MLB Trade Rumors

The Royals finalized their season-opening rotation yesterday, with manager Mike Matheny telling reporters (including Alec Lewis of the Athletic) that southpaw Daniel Lynch will claim the final spot behind Zack Greinke, Brad Keller, Kris Bubic and Carlos Hernández. Notably, that means right-hander Brady Singer — who has started all 39 of his MLB appearances — is set to work out of the
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The Mariners have signed right-hander Jairo Diaz to a minor league deal, per Jon Heyman of the New York Post. Diaz had an excellent season for the Rockies in 2019, throwing 57 2/3 innings out of their bullpen. His 4.53 ERA might not look impressive at first glance, but for someone calling Coors Field home
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Veteran infielder Jordy Mercer took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that he’s retiring after a decade-long career at the big league level. “Thank You baseball!” wrote Mercer. “Thank you for the opportunity and love you have given me. I hope I loved you back just as much. Thank you to the ones that have
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The Tigers announced this evening they’ve acquired outfielder Austin Meadows from the Rays for infielder Isaac Paredes and a Competitive Balance Round B selection. Tampa Bay had reportedly been shopping Meadows in recent weeks, and he’ll land in Detroit. It’s a notable, largely unexpected strike for Detroit. There wasn’t any indication the Tigers were on the hunt
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Veteran reliever Andrew Miller is retiring after 16 Major League seasons, Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.  In a text to Goold, Miller looked back on his career and gave to those who helped him along the way: “The list of people who took me aside, put their arm around me, made me
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Luis Urias was removed from today’s Spring Training game after suffering a quad injury while running the bases. Brewers manager Craig Counsell told Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and other reporters that the extent of the injury won’t be known until tomorrow. If Urias needs to miss any amount of time, it would
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8:30pm: It’s a $5.5MM guarantee, with an additional $2.5MM available in incentives, reports Jon Heyman of the MLB Network (Twitter link). 8:16pm: The Tigers are in agreement with free agent starter Michael Pineda on a one-year deal, pending a physical, reports Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free-Press (on Twitter). Detroit has ben searching for additional rotation help
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The Tigers have brought right-hander Wily Peralta back to the organization on a minor league contract, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports (via Twitter). He’ll compete for a roster spot in big league camp after a solid showing in Detroit last year. Peralta would earn a $2.5MM base salary if he makes the
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The Tigers have an agreement with lefty reliever Andrew Chafin, according to Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press.  Chafin’s contract will be a two-year deal in the $13MM range, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.  That is indeed the contract value, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network, who notes the inclusion of an
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