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Vernon Wells Joins Gem Agency As MLBPA-Certified Agent  

Retired three-time All-Star Vernon Wells, who hasn’t played since the 2013 season, has embarked on a new career path as a player agent. The Gem Agency announced that Wells has joined the staff as an MLBPA-certified player representative. Wells, 40, enjoyed a 15-year Major League career and was considered a high-quality center fielder at his…

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2019-11-18 18:44:14



Twins Rumors: Wheeler, Bumgarner, Catcher, Perez, Odorizzi  

The Twins met with Zack Wheeler’s representatives at Jet Sports during last week’s GM Meetings, Darren Wolfson of 1500 SKOR North reports in his latest podcast (audio link). Minnesota also has interest in free-agent lefty Madison Bumgarner, much as they did prior to the July 31 trade deadline. The Twins filled one spot in the…

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2019-11-18 17:29:42



Twins Prospect Ryan Costello Passes Away  

Twins prospect Ryan Costello passed away over the weekend at just 23 years of age, the team announced Monday morning. Costello had been in Auckland, New Zealand and was slated to play third base for the Auckland Tuatara in the Australian Baseball League beginning this week. “The Minnesota Twins are deeply saddened to learn of…

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2019-11-18 15:02:13



Report: Paddack, Gore Are “Virtually Untouchable” In Padres' Trade Talks  

The Padres are more likely to upgrade their roster through trades moreso than free agency this winter, though that hardly means the Friars are open to moving just anyone.  As per Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, sources both from within the Padres and on rival teams feel that Chris Paddack and top prospect…

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2019-11-18 05:52:48



Yomiuri Giants To Post Shun Yamaguchi  

11:43pm: Yamaguchi will be posted, as per a report from Nikkan Sports (hat tip to reporter Jason Coskrey).  The Giants’ decision to post Yamaguchi may have been a contractual obligation, as per an option in the free agent deal Yamaguchi signed with the team in the 2016-17 offseason. 10:10pm: Right-hander Shun Yamaguchi has asked his…

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2019-11-18 05:43:59



MLBTR Live Chat  

Click here to access tonight’s live baseball chat, and submit your questions to MLBTR’s Mark Polishuk

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2019-11-18 02:02:11



Phillies Discussing Extension With J.T. Realmuto  

The Phillies have been “quietly trying to” negotiate a contract extension with star catcher J.T. Realmuto and his representatives, NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury reports.  It isn’t known how far along in the process the two sides are, though Salisbury cautions that a deal might not be completed until later in the offseason for a…

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2019-11-18 01:21:21



NL East Notes: Zimmerman, Karsay, Mets, Braves  

The latest from the NL East… As of last Tuesday, the Nationals had yet to speak with Ryan Zimmerman or his agents, Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post reports.  Zimmerman is a free agent for the first time in his 15-year career, after the Nats spent $2MM to buy out their $18MM club option on…

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2019-11-18 00:29:13



NL Notes: Mets, Rockies, Rodgers, Reds, Boddy  

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen made waves last offseason with his aggression in the trade market, dealing from the Mets’ minor leagues to bolster the Major League roster with the likes of Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz. However, Van Wagenen suggested at the GM meetings that his club will be hesitant to once again…

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2019-11-17 22:21:36



Hanwha Eagles Re-Sign Chad Bell  

The Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization have re-signed left-hander Chad Bell, the club announced (h/t to Yonhap News Agency). It’s a one-year deal for the 30-year-old, who receives a $900,000 guarantee. It’s a decent payday for the former Detroit Tigers southpaw, who finished twelfth among 27 qualified KBO starters in 2019 with a 3.50…

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2019-11-17 17:39:51



AL Notes: Devers, Kopech, Martinez, Rangers  

We’re coming up on the three-year anniversary of the White Sox–Red Sox Chris Sale blockbuster. It’s tough to say either team regrets that deal at this point. Sale was instrumental in Boston’s 2018 World Series run and remains one’s of baseball’s best pitchers. Chicago, meanwhile, has reaped the benefits of a Yoan Moncada breakout season that saw him…

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2019-11-17 15:40:14



Report: Houston Executive Suggested Scouts Use Cameras To Steal Signs  

Another entry has been logged in the ongoing saga surrounding allegations of improper sign stealing by the 2017 Astros. Earlier this week, we first heard accusations that the team used illegal technology–including a center field camera and a clubhouse tunnel television–to try to decode opponent signs. Several former Houston employees, including pitcher Mike Fiers, issued…

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2019-11-17 04:50:20



Quick Hits: Giants, Belt, Kapler, MLBPA, Licensing  

Earlier this offseason, the Giants were said to be underway on a few structural changes to Oracle Park, including a plan to shift team and visiting bullpens from along the baselines to beyond the outfield fence in center field. Today’s report from Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports brings a few more details on that planned…

