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MASN Sports

Weekend negotiations led to Trumbo deal - School of Roch

Just as it appeared that the Orioles moved away from free agent outfielder Mark Trumbo, the sides came together on a deal that works for both parties. Agent Joel Wolfe and executive vice president Dan Duquette reopened the lines of...

Newark Star-Ledger

MLB hot stove notes: Why Yankees passed on signing Edwin Encarnacion

Another free agent slugger finds a home with Mark Trumbo agreeing to a deal.


Murphy: Free-agent classes loaded when Phils are ready to go for it

TWICE, Pete Mackanin summoned three intriguing words to convey his point. This was Wednesday, in the long-dormant interview room at Citizens Bank Park where he met the media after each of the Phillies' 37 wins and 44 losses at home last season. Reporters were asking him this year's version of a question that has defined the club since Mackanin's bosses acknowledged the obvious and officially labeled themselves rebuilders.

Orange County Register

Angels reportedly nearing multiyear deal with Luis Valbuena

The Angels are reportedly nearing a multiyear deal with free agent Luis Valbuena, who would add depth at multiple positions on their infield and another left-handed bat to their roster. Terms of the deal, reported Thursday by Venezuelan reporter...

Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun

Orioles agree to three-year deal with slugger Mark Trumbo

Another offseason-long saga of whether the major league home run champion would stay in Baltimore after testing free agency was resolved Thursday when the Orioles agreed to re-sign free-agent outfielder/designated hitter Mark Trumbo.

Baltimore Sun

Orioles agree to three-year, $37.5 million deal with slugger Mark Trumbo

Another offseason-long saga of whether the major league home run champion would stay in Baltimore after testing free agency was resolved Thursday when the Orioles agreed to re-sign free-agent outfielder/designated hitter Mark Trumbo.

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers' center field battle taking shape after trade

The center field competition is now up to Brad Ausmus to sort out, GM Al Avila said, although he said he would continue to monitor the trade and free agent markets. DETROIT -- When the Detroit Tigers acquired Mikie Mahtook Wednesday night in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, JaCoby Jones called up his old teammate and Al Avila called up his old boss. Jones and Mahtook played together at LSU at 2011 under coach Paul Mainieri, a longtime friend of Avila's who gave him his start as a college coach in south Florida 30 years ago.  "He told us he (Mahtook) is one of...

SportsNet New York

Latest on Bullpen Market as of Jan. 19

The Mets have been reaching out to free-agent relievers with big-league experience, but are expected to only sign pitchers to minor-league deals, according to multiple reports.

SportsNet New York

Harper implies Nationals are spending money in wrong place

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper wants the team to invest in free agents Matt Wieters and Greg Holland more than he wants the team to get an upgraded spring training complex.

Sacramento Bee

Pitcher Feliz signs with Brewers, joins mix for closer job

Free agent right-hander Neftali Feliz has signed a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, who are looking for a closer in the bullpen. Feliz's deal, which was announced by the …

Sacramento Bee

Francona on Encarnacion: I didn't think there was a chance

When Edwin Encarnacion became a free agent this offseason, Indians manager Terry Francona didn't allow himself to daydream about adding the former Blue Jays slugger to his roster. "I didn't …

Sacramento Bee

Rangers complete free agent deal with RHP Tyson Ross

Right-hander Tyson Ross and the Texas Rangers have completed a $6 million, one-year contract after the pitcher who made only one start last season passed a physical. The deal announced …

MASN Sports

Orioles nearing deal with Trumbo - School of Roch

The Orioles are nearing an agreement with free agent outfielder Mark Trumbo, pending a physical, according to an industry source. The deal is for three years and below $40 million, according to the source. The Orioles pulled their original offer...

New York Post

Brian Cashman: Yankees ready to be ‘big-game hunters’ in 2018

The Yankees haven’t made too many big free-agent splashes in the past two years — bringing back Aroldis Chapman and signing Matt Holiday are the main two moves they’ve made this offseason — and like everyone else, general manager Brian Cashman is looking ahead to baseball’s vaunted 2018 free-agent class. Though he is prohibited from commenting on the...

