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MLB free-agency tracker: Latest moves, grades and analysis

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The 2021-22 MLB hot stove got off to a scorching start, with teams making some major moves in an effort to win a title this coming season. Now, with the lockout over, get ready for another flurry of signings.

Below is a running list of notable transactions, along with analysis and grades for the most important ones.

Key links: Predictions for remaining free agents (ESPN+) | Fantasy analysis | MLB offseason coverage | All free-agent signings

April 7

Twins and Padres make Opening Day trade

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to acquire right-hander Chris Paddack in a trade with the San Diego Padres, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Thursday. The Twins are sending left-hander Taylor Rogers to the Padres as part of the deal, sources said. Story »


April 4

Rays deal OF Austin Meadows to Detroit

The Detroit Tigers on Monday acquired outfielder Austin Meadows in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, the team announced. The Rays received infielder Isaac Paredes and a competitive balance pick in return. Story »


April 3

Starter Sean Manaea headed to San Diego as A's continue purge

The San Diego Padres have acquired left-hander Sean Manaea in a trade with the Oakland Athletics, sources confirmed to ESPN. Story »


Yankees, Mets swap relief pitchers in deal

The New York Yankees acquired RHP Miguel Castro from the New York Mets in exchange for LHP Joely Rodriguez, the teams announced. Story »


April 1

Craig Kimbrel joins Dodgers in trade with White Sox

Reliever Craig Kimbrel has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for outfielder A.J. Pollock, sources tell ESPN. Kimbrel will slide into the closer role for the Dodgers. Story »

Grade: Which World Series hopeful upgraded the most? Brad Doolittle (ESPN+)


March 28

Albert Pujols returns to Cardinals

Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms on a one-year contract for the 2022 season, sources confirmed to ESPN, giving the 42-year-old first baseman the opportunity to bookend his Hall of Fame career in storybook fashion. Story »

Reaction: Pujols signing brings nostalgia, but what does he add to lineup? David Schoenfield (ESPN+)


Chris Archer joins the Twins on incentive-laden deal

Right-hander Chris Archer and the Minnesota Twins are in agreement on a one-year, $3.5 million contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. He can earn up to $6 million in bonuses based on games started or outings with nine or more outs.


March 20

Red Sox land Trevor Story on $140 million deal

Infielder Trevor Story and the Boston Red Sox are in agreement on a six-year, $140 million contract, sources confirm to ESPN's Jeff Passan. Story »

Grade: Can Trevor Story help the Red Sox take a stacked AL East? Bradford Doolittle (ESPN+)

Fantasy: What is the fantasy impact to the deal? Eric Karabell (ESPN+)


Twins sign veteran reliever Joe Smith to one-year deal

The Minnesota Twins and right-handed reliever Joe Smith finalized a one-year contract Sunday, adding a veteran arm to a bullpen in need of more depth. Story »


March 19

No. 1 free-agent Carlos Correa signs with Twins

Shortstop Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins are in agreement on a three-year, $105.3 million contract that includes opt-outs after the first two seasons, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan. Story »

Grade: A+! Correa signing is a stunning slam dunk for Twins. David Schoenfield (ESPN+)

Fantasy: What happens to Carlos Correa's fantasy value in Minnesota? Tristan Cockcroft (ESPN+)


Tigers sign RHP Michael Pineda to one-year contract

Pitcher Michael Pineda and the Detroit Tigers reached a one-year deal Saturday, the latest move by a team that has been active before and after the 99-day lockout. Story »


Reliever Drew Smyly signs one-year deal with Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are signing left-hander Drew Smyly to a one-year, $5.25 million contract, a source confirmed to ESPN on Saturday. Story »


World Series hero Jorge Soler signs with Marlins

The Miami Marlins and outfielder Jorge Soler reached an agreement on a three-year, $36 million contract, sources confirmed with ESPN's Jeff Passan on Saturday. Story »


March 18

Phillies land coveted free-agent OF Nick Castellanos

Free-agent outfielder Nick Castellanos and the Philadelphia Phillies are in agreement on a five-year, $100 million contract, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan. Story »

Grade: Castellanos can really hit, but what are the Phillies doing in the field? Bradford Doolittle (ESPN+)


