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Major League Baseball remembers Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton

7:35 PM EST

Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement regarding the passing of Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton at the age of 75: “Don Sutton was one of our game’s most consistent winning pitchers across his decorated 23-year career. The longtime Dodger was a four-time All-Star, a

Dodger Hall of Fame great Don Sutton passes away

6:46 PM EST

PALM SPRINGS, CA –Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Dodgers pitching great Don Sutton passed away at his home after battling cancer. Sutton was 75 years of age. “Today we lost a great ballplayer, a great broadcaster and, most importantly a great person,” said Dodger President Stan Kasten. “Don left

Braves mourn the passing of Don Sutton

Hall-of-Famer was 75
5:45 PM EST

ATLANTA – Braves Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Don Sutton passed away in his sleep. He was 75. We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend, Don Sutton. A generation of Braves fans came to know his voice, as Don spent 28 seasons broadcasting Braves games after a 23-year, Hall-of-Fame

Texas Rangers sign RHP Hunter Wood to 2021 Minor League contract with ST invitation; this week's Winter Caravan schedule

Wood appeared in 36 games with Tampa Bay and Cleveland in 2019
4:37 PM EST

Arlington, Texas—The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has signed right-handed pitcher Hunter Wood to a 2021 minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Wood, 27, spent the 2020 season as part of Cleveland's 60-man player pool, but did not see any game action. He was designated

Pirates acquire five players in three-team trade with San Diego and New York Mets

2:00 PM EST

The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired outfielder Hudson Head, right-handed pitchers David Bednar and Drake Fellows and left-handed pitcher Omar Cruz from the San Diego Padres, along with catcher Endy Rodriguez from the New York Mets in a three-team trade between Pittsburgh, San Diego and the New York Mets. In exchange,

Cardinals announce new ‘Fans At Bat’ batting practice experience at Busch Stadium

1:10 PM EST

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 19, 2021 – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the new “Fans at Bat” batting practice experience at Busch Stadium. This is the first time small groups of up to 10 people can step into the batter’s box and take BP on the same infield as

Padres acquire RHP Joe Musgrove in seven-player, three-team trade with Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets

12:52 PM EST

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres have acquired right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for outfielder Hudson Head, left-handed pitcher Omar Cruz, and right-handed pitchers David Bednar and Drake Fellows. As part of the agreement, the Padres will send left-handed pitcher Joey Lucchesi to the

Mets acquire LHP Joey Lucchesi in three-team trade

12:46 PM EST

FLUSHING, N.Y., January 19, 2021 – The New York Mets today announced that they have acquired LHP Joey Lucchesi (loo-KAY-see) from San Diego as part of a three-team trade. The Mets sent minor league catcher Endy Rodríguez to Pittsburgh as part of the deal. Lucchesi, 27, ranked in the top

Twins announce 2021 Minor League staff assignments

11:39 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins today announced minor league managerial and coaching assignments for the 2021 season. For the second consecutive year, all six affiliates will have two pitching coaches, one of whom is bilingual (English & Spanish), while the top three levels employ five-person coaching staffs. Triple-A

Red Sox trade INF C.J. Chatham to Philadelphia Phillies

January 18, 2021

BOSTON, MA —The Boston Red Sox today traded infielder C.J. Chatham to the Philadelphia Phillies, in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Boston’s 40-man roster is now at 39. Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. Chatham, 26, was selected by the

Orioles roster move, 1/18/2021

January 18, 2021

This morning, the Orioles made the following roster move:

  • Agreed to terms on a minor league contract with RHP Thomas Eshelman.

Phillies sign Bradley

January 18, 2021

The Phillies have signed right-handed reliever Archie Bradley to a one-year deal, President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski announced today. Bradley, 28, made 16 combined appearances in 2020 between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Cincinnati Reds. He went 2-0 with six saves and a 2.95 ERA while holding opposing hitters to

Blue Jays launch Virtual Winter Week beginning February 1 featuring player meet & greets, fan giveaways, and community initiatives

Cavan Biggio, Bo Bichette, Nate Pearson, Dave Stieb, Shannon Stewart, and many other current players and alumni join Virtual Winter Week presented by TD, to connect with Blue Jays fans across Canada
January 18, 2021

