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Dec 15, 2017

Carlos Santana signing a significant step in Phillies' rebuild
They're still a long way from contention, but the Phils improved without overpaying -- leaving them in play for both Harper and Machado next winter.

ESPN MLB
Dec 15, 2017

Angels sign ex-Reds SS Cozart to 3-year deal
The Los Angeles Angels made their third high-profile acquisition this month, signing former Reds shortstop Zack Cozart to a three-year deal that, according to a source, is worth $38 million.

ESPN MLB
Dec 15, 2017

Reports: Phillies add slugger Santana for $60M
The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal with free agent first baseman Carlos Santana, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Dec 15, 2017

Phillies trade starting SS Galvis to Padres
The Philadelphia Phillies have traded shortstop Freddy Galvis to the San Diego Padres, the team announced on Friday.

ESPN MLB
Dec 15, 2017

Rose defamation suit against Dowd dismissed
A federal court judge in Pennsylvania dismissed Pete Rose's defamation lawsuit against John Dowd Friday after the two sides reached an agreement prior to Rose being deposed.

ESPN MLB
Dec 15, 2017

Reports: Reliever Rondon signing with Astros
Former Cubs closer Hector Rondon has signed with the defending World Series champion Astros, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Dec 15, 2017

Astros signing reliever Rondon to two-year deal
Former Cubs closer Hector Rondon has signed with the defending World Series champion Astros.

ESPN MLB
Dec 15, 2017

Working out with Kyle Schwarber: Exclusive look at Cubs slugger's mission to transform his body
Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber gives us a peek into what his daily life has been like since the Cubs lost in the NLCS.

ESPN MLB
Dec 15, 2017

Source: Indians agree to deal with M. Upton
The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran outfielder Melvin Upton Jr., a source confirmed to ESPN's Buster Olney.

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

Judge: Can't wait to play alongside Stanton
Aaron Judge can't wait to get to spring training and start learning from new Yankees teammate Giancarlo Stanton, saying 'we're just adding not only great players but quality guys as well.'

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

Cold stove: The four teams no one talked about at the winter meetings
It was a quiet week in Orlando, but for a quartet of clubs, it was practically dead silent. We tracked the rumor mill -- and found a group that generated almost no buzz whatsoever. What does that say about each?

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

Orioles still mulling potential Machado trade
Manny Machado, a pending free agent, was a frequent trade target at baseball's winter meetings, but the Orioles have not yet decided whether they'll trade him, Executive vice president Dan Duquette said the team is still assessing its options.

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

Rays ask Venters to camp after 3rd TJ surgery
Relief pitcher Jonny Venters, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, has been invited to big league spring training by the Tampa Bay Bays while trying to come back from his third Tommy John surgery.

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

The Red Sox didn't get their man at the winter meetings. Will they -- and when?
Boston and J.D. Martinez appear to be a perfect match. But Sox president Dave Dombrowski and agent Scott Boras are locked in a hot-stove stalemate.

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

The Red Sox didn't get their man at the winter meetings. Will they? And when?
Boston and J.D. Martinez appear to be a perfect match. But Sox president Dave Dombrowski and agent Scott Boras are locked in a hot-stove stalemate.

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

Winner meetings: Growing divide between elite teams and also-rans on display in Orlando
After an era of relative parity in Major League Baseball, the list of clubs with a ticket to Scott Boras' proverbial 'Playoffville' is shrinking.

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

Will winter meetings sparks finally light the hot stove fire?
The Marlins' salary dump continued, and critics took turns bashing them. A group of relievers cashed in. And, well, the rest of this week was more of a fact-finding mission than a splash of activity. Big moves are coming, it's just a matter of when.

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

Reports: Closer Rodney reaches deal with Twins
Fernando Rodney, who had 39 saves in his only season with the Diamondbacks, has signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Twins, according to reports.

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

Piscotty traded to A's, closer to mom with ALS
The Oakland Athletics have acquired outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the St. Louis Cardinals for two minor leaguers, both teams announced on Thursday.

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

Piscotty traded to A's, near mom with ALS
The Oakland Athletics have acquired outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the St. Louis Cardinals for two minor leaguers, both teams announced on Thursday.

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

Yanks lose four minor leaguers in Rule 5 draft
The Yankees had four players taken in the Rule 5 draft Wednesday, while the O's picked three. The Tigers picked D-Backs outfielder Victor Reyes No. 1; LHP/OF Anthony Gose was picked by the Astros, from the Rangers system; and the Royals made two trades.