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2019-11-17 04:14:15



Jorge Soler Switches Agencies  

Royals designated hitter Jorge Soler has made a change in representation. According to a tweet from Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Soler has chosen to work with agent Casey Close of Excel Sports Management after previously working with ACES (link). The timing of this change is certainly interesting. Soler's current contractual status with Kansas City is…

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2019-11-17 01:04:19



Trea Turner Undergoes Surgery On Index Finger  

Nationals shortstop Trea Turner underwent surgery this weekend on his index finger, according to an Instagram post from the player’s profile relayed by Todd Dybas of NBC Sports (link). The shortstop originally suffered a fracture to the digit while trying to bunt in an Apr 2 game against the Phillies. Though the break required Turner…

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2019-11-16 23:42:43



Orioles Notes: Organizational Changes, Elias, GM Meetings  

With today marking exactly one year since the Orioles tabbed Mike Elias to succeed Dan Duquette as the franchise’s general manager, now seems like a natural time to check in on Elias’s tenure and evaluate the changes he has implemented thus far. Preaching a transformation of Baltimore’s scouting, player development, and analytics departments, it hasn’t…

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2019-11-16 22:33:31



GM Meetings Notes: Mets, White Sox, Red Sox  

The Mets have about $20MM to spend to stay under the luxury tax, and though they haven’t ruled out going over for a season, history suggests otherwise, writes MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo. The rotation is largely set with Cy Young Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman, and Steven Matz locked into the top four spots. Despite…

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2019-11-16 17:21:04



Royals Sign Matt Reynolds To Minor League Contract  

The Kansas City Royals announced the signing of infielder Matt Reynolds to a minor league contract. Reynolds has previously appeared in the majors with the Mets and Nationals. Reynolds, 29 in December, was a 2nd round draft choice of the New York Mets back in 2012. He appeared sparingly for the Mets in 2016 and…

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2019-11-16 15:58:15



Exploring NBA's Model-Based Load Management System For Position Players  

Studies around the game are investing significant resources into the study of players’ health, and though we know all change is bad and everyone hates it, baseball could soon turn to the model-based resting patterns that has swept through the NBA in recent seasons, per The Athletic’s Eno Sarris. Technological advancement has already clung to…

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2019-11-16 15:38:27



AL Notes: Trumbo, Angels, Orioles, Harvey  

Mark Trumbo understands the realities of his situation as a soon-to-be 34-year-old free agent slugger, but he’s not ready to call it quits yet, per The Athletic’s Dan Connolly. While he’s not officially retiring, he knows his playing days might be at an end. As for the next step of his career, he would like to…

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2019-11-16 14:41:40



Latest On Kenta Maeda's Status With Dodgers  

Recent years have seen the Dodgers deploy pitcher Kenta Maeda in something of a fluid fashion, with the Japanese import generally moving to late-season bullpen duty after performing for the first few months of each campaign as a starter. While Maeda has generally flourished while working out of the bullpen, Friday’s report from Andy McCullough of…

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2019-11-16 08:03:03



Latest On Pirates' Managerial Search, Front Office  

The acquisition of a new club manager promises to be the first order of business on the schedule of new Pirates GM Ben Cherington, but it appears as if the Pittsburgh exec may be given a bit of a running start from an HR perspective. Cherington is apparently happy with the work done by Pittsburgh…

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2019-11-16 05:54:11



NL Notes: Nats, Cubs, Rox, Cards  

In one of the winter’s most fascinating storylines, the Nationals face the potential loss of two more centerpiece players after bidding adieu to Bryce Harper last winter … and then winning a long-awaited crown. The D.C. organization would like to “get quick resolutions” on both Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network…

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2019-11-16 04:15:52



Jake Odorizzi Discusses Qualifying Offer Decision  

Righty Jake Odorizzi discussed his decision to accept the Twins’ qualifying offer with reporters including MLB.com’s Do-Hyoung Park (Twitter thread) and Phil Miller of the Star Tribune (Twitter link). The chat provided some insight into Odorizzi’s thought process and future intentions. Broadly, Odorizzi made clear he was pleased to return to Minnesota. “On a one-year deal,…

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2019-11-16 01:53:41



MLBTR Poll: Qualified Free Agents  

Thursday was the deadline for the 10 players who received the $17.8MM qualifying offer early this offseason to decide whether to take it. Seven players ended up rejecting, two accepted it (Jake Odorizzi and Jose Abreu) and one (Will Smith, now with the Braves) signed a contract with another team. The players who turned it…

