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Braves add veteran Tomlin to pitching mix

@mlbbowman
March 21, 2019

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Hesitant about using one of their top pitching prospects as a long reliever to start the season, the Braves signed Josh Tomlin to a Minor League deal on Thursday. Tomlin, 34, will start Saturday afternoon’s game against the Mets. The Braves will then decide whether

Joyce added to Giants' outfield mix

@mi_guardado
March 21, 2019

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Giants introduced a late entrant to their outfield competition Wednesday, signing veteran Matt Joyce to a Minor League deal. Joyce, who became available after being released by the Indians earlier this week, reported to Giants camp after passing a physical and played against his former team

Rays, Lowe complete 6-year contract extension

@juanctoribio
March 20, 2019

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Rays and infielder/outfielder Brandon Lowe have agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension with two club options, the team announced Wednesday. Lowe’s extension runs through the 2024 season, with the Rays having club options for '25 and '26. With the deal, Lowe will make

Southpaw Sipp adds depth to Nats' bullpen

Veteran will be busy in an NL East loaded with left-handers
@JamalCollier
March 14, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla -- The Nationals and left-hander Tony Sipp have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2020, adding another lefty to a bullpen in need of one to compete in a National League East that includes Bryce Harper in Philadelphia, Robinson Cano

White Sox option top prospects Jimenez, Cease

@scottmerkin
March 14, 2019

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- At some point in the not too distant future, Eloy Jimenez will be a fixture in left field and stationed in the middle of the lineup for the Chicago White Sox. That time will not begin at the outset for the 2019 season for the No. 3

Tebow undeterred by move to Minors

Former college football star stays positive, has many singing his praises
@AnthonyDiComo
March 12, 2019

JUPITER, Fla. -- Unruffled by the news of his reassignment to Minor League camp on Tuesday, Tim Tebow packed his bags, said his goodbyes and traversed the short route to the other side of the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla.. “It’s only like three minutes away,” Tebow said,

Top prospect Whitley among Astros' spring cuts

@alysonfooter
March 12, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Astros made a third round of roster cuts on Tuesday that included most of the club's top pitching prospects, including right-handers Forrest Whitley, Corbin Martin and J.B. Bukauskas, and top outfield prospect Kyle Tucker. Seven players were sent to Minor League camp. The two

Royals make 1-year deal with Maldonado official

@FlannyMLB
March 11, 2019

SURPRISE, Ariz. – New Royals catcher Martin Maldonado arrived in camp on Monday vowing he would be ready by the March 28 Opening Day game against the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. Maldonado’s one-year deal, with a base salary of $2.5 million and $1.4 million of potential performance bonuses, was

Prospect Chang among latest Indians moves

@MandyBell02
March 11, 2019

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- With Francisco Lindor still questionable for Opening Day, Yu Chang was a top candidate to be the Indians' temporary shortstop. But an injured finger has played a large part in eliminating that chance. The Indians announced their second round of cuts on Monday afternoon, optioning Chang and

The news of Adam Jones' deal with the D-backs was broken by ... Dontrelle Willis?

@mearnspsa
March 10, 2019

At long last, Adam Jones has a home for the 2019 season, as he and the D-backs reportedly agreed to a one-year contract. The signing makes sense, but perhaps the most interesting part of the transaction was the man who broke the news. It wasn't Ken Rosenthal, Jon Heyman or

Pirates option top prospect Keller to Triple-A

Pitcher among 8 in first round of spring camp cuts
@adamdberry
March 9, 2019

BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pirates optioned top prospect Mitch Keller to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday as part of their first round of Spring Training roster cuts. Keller, the No. 19 overall prospect according to MLB Pipeline, allowed 10 runs on 10 hits and three walks while recording just one strikeout

Five legendary tales from Bryce Harper's journey to the largest free-agent contract in MLB history

@CespedesBBQ
March 5, 2019

After a long winter of dominating the Hot Stove, Bryce Harper has agreed to join the Phillies for $330 million over 13 years, the largest free agent contract in MLB history. Though still just 26 years old, Harper has been squarely in the public eye for over a decade, having

Rangers acquire OF Granite from Twins

Texas sends RHP Moore, cash to Minnesota
March 3, 2019

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has acquired outfielder Zack Granite from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for right-handed pitcher Xavier Moore and cash considerations. To make room on the major league roster for Granite, the team has placed outfielder Scott Heineman on the 60-day

Hey Nationals fans, will you boo Bryce Harper when he comes back to D.C.?

