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12:29 AM ET A wild brawl erupted during the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League playoffs on Wednesday, after former major league outfielder Alex Romero struck the opposing catcher with his bat after being hit by a pitch. The incident occurred in the eighth inning, with Caribes de Anzoategui on the way to a 13-2 win over
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4:25 PM ET ESPN News Services CLEVELAND — Francisco Lindor‘s status with the Indians has been slightly upgraded. Team president Chris Antonetti said Wednesday he’s more confident the All-Star shortstop will be in Cleveland’s lineup to start the season after the Indians didn’t receive a trade proposal to their liking over the past few weeks.
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10:27 PM ET Free agent catcher Robinson Chirinos and the Texas Rangers have agreed on a one-year, $6.75 million deal, sources tell ESPN. The deal includes a $5.75 million salary for 2020, with a club option for 2021 that is worth $6.5 million with a $1 million buyout. Chirinos spent six seasons with the Rangers
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2:31 PM ET LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers, still hoping to acquire a star player on the trade market, made another low-risk, high-upside addition on Tuesday, agreeing to terms on an incentive-laden deal with Jimmy Nelson, sources confirmed to ESPN. Nelson, a 28-year-old right-hander who had spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers, signed
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6:07 PM ET The Cincinnati Reds have signed Japanese outfielder Shogo Akiyama to a three-year, $21 million contract. The Reds, who announced the contract Monday, reportedly agreed to the deal with Akiyama last week. Akiyama, 31, needed to travel from Japan to Cincinnati and take a physical before the Reds announced the deal, according to
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5:36 PM ET The Washington Nationals and first baseman Eric Thames are in agreement on a one-year, $4 million contract, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Thames, 33, batted .247 last season with 25 home runs and 61 RBIs for the Brewers. The left-handed-hitting Thames will likely share time at first
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3:35 PM ET Shortstop Jose Iglesias and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract, a source confirmed to ESPN. The deal has a team option for the 2021 season, the source said. The news was first reported by MLB.com. Iglesias, 30, became a free agent when the Cincinnati Reds didn’t tender
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2:55 PM ET Free-agent reliever Craig Stammen has elected to return to the San Diego Padres, agreeing to a two-year deal for $9 million, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Saturday. The source said the deal includes a club option for 2022 that would raise the total value to $12 million. Stammen has spent the
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10:28 AM ET The Washington Nationals are re-signing Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year, $2.5 million contract, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Cabrera joins a Nationals free-agency haul that includes Stephen Strasburg, Howie Kendrick, Starlin Castro and Will Harris. The switch-hitting Cabrera batted .260 in 131 games last season with the Texas Rangers and Nationals.
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8:33 PM ET It’s rarely boring with the New York Mets. The latest example: a wild boar and Yoenis Cespedes. The New York Post reported Friday that the fractured ankle Cespedes suffered in the spring came after a bizarre incident the injury-plagued outfielder had with the animal at his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
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5:42 PM ET Free-agent second baseman Starlin Castro has reached a two-year, $12 million deal with the Washington Nationals, a source familiar with the deal confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Friday. The deal is pending a physical, the source said. The Athletic was the first to report the agreement. Castro had a .270 batting
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1:52 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Outfielder/pitcher Oscar Colás, one of the best baseball talents to emerge from Cuba in recent years, has left the island and intends to sign a contract with a major league team, sources
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10:26 PM ET Former Astros reliever Will Harris has reached an agreement on a three-year deal with the Washington Nationals, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Harris should jump into an eighth-inning role and could get save opportunities, too. USA Today reports the deal is worth $24 million. Harris, 35, was one of manager
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9:08 PM ET Catcher Jason Castro has agreed to a one-year, $6.85 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Thursday. The contract for the left-handed-hitting Castro is pending a physical. A nine-year veteran, Castro, 32, hit .232 with 13 homers and 30 RBIs in 79 games with the Minnesota
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