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Dec 10, 2018

Hip recovery could limit Giants' Posey early on
Offseason surgery on his right hip could limit Giants catcher Buster Posey early in the season, but Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said Monday that Posey will return to 100 percent with time.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Cubs GM: Filling veteran leadership void a priority
The Cubs are searching for their next David Ross, according to general manager Jed Hoyer, who says the team's lack of 2018 leadership was a miscalculation.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Dodgers say Seager 'doing well,' back in training
Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, who missed all but 26 games last season after having Tommy John surgery, has gone from rehabbing to training for next season, according to Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Coward eyes Ohtani feat despite 'huge workload'
Kaleb Cowart, claimed by Seattle off waivers from the Angels, says he is excited about attempting to become the big league's second two-way player despite the inherent challenges.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Cowart eyes Ohtani feat despite 'huge workload'
Kaleb Cowart, claimed by Seattle off waivers from the Angels, said he is excited about attempting to become the big league's second two-way player despite the inherent challenges.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Rangers claim infielder Asuaje off waivers
The Rangers claimed infielder Carlos Asuaje off waivers Monday after he was designated for assignment by the Padres on Friday.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Baines surprised, honored to join Hall of Fame
Harold Baines' selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday surprised many, and Baines said Monday that he played to try to win a championship, so he never gave a lot of thought to making the Hall.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Cashman cold on pursuing Harper, eyes Machado
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman downplayed Monday any chatter involving his team and Bryce Harper, the hard-swinging right fielder who has been the headliner of this year's free-agency period.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Reports: Tigers reach one-year deal with P Ross
The Detroit Tigers have come to agreement with free agent right-handed starting pitcher Tyson Ross on a one-year deal worth $5.75 million, as first reported by The Athletic.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Tigers seal one-year deal with right-hander Ross
The Detroit Tigers have come to agreement with right-handed starting pitcher Tyson Ross on a one-year deal worth $5.75 million.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Phils' Kapler to hold players publicly accountable
After being criticized for focusing on the positives even as the Phillies faded down the stretch last season, manager Gabe Kapler said Monday he'll hold his players more publicly accountable in 2019.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

One key lesson from Baines' Hall of Fame win for Harper, Machado
The surprise elevation of the former White Sox DH to Cooperstown showed that some teams pay back their stars with loyalty as well as cash.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Mariners add Cowart, will try him as 2-way player
The Seattle Mariners claimed Kaleb Cowart off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Monday and said he will come to spring training as a two-way player.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Braves INF Ruiz claimed off waivers by Orioles
Atlanta Braves infielder Rio Ruiz has been claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Cash says Rays will stick with opener in 2019
Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash will stick with using an "opener" next season.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Source: Royals, Hamilton agree to 1-year deal
Outfielder Billy Hamilton, who spent the first six years of his career with the Cincinnati Reds, has agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.25 million with the Kansas City Royals, according to ESPN's Buster Olney and multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Sunday Night Baseball moving up one hour
ESPN is moving Sunday Night Baseball up an hour to 7 p.m. ET.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Bryce Harper Watch: Who will land the superstar free agent?
The winter meetings are underway in Bryce Harper's hometown of Las Vegas, where we'll be tracking all of the latest Bryce buzz all week long.

ESPN MLB
Dec 10, 2018

Winter meetings moves for all 30 teams
With every team likely looking to make moves in Las Vegas, here's a forecast of big trades, salary swaps and high-impact signings for each of them.

ESPN MLB
Dec 09, 2018

Examining surprising Hall calls for Harold Baines, Lee Smith
While Lee Smith is third on the all-time saves list, Harold Baines' Hall nod is a head-scratcher, considering that he never finished higher than ninth in MVP voting.

ESPN MLB
Dec 09, 2018

The Dodgers could be the biggest wild card in Las Vegas
Los Angeles has both the funds and the organizational depth to land high-end arm and also go after a big-name free agent like Bryce Harper. How active will the Dodgers be in Vegas?

ESPN MLB
Dec 09, 2018

Chicago legends Baines, Lee Smith picked for Hall
Chicago won the day in Las Vegas, as Harold Baines and Lee Smith were chosen for enshrinement in Cooperstown. The Hall of Fame's Today's Game Era Committee selected them at baseball's winter meetings.

ESPN MLB
Dec 09, 2018

Mets hire ex-Cubs hitting coach Chili Davis
Chili Davis has been hired as hitting coach of the New York Mets after spending last season in that role with the Chicago Cubs.

