• Report: Tigers Trade Ian Kinsler To Angels

    CBS Detroit "Al Avila has ticked off the main item on his offseason to-do list. The Tigers on Wednesday traded 35-year-old second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Angels, per Ken Rosenthal. Kinsler had to waive his no-trade clause to approve the deal. The Angels had been pursuing Kinsler for at least the..." December 13

  • Dodgers’ Dave Roberts not surprised to learn Astros said Yu Darvish was tipping pitches

    L.A. Daily News "In case getting past the Dodgers’ Game 7 World Series loss to the Houston Astros wasn’t difficult enough, Manager Dave Roberts on Tuesday faced confirmation of their fears: that Yu Darvish was tipping his pitches in two of the Series losses. An anonymous Astros player told Sports Illustrated..." December 13

  • Shohei Ohtani elbow condition is no cause for panic with Angels, according to study, expert

    Orange County Register "Despite the alarming news of Shohei Ohtani’s elbow condition, at least one expert said the research suggests the Angels are doing the right thing with their prized new pitcher. The Colorado Rockies recently published a study that detailed the treatment of 72 players with elbow ligament..." December 13

  • Marlins intend to keep Christian Yelich

    Hardball Talk "With Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna gone, the next logical step for the Marlins would be to trade away Christian Yelich. He’s be an amazingly attractive trade candidate given that he is under team control through 2022, and is owed a very reasonable $58 million or so. He just turned 26 last..." December 13

  • Danny Duffy responds to trade rumors: ‘Bury me a Royal’

    Kansas City Star "Inside their suite at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Royals officials have spent this week’s winter meetings receiving texts and phone calls from rival teams inquiring about the availability of starting pitcher Danny Duffy. The Royals, for now, are listening. Duffy, however, has..." December 13

  • Astros agree to terms with free agent reliever Joe Smith

    Houston Chronicle "Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow didn't leave baseball's annual winter meetings empty handed. The reigning World Series champions made their first move of the offseason Wednesday in signing veteran reliever Joe Smith to a two-year contract, sources familiar with the deal told the Chronicle...." December 13

  • Report: Mariners, RHP Juan Nicasio agree to 2-year contract

    ESPN "The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a two-year deal with right-handed reliever Juan Nicasio, according to The Athletic. The deal is pending a physical. Nicasio, 31, finished the season with the Cardinals after joining the Phillies in late August on a waiver claim from the Pirates. He went a..." December 13

  • Jose Canseco loses analyst job after tweets about sexual assault he says were a joke

    CBS Sports "Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco has garnered a reputation for tweeting some ridiculous things, leading him to be considered one of Twitter's wackiest sports personalities. However, some recent tweets from Canseco regarding sexual assault have cost him his broadcasting job. This week, amidst a..." December 13

  • A’s edging closer to acquiring Stephen Piscotty from St. Louis

    San Francisco Chronicle "The A’s and Cardinals continued discussions about Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty on Wednesday, with multiple sources suggesting a trade might be concluded before the end of the winter meetings. St. Louis is looking for prospects off Oakland’s 40-man roster and while the A’s will not..." December 13

  • Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Agent, Scott Boras, Shoots Down Red Sox Trade Rumors

    NESN "Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski on Monday refuted a report that said the club was shopping center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. at the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings. On Wednesday, Bradley’s agent, Scott Boras, followed Dombrowski’s lead and shot down the..." December 13

  • Marlins release Edinson Volquez, open extra spot on 40-man roster

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Marlins released right-hander Edinson Volquez on Wednesday, opening an extra spot on the 40-man roster in advance of the Rule 5 draft on Thursday. President of baseball operations Michael Hill said the Marlins are open to bringing Volquez, 34, back on a minor league contract, which..." December 13

  • Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury 'excited' to be ... 5th outfielder?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jacoby Ellsbury's future seems resigned to the Yankees' bench. He's "pretty excited" for it, though, according to his agent, Scott Boras, at Day 3 of the 207 MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort on Wednesday. "Right now he's pretty excited. Talked to him yesterday. He..." December 13

  • Cubs ‘caught by surprise’ at report of Mike Montgomery’s displeasure

    Chicago Sun-Times "As the Cubs openly court more starting pitching this winter, starter-in-waiting Mike Montgomery apparently has become increasingly chafed. The left-hander who played a major role for the Cubs last year as a reliever and then a productive injury replacement in the rotation wants to be a starter..." December 13

