The Giants made Alyssa Nakken the first female coach on an MLB staff Thursday. She will be in uniform, will travel, throw batting practice and hit fungoes, manager Gabe Kapler said.
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Check out updates for teams in Florida and Arizona for spring training, including the defending champion Nationals.
The Phillies owe Odubel Herrera, who was suspended last season under MLB's domestic violence policy, $19.5 million.
Pitchers Zach Eflin, Vince Velasquez, Jose Alvarez and Adam Morgan reached one-year contracts with the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday while All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto and reliever Hector Neris exchanged salary arbitration figures with the team.
Friday was the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to agree on salaries or exchange desired numbers for 2020. Recapping a hectic day of contract decisions.
From superstars to fading prospects, here's who could be on the move this year.
The Phillies have hired Bobby Meacham as an assistant coach and Greg Brodzinski as bullpen catcher/catching coach to complete manager Joe Girardi's staff.
In what will likely be the final podcast of the decade, Buster welcomes Tyler Kepner of The New York Times to talk about the Yankees' potential for next season, the latest research on the baseball and MLB's investigation into the Astros. Then, The Boston Globe's Alex Speier discusses how the Gerrit Cole signing impacts Boston's rebuilding process (30:26). Plus, Hembo evaluates the NL East (30:26) and Rena Banena makes her return (38:45).
Beltre and Scherzer? Yeah, those worked out. Pujols and Chris Davis? Yikes. These are the moves that made or broke your team.
Shortstop Didi Gregorius finalized his one-year, $14 million contract with the Phillies on Friday.
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.
Buster and Hembo analyze Stephen Strasburg's 7-year/$245M deal and how it impacts the free agency of Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole. Then, ESPN's Clinton Yates (and Nationals homer) offers his own reaction to the signing before discussing the trade market for Kris Bryant and why it's important for baseball's sake that Madison Bumgarner remain with the Giants (12:55). Plus, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold on the Cardinals' offseason plans (22:37) and...does Scott Boras deserve a spot in Cooperstown?
The Phillies and right-hander Zack Wheeler finalized their $118 million, five-year contract Monday. "I think you're going to have a 1 and a 1A with him and Nola," first-year Phillies manager Joe Giradi said after the deal was announced.
With the MLB winter meetings underway in San Diego, Buster welcomes ESPN's Alden Gonzalez (20:51) and Jesse Rogers (31:51) to discuss the latest in the Gerrit Cole sweepstakes, landing spots for Anthony Rendon, the trade markets for Kris Bryant and Wilson Contreras and more. Plus, Tim Kurkjian on last night's Hall of Fame inductions and Sarah Langs with her take on the changes coming to Mets ownership (11:02).
Hoping for a busy week of moves in San Diego? So are we. Here are some deals that would get everyone talking.
Right-hander Zack Wheeler is leaving the Mets to join their NL East rival Phillies on a five-year deal worth $118 million, sources told ESPN.
A good pitcher with elite upside? Sounds familiar. Here's why the new Phillies starter might be this offseason's biggest score.
Kris Bryant to Cincy? Anthony Rendon on the Rangers? We dream up a major hot stove splash for every squad.
The Phillies are seen by sources as the most potent bidders for free-agent right-hander Zack Wheeler, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney, with the Reds, White Sox and Rangers also involved.