ESPN MLB
Dec 09, 2018

Olney: Carrasco's surprising extension changes Indians' plans
The Indians head to the winter meetings ready to shop a starting pitcher, but one veteran found a way to take himself off the block.

ESPN MLB
Dec 08, 2018

Napoli announces retirement after 13-year career
Veteran Mike Napoli announced Saturday that he is retiring from baseball, ending a 13-year career highlighted by three trips to the World Series.

ESPN MLB
Dec 08, 2018

Bill to honor AL's 1st black player passes Senate
With the Senate joining the House in passing legislation, Larry Doby, the AL's first black player, just needs President Donald Trump's signature to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously.

ESPN MLB
Dec 08, 2018

Buster's Buzz: Never say never on Harper going back to the Nationals
Other teams might seem more likely to land Bryce Harper, but he wouldn't be the first Boras client to shop around before re-signing with his original club.

ESPN MLB
Dec 07, 2018

RHP Kelly gets $5.5M, 2-year deal with D-backs
Right-hander Merrill Kelly is joining his hometown Arizona Diamondbacks, agreeing to a $5.5 million, two-year contract after spending the last four years pitching in South Korea.

ESPN MLB
Dec 07, 2018

RHP Kelly gets 2-year, $5.5M deal with D-backs
Right-hander Merrill Kelly is joining his hometown Arizona Diamondbacks, agreeing to a $5.5 million, two-year contract after spending the past four years pitching in South Korea.

ESPN MLB
Dec 07, 2018

Goldschmidt thinking Cards, not '20 free agency
Cardinals acquisition Paul Goldschmidt says he's focused on playing for his new team and that free agency, which is looming in 2020, "won't be on my mind."

ESPN MLB
Dec 07, 2018

Nationals owner doesn't expect Harper to re-sign
Nationals owner Mark Lerner said he has told Bryce Harper that the team has maxed out its offer to the free-agent outfielder. "I really don't expect him to come back," Lerner said.

ESPN MLB
Dec 07, 2018

MLB Winter Meetings Daily: Trade and free-agency buzz from Vegas
The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Las Vegas and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what we're hearing today.

ESPN MLB
Dec 07, 2018

Buster's Buzz: Which teams are waiting to pounce on bargains?
While some clubs will spend big money in Vegas, others are watching for when they can buy key players without busting their budgets.

ESPN MLB
Dec 07, 2018

Ex-MLB players died in ambush, officials say
Former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash in Venezuela caused by highway bandits who then robbed them, officials said Friday.

ESPN MLB
Dec 07, 2018

Ex-MLB players Valbuena, Castillo die in ambush
Former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash in Venezuela caused by highway bandits who then robbed them, officials said Friday.

ESPN MLB
Dec 07, 2018

Ex-MLB players Valbuena, Castillo killed in crash
Former Major League Baseball players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo died Thursday night in a car accident, their Venezuelan team confirmed.

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

After a historic season, will Kyler Murray still give up on football?
Here are the questions that the Oakland A's first-round draft pick, on the brink of winning a Heisman Trophy, will have to answer.

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

Phils get LHP Alvarez from Angels for RHP Garcia
In a swap of arbitration-eligible relievers, the Phillies have acquired left-hander Jose Alvarez from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for right-hander Luis Garcia.

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

How much money could be spent in Vegas on free agents?
In trying to figure out what kind of megadeals could be struck at the winter meetings, we look back at the history of big-money free-agent contracts.

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

What happens in Vegas: A guide to baseball's winter meetings
Who's ready to bet big on Bryce Harper or Manny Machado? Which teams are looking to wheel and deal? We tell you what might go down in the desert.

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

Twins, 2B Schoop agree to 1-year, $7.5M deal
Free-agent second baseman Jonathan Schoop, an All-Star selection in 2017 who was traded from the Orioles to Brewers last season, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Twins.

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

Report: Twins, 2B Schoop agree to 1-year deal
Free-agent second baseman Jonathan Schoop, an All-Star selection in 2017 who was traded from the Orioles to Brewers last season, has agreed to a 1-year deal with the Twins.

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

MLB's next big thing: Ranking the Today's Game Era Hall of Fame ballot
With Joe Carter under consideration after Mark McGwire's deletion, who should go to Cooperstown? Plus, the proposed ban of the shift.

