MLB Player News

  • Rangers' Jeffrey Springs: Returning to Texas

    Springs signed a one-year contract with the Rangers on Friday.

    Springs was sent to the open market after being non-tendered at the beginning of December, but he's since been brought back to the Rangers. He'll likely handle mid-to-low leverage innings after struggling to a 6.40 ERA and 1.89 WHIP with a 32:23 K:BB over 32.1 frames a year ago.

  • Yankees' Thomas Milone: Inks MiLB deal with New York

    Milone signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Friday, Anderson Pickard of MLB Daily Dish reports.

    Milone spent 55 games at High-A Charlotte in 2019, hitting .309 with three home runs, 28 RBI and 12 stolen bags. He also played in 28 contests for Double-A Montgomery, slashing .214/.313/.286 with seven RBI and six stolen bases. Milone figures to begin the year at Double-A Pensacola

  • Astros' Lance McCullers: Avoids arbitration

    McCullers and the Astros avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $4.1 million contract, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    McCullers will make the same money he made last season, a year he spent recovering from Tommy John surgery. He should factor into the Astros' rotation plans this season, though he's never started more than 22 games in a season and is unlikely to record his highest-ever innings total in his first year back from a major injury.

  • Jesse Hahn RP | KC

    Royals' Jesse Hahn: Returns to Royals

    Hahn signed a one-year major-league contract with the Royals on Friday.

    The Royals non-tendered Hahn at the start of the month but will wind up bringing him back on a big-league deal. He'll make $600,000 this season, with the possibility to earn a further $200,000 in incentives, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. Elbow issues have limited him to just 4.2 innings at the major-league level over the last two seasons. He owns a 5.89 ERA since the start of the 2016 campaign.

  • Astros' Garrett Stubbs: To see infield work

    Stubbs is expected to get looks in the infield during spring training, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Stubbs saw time in the outfield with the Astros a season ago, manning left field in seven contests. It would certainly make him a more valuable ballplayer if he's able to add a few infield positions to his repertoire.

  • Martin Perez SP | MIN

    Red Sox's Martin Perez: Latches on with Boston

    Perez signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Red Sox on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Perez spent the 2019 campaign with Minnesota, starting 29 games on the way to a 5.12 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with a 135:67 K:BB over 165.1 innings. He figures to slot in near the back end of Boston's rotation, likely behind Eduardo Rodriguez.

  • Angels' Garrett Williams: Headed to Angels

    Williams was traded to the Angels on Thursday as the player to be named later in exchange for Zack Cozart and Will Wilson.

    Williams saw a heavy workload for Double-A Richmond in 2019, pitching 110 innings with a 3.60 ERA and 108:61 K:BB. The southpaw will head to the Angels' organization as the player to be named later in the trade that sent Cozart and Wilson to the Giants earlier in the week. Williams likely still requires more time before making his major-league debut, but his development has been encouraging so far.

  • Jose Peraza SS | BOS

    Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Agrees to terms with Red Sox

    Peraza signed a one-year contract worth approximately $3 million with the Red Sox on Thursday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

    Peraza was non-tendered by the Reds in early December, but he didn't remain a free agent for long despite hitting just .239/.285/.346 with six home runs and seven steals last season. The Red Sox will hope the 25-year-old can return to the production that he had prior to 2019. Michael Chavis (oblique) hopes to be ready for spring training, but Peraza will be an option at second base.

  • Buddy Reed LF | SD

    Athletics' Buddy Reed: Dealt to Oakland

    Reed was traded to the Athletics from the Padres on Thursday in exchange for Jurickson Profar.

    Profar was dealt to the Padres at the beginning of December, and Reed was added to the trade Thursday as the player to be named later, joining Austin Allen in the deal. Reed hit .228/.310/.388 with 14 home runs and 23 stolen bases over 121 games at the Double-A level in 2019. The 24-year-old will get a chance to work in big-league camp during spring training, Alex Coffey of The Athletic reports.

  • Jonathan Arauz SS | HOU

    Red Sox's Jonathan Arauz: Snagged by Boston

    The Red Sox selected Arauz with the 10th pick of the Rule 5 draft.

    Of all the prospects taken in the Rule 5 draft, Arauz has been on the prospect radar the longest. A 21-year-old infielder who saw time at shortstop, second base and third base last year in the Astros' organization, Arauz held his own in a repeat trip to High-A (107 wRC+), but he was less successful after getting the bump to Double-A (.241/.311/.389, 97 wRC+). His defensive versatility likely appealed to the Red Sox, but he will have to impress in spring training or he will probably be offered back to Houston.