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5-year extension for Brewers' Peralta (reports)

@mattkellyMLB and @AdamMcCalvy
1:31 PM EST

PHOENIX -- It remains to be seen whether Freddy Peralta’s new slider will stick, or whether he will settle into a starting role or relief. But one thing is certain: Peralta will have some security while he finds his way after the Brewers and their 23-year-old right-hander agreed to a

Mazza, Duran impress; Pedroia to 60-day IL

Sale throws bullpen session; Red Sox claim righty Valdez from Mariners
@IanMBrowne
February 23, 2020

SARASOTA, Fla. – Righty Chris Mazza had pitched in the Minors for parts of eight seasons before at last making his Major League debut at age 29 for the Mets in 2019.

Adding Dozier gives Padres infield options

Veteran, who owns strong numbers against lefties, may give Tingler ability to platoon players
@AJCassavell
February 23, 2020

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Padres added a veteran and a reigning World Series champ to their wide-open second-base race on Sunday. Brian Dozier agreed to a Minor League deal with San Diego, which includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training. The 32-year-old righty hitter is expected to join the

White Sox lock up Bummer with 5-year deal

Chicago also agrees with García, including option for 2021
@scottmerkin
February 22, 2020

GLENDALE, Ariz. –- If we travel back to Spring Training 2019, then the five-year, $16 million deal agreed upon between left-handed reliever Aaron Bummer and the White Sox, as announced Saturday, would not have seemed possible. “It's kind of crazy that last spring I was getting my teeth kicked in,”

Brock Holt signs 1-year deal; 'good fit' with Crew

Versatile veteran's contract has club option for 2021
@AdamMcCalvy
February 19, 2020

PHOENIX -- The Brewers finalized a deal with free-agent utility man Brock Holt on Wednesday morning, adding yet another multi-positional player to manager Craig Counsell’s arsenal. Holt signed for one year with a club option for 2021, a common formula for the Brewers throughout their busy offseason. Terms of the

2019-20 free agents, position by position

@JayCat11
February 18, 2020

Although a number of star players signed contract extensions before the 2019 season commenced instead of testing the open market this offseason, the current free-agent class still included many interesting names. Below, you'll find the list of this year's crop of notable free agents. The list will be updated throughout

CarGo, Mariners agree to Minors deal

@gregjohnsmlb
February 17, 2020

PEORIA, Ariz. -- A Mariners outfield competition built almost entirely around rookies took on a new name Tuesday as veteran Carlos González signed a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league camp, the club announced on Monday. The Mariners confirmed the deal after González passed a physical exam.

Astros add Hughes to 'pen mix on Minors deal

Correa healthy; Bregman cuts weight; Reddick's shoulder recovering
@brianmctaggart
February 17, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Astros signed veteran right-handed pitcher Jared Hughes to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training on Monday. Shortly after the club made the announcement, the 6-foot-7 Hughes had a locker at camp and was eager to join his new team on

Brewers sign Suter to 2-year deal, avoiding arb

@AdamMcCalvy
February 16, 2020

PHOENIX -- Reliever Brent Suter and the Brewers agreed to terms on a two-year contract Sunday, about 24 hours before the sides were scheduled to go to an arbitration hearing.

After 30 years of silence, Giants trade with A's

@mi_guardado
February 15, 2020

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The trade stalemate between the Giants and A’s is over. The Giants dealt right-hander Burch Smith to the A’s in exchange for cash considerations on Saturday, marking the first trade between the cross-bay rivals in nearly three decades.

A's, Giants make first deal together since 1990

@MartinJGallegos
February 15, 2020

MESA, Ariz. -- A drought that was approaching nearly three decades finally came to an end on Saturday morning, when the A’s struck a deal with their neighbors from across the Bay. The A's acquired right-hander Burch Smith from the Giants in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on

Lagares, Padres have Minor League deal

@AJCassavell
February 14, 2020

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres didn't waste much time finding a candidate to replace Manuel Margot in center field. On Monday, they signed outfielder Juan Lagares to a Minor League deal with an invite to big league camp. The deal is worth $1.4 million with another $1 million available in

Walker rejoins Mariners on 1-year Majors deal

@gregjohnsmlb
February 12, 2020

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Three years after being dealt to the D-backs by general manager Jerry Dipoto, Taijuan Walker reunited with the Mariners on Wednesday as the 27-year-old free agent signed a one-year Major League contract and will get a shot at a starting role with his former club. “We’re excited

