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Report: Mets sign Jeurys Familia to three-year, $30 million contract
Report: Mets sign Jeurys Familia to three-year, $30 million contract

The Mets have reportedly inked reliever Jeurys Familia to a three-year, $30 million contract.

12/12/18: MLB.com FastCast
12/12/18: MLB.com FastCast

The Nationals trade starting pitcher Tanner Roark to the Reds, plus the Yankees close in on a deal with left-hander J.A. Happ

Craig Breslow talking to teams about non-playing role

Craig Breslow, a key member of the 2013 world champion Red Sox and a pitcher who has long appeared a strong candidate for a second life in baseball when his playing days are over, is about to make the jump.

Winter Meetings: Day Three
Winter Meetings: Day Three

D.J. Short goes over the biggest headlines from the third day of baseball's Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.

MLB free agency: Yusei Kikuchi could be Giants' perfect fit for rotation

Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi could be just who the Giants need the most this offseason, and he might be interested in San Francisco.

Dave Dombrowski: A 'longshot' Red Sox make significant move by end of Winter Meetings

Judging by what Dave Dombrowski said on Wednesday, the Red Sox probably won't be making any big moves before the conclusion of the Winter Meetings on Thursday.

MLB Rumors: Craig Kimbrel reportedly looking for nine-figure contract

No wonder Dave Dombrowski suggested that the Red Sox are most likely not going to bring Craig Kimbrel back next season, considering the closer's incredible asking price.

AP source: Free agent first baseman Bour, Angels reach deal
AP source: Free agent first baseman Bour, Angels reach deal

Justin Bour is set to bring the Los Angeles Angels key depth they need until stars Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani are fully recovered from surgery. The Angels and the free agent first baseman have reached a deal, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday night

Yanks try to keep Happ, a 'Death Star' ready to pivot

As Brian Cashman tried to close a deal to keep left-hander J.A. Happ, the New York Yankees general manager made clear Wednesday he could shift his focus from pitching to high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado at any moment. ''We are prepared to pivot and react at any moment if

Phillies sign McCutchen to three-year deal
Phillies sign McCutchen to three-year deal

Andrew McCutchen joins the Philadelphia Phillies from the New York Yankees on a three-year, $50million contract.

MLB notebook: Lynn reportedly to sign with Rangers
MLB notebook: Lynn reportedly to sign with Rangers

Right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Texas Rangers, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. Lynn, who has spent most of his seven-year career as a starter for the St. Louis Cardinals, pitched last season for the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees, combining

Cubs
Cubs 'unlikely' to leave Las Vegas with a new player

It intially appeared as if the Cubs were building momentum toward making a move during the Winter Meetings, but that no longer seems to be likely.

Morton to Rays and a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings
Morton to Rays and a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings

Charlie Morton was the top name to switch teams Wednesday, joining Tampa Bay for a $30 million, two-year deal after going 15-3 with Houston last season. Roark led the National League with 15 losses, but expected he would be part of a prime rotation that recently added All-Star Patrick Corbin to stars

When it comes to high-profile free-agent pursuits, is the White Sox future-focused pitch working?

The White Sox are selling their collection of young talent to the biggest names on the free-agent market. The team's future is undoubtedly bright, and it sounds as if these free agents and their representation know that very well.

Tigers won't rush back Miguel Cabrera after biceps surgery

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera might play only a game or two each week at the start of spring training as he returns from season-ending biceps surgery. Manager Ron Gardenhire plans to check in regularly with Cabrera to determine his availability when Grapefruit League exhibition games begin in

Bruce Bochy explains he has no worries 2019 is his last season with Giants
Bruce Bochy explains he has no worries 2019 is his last season with Giants

With one season remaining on his contract, Bruce Bochy is blocking it out and trying to focus on the future.

Reds acquire Tanner Roark from Nationals
Reds acquire Tanner Roark from Nationals

The Reds acquired veteran starter Tanner Roark from the Nationals in exchange for reliever Tanner Rainey on Wednesday.

Report: Rangers to sign Lance Lynn to three-year deal
Report: Rangers to sign Lance Lynn to three-year deal

The Rangers are reportedly nearing a three-year, $30 million contract with starter Lance Lynn.

Reports: Morton agrees to two-year deal with Rays
Reports: Morton agrees to two-year deal with Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a two-year, $30 million deal with free agent right-hander Charlie Morton, according to multiple reports. The Rays aren't expected to formally announce the deal until Morton passes a physical. Morton, 35, posted career bests in victories, ERA and strikeouts last season

The Latest: All-Star righty Charlie Morton joining Tampa Bay
The Latest: All-Star righty Charlie Morton joining Tampa Bay

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local):

Reports: Tigers, SS Mercer agree to one-year deal
Reports: Tigers, SS Mercer agree to one-year deal

Detroit was pursuing a shortstop to replace free agent Jose Iglesias. Mercer, 32, batted .251 with six homers and 39 RBIs in 117 games last season. Mercer has a .256 career average with 55 homers and 277 RBIs over seven seasons with the Pirates.

Report: Tigers sign Jordy Mercer to one-year, $5.25 million deal
Report: Tigers sign Jordy Mercer to one-year, $5.25 million deal

The Tigers have reportedly inked shortstop Jordy Mercer to a one-year, $5.25 million contract.

A's manager Bob Melvin, GM David Forst speak out against MLB shift ban

Bob Melvin has a simple solution for teams to beat the shift, as he and A's general manager David Forst are firmly against a ban.

The Reds have "jumped into" the J.T. Realmuto sweepstakes
The Reds have "jumped into" the J.T. Realmuto sweepstakes

Who invited the Reds to the party?

Al Helfer, radio pioneer, wins Hall of Fame's Frick Award

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Al Helfer, who broadcast games on radio for the ''Mutual Game of the Day'' in the 1950s, has won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting by baseball's Hall of Fame and Museum.

