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
6:47 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — Leonys Martin feels blessed to be alive after recovering from a life-threatening bacterial infection last summer. The Cleveland Indians outfielder spoke to the media Friday for the first time since the health scare. He thanked the doctors and staff at Cleveland Clinic, where he spent nearly two weeks
4:00 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a $17 million, one-year contract, a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player from his $7.4 million salary. The deal was agreed to Friday before the pitcher and team were to exchange proposed
5:45 PM ET CHICAGO — The Cubs have signed suspended shortstop Addison Russell to a one-year deal worth $3.4 million, avoiding an arbitration hearing. Russell can make up to a total of $4 million with roster time incentives, pro-rated, after serving his suspension for violation of domestic abuse policies. Milwaukee won the crown. St. Louis
2:28 PM ET The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired catcher Russell Martin in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Friday. The Toronto Blue Jays, who will receive minor-league players from the Dodgers, will be eating a significant portion of Martin’s $20 million salary, league sources told ESPN.
11:48 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print PHOENIX — Catcher John Ryan Murphy and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract, a raise from his $558,000 salary last year. The 27-year-old set career bests with nine homers and 24 RBI in 223 plate appearances, hitting .202. He split
11:30 PM ET The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a deal with free-agent right-hander David Phelps, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Thursday night. The one-year deal is worth $2.5 million and includes a club option, sources said. Phelps, 32, missed the 2018 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He tore the ulnar
4:17 PM ET Caesars Entertainment released win total lines for all 30 major league baseball teams. The Houston Astros had the highest projected win total at launch at 97.5 games, followed by the New York Yankees (96.5) and the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox (95.5). The Baltimore Orioles are projected at just 59
11:51 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Free-agent catcher Yasmani Grandal agreed to a one-year, $18.25 million deal with the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, league sources told ESPN, joining the reigning National League Central champions on a short-term deal