press the Brewers agreed to terms on a major league contract with catcher Luke Maile. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had not been announced. Milwaukee faced a Wednesday night deadline on whether to tender Knebel a contract for next year. Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns said the deal with the Dodgers was completed before that deadline. The 29-year-old Knebel w... [More]
Thu Dec 302:17Orioles cut Alberto, sign 4 players to 1-year dealsHanser Alberto2BOriolesFree Agent
Shawn ArmstrongRPOriolesFree Agent
Trey ManciniRFOriolesFree Agent
Anthony SantanderLFOriolesFree Agent
Pedro SeverinoCOriolesFree Agent
Pat Valaika3BOriolesFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — Starting second baseman Hanser Alberto was let go Wednesday by the Baltimore Orioles, who agreed to one-year contracts with catcher Pedro Severino and infielder Yolmer Sánchez. Severino gets $1,825,000, and Sánchez $1 million. Baltimore also reached one-year deals that avoided arbitration with right-hander Shawn Armstrong ($825,000) and infielder Pat Valaika, who will make $875,000 in the majors and $300,000 in the minors. Orioles slugger Trey Mancini and outfielder Anthony Santander were offered 2021 contracts before Wednesday night's deadline. Mancini missed last season while receiving treatment for colon cancer. He batted .291 with 35 homers and 97 RBIs in 2019. The 28-year-old Alberto, who would have been eligible for salary arbitration, becomes a free agent instead. He batted .283 with three homers, 22 RBIs and a .698 OPS in 54 games during the pandemic-shortened season. He earned $611,111 as a prorated portion of his $1.65 million salary. Severino hit .250 wi... [More]
Thu Dec 301:57Orioles cut Alberto, sign 4 players to 1-year dealsHanser Alberto2BOriolesFree Agent
Shawn ArmstrongRPOriolesFree Agent
Trey ManciniRFOriolesFree Agent
Anthony SantanderLFOriolesFree Agent
Pedro SeverinoCOriolesFree Agent
Pat Valaika3BOriolesFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — Starting second baseman Hanser Alberto was let go Wednesday by the Baltimore Orioles, who agreed to one-year contracts with catcher Pedro Severino and infielder Yolmer Sánchez. Severino gets $1,825,000, and Sánchez $1 million. Baltimore also reached one-year deals that avoided arbitration with right-hander Shawn Armstrong ($825,000) and infielder Pat Valaika, who will make $875,000 in the majors and $300,000 in the minors. Orioles slugger Trey Mancini and outfielder Anthony Santander were offered 2021 contracts before Wednesday night's deadline. Mancini missed last season while receiving treatment for colon cancer. He batted .291 with 35 homers and 97 RBIs in 2019. The 28-year-old Alberto, who would have been eligible for salary arbitration, becomes a free agent instead. He batted .283 with three homers, 22 RBIs and a .698 OPS in 54 games during the pandemic-shortened season. He earned $611,111 as a prorated portion of his $1.65 million salary. Severino hit .250 wi... [More]
Thu Dec 300:57Neris, Eflin among 5 to reach deals with PhilliesDavid HaleSPPhilliesFree Agent
Rhys Hoskins1BPhilliesFree Agent
Andrew KnappCPhilliesFree Agent
J.T. RealmutoCPhilliesFree Agent
Vince VelasquezSPPhilliesFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitchers Héctor Neris, Zach Eflin, David Hale and Seranthony Domínguez agreed to one-year contracts with the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday along with catcher Andrew Knapp. Neris gets $5 million and the chance to earn $50,000 in bonuses for games finished: $10,000 each for 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40. Eflin receives $4.45 million and Hale $850,000 plus the chance to earn $300,000 for games: $60,000 apiece for 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50. Domínguez gets $727,500, and Knapp $1.1 million. Philadelphia also offered deals to first baseman Rhys Hoskins and right-hander Vince Velasquez, who are eligible for salary arbitration and are both represented by agent Scott Boras. The 25-year-old Neris was 2-2 with a 4.57 ERA and five saves in 24 relief appearances last season, striking out 27 and walking 13 while allowing 24 hits in 21 2/3 innings. Eflin, 26, was 4-2 with a 3.97 ERA in 10 starts and one relief appearance, striking out 70 and walking 15 while allowing 60 hits in 59 in... [More]
Thu Dec 300:37Red Sox reach deals with Barnes, Brasier, Brice, PlaweckiMatt BarnesRPRed SoxFree Agent
Ryan BrasierRPRed SoxFree Agent
Austin BriceRPRed SoxFree Agent
Rafael Devers3BRed SoxFree Agent