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2019-11-16 01:13:56



Latest On Royals' Offseason Plans  

The Royals are still grinding through a rebuild and are undergoing a transition at the ownership level, so it never seemed likely they’d be big players on the open market. The club’s precise plans have remained a mystery, but we’re now finally beginning to get a sense of the shape of the Kansas City offseason.…

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2019-11-16 00:34:58



MLB Reportedly Planning To Tweak Injured List Rule For Pitchers  

Major League Baseball is working to implement another change to the rules governing injured list placements, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter link). Teams will now operate under separate rules for hitters and pitchers. Hitters will continue to have a ten-day minimum injury-list placement. That’s a continuation of the change made in 2016, which…

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2019-11-15 23:19:58



Brewers Claim Eric Yardley  

The Brewers have claimed righty Eric Yardley off waivers from the Padres, per a club announcement. While the MLB.com transactions page indicates that Yardley was released, he evidently had not yet cleared release waivers. With the move, the Milwaukee club will hand a 40-man spot over to an intriguing sidearmer who could compete for a bullpen…

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2019-11-15 20:31:15



Cubs Have Initiated Extension Talks With Javier Baez  

The Cubs have initiated discussions with star shortstop Javier Baez about a contract extension, per Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times (via Twitter). The course of these early-offseason negotiations could play a role in shaping the remainder of the organization’s winter roster efforts, Wittenmyer adds. It isn’t surprising to learn that Baez is a target…

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2019-11-15 20:04:45



Pirates To Name Ben Cherington General Manager  

Former Red Sox general manager and current Blue Jays senior vice president of baseball operations Ben Cherington has accepted an offer to become the next GM of the Pirates, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (via Twitter). Mackey reported last night that Cherington had been offered the position but had yet to accept or…

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2019-11-15 17:24:36



Cubs, Diamondbacks Have Interest In Shogo Akiyama  

The Cubs have free-agent center fielder Shogo Akiyama “on their radar,” reports Patrick Mooney of The Athletic (subscription required), and Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen acknowledged his own club’s interest in the 31-year-old at this week’s GM Meetings (link via Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Repbulic). Akiyama, a longtime Seibu Lions star, is hoping to make…

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2019-11-15 15:48:43



Rangers, Edinson Volquez Discussing Minor League Deal  

The Rangers are in talks with veteran right-hander Edinson Volquez about a minor league contract, reports T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com (via Twitter). If a deal is reached, Volquez would head to Spring Training in hopes of winning a spot in the team’s bullpen. It wasn’t long ago that an elbow injury prompted Volquez to strongly…

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2019-11-15 13:27:29



Yokohama BayStars Post Yoshitomo Tsutsugo  

The Yokohama DeNA BayStars of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball announced Friday that they have posted slugging left fielder/first baseman Yoshitomo Tsutsugo for Major League teams (link via the Japan Times). He now has 30 days to negotiate with MLB teams willing to pay the BayStars a release fee that is dependent on the size of…

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2019-11-15 12:39:03



East Rumors: Jays, Yanks, Andujar, Mets, Thor  

The Blue Jays had interest in right-hander Jake Odorizzi before he came off the market by accepting the Twins’ qualifying offer Thursday. Now that Odorizzi’s out of the picture for Toronto, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet lists several free-agent starters who remain on the team’s radar. They have some level of interest in Zack Wheeler, Hyun-Jin…

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2019-11-15 07:22:43



Central Notes: Lindor, Tigers, Cards, Pirates  

We may be in for weeks of speculation centering on Indians superstar shortstop Francisco Lindor, who’s a potential trade candidate because he’s running out of team control and unlikely to sign an extension. For instance, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com runs down reasons to trade Lindor now that he’s down to his second-last year of arbitration…

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2019-11-15 05:47:58



Report: Ben Cherington Front-Runner To Become Pirates' GM  

Blue Jays vice president of baseball operations Ben Cherington has established himself as the favorite in the Pirates’ search for a general manager, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Multiple sources have informed Mackey that the Pirates have offered the position to Cherington and are waiting to hear if he’ll accept the job. Whether…

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2019-11-15 04:31:01



Latest On Yankees' Catchers  

Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine have comprised the Yankees’ top two catchers over the past couple seasons. But now that Romine is a free agent, the alignment could change in 2020. However, the Yankees have shown interest in keeping that tandem together. They’ve discussed a new contract with Romine’s agent, Bill Rose of Moye Sports…

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2019-11-15 03:29:50



Tyler Austin Signs With Yokohama DeNA BayStars  

The Yokohama DeNA BayStars of Nippon Professional Baseball have signed first baseman Tyler Austin, according to multiple reports out of Japan.  ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link) that Austin’s deal is a one-year contract with a club option for 2021.  Austin elected to become a free agent earlier this month rather than accepting an outright…

