The Red Sox and free-agent utilityman Enrique Hernandez have made progress toward a contract and could have an agreement by the end of the weekend, according to Jon Morosi of MLB.com.
The Cincinnati Reds have acquired right-handed pitcher Héctor Pérez in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday afternoon. The team announced that they will send a player to be named later or cash to complete the deal.
Hank Aaron surely would have remembered a day when he was just a ballplayer or, better still, just playing ball.
The New York Mets weren't willing to match the Toronto Blue Jays' offer for George Springer.
After intimating as much over the past year or so, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant admitted he isn't having as much fun playing baseball as he used to.
The New York Mets did not give Edwin Diaz permission to pitch in the Puerto Rican league as he was hoping.
Free-agent outfielder Michael Brantley is reportedly staying with the Houston Astros.
The Los Angeles Angels are interested in free-agent closer Brad Hand, sources told Robert Murray of FanSided.
Veteran left-hander J.A. Happ and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a one-year deal, pending a physical, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.
The Blue Jays are in agreement on a deal with right-hander Kirby Yates, according to a report from MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal.
Don Sutton, the longtime Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander who won over 300 games in his Hall of Fame career, died Monday, his son, Daron, announced on social media.
The Mets are unexpectedly without a general manager after firing the recently installed Jared Porter on Tuesday, but they will not hire a near-term replacement, president Sandy Alderson told Bob Nightengale of USA Today and other reporters. They’ll instead wait until next offseason, per Nightengale.
I am starting to wonder how to Padres are going to find playing time for all the guys they have picked up in trade.
After a quiet start to free agency, free-agent left-hander Jon Lesterreportedly has another team interested in his services for 2021.
The Cincinnati Reds asked for Gleyber Torres. The Yankees said no.
The Marcell Ozuna free agency market was reported to be picking up last week, but it does not seem as if the Atlanta Braves are involved.
No other free agent for 2020-21 can match the October pedigree of George Springer, whose 19 career postseason home runs are tied for the fourth most in history. That included four dingers in the '20 postseason for Springer, who was one of the few Astros who hovered near his expected level of play, based on years past, during the regular season (140 OPS+, 14 homers in 222 plate appearances). Now, the lifelong Astro is set to test the free-agent market for the first time as one of the premier offensive players available.
Even after reaching agreements with DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber, the Yankees are still hoping to round out the roster. New York is looking for pitching depth, hears Buster Olney of ESPN, with a “third-tier starter” or relief help most likely. Olney also adds that the Yankees would still like to bring back outfielder Brett Gardner, who has spent his entire career to date in pinstripes.
One of the pitchers most connected to the Red Sox this winter, Corey Kluber, signed with the Yankees on Friday, which at least from the outside added a bit more urgency to the team’s search for starting pitching help. According to reports, they have indeed added a pitcher today, though it’s not one of the top ones on the market. Instead, it’s running it back with one of the few pitchers who didn’t totally implode from last year’s staff. According to Ken Rosenthal, Boston is close to a one-year deal with Martín Pérez with a team option for a second year.
After a mediocre 2019 in which Didi Gregorius started late while recovering from Tommy John surgery, he bounced back with a strong 2020 with the Phillies, slashing .284/.339/.488 with 10 homers and 40 RBIs while playing in all 60 games. That should set up the steady nine-year veteran for a multiyear deal, something he missed out on last offseason due to the injury.
At this point it’s almost too predictable. The Blue Jays show interest in a player, maybe even serious interest, only to see him end up elsewhere.
The New York Mets and shortstop Francisco Lindor agreed to a one-year, $22.3-million deal for the 2021 season to avoid arbitration, a source told Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.
Theo Epstein is deeply worried about the future. So he's taken a role with the league to fix what ails America's pastime.
The Yankees and Aaron Judge have agreed to a one-year, $10.175-million deal, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander David Price is among players who are cautiously optimistic that Major League Baseball will follow through on completing a full, 162-game schedule in 2021.