Braves bring in longtime Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen

Kenley Jansen has signed a one-year, $16 million contract with the World Series champion Atlanta Braves. Story »

Grade: What can the World Series champs expect from the veteran righty? David Schoenfield (ESPN+)

Fantasy: Jansen signing shakes up fantasy closer rankings Tristan Cockcroft (ESPN+)


Padres acquire INF Luke Voit in deal with Yankees

The San Diego Padres traded RHP Justin Lange to the New York Yankees in exchange for former home run champ Luke Voit. Story »


Angels adding Archie Bradley, Ryan Tepera to bullpen

Right-hander Archie Bradley has agreed to a $3.75 million, one-year deal to bolster the Los Angeles Angels' bullpen. L.A. also will add veteran right-handed reliever Ryan Tepera after a roster spot is cleared for him. Story »


OF Corey Dickerson joins Cards

Outfielder Corey Dickerson and the St. Louis Cardinals finalized a $5 million contract for the upcoming season Friday. Story »


Luke Raley headed to Tampa in swap with Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays are in agreement on a trade that will send outfielder Luke Raley to Tampa Bay for Double-A reliever Tanner Dodson, who has played outfield in the past as well, sources tell ESPN.


March 17

Freddie Freeman headed to LA with six-year deal

Freeman, a Southern California native, has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a six-year, $162 million deal, sources tell ESPN.. Story »

Inside the split: The 'heartbreaking' divorce that shocked the baseball world was actually months in the making. Buster Olney (ESPN+)

Did Dodgers outdo themselves? How the 2022 roster stacks up to L.A.'s recent superteams. David Schoenfield (ESPN+)

Grade: With Freeman on board, can anyone stop the Dodgers? Bradford Doolittle (ESPN+)

Fantasy: What is Freeman's fantasy impact in L.A.? Tristan Cockcroft (ESPN+)


Cubs sign Jonathan Villar and Mychal Givens

The Chicago Cubs have signed veteran infielder Jonathan Villar and relief pitcher Mychal Givens to one-year deals. Story »


Tigers, reliever Andrew Chafin agree to two-year deal

The Detroit Tigers on Thursday finalized a two-year, $13 million deal for left-hander Andrew Chafin, one of the top relief pitchers on the free-agent market. Story »


INF Brad Miller agrees to two-year deal with Texas

Brad Miller has agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract with the Texas Rangers, giving manager Chris Woodward a player who has started games at every infield and outfield position in his career. Story »


March 16

Kris Bryant signs seven-year deal with Rockies

Third baseman Kris Bryant and the Colorado Rockies are in agreement on a seven-year, $182 million contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Story »

Grade: Kris Bryant got paid! But can the Rockies actually win? David Schoenfield (ESPN+)


Blue Jays bag 3B Matt Chapman in swap with A's

The Oakland Athletics have traded away another former All-Star, sending third baseman Matt Chapman to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league prospects, according to multiple reports. Story »

Grade: Why Matt Chapman could make Blue Jays the team to beat in AL East. David Schoenfield (ESPN+)


Slugger Kyle Schwarber headed to Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed with free-agent outfielder Kyle Schwarber, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan. Story »

Grade: Why addition of Schwarber could get Phillies back to October. Bradford Doolittle (ESPN+)


Cubs land Japanese star Seiya Suzuki

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a five-year, $85 million contract with star Japanese outfielder Seiya Suzuki, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. Story »

Grade: Cubs spend like they're sure Suzuki will deliver. Kiley McDaniel (ESPN+)


Zack Greinke returns to Kansas City, where his career began

Former Cy Young pitcher Zack Greinke has agreed to a one-year deal with the Kansas City Royals, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan. Story »


Reds acquire SP Mike Minor from Royals for RP Amir Garrett

After trading away Sonny Gray and Wade Miley this offseason, Cincinnati added veteran starter Mike Minor to its rotation in a deal sending reliever Amir Garrett to Kansas City. Story »


Braves re-sign postseason hero Eddie Rosario

The Atlanta Braves announced a two-year deal worth $18 million with Eddie Rosario, who shone for the team throughout the 2021 playoffs. The deal includes a club option for 2024. Story »