Another coveted pitching prospect emerges in Phillies
Another coveted pitching prospect emerges in Phillies' system: Spencer Howard

Keep an eye on pitching prospect Spencer Howard - not because the Phillies are eager to trade him but because his talent is coveted by other teams. By Jim Salisbury

Championships are overrated
Championships are overrated

The Yankees have won "only" one championship in 17 years. This makes some people miserable. It shouldn't.

Are Dodgers Starting to Panic?
Are Dodgers Starting to Panic?

Are the Los Angeles Dodgers smart to field offers for Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig, or is the franchise a bit worried that its World Series window is closing?

Report: Yankees J.A. Happ, closing in on a three-year deal
Report: Yankees J.A. Happ, closing in on a three-year deal

Happ would appear to be the final piece of the Yankees 2019 rotation

Dodgers, Reds discussing a Yasiel Puig trade
Dodgers, Reds discussing a Yasiel Puig trade

Could that open up a slot in Los Angeles for a big name outfielder like . . . Bryce Harper?

Column: It
Column: It's time for baseball's shift to go

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Ask baseball managers what they think about the dreaded shift, and most of them have the same answer.

MLB Winter Meetings Primer: Are Red Sox's rivals poised to make noise?

As the Boston Red Sox consider their next move, their rivals are very busy trying to unseat the World Series champions.

MLB Rumors: Here's Red Sox's competition for free agent Adam Ottavino

The Boston Red Sox reportedly have "continued interest" in Adam Ottavino, but they're not alone.

MLB Trade Rumors: Dodgers Trying To Trade Yasiel Puig Or Matt Kemp

The Winter Meetings are here, and teams are preparing to offer big paydays for needed replacements and reinforcements ahead of the 2019 season.

12/11/18: MLB.com FastCast
12/11/18: MLB.com FastCast

Andrew McCutchen reportedly agrees to a three-year deal with the Phillies, plus the Blue Jays cut ties with Troy Tulowitzki

Column: It
Column: It's time for the shift to go

''The majority of the hitters, I'd say 90 to 95 percent, say to heck with it, I'm going to try to hit a homer and a double,'' said Kansas City manager Ned Yost. The shift, if you haven't noticed, is killing baseball.

A's to keep using openers in 2019 as strategy spreads to rest of MLB

The A's say they won't turn away from using the "opener" strategy anytime soon, as it makes its way across the majors.

Where do Javy Baez and Anthony Rizzo fit in Cubs leadership equation?

Anthony Rizzo is the face of the Cubs franchise and Javy Baez emerged as a vocal leader in 2018, but how come the front office is still looking to add "leadership" to the roster?

Winter Meetings: Day Two
Winter Meetings: Day Two

Drew Silva breaks down the biggest headlines from the second day of baseball's Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.

Source: Red Sox need to be blown away to trade Xander Bogaerts, rumors "overblown"

The Red Sox would have to be blown away by a deal in order to trade Xander Bogaerts and rumors that they're shopping established players are "overblown," a source tells Evan Drellich.

What Chris Herrmann signing means for Jonathan Lucroy's A's future

The A's are prepared to platoon Chris Herrmann and Josh Phegley behind the plate, but that doesn't necessarily mean Jonathan Lucroy is gone.

Giants could find right-handed bat, platoon Joe Panik at second base
Giants could find right-handed bat, platoon Joe Panik at second base

The Giants brought back Joe Panik, but they still could bolster their infield depth, including a right-handed-hitting second baseman.

Report: Red Sox agree to deal with OF Gorkys Hernandez

The Red Sox added some outfield depth by agreeing to a minor-league contract with Gorkys Hernandez, according to a Boston Globe report.

Dodgers happy with Goldschmidt's move to St Louis, Cubs not

Paul Goldschmidt's move from Arizona to St. Louis made Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts so happy, he was smelling roses. St. Louis acquired the six-time All-Star first baseman from the Diamondbacks last week for pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young

Red Sox moving AL MVP Betts from leadoff to second slot
Red Sox moving AL MVP Betts from leadoff to second slot

Here along the Strip, the Boston Red Sox are placing their bets on a new leadoff man. AL MVP Mookie Betts will hit second next year, a season after he led the big leagues in batting average and slugging percentage from the top spot. Andrew Benintendi will move up a slot and hit first for the majors

Red Sox Would Be Foolish to Trade Key Players to Avoid Payroll Penalties
Red Sox Would Be Foolish to Trade Key Players to Avoid Payroll Penalties

The Red Sox have to know the poor message they would send to their fans if the team cut payroll after winning the World Series.

Pujols, Ohtani make progress from season-ending surgeries

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has been cleared to do extensive upper body work and also has begun low-impact lower body exercises as he recovers from surgery on his left knee and right elbow. Pujols isn't yet ready to swing a bat but continues to progress as he works with a strength coach

Callaway says it's OK for Cano not to run out grounders

Half a loaf is better than none for New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway when it comes to Robinson Cano. New York's new second baseman has been criticized at times for not running hard to first base when he hits infield grounders. Callaway says the 36-year-old is just protecting his body in a

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A's sign veteran catcher Herrmann to 1-year contract

The Oakland Athletics have signed veteran catcher Chris Herrmann to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Herrmann, 31, is expected to compete with returning catcher Josh Phegley in a backup role, although the team has not acquired a starter. Last year's primary catcher, Jonathan Lucroy

McCutchen on the move, other deals percolate at meetings
McCutchen on the move, other deals percolate at meetings

The winter meetings picked up a bit Tuesday, but any big deals for the likes of Corey Kluber, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper remained on deck. There were reports the Baltimore Orioles, finally, were close to hiring a manager in Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde.

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