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Indians | Cleveland signs two players
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:29:27 -0800
Free-agent C Jack Murphy (Dodgers) and LHP Adam Wilk were signed to minor league deals with invites to spring training by the Cleveland Indians Monday, Jan. 22.
White Sox | Three sign with White Sox
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:19:14 -0800
The Chicago White Sox signed RHP Chris Volstad, RHP Michael Ynoa and LHP T.J. House to minor league contracts Monday, Jan. 22. The contracts include invitations to spring training.
Mariners | Seattle invites 15 players to camp
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:33:30 -0800
The Seattle Mariners have invited non-roster RHPs Ryan Cook, Matthew Festa, Ryan Garton, Ljay Newsome and Art Warren, INFs Jordan Cowan, Matt Hague and Zach Vincej, OFs John Andreoli, Andrew Aplin, Braden Bishop and Ian Miller and Cs Joe DeCarlo, Tuffy Gosewisch and Joe Odom to major league spring training camp.
Mariners | Seattle signs five players
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:25:35 -0800
The Seattle Mariners have signed free-agent OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (Brewers), 2B Rey Navarro (Angels) and RHPs Christian Bergman (Mariners), Johendi Jiminian (Rockies) and Casey Lawrence (Mariners) to minor league contracts, with invitations to major league spring training camp.
Mariners | Elbis Afanador signed
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:04:54 -0800
The Seattle Mariners have signed free-agent P Elbis Afanador to a minor league contract.
Cubs | Two players signed
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:57:09 -0800
The Chicago Cubs signed LHP Daniel Camarena and LHP Kyle Ryan to minor league contracts. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Red Sox | Nine players cut
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:38:25 -0800
The Boston Red Sox released RHP Dakota Smith, LHP Ryan Oduber, 1B Tucker Tubbs, 2B Jose Sermo, 2B Yomar Valentin, 3B Mitchell Gunsolus, SS Steven Reveles, OF Bryan Hudson and OF Mike Meyers within the past couple weeks.
Diamondbacks | Taylor Grover signed
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:19:30 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed RHP Taylor Grover to a minor league contract. Financial terms for the deal were not disclosed.
Rangers | Martin Perez ahead of schedule
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:03:18 -0800
Texas Rangers LHP Martin Perez (elbow), who was initially expected to miss the first month of the season after a freak offseason accident in which he broke a bone in his right elbow on Dec. 11, has been rehabbing his injury for a week - following his Dec. 18 surgery - and is optimistic he will not miss any regular-season action.
Indians | Yandy Diaz will not need surgery
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:33:45 -0800
Cleveland Indians 3B Yandy Diaz (groin) has elected rehab over surgery for the sports hernia injury he suffered in winter ball, according to The Athletic's Zack Meisel. Additionally, Meisel reports the Indians plan to keep Diaz at third base as opposed to moving him around the infield.
Red Sox | Eduardo Rodriguez throwing long toss
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:19:06 -0800
Boston Red Sox LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) told the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham that last season's kneecap issue was fixed by surgery and he is feeling confident in his leg. While he has yet to pitch off the mound, he has thrown out to 90 feet without incident.
Mets | David Wright remains uncertain about future
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:00:52 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright (back) wants to continue his playing career, but he is unsure whether he will be able to do so. He is also fearful of the possibility that doctors will eventually tell him continuing to play could damage his long-term quality of life.
Reds | Three Cincinnati SPs on track to begin season
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:55:05 -0800
Cincinnati Reds RHP Anthony DeSclafani (elbow), RHP Homer Bailey (elbow) and LHP Brandon Finnegan (shoulder) are healthy and having normal offseasons, according to manager Bryan Price.
Blue Jays | Randal Grichuk to play mostly in right field
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:53:04 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Randal Grichuk will likely see the bulk of his playing time in right field, although the team believes he can play all three outfield positions, according to general manager Ross Atkins.
Indians | Cleveland lands Adam Wilk on minors deal
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:46:14 -0800
The Cleveland Indians signed free-agent LHP Adam Wilk (Twins) to a minor-league contract Saturday, Jan. 20, with an invitation to spring training. Wilk will receive $560,000 if he makes it to the majors and has the right to opt out of the deal if he's not on the Opening Day roster, according to USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightingale.