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

MLB's next big thing: Will anyone get into the Hall of Fame this weekend?
With Joe Carter under consideration after Mark McGwire's deletion, who should go to Cooperstown from the Today's Game ballot? We rank the candidates.

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

Surgery to delay season start for Cubs' Morrow
The Chicago Cubs are likely to be without closer Brandon Morrow for the early portion of 2019 after he had elbow surgery.

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

Indians keep Carrasco in fold through '22 season
Carlos Carrasco, who went 17-10 with a 3.38 ERA and 231 strikeouts in 2018, will stay with the Indians through 2022 after the team exercised its option and signed him an extension.

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

Braves hire fired Phils pitching coach Kranitz
Rick Kranitz, fired by the Phillies as pitching coach last month, has been hired by the Braves for the same position.

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

Keeping playoff hero Eovaldi a risk Red Sox could afford to take
In a few short months, Nathan Eovaldi went from under-the-radar trade acquisition to the stuff of October legend. But is he worth the dollars Boston is shelling out to bring him back?

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

Red Sox bring back Eovaldi for 4 years, $68M
Postseason hero Nathan Eovaldi is returning to the Boston Red Sox, signing a four-year, $68 million deal.

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

Reports: Playoff hero Eovaldi agrees with Red Sox
Nathan Eovaldi is returning to the Boston Red Sox after agreeing to re-sign with the team, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Dec 06, 2018

Buster's Buzz: Biggest contender holes after run of major trades
Some front offices have more work to do after deals while others are still plotting their first offseason strike. Here are eight areas that must be addressed by teams with playoff hopes.

ESPN MLB
Dec 05, 2018

Kluber for Schwarber and more trades we want to see in Vegas
A swap of 2016 World Series stars? Madison Bumgarner in Dodger blue? We play Let's Make A Deal, Las Vegas-style with moves we'd make if we were calling the shots at the winter meetings.

ESPN MLB
Dec 05, 2018

Report: Manfred's push to limit shifts has support
Baseball's competition committee last month gave commissioner Rob Manfred strong backing to try to put something in place to limit defensive shifts, the Athletic reported Wednesday.

ESPN MLB
Dec 05, 2018

Rebuilding teams, attendance has MLBPA worried
Baseball players are concerned the Mariners have become yet another rebuilding team and might be joined by others following a season of steep attendance drops among clubs that faded early and never contended for the playoffs.

ESPN MLB
Dec 05, 2018

Utilityman Owings signs $3M, 1-year contract
Chris Owings has agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, five days after the utilityman was cut loose by Arizona.

ESPN MLB
Dec 05, 2018

Law: Pace of D-backs' rebuild picks up with Goldschmidt haul
Arizona added two players who should contribute in 2019, a solid prospect and a key draft pick in a trade that makes sense for both sides.

ESPN MLB
Dec 05, 2018

Fantasy impact of Goldschmidt's move to the Cardinals
One of the most consistent players in fantasy baseball is on the move. What does it mean for his value, and for those heading to Arizona in exchange?

ESPN MLB
Dec 05, 2018

Cardinals land the superstar slugger they needed in Goldschmidt trade
The MVP-caliber hitter could provide St. Louis with the power it wanted to help end a three-year postseason drought.

ESPN MLB
Dec 05, 2018

D-backs trade slugger Goldschmidt to Cardinals
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt, a six-time All-Star who hit 209 home runs during his eight seasons with Arizona, is headed to St. Louis as part of a multiplayer trade.

ESPN MLB
Dec 05, 2018

Cubs might have to get creative without budget for a winter splash
With ownership not writing any blank checks, Theo Epstein enters the winter meetings exploring ways to improve the Cubs beyond just throwing money at their problems.

ESPN MLB
Dec 05, 2018

Stottlemyre hired as Marlins pitching coach
Former Seattle Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. has been hired as pitching coach for the Miami Marlins.

ESPN MLB
Dec 05, 2018

Is third base passing first base as baseball's power position?
For the first time in decades, third basemen hit nearly as well as first basemen. Is that a blip or does it say something about the state of the game?

ESPN MLB
Dec 05, 2018

Does Corbin joining Nats signal end of Harper's time in D.C.?
Washington reeled in a big-name free agent while the star outfielder is still on the market. Here's what the addition of Patrick Corbin means for Bryce Harper's chances of returning.

