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Sun Dec 1620:43AP source: Wilson Ramos, Mets agree to $19M, 2-year dealRobinson Canó2BMarinersRoto Value
Travis d'ArnaudCMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have agreed to a $19 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.The agreement signals an end to the Mets' pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Instead, New York turned to a two-time All-Star coming off a strong year with the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal has not been announced and is pending a physical.He would get $8.25 million next year and $9.25 in 2020, and the Mets would have a $10 million option with a $1.5 million buyout.The 31-year-old Ramos batted .306 with 15 home runs and an .845 OPS last season, ranking fifth among catchers in Wins Above Replacement at 2.4, via Fangraphs.New York officials met last week with Ramos at the winter meetings in Las Vegas and with Yasmani Grandal, another free agent catcher, in Arizona. Ramos became the priority for the Mets, partl... [More]
Sun Dec 1620:13AP source: Wilson Ramos, Mets agree to $19M, 2-year dealRobinson Canó2BMarinersRoto Value
Travis d'ArnaudCMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have agreed to a $19 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.The agreement signals an end to the Mets' pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Instead, New York turned to a two-time All-Star coming off a strong year with the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal has not been announced and is pending a physical.The 31-year-old Ramos batted .306 with 15 home runs and an .845 OPS last season, ranking fifth among catchers in Wins Above Replacement at 2.4, via Fangraphs.New York officials met last week with Ramos at the winter meetings in Las Vegas and with Yasmani Grandal, another free agent catcher, in Arizona. Ramos became the priority for the Mets, partly because of compensation required for signing Grandal, who turned down a $17.9 million qualifying offer from the Los Angeles Do... [More]
Sun Dec 1618:23AP source: Mets sign C Wilson Ramos to 2-year dealRobinson Canó2BMarinersRoto Value
Travis d'ArnaudCMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have agreed to a $19.5 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.The deal likely signals an end to the Mets' pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Instead, New York will turn to a two-time All-Star in Ramos who is coming off a strong year with the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal has not been announced and is still pending a physical.The 31-year-old Ramos batted .306 with 15 home runs and an .845 OPS last season, ranking fifth among catchers in Wins Above Replacement at 2.4, via Fangraphs.New York officials met last week with Ramos at the winter meetings in Las Vegas and with Yasmani Grandal, another free agent catcher, in Arizona. Ramos became the priority for the Mets, partly because of compensation required for signing Grandal, who turned down a $17.9 million qualifying ... [More]
Sun Dec 1610:33Correction: White Sox-Indians Trade storyJosé Abreu1BWhite SoxRoto Value
Yonder Alonso1BIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Dec. 15 about Yonder Alonso's trade to the Chicago White Sox, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alonso is married to the sister of star slugger Manny Machado. Machado is married to Alonso's sister.A corrected version of the story is below:Indians send 1B Alonso to White Sox for outfielder Alex CallIndians' offseason makeover keeps going with trade of 1st baseman Yonder Alonso to White SoxCLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have made another offseason move, trading first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Chicago White Sox.Cleveland gets 24-year-old outfielder Alex Call in a deal made official Saturday. Call has yet to make his major league debut. The Indians also rid themselves of Alonso's entire $8 million salary for 2019.It's been a busy week for the three-time AL Central champions, who traded slugger Edwin Encarnacion and infielder Yandy Diaz and re-acquired first baseman Carlos Santana in a three-team trade on the final day of the winter me... [More]
Sun Dec 1610:23Correction: Indians-White Sox Trade storyJosé Abreu1BWhite SoxRoto Value
Yonder Alonso1BIndiansFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Dec. 15 about Yonder Alonso's trade to the Chicago White Sox, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alonso is married to the sister of star slugger Manny Machado. Machado is married to Alonso's sister.A corrected version of the story is below:AP source: White Sox acquire 1B Alonso in trade with IndiansAP source: Chicago White Sox acquire first baseman Yonder Alonso in trade with Cleveland IndiansBy JAY COHENAP Sports WriterCHICAGO (AP) — First baseman Yonder Alonso was traded to the Chicago White Sox by the Cleveland Indians on Friday in a deal between AL Central rivals that could have broad implications for both teams the rest of the offseason.A person familiar with the trade confirmed it on condition of anonymity because the clubs had not yet announced the swap. Stadium first reported Alonso was headed to the White Sox.Chicago sent minor league outfielder Alex Call to Cleveland for Alonso, who hit .250 with 23 homers and 83 RBIs in 145 games thi... [More]
Sat Dec 1517:53AP Source: Nationals have agreement in principle with AdamsMatt Adams1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Yan GomesCIndiansFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsTexas BigSticks
Kurt SuzukiCBravesFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent first baseman Matt Adams has an agreement to return to the Washington Nationals, pending a successful physical exam.A person familiar with the deal confirmed to The Associated Press that Adams and the Nationals agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with a mutual option for 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the club had not made an announcement.Adams was traded by Washington to St. Louis in August for $50,000. He hit .158 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 27 games with the Cardinals.The 30-year-old Adams is expected to split time at first base again with Ryan Zimmerman. The agreement was first reported by the Athletic.Getting Adams is the latest move this offseason for Washington, which signed left-handed starter Patrick Corbin and catcher Kurt Suzuki, traded for catcher Yan Gomes and is waiting to see what happens with star outfielder Bryce Harper.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Dec 1515:23Free agent Justin Bour, Angels finalize $2.5M dealJustin Bour1BMarlinsFree Agent
Rhys Hoskins1B/LFPhilliesFree Agent
Andrew McCutchenCF/RFPiratesTexas BigSticks
Shohei OhtaniDH/SPAngelsFree Agent
Albert Pujols1B/DHAngelsDodger Blue
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — First baseman Justin Bour and the Angels have finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract, giving Los Angeles depth while Albert Pujols recovers from surgery.Bour can earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances under the deal announced Saturday: $125,000 each for 350, 400, 450 and 500.The 30-year-old hit 20 homers and drove in 59 runs with the Marlins and Phillies last season. He played 112 of his 141 games with Miami before an August trade to Philadelphia.Bour didn't find a regular spot with Philadelphia down the stretch. The Phillies wouldn't have a spot for him this year, either, after moving Rhys Hoskins back to first base and signing corner outfielder Andrew McCutchen to a $50 million, three-year contract during the winter meetings.Bour batted .227, missing time late with an oblique strain. He's hit 83 home runs over the last four years.He earned $3.4 million last season after beating Miami in salary arbitration, and then became a free agent last month when Philadelphia didn't offer a 2019 contract.Pujols, who turns 39 next month, is working back from surgery on his left knee and right elbow and hasn't yet swung a bat. He had season-ending knee surgery in August followed by the elbow procedure in September to remove bone spurs.He's likely to see more games at designated hitter while two-way star Shohei Ohtani recovers from Tommy John surgery.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Dec 1513:03Indians send 1B Alonso to White Sox for outfielder Alex CallJosé Abreu1BWhite SoxRoto Value
Yonder Alonso1BIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have made another offseason move, trading first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Chicago White Sox.Cleveland gets 24-year-old outfielder Alex Call in a deal made official Saturday. Call has yet to make his major league debut. The Indians also rid themselves of Alonso's entire $8 million salary for 2019.It's been a busy week for the three-time AL Central champions, who traded slugger Edwin Encarnacion and infielder Yandy Diaz and re-acquired first baseman Carlos Santana in a three-team trade on the final day of the winter meetings in Las Vegas."We've had a couple of goals going into the offseason and that's foremost trying to make sure we have a team that's capable of winning the American League Central in 2019 but also position the organization for sustained success beyond that," Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said. "There are a couple ways to do that. One is to infuse young, controllable talent into the organization. The s... [More]
