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ESPN MLB
Jan 17, 2021

The MLB teams with the most serious work still to do this offseason
The Mets did their work by adding Francisco Lindor. Now, the spotlight moves to those who have big holes to fill. Enter the Twins, Phillies, Blue Jays and Red Sox.

ESPN MLB
Jan 17, 2021

Ex-A's pitcher bids $115M on share of Coliseum
Former A's pitcher Dave Stewart submitted a bid to buy a share of the Coliseum with plans to develop the site should the A's leave the ballpark.

ESPN MLB
Jan 16, 2021

ValleyCats, dropped as affiliate, sue MLB, Astros
The Tri-City ValleyCats, who operated as a short-season affiliate of the Houston Astros for 18 seasons before being dropped, have filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the Astros.

ESPN MLB
Jan 16, 2021

Source: Perez back with Red Sox on 1-year deal
Veteran starter Martin Perez has agreed to a one-year, $5 million guaranteed contract to return to the Boston Red Sox, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Cardinals, Flaherty still without deal, swap figures
- The St. Louis Cardinals and ace Jack Flaherty have not agreed to terms on a 2021 contract and they swapped figures for salary arbitration Friday.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Orioles reach 1-year deal with recovering Mancini
The Orioles agreed to a one-year deal with recovering slugger Trey Mancini on Friday but haven't come to terms yet with outfielder Anthony Santander.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Re-signing LeMahieu was top item on Yanks' to-do list -- whom should they add next?
LeMahieu's return answers New York's biggest offseason question, but the Bombers still have some holes to fill.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Yankees roll dice on Corey Kluber: Will he return to Cy Young form?
If the longtime ace bounces back from two injury-plagued seasons, New York might have just reeled in one of the biggest fish of this offseason.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Sources: Kluber, Yankees finalizing $11M deal
The New York Yankees are finalizing a one-year, $11 million deal with two-time AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, pending a physical, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Dodgers reach deals with Bellinger, Seager, Urias
Dodgers star Cody Bellinger agreed to a one-year, $16.1 million contract Friday with the World Series champions to avoid salary arbitration, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

All raise: Yankees' Judge gets $10.175M deal
Slugging outfielder Aaron Judge and the Yankees avoided arbitration when they agreed to a one-year contract worth $10,175,000. The team signed all eight players who were eligible for arbitration.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Lindor, Mets reach $22.3M deal, avoid arbitration
The Mets reached one-year deals with shortstop Francisco Lindor, first baseman-outfielder Dominic Smith, outfielders Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo and pitchers Edwin Díaz, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman to avoid salary arbitration.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Red Sox, 3B Devers agree on $4.575M deal
The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $4,575,000, one-year deal with third baseman Rafael Devers that avoided salary arbitration, a person with knowledge told the Associated Press.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Cubs avoid arbitration with 3B Bryant, SS Baez
The Cubs avoided arbitration with Kris Bryant and Javy Baez. Bryant will make $19.5 million this season while Baez will make $11.65 million.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Reports: Yankees' Judge gets raise to $10.175M
Slugging outfielder Aaron Judge and the Yankees avoided arbitration when they agreed Friday to a one-year contract worth $10,175,000, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Reports: Dodgers, Bellinger reach $16.1M deal
Dodgers star Cody Bellinger agreed to a one-year, $16.1 million contract Friday with the World Series champions to avoid salary arbitration, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Bringing back DJ LeMahieu was top item on Yankees' to-do list -- whom should they add next?
LeMahieu's return answers New York's biggest offseason question, but the Bombers still have some holes to fill this winter.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Bringing back DJ LeMahieu was top item on Yankees' to-do list -- who should they add next?
LeMahieu's return answers New York's biggest offseason question, but the Bombers still have some holes to fill this winter.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Marlins sign 18-year-old Cuban infielder Cappe
An 18-year-old infielder from Cuba is among 11 players from four countries to sign with the Miami Marlins during Major League Baseball's international signing period.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Sources: Yanks, LeMahieu finalizing $90M deal
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees are finalizing a six-year, $90 million contract, sources familiar with the agreement told ESPN. LeMahieu returns to the Yankees after leading the majors in batting in 2020.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Updated rankings for every MLB free agent for 2020 offseason
How did the non-tender deadline change our list? Here's our look at everyone on the open market, from big-name stars to bargain options.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

