The Giants avoided arbitration with all five of their eligible players, agreeing to one-year deals with second baseman Joe Panik and relievers Hunter Strickland, Sam Dyson, Cory Gearrin and Will Smith.
The Astros agreed to terms with five arbitration-eligible players on Friday, including All-Star starting pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers Jr. The club also announced deals for 2018 with catcher/designated hitter Evan Gattis, outfielder Jake Marisnick and pitcher Brad Peacock.
The Dodgers reportedly reached agreement on Friday with five players eligible for salary arbitration: All-Star pitcher Alex Wood, outfielder Joc Pederson, left-handed reliever Tony Cingrani, right-handed reliever Josh Fields and outfielders Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez. On Thursday, catcher Yasmani Grandal and reliever Pedro Baez settled.
Former Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino, Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki and Ron Darling of the MLB Network, who all grew up in Hawaii, lauded the player of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s performance in Monday’s National Championship game.
The Marlins are expected to tender offers to all six arbitration-eligible players: outfielder Marcell Ozuna, catcher J.T. Realmuto, right-hander Dan Straily, first baseman Justin Bour and infielders Derek Dietrich and Miguel Rojas.
The baseball world reacted with shock and sadness Tuesday to the death of former Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay in a plane crash at age 40. Some thoughts shared by his former teammates and others who knew him:
The first wave of roster moves has begun for the Marlins under the direction of new chief executive officer Derek Jeter. The club on Saturday announced right-handers Vance Worley and Javy Guerra, along with infielder Tyler Moore and outfielder Destin Hood have been outrighted off the 40-man roster. The transactions reduce the roster to 36.
Bruce Maxwell became MLB’s first national anthem protestor, and hopefully more will follow.
Astros outfielder George Springer had a good reason for giving an in-game interview during the 2017 MLB All-Star Game.
Miami-based rapper Pitbull is joining the team of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Tagg Romney and former MLB pitcher Tom Glavine to try and buy the Miami Marlins.
Rays right-hander Chris Archer was reading Paul Coelho’s “The Alchemist” in 2012 when the realization came to him. The novel mentioned that people have something called a “personal legend.” That’s when he realized his personal legend was his influence as a professional athlete.
With Indians manager Terry Francona at home resting on Tuesday following a health episode one night earlier, Chris Antonetti, the team’s president of baseball operations, met with reporters before the Tribe’s game against the Rangers at Progressive Field.