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  • • Nationals To Sign Brad Hand
    The Nationals are in agreement on a one-year contract with reliever Brad Hand that guarantees him $10.5MM, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN (Twitter link). Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter link) was first to report the sides were closing in on a one-year deal. The contract does not contain any option years or incentives, per Mark Feinsand of…...2021
  • • Yankees To Acquire Jameson Taillon
    The Yankees have worked out a deal to acquire right-hander Jameson Taillon, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.  The Pirates will receive four prospects in return.  ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan (Twitter link) reports that the minor leaguers in question are right-handers Miguel Yajure and Roansy Contreras, infielder Maikol Escotto and outfielder Canaan Smith. Multiple reports…...2021
  • • Red Sox To Sign Garrett Richards
    The Red Sox and right-hander Garrett Richards have agreed to a one-year, $10MM deal, ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link).  The contract also includes a club option for 2022, The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier tweets.  The deal will become official once Richards passes a physical. More analysis to come…...2021
  • • Padres To Re-Sign Jurickson Profar
    The Padres have agreed to re-sign infielder/outfielder Jurickson Profar on a three-year, $21MM contract, reports ESPN’s Jeff Passan (via Twitter). More to come....2021
  • Source: Profar, Padres agree to 3-year, $21M deal
    • Source: Profar, Padres agree to 3-year, $21M deal
    Jurickson Profar and the San Diego Padres are in agreement on a three-year, $21 million contract, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2021
  • • Latest On Trevor Bauer
    It appears the Dodgers have entered the market for top free agent hurler Trevor Bauer. ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan connected the two sides (Twitter link), with Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter link) adding further detail to the situation. At the moment, all that’s known is that the L.A. ballclub has initiated contact with Bauer’s camp and…...2021
  • • Blue Jays To Sign George Springer
    9:58pm: It’s a six-year, $150MM pact, Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweets. 9:54pm: The Jays and Springer have a deal, pending a physical, Jeff Passan of ESPN tweets. 9:36pm: The Blue Jays and free-agent outfielder George Springer are closing in on an agreement, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Brendon Kuhn of Blue…...2021
  • Sources: Springer, Jays reach 6-year, $150M deal
    • Sources: Springer, Jays reach 6-year, $150M deal
    The Blue Jays are set to land the star they've been looking for all winter, reaching agreement on a six-year, $150 million contract with free-agent outfielder George Springer, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan....2021
  • • Twins To Sign J.A. Happ
    The Twins and free-agent left-hander J.A. Happ have reached a one-year agreement, pending a physical, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. Happ is a client of Rogers Sports Management, LLC. Minnesota will be the seventh different organization for Happ, who spent time with the Phillies, Astros, Blue Jays, Mariners, Pirates and Yankees from 2007-20. The…...2021
  • Sources: Twins adding veteran Happ to rotation
    • Sources: Twins adding veteran Happ to rotation
    J.A. Happ and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a one-year deal, pending a physical, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan....2021

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Jeff Passan injury and suspension

  • • Robinson Cano Receives 162-Game PED Suspension
    Mets second baseman Robinson Cano has tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports (via Twitter). The league confirmed minutes after Passan’s report that Cano has tested positive for Stanozolol. Because this is Cano’s second PED ban — he also tested positive with the Mariners back in 2018 — he’ll be suspended for…...2020
  • • Cody Bellinger Undergoes Right Shoulder Surgery
    Dodgers outfielder/first baseman Cody Bellinger has undergone surgery to repair a disclocated right shoulder he suffered celebrating a Game 7 home run in the NLCS, Jeff Passan of ESPN reports. Bellinger will need 10 weeks to recover, but he should be OK by the time spring training starts next year. Bellinger incurred the injury after…...2020
  • • Ramon Laureano’s Suspension Reduced To Four Games
    Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano’s six-game suspension has been reduced to four games after he appealed the punishment earlier this week, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports (via Twitter). He’ll begin serving that four-game ban tonight. Major League Baseball initially brought forth a six-game punishment after Laureano charged the Astros’ dugout during Sunday’s game. He̵...2020
  • • Sources: Dodgers' Kelly has suspension reduced
    Dodgers hard-throwing reliever Joe Kelly has had his eight-game suspension for throwing at Astros players reduced to five on appeal, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan and Kiley McDaniel....2020
  • • Joe Kelly Suspension Reduced On Appeal
    Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly has succeeded in appealing his eight-game suspension. The ban will now span five contests. Jared Carrabis of Barstool Sports first reported the news on Twitter, with Jeff Passan and Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com confirming that report (via Twitter). Kelly was suspended after a well-publicized bench-clearing incident during a game with the Astros.…...2020
  • • Manfred Expects 2020 Season To Resume; Spectators Still Possible?
    In a memorandum issued to baseball operations employees around the game, commissioner Rob Manfred stated that he “fully anticipate[s] baseball will return this season,” per a report from Jeff Passan of ESPN.com. The message was delivered alongside less optimistic news: while already expected, the league has officially suspended the contracts of uniformed non-player employees and…...2020
  • • Noah Syndergaard reportedly underwent successful Tommy John surgery
    Despite COVID-19 putting a halt to many nonessential surgeries around the world, New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard underwent successful Tommy John Surgery on Thursday, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. Syndergaard underwent the surgery in Florida. It was deemed essential by doctors due to the impact it would have on his career if he waited to get it done. Regular recovery time for Tommy John s...2020
  • • MLB rosters frozen, conditions set for resumption of play
    As anticipated, an agreement regarding the coronavirus-driven suspension of the 2020 season has resulted in a freezing of MLB rosters, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports on Twitter. A date for the resumption of transactions will be set in the future. As part of their negotiations, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have also reached a set of understandings regarding the resump...2020
  • • Source: Syndergaard TJ surgery a success
    Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard had Tommy John surgery on Thursday and is expected to return some time in the 2021 season, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • MLB, players 'hope' season can start in early June
    At a time of great uncertainty throughout the globe, MLB is in unfamiliar territory with the start of the 2020 season suspended due to the COVID-19 epidemic. While MLB publicly pushed its start back to mid-May at the earliest, league executives and players are reportedly just hoping Opening Day can take place in early June. MLB and the MLB Players’ Association are discussing plans for the 2020 sea...2020

