MLB Player News

  • 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.

  • Matt Szczur CF | ARI

    Phillies' Matt Szczur: Heading to Philadelphia

    Szczur agreed to a minor-league deal which includes an invitation to major-league spring training with the Phillies on Friday, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports reports.

    The South Jersey native (and two-sport Villanova star) has a resume that should get him a look as the fifth outfielder but little more than that, as he's hit .231/.312/.355 over parts of five seasons in the majors. He didn't appear in the big leagues at all last season, spending much of his season sidelined with a quadriceps injury and hitting .322/.390/.577 in 44 games for Triple-A Reno when healthy.

  • 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.

  • Phil Gosselin LF | PHI

    Phillies' Phil Gosselin: Brought back by Phillies

    Gosselin signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Thursday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

    Gosselin became a free agent after refusing an outright assignment to the minors in early November, but he will now return to the Phillies on a minor-league deal. The 31-year-old will get a chance to compete for a spot on the big-league roster in spring training after hitting .262/.294/.308 with seven RBI over 44 games with the Phillies in 2019.

  • Rob Kaminsky RP | CLE

    Cardinals' Rob Kaminsky: Inks minor-league deal

    Kaminsky signed a minor-league contract with the Cardinals on Thursday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Kaminsky advanced to Triple-A Columbus in 2019, where he recorded a 5.11 ERA with a 1.65 WHIP. While the report doesn't explicitly say so, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 25-year-old get the chance to compete in the Cardinals' big-league camp in spring training. However, the southpaw likely needs to develop more before making his major-league debut.

  • 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.