  • Yankees could make offer Tigers can't refuse for Michael Fulmer

    Detroit Free Press "Al Avila put on his realtor hat on Tuesday afternoon. The Detroit Tigers general manager was talking about houses. A nice house, presumably. Maybe a colonial. “Let’s say you have an asset,” Avila said. “Your house. And somebody likes it. You don’t have it for sale. But if somebody says,..." December 13

  • Scott Boras says Marlins have turned into a 'pawn shop'

    USA Today "It's been nearly five days since the Miami Marlins traded Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees. And still the bedraggled franchise remains the butt of jokes and source of acrimony. Super agent Scott Boras became the latest to jump the Marlins, using his annual winter meetings press..." December 13

  • It’s possible Manny Machado is traded to Yankees, who can also wait until next offseason

    New York Daily News "It seems crazy, the concept of the Yankees trading their top prospects for Manny Machado when they can simply sign him outright as a free agent in the 2019 offseason. Then again, Giancarlo Stanton to the Bombers for almost nothing seemed crazy too – until the stars aligned and it actually..." December 13

  • José Reyes’ baby mama claims his wife attacked her

    Page Six "Mets star José Reyes is supposed to be the slugger in this love triangle. The mother of the major leaguer’s 8-year-old daughter, Liyah told The Post she felt threatened by his wife early Wednesday, as she left a Starbucks near a Long Island courthouse moments before her child-support hearing..." December 13

  • Multiple Reports: Cardinals Acquire Marcell Ozuna From Miami

    CBS St. Louis "The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna, per multiple reports. The deal was first reported by Craig Mish of Sirus XM Radio and Bob Nightengale of USA Today. According to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, the possible deal would include two of St. Louis’ top three..." December 13

  • Bryce Harper Contract Extension Discussed by Scott Boras, Nationals Owners

    Bleacher Report "Scott Boras—the agent for Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper—said Wednesday he met with Nats ownership in November to discuss a potential contract extension for Harper, according to MLB.com's Jamal Collier. Harper is set to become a free agent during the 2018-19 offseason. The..." December 13

  • Rockies, Royals In On Mark Reynolds

    MLB Trade Rumors "It seems as though the Rockies are “strong contenders” to re-sign Mark Reynolds, who played first base for the club in the majority of their 2016-2017 games. The insight comes via a tweet from Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, who also notes that the Royals are looking at Reynolds as a backup plan..." December 13

  • Cubs reportedly in trade talks with Indians for Danny Salazar

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs and Indians have reportedly had trade talks and right-hand pitcher Danny Salazar has been mentioned, according to CBS Sports. The Cubs have made adding depth to their pitching staff a top priority this offseason. The team has already signed Tyler Chatwood, Brandon Morrow and Drew..." December 13

  • Manager Paul Molitor: Twins have 'tremendous interest' in Yu Darvish

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "There's more stuff from Twins manager Paul Molitor below, but here's one of the more interesting subjects he spoke about during his press conference today. As a mini-throng of Japanese media looked on, Molitor was asked about the Twins interest in free agent righthander Yu Darvish. "Let's..." December 13

  • Angels Star Signee Shohei Ohtani Is Reportedly Dealing With An Elbow Injury

    Uproxx "Less than one week has passed since Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani shocked the sports world by agreeing to sign with the Los Angeles Angels. Given that the Angels were not seen as one of the favorites, the decision had potentially long-lasting ramifications and, in short, allowed fans of the..." December 13

  • Orioles join the growing list of teams that have asked about Gerrit Cole

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Baltimore Orioles joined the list of teams that have at least checked in with the Pirates about Gerrit Cole, according to a source. Cole has garnered interest, according to multiple reports during the past couple of weeks, from the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, and..." December 13

  • Mets will have to convince Ian Kinsler to accept trade

    New York Post "The Mets’ first choice at second base may be Ian Kinsler, but all that matters if a trade can be completed with the Tigers is if Kinsler has mutual feelings. Kinsler has a 10-team no-trade clause and he has a ton of leverage because the three teams most focused upon — the Mets, Angels and..." December 13