The next Vlad Jr. or Juan Soto? Names to know on MLB international signing day
Usually July 2 is the day teams can sign top international prospects, but the pandemic moved it back to January. Here are the stars of tomorrow who could ink a deal today.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2021

Predictions and updates for every top remaining MLB free agent
Tired of waiting for free agency to heat up? We are too. So we asked our experts to weigh in on where the best available players will eventually sign.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2021

Giants sign lefty Wood to 1-year, $3M contract
The San Francisco Giants signed former All-Star pitcher Alex Wood to a $3 million, one-year contract on Thursday.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2021

RHP Givens, Rockies agree to 1-year contract
Mychal Givens and the Rockies agreed Thursday to a $4.05 million, one-year contract.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2021

Sources: Bradley, Phillies reach 1-year, $6M deal
Archie Bradley, who was a combined 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA and 18 strikeouts for Arizona and Cincinnati in 2020, has reached a one-year, $6 million deal with Philadelphia, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2021

Knebel, Dodgers reach 1-year, $5.25M contract
New Dodgers reliever Corey Knebel agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million contract on Thursday to avoid salary arbitration.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2021

A's acquire reliever Turley from Pirates for cash
Left-hander Nik Turley was traded to the Athletics on Thursday from the Pirates for $60,000, giving Oakland a reliable reliever for late in games after losing closer Liam Hendriks in free agency.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2021

MLB hires ex-Cubs' prez Epstein as consultant
Former three-time World Series-winning executive Theo Epstein was hired by Major League Baseball on Thursday as a consultant to "on-field matters" as the sport contemplates rule changes to create more action and pace to the game.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2021

$100 million? $200 million? $320 million!? What it would really take to make a Fernando Tatis Jr. megadeal work
If the Padres want one of MLB's brightest young stars to sign a long-term extension now, here are three ways it could happen.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2021

Mantle card shatters record, sells for $5.2M
A Mickey Mantle baseball card has shattered a 5-month-old record for highest-selling sports card of all time, going for $5.2 million, PWCC Marketplace announced on Thursday.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2021

2021 Baseball Hall of Fame
Will Barry Bonds or Rogers Clemens get into the hall on their ninth year on the ballot? Will any first-time nominees be inducted? We have you covered on this year's election to Cooperstown.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2021

$100 million? $200 million? $320 million!? What it would really take to make a Fernando Tatis megadeal work
If the Padres want one of MLB's brightest young stars to sign a long-term extension now, here are three ways it could happen.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2021

Sources: Ex-Dodger Baez, Astros agree to deal
Right-handed reliever Pedro Baez has agreed to a two-year contract with the Astros that is expected to fall in the $12-14 million guaranteed range, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2021

Source: Ex-Dodger Baez reaches deal with Astros
Right-handed reliever Pedro Baez has agreed to a two-year contract with the Houston Astros, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan, confirming multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2021

MLB halts political donations after D.C. invasion
Major League Baseball is suspending all political contributions in the wake of last week's invasion of the U.S. Capitol by a mob loyal to President Donald Trump, the league said in a statement to The Associated Press.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2021

Shapiro gets 5-year extension as Blue Jays CEO
Mark Shapiro has been given a five-year contract extension as the Toronto Blue Jays' president and chief executive officer.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2021

One year after the scandal, how do we view the Astros - and what's next for MLB?
Remember the day sign-stealing punishments and Houston firing its manager and GM rocked baseball? On the anniversary, we examine what has changed and how their players will be treated when fans do return.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2021

Tigers, Fulmer avoid arbitration with $3.1M deal
Right-hander Michael Fulmer, who went 0-2 with an 8.78 ERA in 10 starts last season after returning from Tommy John surgery, has reached a one-year, $3.1 million deal with the Tigers.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2021

