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The Force is strong with these ballplayers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:11:33 GMT

As "The Last Jedi" hits theaters, some MLB personalities try their hands at being casting directors and tell us which baseball players would be in "Star Wars."

Luke Gregerson, Cardinals finalize $11M, 2-year contract

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:40:02 GMT

Reliever Luke Gregerson and the St. Louis Cardinals have finalized an $11 million, two-year contract. A 33-year-old right-hander, Gregerson will have salaries of $5 million in each of the next two seasons, and St. Louis has a $5 million option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout. The option year would

MLB to investigate leak of Shohei Ohtani's medical test results

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:30:50 GMT

In Thursday's Rule 5 draft that concluded the annual winter meetings, the Angels selected right-hander Luke Bard from the Minnesota Twins . The Twins had taken , the brother of former big leaguer Daniel Bard, in the first round of the 2012 draft. The 27-year-old must remain on the Angels' active

Angels' moves hurt Phillies' chances of catching Trout

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:29:59 GMT

Phillies fans eager to see Mike Trout come here can't like what the Angels have done so far this offseason. By Rob Ellis

2018 Category Sleepers - BA

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:24:00 GMT

Seth Trachtman looks at 2018 sleepers for batting average, including former top Rangers prospect Jurickson Profar.

Ex-Dodgers Owner Says Back Off Derek Jeter, 'Gonna Do Great' as MLB Boss

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:17:00 GMT

Ex-Dodgers Owner Back Off Jeter Gonna Be 'Great' MLB Boss 1 12/14/2017 11:17 AM PST Derek Jeter's haters can take a seat ... 'cause he ain't gonna let the Marlins suck forever -- so says legendary MLB boss Peter O'Malley.  O'Malley was the man back when he ran the Dodgers

Astros draft former MLB outfielder Gose, hoping he can pitch

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:16:53 GMT

The Houston Astros have added former big league outfielder Anthony Gose, hoping he can develop as a left-handed pitcher. The World Series champions took Gose from the Texas Rangers' minor league system Thursday in the annual winter meeting draft of players left off 40-man rosters. Now 27, Gose

Source: Giants checked in on White Sox All-Star outfielder

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:13:52 GMT

The Giants are looking all over for help in the outfield. One name they are looking into was a first-time All-Star in 2017...

Does a Manny Machado trade to the White Sox make sense?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:55:23 GMT

The rebuilding White Sox are reportedly interested in giving up promising prospects for Manny Machado.

Thanks to a Cardinals trade, Stephen Piscotty can now be closer to his ailing mom

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:54:06 GMT

The Cardinals traded Stephen Piscotty to the Athletics, which lets him be closer to his mother, who was diagnosed with ALS earlier this year.

Joe Smith signs two-year deal with Houston Astros

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:34:49 GMT

Scott Springer takes a look at possible candidates to join the Eastern Cincinnati Conference. Joe Smith, the former Amelia High School baseball standout who has pitched for five Major League Baseball teams, agreed to a two-year contract with the World Series champion Houston Astros. From Smith via Twitter

Mets Rumors: 'Serious Talks' Held with Jason Kipnis During MLB Winter Meetings

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:08:43 GMT

The New York Mets have had "serious talks" with the Cleveland Indians regarding a possible trade to acquire Jason Kipnis, according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation.   Cotillo added, however, that the "fit looks even better with [Ian] Kinsler to Anaheim." Kipnis has certainly been a

Al Leiter tells Billy Martin stories ahead of documentary on Yankees' manager

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:04:38 GMT

Like the man himself, Billy Martin stories are endlessly fascinating.  If you've watched MLB Network at any point in the past week or so — and if you're a baseball fan, you've probably been glued to the channel during baseball's annual winter meetings in Orlando — you've seen the

Law: Rule 5 draft features intriguing names -- for a change

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:15:28 GMT

Keith Law ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior baseball analyst for Insider Was special asst. to Blue Jays GM Wrote for Baseball Prospectus Follow on Twitter The Rule 5 draft is usually much ado about nothing, the least exciting hour on the baseball calendar, at least since the 2006 CBA gutted the player

2017 MLB winter meetings trade and free-agency buzz

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:19:03 GMT

The winter meetings are going strong, and speculation is heating up across baseball. Here is what you need to know: Winter meetings preview:? Guide | Predictions | What's next? Trade and signing reaction: Inside the Stanton trade ?|? Cubs add pitching depth More hot stove:? Insider: Top free agents

Winter Meetings Done Deals: Cubs and Twins each sign a right-handed reliever

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:05:42 GMT

Our rundown of all the free-agent signings and trades at MLB's Winter Meetings.