@CespedesBBQ
March 1, 2019

A message to Nats fans: Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. That dreaded day has finally come: The Bryce Harper era in D.C. is officially over. The club reportedly made the superstar outfielder a competitive offer, but at the end of the day he agreed to a

MLB: The Show now has a jersey for its cover star, Bryce Harper

@CespedesBBQ
February 28, 2019

At the beginning of the offseason, it was announced that Bryce Harper would be on the cover of MLB: The Show 19 -- despite it being unclear where the coveted free agent would be playing in 2019. All winter, we wondered what jersey Harper would be wearing come Opening Day.

Giants made late push, but Harper picks Phils

Bochy: 'You've got to be thankful for what you have'
@mi_guardado
February 28, 2019

PHOENIX -- Bryce will not be coming to the Bay after all. Despite a late pursuit from the Giants, superstar Bryce Harper agreed to a record 13-year, $330 million deal with the Phillies on Thursday, sources told MLB.com. It is the largest contract in MLB history, topping the 13-year, $325

White Sox ink Ervin Santana to Minors deal

@scottmerkin
February 23, 2019

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The White Sox signed right-handed hurler Ervin Santana on Friday to a Minor League deal with an invitation to big league camp. The deal was made official Saturday after Santana underwent a physical.

Reds sign Jose Iglesias to Minors deal

@m_sheldon
February 23, 2019

GOODYEAR, Ariz. –- The Reds' efforts to add players still hasn’t ended. On Saturday, shortstop Jose Iglesias was signed to a Minor League contract and was invited to big league camp. Iglesias joined the team on the field for its workout shortly after he passed his physical. If he makes

Phils owner Middleton in Harper's hometown

Club's competition fading in pursuit of free agent
@ToddZolecki
February 22, 2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- This is getting serious. A source confirmed an NBC Sports Philadelphia report on Friday night that Phillies owner John Middleton’s plane was in Las Vegas, the hometown of Bryce Harper and his wife Kayla. MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reported that Middleton traveled without Phillies president Andy

Dietrich counting on versatility at Reds camp

@m_sheldon
February 20, 2019

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Let go by the Marlins in November, Derek Dietrich spent his offseason staying ready, being patient and hoping to find the best fit on a new club. That proved to be the Reds, who signed Dietrich to a Minor League deal on Tuesday. Not only was he

Reds add Dietrich on Minor League deal

February 18, 2019

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Upon the passing of his physical on Tuesday, the Reds signed infielder/outfielder Derek Dietrich to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league camp for Spring Training.If he makes the club, Dietrich will earn $2 million this season with the chance for an additional $500,000

Friars get lefty bullpen option by signing Loup

Veteran split time between Toronto and Philadelphia last season
February 17, 2019

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Padres' bullpen was one of the best in baseball last season, and the entire unit is set to return in 2019. But if there was one deficiency in camp, with Matt Strahm and Robbie Erlin shifting to the rotation, it was from the left side.They found

Giants reportedly adding Maybin to OF mix

February 16, 2019

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Four days after signing Gerardo Parra, the Giants are close to adding another veteran reinforcement to their crop of outfielders.The Giants are working to finalize a Minor League deal with outfielder Cameron Maybin, MLB.com has confirmed. Andrew Baggarly and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic were the first

Sevy confident after inking contract extension

Yanks' young ace agrees to 4-year, $40 million deal with club option for 2023
February 16, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. -- Luis Severino had been cautioned that arbitration would not be a fun experience, voicing a desire to avoid the process. About thirty minutes before he and the Yankees would have gone head-to-head in a St. Petersburg conference room, both sides instead celebrated an agreement that provides the

Veteran reliever Storen joins KC on Minors deal

February 15, 2019

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals, who have had success in the past with reclamation projects such as Ryan Madson, added another potential one on Friday.The Royals announced that they have signed right-hander Drew Storen to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal