MLB NEWS ARCHIVE

» Sunday, January 22, 2017

Braves reach one-year deal with C Suzuki

5:37 PM

The Atlanta Braves and catcher Kurt Suzuki agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract, multiple media outlets reported Sunday.

Royals RHP Ventura killed in car crash

3:52 PM

Kanas City Royals right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday. He was 25.

Royals RHP Ventura killed in car crash

12:37 PM

Kanas City Royals right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday. He was 25.

» Friday, January 20, 2017

Athletics ink RHP Casilla to 2-year apct

5:21 PM

Former San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Oakland Athletics on Friday.

Orioles, Trumbo reach 3-year, $37.5M deal

12:07 PM

The Baltimore Orioles are bringing back slugger Mark Trumbo, who agreed to a three-year, $37.5 million contract Friday.

» Thursday, January 19, 2017

MLB notebook: Orioles close to deal with Trumbo

6:52 PM

The Baltimore Orioles and outfielder Mark Trumbo are nearing agreement on a three-year deal worth between $35 to $40 million, according to multiple published reports Thursday.

Orioles near deal with Trumbo

6:49 PM

The Baltimore Orioles and outfielder Mark Trumbo are nearing agreement on a three-year deal worth between $35 to $40 million, according to multiple published reports Thursday.

Astros, Fiers agree on one-year deal

5:20 PM

The Houston Astros and right-hander Mike Fiers reached agreement on a one-year, $3.45 million deal on Thursday to avoid arbitration.

Brewers agree to deal with RHP Feliz

2:09 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers added veteran depth to their bullpen on Thursday by reaching agreement with free agent right-hander Neftali Feliz on a one-year, $5.35 million deal.

Marlins deal top prospect for Reds RHP Straily

10:23 AM

The Miami Marlins acquired well-traveled right-hander Dan Straily from the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday for a trio of prospects.

Public 2018 Hall ballots should benefit Bonds, Clemens

2:04 AM

If you love baseball and care about the Hall of Fame, it is time to familiarize yourself with a principle called "The Observer Effect."

» Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Pudge, Bagwell, Raines get Hall call

7:44 PM

PHOENIX -- The long (and longer) waits for Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines are finally over. Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez had no such stress.

MLB notebook: Bagwell, Raines, Rodriguez named to Hall of Fame

7:09 PM

First baseman Jeff Bagwell, outfielder Tim Raines and catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez on Wednesday were selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017.

Pudge Rodriguez, Bagwell, Raines selected to Hall of Fame

6:51 PM

First baseman Jeff Bagwell, outfielder Tim Raines and catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez on Wednesday were selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017.

C Arencibia, who played for three teams, retires

5:32 PM

Veteran catcher J.P. Arencibia announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Wednesday.

Versatile INF Plouffe agrees to one-year deal with A’s

5:00 PM

The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with infielder Trevor Plouffe on a one-year, $5.25 million contract Wednesday.

Angels OF Calhoun gets 3-year extension

5:00 PM

Outfielder Kole Calhoun agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Angels, plus a club option for 2020, the team announced on Wednesday.

» Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MLB notebook: Bautista agrees to deal with Blue Jays

7:16 PM

Outfielder Jose Bautista is returning to the Blue Jays on a one-year deal, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

Rangers LHP Diekman to undergo surgery for colitis

6:13 PM

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jake Diekman is scheduled to have surgery later this month to minimize the effects of ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease.

Bautista reaches deal with Blue Jays

3:29 PM

Outfielder Jose Bautista is returning to the Blue Jays on a one-year deal, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

Rangers sign Hamilton to minor league deal

2:38 PM

Former American League MVP Josh Hamilton agreed to terms on a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers, the team announced Tuesday.

» Monday, January 16, 2017

MLB Notebook: Cubs feted at White House

6:40 PM

President Barack Obama, wrapping up his last week in office, celebrated with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs at the White House on Monday.

Phillies, Saunders agree to one-year deal

5:33 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a one-year, $9 million contract with outfielder Michael Saunders, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Cubs feted at White House for World Series title

4:05 PM

President Barack Obama, wrapping up his last week in office, celebrated with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs at the White House on Monday.

Royals ink Duffy to five-year, $65 million deal

3:10 PM

The Kansas City Royals agreed to a five-year, $65 million contract with left-hander Danny Duffy on Monday.

» Saturday, January 14, 2017

Changing times boost Hall chances for Bonds, Clemens

9:40 PM

When Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens first appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot, it was a tough sell. The case for both was clouded by evidence that they used performance-enhancing drugs. Nothing was proved in legal proceedings against either, yet there was all that testimony.