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

Who can make an offer for Manny Machado the Orioles can't refuse?
Almost everyone could use the O's star, but only a few clubs have enough to land him. From one-year rentals to long-term homes, here are the best fits.

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

Sources: MLB seeks info on Ohtani injury leak
Major League Baseball plans to look into the source of information about Shohei Ohtani's elbow injury and determine whether the story came from a team official, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

Source: Veteran RP Cishek, Cubs agree to deal
Veteran reliever Steve Cishek, who pitched for the Mariners and Rays last season and has 121 career saves, reached a 2-year deal with the Cubs, a source told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Dec 14, 2017

Reports: All-Star Kintzler agrees with Nationals
Brandon Kintzler, an All-Star selection with the Twins before he was traded to the Nationals last season, has agreed to a two-year deal with Washington, according to reports.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Cashman: Yanks mulled promoting Torres in '17
On the day top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres turned 21, New York general manager Brian Cashman revealed the team's big league staff wanted him on last year's Opening Day roster.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Angels get Kinsler for prospects in Tigers trade
Ian Kinsler is headed to Los Angeles, as the veteran second baseman has been dealt by the Tigers to the Angels.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Sources: Angels add Kinsler in deal with Tigers
Ian Kinsler is headed to Los Angeles, as the veteran second baseman has been dealt by the Tigers to the Angels, according to ESPN's Buster Olney and multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Cardinals must add more than Ozuna to join NL elite
If the Cardinals want to keep up with the mini-dynasties brewing in Chicago and Los Angeles, Marcell Ozuna is a great start. But another signing -- say, Manny Machado or Josh Donaldson -- could return St. Louis to elite status in the NL.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Astros, RHP Joe Smith agree to two-year deal
Right-handed reliever Joe Smith has agreed to a two-year deal with the World Series-champion Astros.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Report: Astros, RHP Joe Smith agree to deal
Right-handed reliever Joe Smith has agreed to a two-year deal with the World Series-champion Astros, pending a physical, according to MLB.com.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Report: Mariners reach deal with RHP Nicasio
Right-handed reliever Juan Nicasio and the Mariners have agreed to a two-year deal, according to a report.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Marlins release Volquez, owe him $13 million
The Miami Marlins released pitcher Edinson Volquez, freeing up a spot on their 40-man roster, but they could still re-sign him to a minor league deal.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Nationals, Harper's camp start to talk extension
Agent Scott Boras said he has had preliminary talks with the Nationals about an extension for Bryce Harper.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Boras talked Harper contract with Nationals
Agent Scott Boras said he has had preliminary talks with the Nationals about an extension for Bryce Harper.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

The one line you need to hear from each manager at winter meetings
We listened to 15 hours of manager meetings so you don't have to. Here are the best takeaways from their talks in Orlando.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Marlins trade outfielder Ozuna to Cards
The Miami Marlins have continued their offseason purge, trading All-Star left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals. Ozuna is due to enter arbitration after a career-best season.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Source: Marlins trade OF Ozuna to Cardinals
The Miami Marlins have continued their offseason purge, trading Marcell Ozuna, who is due to enter arbitration after a career-best season, to the Cardinals, a source told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Boras says Marlins are now a 'pawn shop'
With two of his Miami Marlin clients possibly on the trading block, agent Scott Boras says of the team, 'we've seen one of our major-league jewelry stores become a pawn shop.''

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Source: Mets add righty Swarzak to bullpen
The Mets added a piece to the bullpen, agreeing to a two-year deal with right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Bob Costas wins Frick Award for broadcasting
Bob Costas has won the Ford C. Frick Award, presented by the baseball Hall of Fame for broadcasting excellence.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Reports: Rockies add to bullpen, retain McGee
After signing reliever Bryan Shaw on Tuesday, the Rockies kept another piece in their bullpen by agreeing to a deal with lefty Jake McGee, according to reports.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Twins sign ex-Yankee Pineda to two-year deal
The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday that they have signed former Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract.