Mets leave Winter Meetings with deal for reliever Anthony Swarzak — here's what's next

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:25:07 GMT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Sandy Alderson walked out of the Winter Meetings content with what the Mets accomplished over the past four days. The Mets GM has a deal in place to address the need for another bullpen arm, narrowly missed out on a veteran second baseman who could improve the lineup and has

Houston cuts in on Rangers, takes pitcher-outfielder in draft

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:52:00 GMT

Tocci, 22, played at the Double- and Triple-A levels this year. He hit .307 with a .760 OPS for 430 at-bats in the Double-A Eastern League and .189 with a.449 OPS for 53 at-bats in the Triple-A International League. Tocci received a $759,000 signing bonus as a 16-year-old amateur out of Venezuela. Tocci

Todd Frazier reportedly has drawn interest from about 10 teams

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:25 GMT

Todd Frazier discusses the loss and his big at-bat. Todd Frazier, a former Cincinnati Reds fan favorite and 2015 Home Run Derby champ who has since played for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees, is a free agent, has had about 10 teams express various levels of interest and may have had his market

Reports: Closer Rodney reaches deal with Twins

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:44:38 GMT

ESPN news services The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a one-year deal with closer Fernando Rodney, according to multiple reports Thursday. The deal, first reported by Sirius XM, could reach $6 million with incentives and is pending a physical. Rodney went 5-4 with a 4.23 ERA and converted 39 of 45 save

Tampa Bay Rays lose RHP Burch Smith in Rule 5 draft, keep Nick Ciuffo

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:43:00 GMT

The Rays lost RHP Burch Smith in Thursday's Rule 5 draft but were happy to see him get an opportunity in Kansas City. They also were pleased to hang on to C Nick Ciuffo, who was left exposed but not selected. Smith, 27, was acquired from the Padres as part of the 11-player Wil Myers-Steven Souza

Anderson, Senators stop skids with 3-2 win over Rangers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:26:04 GMT

Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators are happy to be home.

Brewers continue to look for additions after quiet winter meetings

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:20:35 GMT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – During his two-plus years as general manager of the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers, David Stearns has kept transaction addicts happy by making one player move after another. That gravy train of news slowed down this week at baseball's winter meetings, where the Brewers failed

MLB free agents 2017-18: Ranking the top 101 players available this offseason

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:06:13 GMT

The first several weeks of MLB's annual Hot Stove season were luke-warm at best. With the Winter Meetings rapidly approaching (they open Dec. 10) and the Giancarlo Stanton trade talks maybe (hopefully) nearing a conclusion, expect the free-agent signings to happen rather rapidly over the next couple

Yankees' lineup possibilities seem endless with Giancarlo Stanton

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:00:36 GMT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Yankees' lineup was a frequent topic of conversation during what was an otherwise uneventful Winter Meetings. Adding the reigning NL MVP, Giancarlo Stanton (59 homers), to a team that scored 858 runs (second in MLB) and blasted 241 homers (first) will cause that to happen

Daniels says time on Rangers' side as winter meetings close, prospects sought

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:50:00 GMT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. The race to escape the Dolphin half of the Swan & Dolphin Resort on Thursday opened with a false start, as technical difficulties delayed the Rule 5 draft just as the first pick was to be announced. The fourth pick, outfielder Carlos Tocci, was made some 10 minutes later by the

Cubs continue to bolster bullpen by adding another former Rays pitcher

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:45:37 GMT

The Cubs' bullpen rebuild continued with the reported signing of Steve Cishek, who pitcher under new pitching coach Jim Hickey in Tampa.

Cardinals reach for a few 'lottery tickets' in Rule 5 draft

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:20:00 GMT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • A loophole used against them a few years ago worked for the Cardinals on Thursday as they reached into the Rule 5 draft and selected a teenage outfielder who they consider a "lottery ticket." In the minor-league portion of the Rule 5 draft, the Cardinals took two outfielders

Giants Insider: TE Rhett Ellison

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:22:24 GMT

Giants Insider: TE Rhett Ellison TE Rhett Ellison chats with after an impressive performance against the Cowboys

With Rule 5 pick, Giants select right-hander with 103 mph fastball

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:17:19 GMT

Rule 5 picks rarely stick. But the Giants believe the 22-year old has the stuff to potentially be in the back end of their bullpen throughout the season...

Phillies make a pick and a trade in Rule 5 draft

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:08:55 GMT

The Phillies were active in Thursday's Rule 5 draft, making a pick and promptly trading him. By Jim Salisbury

Detroit Tigers select OF Victor Reyes with first pick in Rule 5 Draft

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:03:31 GMT

Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire answers questions from the winter meetings in Orlando on Dec. 13, 2017. ORLANDO, Fla. — Victor Reyes enters the mix to be the Tigers' starting center fielder after being selected with the first pick of the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday. Reyes, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound switch-hitter

Cubs sign sinkerballer Steve Cishek

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:51:07 GMT

Cishek posted a 2.01 ERA and allowed just 26 hits in 44.2 innings between the Mariners and Rays last season

The one line you need to hear from each manager at winter meetings

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT We listened to all 29 managers in Orlando so you don't have to (Ned Yost did not attend the 2018 winter meetings). Here are the most interesting takeaways from their time at the winter meetings. AL East Buck Showalter on how to combat Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge and the Yankees' offense

