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

Versatile veteran's contract has club option for 2021
@AdamMcCalvy
4:45 PM EST

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

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

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.

Twins officially acquire Maeda from Dodgers

@dohyoungpark
February 10, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS -- The three-team impasse between the Twins, Red Sox and Dodgers is over, and even after all the chaos, the Twins emerged with the gist of their originally reported trade intact. The Twins announced Monday night they have acquired right-hander Kenta Maeda, catching prospect Jair Camargo and cash considerations

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

D-backs lock in SS Ahmed for 4 more years

@SteveGilbertMLB
February 10, 2020

PHOENIX -- Nick Ahmed believes the future is bright for the Arizona Diamondbacks, which is why the shortstop was willing to sign a contract extension less than a year away from becoming a free agent. The four-year deal, which runs through 2023, calls for $32.5 million in guaranteed money with

Angels claim lefty reliever Quijada, DFA Markel

@RhettBollinger
February 10, 2020

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels appeared set to head to camp without any left-handed relievers on their 40-man roster, but that changed on Monday, when they claimed lefty José Quijada from the Marlins and designated right-handed reliever Parker Markel for assignment. Quijada, 24, posted a 5.76 ERA with 44 strikeouts,

García (SF), Quijada (LAA) claimed off waivers

@JoeFrisaro
February 10, 2020

JUPITER, Fla. -- Before opening Spring Training on Wednesday, the Marlins handled some unfinished roster business on Monday afternoon. The club announced left-handed relievers Jarlin García and José Quijada had been claimed off waivers, thus ending their tenures with Miami. Both will be headed to the West Coast, with García

Rays land Margot, prospect from SD for Pagán

@juanctoribio
February 9, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays hosted their annual Fan Fest at Tropicana Field on Saturday, and it appeared the roster was set as the team got ready to start Spring Training workouts on Wednesday. But just hours after Fan Fest concluded, the Rays made their second significant -- and surprising

Padres bolster elite 'pen with trade for Pagán

@MannyOnMLB
February 8, 2020

The Padres have acquired reliever Emilio Pagán from the Rays in exchange for center fielder Manuel Margot and catching/outfield prospect Logan Driscoll, the club announced Saturday night. For the Padres, a strong bullpen gets even stronger with the addition of Pagán, who had a breakout season in 2019, posting a

Blue Jays sign RHP Dolis to 1-year deal 

@baseballexis
February 8, 2020

TORONTO -- After making significant additions to the rotation this offseason, the Blue Jays have bolstered their bullpen, announcing Saturday they have signed Rafael Dolis to a one-year, $1 million deal with a club option that will bring the right-hander back to the Majors after four seasons in Japan. According

Benintendi signs 2-year deal, avoids arbitration

@MannyOnMLB
February 8, 2020

The Red Sox have agreed to a two-year contract with left fielder Andrew Benintendi, thus avoiding arbitration. A source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand that the deal is for $10 million -- $3.4 million for the 2020 season and $6.6 million for '21. Benintendi, 25, has put up solid numbers for

Verdugo headed to Sox in Betts deal (source)

Left-hander Price also going to Los Angeles in trade
@IanMBrowne
February 8, 2020

BOSTON -- After weeks of contemplation, the Red Sox have at last taken the bold step to move forward without star right fielder Mookie Betts. Not only that, but veteran lefty starter David Price is headed to the Dodgers with Betts in a blockbuster deal that also includes the Twins.