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2019-11-15 02:52:31



Cubs Rumors: Bryant, Castellanos, Schwarber, Almora  

Star third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant filed a grievance against the Cubs in regards to their decision to call him up to the majors for the first time April 17, 2015 – one day after he’d have been able to work toward a full year of service time. Many viewed it (and still do) as a…

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2019-11-15 02:29:55



Farhan Zaidi On Giants' Offseason Needs  

“We're going to be open to anything and see what the market yields,” Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi told John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle about the team’s offseason plans.  It isn’t markedly different from the strategy Zaidi employed during his first year in charge of the Giants’ front office, as Zaidi…

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2019-11-15 01:54:56



Boras On Free Agency, Cole, Strasburg, Castellanos, JDM  

Major League Baseball’s previous couple offseasons didn’t necessarily favor the players. Some free agents sat on the open market far longer than expected, while others signed for less than expected or didn’t receive guaranteed contracts (or any deals) at all. Count the game’s most famous agent, Scott Boras, among those disgusted with the way free…

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2019-11-15 01:07:58



Cody Bellinger, Mike Trout Named League MVPs  

Dodgers first baseman/outfielder Cody Bellinger and Angels outfielder Mike Trout were named the Most Valuable Players of their respective leagues, as announced by the Baseball Writers Association Of America.  Full breakdowns of both votes are available on the BBWAA website (National League, American League). Bellinger received 19 of 30 first-place votes.  Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich…

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2019-11-15 00:06:49



7 Players Reject Qualifying Offers  

The 4pm CT deadline has passed for free agents to accept or reject qualifying offers, and seven of the 10 players issued offers have officially turned them down.  An eighth free agent, Will Smith, rejected the Giants’ qualifying offer and left the free agent market even before the deadline passed, signing a three-year, $40MM deal…

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2019-11-14 22:10:23



Jose Abreu Accepts Qualifying Offer From White Sox  

Jose Abreu will stay with the White Sox rather than test the free agent market, as ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link) that the first baseman has accepted the team’s one-year, $17.8MM qualifying offer. The team has since announced that Abreu is indeed returning after accepting the QO. Abreu stood out as the likeliest player…

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2019-11-14 21:59:57



Braves Sign Will Smith  

The Braves have signed closer Will Smith to a three-year contract, the team announced.  The three guaranteed years will pay Smith $39MM, and Atlanta has a $13MM club option for 2023.  That option contains a $1MM buyout, as per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal (Twitter link), bringing the total value of the deal to $40MM.  Smith…

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2019-11-14 21:45:49



Jake Odorizzi To Accept Qualifying Offer  

Right-hander Jake Odorizzi will accept a qualifying offer from the Twins, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). He’ll now be signed for the 2020 season at a rate of $17.8MM. It’s a bit of a surprise move but likely a welcome development for a Twins club that previously stood to see 80 percent…

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2019-11-14 21:45:07



Angels Notes: Boras, Moreno, Trades, First Base  

The latest on the Angels, who could be one of baseball’s busiest teams this winter… There have long been rumors of animosity between Angels owner Arte Moreno and agent Scott Boras, stemming from the Angels’ fruitless pursuit of Mark Teixeira (a Boras client) in the 2008-09 offseason.  Any hard feelings seem to have either been…

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2019-11-14 21:28:21



NL West Notes: Padres, Cordero, Giants, Fetter, Dodgers  

Padres GM AJ Preller spoke to reporters at the GM Meetings in Arizona yesterday, with a few interesting notes on the club’s current roster concerns. While Preller didn’t unequivocally dispel rumors of Luis Urias’ availability on the trade market, he did offer that he sees “a lot of scenarios” in which the youngster is starting…

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2019-11-14 21:02:44



Jose Abreu Reportedly Weighing Multi-Year Offer From White Sox  

Jose Abreu and the White Sox have been in talks about a long-term deal, and there’s still a chance such a pact could be reached before today’s 4pm CT qualifying offer deadline.  As per 670 The Score’s Bruce Levine (Twitter link), Abreu is deciding between accepting the one-year, $17.8MM qualifying offer or inking a new…

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2019-11-14 20:28:10



Jon Gray Drawing Trade Interest  

Rockies right-hander Jon Gray was an oft-mentioned name at this week’s GM Meetings, tweets Jon Morosi of MLB.com, with the Padres among the clubs interested in acquiring the former No. 3 overall pick. That Gray would emerge as a potential trade candidate isn’t really a surprise; as explored here at MLBTR a month ago, the…