Red Sox | Boston invites 12 players to camp
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:52:38 -0800
The Boston Red Sox have invited non-roster RHPs Justin Haley, Kyle Martin, Fernando Rodriguez and Marcus Walden, LHP Bobby Poyner, INFs Michael Chavis and Chad De La Guerra, OFs Jeremy Barfield, Rusney Castillo and Aneury Tavarez and Cs Austin Rei and Jake Romanski to major league spring training camp.
Rangers | Jesus Moreno signed
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:47:11 -0800
The Texas Rangers have signed C Jesus Moreno to a minor league contract.
Red Sox | Oscar Hernandez signed
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:46:11 -0800
The Boston Red Sox signed free-agent Oscar Hernandez (Diamondbacks) to a minor league contract, with an invitation to major league spring training camp.
Red Sox | Boston invites two to camp
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:37:42 -0800
Boston Red Sox C Daniel Butler and INF Ivan De Jesus have received invitations to major league spring training camp.
Phillies | Phils invite seven to camp
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:29:01 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies have invited non-roster RHPs Thomas Eshelman and J.D. Hammer, LHPs Cole Irvin and Brandon Leibrandt, OF Andrew Pullin, 2B Scott Kingery and C Edgar Cabral to major league spring training camp.
Mariners | Gordon Beckham re-signed
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:28:08 -0800
The Seattle Mariners have re-signed free-agent 2B Gordon Beckham to a minor league contract, with an invitation to major league spring training camp.
Padres | San Diego invites 16 players to camp
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:11:47 -0800
The San Diego Padres have invited non-roster RHPs Adam Cimber, Brett Kennedy, Kyle Lloyd, Jacob Nix, Cal Quantrill, T.J. Weir, Trey Wingenter and Eric Yardley, LHPs Eric Lauer and Joey Lucchesi, INFs Josh Naylor, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias, Cs Austin Allen and Stephen McGee and OF Franmil Reyes to major league spring training camp.
Marlins | Jonathan Rodriguez signed
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:07:58 -0800
The Miami Marlins signed free-agent 1B Jonathan Rodriguez (Twins) to a minor league contract Friday, Jan. 19.
Orioles | Eddie Gamboa signed
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:06:56 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles signed free-agent RHP Eddie Gamboa (Dodgers) to a minor league contract Friday, Jan. 19.
Twins | Minnesota signs two players
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:03:21 -0800
The Minnesota Twins signed free-agent RHP Omar Bencomo (Marlins) and OF Jermaine Curtis (Athletics) to minor league contracts Friday, Jan. 19.
Twins | Kyle Gibson likely headed to arbitration
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:33:31 -0800
Minnesota Twins RHP Kyle Gibson is expected to have a salary arbitration hearing next month. He is hoping to make $4.55 million during the 2018 season, while the team submitted a figure of $4.2 million by last week's deadline
Twins | Michael Pineda begins throwing program
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:27:29 -0800
Minnesota Twins RHP Michael Pineda (elbow) did not experience any setbacks while playing catch Thursday, Jan. 18. He made 30 throws from a distance of 60 feet and is scheduled to throw again Monday, Jan. 22.
Twins | Trevor May rehab update
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:27:04 -0800
Minnesota Twins RHP Trevor May (elbow) is currently throwing from a distance of 120 feet and is hopeful that he can throw off a mound by the end of the month.
Rangers | Martin Perez could be ready for opener
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:22:50 -0800
Texas Rangers LHP Martin Perez (elbow) believes he will be able to pitch by Opening Day despite sustaining a fractured right elbow in a freak accident on his ranch last month. He has been rehabbing in Texas for the past week and expects to throw a bullpen session within the next week.
Orioles | Audry Perez re-signed
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:11:19 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles re-signed free-agent C Audry Perez to a minor league contract Friday, Jan. 19. He is expected to compete for the No. 2 catching job in spring training but the team would still like to add another veteran.
Dodgers | Donovan Solano agrees to terms
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:09:58 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with free-agent INF Donovan Solano (Yankees) on a minor league contract Friday, Jan. 19, according to a source.