All smiles for Cubs in wake of World Series title

8:47 PM

CHICAGO -- There were several anxious moments as Kyle Schwarber jumped off a 3-foot dais to greet a young fan at a downtown hotel on Saturday.

» Friday, January 13, 2017

Pirates avoid arbitration with Cole, 4 others

7:45 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates and right-handed ace Gerrit Cole agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million deal on Friday to avoid arbitration.

MLB notebook: Harper, Arrieta get hefty 1-year deals

7:41 PM

Washington Nationals star outfielder Bryce Harper avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $13.625 million deal Friday.

Cubs, Arrieta reach agreement on one-year deal

7:08 PM

The Chicago Cubs and right-hander Jake Arrieta avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $15.64 million contract on Friday.

Padres, Myers closing in on 6-year, $80 million deal

5:30 PM

The San Diego Padres and All-Star first baseman Wil Myers are on the verge of agreeing to a six-year deal worth more than $80 million, multiple outlets reported on Friday.

Bradley Jr. agrees to 1-year pact with Red Sox

5:25 PM

The Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration with All-Star outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. when the two sides agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal on Friday.

Royals, Hosmer avoid arbitration with $12.25M deal

4:42 PM

Kansas City Royals star first baseman Eric Hosmer avoided arbitration with the team by agreeing to a one-year, $12.25 million deal Friday.

Indians, closer Allen avoid arbitration with $7.35M deal

3:39 PM

Postseason standout Cody Allen agreed to a one-year, $7.35 million deal with the Cleveland Indians on Friday to avoid salary arbitration.

Rockies 3B Arenado agrees to 2-year, $29.5M deal

3:39 PM

Colorado Rockies star Nolan Arenado agreed to a two-year, $29.5 million deal with the club on Friday to avoid salary arbitration.

Nationals, OF Harper reach $13.625M deal

3:39 PM

Washington Nationals star outfielder Bryce Harper avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $13.625 million deal Friday.

Orioles, closer Britton agree to $11.4M deal

3:39 PM

The Baltimore Orioles avoided salary arbitration with star closer Zach Britton on Friday when the two sides agreed on a one-year, $11.4 million deal.

Astros, LHP Keuchel avoid arbitration on $9.15M deal

3:39 PM

The Houston Astros avoided salary arbitration with left-hander Dallas Keuchel by agreeing to terms on a one-year, $9.15 million deal Friday.

» Thursday, January 12, 2017

Indians, Bauer agree to one-year contract

6:35 PM

The Cleveland Indians and right-hander Trevor Bauer agreed to a one-year, $3.55 million deal on Thursday to avoid salary arbitration.

Cardinals, Adams reach agreement on one-year deal

5:07 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals and first baseman Matt Adams reached agreement on a one-year, $2.8 million deal on Thursday.

» Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Mariners acquire LHP Smyly from Rays for three players

5:05 PM

The Seattle Mariners acquired left-hander pitcher Drew Smyly from the Tampa Bay Rays in a four-player trade on Wednesday.

Cubs to visit White House on Monday

4:39 PM

The World Series champion Chicago Cubs will break from tradition and visit President Barack Obama on Monday during his last week in the White House.

Mariners acquire RHP Simmons, OF Smith from Braves

3:43 PM

The Seattle Mariners acquired right-handed pitcher Shae Simmons and outfielder Mallex Smith from the Atlanta Braves in a trade Wednesday.

» Friday, January 6, 2017

Mariners land RHP Gallardo, OF Dyson

5:49 PM

The Seattle Mariners made a move to bolster their starting rotation on Friday when they acquired right-hander Yovani Gallardo and cash considerations from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Seth Smith.

Mariners land Gallardo, OF Smith to O’s

2:07 PM

The Seattle Mariners made a move to bolster their starting rotation on Friday when they acquired right-hander Yovani Gallardo and cash considerations from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Seth Smith.

Reds 2B Phillips blocks potential trade to Braves

12:32 AM

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips invoked his no-trade clause in November to block a potential trade to the Atlanta Braves, MLB Network reported Thursday.

» Thursday, January 5, 2017

Reds 2B Phillips reportedly blocked potential trade to Braves

11:43 PM

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips invoked his no-trade clause in November to block a potential trade to the Atlanta Braves, MLB Network reported Thursday.

» Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Athletics reportedly sign OF Davis

9:11 PM

Outfielder Rajai Davis signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, as first reported by Yahoo! Sports and later confirmed by multiple outlets.

Storen signs one-year contract with Reds

6:04 PM

The Cincinnati Reds agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Drew Storen on Tuesday, the team announced.

Pirates 3B Kang may lose WBC roster spot

10:58 AM

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang may lose his spot on South Korea's roster for the World Baseball Classic after his third arrest for driving under the influence since 2009 last month in Seoul.