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Nelson Cruz has been diagnosed with a right quad strain.

The injury was initially called "right quad soreness," but Mariners manager Scott Servais acknowledged that it's more severe in his postgame chat with the media. Cruz suffered the strain while running to first base on an RBI single in the first inning of Tuesday's Cactus League loss to the Rockies. The veteran slugger figures to open the 2018 regular season on the disabled list. Seattle can mix-and-match at the DH spot in the early going.
Mar 13 - 7:29 PM

Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports that the Phillies have signed outfielder Andrew McCutchen, pending a physical.

Dec 11 - 2:42 PM

Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia hears that the Phillies are showing "significant interest" in free agent outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

Salisbury also writes that GM Matt Klentak is also focused on Michael Brantley and Bryce Harper, though they appear to be "lukewarm" on Harper and would prefer to sign Manny Machado. Interestingly, Ken Rosenthal and Matt Gelb of The Athletic are hearing that signing McCutchen wouldn't get in the way of the club potentially signing another outfielder. McCutchen, 32, batted .255/.368/.424 with 20 homers, 65 RBI, and 14 steals over 155 games between the Giants and Yankees in 2018.
Dec 11 - 2:20 PM

According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the Brewers had a "very good" meeting with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos on Monday.

Ramos is on hand at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas and is set to meet with other teams, including the Mets. As of now, the Brewers are looking at a combination of Manny Pina, Erik Kratz, and Jacob Nottingham behind the plate, so this makes for a potentially strong fit. Ramos has an injury history, but there's no question about his ability to produce offensively. The 31-year-old batted .306/.358/.487 with 15 homers and 70 RBI over 111 games this past season between the Rays and Phillies.
Dec 11 - 2:14 PM

White Sox acquired RHP Ivan Nova from the Pirates for RHP Yordi Rosario and international pool money.

Nova was expendable for the Pirates and they were also able to move his salary (roughly $9.1 million) for 2019. The veteran right-hander is coming off a 4.19 ERA and 114/35 K/BB ratio in 161 innings across 29 starts in 2018. He brings excellent control, but the home run ball tends to hurt him. That's not going to change in Chicago. Still, he should be a stable option in Chicago's rotation.
Dec 11 - 2:07 PM

Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com reports that the Astros are looking into free agent Michael Brantley.

His left-handed bat would be a great fit in the Astros' lineup, but Morosi hears that the club is hesitant about potentially blocking prospect Kyle Tucker. The 31-year-old has had a bunch of injury issues in recent years, but he's still likely to get a three-year deal coming off a season where he batted .309/.364/.468 with 17 homers and 76 RBI in 143 games.
Dec 11 - 2:00 PM

Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com reports that the Astros have remained in contact with J.A. Happ's representatives in recent days.

The Astros could use the help in their rotation with Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton on the free agent market. The 36-year-old Happ isn't going to get as long of a deal as Keuchel, but he's still trying to get three years and it sounds like he'll wait things out until he does. The Yankees and Phillies are among a group of clubs in on Happ.
Dec 11 - 1:11 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Marlins talked to the Mariners about Carlos Santana last week.

Most of the attention is focused on J.T. Realmuto right now, but Rosenthal hears that the club is looking at mid-tier free-agent hitters and relievers. The interest in Santana suggest that they are also exploring trade possibilities. Santana was just swapped from the Phillies to the Mariners last week in the Jean Segura deal. One possible complication, with the Marlins or anyone else, is that the 32-year-old is guaranteed $35 million over the next two seasons when there are comparable players out there in free agency who will likely be available for much less. Offsetting bad contracts could make it easier.
Dec 11 - 12:52 PM

Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray of The Athletic hear from rival executives that the Yankees are open to moving Miguel Andujar.

Rosenthal calls Andujar a "name to watch" and speculates that he could be part of the ask in the much-hyped three-way trade talks involving Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Rosenthal hears that the Marlins want an established young major-leaguer as part of the return package. This could set the stage for the Yankees to intensify talks with free agent star Manny Machado to take over at third base, but obviously there's a long way to go. It's an interesting scenario to think about for now. Andujar is coming off a strong rookie season in which he batted .297/.328/.527 with 27 homers and 92 RBI over 149 games.
Dec 11 - 11:00 AM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Nationals have engaged in multiple trade discussions regarding right-hander Tanner Roark.

Roark earned $6.475 million in 2018 and MLB Trade Rumors projects him to come close to $10 million in arbitration this winter, so the Nationals are looking at their options while also monitoring the free agent market for other starters. Of course, the Nats just bolstered their rotation with the addition of Patrick Corbin. Roark, 32, posted a 4.34 ERA and 146/50 K/BB ratio over 180 1/3 innings this past season.
Dec 11 - 8:45 AM

Andy Martino of SNY.tv reports that the Yankees are "pushing hard" to make a trade with the Mets.

It's been reported that the Mets, Yankees and Marlins are discussing a three-way trade that would send J.T. Realmuto to the Mets and likely Noah Syndergaard to the Yankees. Martino says that the Yanks are interested in the Mets' pitching and it's "not necessarily limited to Syndergaard." Joel Sherman of the New York Post is hearing that while the Mets are working on multiple scenarios trying to land Realmuto, the one involving the Yankees "is not among the strongest." There might still be more to this story soon, so hang tight.
Dec 11 - 12:10 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Mets have discussed a three-team trade with the Yankees and Marlins in which they would land J.T. Realmuto.

The Mets and Yankees haven't made a trade involving major leaguers since 2004, but Rosenthal says new Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has been in "steady" talks with the Yanks since he was hired. Rosenthal adds that he's not sure whether Noah Syndergaard is part of the discussions but the Mets would not trade Syndergaard if they only get Realmuto in return. Andy Martino of SNY.tv says that Syndergaard going to the Yankees is a "real possibility," but there are "10 other scenarios" the Mets are considering. We're sure to hear more about this possible three-way deal as the Winter Meetings unfold.
Dec 10 - 11:02 PM




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