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AP source: Phillies, RHP Taijuan Walker agree to 4-year deal

Dec. 06, 2022 23:29 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The active Philadelphia Phillies added Taijuan Walker to their rotation on Tuesday, agreeing to a $72 million, four-year contract with the right-hander. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the move to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

Pirates win top pick in baseball's first draft lottery

Dec. 06, 2022 23:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates won baseball's first draft lottery Tuesday night and will get the top pick of eligible amateur players in July. The Washington Nationals will select second after finishing last season with the worst record in the major leagues at 55-107. The...

MLB commissioner Manfred says 2023 'big year' for A's future

Dec. 06, 2022 23:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics will have their relocation fee waived if they decide to move to Las Vegas, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says 2023 is a big year when it comes to the future of the franchise. Speaking at baseball's winter meetings in San Diego, Manfred also...

AP sources: Walker, Bellinger, Bell move; Giants add Haniger

Dec. 06, 2022 22:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cole Kuiper saw a report on Twitter: Aaron Judge was nearing a deal with the San Francisco Giants. Cole called his father, Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper, to share the good news. Then the report was scrubbed, and Cole had to get back to his vacationing dad. ...

OF Mitch Haniger reaches $43.5M, three-year deal with Giants

Dec. 06, 2022 21:50 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Outfielder Mitch Haniger and the San Francisco Giants agreed on a $43.5 million, three-year contract Tuesday at the winter meetings. A native of nearby Mountain View, Haniger is coming home to the Bay Area after five seasons with Seattle. He helped the Mariners...

AP source: Cody Bellinger, Cubs agree to $17.5M, 1-year deal

Dec. 06, 2022 19:01 PM EST

Former National League MVP Cody Bellinger and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $17.5 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement was subject to a successful...

A's get reliever Chad Smith from Rockies for minor leaguer

Dec. 06, 2022 18:23 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Oakland Athletics picked up right-handed reliever Chad Smith in a trade with the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. The Rockies acquired minor league pitcher Jeff Criswell in the deal. Smith made 15 appearances for the Rockies last season, going 0-1 with...

AP source: Trea Turner, Phillies reach $300M, 11-year deal

Dec. 05, 2022 23:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies landed Trea Turner on Monday, agreeing to a $300 million, 11-year contract with the dynamic shortstop. The deal includes a no-trade clause, according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

Phils' Gregg wins Fishel Award for MLB PR excellence

Dec. 05, 2022 23:11 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies executive Kevin Gregg has won the Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence. Major League Baseball made the announcement Monday at the winter meetings. Gregg is the vice president of baseball communications for the...

Kershaw returning to Dodgers on $20 million, 1-year deal

Dec. 05, 2022 23:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw needed only a few days to make up his mind to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2023. After the Dodgers had an MLB-leading 111 victories during the regular season only to get ousted by the San Diego Padres in the NL Division Series, the star...