Latest NL East News

Marlins introduce Garcia, who already calls Miami home

Dec. 02, 2021 12:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Avisaíl García made his lone All-Star Game appearance on the Miami Marlins’ field. He has owned a house in the city for a few years. The native of Venezuela considers Miami home. That said, he still had to pass Derek Jeter’s test. ...

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

Dec. 02, 2021 12:13 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...

Báez gets $140M birthday present, closes deal with Tigers

Dec. 02, 2021 11:57 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Javier Báez hopes he's a big part of a turnaround with the Detroit Tigers, too. Báez celebrated his 29th birthday Wednesday by signing a $140 million, six-year contact to play shortstop for the revitalized Tigers. “This is a...

Phillies sign RHP Knebel to $10 million, 1-year contract

Dec. 02, 2021 11:25 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies signed right-handed reliever Corey Knebel to a $10 million, one-year contract on Wednesday. He can earn $1 million in performance bonuses: $250,000 each for 45, 50, 55 and 60 games finished. The...

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...

Cubs give Stroman $71M, 3-year deal to improve rotation

Dec. 02, 2021 11:12 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Marcus Stroman rushed to the airport and caught a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago as soon as he got the word from his agent. The right-hander arrived just in time with a lockout looming to complete a $71 million, three-year contract. And the Cubs...

Braves tender contract to OF Duvall, re-sign Arcia, Heredia

Dec. 01, 2021 10:31 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves tendered a contract to slugger Adam Duvall, ensuring the National League RBI leader returns to the World Series-winning club for another season. The tendering of Duvall by the Tuesday night deadline was among a flurry of moves for the...

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. ...

Astros sign RHP Neris to $17 million, 2-year deal

Dec. 01, 2021 00:39 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros signed right-hander Héctor Neris to a $17 million, two-year contract Tuesday with an option for 2024, bringing an experienced closer to the American League champions. Neris has saved 84 games over eight seasons for Philadelphia,...

Mets and CF Starling Marte finalize $78 million, 4-year deal

Nov. 30, 2021 23:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Starling Marte and the New York Mets finalized their $78 million, four-year contract Tuesday night. The team also completed its deal with Mark Canha, another free agent outfielder. Canha gets $26.5 million over two years with a club option for 2024. ...