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January

06
Dodgers re-sign reliever Blake Treinen to a two-year deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers revealed on Tuesday they’ve re-signed hard-throwing reliever Blake Treinen to a two-year contract, fortifying the back end of their bullpen by bringing back one of the key cogs in their championship run. Treinen’s deal is valued at $17.5 million and contains a 2023 club option worth $8 million, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Treinen’s ERA ballooned from 0.78 to 4.91 in his final two campaigns with the Oakland Athletics, but the 32-year-old right-hander bounced back with the Dodgers in 2020, posting a 3.86 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and a 2.75 strikeout-to-walk ratio — numbers more closely in line with his first […]

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January

06
San Diego Padres reach deal with KBO star Ha-seong Kim

The San Diego Padres have added another big name this offseason, signing Korean star infielder Ha-seong Kim to a four-year contract. The Padres formally announced the signing on Thursday. Kim, 25, became one of the top infielders on the open market when he was posted earlier this month by the Kiwoom Heroes, his team in the Korea Baseball Organization. Multiple media outlets reported earlier Monday that Kim was traveling to the United States ahead of the Jan. 1 deadline for MLB teams to sign posted KBO players. San Diego already made headlines Sunday night by acquiring ace left-hander Blake Snell in a blockbuster trade […]

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December

14
New York Mets, catcher James McCann finalizing four-year deal

Catcher James McCann and the New York Mets are finalizing a four-year deal for $40 million-plus, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The Athletic first reported the sides were close to a deal. McCann, 30, shared catching duties last season with Yasmani Grandal, whose deal with the Chicago White Sox last offseason averaged $18.3 million per season — a record in free agency for a catcher. McCann had a career-high .289 batting average with seven home runs and 15 RBIs in 31 matches during the pandemic-shortened season, cutting down on his strikeout rate after a career-worst 137 strikeouts in 2019. Despite the Grandal deal (four years, $73 million), […]

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November

02
New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton to keep remaining $218 million in deal

Giancarlo Stanton is keeping the remaining $218 million and seven guaranteed years in his New York Yankees contract rather than opt out after a pair of injury-decimated campaigns. The designated hitter, who turns 31 on Nov. 8, hit .266 with 38 homers and 100 RBIs in his first campaign with the Yankees in 2018. He batted .288 with three homers and 13 RBIs in 2019, when he was limited to 18 games by a left biceps strain that sidelined him from April 1 to June 18 and a right knee strain that kept him out from June 26 to Sept. 18. He hit […]

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October

09
CB Prince Amukamara has deal with Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have an agreement in place to sign free-agent cornerback Prince Amukamara pending the results of his COVID-19 testing, a source told ESPN’s Dan Graziano. It’s not likely Amukamara, who lives in the Phoenix area, will join the team for this weekend’s match in New York versus the Jets, but he potentially could play in Arizona’s Week 6 game on Monday Night Football at the Dallas Cowboys. The veteran cornerback will give the Cardinals depth as Dre Kirkpatrick, whom the Cardinals’ signed on Aug. 23 in the aftermath of Robert Alford’s season-ending pec injury, deals with a calf injury. He has been limited in practice the […]

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September

16
INEOS in link to Mercedes Formula 1 buy-in

Ineos could move from team sponsor to team owner with the Daily Mail reporting that the company is ‘close to signing a £700million deal’ to buy the Mercedes F1 team. Earlier this year Ineos, one of the world’s largest chemical producers, teamed up with Mercedes in a five-year contract. At the time Ineos owner Jim Ratcliffe and Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff called the deal a “partnership”, not a sponsorship, and one that was worth £100m to the Formula 1 team. However, it now looks as if all that could develop ownership. According to the Daily Mail, Ineos has agreed to buy ’70 per […]

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March

27
Michael Brockers rejoins Rams after deal with Ravens falls through

Michael Brockers‘ deal with the Baltimore Ravens fell through over an issue with his ankle, and the free-agent defensive lineman will be returning to the Los Angeles Rams with a similar deal on Friday. Brockers, 29, reached agreement on a three-year, $30 million deal with Baltimore on March 16, the first day of the NFL’s negotiating period. But an independent doctor expressed concern over his left ankle, which he injured in the 2019 season finale. A new agreement couldn’t be reached with the Ravens. Brockers now has agreed to a three-year deal worth up to a maximum $31.5 million with […]

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February

03
Rockies finalize 2 year contract with SS Trevor Story

The Colorado Rockies and All-Star shortstop Trevor Story finalized a $27.5 million, two-year deal Friday, eluding arbitration. His agreement leaves 18 players still headed to arbitration hearings, which run from Tuesday through Feb. 21. Story gets a $2 million signing bonus payable within 30 days and salaries of $8 million this year and $17.5 million in 2021. He can earn $100,000 bonuses for league MVP and World Series MVP, $75,000 for League Championship Series MVP. $50,000 for Silver Slugger and $25,000 each for All-Star selection and Gold Glove. Story still eligible to become a free agent following the 2021 World […]

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January

30
Greg Holland agrees to deal with Royals

Reliever Greg Holland is back with the Kansas City Royals, agreeing Wednesday to a minor league contract. The 34-year-old right-hander would get a $1.25 million, one-year deal if added to the 40-man roster plus the opportunity to earn performance bonuses. Holland was 1-2 with a 4.54 ERA last year in 40 relief appearances with Arizona, which released him on Aug. 9. He signed with Washington and pitched in eight matches at Double-A but did not get called up. A three-time All-Star, he pitched for Kansas City from 2010-15, helping the Royals win straight AL pennants in his final two seasons. […]

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January

29
Astros focus on Dusty Baker to be new manager

A great deal of the offseason has focused on the Houston Astros and their sign-stealing scandal. It finally came to a head earlier this month when the team fired manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow. On Tuesday, the Astros chose Dusty Baker as the team’s next manager. During Tuesday’s installment of “Nothing Personal with David Samson,” David Samson weighed in on the decision to hire Baker and why the move was made. “Dusty Baker’s going to be in that dugout and get told what to do by a GM, someone who is his grandson’s age?” Samson asked. “Is that the […]

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