New York Yankees ace Luis Severino was scratched from a Spring Training start on Tuesday and is unlikely to be available for Opening Day of the 2019 MLB season.
It may not be until 2021 that the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Players’ Union and Major League Baseball expires, but there is a definite shadow being cast by that deadline which can be observed throughout the game.
Centre fielder Aaron Hicks has signed a seven-year, $70 million contract extension with the New York Yankees, as first reported by Jack Curry.
Superstar infielder Manny Machado has agreed to join the San Diego Padres, as reported by Jeff Passan.
Philadelphia Phillies and starter Aaron Nola agreed to a contract extension prior to an arbitration hearing this week, as reported by Jeff Passan.
Philadelphia Phillies sent catcher Jorge Alfaro to the Miami Marlins in the deal that saw All-Star J.T. Realmuto go the other way.
When the New York Yankees bounced out of the 2018 MLB playoffs to the Boston Red Sox, they went out with a whimper. To lose is one thing, to lose to your rivals is another, but to lose to your rivals in such a disappointing fashion and then sit at home, kissing your wounds while watching them coast to another championship - their second since your last.
Swiss-army knife Marwin Gonzalez is one of several big-name, unsigned free agents. The former Houston Astro could fit on almost any Major League roster, but interest has been relatively limited thus far.
San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees could benefit from trading Jacoby Ellsbury and Johnny Cueto this offseason, per Buster Olney.
Reliever Justin Wilson has agreed to join the New York Mets on a two-year, $10 million contract, per Jeff Passan.
Outfielder A.J. Pollock has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to reports from Ken Rosenthal.
Infielder Asdrubal Cabrera has agreed to a one-year, $5 million with the Texas Rangers, according to Ken Rosenthal.
Outfielder Nick Markakis has re-signed with the Atlanta Braves on a one-year deal, as reported by Ken Rosenthal.
Cincinnati Reds are close to a trade with the New York Yankees to acquire Sonny Gray, according to reports from Jon Heyman.
Reliever Adam Ottavino has agreed to sign with the New York Yankees, according to reports from Robert Murray.