Brewers | Seven invited to spring camp
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:42:43 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers invited six non-roster players to spring training, including OF Kyle Wren, RHP Corbin Burnes, 2B Nate Orf, 2B Keston Hiura, RHP Luis Ortiz and RHP Jon Perrin. In addition, RHP Ernesto Frieri was signed to a minor league contract and invited to spring camp, with financial terms unannounced.
Mets | Nine players invited to spring camp
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:26:34 -0800
New York Mets non-roster OF Tim Tebow was invited to spring training along with eight other players on Friday, Jan. 19. The others include 1B Peter Alonso, RHP Adonis Uceta, 3B David Thompson, RHP's Corey Taylor and Drew Smith, C Patrick Mazeika, OF Kevin Kaczmarski and LHP P.J. Conlon.
Mets | Kevin McGowan outrighted
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:23:06 -0800
New York Mets RHP Kevin McGowan was sent outright to Class AAA Las Vegas on Friday, Jan. 19.
Cardinals | St. Louis trades Randal Grichuk
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:42:08 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, Jan. 19, in exchange for RHP Dominic Leone and RHP Conner Greene.
Blue Jays | Toronto acquires Randal Grichuk
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:41:32 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, Jan. 19, in exchange for RHP Dominic Leone and RHP Conner Greene.
Mariners | Seattle claims Chasen Bradford
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:30:03 -0800
The Seattle Mariners claimed RHP Chasen Bradford off waivers from the New York Mets Friday, Jan. 19.
Mets | Adrian Gonzalez signs
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:49:13 -0800
The New York Mets officially signed 1B Adrian Gonzalez (Braves) to a one-year, $545,000 contact on Thursday, Jan. 18.
Giants | Engelb Vielma claimed by San Francisco
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:25:27 -0800
The San Francisco Giants claimed SS Engelb Vielma from the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, Jan. 18.
Rangers | Texas signs three to minor league deals
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:35:51 -0800
The Texas Rangers signed C Curt Casali, OF Jose Cardona, RHP Tayler Scott to minor league contracts Thursday, Jan. 18. The deals include invitations to spring training.
White Sox | Jacob May outrighted
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:18:10 -0800
Chicago White Sox OF Jacob May was outrighted to Class AAA Charlotte Thursday, Jan. 18, after he cleared waivers.
Padres | Five players signed by Padres
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:33:24 -0800
The San Diego Padres signed RHPs Jonathan Aro, Michael Mariot, and Robert Stock, C Rafael Lopez and OF Shane Peterson to minor league deals Thursday, Jan. 18, with invites to spring training.
Pirates | Felipe Rivero extension official
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:11:06 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates LHP Felipe Rivero officially signed his four-year contract extension Thursday, Jan. 18, with club options for 2022 and 2023. The previously reported amount for the deal was about $22 million.
Mets | Two Mets cut
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:16:02 -0800
New York Mets RHP Kevin McGowan and RHP Chasen Bradford were designated for assignment Thursday, Jan. 18.
Brewers | Ernesto Frieri signs with Brewers
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:47:46 -0800
Free-agent RHP Ernesto Frieri (Mariners) signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Jan. 18.
Blue Jays | Al Alburquerque signs with Toronto
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:22:53 -0800
Free-agent RHP Al Alburquerque (White Sox) signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, Jan. 18, with an invitation to spring training.
Mets | Michael Conforto likely back in May
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:50:38 -0800
New York Mets OF Michael Conforto (shoulder) is not expected to return from shoulder surgery until May, according to general manager Sandy Alderson. Conforto dislocated his shoulder while swinging a bat last August and underwent the procedure in September.
Royals | Tyler Collins joins Royals on minors deal
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:04:23 -0800
Free-agent OF Tyler Collins (Tigers) signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.
Tigers | Jose Iglesias agrees to terms
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:07:05 -0800
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias avoided arbitration Wednesday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year deal with the Tigers. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Pirates | Shane Carle sent to Atlanta
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:58:50 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Shane Carle was traded to the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Jan. 17, in exchange for a player to be named or cash.
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