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2019-11-14 19:42:02



Mike Napoli To Join Cubs' Coaching Staff  

The Cubs will add former MLB slugger Mike Napoli to their coaching staff, tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (link). Napoli is expected to serve as the club’s quality assurance coach, per Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic (link). As Sharma notes, Napoli was a teammate of new Cubs manager David Ross while a member of the…

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2019-11-14 19:10:40



Jake Odorizzi 'Strongly Considering' Twins' Qualifying Offer  

Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi is “strongly considering” accepting his qualifying offer from the Twins, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports (link). If he accepts, Odorizzi would be set to earn $17.8MM in 2020. Final qualifying offer decisions are due by 4 pm CST this afternoon. If Odorizzi ultimately decides to return to Minnesota under the auspices…

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2019-11-14 17:11:02



Hyun-Jin Ryu Hoping For Three- Or Four-Year Deal  

After accepting a one-year, $17.9MM qualifying offer last winter, lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu is slated to fully explore the open market for the first time in his career. The NL Cy Young runner-up won’t have the burden of draft-pick compensation attached to his name, as he would’ve had he rejected last year’s offer, and he told…

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2019-11-14 17:04:07



Reds To Give Consideration To Qualifying Offer Recipients  

Following a 2018-2019 offseason that saw the club focus primarily on pitching additions, offensive improvement is expected to be a chief initiative for the Reds this winter. With that goal in mind, the club will not rule out signing free agents attached to a qualifying offer this offseason, as team president of baseball operations Dick…

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2019-11-14 16:38:43



Quiet Early Market For Ken Giles  

Blue Jays reliever Ken Giles seemingly factors as a big potential trade piece. But the market isn’t bouncing with early interest in the righty, per Scott Mitchell of TSN (Twitter link). That’s somewhat surprising to hear, given that teams weighing the open-market options don’t have many premium relief arms to consider. With Aroldis Chapman re-upping…

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2019-11-14 15:11:08



Offseason Outlook: Arizona Diamondbacks  

MLBTR is publishing Offseason Outlooks for all 30 teams.  Click here to read the other entries in this series. The Diamondbacks feature quite a few roster chameleons, giving the team plenty of options this winter as it seeks to pursue immediate competitiveness without muddying the long-term outlook. Guaranteed Contracts Ketel Marte: $21MM through 2022 (including buyouts…

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2019-11-14 14:40:40



Latest On Rangers' Offseason Pursuits  

The Rangers enter the winter attempting to load up on starting pitching, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes. It’s possible the club will seek to acquire three starters in some form or fashion, though GM Jon Daniels says “the number is yet to be determined.” Just how that need will be met is awfully…

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2019-11-14 12:42:47



Mets Notes: CF, Bench Coach, Bullpen  

Here’s the latest on the Mets: Although the Mets are in need of a center fielder, Japanese free agent Shogo Akiyama isn’t near the top of their list, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. This year’s free-agent class is limited in center, where Brett Gardner (who’s not even a full-time CFer) looks like…

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2019-11-14 07:32:43



Mariners Rumors: Haniger, Gonzales  

Although he’s coming off a season filled with adversity, Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger remains an appealing trade target around the league, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports (subscription link). The Mariners would consider trading Haniger, but left-hander Marco Gonzales doesn’t appear to be available, per Rosenthal. This arguably isn’t an ideal time for the Mariners…

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2019-11-14 06:18:06



Minor MLB Transactions: 11/13/19  

The latest minor transactions from around baseball… Utilityman Kristopher Negron has retired, as he announced on Twitter on Tuesday. A seventh-round pick of the Red Sox in 2006, the 33-year-old Negron walked away from the game after appearing in the majors in parts of six seasons from 2012-19 with the Reds, Diamondbacks, Mariners and Dodgers.…

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2019-11-14 04:59:07



Latest On Nicholas Castellanos, Marcell Ozuna  

There is little doubt that Nicholas Castellanos and Marcell Ozuna have the most earning power among free-agent outfielders. In MLBTR’s estimation, they’re the only outfielders who look like strong bets to even land $20MM guarantees this winter. We have Castellanos signing for $58MM over four years and Ozuna receiving a three-year, $45MM contract. Compared to…

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2019-11-14 03:55:05



Dodgers Pursuing High-End Third Baseman  

9:05pm: Along with Donaldson, the Dodgers seem to have interest in Rendon, who’s “on their radar,” Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweets. Rendon, like Donaldson, has to decide whether to accept his team’s qualifying offer. But the longtime Nationals star is sure to reject it, as he appears to be in line to sign a…