ESPN MLB
Dec 05, 2018

Buster's Buzz: Where will Yankees turn after losing out on Corbin
Could Nathan Eovaldi be the next free-agent target for the Yankees? What about J.A. Happ? We look at some of the options for New York after missing out on the former D-backs lefty.

ESPN MLB
Dec 05, 2018

Buster's Buzz: Where will Yankees turn after losing out on Corbin?
Could Nathan Eovaldi be the next free-agent target for the Yankees? What about J.A. Happ? We look at some of the options for New York after missing out on the former D-backs lefty.

ESPN MLB
Dec 04, 2018

Veteran C Chirinos, Astros reach 1-year deal
Catcher Robinson Chirinos, who hit .222 with 18 homers and 65 RBIs for the Rangers last season, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros.

ESPN MLB
Dec 04, 2018

Law: Giving Corbin whopper of a deal worth risk for Washington
Patrick Corbin's hefty contract could hurt the Nationals in the long run, but GM Mike Rizzo can't be blamed for wanting to win now.

ESPN MLB
Dec 04, 2018

Law: Giving Patrick Corbin whopper of a deal worth the risk for Washington
Patrick Corbin's hefty six-year deal could hurt the Nationals in the long run. But with their lack of October success, GM Mike Rizzo can't be blamed for wanting to win now.

ESPN MLB
Dec 04, 2018

With Corbin to Nationals, NL East is where offseason action is
Patrick Corbin to Washington, Josh Donaldson to Atlanta, Jean Segura to Philly, Cano and Diaz to New York -- the NL East teams are going for it.

ESPN MLB
Dec 04, 2018

Report: Free agent Corbin agrees with Nationals
All-Star pitcher Patrick Corbin, who was 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA and 246 strikeouts for the Diamondbacks last season, has reportedly agreed to terms with the Nationals.

ESPN MLB
Dec 04, 2018

Reports: Corbin, Nats reach 6-year, $140M deal
All-Star Patrick Corbin, who was 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA and 246 strikeouts for the Diamondbacks last season, has reportedly reached a six-year, $140M deal with the Nationals.

ESPN MLB
Dec 04, 2018

Where things stand with Bryce Harper sweepstakes
With the winter meetings upcoming in Harper's hometown of Las Vegas, we look at the free-agent outfielder's quest for baseball's biggest contract.

ESPN MLB
Dec 04, 2018

Law: Segura fills big hole for Phillies as M's bet on Crawford
Philadelphia addressed a huge need at short with Jean Segura, while Seattle is giving J.P. Crawford a chance to meet his considerable potential.

ESPN MLB
Dec 04, 2018

Wilpon: Mets wanted to 'block' Phils from Diaz
Mets executive Jeff Wilpon said the team aggressively pushed to acquire Edwin Diaz, in part, to "block" the rival Philles from trading for the All-Star closer.

ESPN MLB
Dec 04, 2018

Buster's Buzz: How Kimbrel could hold up crowded reliever market
Bottlenecks at certain positions in free agency could mean a slow offseason for players looking for new teams.

ESPN MLB
Dec 03, 2018

Red Sox accept invitation to visit White House
The Red Sox have accepted an invitation to the White House. Manager Alex Cora says he'll be there despite voicing frustration over President Trump's comments on Puerto Rico. He says he respects the president and will use the visit for good.

ESPN MLB
Dec 03, 2018

Trade sending Cano, Diaz to Mets now official
The Mariners have completed the deal that will send Robinson Cano and ace closer Edwin Diaz to the Mets for two highly rated prospects, as well as outfielder Jay Bruce, reliever Anthony Swarzak, right-hander Gerson Bautista.

ESPN MLB
Dec 03, 2018

Japanese pitcher Kikuchi available to MLB teams
Seibu Lions ace left-hander Yusei Kikuchi is available to major league teams starting Tuesday, and will have until Jan. 2 to sign with a major league club. The Yankees are expected to be among those interested.

ESPN MLB
Dec 03, 2018

What Segura trade says about Phillies' pursuit of Machado
A swap with Seattle brings an All-Star shortstop to Philadelphia. Will the move help or hurt the Phillies' chances of adding one of this winter's biggest free agents?

ESPN MLB
Dec 03, 2018

Dodgers, manager Roberts agree to 4-year deal
Manager Dave Roberts, who just led the Dodgers to their second straight World Series in three seasons at the helm, has agreed on a four-extension with Los Angeles through 2022.

