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The #Yankees are hopeful Urshela will be ready by opening day five new members of #MLBPA's executive subcommittee who will be instrumental in the upcoming labor negotiations…
Commissioner Rob Manfred statement on Chris Young hiring to Chris Young, the #Rangers new GM in his hometown.Mike was a fixture in the Fenway Press Box and will be greatly missed. broadcaster Len Kasper explains why he is leaving #Cubs TV booth for #Whitesox radio booth
The #RedSox and #Rockies swap minor leaguers with Boston getting IF Christian Koss and Colorado receiving left-handed pitcher Yoan Aybar.Lon Joyce, who has scouted for the #Dodgers since 1992, was beloved in the scouting community. He represented the D… reliever John Gant has agreed to a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the #STLCards, avoiding arbitr… farewell note by @kschwarb12 to #Cubs fans deadline floods free agent market, another sign of ugly reality of MLB in 2020 were officially 59 major-league players who were non-tendered today, with the #Cubs and #Royals tied for the… #Dodgers certainly saw an opportunity in #Brewers veteran Corey Knebel, and did not blink at the projected $5.1… #Dodgers pounce on veteran reliever Corey Knebel, sending the #Brewers cash or a player to be named later. So K… quickly posted for-sale sign were looking to free up salary to use elsewhere, so they non-tendered Archie Bradley, Curt Casali, Brian Good…
Retweeted by Bob NightengaleThe #Twins make their moves official. #Orioles announce they have non-tendered infielder Hanser Alberto, while offering contracts to INF/OF Trey Manc… #Pirates announce they have non-tendered RHP Clay Holmes and have agreed to 2021 contracts with RHP Michael Fel… #Cubs make it official: They offer contracts to arbitration-eligible IFs Javier Báez and Kris Bryant; outfielde… Farmer agreed to terms with the #Reds on a 1-year big-league deal. He will return next season despite being non-tendered.
Retweeted by Bob NightengaleThe #Mets announce they did not tender contracts to RHP Ariel Jurado, RHP Paul Sewald, LHP Chasen Shreve and RHP Nick Tropeano.There's some awfully good power-hitting corner outfielders now on the free-agent market in Eddie Rosario, Kyle Schwarber and Adam Duvall.The Rockies announce their moves. Bradley immediately becomes one of the top relievers on the free-agent market. #BlueJays, as expected, non-tender Shaw and Cole. #STLCards make it official reasons for the #Cubs moves as recorded earlier tonight #Astros tendered contracts to their three arbitration-eligible players: shortstop Carlos Correa, IF Aledmys Dia… #Angels announce their tendered contracts Hector Neris agrees with #Phillies for $5 million, as @JSalisburyNBCS reported.The #Orioles get RHP Jean Pinto and RHP Garrett Stallings from the #Angels in the Jose Iglesias deal.It's now official: Schwarber and Almora are non-tendered. #Royals make it official. Vogelbach and the #Brewers settle at $1.4 million.Cleveland announces their contract decisions. Guillermo Heredia settles with #Mets for $1 millionSteven Matz contract is actually for $5.2 million Strahm and the #Padres agree at $2 millionSteven Matz signs for $5.1 million with the #Mets.The #RedSox also sign catcher Kevin Plawecki to one-year, $1.6 million deal.Boston #RedSox closer Matt Barnes settles for $4.4 million.The #Royals bring back slugger Jorge Soler for $8.05 million with $250,000 in incentives.The #Angels find a shortstop, acquiring Jose Iglesias from the #Orioles, per @Ken_Rosenthal.The #Marlins tender Jesus Aguilar, after all, signing him to a one-year, $4.3 million contract.Luis Cessa returns to the #Yankees for $1 million.
The #SFGiants avoid arbitration by signing OF Alex Dickerson to one-year, $2 million contractAtlanta also signed reliever Luke Jackson earlier today for $1.8 million.Matt Olson's one-year, $5 million contract with the #Athletics is fully guaranteed.All-Star 1B Matt Olson was in no danger of being non-tendered, but signs a one-year $5 million contract with OaklandAdam Duvall, who hit 16 homers in 52 games, is non-tendered by Atlanta. He was projected to earn $4.7 million to $7… #Brewers sign catcher Omar Navarez for one-year, $2.5 million.Official: Trevor May will receive $7.75 million a year in 2021 and 2022 from the #Mets and can earn a total of $250… Trevor May passes his physical and he'll receive $15.5 million over two years from the #Mets, per… Arcia signs a one-year, $2 million contract with the #Brewers.The #Phillies, who are poised to possibly lose free-agent catcher J.T. Realmuto, sign backup catcher Andrew Knapp t… #WhiteSox, as expected, non-tender pitcher Carlos Rodon and outfielder Nomar Mazara.#Reds outfielder Brian Goodwin is indeed a free agent, a source confirmed, after he was non-tendered today.
Retweeted by Bob NightengaleFranco was projected to earn $5 million to $8 million in salary arbitration, per @mlbtraderumors #Pirates keep infielder Erik Gonzalez, signing him to a one-year, $1.225 million contract. This was his second… #Cubs are definitely tendering a contract to Kris Bryant, but barring a change of plans, will cut ties with out… Jace Fry signs one-year, $862,500 deal as #White Sox avoid arbitrationThird baseman Hunter Dozier agrees to one-year, $2.72 million guaranteed contract with #Royals.The Seattle #Mariners announce they have tendered contracts to everyone on their 40-man roster.The #RedSox sign RHP Austin Brice to a one-year, $870,000 contract. This was his first year of arbitration eligibility.Alex Kirilloff, the #Twins 1st-round pick in 2016, is the early favorite to replace Eddie Rosario in left field. He… Minor, who signed 2-year, $18 million contract with the #Royals, lets it be known on zoom call that he wants t… #Twins do bring back RHP reliever Tyler Duffey, as @Buster_ESPN reported, for guaranteed $2.2 million contract.Outfielder Tommy Pham of the #Padres and catcher Gary Sanchez of the #Yankees, two high-profile non-tender candidat… Eddie Rosario is now a free agent with no one willing to pay him about $10 million in arbitration.Minnesota #Twins OF Eddie Rosario has cleared waivers.The #Cubs claim RHP Robert Stock off waivers from the #RedSox.Atlanta also signs left-handed reliever Grant Dayton to one-year, $900,000 contract.Utilityman Johan Camargo, who was a strong non-tender candidate, agrees to a one-year, $1.360 million contract to stay with Atlanta.LHP veteran Scott Alexander, who was optioned Sept. 2 and left off the #Dodgers postseason roster, stays with the D… Baseball Scouts Foundation, Baseball Assistance Team merge to help those in need of financial assistan… are some of the big-name arbitration-eligible players who could soon join the packed free agent market news. Great coach. Even better person. RIP Tommy Sandt.
The Oakland #Athletics sign valuable utilityman Chad Pinder to a one-year, $2.275 million contract, avoiding arbitration.The #Royals also sign RHP Jake Junis to a one-year, $1.7 million deal.Mike Minor's two-year, $18 million deal is now official. He will receive $17 million through 2022 with a $13 millio… Joe Ross, who was a candidate to be non-tendered, signs a one-year, $1.5 million deal returning to the Washington #Nats.MLB conducted 4,155 drug tests this past year, about one-third fewer than usual with the pandemic, resulting in 10… #Royals stay busy: They avert arbitration, signing veteran reliever Jesse Hahn to a one-year, $1.75 million con… #Mets make first strike in free agent market with reliever Trevor May. #WhiteSox finalize coaching staff out the minor leaguers. Assistance Team, PBSF merge to help those in need Oakland #Athletics also avoid arbitration with RHP Burch Smith, signing him to a one-year, $705,000 deal. to brilliant ESPN and Toronto #Bluejays broadcaster Dan Shulman @DShulman_ESPN, who has been elected… big-name arbitration-eligible players could soon join flooded free agent market Eduardo Rodriguez, who missed all of last season because of myocarditis and COVID-19, has agreed to a one-y… #Rockies avoid arbitration with catcher Elias Diaz, signing him to a one-year, $1.2 million contract with a pot…
Cleveland will receive $100,000 from the #Marlins for the acquisition of reliever Adam Cimber, as @twithersAP reports.The New York #Mets informed veteran bench coach Hensley Meulens he won't be back on their staff for 2021. Certainly… Urena, the #Marlins opening-day starter in 2018 and 2019, was projected to earn about $3.9 million to $4.2 mil… pitched in a team-high 68 games for Cleveland in 2019, and permitted just 24.4% of inherited runners to scor… #Marlins acquire veteran reliever Adam Cimber from Cleveland for cash. They designate RHP Jose Ureña for assignment.Veteran reliever Jacob Barnes, who was eligible for salary arbitration, signs a one-year, $750,000 contract with $1… Byrnes, senior vice president of baseball operations for the #Dodgers, has formally interviewed with the…