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Free-agent catcher Austin Romine, who had played only for the Yankees during his eight seasons in the majors, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tigers, a source told ESPN.
Right-hander Rony Garcia, a Yankees prospect last season, was chosen by the Tigers with the top pick in the Rule 5 draft.
Veteran outfielder Brett Gardner, who is coming off a season in which he belted a career-high 28 home runs and collected 74 RBIs, has reached a one-year, $12.5 million deal to stay with the Yankees, a source told ESPN.
Now that Cole, Strasburg and Rendon are $814 million richer, where does that leave their new teams and the rest of MLB?
A day after the Yankees agreed to a deal with pitcher Gerrit Cole, their GM and manager had strong praise for the biggest prize of the free-agent market.
Nine years. $324 million. Karl Ravech reacts to Gerrit Cole's record deal with the Yankees, its impact on the AL East and how the signing makes the Yankees the biggest World Series favorite in years. Then, New York Post's Joel Sherman on what Cole's decision ultimately came down to (19:15) and ESPN's Marly Rivera with a story on the moment she found out about the signing (37:23). And, SNY's Steve Gelbs with the latest on the Mets and how MLB's investigation into the Astros will impact new manager Carlos Beltran (37:23).
Rachel Balkovec, hired by the Yankees in November, starts work next month as a minor league hitting coach, believed to the first woman hitting coach employed by a big league team.
After two aces earned a combined $569 million in a two-day span, we look at the most lucrative pitching paydays in MLB history.
Gerrit Cole and the Yankees have agreed to a nine-year, $324 million contract that surpasses the deal Stephen Strasburg finalized with the Nats for most total money and annual average salary for a pitcher, sources told ESPN.
The Phillies have reached agreement with former Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius on a one-year deal, a source confirmed to ESPN's Buster Olney. The deal is for $14 million, NBC Sports Philadelphia reported.
From the ace in the spotlight to why this year's meetings could actually produce some major moves, here's what you need to know as the hot stove's main event begins.
A pair of Cubs interleague games against the Red Sox and Yankees will feature on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball 2020 first-half slate.
This is your one-stop shop for free-agent signings, blockbuster trades and the latest rumors and buzz.
Brian Cashman saw a message taped to a 10th-floor window while prepping for a festival in Connecticut. "Please sign Gerrit Cole," it said. The GM's response: "I'm open to do clearly whatever, as always, is important for the Yankees."
Former New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild has been hired in the same position by the San Diego Padres.
Signing Gerrit Cole is the top priority for the Yankees this offseason, and they have approval to offer him a record-setting deal, sources tell ESPN.
With the MLB Hot Stove already cookin', Buster and Bob Nightengale discuss possible landing spots for the biggest names left in free agency. Plus, a special offseason "Hembo Knows" (22:13) and some Bleacher Tweets with a Texas twist (33:21).
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