Carrasco: Mets primed for playoffs, World Series
Pitcher Carlos Carrasco, acquired by the Mets in a trade with Cleveland last week, said during a Tuesday news conference that he got a welcome call from new owner Steven Cohen and expects the Mets to be a postseason contender.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2021

Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: White Sox become AL's team to beat, the DJ LeMahieu-Yankees stare-down and more
From a surprising closer payday to the real status of Fernando Tatis Jr.'s extension talks and where things stand between New York and the top free-agent infielder, here's the latest offseason buzz.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2021

Kluber out to show he's healthy after 2 lost years
Corey Kluber is hoping that a bullpen session in front of scouts from more than half of MLB's teams proves that the two-time Cy Young winner is back after pitching in just eight games over the past two seasons.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2021

Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: White Sox become AL's team to beat, the DJ LeMahieu-Yankees staredown and more
From a surprising closer payday to the real status of Fernando Tatis Jr.'s extension talks and where things stand between New York and the top free-agent infielder, here's the latest offseason buzz.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2021

MLB free agency, offseason trade news and hot stove updates
Who are some of the top free agents? What does the trade market look like? We've got everything you need to know about the hot stove season.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2021

Sources: Hendriks agrees to deal with White Sox
Closer Liam Hendriks has agreed to a multiyear deal with the White Sox that guarantees him $54 million, sources said.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2021

Lindor: Open to talking long-term deal with Mets
New Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor, eligible for free agency after the 2021 season, said during a video call Monday that he's certainly open to discussing a long-term deal with his new team.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2021

Should the Chicago Cubs trade Willson Contreras and Kris Bryant -- and who should deal for them?
A pair of Chicago sluggers could be the next big names on the move this winter. If they go, these are the best fits to land them.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2021

ABL's Blue Sox cut Manny amid disjointed season
The Sydney Blue Sox released Manny Ramirez due to uncertainty over the Australian Baseball League season.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2021

MLB teams are in a spending freeze -- and it's about to get colder
Free agents are waiting for the market to thaw. They might be waiting a long time.

ESPN MLB
Jan 09, 2021

Nationals adding Kyle Schwarber is a reminder NL East isn't just a two-team race
The Braves and Mets might be the talk of the division, but the addition of another hard-hitting slugger shows why the 2019 World Series champs shouldn't be overlooked.

ESPN MLB
Jan 09, 2021

Slugger Schwarber, Nationals reach 1-year deal
Kyle Schwarber, who hit just .188 with 11 home runs in 59 games for the Cubs during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Nationals. A source told ESPN that it is for $10 million.

ESPN MLB
Jan 09, 2021

Source: Schwarber, Nats reach 1-year, $10M deal
Kyle Schwarber, who hit just .188 with 11 home runs in 59 games for the Cubs during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, has signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Nationals, a source told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2021

Sports world and beyond pays tribute to Dodgers Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda
Athletes, teams, celebrities and others took to social media to memorialize an MLB icon.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2021

Los Angeles Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda: Images and quotes
Longtime Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was known for his quotes as much as his managing. Take a look back at some of the most memorable images and words from his life and career.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2021

Los Angeles Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda images and quotes
Longtime Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was known for his quotes as much as his managing. Take a look back at some of the most memorable images and words from his life and career.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2021

Former Dodgers HOF manager Lasorda dies at 93
Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda has died at the age of 93 after suffering a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at his home Thursday night.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2021

Tommy Lasorda loved the Dodgers and loved being Tommy Lasorda
The Hall of Famer said it himself: He bled Dodger blue up until the very end.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2021

10 ways the Lindor trade changes MLB
The winter's biggest blockbuster not only bolsters New York's lineup, it sets dominoes in motion across baseball.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2021

Buster Olney's top 10s for 2021: Ranking MLB's best teams
The Mets made a huge splash and plenty of free agents remain, but for now, a pair of NL West rivals are clearly the two top teams in the sport.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2021

Francisco Lindor trade starts a new era for Mets -- but there's still room for one more big move
Steve Cohen promised his Mets were going to act like a big-market team. Now that they have made their first splash, there's no reason to stop now.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2021

Ex-Angels staffer: Cole, others doctored balls
Brian Harkins, who was fired as the Angels' clubhouse attendant last March for supplying ball-doctoring substances to pitchers, used a text message from star pitcher Gerrit Cole among his evidence to prove he was unfairly made a scapegoat.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2021

10 ways the Francisco Lindor trade changes MLB
The winter's biggest blockbuster not only bolsters New York's lineup, it sets dominoes in motion across baseball.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2021

Yankees acquire OF Allen in trade with Padres
The Yankees acquired switch-hitting outfielder Greg Allen, who has a career .239 batting average in four MLB seasons, from San Diego in exchange for left-hander James Reeves.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2021

Sugano, a top RHP from Japan, won't join MLB
Pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano did not come to an agreement on a contract with a major league team before his posting window expired. He will return to Nippon Professional Baseball for 2021.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2021

Fantasy baseball: What to expect from Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco in New York
Following the blockbuster trade of Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco to the Mets, Tristan H. Cockcroft and Eric Karabell explain how the change of scenery impacts their fantasy values in 2021.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2021

Bianca Smith says she aspires to be MLB skipper
Bianca Smith, hired by the Red Sox as the first Black woman to be a minor league coach, says she aspires one day to become a major league manager.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2021

Mets land Francisco Lindor: Grading the trade, what's next for both teams and more
New York made its first big strike of the Steve Cohen era, acquiring Cleveland's superstar shortstop in a blockbuster swap. Here's who won the deal -- and what each team should do from here.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2021

Mets acquire Lindor, Carrasco in blockbuster deal
The New York Mets have acquired star shortstop Francisco Lindor and right-hander Carlos Carrasco from the Cleveland Indians in a blockbuster trade.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2021

The biggest star every MLB team has ever traded
From historic heists to modern blockbusters, we examine the reasons for the most memorable deals in baseball history.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2021

Sources: Mets finalizing deal for Lindor, Carrasco
The New York Mets are finalizing a deal to acquire shortstop Francisco Lindor and right-hander Carlos Carrasco from the Cleveland Indians, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2021

Buster Olney's top 10s for 2021: Ranking MLB's best outfielders
From an October show-stopper to the best player on the planet to the new Ted Williams, baseball's outfields are stacked.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2021

1B Smoak agrees with Tokyo's Yomiuri Giants
The Yomiuri Giants have agreed to a deal with first baseman Justin Smoak.

ESPN MLB
Jan 06, 2021

Ex-LHP Tommy John hospitalized with COVID-19
Tommy John has had COVID-19 for at least three weeks, but the former pitching great disputed reports that he is a coronavirus denier in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday.

ESPN MLB
Jan 06, 2021

Ranking MLB's top 10 at each infield spot for 2021
We circle the bases, from a pair of free agents who top their respective positions to what could be a legendary market for shortstops next winter.

ESPN MLB
Jan 06, 2021

Baseball's best arms: Ranking MLB's top 10 starters and relievers for 2021
A stoic ace is baseball's No. 1 starter, and a super sophomore rises among relievers.

ESPN MLB
Jan 06, 2021

Buster Olney's top 10s for 2021: Ranking MLB's best infielders
We circle the bases, from a pair of free agents who top their respective positions to what could be a legendary market for shortstops next winter.

ESPN MLB
Jan 06, 2021

Matthews: Decision in Blake case 'can't deter us'
Wisconsin prosecutors declined to file charges against a police officer who shot Jacob Blake last summer. Among those reacting to the decision was former Bucks guard Wesley Matthews, who said, "It can't deter those citizens who are trying to do right."

