Latest AL East News

Franco signs $182-million, 11-year contract with Tampa Bay

Nov. 27, 2021 14:29 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wander Franco and the Tampa Bay Rays have finalized an $182 million, 11-year contract that includes a club option for the 2033 season. The shortstop's deal, which could be worth up to $223 million if the club option is exercised and...

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...

Clint Frazier and Rougned Odor released by Yankees

Nov. 23, 2021 17:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Clint Frazier and infielder Rougned Odor were released by the New York Yankees on Tuesday after they were designated for assignment four days ago and went unclaimed on waivers. The 27-year-old Frazier was the fifth pick overall in the 2013...

Former MLB outfielder, manager Bill Virdon dies at 90

Nov. 23, 2021 17:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Virdon, the steady centerfielder who won the 1955 National League Rookie of the Year for St. Louis and guided the Houston Astros to three straight postseason appearances as a manager, has died. He was 90. Virdon died at the Lester E. Cox Medical...

Giants' Posey, O's Mancini win Comeback Players of the Year

Nov. 22, 2021 19:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and Baltimore Orioles slugger Trey Mancini were named baseball's Comeback Player of the Year Award winners on Monday night. Posey, the National League winner, sat out the 2020 season after twin girls adopted by...

Red Sox exercised manager Alex Cora's option for 2 seasons

Nov. 22, 2021 17:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have exercised Alex Cora’s option for two more seasons, rewarding their manager for taking them to the AL Championship Series in his first year back after a one-year sign-stealing suspension. Cora, 46, is now under contract through...

Tyler Wade traded from New York Yankees to Angels

Nov. 22, 2021 13:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy utility player Tyler Wade was traded from the New York Yankees to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday for a player to be named or cash. Wade was designated for assignment Friday when the Yankees needed roster spots to protect prospects ahead of the...

Rays send righty Brent Honeywell Jr. to Oakland for cash

Nov. 19, 2021 20:00 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays sent right-hander Brent Honeywell Jr. to the Oakland Athletics for cash on Thursday, one of a series of moves ahead of Friday's reserve list deadline. The Rays also dealt righty Tobias Myers to the Cleveland Guardians for...

Royals make series of roster moves ahead of 40-man deadline

Nov. 19, 2021 19:40 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals purchased the contracts of right-handers Jonathan Bowlan, Collin Snider and Nathan Webb along with catcher MJ Melendez and infielders Maikel Garcia and Nick Pratto ahead of Friday night's reserve list deadline. The Royals designated...

Clint Frazier cut by Yanks after another injury-filled year

Nov. 19, 2021 19:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Frazier's tenure with the Yankees may have ended after five unfulfilling seasons when New York designated him for assignment on Friday to open a roster spot for a prospect ahead of the winter meeting draft. Frazier can be claimed by another major...