Think the annual end-of-winter-meetings ritual isn't worth your time? Here's why some of this year's picks could turn heads in their new homes.
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The Yankees had four players taken in the Rule 5 draft Wednesday, while the O's picked three. The Tigers picked D-backs outfielder Victor Reyes No. 1; LHP/OF Anthony Gose was picked by the Astros, from the Rangers system; and the Royals made two trades.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
Brandon Kintzler, who saved 29 games for the Twins this year before going to Washington at the trade deadline and pitching in a setup role, is attracting a crowd on the free agent market. The Cubs, Twins, Diamondbacks, Nationals and Rangers are among the teams with interest. If the Cubs sign Kintzler on top of the Brandon Morrow deal, it will mean they've officially moved on from Wade Davis.
Right-handed reliever Chris Martin, who had a 1.12 ERA pitching in Japan the past two seasons, has agreed to a two-year contract with the Rangers, according to multiple reports.
New Rangers SS Yenci Pena was among 13 prospects the Braves lost when former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball last month.
Shohei Ohtani, a 23-year-old Japanese right-hander with a 100 mph fastball and devastating left-handed swing, picked the Angels over six other teams, his agent said Friday.
Despite repeated warnings by MLB prior to Shohei Ohtani's decision to play for the Angels, sources told ESPN they wouldn't be surprised if there was an investigation into the process.
The Japanese star could be a great pitcher or a not-so great pitcher in MLB. As a hitter, he might have a similar range. We mix and match the projections to find the most entertaining Ohtani.
Shohei Ohtani, the 23-year-old Japanese right-hander with a 100 mph fastball and devastating left-handed swing, met with the Mariners and Cubs on Tuesday and was meeting with the Rangers on Tuesday evening, according to multiple reports.
Kevin Maitan is among the former Braves prospects finding new teams, while the Rangers and Cardinals made moves to shore up their pitching staffs.
The big righty might have struggled in the World Series, but he's still going to get paid this offseason as one of baseball's top free-agent pitchers.
Left-handed reliever Mike Minor will join the Rangers pending the results of a physical, a source told ESPN on Monday.
Right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez has signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers only days after the team didn't tender him a major league contract for next season.
Baseball's most coveted free agent has whittled down his list of likely landing spots. We make the case for each of the seven finalists to ink the two-way Japanese superstar.
Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani has narrowed his choice to seven teams -- the Dodgers, Angels, Padres, Giants, Mariners, Rangers and Cubs -- according to multiple reports.
MLB teams can begin bidding for star Shohei Ohtani after owners unanimously approved a deal for a new posting agreement with Nippon Professional Baseball.
Asked if his experience last season -- he wasn't signed until May -- made him want to move a bit more quickly this offseason, new Rangers RHP Doug Fister said, "I'm sure that it had something to play into all of this."
The Rangers are reportedly interested in free agents Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb after agreeing to a deal with Doug Fister on Sunday.
Not so long ago, Profar was the darling of the prospect analysts. Now, he's got neither a position nor a clear path to an everyday lineup spot in Texas.
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
Source confirms Doug Fister has agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract, with a team option for 2019, with the Texas Rangers. The 34-year-old right-hander reestablished his value with the Red Sox this past season after signing a minor-league deal with the Angels and getting claimed off waivers in June. Fister posted a 2.79 ERA during a seven-start stretch in place of injured David Price and a 4.71 ERA in 15 starts overall.
Veteran right-handed pitcher Doug Fister has agreed on a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers, according to ESPN and multiple reports.
The Blue Jays, Rockies and Rangers have joined the Twins and Brewers as teams showing interest in free-agent righty Jake Arrieta.
The No. 2 wild-card race could be wide open in the American League, and signing a native Texan would help the Rangers' chances.
Rangers add six players to 40-man roster
The Texas Rangers added RHPs Jonathan Hernandez and Ariel Jurado, LHPs Brett Martin and Joe Palumbo, C Jose Trevino and INF Isiah Kiner-Falefa to the team's 40-man roster on Monday. Jurado, Martin and Palumbo ranked among Keith Law's top 10 in the organization prior to the start of the 2017 season.
The New York Yankees have acquired minor league pitcher Reiver Sanmartin from the Texas Rangers for pitcher Ronald Herrera.