Latest Chris Bassitt News

Athletics trade LHP Cole Irvin to Orioles for minor leaguer

Jan. 26, 2023 19:06 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles acquired left-hander Cole Irvin from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday along with minor league right-hander Kyle Virbitsky for minor league infielder Darell Hernaiz. Oakland had already dealt catcher Sean Murphy to the Braves this offseason...

Mets get 2 pitchers from Marlins in trade for minor leaguer

Nov. 18, 2022 20:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With holes to fill on their pitching staff, the New York Mets acquired right-handers Elieser Hernandez and Jeff Brigham in a trade with the Miami Marlins on Friday. Miami receives minor league righty Franklin Sanchez and a player to be named or cash. ...

Joc Pederson, Martín Pérez accept $19.65M qualifying offers

Nov. 15, 2022 18:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Joc Pederson and left-hander Martín Pérez were the only players to accept $19.65 million qualifying offers from their former teams on Tuesday and end their free agency. Pederson decided to stay with the San Francisco Giants and Pérez with the Texas...

Judge, deGrom among 14 with $19.65M qualifying offers

Nov. 10, 2022 17:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge, Jacob deGrom and Xander Bogaerts were among 14 free agents who were given $19.65 million qualifying offers by their former teams on Thursday Dansby Swanson, Trea Turner, Willson Contreras and Carlos Rodón also were given the offers, as were Chris...

Díaz, Mets ink $102M, 5-year deal, record for MLB closer

Nov. 09, 2022 21:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With a record contract for Edwin Díaz, his swift return to the New York Mets was music to their ears. Díaz and the Mets completed their $102 million, five-year deal Wednesday — the largest for a reliever in baseball history. The star closer can opt out after...

After keeping Díaz, Mets take small step with Vogelbach

Nov. 08, 2022 23:04 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Having struck the first big move in the free agent market with a pending $102 million, five-year deal to retain All-Star closer Edwin Díaz, New York Mets general manager Billy Eppler understands it may take time to execute the next steps in his offseason plan. ...

Rizzo, Bassitt turn down options, among 11 now free agents

Nov. 08, 2022 22:56 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — First baseman Anthony Rizzo became a free agent again when he declined his $16 million option with the New York Yankees for 2023. Pitcher Chris Bassitt declined his $19 million option with the New York Mets and followed rotation mates Jacob deGrom and Taijuan...

Judge, Díaz, Turner among 131 free agents after Series ends

Nov. 06, 2022 12:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Judge, Edwin Díaz, Trea Turner, Dansby Swanson and Xander Bogaerts were among 131 players who became free agents on Sunday as baseball's business season began just hours after the final out of the World Series. Justin Verlander, Jacob deGrom and Carlos Rodón...