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Jeff Passan trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Nationals To Sign Brad Hand
    The Nationals are in agreement on a one-year contract with reliever Brad Hand that guarantees him $10.5MM, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN (Twitter link). Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter link) was first to report the sides were closing in on a one-year deal. The contract does not contain any option years or incentives, per Mark Feinsand of…...2021
  • • Red Sox To Sign Garrett Richards
    The Red Sox and right-hander Garrett Richards have agreed to a one-year, $10MM deal, ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link).  The contract also includes a club option for 2022, The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier tweets.  The deal will become official once Richards passes a physical. More analysis to come…...2021
  • • Padres To Re-Sign Jurickson Profar
    The Padres have agreed to re-sign infielder/outfielder Jurickson Profar on a three-year, $21MM contract, reports ESPN’s Jeff Passan (via Twitter). More to come....2021
  • • Source: Profar, Padres agree to 3-year, $21M deal
    Jurickson Profar and the San Diego Padres are in agreement on a three-year, $21 million contract, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2021
  • • Latest On Trevor Bauer
    It appears the Dodgers have entered the market for top free agent hurler Trevor Bauer. ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan connected the two sides (Twitter link), with Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter link) adding further detail to the situation. At the moment, all that’s known is that the L.A. ballclub has initiated contact with Bauer’s camp and…...2021
  • • Sources: Springer, Jays reach 6-year, $150M deal
    The Blue Jays are set to land the star they've been looking for all winter, reaching agreement on a six-year, $150 million contract with free-agent outfielder George Springer, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan....2021
  • Jays don't have deal with Brantley, source says
    • Jays don't have deal with Brantley, source says
    While the Blue Jays remain among the teams interested in free-agent outfielder Michael Brantley, they have not reached an agreement on a contract, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2021
  • Padres to acquire Pirates' Musgrove, sources say
    • Padres to acquire Pirates' Musgrove, sources say
    The Padres have agreed to a trade with the Pirates to acquire right-hander Joe Musgrove, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan....2021
  • Source: Perez back with Red Sox on 1-year deal
    • Source: Perez back with Red Sox on 1-year deal
    Veteran starter Martin Perez has agreed to a one-year, guaranteed $5 million contract to return to the Boston Red Sox, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan....2021
  • • Yankees, Corey Kluber Agree To Deal
    7:49pm: It’s a one-year, $11MM pact, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. 7:37pm: It’s a done deal, pending a physical, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com tweets. Kluber will earn upward of $10MM, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. 7:27pm: The Yankees are finalizing a contract with free-agent right-hander Corey Kluber, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN.com.…...2021

