MLB Rumors

Kansas City Royals agree to deal with Ian Kennedy

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 23:  Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy #22 of the San Diego Padres delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Ian Kennedy and the Kansas City Royals are in agreement on a five-year, $70 million deal according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. ian kennedy, royals in agreement on $70M, 5-yr deal — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 16, 2016 The Royals will be Kennedy’s fourth team in his nine-year career. He has spent the last two and a half seasons with ...

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Baltimore Orioles agree to deal with Chris Davis

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Chris Davis and the Baltimore Orioles have reached an agreement on a seven-year, $161 million contract, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. The two sides had reportedly had struggles to reach an agreement, according to multiple reports. However, they have come in an agreement on the largest deal in Orioles history. davis gets $161M for 7 years #orioles — Jon ...

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New York Mets near deal Alejandro De Aza

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The New York Mets and outfielder Alejandro De Aza are nearing a deal that would bring the left-handed hitting outfielder to the Mets, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. De Aza and the Mets have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth around $4.5 million, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. De Aza spent the 2015 season with three different teams, ...

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Mike Leake signs with St. Louis Cardinals

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Mike Leake and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a five-year, $80 million contract, according to SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. Sources: Cardinals close to deal with Mike Leake. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 22, 2015 Leake was being pursued by the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Choosing the Cardinals means that St. Louis has ...

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Seattle Mariners Re-Sign Hisashi Iwakuma

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The Seattle Mariners have re-signed starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden. The Los Angeles Dodgers had originally agreed to a three-year deal with Iwakuma, but reports from the Jiji Press in Japan said that the deal was falling through due to a failed physical. The Dodgers remained engaged with Iwakuma, but the Mariners agreed to bring him ...

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Philadelphia Phillies acquire Charlie Morton from Pirates

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The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired starting pitcher Charlie Morton from the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Phillies announced. Morton, 32, will become a free agent following the 2016 season. It is a low-risk trade for the Phillies to add to their rotation. The Pirates are able to move Morton and his contract to pursue other deals and possibly free agents. Morton has ...

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Houston Astros acquire Ken Giles from Phillies

Aug 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Ken Giles (53) pitches during the ninth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Nationals 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros have acquired closer Ken Giles from the Philadelphia Phillies in a seven-player trade the Phillies announced. The Astros will also receive infielder Jonathan Arauz. The Phillies will receive pitchers Brett Oberholtzer, former first round pick Mark Appel, Vincent Velasquez, Thomas Eshelman and Harold Arauz. Houston was interested in closer Aroldis Chapman, but get a young closer in ...

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Chicago Cubs sign Jason Heyward to 8-year, $184M deal

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The Chicago Cubs have signed outfielder Jason Heyward to an eight-year, $184 million deal, according to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi. Heyward, 26, signed an eight-year deal worth $184 million. The contract will net him an AAV of $23 million per year. There is also an opt-out clause in his contract following his third season. Heyward spent last season with the ...

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New York Mets Sign Asdrubal Cabrera

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The New York Mets have signed utility infielder Asdrubal Cabrera to a two-year deal, according to SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. Source: Mets are finalizing a deal with Asdrubal Cabrera. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 10, 2015 Cabrera, 30, has played nine seasons and spent the 2015 season with the Tampa Bay Rays. Cabrera is a middle infielder that can play second ...

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Detroit Tigers Acquire Justin Wilson From Yankees

Jun 14, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Justin Wilson (41) pitches during the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. New York Yankees defeated Baltimore Orioles 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers acquired relief pitcher Justin Wilson from the New York Yankees in return for two minor leaguers, the team’s announced on Wednesday. Wilson, 28, is a left-handed pitcher. The Tigers have been looking to improve their bullpen during the offseason, and could still be looking to add to it. Wilson will serve as a set-up man along with ...

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