10 Win-Win Trade Ideas Coming Out of the 2017 MLB Winter Meetings

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:57:45 GMT

The fire sale is on in South Beach. The Marlins have already dealt Stanton and Marcell Ozuna and could soon swap Christian Yelich, the final member of their talent-laden outfield. Miami is set to meet with Yelich to discuss the possibility of a trade, per Heyman. The 26-year-old is signed through 2021

Keidel: Stingy Mets Disappear Deeper Into Yankees' Shadow

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:32:23 GMT

If you just started following baseball in the last few months, you'd have no way of knowing the Yankees were supposed to be rebuilding over the last year while the Mets were the it and trendy team in the Big Apple back in April. The Mets made the World Series in 2015 and somehow lost four games despite

Padres are the “clear-cut favorites” for Eric Hosmer

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:31:25 GMT

Hosmer has met with the club twice now

Cubs, White Sox scouts to be honored

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:15:00 GMT

The late Stan Zielinski of the Cubs and Dave Yoakum of the White Sox will be honored for their service as scouts Jan. 13 at the 15th annual “In the Spirit of the Game” dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif. Zielinski, who passed away last January at 64, and Yoakum, who turns 72 on Friday, will receive the George

Tigers send Kinsler to Angels for two prospects

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:48:23 GMT

DETROIT (AP) — The busy Los Angeles Angels filled a big hole at second base, acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers Wednesday night. Detroit received 18-year-old right-hander Wilkel Hernandez and 23-year-old outfielder Troy Montgomery in the trade. The 35-year-old Kinsler

MLB Winter Meetings Day 4 Live: Latest News, Rumors, Analysis

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:48:20 GMT

7:48 a.m.: Could the Boston Red Sox lose out on free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer — to the San Diego Padres? 7:47 a.m.: Here's the latest on Manny Machado, per USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale: There are a few teams in the mix, but the Chicago White Sox believe they are the front-runner. 7:45 a.m

'There may be a mutiny if the Royals trade Danny Duffy,' say fans

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:46:00 GMT

Following the emotional 2017 season finale, Royals fans held out hope for a miracle that the team would keeps its core players together. But as the months passed, a certain resignation set in that Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar probably would not be returning to the Royals

Will Stanton and Judge become the most prolific slugging duo of all time?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:42:00 GMT

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer Close Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association Follow on Twitter When a big-time deal is

Reports: All-Star Kintzler agrees with Nationals

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:37:27 GMT

ESPN All-Star right-handed reliever Brandon Kintzler has agreed to two-year contract with the Washington Nationals, according to multiple reports. Kintzler will get $10 million guaranteed in the deal, according to reports. The Nationals acquired Kintzler from the Twins at the trade deadline last July

Yankees where I want to be - Stanton

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:00:08 GMT

Giancarlo Stanton is positive his move to the New York Yankees is the right one, after turning down the St Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants to swap the Miami Marlins for one of the best known sports teams in the world.

Phillies lose Carlos Tocci, acquire international cash

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:51:00 GMT

Matt Gelb is the Phillies beat writer for the Inquirer, the Daily News, and A graduate of Central Bucks High School West and Syracuse University, he covered the Phillies from 2010 to 2014 with a one-year tour on the Metro desk between baseball assignments.  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Phillies

Winter meetings notebook: Rosey 'doubtful' for 2018; Mikolas talks lizards

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:15:00 GMT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • Unable to come to an agreement with the Cardinals on an extension to stay on the roster while he recovers from elbow surgery, free-agent Trevor Rosenthal is unlikely to sign for 2018 and instead try to score a one-year deal for 2019 that allows him to reassert his place as a

Cardinals reel in Ozuna, maintain appetite for more moves

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:45:00 GMT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • Already the talk of this offseason among some rivals and agents because of all the talks they're having to stoke their roster, the Cardinals' took their most significant step yet Wednesday. Now comes the action. The Cardinals came to agreement with the Miami Marlins to

Leadoff spot in Cardinals' lineup is up for grabs

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:15:00 GMT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • First thing's first for the Cardinals as they near spring training. Manager Mike Matheny plans to have a conversation with veteran leadoff hitters Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler about who will bat No. 1 entering the season. Both, he agreed, have a claim to it. “I want to

Meet new Detroit Tigers prospects Wilkel Hernandez, Troy Montgomery

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:14:12 GMT

WILKEL HERNANDEZ Position: Right-handed pitcher Age: 18 Height/weight: 6-3/160 Signed: By the Angels as an international free agent in July 2015. 2017: Hernandez pitched for the Orem (Utah) Owlz in the Pioneer League and for the Arizona League (Rookie) Angels. Combined he was 4-1 in 12 appearances with

Gucci Teams Up With The MLB For Guccified Baseball Caps

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:42:27 GMT

Fashion meets Major League Baseball

Astros select Anthony Gose in Rule 5 Draft

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:33:00 GMT

Caption Close LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Astros made a surprise selection in Thursday morning's Rule 5 Draft, taking outfielder/lefthander Anthony Gose off the Class AAA roster of the Texas Rangers. Gose, 27, recently signed a minor league deal with the Rangers, who planned to let him play both