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2021

New Padres slugger Kim expects a World Series
South Korean slugger Ha-seong Kim left no doubt how he feels about his new team, the San Diego Padres, during an introductory video conference on Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2021

Double-A, Class A spring training could face delay
Spring training could be delayed for Double-A and Class A players if major leaguers are not vaccinated for the coronavirus by the time big league practice is scheduled to start in mid-February.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2021

Dodgers re-sign RHP Treinen to 2-year deal
The Dodgers announced they've re-signed hard-throwing reliever Blake Treinen to a two-year contract. The deal is valued at $17.5 million and includes a 2023 club option worth $8 million, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2021

Lasorda discharged after 7-week hospital stay
Tommy Lasorda, who was admitted to a hospital in California's Orange County and placed in intensive care around the middle of November, was discharged Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers said.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2021

Tigers land outfielder Grossman on 2-year deal
The Tigers have signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a two-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2021

Baseball's best arms: Ranking MLB's top 10 starters & relievers for 2021
A stoic ace is baseball's No. 1 starter, while a super sophomore rises among relievers.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2021

Aaron gets COVID vaccine, promotes its safety
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron received a COVID-19 vaccine to show its safe for the Black community.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2021

No charges for officers in Jacob Blake shooting
Wisconsin prosecutors have declined to file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the back last summer. The shooting prompted the NBA, MLB and WNBA to postpone games as the result of player protests.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2021

Source: Tigers land OF Grossman on 2-year deal
The Tigers have signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a two-year, $10 million deal, a source told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2021

No charges for officer in Jacob Blake shooting
Wisconsin prosecutors have declined to file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, in the back last summer. The shooting prompted the NBA, MLB and WNBA to postpone games as the result of player protests.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2021

Red Sox hire 1st Black woman to be pro coach
Bianca Smith, 29, was hired to be a minor league coach for the Red Sox, making her the first Black woman to coach in professional baseball.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2021

Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: The slowest MLB offseason ever, who could sign next and more
Just how little free-agent action has there been this winter? We dive into the numbers, break down the names who could change that and identify a key date to watch.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2021

Buster Olney's top 10s for 2021: Ranking MLB's best starting pitchers & relievers
A stoic ace is baseball's No. 1 starter, while a super sophomore rises among relievers.

ESPN MLB
Jan 04, 2021

Sandra Scully, wife of Dodgers legend, dies at 76
Sandra Scully, the wife of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, died on Sunday due to complications from a long bout with ALS.

ESPN MLB
Jan 04, 2021

Kluber to throw BP for interested teams next week
Free agent Corey Kluber, the two-time Cy Young Award winner who has been derailed by injuries over the past two years, is on schedule for a normal spring training and will throw for interested suitors next week, his agent told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 04, 2021

Sciambi to call play-by-play on Cubs broadcasts
Jon "Boog" Sciambi is the new TV play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Cubs on Marquee Sports Network, replacing Len Kasper.

ESPN MLB
Jan 04, 2021

Hughes retires more than 2 years after last pitch
Phil Hughes has retired from baseball, more than two years after throwing his last pitch.

ESPN MLB
Jan 04, 2021

The biggest storylines that will define baseball in 2021
From when the season will actually start to which teams star players will be on when it does, this is what we're watching closest in the new year.

ESPN MLB
Jan 03, 2021

A blockbuster for an elite shortstop? Why Rockies might need to trade Trevor Story now
Like Francisco Lindor in Cleveland, Colorado's Story is a special player headed toward free agency after this season. Either lock him down or cash in.

ESPN MLB
Jan 01, 2021

Padres reach 4-year deal with KBO star Kim
The Padres have agreed to a contract with Korean infielder Ha-seong Kim, according to ESPN and multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Dec 31, 2020

Emotional Darvish caught off guard by Cubs trade
An emotional Yu Darvish said he "wasn't thinking about being traded" and that he thought the Cubs "would be able to compete," but he's excited to land with a young, exciting Padres team that should contend in 2021.

ESPN MLB
Dec 31, 2020

Why the Yu Darvish trade is frightening for all of baseball
Here's how one offseason deal exposes so many of the issues MLB is facing as inaction reigns across the sport.

ESPN MLB
Dec 30, 2020

Hoyer made Darvish deal to kick-start Cubs reset
The Chicago Cubs made the Yu Darvish trade in an effort to reset and avoid falling into the cellar, team president Jed Hoyer said. "There are teams that never had that opportunity or chose not to take it," he said.

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