News for Free Agent Players - 2020 5x5 Mixed League - $260 cap

Show news on or before
Next
Tue Jan 2823:56Moreland stays with Red Sox, gets $3 million contractRyan MadsonFree Agent
Mitch Moreland1BRed SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — First baseman Mitch Moreland is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing Tuesday to a one-year contract that guarantees $3 million.Moreland gets a $2.5 million salary this year, and Boston has a $3 million team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout.The 34-year-old hit .252 with 19 homers and 58 RBIs in 91 games last year, going on the injured list for a strained lower back and a strained right quadriceps. He batted .297 with six homers from Aug. 9 through the end of the season.He was an All-Star in 2018, when he hit .245 with 16 homers and 68 RBIs for the World Series champion Red Sox. He had a pinch three-run homer off the Los Angeles Dodgers' Ryan Madson with two outs in the seventh inning of World Series Game 4, starting Boston's comeback from a 4-0 deficit in a 9-6 win.Moreland spent seven seasons with Texas before joining the Red Sox ahead of the 2017 season on a $13 million, two-year deal.Right-hander Denyi Reyes was designated for assignment to open a roster spot.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jan 2822:36Brewers SS Urías recovering from surgery on left handOrlando ArciaSSBrewersFree Agent
Zach DaviesSPPadresFree Agent
Eric LauerSPBrewersFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — New Brewers shortstop Luis Urías could miss the start of the season after he had surgery Tuesday to repair a broken bone in his left hand.Urías will be sidelined for about eight weeks. He is expected to make a full recovery with no lingering effects, but general manager David Stearns said he is questionable for opening day March 26 against the Chicago Cubs.The 22-year-old Urías was acquired in a multiplayer trade with San Diego on Nov. 27. Milwaukee sent right-hander Zach Davies and outfielder Trent Grisham to the Padres for left-hander Eric Lauer and Urías, who made his big league debut in 2018. The Brewers also were slated to receive a player to be named or cash in the swap.Urías got hurt while playing winter ball in Mexico. He was expected to compete with Orlando Arcia for the shortstop job during spring training.Urías split 2019 between the Padres and Triple-A El Paso. He had two stints with the Padres, batting .223 with four homers and 24 RBIs.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jan 2821:06Moreland stays with Red Sox, gets $3 million contractRyan MadsonFree Agent
Mitch Moreland1BRed SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — First baseman Mitch Moreland is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing Tuesday to a one-year contract that guarantees $3 million.Moreland gets a $2.5 million salary this year, and Boston has a $3 million team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout.The 34-year-old hit .252 with 19 homers and 58 RBIs in 91 games last year, going on the injured list for a strained lower back and a strained right quadriceps. He batted .297 with six homers from Aug. 9 through the end of the season.He was an All-Star in 2018, when he hit .245 with 16 homers and 68 RBIs for the World Series champion Red Sox. He had a pinch three-run homer off the Los Angeles Dodgers' Ryan Madson with two outs in the seventh inning of World Series Game 4, starting Boston's comeback from a 4-0 deficit in a 9-6 win.Moreland spent seven seasons with Texas before joining the Red Sox ahead of the 2017 season.Right-hander Denyi Reyes was designated for assignment to open a roster spot.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jan 2820:46Chicago Cubs reach deals with RHP Jeffress, OF SouzaJeremy JeffressRPCubsFree Agent
Brandon MorrowFree Agent
Steven Souza Jr.RFCubsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs are taking two more low-risk fliers on a pair of players hoping to rebound from injuries, reaching one-year deals with reliever Jeremy Jeffress and outfielder Steven Souza Jr.Jeffress' contract is worth $850,000, and the 32-year-old right-hander can earn an additional $200,000 in incentives. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the deal Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced.Souza finalized a $1 million deal that includes the possibility of $2 million in bonuses based on plate appearances and days on the active roster.Chicago has been unusually quiet this winter after missing the playoffs last year for the first time since 2014. But the Cubs agreed to a minor league deal with Brandon Morrow in December, bringing back the closer after he missed last season while he struggled to return from right elbow surgery.Jeffress was one of baseball's most dominant relievers in 2018, making the All-Star team for the f... [More]
Tue Jan 2820:36Reds' Castellanos returns to ballpark where he's comfortableShogo AkiyamaCFRedsFree Agent
Aristides AquinoRFRedsFree Agent
Nick CastellanosRFRedsFree Agent
Phillip ErvinCFRedsFree Agent
Wade MileySPRedsFree Agent
Mike Moustakas2BRedsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigFree Agent
Nick SenzelCFRedsFree Agent
Eugenio Suárez3BRedsFree Agent
Jesse WinkerLFRedsFree Agent
CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos has 17 career at-bats in Great American Ball Park. Six times, he reached base on a hit. Three times, he touched them all after putting the ball in those oh-so-close outfield seats.It's a small sample size, but it makes the Cincinnati Reds' new outfielder eager to find out how that translates over an entire season.Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal with the Reds, matching the biggest in franchise history for a free agent. The former Tigers and Cubs slugger likes the way the Reds are going all out to try to emerge from their six-year losing streak.He also likes the way the ball carries in their small, hitter-friendly park.“Just some places you feel good, others not so good,” Castellanos said Tuesday at an introductory news conference. “I guess so far, I feel good every time I swing the bat at this ballpark. So I'm excited to be able to play 81 games for a season here.”Castellanos provides another significant boost to an offense t... [More]
Tue Jan 2820:26Moreland stays with Red Sox, gets $3 million contractRyan MadsonFree Agent
Mitch Moreland1BRed SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — First baseman Mitch Moreland is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing Tuesday to a one-year contract that guarantees $3 million.Moreland gets a $2.5 million salary this year, and Boston has a $3 million team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout.The 34-year-old hit .252 with 19 homers and 58 RBIs in 91 games last year, going on the injured list for a strained lower back and a strained right quadriceps. He batted .297 with six homers from Aug. 9 through the end of the season.He was an All-Star in 2018, when he hit .245 with 16 homers and 68 RBIs for the World Series champion Red Sox. He had a pinch three-run homer off the Los Angeles Dodgers' Ryan Madson with two outs in the seventh inning of World Series Game 4, starting Boston's comeback from a 4-0 deficit in a 9-6 win.Moreland spent seven seasons with Texas before joining the Red Sox ahead of the 2017 season.Right-hander Denyi Reyes was designated for assignment to open a roster spot.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jan 2818:26Reds' Castellanos returns to ballpark where he's comfortableShogo AkiyamaCFRedsFree Agent
Aristides AquinoRFRedsFree Agent
Nick CastellanosRFRedsFree Agent
Phillip ErvinCFRedsFree Agent
Wade MileySPRedsFree Agent
Mike Moustakas2BRedsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigFree Agent
Nick SenzelCFRedsFree Agent
Eugenio Suárez3BRedsFree Agent
Jesse WinkerLFRedsFree Agent
CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos has 17 career at-bats in Great American Ball Park. Six times, he reached base on a hit. Three times, he touched them all after putting the ball in those oh-so-close outfield seats.It's a small sample size, but it makes the Cincinnati Reds' new outfielder eager to find out how that translates over an entire season.Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal with the Reds, matching the biggest in franchise history for a free agent. The former Tigers and Cubs slugger likes the way the Reds are going all out to try to emerge from their six-year losing streak.He also likes the way the ball carries in their small, hitter-friendly park.“Just some places you feel good, others not so good,” Castellanos said Tuesday at an introductory news conference. “I guess so far, I feel good every time I swing the bat at this ballpark. So I'm excited to be able to play 81 games for a season here.”Castellanos provides another significant boost to an offense t... [More]
Tue Jan 2817:46AP source: RH Jeffress agrees to 1-year contract with CubsJeremy JeffressRPCubsFree Agent
Brandon MorrowFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are taking another low-risk chance on an oft-injured reliever, agreeing to an $850,000, one-year contract with Jeremy Jeffress. The 32-year-old Jeffress can earn an additional $200,000 in incentives. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the deal Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced.The Cubs have been unusually quiet this winter after missing the playoffs last year for the first time since 2014. But they agreed to a minor league deal with Brandon Morrow in December, bringing back the closer after he missed last season while he struggled to return from right elbow surgery.Jeffress was one of baseball's most dominant relievers in 2018, making the All-Star team for the first time while going 8-1 with a 1.29 ERA and 15 saves for Milwaukee. The right-hander made a career-high 73 appearances for the NL Central champions, and then pitched in eight games in the playoffs.Jeffress was slowed by right shoul... [More]
Tue Jan 2816:57Reds' Castellanos returns to ballpark where he's comfortableShogo AkiyamaCFRedsFree Agent
Aristides AquinoRFRedsFree Agent
Nick CastellanosRFRedsFree Agent
Phillip ErvinCFRedsFree Agent
Wade MileySPRedsFree Agent
Mike Moustakas2BRedsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigFree Agent
Nick SenzelCFRedsFree Agent
Jesse WinkerLFRedsFree Agent
CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos has 17 career at-bats in Great American Ball Park. Six times, he reached base on a hit. Three times, he touched them all after putting the ball in those oh-so-close outfield seats.It's a small sample size, but it makes the Cincinnati Reds' new outfielder eager to find out how that translates over an entire season.Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal with the Reds, matching the biggest in franchise history for a free agent. The former Tigers and Cubs slugger likes the way the Reds are going all out to try to emerge from their six-year losing streak.He also likes the way the ball carries in their small, hitter-friendly park.“Just some places you feel good, others not so good,” Castellanos said Tuesday at an introductory news conference. “I guess so far, I feel good every time I swing the bat at this ballpark. So I'm excited to be able to play 81 games for a season here.”Castellanos provides another significant boost to an offense t... [More]
Tue Jan 2816:56AP source: RH Jeffress agrees to 1-year contract with CubsJeremy JeffressRPCubsFree Agent
Brandon MorrowFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and free-agent reliever Jeremy Jeffress have agreed to an $850,000, one-year contract.The 32-year-old Jeffress can earn an additional $200,000 in incentives. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the deal on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced.Jeffress was one of baseball's most dominant relievers in 2018, going 8-1 with a 1.29 ERA and 15 saves in 73 games for Milwaukee. But the right-hander struggled with injuries last season before he was cut by the Brewers on Sept. 1.The Cubs have been unusually quiet this winter after missing the playoffs last year for the first time since 2014. The addition of Jeffress is another flyer on a possible comeback candidate after they agreed to a minor league deal with Brandon Morrow, another once dominant reliever hampered by injuries.___Jay Cohen can be reached at https://twitter.com/jcohenap___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jan 2813:46Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals finalize $2M, 1-year contractGerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
Howie KendrickLFNationalsFree Agent
Eric Thames1BNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman and the World Series champion Washington Nationals finalized a $2 million, one-year contract on Wednesday.The 35-year-old first baseman, who has spent his entire 15-year big league career with the Nationals, can earn $3 million in performance bonuses. He can earn $1.5 million based on games: $250,000 each for 65, 80, 95, 110, 125 and 140. He also can get $1.5 million for plate appearances: $250,000 apiece for 250, 300, 350, 500, 450 and 500.Zimmerman also gets a full no-trade provision. Since he already has the right to block trades as a 10-year veteran who has spent five years with his current club, the provision would matter only if he accepts a trade, then wants to block a deal to a different team.He had become a free agent last fall after the Nationals declined an $18 million option, choosing to pay a $2 million buyout.Injuries limited Zimmerman to 52 games and a .257 average with six homers and 27 RBIs last year, but he was a key contributor in t... [More]
Tue Jan 2812:47Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals finalize $2M, 1-year contractHowie KendrickLFNationalsFree Agent
Eric Thames1BNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman and the World Series champion Washington Nationals finalized a $2 million, one-year contract on Wednesday.The 35-year-old first baseman, who has spent his entire 15-year big league career with the Nationals, can earn $3 million in performance bonuses. He can earn $1.5 million based on games: $250,000 each for 65, 80, 95, 110, 125 and 140. He also can get $1.5 million for plate appearances: $250,000 apiece for 250, 300, 350, 500, 450 and 500.Zimmerman also gets a full no-trade provision. Since he already has the right to block trades as a 10-year veteran who has spent five years with his current club, the provision would matter only if he accepts a trade, then wants to block a deal to a different team.He had become a free agent last fall after the Nationals declined an $18 million option, choosing to pay a $2 million buyout.Injuries limited Zimmerman to 52 games and a .257 average with six homers and 27 RBIs last year, but he was a key contributor in t... [More]
Mon Jan 2719:47Diamondbacks acquire OF Starling Marte from PiratesNick AhmedSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Madison BumgarnerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Ketel MarteCFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Starling MarteCFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Gregory PolancoRFPiratesFree Agent
Bryan ReynoldsCFPiratesFree Agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — When the Arizona Diamondbacks landed ace Madison Bumgarner in free agency last month, the three-time World Series winner made a surprising offer, one that came with a very urgent catch.Bumgarner told the Diamondbacks they could defer some of the money on his five-year deal if they promised to spend the up-front savings on making the club better in 2020. Arizona followed through Monday, acquiring two-time Gold Glove outfielder Starling Marte from the Pittsburgh Pirates.“He fits a lot of what we're trying to do,” Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen.Including free up Ketel Marte — no relation to Starling Marte — to move to second base on a semi-permanent basis. Ketel Marte split time between the center field and second last year while making the All-Star team for the first time and finishing fourth in NL MVP balloting. Hazen said he likes the chemistry Ketel Marte developed with shortstop Nick Ahmed, and Starling Marte's arrival should let that relationship... [More]
