MLB Scoreboard

Auto Update: On


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Based on age (30) and numbers, J.D. Martinez will get bigger deal than Yoenis Cespedes (4 yrs./$110M at age 31 last year from Mets) and Justin Upton (5 yrs./$106M at age 30 last month from Angels). But how much bigger? Scott Boras, believed to be seeking seven years, will point to Martinez and Mike Trout as only players since 2014 to hit .300 or better with at least 125 HR, 350 RBIs and 140 OPS+ as reason Martinez should get at least $28 million per year.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have re-signed CC Sabathia to a one-year, $10M deal, sources confirmed. The Yankees now have five starters with Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray and Jordan Montgomery filling out the rest of the rotation. Sabathia's resigning will not preclude the Yankees from trading or signing another starter. Sabathia is now in place after Yankees GM Brian Cashman and Sabathia's Roc Nation agent, Kyle Thousands, agreed on the deal today. It is pending a physical.

Buster Olney @

Texas has a lot of left-handed starting pitchers; Astros and Angels have very right-handed lineups.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox liked Carlos Santana's combination of on-base skills, pop and leadership qualities. They just didn't value the package as much as the Phillies, who can point to Santana as a winning player in future attempts to lure veterans as part of their rebuild. Santana isn't a true middle-of-the-order thumper, but Sox hopeful his signing helps spur movement in the markets for J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer.