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Giants sign Drew Smyly to one-year deal
Drew Smyly will vie for a spot at the back of the Giants' starting rotation, but could also work out of the bullpen.
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Álex Romero suspended 20 games for attacking Gabriel Lino with bat
Last week, former major league outfielder Álex Romero attacked catcher Gabriel Lino with his bat during a Venezuelan winter league game. Things were already tense prior to the attack as the benches of both...
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George Springer, Astros agree on $21 million salary for 2020
The Astros and outfielder George Springer agreed to a $21 million salary for the 2020 season, avoiding arbitration.
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Red Sox ‘don’t know’ what they’ll do after firing Cora
Spring training is coming up fast, but Boston officials have to wait for other potential sanctions from MLB before they can decide on a new manager.
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Mets mum on Carlos Beltrán’s future as manager
New Yorks manager remains in limbo, with the Mets refusing to say comment. Beltrán was the only player identified as a participant in the cheating scheme.
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L.A. City Council to vote on asking MLB to award 2017 and ’18 World Series to Dodgers
The Los Angeles City Council will soon vote on whether or not it should ask Major League Baseball to award the Dodgers the 2017 and '18 World Series.
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Who will Red Sox get to replace Alex Cora?
Julian McWilliams joins The Daily Line team to discuss who has the potential to take over for Alex Cora in Boston.
Giants release Zack Cozart
A month after acquiring veteran infielder Zack Cozart from the Angels, the Giants placed him on unconditional release waivers.
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Bronx to name a street after Derek Jeter
Careful: you cannot go left on Jeter Street. And, really, there are limits on going right as well.
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We need to stop glorifying the 1980s Mets
A new story about an alleged rape by three Mets players reminds us the dangers of glorifying the good old days.
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Mike Minor has the last laugh with Alex Cora
Alex Cora criticized Mike Minor for the way he went about getting his 200th strikeout. On Tuesday, Minor had the last laugh.
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Will the Red Sox use Alex Cora’s dismissal as pretext for teardown?
And could it serve as an excuse to unload Mookie Betts and his $27 million salary?
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CC Sabathia takes role as special adviser with Yankees
CC Sabathia, who retired after the 2019 season, has joined the Yankees' front office in the role of special adviser.
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Is Alex Cora done in the majors?
The Red Sox dismissed manager Alex Cora on Tuesday. Will he ever work again in Major League Baseball?
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Where do the Red Sox go from here?
After dismissing Alex Cora on Tuesday, where do the Red Sox go from here? Along with the ongoing league investigation, the club has payroll concerns.
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What will follow after Astros bans, firings?
Bob Nightengale joins The Daily Line crew to provide his insights regarding the suspensions and firings of Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch.
Twins ink Josh Donaldson to four-year, $92 million deal
The Twins have inked free agent third baseman Josh Donaldson to a four-year contract, bolstering an offense that was already among the league's best.
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Red Sox dismiss Alex Cora
One day after MLB released a report based on its investigation into sign-stealing by the 2017 Astros, the Red Sox dismissed manager Alex Cora.
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Cardinals acquire Austin Dean from Marlins
The Marlins recouped some value for outfielder Austin Dean, designated for assignment by the team last week, by trading him to the Cardinals.
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Angels acquire Matt Andriese from Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks and Angels swapped pitchers on Tuesday, with Matt Andriese heading to Anaheim and Jeremy Beasley heading to Arizona.
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Phillies designate Odúbel Herrera for assignment
Odúbel Herrera, who was arrested for domestic violence last May, was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Tuesday.
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With the Astros punished, where does Major League Baseball go from here?
Rob Manfred sent a strong message yesterday. But is he poised to unnecessarily complicate the game in order to prevent cheating in the future?
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How exciting: Braves rename their ballpark ‘Truist Park’
No, "Truist" is not a real word, but they paid their money so I guess they can name it what they want.
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Carlos Beltrán skates on the sign-stealing scandal, but just barely
Rob Manfred could not punish players, but he specifically named Beltrán in his report.
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Dodgers offer a pointed ‘no comment’ in the wake of the Astros’ punishment
The Dodgers technically abided by an order from MLB to not comment on the Astros, but they kinda commented anyway.