Veteran RHP Ian Kennedy rejoins D-backs

Ian Kennedy and the Arizona Diamondbacks finalized a one-year, $4.75 million contract on Wednesday that returns the veteran right-hander to one of his former clubs. Story »


March 15

Anthony Rizzo back with Yankees on two-year deal

First baseman Anthony Rizzo, who finished last season with the Yankees after a trade from the Chicago Cubs, agreed to a multi-year contract Tuesday night to return to New York, pending a physical, a source told ESPN's Jesse Rogers. Story »

Grade: What Rizzo signing means for Yankees infield. Bradford Doolittle (ESPN+)


Heath Hembree, Daniel Vogelbach join the Pirates

Right-handed reliever Heath Hembree and the Pittsburgh Pirates are in agreement on a one-year major league contract, pending physical, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN. Pirates also picked up Daniel Vogelbach on a big league deal.


Phillies add to bullpen again by signing Jeurys Familia

Right-handed reliever Jeurys Familia has finalized a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Story »


March 14

Mariners get pair of sluggers in deal with Reds

The Seattle Mariners are finalizing a trade to acquire All-Star outfielder Jesse Winker third baseman Eugenio Suarez in exchange for right-handed pitcher Justin Dunn, outfielder Jake Fraley, 2019 second-round pick Brandon Williamson, a left-handed pitcher, and a player to be named later. Story »

Grade: Seattle swings big in deal for Winker, Suarez. David Schoenfield (ESPN+)


Braves-Athletics make Matt Olson blockbuster

The Atlanta Braves and Oakland Athletics are in agreement on a trade that will send star first baseman Matt Olson to the Braves for OF Cristian Pache, C Shea Langeliers, SP Ryan Cusick and SP Joey Estes, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Story »

Grade: Braves pay steep price but get big return in Oakland A's 1B Matt Olson. David Schoenfield (ESPN+)

Update: Braves sign Olson to 8-year, $168 million deal through 2029 season. Story »


Mets keep adding, sign Adam Ottavino to bolster bullpen

The New York Mets signed veteran right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino to a $4 million, one-year contract. Story »


Andrew McCutchen headed to Milwaukee

Outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Milwaukee Brewers are in agreement on a contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Story »


Phillies add Hand to bullpen

Left-handed reliever Brad Hand and the Philadelphia Phillies are in agreement on a one-year, $6 million contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Story »


March 13

Nelson Cruz signs with Nationals on one-year deal

Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a one-year, $15 million deal, a source told ESPN. Story »

Grade: Can the Nationals contend with Cruz at DH? David Schoenfield (ESPN+)


Former MVP Josh Donaldson headed to Yankees in blockbuster trade from Twins

The New York Yankees have acquired third baseman Josh Donaldson, catcher Ben Rortvedt and shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa from Minnesota, , the team announced on Sunday night. Gary Sánchez and Gio Urshela are headed to Minnesota in the deal. Story »

Grades: What to make of unexpected deal. Bradford Doolittle (ESPN+)

Fantasy: Why trade to N.Y. boosts Donaldson's value at 3B. Tristan Cockcroft (ESPN+)


Reliever Brad Boxberger returning to Brewers

Boxberger and the Milwaukee Brewers are in agreement on a one-year, $2.5 million deal for the right-hander to return, sources tell ESPN. Story »


Cardinals add reliever Nick Wittgren

The St. Louis Cardinals added more depth to their bullpen by bringing in veteran reliever Nick Wittgren. The 30-year-old Wittgren was 2-9 with one save and a 5.05 ERA in a career-high 60 games for Cleveland last season. Story »


Twins get Sonny Gray from Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Reds announced they have traded RHP Sonny Gray and minor league pitcher Francis Peguero to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for Minnesota prospect Chase Petty, a right-handed pitcher. Story »

Grade: Twins take advantage of Reds' decision to deal away Sonny Gray. Bradford Doolittle (ESPN+)


Cubs agree to minor league deal with Jesse Chavez

The Chicago Cubs have signed Jesse Chavez to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to big league camp, adding the veteran reliever after he had a strong year with the champion Atlanta Braves. Chavez previously pitched for the Cubs during the 2018 season. Story »