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2019-11-14 03:05:05



Phillies Notes: Moustakas, Cole, Girardi  

The latest on Philadelphia… Free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas “is very much on the Phillies' radar,” Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia writes. The 31-year-old Moustakas would provide an affordable, short-term Band-Aid at third for the Phillies as they continue to wait for prospect Alec Bohm to take the reins at the position. And Moustakas…

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2019-11-14 02:31:17



Twins Interested In Retaining Sergio Romo  

The Twins are interested in a reunion with right-hander Sergio Romo, tweets Dan Hayes of The Athletic. The veteran righty pitched well in Minnesota upon being acquired prior to the July trade deadline but became a free agent at season’s end. Romo, 37 in March, was acquired alongside minor league righty Chris Vallimont in a…

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2019-11-14 02:02:30



Marlins Interested In Jose Abreu  

The Marlins aren’t known for free-agent splashes, though they could add least make a notable short-term move(s) this winter, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.. The Marlins are interested in first baseman Jose Abreu, according to Heyman, who adds they could also try to improve their outfield via the open market. It has long appeared…

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2019-11-14 01:35:43



Blue Jays Have Met With Yasmani Grandal  

The Blue Jays have met with the representatives for free-agent catcher Yasmani Grandal, reports ESPN’s Marly Rivera (via Twitter). It’s perhaps a curious fit upon first glance, given the Jays’ stated focus on adding rotation help, but interest in Grandal reflects both the Jays’ bulk of payroll flexibility and the uniqueness he brings to the…

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2019-11-14 01:21:41



Braves Rumors: Moose, SPs, Keuchel, Catcher  

The Braves are in danger of losing one of baseball’s premier third basemen, free agent Josh Donaldson. With no obvious replacement on hand (general manager Alex Anthopoulos seems reluctant to hand the job to Austin Riley), the club figures to explore the free-agent and trade markets for hot corner help if it does see Donaldson…

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2019-11-14 01:09:23



White Sox Notes: Rotation, Free Agency, Trade Market  

The White Sox went hard after Manny Machado last year and came up empty. But they’re back after the market with an even stronger mandate to improve this time around. Club president Kenny Williams said as much in brief comments to reporters, including Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times (Twitter link). What started as a cliche…

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2019-11-14 00:54:01



Jacob deGrom, Justin Verlander Named Cy Young Winners  

6:28pm: The BBWAA announced a slight correction in the NL voting (Twitter link), revealing that Ryu finished in second place alone — not in a tie with Scherzer, who is alone in third place. Flaherty is now alone in fourth place as well, with Strasburg landing fifth. 5:56pm: Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom and Astros righty…

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2019-11-14 00:28:27



Cubs Hire Dan Kantrovitz As Vice President Of Scouting  

The Cubs announced Wednesday that they’ve hired Dan Kantrovitz away from the Athletics to serve as their new vice president of scouting. Kantrovitz had been an assistant general manager with Oakland for the past five years, working under executive vice president of operations Billy Beane and general manager David Forst. Kantrovitz broke into baseball operations with…

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2019-11-13 22:29:10



Rangers Reportedly Making “Aggressive” Push For Josh Donaldson  

The Rangers are making “an aggressive push” to strike an early deal with free-agent third baseman Josh Donaldson, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports (on Twitter). Donaldson still hasn’t even had to give the Braves a formal decision on his $17.8MM qualifying offer — though he’ll surely reject it by tomorrow’s deadline. A deal of…

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2019-11-13 21:50:16



Twins To Extend Derek Falvey, Thad Levine  

3:48pm: In addition to the extension, Falvey’s title has been updated to president of baseball operations, Hayes tweets. Falvey was already the top decision-maker in the organization, but the nomenclature of his previous title, “chief baseball officer,” was rather atypical. This more closely aligns with industry norms and marks a clearer definition of his status…

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2019-11-13 21:48:32



Latest On Pirates' Front Office Hiring Search  

While the rest of the sport has turned much of its attention to roster decisions and other offseason business, the Pirates are still working to nail down their baseball operations leadership. It seems the process of replacing dismissed GM Neal Huntington is now reaching a culmination. That said, there is a new name in play…

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2019-11-13 19:01:45



Latest On Market Interest In Madison Bumgarner  

Though Madison Bumgarner did not hit the open market with as much fanfare as once seemed likely, he’s still a prominent part of the landscape for starting pitching. And it appears that strong early interest is coming together for the veteran lefty. The Phillies have “checked in” on Bumgarner, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription…

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2019-11-13 18:45:32



Blue Jays Have “Legitimate Interest” In Jake Odorizzi  

The Blue Jays have “legitimate interest” in free agent hurler Jake Odorizzi, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca. The Toronto organization has already held a sit-down with his agents regarding that interest (among other matters, no doubt). Such a connection hardly puts the Blue Jays in the driver’s seat on Odorizzi, but it’s a notable market…

