Latest NL West News

AP sources: Walker, Bellinger, Bell move; Giants add Haniger

Dec. 06, 2022 22:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cole Kuiper saw a report on Twitter: Aaron Judge was nearing a deal with the San Francisco Giants. Cole called his father, Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper, to share the good news. Then the report was scrubbed, and Cole had to get back to his vacationing dad. ...

OF Mitch Haniger reaches $43.5M, three-year deal with Giants

Dec. 06, 2022 21:50 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Outfielder Mitch Haniger and the San Francisco Giants agreed on a $43.5 million, three-year contract Tuesday at the winter meetings. A native of nearby Mountain View, Haniger is coming home to the Bay Area after five seasons with Seattle. He helped the Mariners...

AP source: Cody Bellinger, Cubs agree to $17.5M, 1-year deal

Dec. 06, 2022 19:01 PM EST

Former National League MVP Cody Bellinger and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $17.5 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement was subject to a successful...

A's get reliever Chad Smith from Rockies for minor leaguer

Dec. 06, 2022 18:23 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Oakland Athletics picked up right-handed reliever Chad Smith in a trade with the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. The Rockies acquired minor league pitcher Jeff Criswell in the deal. Smith made 15 appearances for the Rockies last season, going 0-1 with...

AP source: Trea Turner, Phillies reach $300M, 11-year deal

Dec. 05, 2022 23:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies landed Trea Turner on Monday, agreeing to a $300 million, 11-year contract with the dynamic shortstop. The deal includes a no-trade clause, according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

Kershaw returning to Dodgers on $20 million, 1-year deal

Dec. 05, 2022 23:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw needed only a few days to make up his mind to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2023. After the Dodgers had an MLB-leading 111 victories during the regular season only to get ousted by the San Diego Padres in the NL Division Series, the star...

Judge looms; Verlander, Turner deals heat up winter meetings

Dec. 05, 2022 22:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Verlander is going to the New York Mets. Trea Turner has agreed to a blockbuster deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. There are three more high-profile shortstops in free agency, along with ace pitcher Carlos Rodón. And one big slugger looms above the whole...

Bonds, Clemens left out of Hall again; McGriff elected

Dec. 04, 2022 22:30 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Moments after Fred McGriff was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, almost two decades after his final game, he got the question. Asked if Barry Bonds belonged in Cooperstown, a smiling McGriff responded: “Honestly, right now, I'm going to just enjoy this...

Oregon, North Carolina meet in Holiday Bowl at Petco Park

Dec. 04, 2022 16:50 PM EST

Oregon (9-3, Pac-12) vs. North Carolina (9-4, ACC) Dec. 28, 8 p.m. ET LOCATION: San Diego TOP PLAYERS Oregon: QB Bo Nix, 3,388 yards, 27 touchdowns, six interceptions. North Carolina: QB Drake Maye, 4,115 yards, 35 TDs, seven...

Diamondbacks and RHP Miguel Castro reach $3.5M 1-year deal

Dec. 03, 2022 17:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks signed hard-throwing reliever Miguel Castro to a $3.5 million, one-year contract that could be worth $9.5 million over two seasons. Castro, who turns 28 this month, has already spent eight years in the big leagues, most recently with the New...