Latest Dansby Swanson News

Pitcher Max Fried loses to Braves in salary arbitration

Feb. 04, 2023 17:22 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Max Fried lost to the Atlanta Braves in salary arbitration on Saturday, and will make $13.5 million in the upcoming season instead of his $15 million request. Mark Burstein, Fredric Horowitz and Jeanne Vonhof issued their decision a day after...

Braves sign manager Snitker to extension through 2025 season

Jan. 27, 2023 16:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker, coming off the team's fifth consecutive NL East title, signed a contract extension on Friday that runs through the 2025 season. Snitker, 67, guided the Braves to the 2021 World Series championship before the team won 101 games...

Braves' Grissom puts in extra work for shortstop competition

Jan. 21, 2023 16:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves' commitment to giving Vaughn Grissom a chance to win the starting job at shortstop can't be questioned. First, the Braves, who must replace Dansby Swanson, scheduled Grissom for three offseason visits with third base coach Ron Washington for...

Cubs' Nico Hoerner says move back to 2B is 'not an issue'

Jan. 14, 2023 02:36 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Nico Hoerner heard the same message from the Chicago Cubs over and over again. They liked him as a shortstop, and they also had confidence in him at second base. When the Cubs landed Gold Glove shortstop Dansby Swanson in free agency, the matter was settled. ...

AP source: Cubs, 1B Hosmer agree to 1-year contract

Jan. 04, 2023 19:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Eric Hosmer agreed to a $720,000, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, giving the team another option at first base and designated hitter. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

Cubs finalize 2-year deal with catcher Tucker Barnhart

Dec. 29, 2022 17:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs finalized a $6.5 million, two-year contract with Gold Glove-winning catcher Tucker Barnhart on Thursday. Barnhart, who turns 32 on Jan. 7, is expected to back up Yan Gomes. Willson Contreras was the starting catcher for Chicago last season, but he...

EXPLAINER: Why are baseball teams spending so much money?

Dec. 22, 2022 21:26 PM EST

Aaron Judge, Carlos Correa and Trea Turner combined for almost $1 billion in contracts. Xander Bogaerts, Jacob deGrom, Dansby Swanson, Carlos Rodón, Brandon Nimmo and Willson Contreras added up to another billion. And that's just nine players. Just one lucrative slice of baseball's...

AP source: Cubs, C Tucker Barnhart agree to $6.5M contract

Dec. 22, 2022 18:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs bolstered their defense again on Thursday, agreeing to a $6.5 million contract with Gold Glove-winning catcher Tucker Barnhart. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the deal to the AP on condition of anonymity because it was pending a...

Cubs, All-Star SS Swanson finalize $177 million, 7-year deal

Dec. 21, 2022 18:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Growing up in Georgia, Dansby Swanson used to go over to his grandfather's house right after school. He would barge in and ask Herb Swanson to hit him some grounders. Whenever Dansby came over, Herb was watching a Chicago Cubs game on WGN. Dansby then would tease his...

Bellinger looking forward to fresh start after joining Cubs

Dec. 20, 2022 16:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Cody Bellinger is looking forward to a fresh start with the Chicago Cubs and showing he can again be a productive hitter. He went from winning the NL MVP with the Dodgers in 2019 to being cut by Los Angeles in November. The years in between were marked by injuries...