7:22 PM ET The World Series champion Boston Red Sox are scheduled to visit the White House on Feb. 15, team president Sam Kennedy told the Boston Globe. With no one to cook a feast because of the government shutdown, President Donald Trump served up fast food when Clemson visited to celebrate its national title.
5:51 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — Matt Shepard is taking over as play-by-play announcer of the Detroit Tigers on their Fox Sports Detroit television broadcasts. FSD said Tuesday that Shepard will work alongside analysts Jack Morris and Kirk Gibson. Dan Petry and Craig Monroe will be analysts for pregame and postgame shows. The previous
4:21 PM ET Kyler Murray has elected to enter his name into the NFL draft, announcing the decision on Twitter. The Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner has given himself the option to choose the NFL over MLB, where he has a contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes a $4.66 million signing
3:15 PM ET Left-hander Derek Holland re-signed with the San Francisco Giants on a one-year deal, the team announced Monday. The deal is for $7 million, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. The deal includes a club option for the 2020 season. Holland, 32, made 30 starts for the Giants last season and finished
2:20 PM ET Mel Stottlemyre, who pitched for the New York Yankees for 11 seasons and won five World Series titles as a pitching coach for the Yankees and the Mets, died Sunday in Seattle after battling cancer for almost 20 years. He was 77. Stottlemyre’s wife Jean told the New York Times that he
10:33 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” As the sweepstakes for baseball’s best free agents heats up, Manny Machado is sitting on an eight-year offer from the Chicago White Sox and is still engaged with the Philadelphia Phillies while
7:19 AM ET The largest total-value contract in MLB is Giancarlo Stanton‘s 13-year, $325 million extension that he signed with the Miami Marlins in 2015, now carried by the New York Yankees. You know Scott Boras would love to break that record. He’s the agent for Bryce Harper, who, as you also know, is a
12:49 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The Oakland Athletics are sending a group of top executives to meet with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray on Sunday in hopes of convincing him to pursue a professional baseball career as
4:04 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Wil Myers says he’s moving back to the Padres’ crowded outfield, indicating that San Diego probably is still in the market for a third baseman. The Padres agreed to one-year contracts with their three remaining arbitration-eligible players: closer Kirby Yates, catcher Austin Hedges and left-hander Robbie Erlin.
12:39 AM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Right-hander Kyle Gibson and left fielder Eddie Rosario were among eight Minnesota Twins players who avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts Friday. Gibson and Rosario received hefty raises. Gibson will earn $8,125,000, an increase from his 2018 salary of $4.2 million, while Rosario got $4.19 million