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Josh Harrison, Tigers agree to deal (source)

an hour ago

Second baseman Josh Harrison and the Tigers agreed to a one-year contract, pending physical, a source told MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal on Wednesday. The club has not confirmed the deal. The 31-year-old has played for the Pirates for his entire eight-year career, batting .277/.317/.408 with 52 homers and 269

How Machado impacts Giants' Harper pursuit

@mi_guardado
2:41 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Padres put the rest of the National League West on notice Tuesday after reportedly agreeing to a 10-year, $300 million deal with free-agent infielder Manny Machado. Could the Giants now counter by making a serious run at superstar Bryce Harper? The Giants have been linked to

Lifting off: Healthy Judge puts foes on notice

With wrist injury in past, OF shows power, lauds '19 version of Yanks
@BryanHoch
Feb. 19th, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. -- Aaron Judge's megawatt smile was on display at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by glimpses of his light-tower power. Any discomfort in his right wrist has long been extinguished, which has the Yankees dreaming of another big-time season from their slugging right fielder. As

Machado in '19, '20, '21 ... projecting star's future

@AndrewSimonMLB
2:30 PM EST

A version of this story first appeared on MLB.com on Jan. 9.Manny Machado was seeking one of the biggest contracts in baseball history this offseason, and now he has it. MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, citing a league source, reported Tuesday that the 26-year-old infielder had agreed to a 10-year, $300 million

Crane will 'certainly' explore JV, Cole extensions

@alysonfooter
12:47 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Next offseason is months away, but with two of the best pitchers in the game approaching free agency, it's never too early to speculate whether they will stay with the Astros. Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole are premier arms who will command attention on the

The Data Decade: Top stories, players of 2010s

Columnist Will Leitch launches bi-weekly series dedicated to the past 10 years
10:35 AM EST

Every baseball decade has its own flavor, a way to establish it as a clearly delineated period of time, an era with its own distinct personality. We had the rough-and-tumble 1970s, with its off-the-field drama, its Bronx-Is-Burning real-life parallels of chaos, its seemingly endless amount of body hair. The '80s

The latest Harper free-agent rumors

Feb. 19th, 2019

After a seven-season tenure with the Nationals that included a National League Rookie of the Year Award in 2012, an NL MVP Award in 2015 and six All-Star nods, Bryce Harper is now a free agent for the first time.Below you will find a list of the latest news and

How Manny's megadeal impacts Bryce, others

Is Harper set to top Machado's record-setting contract?
@feinsand
Feb. 19th, 2019

Manny Machado is set to become the richest free agent in the history of American team sports, agreeing to a 10-year, $300 million contract on Tuesday with the Padres. How long will that record last?

Analyzing every big offseason move (thus far)

Feb. 19th, 2019

There have been dozens of moves so far this winter, including trades, free-agent signings, waiver claims and so on, and we'll be examining each of them right here. For our purposes, we're only looking at players who found new homes, so moves like Nathan Eovaldi and Steve Pearce returning to Boston,

Biggest free-agent contracts in MLB history

Machado set to receive baseball's first $300 million free-agent deal
@_dadler
Feb. 19th, 2019

For a long time, the 2018-19 free agency period was hyped as a potentially historic one. Now it's exactly that.With Bryce Harper and Manny Machado both hitting the market at once, it seemed like it was just a matter of who would sign a record-setting contract first. On Tuesday, after

Machado to Padres on record deal, sources say

10-year, $300 million agreement is largest free-agent pact in American sports history
@AJCassavell
Feb. 19th, 2019

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Padres' bright future is rapidly becoming the present, and Tuesday presented the clearest evidence yet: Manny Machado is headed to San Diego. The superstar free-agent infielder agreed to a deal with the Padres on Tuesday morning, sources have told MLB.com. The agreement is for a record

Most shocking free-agent decisions in MLB history

Feb. 19th, 2019

Since the first free-agent signing of the modern era back in 1974, there have been several free-agent deals that shook the baseball world and realigned power across the Majors. Here's a look at several moves that changed the landscape of baseball, and in some cases were downright shocking:2018-19: Manny Machado

Brinson blocking out noise, ready to roll

@JoeFrisaro
an hour ago

JUPITER, Fla. -- No matter the situation, good or bad, Marlins center fielder Lewis Brinson has proven he can stay level-headed. The 24-year-old repeatedly showed that in 2018, shrugging off any outside criticism after his disappointing first season in Miami. With so much social media, it’s not easy to drown

Machado a 1st step -- what's next for Padres?

@AJCassavell
1:26 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Manny Machado alone will not make a contender out of a 66-win team. The star free-agent infielder agreed to a record-setting 10-year contract with the Padres on Tuesday, though the club has not yet confirmed the deal, which is pending a physical.

Dominican showcase helping prospects grow

Players hone crafts, gain knowledge with Trainer Partnership Program
3:53 AM EST

BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic -- The gap that separates the pros from the amateurs this week at the Mets' academy is about 10 yards wide. It's lined with 15-foot palm trees and manicured hedges with an orange sidewalk running through the middle of it. On Field No. 1, there are

Thornburg seeking bounce-back season in '19

38 minutes ago

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Tyler Thornburg faced batters on Wednesday to mixed results. The right-handed relief pitcher is healthy again and hoping to get his career back on track. “The velocity was good,” said Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who wasn’t concerned with an array of somewhat erratic breaking pitches.

Focused winter has Hosmer primed for Year 2

@AJCassavell
10:27 AM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. -- It's been one year since Eric Hosmer put pen to paper on what was the most lucrative contract in Padres history, a record that will change once Manny Machado's reported 10-year, $300 million contract with the Friars becomes official. From the day Hosmer signed last February, it

Moniak, Nola have nothing but love for gloves

@ToddZolecki
1:53 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Everything is still a little new to Mickey Moniak in his first big league camp. The food, the per diem, everything. He rolled into Spectrum Field early Tuesday morning and found a stockpile of Wilson gloves in the back of the clubhouse. Moniak, who the Phillies selected

Tulowitzki: 'I've been close, but I want a ring'

@BryanHoch
1:54 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. -- Over the past 1 1/2 years, injuries have forced Troy Tulowitzki to spend more time watching baseball than actually playing it. Throughout that unwanted respite, he frequently found himself clicking a remote control and checking on the Yankees, witnessing the rise of Aaron Judge and the rest

Dodgers legend Don Newcombe dies at 92

@kengurnick
Feb. 19th, 2019

Don Newcombe, one of the greatest pitchers in Dodgers history and one of the franchise's final links to Brooklyn and the days of Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. He was 92."Mentor at first, friend at the end, missed by anyone who got to know

With Manny off market, Phils' focus on Harper

@ToddZolecki
Feb. 19th, 2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Bryce Harper is the final superstar standing for the Phillies. The pressure to sign him intensified Tuesday, when they learned that Manny Machado agreed to a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres. The Phillies had pursued Machado since July, when they tried to acquire him before

Diaz catapults to top of fantasy relief rankings

New Mets closer joins established veterans as a top-tier bullpen option
@_dadler
Feb. 8th, 2019

The Mets valued Edwin Díaz highly enough to pull out all the stops to acquire him -- and fantasy owners should too.Diaz headlines the top tier of closers for 2019. If you're planning to grab a relief pitcher relatively early, it's going to be either him or one of the

Anderson focused on playing SS for White Sox

@scottmerkin
38 minutes ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There will be plenty of media questions coming Tim Anderson’s way as one of the young leaders for the rebuilding White Sox. But as of Tuesday afternoon, Anderson no longer will have to talk about Manny Machado potentially coming to the White Sox or discuss the remote