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Ohtani honored with 2nd straight Outstanding DH Award

6:32 PM EST

ANAHEIM -- Two-way star Shohei Ohtani will not be going home empty-handed this award season after his incredible 2022 campaign. He was named the winner of the annual Edgar Martínez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award on Monday. It was the second straight year that Ohtani has won the award, which has

Astros sign veteran 1B José Abreu to 3-year deal

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HOUSTON -- Less than a month after winning their second World Series championship in six seasons, the Astros on Monday made a move to bolster their chances of repeating by signing free-agent first baseman José Abreu to a three-year deal, the team announced Monday night. Abreu, who turns 36 on

The free agents with the best tools

@_dadler
39 minutes ago

No matter what type of player your team wants, it can find one on the free-agent market. Sluggers? They're out there. Speedsters? Those too. Elite defenders? Yep. Let's try to find the free agents with the best individual skills, using baseball's classic five tools. In other words, we're looking for

Cabrera: 'I think it's time to say goodbye to baseball'

Miggy ready, hopeful for healthy final season
4:46 PM EST

Miguel Cabrera spent the past two seasons chasing firsts, reaching milestones and career totals that no Venezuelan-born player had found before. He is now coming to grips that he has entered a period of lasts: One last winter workout program, one last season to play the game he loves and

Dodgers set to meet with Verlander (report)

LATEST FREE AGENT & TRADE RUMORS
9:21 PM EST

We're keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors.

Ranking Bellinger's best fits in free agency

@williamfleitch
2:15 PM EST

Three years ago, it sure seemed like, come the end of next season, there would be no bigger free agent in the world than Cody Bellinger. In 2019, Bellinger had a face-melter of a season, putting up a 1.035 OPS, playing an excellent center field (as well as many other

Turner-Phillies signing has 'good chance to happen'

5:34 PM EST

Trea Turner is now a free agent, and MLB.com is tracking the latest rumors surrounding the 29-year-old shortstop. Read all about Turner here.

The only man to throw out Bo Jackson stealing in high school

Bo had 90 steals in 91 attempts, so 'it had to be perfect.'
November 27, 2022

It's hard to think of a more perfect athlete than Bo Jackson. He was an All-Pro running back in the NFL. He was an All-Star outfielder in baseball. Track and field may actually have been his best sport. He could dive, yes, like double-front-flip dive, along some of the best

Cubs among teams with interest in Senga (report)

2:16 PM EST

Kodai Senga, one of the best pitchers in Nippon Professional Baseball, is exploring MLB free agency, and MLB.com is tracking the latest rumors surrounding the right-hander.

Here are the 10 best Rule 5 Draft picks of past decade

6:49 PM EST

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Rule 5 Draft will take place at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. As always, it will be an opportunity for teams to take some low-risk gambles to find big league talent. For the uninitiated, a quick primer on how it works: Players first signed

How Ohtani's looming free agency could impact Judge's market

1:51 PM EST

Aaron Judge is now a free agent for the first time in his career, and MLB.com is tracking the latest rumors surrounding the 30-year-old slugger. Read all about Judge here.

Who is best bet on market: Rodón, Verlander or deGrom?

Panel of MLB.com reporters debates the merits of each option
@SlangsOnSports
10:00 AM EST

Signing free agents almost always involves a gamble, mainly because the older the player, the higher the injury risk. Three veteran pitchers in particular are going to command high dollars on the free-agent market this offseason -- and all three have had injury issues in the not-so-distant past. Through the

The biggest prize among free-agent shortstops is ...

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With the 2022 season behind us and the Hot Stove ready to burn, we're taking a close look at some of the most prominent players eligible for free agency. Name: Trea Turner Position: Shortstop Team: Los Angeles Dodgers Age (as of Opening Day 2023): 29 2022 stats: .298/.343/.466, 21 HR,

deGrom reportedly Mets' focus on FA starter market

10:58 AM EST

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom has opted out of his contract with the Mets to become a free agent. MLB.com is tracking all the latest rumors surrounding the 34-year-old.

Reds sign Luke Maile to one-year deal

8:33 PM EST

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Reds vice president, general manager Nick Krall on Monday announced the signing of Covington Catholic High School graduate catch Luke Maile to a 1-year contract through the 2023 season. Maile's contract will be worth $1.175 million for 2023, with an additional $25K possible in performance bonuses, a

Merkin: Abreu's impact extended far beyond the lines

6:21 PM EST

CHICAGO -- For nine years in Chicago, José Abreu represented pure class and became one of the most influential players in White Sox history. I tweeted something to this effect after news broke Monday concerning Abreu’s three-year deal with Houston, pending a physical. After the tweet, I started to think

Blue Jays’ 5 biggest needs for ‘23

@KeeganMatheson
November 26, 2022

This story was excerpted from Keegan Matheson's Blue Jays Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Bogaerts could find fit in Philly, San Diego

November 25, 2022

Xander Bogaerts has opted out of his contract with the Red Sox to become a free agent, and MLB.com is keeping track of the latest rumors surrounding the shortstop.

White Sox bolster rotation with Clevinger (source)

@HarriganMLB
November 27, 2022

CHICAGO -- The White Sox needed a fifth starter to complete an already solid starting rotation, and in adding right-hander Mike Clevinger, they brought in a talent with a chance to make this front five elite. Clevinger and the White Sox agreed to a free-agent deal, a source confirmed to

The 22 nastiest pitches of '22

@_dadler
November 26, 2022

Want to see the nastiest pitches of 2022? Look no further. Let's use Statcast's pitch tracking data to find the very best pitches this season had to offer. These pitches had it all. They're the ones with the most overpowering velocity. The most elite spin. The most extreme Wiffle ball

These are the Dodgers' biggest needs entering '23

@juanctoribio
November 25, 2022

This story was excerpted from Juan Toribio's Dodgers Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Each club's most intriguing unprotected Rule 5 Draft option

November 25, 2022

All 30 teams have made decisions about which prospects to protect on 40-man rosters and many are now making some deals to either firm up those rosters or perhaps create space so they can be active in the Major League phase of December’s Rule 5 Draft. The baseball world will

These clubs could be Carlos Correa's top suitors

November 25, 2022

With the 2022 season behind us and the Hot Stove ready to burn, we're taking a close look at some of the most prominent players eligible for free agency. Name: Carlos Correa Position: Shortstop Team: Minnesota Twins Age (as of Opening Day 2023): 28 2022 stats: .291/.366/.467, 22 HR, 64

Could Harper be back even earlier than expected?

Hall may fill designated hitter void while Phillies' star recovers
November 27, 2022

This story was excerpted from Todd Zolecki’s Phillies Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. Just before dinnertime Wednesday, word broke that Bryce Harper had Tommy John surgery to repair the torn UCL in his right elbow. The Phillies

Experts make their 2023 Rookie of the Year picks

@RobTnova24
November 25, 2022

With the Rookie of the Year winners announced before Thanksgiving, the experts at MLB Pipeline are thinking about the players likely to be in the running for those honors at this time next year. After naming each organization's best 2023 ROY candidate along with Sam Dykstra, Jim Callis and Jonathan