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Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:04:40 EDTThe Red Sox accomplished their top priority of the offseason on Tuesday morning, acquiring righty setup man Tyler Thornburg in a trade with the Brewers, team president Dave Dombrowski announced.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:44:42 EDTWhite Sox ace Chris Sale may soon be donning a Nationals uniform, as Washington appears to have moved into the catbird seat to pull off a blockbuster deal for the star southpaw. Reportedly offering a loaded package of prospects to meet Chicago's high asking price, the Nationals now have a "legitimate chance" of acquiring Sale and are haggling over the final pieces of a trade, according to MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:44:20 EDTWatch a live simulcast of Hot Stove from the Winter Meetings, presented by WBC, and get all the latest news and rumors from around baseball. Then at 1 p.m. ET, Mad Dog weighs in on High Heat.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:49:44 EDTThe Hot Stove season is underway, and we keep you up to date with the latest free-agent news, trade buzz, rumors and more.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:48:04 EDTCommitting an unprecedented sum of money in an attempt to offset unprecedented lapses in performance, the Giants announced Monday that they obtained the closer they sought by agreeing to a four-year contract with free-agent right-hander Mark Melancon. An industry source confirmed Melancon's contract is worth a total of $62 million.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:44:56 EDTThe Yankees aren't balking at Aroldis Chapman's reported desire for a six-year contract, believing there is mutual interest to work out a reunion with the flame-throwing closer, but they maintained contact with other bullpen options as the Winter Meetings opened Monday at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:45:36 EDTYou'll receive better seats and lower prices than fans who buy game by game. Tickets for the first, second and Championship Rounds are on sale now.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:45:08 EDTA uniform partnership between Major League Baseball, Under Armour and Fanatics was consummated in All-Star fashion on Monday, with several of the game's biggest stars gathering to celebrate a landmark deal that will -- literally -- change the look of the modern-day ballplayer.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:15:00 EDTThe Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday voted to make all Hall of Fame ballots public, beginning with the 2018 election.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:05:34 EDTThe Yankees will retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 and unveil his Monument Park plaque on May 14 of next season.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:39:18 EDTThe Winter Meetings are under way, and here is news and rumors for all 30 Major League teams from Day 1.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:46:28 EDTThe Cubs are World Series champions! Get T-shirts, caps, jerseys, sweatshirts and more official merchandise from the MLBshop.com.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 16:23:27 EDTThe MLB and MLBPA announced details of the new Basic Agreement, which expires on Dec. 1, 2021.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:34:22 EDTClaire Smith, the first woman to extensively cover a Major League Baseball beat, was elected the 2017 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award on Tuesday.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:46:55 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:06:44 EDTJoaquin Benoit became the newest member of the Phillies bullpen on Tuesday.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:45:47 EDTConflicting reports surfaced Monday afternoon regarding the long-term future of Bryce Harper with the Nationals.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:48:40 EDTAfter baseball's players and owners wrapped up a new five-year labor deal last week, they did something that at one point would have been unthinkable. They agreed to keep talking.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:46:00 EDTThe market may develop slowly, but these could be the next names to come off the board.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:42:06 EDTCheck out MLBPipeline.com's updated Top 100 list for the 2016 season, including breakdowns by team and position.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:46:42 EDTThe first day of the Winter Meetings brought a new round of rumors around the Pirates and Andrew McCutchen -- and perhaps a new suitor for Pittsburgh's franchise player. The Dodgers have shown recent interest in McCutchen, MLB.com's Jon Morosi reported Monday morning.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:47:31 EDTWill Edwin Encarnacion regret turning down a four-year, $80 million offer from the Blue Jays before free agency began?