Rockies agree to 1-year deals with Jose Iglesias, Alex Colome

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to one-year contracts with right-handed reliever Alex Colome and shortstop Jose Iglesias. all but closing the door on a return of free-agent shortstop Trevor Story, who is set to become the latest big-name player to exit the Rockies. Story »


March 12

Jordan Lyles, Orioles agree on one-year deal

Pitcher Jordan Lyles and the Baltimore Orioles finalized a $7 million, one-year contract on Saturday night. Story »


Mets acquire All-Star pitcher Chris Bassitt in deal with Athletics

The New York Mets and Oakland Athletics have made a trade sending RHP Chris Bassitt to the Mets for two minor league pitchers. Story »

Grade: Mets add an All-Star as Athletics' rebuild begins. David Schoenfield (ESPN+)


White Sox add Josh Harrison and Joe Kelly

The Chicago White Sox have reached agreement with infielder Josh Harrison and relief pitcher Joe Kelly, according to multiple reports. Story »


Blue Jays land Yusei Kikuchi on three-year deal.

LHP Yusei Kikuchi and the Toronto Blue Jays are in agreement on a three-year, $36 million contract. Story »


Rangers send Isiah Kiner-Falefa to the Twins; catcher Mitch Garver headed to Texas

The Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers are in agreement on a deal that will send shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa and RHP Ronny Henriquez to the Twins, sources familiar with the situation tell ESPN. Garver is headed to the Rangers in the deal, according to sources. Story »


Reliever Steve Cishek heading to Washington

The Washington Nationals are signing Cishek, a right-handed reliever, to a one-year contract, a source confirmed to ESPN. Story »


March 11

Clayton Kershaw returns to Dodgers on one-year deal

Three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are in agreement on a one-year deal, a source confirmed to ESPN. Story »

Grade: Which Kershaw will we see in his Dodgers return? Bradford Doolittle (ESPN+)


Carlos Rodón signs with the Giants on two-year deal

Left-handed starter Carlos Rodón and the San Francisco Giants are in agreement on a two-year, $44 million contract that includes an opt-out after the first season, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN. Story »

Grade: Giants take calculated risk in making baseball's first post-lockout splash. David Schoenfield (ESPN+)

Fantasy: How Rodón's fantasy value changes in San Francisco. Tristan H. Cockcroft (ESPN+)


Cubs, Andrelton Simmons reach deal

The Chicago Cubs agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with slick-fielding shortstop Andrelton Simmons, according to multiple reports Friday. Story »


Rangers bring back Martin Perez for second stint

Veteran left-hander Martin Perez has reached agreement on a one-year, $4 million contract for a reunion with the Texas Rangers, according to multiple reports. Story »


Drew VerHagen joins St. Louis Cardinals in first post-lockout signing

RHP Drew VerHagen signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals on Friday, becoming the first player to sign a contract since the MLB lockout ended Thursday. Verhagen pitched the past two seasons with the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan after spending six seasons with the Detroit Tigers from 2014-2019. Story »

Dec. 1

Marcus Stroman announces he's signing with the Chicago Cubs

Stroman has reached a deal with the Cubs, the right-hander announced Wednesday on social media. Sources told ESPN the deal is for three years, $71 million. Story »

Grade: Marcus Stroman is the first step for rebuilding Cubs. Jesse Rogers »


Dodgers bring back Chris Taylor

UT Chris Taylor and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed on a four-year, $60 million deal, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. Story »


Diamondbacks sign Mark Melancon

RHP Mark Melancon and the Arizona Diamondbacks are in agreement on a two-year, $14 million deal, sources confirmed to ESPN. Story »


Twins begin rotation rebuild with Dylan Bundy

The Minnesota Twins signed right-hander Dylan Bundy to a $5 million, one-year contract, the team announced. Story »


Rich Hill joins Red Sox on one-year deal

Free-agent left-hander Rich Hill has agreed to a one-year deal to join the Boston Red Sox, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Wednesday. Story »


Nick Martinez signs four-year deal with San Diego

The San Diego Padres and right-hander Nick Martinez have agreed on a four-year, $20 million contract, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. Story »


RHP Corey Knebel signs with Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies signed right-handed reliever Corey Knebel to a $10 million, one-year contract on Wednesday. Story »


Red Sox trade RF Hunter Renfroe to Brewers, get back CF Jackie Bradley Jr.

