Latest NL East News

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...

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...

Mets owner Cohen criticizes Matz's agent for deal with Cards

Nov. 24, 2021 17:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets owner Steve Cohen criticized pitcher Steven Matz for reaching an agreement with the St. Louis Cardinals rather than New York. “I’m not happy this morning. I’ve never seen such unprofessional behavior exhibited by a player’s agent. I guess...

Outfielder Nick Plummer agrees to 1-year deal with Mets

Nov. 24, 2021 15:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Nick Plummer agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract with the New York Mets. The 25-year-old spent last season in the St. Louis Cardinals' minor league system, hitting .280 with 20 doubles, six triples, 15 homers, 54 RBIs and 13 steals for...

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...

Rangers get OFs McKinney and Reks from Dodgers for cash

Nov. 22, 2021 18:38 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers acquired outfielders Billy McKinney and Zach Reks from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash in a deal announced Monday. McKinney is a Dallas native who was Oakland's first-round amateur draft pick in 2013. He has appeared in the...

Cubs acquire outfielder Ramirez from Guardians for cash

Nov. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs acquired outfielder Harold Ramirez from the Cleveland Guardians for cash on Monday. The 27-year-old Ramirez batted .268 with seven home runs and 41 RBIs in 99 games for Cleveland last season. He was designated for assignment on Friday. ...

Correa, Freeman, Scherzer among baseball's top free agents

Nov. 22, 2021 04:08 AM EST

With a possible lockout on the horizon, it's been mostly business as usual on the free agent market — so far. Detroit signed left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez. Houston retained star righty Justin Verlander. Noah Syndergaard went from the Mets to the Angels on an expensive...

Yankees, needing roster space, trade Nick Nelson to Phillies

Nov. 19, 2021 18:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Short of 40-man roster spots to protect prospects ahead of next month's winter meeting draft, the New York Yankees traded right-hander Nick Nelson to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday along with minor league catcher Donny Sands. New York received minor...

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...