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Astros and catcher Victor Caratini finalize $12 million, 2-year contract

Dec. 07, 2023 20:42 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros and free-agent catcher Victor Caratini finalized their $12 million, two-year contract Thursday. Caratini gets a $6 million salary each of the next two seasons and can earn $500,000 each year in performance bonuses for plate appearances. ...

Kimbrel hopes to help Orioles reach playoffs again as their replacement for injured Bautista

Dec. 07, 2023 18:53 PM EST

Craig Kimbrel expressed a bit of urgency after joining the Baltimore Orioles. “They want to win, and they want to win now. I don't know how many more years I got to do this, and go out there and sling the ball,” the 35-year-old closer said Thursday. “I want to be a part of a...

The Yankees made a vintage Steinbrenner move to land Juan Soto after a lousy 2023

Dec. 07, 2023 15:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Juan Soto’s arrival is a sign the New York Yankees want stars to help them rebound from their worst season in three decades — a move right out of late owner George Steinbrenner's playbook. “We certainly want to try under the Steinbrenner leadership to make...

Nick Senzel agrees to $2 million, 1-year deal with Nationals, AP source says

Dec. 07, 2023 10:39 AM EST

Nick Senzel and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement with the versatile infielder and outfielder had not yet...

INF Jeimer Candelario agrees to $45 million, 3-year contract with Cincinnati, AP source says

Dec. 07, 2023 10:38 AM EST

Jeimer Candelario has agreed to a $45 million, three-year contract with Cincinnati, giving the Reds a surplus of infielders that could lead to another move. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on Thursday morning on condition of...

Juan Soto traded to New York Yankees from San Diego Padres in 7-player blockbuster

Dec. 07, 2023 02:21 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Juan Soto is headed to the New York Yankees in their first big move following the team's worst season in three decades. They hope at least one more will follow. New York acquired Soto and Gold Glove center fielder Trent Grisham in a blockbuster trade...

Yankees get Soto from Padres. Ohtani and Yamamoto still up for grabs as winter meetings end

Dec. 07, 2023 01:44 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Juan Soto found a new home with the New York Yankees as the winter meetings ended Wednesday night, while Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto were still up for grabs as team officials headed home with the bulk of their offseason business yet to be done. ...

Eduardo Rodriguez and Arizona Diamondbacks agree to $80 million, 4-year deal, AP source says

Dec. 07, 2023 00:24 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks and pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez agreed to an $80 million, four-year contract, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the team had not...

New York Yankees acquire All-Star slugger Juan Soto in trade with San Diego Padres, AP sources say

Dec. 06, 2023 23:13 PM EST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New York Yankees acquire All-Star slugger Juan Soto in trade with San Diego Padres, AP sources say.

Pitchers dominate winter meeting draft with 8 of 10 players taken, 3 from Yankees' system

Dec. 06, 2023 22:20 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Major League teams stocked up on pitching Wednesday in the big league phase of the winter meeting draft of unprotected players, taking pitchers with eight of the 10 selections — including three from the New York Yankees' system. The Yankees lost a pair of...