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2019-11-13 17:34:50



Yadier Molina Intends To Play Past 2020 Season  

Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina is still going strong as he nears the end of his most recent contract extension. His representative informed the organization yesterday that Molina intends to play beyond the 2020 campaign, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. It’s not yet known just how long Molina intends to keep plying his…

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2019-11-13 15:32:42



Latest On Mets' Coaching Staff  

The Mets are making progress in their efforts to put together a staff under new skipper Carlos Beltran. In particular, the club has agreements in place with Chili Davis and Tom Slater to remain with the organization, per Andy Martino of SNY.tv (via Twitter). Both Davis and Slater receive multi-year deals, per the report. They’ll…

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2019-11-13 15:19:36



Astros Intend To Add Veteran Starters  

Even as the Astros fend off yet another controversy, they’re working to tweak an exceptionally talented roster. And GM Jeff Luhnow says that a key focus for the winter is to buttress a rotation that stands to lose key pieces to free agency, as Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes. That’s not exactly surprising;…

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2019-11-13 14:14:07



Padres Will Attempt To Extend Fernando Tatis Jr.  

The Padres will attempt to work out a long-term deal with budding superstar Fernando Tatis Jr., according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The timing of negotiations and the organization’s spending tolerances aren’t known, but it seems the club will make a real push to agree to terms before the start of the…

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2019-11-13 12:45:15



Offseason Outlook: Toronto Blue Jays  

MLBTR is publishing Offseason Outlooks for all 30 teams.  Click here to read the other entries in this series. With many of their best young position players now in the majors, the Blue Jays will focus on augmenting that group with some pitching. Guaranteed Contracts Randal Grichuk, OF: $43MM through 2023 Lourdes Gurriel Jr., OF: $15.9MM…

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2019-11-13 12:01:54



Blue Jays Notes: Giles, Japanese FAs, Gurriel, Hernandez  

While Blue Jays reliever Ken Giles looks like an obvious offseason trade candidate, general manager Ross Atkins indicated Tuesday it’s not a sure thing the team will deal him. "We've been really focused on acquiring players. We really haven't engaged on trading players away much at all,” Atkins said in regards to Giles (per Jon…

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2019-11-13 07:34:49



GM/Coaching Notes: Pirates, Cubs, Mets, Tigers, ChiSox  

Blue Jays vice president of baseball operations Ben Cherington and Brewers assistant general manager Matt Arnold will get second interviews this week for the Pirates’ GM vacancy, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network and reporter Robert Murray. Cherington and Arnold are reportedly two of three finalists to take over in Pittsburgh. Pirates assistant GM Kevan Graves…

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2019-11-13 06:16:18



Cubs Interested In Re-Signing Brandon Morrow  

Injuries have victimized free-agent reliever Brandon Morrow over the past year and a half, which recently forced the Cubs to buy him out for $3MM in lieu of exercising a $12MM option for 2020. However, that doesn’t mean the Cubs are uninterested in keeping Morrow in the fold. On the contrary, the club’s considering trying…

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2019-11-13 05:07:08



Latest On Blue Jays, Matt Shoemaker  

Blue Jays right-hander Matt Shoemaker seems open to signing a multiyear deal with the club, but the two sides haven’t made progress in contract talks, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet. There’s a hesitance on the team’s part to give Shoemaker two guaranteed years or even one with a vesting option including performance-based escalators, Nicholson-Smith…

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2019-11-13 04:31:04



Giants Nearing Managerial Decision  

The Giants are close to naming a new manager, Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group was among those to report. The job will not go to Astros bench coach Joe Espada, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. That’s surprising news, as Espada was reportedly the front-runner in a race that also includes former…

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2019-11-13 02:59:29



Rays Reportedly Front-Runners For Howie Kendrick  

Free-agent infielder Howe Kendrick may be close to parlaying a brilliant 2019 campaign with the World Series-winning Nationals into a contract with a different club. The Rays are the front-runners to sign Kendrick, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Meanwhile, Cincinnati – another team that has been connected to Kendrick early this offseason –…

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2019-11-13 02:55:59



Cole Hamels Drawing Significant Interest  

Free-agent left-hander Cole Hamels has indicated he’s open to signing a one-year deal, but that doesn’t mean the veteran is nearing the end of his career. On the contrary, agent John Boggs told Jon Morosi of MLB.com that the soon-to-be 36-year-old Hamels aims to pitch "at least five more seasons" in the majors. Whether Hamels…