  • Rockies bolster bullpen, close in on Greg Holland deallpen, too

    Sporting News "The Rockies, intent on bolstering their bullpen, did so Tuesday and Wednesday with a one-two punch of adding right-hander Bryan Shaw and then agreeing to a deal to retain left-hander Jake McGee. The question: Is there such thing as a one-two-three punch? With a couple of key setup roles..." December 13

  • Cardinals & Marlins “Making Progress” On Marcell Ozuna Swap

    MLB Trade Rumors "It seems St. Louis is still not fully zeroed in on Ozuna — or, at least, not just Ozuna. In addition to some pitchers to whom the club has been tied previously, the Cards still seem to have some possible interest in Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, Rosenthal tweets. And Bob Nightengale tweets..." December 13

  • Is Alex Colome telling us something about Rays’ plans with his Instagram account?

    Tampa Bay Times "So, Colome says he was just using good social media manners, tweeting (at 4:15) this morning: "I keep getting nice messages and tags from those accounts, so I gave them a follow" And, keeping his emoji game strong, adding one with arms up as he if doesn't know what's going on. DEVELOPING:..." December 13

  • Twins sign former Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda

    ESPN "The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday that they have signed former Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract. Pineda, a free agent, is recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, performed in July. He might not be available for the 2018 season, but he could be ready for..." December 13

  • Mets slugger Michael Conforto still not able to swing a bat, will meet docs soon to assess his progress

    New York Daily News "Mets slugger Michael Conforto said he is feeling good but hasn't started swinging a bat yet as he works his way back from a freak shoulder injury. Conforto spoke about his rehab Wednesday as he took part in the Mets' annual coat drive at Citi Field. The Mets slugger, who dislocated his left..." December 13

  • Indians reportedly interested in Logan Morrison as backup plan

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Indians have Logan Morrison on their radar as a backup plan, according to a report. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal shares that the Indians are thinking about Morrison in case they are unable to re-sign first baseman Carlos Santana." December 13

  • Yankees engage Diamondbacks on ideal infield fit

    New York Post "The Yankees have spoken to the Diamondbacks about Patrick Corbin. But not just Patrick Corbin. They also have had talks involving Brandon Drury, who could help fill what are now vacancies at second and third after the trades of Starlin Castro and Chase Headley, The Post has learned. The..." December 13

  • Sources: Mets, Anthony Swarzak agree to deal

    Newsday "After failing to land a pair of top relief targets Tuesday, the Mets made their first move in improving their bullpen Wednesday. The Mets agreed to a deal with righthanded pitcher Anthony Swarzak on Wednesday, sources told Newsday’s Marc Carig. The deal is not yet official as Swarzak must pass..." December 13

  • Jake McGee, hard-throwing lefty reliever, returning to Rockies

    Denver Post "The Rockies continued to bolster their bullpen Wednesday by agreeing to a contract to bring left-handed reliever Jake McGee back to Colorado. A major-league source confirmed the news, but the Rockies have not made the signing official. The new agreement is a three-year deal with a team option..." December 13

  • Rangers, Diamondbacks have discussed Greinke

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Rangers have reportedly reached out to the Arizona Diamondbacks to discuss a possible trade for starting pitcher Zack Greinke. On Tuesday, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reported the sides are talking during the MLB winter meetings in Orlando, Florida, but noted no deal is..." December 12

  • Yes, the Yankees are interested in Manny Machado

    CBS Sports "The story of the 2017 Winter Meetings so far is the Orioles' willingness to discuss franchise player Manny Machado in trades. Machado is a year away from free agency and the O's don't want to lose him for nothing next winter, so they'll entertain offers. They have no choice but to listen,..." December 12

  • Rockies agree to 3-year deal with Bryan Shaw

    Fanrag Sports "The Colorado Rockies have reached an agreement to land veteran relief pitcher Bryan Shaw on Tuesday night, sources tell FanRag Sports. Joel Sherman of the New York Post was the first to report a deal was close. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports the deal is worth around $9 million annually for three..." December 12

  • Cubs Agree to Contracts With Smyly, Morrow

    NBC Chicago "The Chicago Cubs have made a pair of signings at baseball’s Winter Meetings, signing Drew Smyly and Brandon Morrow to contracts. Morrow, who reportedly agreed to the parameters of a deal with the Cubs last week, signed a two-year deal with a vesting option for a third year. Smyly agreed to a..." December 12