ESPN MLB
Dec 03, 2018

Buster's Buzz: How next-level stats boost A.J. Pollock's value
Despite his lengthy injury history, a deep dive into the numbers shows why signing the center fielder this winter might be a smart move.

ESPN MLB
Dec 03, 2018

Phils send Santana to Seattle in deal for Segura
The Phillies have traded for Mariners All-Star infielder Jean Segura. The deal sends first baseman Carlos Santana and shortstop J.P. Crawford to Seattle.

ESPN MLB
Dec 03, 2018

Phillies finalize trade for Mariners All-Star Segura
The Phillies have traded for Mariners All-Star infielder Jean Segura. The deal sends first baseman Carlos Santana and shortstop J.P. Crawford to Seattle.

ESPN MLB
Dec 03, 2018

Reports: Phillies near deal for Mariners' Segura
The Phillies are close to trading for Mariners All-Star infielder Jean Segura, according to multiple reports. The deal would involve multiple players and requires Segura to waive his no-trade clause.

ESPN MLB
Dec 02, 2018

Olney: What Jerry Dipoto has left to do as the Mariners rebuild
With several veteran players left he could deal even after trading Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to the Mets, the GM has more work ahead of him.

ESPN MLB
Dec 01, 2018

Reports: Mets complete trade for Diaz, Cano
The Mariners and Mets agreed Saturday to a trade that will send Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano to the Mets in exchange for five players, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Dec 01, 2018

Buster's Buzz: Is Cano worth what Mets would give up?
Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano would be a boost to the Mets, but is it worth taking on Cano's big contract and losing two top prospects when less costly alternatives were available.

ESPN MLB
Dec 01, 2018

Law: Gomes gives Nationals an upgrade at catcher
The former All-Star catcher could be worth as much as four wins for the Nats. But what about the return for the Indians?

ESPN MLB
Nov 30, 2018

Reds part ways with top base stealer Hamilton
Billy Hamilton was non-tendered by the Reds on Friday following a season in which he hit .236 and his stolen bases dropped from 59 to 34.

ESPN MLB
Nov 30, 2018

Hendriks, Dull agree with A's; Fiers, Gearrin cut
Liam Hendriks agreed to a $2.15 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics and fellow right-hander Ryan Dull settled on an $860,000, one-year deal.

ESPN MLB
Nov 30, 2018

Schoop set free as Brewers GM cops to 'bad deal'
After hitting .202 with four homers and 21 RBI in 46 games after the Brewers traded for him, the team made Jonathan Schoop a free agent by failing to offer a contract for 2019.

ESPN MLB
Nov 30, 2018

Indians deal All-Star catcher Gomes to Nationals
A person familiar with the talks says the Cleveland Indians have agreed to trade All-Star catcher Yan Gomes to the Washington Nationals.

ESPN MLB
Nov 30, 2018

Where non-tenders such as Hamilton, Schoop could land
Several intriguing players joined the ranks of free agency Friday, including Billy Hamilton and Jonathan Schoop. Which teams might be interested?

ESPN MLB
Nov 30, 2018

Report: Unidentified player tests positive for drug
One unidentified major league player tested positive for a banned stimulant in the year ending with the World Series.

ESPN MLB
Nov 30, 2018

Cubs tender contract to suspended SS Russell
The Cubs have tendered a contract to shortstop Addison Russell, who is suspended for the first 40 games of the season for violating MLB's domestic violence policy.

ESPN MLB
Nov 30, 2018

Beltre says farewell, celebrated by ex-teammates
Adrian Beltre went into this offseason pretty sure he had played his last game after 21 big league seasons.

ESPN MLB
Nov 30, 2018

Mariners send Colome to White Sox for Narvaez
The Mariners continued their rebuilding project, sending set-up man Alex Colome to the White Sox for catcher Omar Narvaez.

ESPN MLB
Nov 30, 2018

So you want to add an ace? Top targets and red flags
Between free agents and potential trades, the premium pitchers teams might pursue this offseason offer big benefits -- and a few risks.

ESPN MLB
Nov 30, 2018

Young players have officially taken over major league baseball
Hitters 25 and under weren't just good in 2018. They were historic.

ESPN MLB
Nov 30, 2018

Law: Even if Mets contend, dealing top prospects could haunt them
In betting that Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz will defy baseball trends, New York gave away a big part of its future for a chance to be better right now.

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