During the cold Canadian winter months, summer nostalgia is felt regularly – a crisp green field, the crack of a bat, and cheering “Let’s Go Blue Jays!” side-by-side. The Toronto Blue Jays are calling all fans from coast-to-coast-to-coast to come together virtually this year for Virtual Winter Week presented by

 Cardinals announce 2021 Minor League coaching & player development staffs

January 16, 2021

ST. LOUIS, MO., January 16, 2021 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today their 2021 coaching staffs for their minor league teams, in addition to their player development and medical personnel for the upcoming season. Ben Johnson* returns as manager at Memphis (AAA), while Jose Leger* (Springfield-AA), *_Chris Swauger (Peoria-High

Angels agree to terms with Kurt Suzuki

January 15, 2021

ANAHEIM – The Angels today have agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.5 million contract with catcher Kurt Suzuki. Suzuki, 37, appeared in 33 games for Washington in 2020 and ranked in the Top 5 among N.L. catchers (min. 125 PA) in average (3rd, .270), on-base percentage (4th, .349), slugging

D-backs avoid arbitration, agree to 1-year contracts with Carson Kelly, Caleb Smith and Luke Weaver

January 15, 2021

The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration and agreed to 1-year contracts with C Carson Kelly, LHP Caleb Smith and RHP Luke Weaver. The D-backs have 0 arbitration-eligible players remaining.

Pirates sign infielder Wilmer Difo to Minor League deal

January 15, 2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates today agreed to terms on a minor league contract with infielder Wilmer Difo, which includes an invitation to big league camp. The 28-year-old Difo has a career average of .247 (236-for-954) with 29 doubles, 11 triples, 15 home runs and 79 RBI in 373 games since breaking

Red Sox agree to terms with third baseman Rafael Devers on one-year contract

January 15, 2021

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox today agreed to terms with Rafael Devers on a one-year contract for the 2021 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. With today’s agreement, there are no remaining unsigned Red Sox players eligible for salary arbitration. Devers, 24,

Mets agree to terms with eight players

January 15, 2021

FLUSHING, N.Y., January 15, 2021 – The New York Mets today announced that they have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with the following players: RHP Miguel Castro, OF Michael Conforto, RHP Edwin Díaz, RHP Robert Gsellman, INF Francisco Lindor, RHP Seth Lugo, OF Brandon Nimmo and INF/OF Dominic Smith.

Rays sign 10 international free agents

January 15, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms on minor league contracts with 10 international free agents: five from the Dominican Republic and five from Venezuela. The international signing period, which was scheduled to begin on July 2, 2020 but pushed back due to the COVID-19

Yankees agree to terms with eight players

January 15, 2021

The Yankees have agreed to terms with OF Clint Frazier, RHP Chad Green, OF Aaron Judge, LHP Jordan Montgomery, C Gary Sánchez, INF Gleyber Torres, INF Gio Urshela and INF Luke Voit on one-year, non-guaranteed contracts, thus avoiding arbitration.

Rays agree to terms with four players for 2021

January 15, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms for the 2021 season with four of their six arbitration-eligible players: right-handed pitchers Yonny Chirinos and Tyler Glasnow, outfielder Manuel Margot and infielder Joey Wendle. The Rays will proceed to arbitration with first baseman Ji-Man Choi and left-handed

Astros sign 10 international free agents

Among the signings is top Cuban prospect Pedro Leon
January 15, 2021

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on contracts with 10 international free agents, including eight players from the Dominican Republic, one from Cuba and one from Venezuela. The announcement was made by Astros Senior Director of Baseball Operations Armando Velasco. Terms of the contracts were not

Astros sign RHP Pedro Báez

Veteran reliever agrees to two-year contract; Brings experience, durability to Astros bullpen
January 15, 2021

HOUSTON -- The Astros have signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Pedro Báez to a two-year contract, Astros General Manager James Click announced today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In 2020, Báez was 0-0 with two saves and a 3.18 ERA in his 18 appearances for the Dodgers while posting

Astros agree to terms with Díaz, McCullers Jr.

Both agree to one-year deals, avoiding arbitration
January 15, 2021

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with IF Aledmys Díaz and RHP Lance McCullers Jr. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager James Click. Both players were arbitration-eligible. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. SS Carlos Correa is now the only unsigned,