Kevin PlaweckiCRed SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox agreed Wednesday to one-year contracts that avoided salary arbitration with right-handers Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier and Austin Brice and catcher Kevin Plawecki. Barnes gets $4.5 million, Brasier $1.25 million, Brice $870,000 and Plawecki $1.6 million. A day earlier, the Red Sox agreed to an $8.3 million, one-year deal with left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez. Third baseman Rafael Devers is Boston’s only remaining player eligible for arbitration. Barnes took over as Boston’s closer after Brandon Workman was traded in August. A 30-year-old right-hander who can become a free agent after next season, Barnes was 1-3 with a 4.30 ERA and nine saves in 13 chances, striking out 31 and walking 14 in 23 innings. Brasier was 1-0 with a 3.96 ERA in one start and 24 relief appearances, and Brice 1-0 with a 5.95 ERA in one start and 20 relief appearances. Plawecki batted .341 with one home and 17 RBIs in 82 at-bats as the backup to Christian Vázquez. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Dec 300:27Dodgers acquire Knebel, agree with Alexander on $1M dealScott AlexanderRPDodgersFree Agent
Corey KnebelRPDodgersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired reliever Corey Knebel from the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash. Coming off their first World Series championship since 1988, the Dodgers also agreed with reliever Scott Alexander on a one-year deal for $1 million, avoiding arbitration with the left-hander before Wednesday night's deadline for teams to offer 2021 contracts to their unsigned players. The 29-year-old Knebel was an All-Star in 2017 and a key part of the Brewers’ bullpen during their run to the 2018 NL Championship Series. The right-hander missed the 2019 season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow and struggled after returning last season. “Corey had a tremendous career as a Brewer,” Milwaukee president of baseball operations David Stearns said. “He pitched in some of the biggest games in the history of this franchise, and he pitched incredibly well in those games. ... Corey’s meant a lot to this franchise... [More]
Wed Dec 223:57OF Dickerson, Giants agree on $2.1 M, one-year contractAlex DickersonLFGiantsFree Agent
Trevor GottRPGiantsFree Agent
Wandy PeraltaRPGiantsFree Agent
Darin Ruf1BGiantsFree Agent
Austin SlaterRFGiantsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Outfielder Alex Dickerson agreed to a $2.1 million, one-year contract Wednesday with the San Francisco Giants for the 2021 season to avoid salary arbitration. Right-hander Trevor Gott reached a $700,000 deal, while lefty Wandy Peralta received a $925,000 contract, outfielder Austin Slater agreed to $1.15 million and infielder/outfielder Darin Ruf got $1,275,000. The 30-year-old Dickerson endured a false-positive coronavirus test in mid-September that postponed games in San Diego and then Seattle. A left-handed hitter, Dickerson batted .298 with 10 home runs and 27 RBIs in 52 games for the Giants. Gott was 1-2 with a 10.03 ERA and four saves in 15 outings and 11 2/3 innings. Peralta went 1-1 with a 3.29 ERA over 25 games, spanning 27 1/3 innings. Slater hit .282 with five homers and seven RBIs in 85 at-bats, and Ruf batted .276 with five homers and 18 RBIs in 87 at-bats, his first big league action since 2016 following three seasons in South Korea. San Francisco went 29-31 under new manager Gabe Kapler, missing a playoff berth on the season’s final day with a 5-4 loss to playoff-bound San Diego. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Dec 223:57Slugging first baseman Matt Olson receives $5M, 1-year dealChris BassittSPAthleticsFree Agent
Mark CanhaLFAthleticsFree Agent
Matt Chapman3BAthleticsFree Agent
Tony Kemp2B/LFAthleticsFree Agent
Sean ManaeaSPAthleticsFree Agent
Frankie MontasSPAthleticsFree Agent
Matt Olson1BAthleticsFree Agent
Lou TrivinoRPAthleticsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Slugging first baseman Matt Olson reached agreement Wednesday on a $5 million guaranteed contract for the 2021 season, avoiding salary arbitration. The deal includes award bonuses. Olson, 26, batted .195 with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs playing all 60 games for the AL West champion A's in 2020. Olson was eligible for arbitration for the first time. He earned $223,519 in prorated pay last season from a $603,500 salary. Second baseman Tony Kemp to a $1.05 million, one-year deal after being acquired by the A's from the Cubs before last season and committing only one error in 43 games at second. He walked 15 times to notch a career-best .363 on-base percentage, batting .247 with five doubles and four RBIs in 49 total games. Oakland won the wild-card round against the Chicago White Sox before losing to the rival Astros in the AL Division Series. The A's tendered contracts to the remaining unsigned players on the 40-man roster. They have six remaining arbitration-eligible players: right-handed starters Chris Bassitt and Frankie Montas, outfielder Mark Canha, third baseman Matt Chapman, left-hander Sean Manaea and righty reliever Lou Trivino. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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