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:02:28 EDTLegendary Dodgers executive Tom Lasorda, a decades-long fixture at MLB's Winter Meetings, is not attending the current one on doctor's orders.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:40:33 EDTThe Orioles have made it pretty clear that they'd like to re-sign free-agent outfielder Mark Trumbo, though nothing seemed imminent on Monday night as the club can only hope the market for Trumbo comes down.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 00:34:35 EDTAny concerns regarding Chris Sale's pitching mechanics or worries that the five-time All-Star with the wild delivery might eventually break down certainly aren't coming from the White Sox, as explained by Rick Hahn at baseball's Winter Meetings on Monday.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:58:41 EDTContract-signing announcements at the Winter Meetings are routine, but not for Rich Hill. Speaking Monday after signing a three-year, $48 million deal to remain with the Dodgers, an emotional Hill choked up several times as he recounted the "incredible journey" to get to this payday, only three months from his 37th birthday.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 18:40:49 EDTThe Astros on Monday announced their one-year deal with free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran. Terms of the deal weren't released, but sources told MLB.com last week that Beltran would receive $16 million in 2017 with a no-trade clause
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:16:08 EDTWith the World Baseball Classic just a few months away, the rosters are beginning to take shape. More names surfaced Monday as the World Baseball Classic released an initial list of 30 players, spanning 16 countries, who are confirmed to be participating in this year's tournament.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:19:22 EDTAs the first day of the Winter Meetings drew to a close, the Mets reached something of an impasse regarding their desire to trade an outfielder. After spending Monday talking to the Orioles and other teams about potential deals, the Mets came away believing clubs are more interested in Curtis Granderson than Jay Bruce.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:37:30 EDTNew teammates Pearce and Happ are well acquainted
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:37:26 EDTCespedes Family BBQ talk Rich Hill, blister battles
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:22:21 EDTThe Cardinals continue to cast a wide net as their hunt for an outfielder continues. They're exploring options in both the free-agent and trade markets, considering short- and long-term fits and even mulling possible platoon pieces in that search.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:01:21 EDTThe market for free-agent designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion continues to be fluid as the Winter Meetings get underway. The Rangers and Indians are expressing interest in the 33-year-old slugger, according to ESPN's Buster Olney and Yahoo's Jeff Passan, respectively.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 23:00:54 EDTAs the opening day of this year's Winter Meetings drew toward a close on Monday, Royals general manager Dayton Moore conceded he had been quite busy discussing potential deals.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:20:57 EDTDodgers ace Clayton Kershaw began his offseason throwing program Monday, convinced the herniated disk in his lower back, which sidelined him for 2 1/2 months this season, is healed.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:25:04 EDTFree-agent reliever Aroldis Chapman is hoping to land a six-year deal, the flamethrower told ESPN's Marly Rivera.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:28:41 EDTWith trade rumors involving his name swirling, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier got his first taste of the Winter Meetings on Monday.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:00:09 EDTThe Arizona Fall League announced it's official Top Prospects Team on Monday. Selected by Fall League managers and coaches, the team recognizes 24 players who distinguished themselves throughout the league's six-week schedule against other top prospects from every organization in Major League Baseball.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:43:18 EDTThough they haven't shut the door on possibly trading for a controllable, front-line starting pitcher, the Braves came to this week's Winter Meetings with the sense they have already completed the heavy-lifting portion of the offseason.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:58:55 EDTWill the Cubs have a new closer in 2017? "It's hard to say, general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday on the first day of the Winter Meetings. "I definitely think we'll bolster the bullpen."
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:05:35 EDTThe Rangers are operating with some self-imposed financial and prospect restraints at the Winter Meetings, restraints that are likely keeping them from serious pursuit of free-agent sluggers Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Trumbo and trading for Andrew McCutchen.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:56:55 EDTAndrew Friedman, the Dodgers' president of baseball operations, indicated Mark Melancon, who signed with the Giants on Monday, wasn't his Plan A, especially with franchise saves leader Kenley Jansen and triple-digit specialist Aroldis Chapman still available.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:08:49 EDTOne of the Reds' offseason goals is to clear up playing time for their young middle infielders. But the club has not appeared to make any headway toward trading longtime second baseman Brandon Phillips.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:40:19 EDTFree-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion fits precisely what the Indians need. The problem is the cost, which exceeds the range in which Cleveland typically operates.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:13:14 EDTRed Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski revealed Monday that his first priority is to find an eighth-inning setup man, and he won't acquire a bat until that task is accomplished.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:45:31 EDTMets general manager Sandy Alderson did not hesitate Monday when asked about the identity of his third baseman heading into next season.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:24:09 EDTThe Nationals have been connected to many of the biggest names on the market and have entered the Winter Meetings prepared to pull off a blockbuster trade. However, general manager Mike Rizzo denied having any sort of increased urgency to pull off such a deal.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:58:10 EDTKyle Schwarber, who made a miraculous recovery from a severe knee injury suffered in the third game of the regular season to play in the World Series, will continue to rehab but not play in winter ball, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday.