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AP source: Marlins agree with Alcantara, Garcia on deals

Nov. 29, 2021 12:00 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are finalizing a contract with right-hander Sandy Alcantara and have reached an agreement with free agent outfielder Avisail Garcia, a person with knowledge of the situations said Sunday. Alcantara's deal, first reported by The Miami...

AP source: Rangers agree with Semien (7 yrs), Gray, Calhoun

Nov. 28, 2021 23:11 PM EST

The Texas Rangers have reached an agreement on a seven-year contract with Gold Glove second baseman and potential shortstop Marcus Semien, according to a person familiar with the deal, and the team has also come to terms with right-handed starter Jon Gray and outfielder Kole Calhoun. ...

AP source: Mets add CF Marte with $78 million, 4-year deal

Nov. 27, 2021 16:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have bolstered their lineup with three free-agent deals, adding speedy center fielder Starling Marte to go along with Mark Canha and All-Star infielder Eduardo Escobar. Marte's four-year contract is worth $78 million, according to a...

Red Sox sign RHP Wacha to $7 million, 1-year deal

Nov. 27, 2021 12:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed Michael Wacha to a $7 million, one-year deal, adding the right-hander to an already thin rotation that lost Eduardo Rodriguez in free agency. The team announced the contract on Saturday. Wacha, 30, was...

Mets agree to deal with All-Star 3B Eduardo Escobar

Nov. 26, 2021 19:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets and All-Star infielder Eduardo Escobar have agreed to a free agent contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because the agreement was pending...

Angels sign reliever Aaron Loup for 2 years, $17 million

Nov. 22, 2021 18:55 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup has agreed to a $17 million, two-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels. The club announced the deal Monday for Loup, adding one of the most effective relievers on the free agent market to right-handed starter Noah...

Eppler, joining Mets, embraces return to `intimidating' NYC

Nov. 19, 2021 16:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Eppler embraced the bright lights of the big city, promising on his first day as Mets general manager to pursue pricey free agents and create a perennial World Series contender. Hired late Thursday by owner Steve Cohen and team president Sandy...

Rockies, catcher Elias Díaz agree to $14.5M, 3-year contract

Nov. 19, 2021 16:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies agreed to a $14.5 million, three-year contract with catcher Elias Díaz. His deal was announced Thursday and covers one season of arbitration eligibility and two years of free agency. Díaz gets $3 million next season, $5.5 million in...

Manfred: Lockout preferred to in-season strike if no deal

Nov. 18, 2021 17:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — While insisting Major League Baseball is focused on reaching a labor deal, Commissioner Rob Manfred signaled Thursday that owners likely will lock out players if the current contract expires Dec. 1 without a new agreement. Baseball had eight work...

Comfortable Berríos skips free agency to stay with Blue Jays

Nov. 18, 2021 16:55 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Two months with the Toronto Blue Jays was enough to make José Berríos change his mind about waiting one more year to reach free agency. Berríos finalized a $131 million, seven-year deal to stay with the Blue Jays on Thursday, passing up the opportunity...