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  • • Morning Flurries: Joe Thornton heads to his new home and controversy in Sweden
    Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Match fixing in Swedish pro hockey? The NHL season is tentatively just a month away, as teams prepare for a hopeful start date of January 13th and a likely game volume of 56 games per team during the regular season. With just a few weeks left before that would see teams taking the ice for official game play, NHL-signed skaters are starting to make their way ba...2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Joe Thornton returns stateside
    Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports The NHL season is tentatively just a month away, as teams prepare for a hopeful start date of January 13th and a likely game volume of 56 games per team during the regular season. With just a few weeks left before that would see teams taking the ice for official game play, NHL-signed skaters are starting to make their way back from the leagues they’ve been part...2020
  • • Veteran utilityman Sean Rodriguez agrees to minor-league deal with Marlins
    The Marlins have struck a minor-league deal with veteran utilityman Sean Rodriguez, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN.com (via Twitter). Other terms aren’t yet known. Presumably, the 34-year-old Rodriguez will receive an invitation to participate in MLB camp. Rodriguez has seen action in each of the past 12 years in the big leagues, though he has failed to produce league-average offensive numbers over t...2020
  • • Zack Wheeler signs five-year, $118M contract with Phillies
    The Phillies have reached an agreement to sign free-agent right-hander Zack Wheeler, and ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweets that it’s a five-year pact. The deal is still pending completion of a physical. Geography played a pivotal role in Wheeler’s decision, it seems. Marc Carig of The Athletic noted in his original report that Wheeler’s wife is from nearby New Jersey, and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic twe...2019
  • • Wednesday’s crowd for Royals game was unbelievably small
    Major League Baseball day games in April can sometimes be lightly-attended affairs, but Wednesday’s game between the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays redefined that entirely. ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweeted out a photo of the stands at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, and it looked like you could count the game’s attendees individually. The weather looks bad and Passan makes good points about schedu...2019

Top Jeff Passan news

  • • Sources: Cole to join Yankees for 9 years, $324M
    Prized free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record nine-year, $324 million contract, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2019
  • • Sources: Red Sox trading Betts, Price to Dodgers
    The Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade star outfielder Mookie Betts and starter David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan. Boston's return includes outfielder Alex Verdugo, sources said....2020
  • • Sources: Betts, Dodgers near long-term contract
    The deal, which could be agreed upon as soon as Wednesday, would keep Mookie Betts with the Dodgers for at least a decade, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • Sources: MLB plans to suspend spring training
    Spring training is expected to be suspended Thursday, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan, and the start of the season is likely to be delayed....2020
  • • Major League Baseball Expected To Suspend Spring Training
    As sports entities throughout the world take action to minimize the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball appears poised to cease play of Spring Training games. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweets that officials with Grapefruit League clubs in Florida are expecting games to be suspended, and ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that executives throughout…...2020
  • • Bauer warned about his 'FREE JOE KELLY' cleats
    MLB contacted the Reds this week to inform them the cleats that Trevor Bauer planned to wear in support of Los Angeles' Joe Kelly were "against footwear regulations," sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • Sources: Twins land Donaldson for 4 years, $92M
    Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Twins have agreed to a four-year deal that includes $92 million guaranteed, with a chance to increase to $104 million in value if Donaldson hits escalators on a fifth-year club option, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • Bauer warned about his 'FREE JOE KELLY' cleats
    MLB contacted the Reds this week to inform them the cleats that Trevor Bauer planned to wear in support of Los Angeles' Joe Kelly were "against footwear regulations," sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • White Sox, Dallas Keuchel Agree To Deal
    The White Sox have reached agreement on a deal with free agent lefthander Dallas Keuchel, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Jeff Passan (link). It’s a three-year deal for $55.5MM, with a vesting fourth year that could take it to 4/$74MM, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network (link). Keuchel’s signing means there’s one less coveted…...2019
  • • Sources: Strasburg, Nats agree on $245M deal
    Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals have reached agreement on a deal, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan Monday....2019
  • • Braves Sign Marcell Ozuna
    6:06pm: The Braves have announced the deal and confirmed the terms of the agreement. 6:01pm: The Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent outfielder Marcell Ozuna, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN.com. The MDR Sports Management client will receive an $18MM salary that slightly exceeds the $17.8MM qualifying offer from the Cardinals that he…...2020
  • • Mets, Dellin Betances Agree To Terms
    12:15pm: It’s a one-year guarantee, tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. That terminology is somewhat subjective, though, as ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweets that Betances has not one but two player options on the contract. In essence, Betances is guaranteed three years with a rolling opt out after each season of the pact. 12:00pm: The Mets have…...2019
  • • Nationals Agree To Re-Sign Stephen Strasburg
    The defending World Series champs and the game’s biggest agent have kicked off the Winter Meetings with a bang. The Nationals have reached agreement on a new contract with star righty Stephen Strasburg, Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweets. It’s a stunning seven-year deal that guarantees a whopping $245MM, per Jeff Passan of ESPN.com (via Twitter).…...2019
  • • Rays Acquire Jose Martinez, Randy Arozarena From Cardinals
    The Rays have acquired first baseman/outfielder Jose Martinez, outfielder Randy Arozarena, and the Cardinals’ Competitive Balance Round A draft pick in exchange for left-handed pitching prospect Matthew Liberatore, the Rays’ pick in Competitive Balance Round B, and a catching prospect from the lower levels of the minors, ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link).  It was̷...2020