Sat Dec 1512:33APNewsBreak: Champion Red Sox owe nearly $12M in luxury taxNathan EovaldiSPRaysFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsTexas BigSticks
Ian Kinsler2BAngelsOld Hoss
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Steve Pearce1B/LFBlue JaysFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston should be happy to pay this tax bill.The World Series champion Red Sox owe $11,951,091 in luxury tax for having baseball's top payroll, according to final calculations by the commissioner's office obtained by The Associated Press. The only other team that owes is the Washington Nationals, who must pay $2,386,097, their second straight year with a bill.Because Boston was more than $40 million over the tax threshold, it became the first team to incur a new penalty put in place for the 2018 season: the top Red Sox selection in next June's amateur draft will be dropped 10 places. Boston's top pick had been projected to be No. 33 overall before the penalty.Boston has owed tax in the years of three of its four titles this century, paying $3,148,962 in 2004 and $6,064,287 in 2007. The Red Sox stayed under the tax threshold when they won in 2013. The only other championship teams to owe since the tax began in 2003 were the 2009 New York Yankees at $25.7 million and the... [More]
Sat Dec 1512:23Indians send 1B Alonso to White Sox for outfielder Alex CallJosé Abreu1BWhite SoxRoto Value
Yonder Alonso1BIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have made another offseason move, trading first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Chicago White Sox.Cleveland gets 24-year-old outfielder Alex Call in a deal made official Saturday. Call has yet to make his major league debut. The Indians also rid themselves of Alonso's entire $8 million salary for 2019.It's been a busy week for the three-time AL Central champions, who traded slugger Edwin Encarnacion and infielder Yandy Diaz and re-acquired first baseman Carlos Santana in a three-team trade on the final day of the winter meetings in Las Vegas."We've had a couple of goals going into the offseason and that's foremost trying to make sure we have a team that's capable of winning the American League Central in 2019 but also position the organization for sustained success beyond that," Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said. "There are a couple ways to do that. One is to infuse young, controllable talent into the organization. The s... [More]
Sat Dec 1511:13Indians send 1B Alonso to White Sox for outfielder Alex CallJosé Abreu1BWhite SoxRoto Value
Yonder Alonso1BIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have made another offseason move, trading first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Chicago White Sox.Cleveland gets 24-year-old outfielder Alex Call in a deal made official Saturday. Call has yet to make his major league debut. The Indians also rid themselves of Alonso's entire $8 million salary for 2019.It's been a busy week for the three-time AL Central champions, who traded slugger Edwin Encarnacion and infielder Yandy Diaz and re-acquired first baseman Carlos Santana in a three-team trade on the final day of the winter meetings in Las Vegas.Cleveland may not be done. The club has considered trading either ace Corey Kluber or All-Star Trevor Bauer. The Indians have outfield needs and are looking to rebuild their bullpen.Alonso batted .250 with 23 homers and 83 RBIs in his only season with the Indians, who signed him as a free agent last December.This deal between AL Central rivals could have broad implications for both teams the rest of the offseas... [More]
Sat Dec 1511:03Indians send 1B Alonso to White Sox for outfielder Alex CallYonder Alonso1BIndiansFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Yandy Diaz3B/DHIndiansFree Agent
Edwin Encarnación1B/DHIndiansJetBlack
Corey KluberSPIndiansOld Hoss
Carlos Santana1B/DHPhilliesSportsWiseGuy.com
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have made another offseason move, trading first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Chicago White Sox.In exchange, Cleveland gets 24-year-old outfielder Alex Call, who has yet to make his major league debut. The Indians also got rid of Alonso's entire $8 million salary for 2019.It's been a busy week for the three-time AL Central champions, who traded slugger Edwin Encarnacion and infielder Yandy Diaz and re-acquired first baseman Carlos Santana in a three-team trade on the final day of the winter meetings in Las Vegas.Cleveland may not be done. The club has considered trading either ace Corey Kluber or All-Star Trevor Bauer. The Indians have outfield needs and are looking to rebuild their bullpen.Alonso batted .250 with 23 homers and 83 RBIs in his only season with the Indians, who signed him as a free agent last December.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Dec 1420:42A's Chapman has shoulder surgery, 2nd operation of offseasonMatt Chapman3BAthleticsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman had surgery Friday on his left shoulder, his second operation this offseason.Dr. William Workman performed a distal clavicle resection procedure on Chapman's shoulder, the team said Friday. The Gold Glove Award winner is expected to begin swinging a bat in six weeks.The team said Chapman felt discomfort in the shoulder during offseason workouts. Chapman also had surgery on his right thumb Oct. 16 and was expected to recover fully from that operation by spring training.Chapman batted .278 with 24 home runs in a breakout season. He won his first Gold Glove and finished seventh in AL MVP voting.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Dec 1418:32Jordy Mercer, Tigers finalize $5.25 million, 1-year contractJordy MercerSSPiratesFree Agent
DETROIT (AP) — Shortstop Jordy Mercer and the Detroit Tigers have finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract agreed to at the winter meetings this week.He can earn $250,000 in performance bonuses for games played as part of the deal announced Friday: $100,000 each for 120 and 125 and $50,000 for 130.Mercer had spent his entire seven-season big league career with Pittsburgh. The 32-year-old hit .251 with six homers and 39 RBIs in 117 games this year, down from 14 homers and 58 RBIs in 145 games in 2017. He spent the second half of August on the disabled list this year because of a strained left calf.He has additional award bonuses for finishing among the top five in MVP voting, making the All-Star team, earning World Series or League Championship Series MVP, or winning a Gold Glove or Silver Slugger.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Dec 1415:22AP source: McCann agrees to 1-year contract with White SoxJames McCannCTigersFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the situation says catcher James McCann has agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox.The 28-year-old McCann hit .220 with eight homers and 39 RBIs in 118 games last season with Detroit. The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the contract is pending a physical.Yahoo Sports first reported the agreement.McCann was selected by the White Sox in the 31st round of the 2008 draft, but he decided to go to the University of Arkansas instead. He then was drafted by the Tigers in the second round in 2011.McCann made his major league debut in September 2014 and spent his first five seasons with Detroit, batting .240 with 40 homers and 177 RBIs in 452 games.The rebuilding Tigers didn't offer him a contract for the 2019 season, making him a free agent.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Dec 1320:32Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team tradeYonder Alonso1BIndiansFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Jake Bauers1BRaysFree Agent
Nelson CruzDH/RFMarinersThe Seals Guys
Yandy Diaz3B/DHIndiansFree Agent
Edwin Encarnación1B/DHIndiansJetBlack
Corey KluberSPIndiansOld Hoss
Carlos Santana1B/DHPhilliesSportsWiseGuy.com
Jean Segura2B/SSMarinersJetBlack
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was in a hospital, making a trade from a bed.Cleveland counterpart Chris Antonetti was boarding a plane headed back home, trying to finalize the deal before the flight pulled away from the gate.They managed to complete the swap as the winter meetings came to an end. Carlos Santana was sent back to Cleveland, where he was an Indians fan favorite. Edwin Encarnacion is headed to Seattle — no telling how long he'll stick there.The star hitters were dealt for each other Thursday, part of a three-team trade that also involved Tampa Bay.The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Sulser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers from Tampa Bay, while the busy Mariners wound up with a draft pick. Tampa Bay will send $5 million to Seattle and the Mariners will pay $6 million to Cleveland."I called Edwin earlier this morning before we had final sign-off because again I wanted him ... [More]
Thu Dec 1320:32AP source: Joe Kelly, Dodgers agree to $25M, 3-year contractBrock Holt2B/3B/LFRed SoxFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersRoto Value
Joe KellyRPRed SoxFree Agent
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Hanley Ramírez1B/DHRed SoxTexas BigSticks