Wilmer, Giants agree to two-year deal

@mi_guardado
February 12, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants added another veteran to their crowded infield mix, announcing a two-year contract with Wilmer Flores on Wednesday. The multiyear deal is worth $6.25 million, with Flores making $3 million in each of the next two seasons. It also includes a club option for the 2022

Maybin returns to Tigers on 1-year deal

Fulmer goes on 60-day injured list in corresponding move
@beckjason
February 12, 2020

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Cameron Maybin knows his way to Tigertown. The Tigers have brought him back for a third stint. Detroit’s need for a right fielder and Maybin’s need for a landing spot in free agency for his 14th Major League season resulted in a reunion. The former Tigers top

Giants add Cahill to mix with spring invite

@DKramer_
February 12, 2020

Looking to rebound from a tough 2019, Trevor Cahill has signed a Minor League deal with the Giants, the club announced on Wednesday. Cahill will be in Major League Spring Training and compete for a 26-man roster spot among a crowded, yet somewhat uncertain, contingent of starting pitchers. The soon-to-be

Several teams checking in on KB trade (sources)

@jonmorosi
February 11, 2020

Kris Bryant is due to arrive to Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., later this week. By all indications, he will be in the Cubs’ Opening Day lineup in Milwaukee on March 26. Yet, it’s also true that the Cubs remain engaged in communication with other clubs about the possibility of

Kipnis, hometown Cubs near deal (source)

@MLBastian
February 11, 2020

MESA, Ariz. -- By now, most Cubs fans are familiar with Jason Kipnis' backstory. He grew up in a suburb north of Chicago. He attended Glenbrook North High School, eventually reached the Majors with the Indians and even homered against the Cubs at Wrigley Field in the World Series. Now,

Chen, Mariners agree to Minors deal

@gregjohnsmlb
February 11, 2020

SEATTLE -- The Mariners added rotation depth on Tuesday, as the club announced a Minor League deal and an invitation to big league camp for veteran left-hander Wei-Yin Chen. A source first told MLB.com about an agreement on Jan. 30. • Mariners add late-inning option Hirano Chen, 34, was released

Mookie Betts is officially on his way to LA

@kengurnick
February 11, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers officially acquired 2018 MVP outfielder Mookie Betts on Monday night, as well as former Cy Young Award winner David Price and cash from the Red Sox for three young talents in one of the most game-changing blockbuster trades in recent history. The pair will be

List of every major move so far this offseason

@mike_petriello
February 11, 2020

When you think of the offseason, you think of the biggest names and the largest deals -- understandably so -- but there's obviously a lot more that goes into it. As we did last year, we'll keep a running list of each one, with the latest moves at the top.

A's in talks to add Kipnis to 2B mix (source)

@MartinJGallegos
February 11, 2020

MESA, Ariz. -- Could the A’s add yet another candidate to the mix of players who will be vying for the second-base job this spring? The A’s have been in contact with free-agent second baseman Jason Kipnis, a source told MLB.com on Tuesday. The club has not confirmed any discussions

Sox deal Betts, Price for Verdugo, Downs

@IanMBrowne
February 10, 2020

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox had a week for it to sink in that they were going to trade superstar Mookie Betts to the Dodgers. This, thanks to the prolonged nature of the negotiations and the many hiccups along the way. Yet, that didn’t make it any easier

Revisiting incredible Dodgers-Red Sox trade history

Betts, Price swap is latest blockbuster between LA & Boston
@JayCat11
February 10, 2020

The Dodgers and Red Sox finally pulled off their blockbuster trade sending Mookie Betts and David Price, two superstars on Boston’s 2018 World Series-winning club, to Los Angeles on Monday night. Once believed to be dead, the stunner of a deal was revived over the weekend. As shocking as this

Giants claim LHP García; B. Smith DFA'd

No. 23 prospect Genoves receives invitation to big league camp
@mi_guardado
February 10, 2020

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jarlin is a Marlin no more. The Giants announced Monday that they’ve claimed left-hander Jarlin García off waivers from Miami, adding another relief option to their bullpen mix one day before pitchers and catchers are due to report to Arizona for the start of Spring Training. Right-hander