Latest Nick Castellanos News

Frenzy Part II? What to expect when MLB roster freeze lifts

Dec. 07, 2021 20:36 PM EST

The ink was hardly dry on Corey Seager’s $325 million, 10-year contract with the Texas Rangers last week when baseball’s historically hurried free agency period crashed to a halt. Hard to imagine anything competing with last Wednesday’s spending spree, when teams combined to...

Teams spend $1.4B in 1 day, then MLB locks out players

Dec. 02, 2021 11:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Before getting locked out, players loaded up Wednesday as big league teams unlocked their coffers for an unprecedented spending spree. Major League Baseball clubs committed to a one-day record $1.4 billion in salaries Wednesday, hours before the league...

Correa, Freeman, Scherzer among baseball's top free agents

Nov. 22, 2021 04:08 AM EST

With a possible lockout on the horizon, it's been mostly business as usual on the free agent market — so far. Detroit signed left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez. Houston retained star righty Justin Verlander. Noah Syndergaard went from the Mets to the Angels on an expensive...

Verlander gets $25M from Astros, Belt remains with Giants

Nov. 17, 2021 19:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander reached a $25 million deal to remain with the Houston Astros as he comes back from Tommy John surgery, and Brandon Belt accepted an $18.4 million qualifying offer from the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. Verlander, a 38-year-old...

Boras: MLB cancer of trading veterans helped Braves win

Nov. 10, 2021 19:03 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Baseball’s most influential agent said the sport was the victim of a “competitive cancer” caused by teams unloading veterans to accumulate draft picks and said the Atlanta Braves’ World Series title was a direct result of others' tanking. ...

Dodgers offer QOs to Seager, Taylor but not Kershaw

Nov. 07, 2021 20:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have extended qualifying offers to free agent All-Stars Corey Seager and Chris Taylor, but not Clayton Kershaw. Seager and Taylor were among 14 players offered $18.4 million, one-year qualifying offer deals before the deadline...

Schwarber, Pederson decline options, become free agents

Nov. 04, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta outfielder Joc Pederson and Boston infielder-outfielder Kyle Schwarber were among 10 players who became free agents Thursday when they both declined 2022 mutual options in their contracts. Pederson agreed with the Cubs in February to a $7...

Reds' Castellanos opts out of contract, becomes free agent

Nov. 04, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds star outfielder Nick Castellanos exercised the opt-out clause in his contract and is a free agent, the team said Friday. The Reds right fielder opted out of the final two years and $34 million remaining on his deal after having the best...