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees' Brian Cashman on 'big-game hunting' for Bryce Harper, Manny Machado in 2018

Cashman was asked about 2018 free agent class during a Q&A with fans Tuesday night in Manhattan.

Sacramento Bee

AP source: Bautista, Blue Jays finalize $18M, 1-year deal

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Jose Bautista is staying with the Toronto Blue Jays after agreeing to an $18 million, …

Orange County Register

Angels ink Kole Calhoun to 3-year, $26M deal

The Angels signed Kole Calhoun to a three-year, $26-million deal on Wednesday, locking him up through his final arbitration-eligible seasons, plus a $14 million option for 2020, which would be his first year of free agency. The Angels last week...

Los Angeles Times

Angels and Kole Calhoun agree on three-year contract extension

The Angels and right fielder Kole Calhoun have agreed on a three-year, $26-million contract extension. The deal includes a club option for the 2020 season, which would have been his first year of free agency. Calhoun, 29, can make an additional $14 million if the option is exercised. The sides...

Twins Insider | Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Molitor would like to another veteran added to the roster

Plenty of free agents are available as the Twins continue to work on their roster before pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 14.

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News: Mets’ trade options for Bruce dwindling

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The number of potential destinations for Jay Bruce appears to be down to two, as the Phillies and Blue Jays may have found alternate options for their outfields. Around the NL East The Phillies signed free-agent Michael Saunders to help shore up their outfield for 2017. The Braves and the Nationals both have prospects on MLB.com’s Pipeline’s All-Defense Team. Marlins Park is currently being transformed to host the “Race of Champions” this upcoming weekend. Around MLB David Ortiz denied rumors...

Kansas City Star

The first pitch: Who do the Royals have under club control beyond 2017?

For most of this Royals offseason, a familiar narrative has taken root. It goes as follows: The club’s true window to compete is about to close when a massive free-agent …

Bird Land | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Cardinals still shopping for a lefthanded-hitting outfielder

Free-agent pool offers some intrigue, from Fuld to Blanco, for role.

Toronto Sun

Ex-Blue Jay Saunders signs with Phillies: Report

While the Blue Jays and Jose Bautista were closing in on a new deal, it appears another free agent won't be lured back to Toronto this season.

CSN Philly

Source: Phillies have agreement with free-agent OF Michael Saunders

The Phillies are putting the finishing touches on a deal with outfielder Michael Saunders, according to a source.Jon Morosi of MLB.com reported the deal was

Toronto Star

Jose Bautista close to signing with Blue Jays: Reports

Free agent slugger Jose Bautista is on the verge of signing a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Kansas City Star

Royals, starter Danny Duffy agree to contract extension through 2021 season

The Royals and left-handed starter Danny Duffy on Monday agreed to a new five-year, $65 million contract that runs through the 2021 season. Duffy could have become a free agent …

CSN MidAtlantic

Chris Carter is talking to the Orioles and Rangers

Free agent first baseman Chris Carter has been linked to the Orioles and Rangers, per agent Dave Stewarts comments to Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette of MLB Network. Stewart has discussed his client with at least four teams since the beginning of the year, with the Athletics being the only notable exception so far. Carter, []

Sacramento Bee

Cubs OF Heyward hard at work on revamped swing

A year ago, Jason Heyward was one of the main attractions at the Chicago Cubs' winter convention. The outfielder had just agreed to a big free-agent deal, and he was …

Should the New York Mets pursue Matt Wieters?

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Gary Apple, John Harper, and Nelson Figueroa take a look at free-agent catcher Matt Wieters as a possible target for the New York Mets behind the plate.

Mets Hot Stove: Where do the New York Mets stand in 2017?

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Andy Martino, Josh Satin, and Gary Apple discuss the current state of the New York Mets roster so far through the free agency and the offseason.

Blue Jays "absolutely could" land big bullpen arm in this market

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins says they're not as aggressively pursuing some of the big bullpen arms via free agency or trade, but are certainly open to it.