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2019-11-13 02:07:14



Giants' Mike Gerber Elects Free Agency; Ricardo Pinto To Sign With KBO Club  

7:52pm: Pinto’s deal comes with a $550K base salary, a $100K signing bonus and another $250K of incentives. 5:12pm: The Giants announced today that outfielder Mike Gerber rejected an outright assignment and instead elected free agency. Additionally, per the club, right-hander Ricardo Pinto was released to pursue an opportunity with the SK Wyverns of the…

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2019-11-13 01:52:28



Latest On Mets' Bench Coach Position  

The Mets have their new manager in former major league slugger Carlos Beltran, a first-time skipper who brings zero coaching experience to the table. The fact that Beltran’s a neophyte makes it all the more important for the Mets to find an experienced bench coach capable of helping him learn the ropes. They’ve got at…

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2019-11-13 01:30:15



Ben Zobrist Undecided On Future  

Longtime utilityman extraordinaire Ben Zobrist hasn’t decided whether he’ll continue his career in 2020, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic tweets. For now, though, Zobrist is working out in case he elects to sign a free-agent contract with a club. The 38-year-old Zobrist has been among the majors’ most productive players over the past decade, but…

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2019-11-13 01:05:14



Reds Interested In Marcell Ozuna  

It’s been six years since the Reds have made the playoffs or even finished .500 in a season. President Dick Williams has made it no secret the team’s aiming to turn it around ASAP, though, which could set up for an active Reds winter. Improving a weak offense figures to be Cincinnati’s main focus over…

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2019-11-13 00:46:10



Clint Hurdle Reportedly Retires  

Longtime major league manager Clint Hurdle has decided to retire, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Padres interviewed Hurdle for their hitting coach vacancy, but he decided to walk away from the game, per Acee. The 62-year-old Hurdle’s just a few weeks removed from the end of a lengthy tenure as…

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2019-11-13 00:20:40



Rocco Baldelli, Mike Shildt Named Managers Of The Year  

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli and Cardinals manager Mike Shildt have won Manager of the Year honors in their respective leagues, the Baseball Writers Association of America announced Tuesday evening. (As a reminder, award voting is conducted at the conclusion of the regular season but prior to postseason play.) The 38-year-old Baldelli narrowly edged out Yankees…

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2019-11-12 23:58:57



Tony La Russa Joins Angels As Senior Advisor  

The Angels announced Tuesday that Hall of Famer Tony La Russa has joined the organization as a senior advisor to the baseball operations department. “I’ve admired Tony for a very long time,” general manager Billy Eppler said in a press release announcing the move. “As our paths have crossed over the years, Tony and I discussed the…

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2019-11-12 22:59:59



Astros Accused Of Illegal Use Of Technology To Steal Signs  

The Astros have come under scrutiny once again, this time on the heels of an in-depth report by Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic (subscription required), wherein four former employees, including right-hander Mike Fiers, detailed an extensive sign-stealing operation enacted by the team during the 2017 season. The Astros, per the report, would utilize…

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2019-11-12 22:44:50



MLBTR Chat Transcript  

Click here to read a transcript of Tuesday’s chat with MLBTR’s Steve Adams.

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2019-11-12 19:47:26



Marcell Ozuna Expected To Decline Qualifying Offer  

Outfielder Marcell Ozuna intends to decline the $17.8MM qualifying offer and test the open market, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter link). He’s said to have received sufficient interest to believe he’ll top the QO in free agency, even with the drag of draft compensation. Ozuna’s suitors will need to factor in some…

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2019-11-12 18:38:14



Padres Intend To Focus On Trades Over Top Free Agents  

12:16pm: In a follow-up piece today, Acee writes that the Friars expect to land at a payroll of $130MM to $140MM. Given the team’s existing commitments, that doesn’t leave space to tack on a top-shelf free agent. Indeed, per Acee, the Friars simply “don’t see a way to fit another mega contract.” With Boras asking for…

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2019-11-12 18:20:08



Rockies Sign Eric Stamets  

The Rockies have announced a minor-league deal with infielder Eric Stamets. He’ll receive an invitation to MLB Spring Training. Stamets, 28, was pressed into duty early in 2019 by the Indians but struggled mightily in brief MLB action. He went down on strikes in half of his 48 plate appearances and managed just a pair…

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2019-11-12 18:12:56



Orioles Nearing Deal To Allow Aaron Brooks To Sign With KBO Club  

It appears that Orioles righty Aaron Brooks is headed to the KBO, according to reports from Dan Connolly of The Athletic (links to Twitter) and Naver Sports (Korean language link). If all the paperwork is completed, as expected, he’ll agree to a new deal with the KIA Tigers and be set free from the Baltimore 40-man roster.…

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2019-11-12 17:34:26






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