The Boston Red Sox have traded Hunter Renfroe to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchanged for former Red Sox star Jackie Bradley Jr. Boston also received minor league infielders David Hamilton and Alex Binelas in the deal. Story »

Nov. 30

Tigers land SS Javier Baez

Javier Baez and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a 6-year, $140 million deal with an opt-out clause, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. Story »

Grade: Was Javier Baez the right choice for the Tigers? Bradford Doolittle (ESPN+)


Angels bring back RHP Raisel Iglesias

Closer Raisel Iglesias and the Los Angeles Angels are in agreement on a four-year contract, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Tuesday night. Story »


Red Sox reach deal with LHP James Paxton

Left-hander James Paxton and the Boston Red Sox are in agreement on a one-year, $10 million contract with a two-year club option, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Tuesday. Story »


Cubs add C Yan Gomes, OF Clint Frazier

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a two-year, $13 million deal with catcher Yan Gomes, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan. The team also is set to sign Clint Frazier, the former New York Yankee, to a one-year contract, sources told ESPN's Jesse Rogers. Terms of that deal weren't immediately known. Story »


Pirates bring in C Roberto Perez

Catcher Roberto Perez and the Pittsburgh Pirates are in agreement on a one-year contract, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN's Jeff Passan. Story »


White Sox agree to terms with IF/OF Leury Garcia

The Chicago White Sox have come to terms with free agent infielder/outfielder Leury Garcia, a baseball source familiar with the deal told ESPN. Story »


Marlins get 3B Joey Wendle in trade with Rays

The Miami Marlins acquired third baseman Joey Wendle as part of a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays sources told ESPN. In return, the Rays got back Kameron Misner, a 23-year-old OF/3B prospect. Story »


Orioles add 2B Rougned Odor

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a one-year deal with second baseman Rougned Odor. Story »


Yankees re-sign trio

Infielder Gio Urshela agreed to a $6.55 million, one-year contract with the New York Yankees on Tuesday, while starting pitcher Domingo German agreed to $1.75 million and pitcher Lucas Luetge to $905,000. Story »


Braves tender contract to Adam Duvall

The Atlanta Braves tendered a contract to slugger Adam Duvall, ensuring the National League RBIs leader returns to the World Series-winning club for another season. Story »

Nov. 29

Rangers give 10 years to superstar SS Corey Seager

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David Schoenfield likes the Cardinals' signing of Steven Matz and has no patience for gripes from the Mets' owner.

Star shortstop Corey Seager and the Texas Rangers are in agreement on a 10-year, $325 million deal, sources familiar with the situation tell ESPN's Jeff Passan. Story »

Grade: Grading the Rangers' latest splurge: Can Corey Seager help Texas contend? Bradford Doolittle (ESPN+)

Fantasy: How Corey Seager's fantasy value changes in Texas. Tristan H. Cockcroft (ESPN+)


Mets make megadeal with RHP Max Scherzer

Star right-hander Max Scherzer and the New York Mets have agreed to a three-year, $130 million contract, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN's Jeff Passan. Story »

Analysis: Max Scherzer's megadeal changes the narrative for the Mets. Alden Gonzalez (ESPN+)

Fantasy: What happens to Scherzer's fantasy value in Flushing? Tristan H. Cockcroft (ESPN+)


Mariners finalizing contract with LHP Robbie Ray

The Seattle Mariners and Robbie Ray are finalizing a five-year, $115 million contract with an opt-out after the third season, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan. Story »

Grade: Mariners hope Ray will help end their playoff drought. David Schoenfield (ESPN+)

Fantasy: Will Robbie Ray still be great in Seattle? Tristan H. Cockcroft (ESPN+)


Braves sign reliever Kirby Yates to two-year deal

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a two-year, $8.25 million deal with right-handed reliever Kirby Yates, the team announced Monday. Story »