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A.J. Hinch releases statement after being suspended and fired
Former Astros manager A.J. Hinch issued a statement in which he accepted responsibility for his role in the Astros' cheating scheme that began in 2017.
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Jeff Luhnow issues statement in wake of suspension, firing
Former Astros GM Jeff Luhnow issued a statement in response to his one-year suspension from MLB and his subsequent firing by the Astros.
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Iván Nova joins Tigers on one-year, $1.5 million deal
The Tigers have signed free agent pitcher Iván Nova to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. He'll be tasked with soaking up innings for a rebuilding club.
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MLB’s punishment for Astros was both harsh and not enough
MLB handed down a punishment on Monday to the Astros after an investigation into alleged cheating. While it was substantial, it was not enough.
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Athletics acquire Tony Kemp from Cubs
The Athletics added some roster depth on Monday, acquiring veteran Tony Kemp from the Cubs in exchange for a minor league infielder.
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Alex Cora is a dead man walking
Alex Cora was intimately involved in the Astros' sign-stealing and then, allegedly, continued it with Boston. He's in big trouble.
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Astros to name Joe Espada interim manager
MLB suspended A.J. Hinch for one year on Monday. The Astros promptly dismissed him and are expected to name Joe Espada the interim manager.
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Astros fire A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow
They had each been suspended for one year earlier this afternoon
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Major Astros Sign-Stealing Punishment: Luhnow, Hinch suspended for one year
The Astros will also lose 1st and 2nd round draft picks in both 2020 and 2021 and will receive a $5 million fine
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Alex Wood signs one-year, $4 million deal with Dodgers
Free agent pitcher Alex Wood has returned to the Dodgers on a one-year, $4 million deal.
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Rangers ink Todd Frazier to one-year, $5 million deal
The Rangers finally addressed third base, signing free agent Todd Frazier to a one-year, $5 million deal on Sunday.
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Twins, Miguel Sanó agree to three-year, $30 million deal
Sanó is coming off his best season yet, in which he hit 34 homers in only 105 games.
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Mookie Betts, Red Sox, agree to record $27 million deal
It's the largest deal ever for an arbitration-eligible player
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Tracking the arbitration-avoiding deals
From Francisco Lindor's $17.55 million to six-figure deals, here is the rundown of today's arbitration-avoiders.
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Cubs, Kris Bryant avoid arbitration, agree to $18.6 million in 2020
His deal for 2020 is sorted, but a lot of uncertainty remains about his future in Chicago.
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Brewers sign Jedd Gyorko
Gyorko hit poorly in 2019, but he can play first, second and third.
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David Peralta, Diamondbacks, agree to a three-year, $22 million extension
Peralta, 32, was entering his final time through arbitration but is now locked up through 20222
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Today is the deadline for teams, players to exchange arbitration figures
Here's what that means for Mookie Betts and all the other arbitration-eligible players.
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Michael A. Taylor avoids arbitration with Nationals thanks to one-year, $3.325 million deal
Robert Murray reports that the Nationals and outfielder Michael A. Taylor have avoided arbitration on Thursday, agreeing on a one-year, $3.325 million contract for the 2020 season. The deal includes $25,000...
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Blue Jays and Brandon Drury agree on one-year, $2.05 million contract
The Blue Jays and infielder Brandon Drury avoided arbitration on Thursday, agreeing on a $2.05 million salary for the 2020 season.
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Cardinals, Rays make six-player trade involving José Martínez and Matt Liberatore
The Cardinals and Rays swapped a trio of players each. José Martínez and Matt Liberatore are among those changing addresses.
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Orioles, Miguel Castro avoid arbitration with one-year, $1.05 million contract
Orioles reliever Miguel Castro agreed to a one-year, $1.05 million contract to avoid arbitration in his first year of eligibility.
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Mets invite Tim Tebow to spring training
Tebow has done nothing to show that he's earned the invite, but the Mets will sell a lot of merch with him at spring training, one assumes.
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Yankees sign Chris Iannetta to a minor league deal
Iannetta will be one of three guys vying to back up Gary Sánchez in the Bronx
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Weird, now-dismissed lawsuit claimed Derek Jeter derailed a minor leaguer’s career
"These are the facts big dawg," said the unconventional and since-dismissed complaint.
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