Mon Jan 2719:07Reds get OF Nick Castellanos on $64 million, 4-year dealShogo AkiyamaCFRedsFree Agent
Aristides AquinoRFRedsFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Jackie Bradley Jr.CFRed SoxFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Nick CastellanosRFRedsFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
Phillip ErvinCFRedsFree Agent
Dallas KeuchelSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Wade MileySPRedsFree Agent
Mike Moustakas2BRedsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BAngelsFree Agent
Hyun-Jin RyuSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Nick SenzelCFRedsFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsFree Agent
Tony WatsonRPGiantsFree Agent
Matt WietersCCardinalsFree Agent
Jesse WinkerLFRedsFree Agent
CINCINNATI (AP) — Free agent outfielder Nick Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal Monday with the Reds, Cincinnati's latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing.The deal allows Castellanos to opt out and become a free agent after the 2020 or 2021 seasons. He gets salaries of $16 million in 2020, $14 million in 2021, and $16 million in 2022 and 2023. There's a mutual option for 2024 at $20 million with a buyout of $2 million.It was the fourth significant move by the Reds, among the most active teams in free agency since their sixth consecutive losing season.“This is an off-season where we have prioritized adding to the offensive side of the club,” said Dick Williams, president of baseball operations. “Nick was one of the most attractive options on the market. He has been a consistently elite producer offensively and that complements our existing team well.”The Reds have has committed $164 million to new players, including the two biggest free agent deals i... [More]
Mon Jan 2717:17Diamondbacks acquire OF Starling Marte from PiratesStarling MarteCFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Gregory PolancoRFPiratesFree Agent
Bryan ReynoldsCFPiratesFree Agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte is heading to the Arizona Diamondbacks.The Pittsburgh Pirates sent the two-time Gold Glove outfielder and 2016 All-Star to the Diamondbacks on Monday for prospects Liover Peguero and pitcher Brennan Malone. The Diamondbacks will receive $1.5 million from the Pirates on Sept. 15 as part of the deal, while Pittsburgh obtained $250,000 in international signing bonus allocation.The 31-year-old Marte is coming off a stellar 2019 in which he hit .295 and set career-highs with 23 home runs and 81 RBIs. He has an $11.5 million salary this year, and his contract includes a $12.5 million team option for 2021 with a $1 million buyout.Marte served as one of the core members of the group that led the Pirates to three consecutive playoff berths from 2013-15. He reached the All-Star game in 2016 but also served an 80-game suspension in 2017 after testing positive for steroids. The Pirates are in the midst of a rebuild after revamping their leadership structure follo... [More]
Mon Jan 2716:57Diamondbacks acquire OF Starling Marte from PiratesStarling MarteCFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Gregory PolancoRFPiratesFree Agent
Bryan ReynoldsCFPiratesFree Agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte is heading to the Arizona Diamondbacks.The Pittsburgh Pirates sent the two-time Gold Glove outfielder and 2016 All-Star to the Diamondbacks on Monday for prospects Liover Peguero and pitcher Brennan Malone. The Diamondbacks will receive $1.5 million from the Pirates on Sept. 15 as part of the deal, while Pittsburgh obtained $250,000 in international signing bonus allocation.The 31-year-old Marte is coming off a stellar 2019 in which he hit .295 and set career-highs with 23 home runs and 81 RBIs. He has an $11.5 million salary this year, and his contract includes a $12.5 million team option for 2021 with a $1 million buyout.Marte served as one of the core members of the group that led the Pirates to three consecutive playoff berths from 2013-15. He reached the All-Star game in 2016 but also served an 80-game suspension in 2017 after testing positive for steroids. The Pirates are in the midst of a rebuild after revamping their leadership structure follo... [More]
Mon Jan 2716:57AP source: Reds, Castellanos agree to $64M, 4-year dealShogo AkiyamaCFRedsFree Agent
Aristides AquinoRFRedsFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Nick CastellanosRFRedsFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
Phillip ErvinCFRedsFree Agent
Dallas KeuchelSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Wade MileySPRedsFree Agent
Mike Moustakas2BRedsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BAngelsFree Agent
Hyun-Jin RyuSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Nick SenzelCFRedsFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsFree Agent