Jeff Passan schedule, game

  • • Morning Flurries: Joe Thornton heads to his new home and controversy in Sweden
    2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Joe Thornton returns stateside
    2020
  • The latest MLB offseason buzz Jeff Passan is hearing on Liam Hendriks, busy Blue Jays and more
    • The latest MLB offseason buzz Jeff Passan is hearing on Liam Hendriks, busy Blue Jays and more
    The top closer available has no shortage of suitors, Toronto is exploring all options, and there's a surprise in the starting pitcher market....2020
  • • Cody Bellinger Undergoes Right Shoulder Surgery
    2020
  • • Passan: Inside a final week like MLB has never seen before
    The Marlins are looking like a playoff team? Jose Ramirez for AL MVP? Jeff Passan has 20 questions -- and answers -- about baseball's frantic finish....2020
  • • Phillies Vote Against Playing Thursday; Athletics-Rangers Also To Be Postponed
    Phillies players have voted against playing their scheduled game versus the Nationals tonight, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports (via Twitter). ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweets that the Rangers/Athletics game will also be postponed tonight. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle tweeted shortly prior that the A’s were giving strong consideration to opting not…...2020
  • • Latest On Zach Plesac, Mike Clevinger
    The Indians made a statement over the weekend when they optioned right-handers Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac to their alternate training site in the wake of the pair’s violation of MLB’s Covid-19 protocols. Buster Olney and Jeff Passan of ESPN shed further light on the details leading up to the decision to option the two…...2020
  • • Sources: Reds player tests positive for COVID-19
    A Cincinnati Reds player has tested positive for the coronavirus, sources confirmed to ESPN. As a result, Saturday night's scheduled game against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates is likely to be postponed, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • Sources: Monday's Cardinals-Pirates game ppd.
    The Pirates won't fly to St. Louis on Sunday and their scheduled game against the Cardinals on Monday has been postponed, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Saturday. Nine Cardinals players and seven staffers have tested positive for the coronavirus....2020
  • • Jeff Passan: MLB could consider a bubble format for the playoffs
    One prominent baseball reporter says that MLB could embrace a bubble format for the postseason....2020

Jeff Passan rumors, scandals

  • Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: White Sox become AL's team to beat, the DJ LeMahieu-Yankees stare-down and more
    • Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: White Sox become AL's team to beat, the DJ LeMahieu-Yankees stare-down and more
    From a surprising closer payday to the real status of Fernando Tatis Jr.'s extension talks and where things stand between New York and the top free-agent infielder, here's the latest offseason buzz....2021
  • Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: New homes for George Springer, Nolan Arenado?
    • Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: New homes for George Springer, Nolan Arenado?
    Two teams have emerged as the front-runners for George Springer, while a possible twist could open a road for Nolan Arenado out of Colorado. Here's the latest buzz....2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Joe Thornton heads to his new home and controversy in Sweden
    2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Joe Thornton returns stateside
    2020
  • • The latest MLB offseason buzz Jeff Passan is hearing on Liam Hendriks, busy Blue Jays and more
    2020
  • • Rangers “Discussing” Joey Gallo In Trades
    As speculation about ace Lance Lynn abounds, the Rangers are also floating another star in trade talks: Texas is “discussing” Joey Gallo in potential trades, reports ESPN’s Jeff Passan. As with Lynn, expect the asking price for Gallo to be quite high, so we’ll have to wait to see just how motivated Texas is to…...2020
  • • Sources: Crane, Astros to talk scandal strategy
    Astros owner Jim Crane is expected to meet with the entire roster Wednesday to discuss how the team will publicly address the sign-stealing scandal that led to the firing of GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • Sources: Crane, Astros to talk scandal strategy
    Astros owner Jim Crane is expected to meet with the entire roster Wednesday to discuss how the team will publicly address the sign-stealing scandal that led to the firing of GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • Astros continue search for new GM after Dusty Baker's hire
    The Astros have spent a large portion of January reeling from the fallout of their 2017 sign-stealing scandal – one that cost them championship-winning GM Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch. They’ve already replaced Hinch, having hired decorated veteran skipper Dusty Baker on Wednesday, but there’s no successor to Luhnow yet. However, the Astros continue to tack on candidates in their quest to rep...2020
  • • Kris Bryant reportedly loses grievance against Cubs
    Chicago Cubs star third baseman Kris Bryant lost his service time grievance against the Cubs and will now remain under team control for the next two seasons, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The 28-year-old filed the grievance against Chicago for manipulating his service time in 2015 by bringing him up at a later date in order to receive an additional contract year. Bryant argued his case in front of MLB a...2020

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