Latest AL East News

To the Max: Scherzer, Mets finalize $130M, 3-year deal

Dec. 01, 2021 13:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets owner Steve Cohen promised a max effort bringing a World Series back to New York. Enter Max Scherzer, the newest ace in Queens. The Mets and the three-time Cy Young Award winner finalized a $130 million, three-year deal...

Rays, pitcher Kluber finalize $8 million, 1-year contract

Dec. 01, 2021 12:28 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and the Tampa Bay Rays finalized an $8 million, one-year free-agent contract on Wednesday. The deal includes an additional $5 million in incentives. The 35-year-old Kluber had...

Báez to Detroit, MLB teams race to finish biz before lockout

Dec. 01, 2021 01:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Javier Báez agreed to bring his high motor to the Motor City, while other teams around the majors raced to finish up business before Tuesday's deadline to tender contracts and a likely roster freeze coming when baseball's collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday. ...

Mariners sign Cy Young winner Robbie Ray to $115M, 5-yr deal

Dec. 01, 2021 00:33 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray and the Seattle Mariners finalized their $115 million, five-year contract Tuesday night. Ray is coming off the best season of his career with the Toronto Blue Jays, going 13-7 with a 2.84 ERA and 248 strikeouts in 193...

Orioles reach 1-year deal with veteran 2B Rougned Odor

Nov. 30, 2021 23:05 PM EST

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a one-year deal with second baseman Rougned Odor. The team announced the move Tuesday night. The 27-year-old Odor spent last season with the New York Yankees, hitting .202 with 15 home runs and 39 RBIs in 102 games. ...

Urshela agrees to $6.55M deal with Yanks, Germán $1.75M

Nov. 30, 2021 21:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Infielder Gio Urshela agreed to a $6.55 million, one-year contract with the New York Yankees on Tuesday, while starting pitcher Domingo Germán agreed to $1.75 million and pitcher Lucas Luetge to $905,000. New York also released infielder Chris Gittens,...

Brewers sign Tellez plus 2 catchers, non-tender Vogelbach

Nov. 30, 2021 21:16 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have signed first baseman Rowdy Tellez and catchers Pedro Severino and Brett Sullivan to one-year contracts while non-tendering first baseman Daniel Vogelbach. Vogelbach, an All-Star in 2019 while playing for Seattle, hit .219 with...

Rays land Raley for $10M, trade Wendle to Marlins, sign Choi

Nov. 30, 2021 21:00 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays signed reliever Brooks Raley to a $10 million, two-year contract Tuesday with a club option for 2024. The defending AL East champions also traded All-Star infielder Joey Wendle to the Miami Marlins for minor league...

Marlins, Alcantara complete 5-year, $56 million contract

Nov. 30, 2021 20:50 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins completed the signing of right-hander Sandy Alcantara to a five-year contract on Tuesday, plus they acquired All-Star infielder Joey Wendle from the Tampa Bay Rays. Alcantara and the Marlins agreed Sunday to a deal worth $56 million. ...

Orioles grant Kriske release for international opportunity

Nov. 30, 2021 15:34 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles granted right-hander Brooks Kriske his release to pursue an international opportunity. The Orioles also announced Tuesday that infielder Lucius Fox was claimed off waivers by the Washington Nationals. The...