Tony WatsonRPGiantsFree Agent
Matt WietersCCardinalsFree Agent
Jesse WinkerLFRedsFree Agent
CINCINNATI (AP) — Free agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos agreed to a $64 million, four-year deal in the Cincinnati Reds' latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Monday.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the club hadn't announced the deal, which would allow Castellanos to opt out and become a free agent after the 2020 or 2021 seasons. If he cuts the deal short after one year, he would receive $16 million.It was the fourth significant move by the Reds, among the most active teams in free agency since their sixth consecutive losing season. The Reds have has committed $174 million to new players, including the two biggest free agent deals in club history.Cincinnati signed second baseman Mike Moustakas to a $64 million, four-year contract and added left-handed starter Wade Miley on a $15 million, two-year deal. Japanese All-Star outfielder Shogo Akiyama got a $21 million, three-year de... [More]
Mon Jan 2716:27Diamondbacks acquire OF Starling Marte from PiratesStarling MarteCFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Gregory PolancoRFPiratesFree Agent
Bryan ReynoldsCFPiratesFree Agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte is heading to the Arizona Diamondbacks.The Pittsburgh Pirates sent the two-time Gold Glove outfielder and 2016 All-Star to the Diamondbacks on Monday for prospects Liover Peguero and pitcher Brennan Malone. The Diamondbacks received cash considerations as part of the deal while Pittsburgh obtained $250,000 in international signing money.The 31-year-old Marte is coming off a stellar 2019 in which he hit .295 and set career-highs with 23 home runs and 81 RBIs. He has an $11.5 million salary this year, and his contract includes a $12.5 million team option for 2021 with a $1 million buyout.Marte served as one of the core members of the group that led the Pirates to three consecutive playoff berths from 2013-15. He reached the All-Star game in 2016 but also served an 80-game suspension in 2017 after testing positive for steroids. The Pirates are in the midst of a rebuild after revamping their leadership structure following a last-place finish in the NL Cen... [More]
Mon Jan 2712:07AP source: Reds, Castellanos agree to $64M, 4-year dealShogo AkiyamaCFRedsFree Agent
Aristides AquinoRFRedsFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Nick CastellanosRFRedsFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
Phillip ErvinCFRedsFree Agent
Dallas KeuchelSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Wade MileySPRedsFree Agent
Mike Moustakas2BRedsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BAngelsFree Agent
Hyun-Jin RyuSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Nick SenzelCFRedsFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsFree Agent
Tony WatsonRPGiantsFree Agent
Matt WietersCCardinalsFree Agent
Jesse WinkerLFRedsFree Agent
CINCINNATI (AP) — Free agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos agreed to a $64 million, four-year deal in the Cincinnati Reds' latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Monday.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the club hadn't announced the deal, which would allow Castellanos to opt out and become a free agent after the 2020 season.It was the fourth significant move by the Reds, among the most active teams in free agency since their sixth consecutive losing season. The Reds have has committed $174 million to new players, including the two biggest free agent deals in club history.Cincinnati signed second baseman Mike Moustakas to a $64 million, four-year contract and added left-handed starter Wade Miley on a $15 million, two-year deal. Japanese All-Star outfielder Shogo Akiyama got a $21 million, three-year deal.Castellanos' deal raised the offseason total of contracts negotiated by agent ... [More]
Mon Jan 2711:17AP source: Reds, Castellanos agree to $64M, 4-year dealShogo AkiyamaCFRedsFree Agent
Aristides AquinoRFRedsFree Agent
Nick CastellanosRFRedsFree Agent
Phillip ErvinCFRedsFree Agent
Wade MileySPRedsFree Agent
Mike Moustakas2BRedsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigFree Agent
Nick SenzelCFRedsFree Agent
Jesse WinkerLFRedsFree Agent
CINCINNATI (AP) — Free agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos agreed to a $64 million, four-year deal Monday in the Cincinnati Reds' latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Monday.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the club hadn't announced the deal, which would allow Castellanos to opt out and become a free agent after the 2020 season.It's the fourth significant move by the Reds, who have been among the most active teams in free agency since they wrapped up their sixth consecutive losing season. Cincinnati has committed $174 million to new players, including the two biggest free agent deals in club history.The Reds signed second baseman Mike Moustakas to a $64 million, four-year deal and added left-handed starter Wade Miley on a $15 million, two-year deal. Japanese All-Star outfielder Shogo Akiyama got a $21 million, three-year deal.The Reds' biggest weakness last season was offense. ... [More]
Next