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Encarnacion, Santana on move in 3-team trade

The Indians have reacquired slugger Carlos Santana in a three-team deal with the Mariners and Rays that sends Edwin Encarnacion to Seattle and Yandy Diaz to Tampa Bay.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

As they dismantle the stage in the media workroom, the biggest trade of these winter meetings has become official with Carlos Santana headed back to the Indians, Edwin Encarnacion going to the Mariners and Yandy Diaz to the Rays headlining the three-team deal.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

I'm scratching my head over the Rays' portion of this three-team deal. Yandy Diaz makes far more contact than Jake Bauers, and I suppose he's a Rays launch-angle project for 2019? I'd have rather kept Bauers, who looks a lot closer to developing into a 25-homer player.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Most of the free-agent market has been slow to develop this winter, but starting pitcher is a clear exception with Lance Lynn heading to the Rangers hours after Charlie Morton joined the Rays.

Olney: Rays trying to climb into Red Sox-Yankees stratosphere (1:52)
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Source: RHP Morton closing in on deal with Rays

Right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton is close to finalizing a deal to join the Tampa Bay Rays, a source confirmed to ESPN's Buster Olney. Yahoo Sports reported that the deal will be for two years and is worth $30 million.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

When he was Tampa Bay's bench coach, Charlie Montoyo organized and called the Rays' various defensive shifts. He's bringing some of them — and the "opener" — to Toronto. "I've seen it work, so we're going to use all this stuff." We'll see how much. Oh, and as a shift proponent, he's all about keeping the defensive rules the way they are. "They're big-league players. They should make an adjustment; and I think they will."

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Rays reopen site search; no opening until 2024

Rays owner Stuart Sternberg says the team's planned ballpark for Tampa's Ybor City can't be finalized by this month's deadline and he will reopen the site search, delaying any opening until at least 2024.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Rays manager Kevin Cash confirms the team will stick with the "opener" strategy in 2019 and says the internal discussions right now are whether they'll do it two times through the rotation or three times.

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Rays designate 1B/DH Cron for assignment

After hitting a career-high 30 home runs in 2018, first baseman and designated hitter C.J. Cron was designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.

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Snell wins AL Cy Young after breakout season

Blake Snell's breakout season has culminated in the American League Cy Young Award. The Rays left-hander won out over Astros ace Justin Verlander and Indians stalwart Corey Kluber.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Rays ace Blake Snell is your AL Cy Young winner for 2018, getting 17 of 30 first-place votes on the strength of his MLB-best 21 wins while leading the AL with a 1.89 ERA.

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A's Melvin voted top AL manager over Cora, Cash

Oakland Athletics skipper Bob Melvin was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday after guiding the team with the lowest Opening Day payroll in baseball to a 97-65 record and its first playoff berth in four years.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.746th
Quality Starts923rd
Batting Average.2583rd
On Base Percentage.3333rd
Slugging Percentage.40617th