Latest Kevin Gausman News

After twice turning down Toronto, righty Gausman joins Jays

Dec. 02, 2021 11:41 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — In each of the past two offseasons, pitcher Kevin Gausman spurned free agent advances from the Toronto Blue Jays and general manager Ross Atkins. When Atkins called again this winter, Gausman couldn’t say no any longer. Gausman and...

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...

Giants bring back left-hander Alex Wood on two-year contract

Dec. 01, 2021 17:37 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Alex Wood is staying with the San Francisco Giants, reaching agreement Wednesday on a $25 million, two-year contract. He gives manager Gabe Kapler two starters named Alex in the rotation after Tuesday's addition of right-hander Alex...

Scherzer, Seager get big-money deals ahead of CBA expiration

Nov. 29, 2021 22:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a record-setting $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets and shortstop Corey Seager struck a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers on Monday as players and teams rushed to reach agreements before an expected...

AP source: RHP Alex Cobb closes in on contract with Giants

Nov. 29, 2021 20:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Alex Cobb is close to finalizing an agreement with the San Francisco Giants, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Cobb still must pass a physical to complete...

AP source: Blue Jays reach deal with pitcher Kevin Gausman

Nov. 28, 2021 22:18 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have reached an agreement with right-hander Kevin Gausman on a five-year, $110 million contract, pending a physical, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press late Sunday. The 30-year-old Gausman was 14-6 with a 2.81...

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...

Soler, Freeman, Correa among 160 free agents who hit market

Nov. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Freddie Freeman, World Series MVP Jorge Soler and Eddie Rosario of the champion Atlanta Braves were among 160 players who became free agents Wednesday as an uncertain offseason started with a lockout threat looming. Houston shortstop Carlos Correa and...

MLB qualifying offer price drops by $500,000 to $18.4M

Oct. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a qualifying offer to Major League Baseball free agents dropped by $500,000 to $18.4 million, a sign of the slide in salaries. The figure is determined by the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year and marks only the second...

Urías hits, pitches Dodgers past Giants to even NLDS series

Oct. 10, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With some mighty swings, solid pitching and defensive gems that have defined the Dodgers' success the past decade, the defending World Series champions are headed home in prime playoff position having grabbed momentum away from the division-winning Giants. ...