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December

20
New York Mets hire Buck Showalter as new manager

The New York Mets have hired Buck Showalter as their new manager, team owner Steven Cohen revealed Saturday on Twitter. Showalter received a three-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the length of the agreement had not been announced. Showalter, 65, takes over for Luis Rojas, who was fired after a season in which the team held on to first place for 103 days but ultimately concluded 77-85 and missed the playoffs. Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada and Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro also were candidates for the […]

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December

01
Miami Marlins acquire Joey Wendle, send Kameron Misner to Tampa Bay Rays

The Miami Marlins obtained All-Star third baseman Joey Wendle as part of a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. In return, the Rays got back Kameron Misner, a 23-year-old outfield/third base prospect. Wendle spent the past four seasons with Tampa Bay. He had a career-high 11 home runs to go with 54 RBIs and 73 runs scored in 136 games this past season for the AL East champion Rays. Misner, the 35th overall selection in the 2019 draft, split time between Single-A and Double-A in 2021, hitting .253 with 12 home runs, 59 RBIs and 70 runs scored between the two. Looking for the […]

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November

18
Houston Astros keep ace Justin Verlander with one-year, $25 million deal

The Houston Astros and right-hander Justin Verlander have agreed to a one-year, $25 million contract with a player option for a second season, sources confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday. Verlander won the American League Cy Young Award for Houston in 2019 but made just one appearance during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season due to an elbow troubles. He had surgery to repair an ulnar collateral ligament Sept. 30, 2020, and missed all of the 2021 season, his last before the end of his contract with the Astros. He held a showcase for about 20 teams earlier this month and looked healthy and sharp, Astros general […]

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November

05
Nick Castellanos exercises opt-out clause in deal with Cincinnati Reds to become free agent

Cincinnati Reds star outfielder Nick Castellanos has exercised the opt-out clause in his contract and will become a free agent this offseason, the team revealed. Castellanos informed the Reds of his decision Thursday, opting out of the final two years and $34 million on his deal. Castellanos had two opt-out clauses in his four-year, $64 million deal, but he did not exercise the first one after the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. The Reds are expected to extend him the $18.4 million qualifying offer, which would yield Cincinnati a compensatory 2022 draft pick after the first round if Castellanos signs with another team. Castellanos’ decision […]

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September

22
Ben Simmons won’t report, done with Philadelphia 76ers

In a looming standoff that could have lasting implications for the NBA, Philadelphia 76ers All-Star forward Ben Simmons will not report for the opening of training camp next week and intends to never play another match for the franchise. Simmons, 25, wants a trade out of Philadelphia and told management that he has no plans to wear an NBA uniform again until he’s moved to a new team, sources said. This is setting up a showdown for a Sixers franchise with championship hopes that will be greatly diminished without Simmons on the floor — balancing the likely short-term losses with him sidelined against the […]

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September

03
Paul Millsap agrees to deal with Nets

Paul Millsap has agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, his agent, DeAngelo Simmons, told ESPN on Thursday. Millsap becomes the latest former All-Star to join the Nets over the past few seasons, joining Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Millsap’s four All-Star appearances bring Brooklyn’s total up to 38. For the first time since his second year in the league in 2007-08, Millsap failed to average double figures in scoring last campaign. He averaged just 9.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 56 matches for the Nuggets. Following a trade for Aaron Gordon in late March, Millsap lost the starting job he had held with Denver […]

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August

23
Mike Trout not giving up on return to Los Angeles Angels this season

Mike Trout says he is still aiming to come back to the Los Angeles Angels’ lineup this campaign despite a lengthy and frustrating recovery from a calf injury that has sidelined him since May 17. The three-time American League MVP said Saturday before a game in Cleveland that he hasn’t given any thought to shutting it down for the year. “I’m just trying to get back,” Trout said. “Obviously, we’re running out of time here, but my main focus is to get back on the field no matter when it is.” The center fielder stated he thought he’d already be back after […]

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July

29
New York Yankees set to acquire Joey Gallo from Texas Rangers for six minor leaguers

The New York Yankees are concluding a deal to acquire outfielder Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Wednesday night. The deal is pending a medical review. The Rangers will get right-handers Glenn Otto and Randy Vasquez, second baseman Ezequiel Duran, shortstop Josh Smith, second baseman/outfielder Trevor Hauver and outfielder Everson Pereira from New York, sources told Passan. Gallo was a late scratch from the Rangers’ lineup ahead of Wednesday night’s game versus the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks, with speculation that a trade was in the works. That proved to be the case, with the Yankees swooping in and acquiring arguably the […]

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July

26
Hernández hits 2 of Toronto’s 5 homers in 10-3 win over Mets

All-Star Teoscar Hernández hit two of Toronto’s five home runs and the Blue Jays defeated New York Mets 10-3 Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak. George Springer, Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette also homered for the Blue Jays, who overtook the San Francisco Giants for the MLB lead with 149 homers. The Giants entered the day with 146. The power outburst came on a day in which Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoya tinkered with the lineup and moved Springer from the middle of the lineup to the leadoff spot and slotted All-Star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at the second slot. “We felt it was time to make […]

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May

31
Mitchell scores 29 points, Jazz beat Grizzlies for 2-1 lead

Donovan Mitchell says he’s working his way back to his All-Star level. To the rest of the Utah Jazz, he looks just like himself. Mitchell scored 10 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and the top-seeded Utah Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies 121-111 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. “Donovan was Donovan down the stretch,” Jazz guard Mike Conley said. This was the second match back for Mitchell, who missed the final 16 games of the regular season and the first game in this series with a sprained right ankle. He was a bit more stoic […]

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