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reliever Joe Kelly agreed Thursday to a $25 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced.A 30-year-old right-hander who was born in Anaheim, California, Kelly was 4-2 with a 4.39 ERA and two saves in 73 games this year for the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Kelly pitched in all five World Series games against the Dodgers this year and did not allow a run, striking out 10 in six innings. He gave up one earned run in nine postseason appearances with 13 strikeouts and no walks.According to Brooks Baseball, his fastball averaged 98.7 mph this year. The Red Sox acquired him from St. Louis in July 2014.Kelly broke a rib of the Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez when he hit him with a pitch in the 2013 NL Championship Series opener. Kelly hit the New York Yankees' Tyler Austin on the back with a pitch last April 11, four innings after Austin spiked Red Sox shortstop Brock Holt when he slid into second base with a high right foot. That set off a brawl and Kelly was suspended for six games.Kelley's departure leaves a gap in a Boston bullpen expected to lose closer Craig Kimbrel, who became a free agent. He will be a setup man in Los Angeles for closer Kenley Jansen.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Dec 1320:12Alex Dickerson agrees to minor league deal with PadresAlex DickersonLFPadresFree Agent
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Outfielder Alex Dickerson, who hasn't played in a regular-season game since 2016 because of two major injuries that required surgery, has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres.The 28-year-old played in one spring training game in 2017, on March 11, and was diagnosed with a bulging disk in his back. He had surgery that June 28, returned for spring training this year and the Padres said March 20 that the left-hander needed Tommy John surgery.Dickerson was sent outright to the minor leagues in November and became a free agent.He missed most of 2014 because of a left ankle injury, hit .307 with 12 homers and 71 RBIs at Triple-A El Paso the following year and made his big league debut that Aug. 6. He batted .257 with 10 homers and 37 RBIs with the Padres in 2016.His deal was announced Thursday.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Dec 1319:52Blue Jays are leaving Las Vegas with ElvisJon JayCF/LF/PHCubsFree Agent
Richie MartinSSAthleticsFree Agent
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are leaving Las Vegas with Elvis.Right-hander Elvis Luciano was selected by the Blue Jays from the Kansas City Royals on Thursday with the ninth pick of the winter meeting draft of unprotected players.An 18-year-old Dominican, Luciano signed with Arizona in October 2016 for an $85,000 bonus. He was traded with left-hander Gabe Speier to Kansas City last June for left fielder Jon Jay. Luciano was 5-5 with a 3.90 ERA in 12 starts and one relief appearance this year for a pair of rookie-level teams. He struck out 70 and walked 23 in 67 innings.Luciano was among 14 players picked in the major league phase of the Rule 5 draft. The cost of each player selected is $100,000, and a player must remain in the major leagues for all of next season or be offered back to his former team for $50,000.Baltimore selected shortstop Richie Martin from Oakland with the first pick. The 23-year-old Martin hit .300 with six homers, 42 RBIs and 25 stolen bases this year ... [More]
Thu Dec 1317:42Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team tradeYonder Alonso1BIndiansFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Jake Bauers1BRaysFree Agent
Nelson CruzDH/RFMarinersThe Seals Guys
Yandy Diaz3B/DHIndiansFree Agent
Edwin Encarnación1B/DHIndiansJetBlack
Corey KluberSPIndiansOld Hoss
Carlos Santana1B/DHPhilliesSportsWiseGuy.com
Jean Segura2B/SSMarinersJetBlack
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was in the hospital, making a trade from a bed.Cleveland counterpart Chris Antonetti was boarding a plane headed back home, trying to finalize the deal before the flight pulled away from the gate.They managed to complete the swap as the winter meetings came to an end. Carlos Santana was sent back to Cleveland, where he was an Indians fan favorite. Edwin Encarnacion is headed to Seattle — no telling how long he'll stick there.The star hitters were dealt for each other Thursday, part of a three-team trade that also involved Tampa Bay.The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Sulser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers from Tampa Bay, while the busy Mariners wound up with a draft pick. Tampa Bay will send $5 million to Seattle and the Mariners will pay $6 million to Cleveland."I called Edwin earlier this morning before we had final sign-off because again I wanted hi... [More]
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