  • Phillies reach agreement with Tommy Hunter

    Fanrag Sports "The middle-relief market has started to take shape as of Tuesday night. The Philadelphia Phillies have reached an agreement to sign veteran right-hander Tommy Hunter. The parties agreed on a two-year deal, FanRag Sports has learned. Hunter rehabilitated his value over the past year, again..." December 12

  • Industry evaluators believe Pirates will move Cole

    Bleacher Report "The Baltimore Orioles have reportedly reached out to the Pittsburgh Pirates to discuss a potential trade for starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette provided the update Tuesday from the MLB winter meetings in Orlando, Florida. Pirates general manager Neal..." December 12

  • Phillies, Reed closing in on 3-year deal

    ESPN "The Philadelphia Phillies and reliever Addison Reed are closing in on a three-year deal, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. What Reed lacks in electric stuff, he makes up for in durability. Over the past five seasons, the right-hander has made 342 appearances, fifth in the majors behind Bryan..." December 12

  • Cardinals, Blue Jays have discussed Donaldson

    Bleacher Report "Reeling after being rebuffed by Giancarlo Stanton, the St. Louis Cardinals have reportedly targeted third baseman Josh Donaldson as they look to add a power bat to their lineup. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the news. Donaldson, 32, is heading into his final year of arbitration..." December 12

  • Cardinals interested in Wade Davis in hunt for closer

    CBS Sports "In addition to adding a big middle of the order bat, the Cardinals came into the offseason needing to improve their bullpen. Both Seung-Hwan Oh and Trevor Rosenthal are free agents -- Rosenthal was released after having Tommy John surgery -- and they were the club's top two end-game arms the..." December 12

  • Blue Jays reiterate plan to push forward with Donaldson

    Sportsnet "At this point it should be clear that the Toronto Blue Jays aren’t simply posturing when they talk about Josh Donaldson’s short-term future. Barring an impossible-to-say-no bounty from a club desperate to push itself over the top, he’s not going anywhere, and we’ll find out where that leads in a..." December 12

  • This Is Why the Red Sox Need to Trade for Jose Abreu

    SI "For a team that won 93 games last year, the Boston Red Sox are in a heap of trouble. They are playing an outdated brand of baseball, desperately need an impact power bat, and match up poorly against the Giancarlo Stanton-fortified Yankees. The void of David Ortiz remains omnipresent more than a..." December 12

  • Giants, Reds seriously discussing Billy Hamilton swap

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The San Francisco Giants, a team with an obvious hole in center field, are engaged in serious discussions to acquire speedster Billy Hamilton from the Cincinnati Reds, a source confirmed to The Enquirer. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first reported the level of the Giants' interest, although the..." December 12

  • Report: Orioles looking to trade Machado, who wants to play SS

    SNY TV "The Orioles are shopping 3B Manny Machado, and are seeking two young, controllable starting pitchers in return, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. However, Machado -- who is set for free agency after the 2018 season -- wants to return to shortstop this season, notes Rosenthal. The Mets,..." December 12

  • JD Martinez to meet with Red Sox and others

    Fanrag Sports "Prized free agent slugger J.D. Martinez is coming to the Winter Meetings in Orlando, and will meet with representatives from the Boston Red Sox — among other teams — while he’s here. Martinez, coming off a career year that began in Detroit with the Tigers and ended in Arizona with the..." December 12

  • Cardinals “Favorites” For Marcell Ozuna; Multiple Teams Pursuing Christian Yelich

    MLB Trade Rumors "There’s plenty of interest in the Marlins outfield even now that it no longer features Giancarlo Stanton. We have heard lots of chatter surrounding Marcell Ozuna already, and there’s yet more intriguing news now emerging on him and teammate Christian Yelich. The Cardinals are emerging as the..." December 12

  • Relationship with Twins GM Thad Levine could be ‘game-changer’ for Yu Darvish

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Yu Darvish, the Japanese star right-hander considered the best available starting pitcher on a slow-moving free-agent market, has been doing his homework on potential employers. That includes the Twins, whose general manager, Thad Levine, has publicly called signing Darvish a “priority.” Levine..." December 12

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