ESPN MLB
Dec 13, 2017

Cubs have been busy at winter meetings, but what else should they do?
Signing three pitchers gave the Cubs needed pitching depth, but that doesn't mean Joe Maddon and the front office have answers to every question yet.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

Angels GM confirms Ohtani had PRP injection
Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his pitching elbow in October but general manager Billy Eppler said the team is pleased with Ohtani's physical condition.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

Reports: Angels' Ohtani had elbow injection
Despite multiple reports that newly signed Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his pitching elbow in October, general manager Billy Eppler told Yahoo Sports that the team is pleased with Ohtani's physical condition.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

Cubs agree to 2-year deal with lefty Smyly
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent left-hander Drew Smyly, the team announced Tuesday night.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

Canseco loses TV job after harassment tweets
Jose Canseco will not return to NBC Sports California as a pre- and postgame analyst on Oakland Athletics broadcasts after he issued a series of tweets regarding sexual harassment on Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

Phillies near deal with RHP Hunter, sources say
Right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter is close to a deal with the Phillies, according to sources.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

Sources: Shaw to Rockies for 3 years, $27M
Sources told ESPN's Buster Olney that relief pitcher Bryan Shaw's three-year deal with the Rockies is worth around $9 million per season. Shaw led the majors with 79 appearances last season with the Indians.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

Source: J.D. Martinez to meet with Red Sox
Free-agent slugger J.D. Martinez is headed to the winter meetings, where he is expected to meet with the Boston Red Sox and other potential teams. The Red Sox need power, and Martinez may be their top choice.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

Chatwood's deal with Cubs under scrutiny
Tyler Chatwood's new contract with the Cubs might have to be reworked due to an escalator that could take effect based on a single Cy Young Award vote.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

Showalter wants to manage O's beyond '18
Buck Showalter's contract is up after 2018, but the veteran said Tuesday that he hopes to be the Orioles' manager in 2019 and beyond.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

Mets GM inclined to keep, not trade, Harvey
Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that new manager Mickey Callaway and pitching coach Dave Eiland told him that they want Matt Harvey on the roster in 2018.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

O's may move Machado to SS if he's not traded
The Orioles are listening to offers for All-Star Manny Machado, who becomes a free agent after the coming season. If they don't trade him, they may move him from third base to shortstop, where he started his career.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

Source: Yanks deal Headley, Mitchell to Padres
The Yankees unloaded 3B Chase Headley, who is due $13 million, and reliever Bryan Mitchell to the Padres in exchange for OF Jabari Blash, a source confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

Sources: Yanks deal Headley, Mitchell to Padres
The Yankees traded 3B Chase Headley, who is due $13 million, and reliever Bryan Mitchell to the Padres in exchange for OF Jabari Blash, sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

Yankees trade Headley, Mitchell to Padres
The Yankees traded 3B Chase Headley, who is due $13 million in 2018, and reliever Bryan Mitchell to the Padres in exchange for outfielder Jabari Blash.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

GM Cashman agrees to new deal with Yankees
Brian Cashman will continue to be the GM of the Yankees, confirming that he's agreed to a new deal. Said owner Hal Steinbrenner: 'I want him to stay.'

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

Ocker to receive Hall of Fame's Spink Award
Sheldon Ocker, who covered the Cleveland Indians from 1981-2013 for the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio, has won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

How Yankees pulled off empire-building Giancarlo Stanton trade
By refusing to back down three years ago and again last week, the Marlins slugger set the stage for the Bronx Bombers to make a stunning deal.

ESPN MLB
Dec 12, 2017

MLB ump Scott retires at 58, cites concussions
Dale Scott, who saw maybe 1 million pitches from the field as a veteran MLB umpire, has decided to retire at 58.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Boras taking Arrieta pitch straight to owners
Scott Boras says he has sent a 75-page binder exclusively to MLB owners on behalf of Jake Arrieta, who hit the market alongside Yu Darvish as the most coveted free agent starter this winter.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Red Sox still searching for middle-of-lineup bat
Giancarlo Stanton wasn't a match for the Red Sox, but they weren't thrilled to have him go to the Yankees, especially as they're searching for that big bat in the middle of the lineup. D.J. Martinez and Eric Hosmer are still out there.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Reports: Phillies, Neshek agree to 2-year deal
Veteran reliever Pat Neshek has agreed to a two-year contract with the Phillies worth between $16 million to $17 million, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Morris, Trammell reunited as Hall of Famers
Fittingly, Jack Morris reached the Hall of Fame in extra innings. Morris was elected to the Hall by its Modern Era committee along with former Detroit Tigers teammate Alan Trammell, completing a joint journey from Motown to Cooperstown.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Reports: Texas adds Martin; 1.12 ERA in Japan
Right-handed reliever Chris Martin, who had a 1.12 ERA pitching in Japan the past two seasons, has agreed to a two-year contract with the Rangers, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Plan still for Brewers' Nelson to throw in spring
Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell reiterated that ace Jimmy Nelson will not resume throwing until spring training and won't be ready for opening day as he comes back from a shoulder injury.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Jeter defends Miami's handling of Stanton trade
Marlins owner Derek Jeter scoffed at the notion that the Yankees got a sweetheart deal when they acquired National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton for Starlin Castro and two prospects..

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Happy Yank Stanton: Jeter wanted to subtract
Giancarlo Stanton said he's glad to be with the up-and-coming Yankees after it became clear that Derek Jeter and the Marlins weren't going to add players to make the team better.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Stanton happy to escape Miami, join Yankees
Giancarlo Stanton said the Marlins tried to strong-arm him into a trade to the Giants or Cardinals, but he refused to be forced to do something that wasn't right for him. The Yankees are what he has dreamed of, Stanton said.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Stanton stared down Marlins and landed in NY
Giancarlo Stanton said the Marlins tried to strong-arm him into a trade to the Giants or Cardinals, but he refused to be forced to do something that wasn't right for him. The Yankees are what he's dreamed of, he said.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Angels add Ian Kinsler in late deal with Tigers
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Angels interested in trading for Ian Kinsler
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Another potential Machado suitor emerges
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Could Zack Greinke be dealt to Texas?
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Could Zack Greinke get dealt to Texas?
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Did you really think the Yankees were done?
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Is Manny Machado on his way out of Baltimore?
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Keep up with the latest updates from Orlando
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: M's land Juan Nicasio as clubs rush for relief help
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Market for Carlos Gonzalez growing rapidly
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Orioles in 'listening' mode on Machado offers
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Pirates entertaining offers on Gerrit Cole
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Reds considering offers for Billy Hamilton
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Will more big moves follow Cardinals' splash?
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Would Nats pay big bucks to land Arrieta?
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Stallard, who gave up Maris' 61st homer, dies
Tracy Stallard, the pitcher who gave up Roger Maris' record 61st home run in 1961, died Wednesday at age 80.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Why did Shohei Ohtani choose Angels? Because of the power of MLB -- and Mike Trout
Japan's biggest star left tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars on the table to come to America two years early. That's the gravity of playing on the world's biggest stage, and with the world's greatest player.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Why did Shohei Ohtani choose the Angels? Because of the power of Major League Baseball -- and Mike Trout
Japan's biggest star left tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars on the table to come to America two years early. That's the gravity of playing on the world's biggest stage, and with the world's greatest player.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Yanks' scouting report on Jeter sells for $100K
A final New York Yankees scouting report on Derek Jeter sold for $102,000 on Sunday night.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Cubs' small investments add up to value on the mound
By adding Brandon Morrow soon after signing Tyler Chatwood, the Cubs are shoring up their pitching staff's depth before making any splashier moves.

ESPN MLB
Dec 11, 2017

Report: Mets willing to deal former ace Harvey
The Mets have talked to at least two teams about trading right-hander Matt Harvey who was 5-7 with a 6.70 ERA in 18 starts last season after returning from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome that cut his 2016 season short.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2017

Red Sox P Wright arrested for domestic assault
Following his arrest for domestic assault, Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright released a statement deeply regretting some things said but denying that he raised his hand at anyone involved.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2017

Electing two Tigers to Cooperstown cause for celebration -- and reevaluation
Electing Alan Trammell and Jack Morris to Cooperstown gives stars of the forgotten '80s some due, but adds questions about which pitchers should be in.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2017

Morris, Trammell make Baseball Hall of Fame
Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Modern Baseball Era Committee after previously falling short of induction to Cooperstown.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2017

Source: Cards agree with reliever Gregerson
The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with reliever Luke Gregerson, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2017

Sources: Cubs, Morrow agree to 2-year deal
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with free-agent reliever Brandon Morrow, sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2017

Sources: Cubs, reliever Morrow agree to terms
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms on a 2-year deal with free-agent reliever Brandon Morrow, sources confirmed to ESPN.

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