Giants closing in on RHP Alex Cobb

Right-hander Alex Cobb is close to finalizing an agreement with the San Francisco Giants, according to multiple reports. Story »


Marlins trade with Pirates for Jacob Stallings to two-year deal

The Miami Marlins have made a trade for Gold Glove catcher Jacob Stallings with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Marlins sent over pitcher Zach Thompson and prospects Kyle Nicolas and Connor Scott in the deal. Story »

Nov. 28

Rangers start offseason spending with Marcus Semien, Jon Gray deals

Shortstop Marcus Semien is the first of the premier shortstops to sign this offseason, inking a seven-year, $175 million deal with the Texas Rangers. A few hours later, the Rangers added Gray to their rotation. Story »

Grade: Is Semien worth the offseason's highest contract so far? Bradford Doolittle (ESPN+)


Kevin Gausman inks five-year deal with Blue Jays

Right-handed starter Kevin Gausman signed a five-year, $110 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, who already extended Jose Berrios this offseason. Story »

Grade: Which version of Gausman will the Blue Jays be getting? David Schoenfield (ESPN+)


Twins sign star Byron Buxton to incentive-laden deal

Center fielder Byron Buxton and the Minnesota Twins are in agreement on a seven-year, $100 million contract extension, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan. Story »

Analysis: Twins, Buxton find perfect balance in incentive-laden deal. David Schoenfield (ESPN+)


Rays add two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber on a one-year deal

The Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly agreed to a one-year, $8 million guaranteed deal with right-hander Corey Kluber, with the potential for $13 million if he pitches a full season, according to multiple reports. Story »

Grade: Rays hope to solidify rotation with Kluber. David Schoenfield (ESPN+)


Marlins add OF Avisail Garcia on a four-year deal, working on Sandy Alcantara extension

The Miami Marlins have agreed to a four-year, $53 million contract with Avisail Garcia, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan, and also are working on a four-year, $56 million extension with pitcher Sandy Alcantara. Story »

Nov. 27

Astros sign reliever Hector Neris to two-year deal

The Houston Astros have agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with right-handed reliever Hector Neris, a source confirmed to ESPN. Story »

Mariners trade for Adam Frazier, Padres acquire Raymond Kerr and Corey Rosier

The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a trade with the San Diego Padres, acquiring All-Star 2B/OF Adam Frazier for lefty reliever Raymond Kerr and outfielder Corey Rosier. Story »

Nov. 26

Mets continue upgrades, sign Starling Marte, Eduardo Escobar

The New York Mets went big on Friday night, signing Starling Marte to a four-year, $78 million deal, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN. Earlier in the night, they had agreed on a two-year, $20 million contract with free-agent infielder Eduardo Escobar, a source familiar with the situation confirmed to ESPN. Story »

Grade: Inside Mets' Black Friday binge and Starling Marte's impact. Bradford Doolittle (ESPN+)


Red Sox add RHP Michael Wacha

Right-hander Michael Wacha and the Boston Red Sox are finalizing a one-year contract, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Friday. Story »

Nov. 24

Mets sign OF Nick Plummer

Outfielder Nick Plummer has signed a league-minimum contract with the New York Mets. Story »

Nov. 23

Rays go all-in on SS Wander Franco

Sources confirm to ESPN that Wander Franco, 20, has agreed to a 12-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays that guarantees him around $185 million. The deal is worth a maximum of $223 million. Story »

Analysis:

• Why 20-year-old Wander Franco is worth every penny to the Rays. David Schoenfield (ESPN+)

• Franco? Rays? MLB? Why EVERYBODY wins with new megadeal. Kiley McDaniel (ESPN+)


White Sox sign RHP Kendall Graveman

Relief pitcher Kendall Graveman, 31, has agreed to a three-year, $24 million contract with the Chicago White Sox, sources confirm to ESPN. Story »


Cardinals add LHP Steven Matz

Starting pitcher Steven Matz, a key component to a turnaround season for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021, has agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, pending a physical, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Tuesday night. Story »

More: Mets owner Steve Cohen calls out Matz's agent for "unprofessional behavior." Story »

Nov. 22

Angels add LHP Aaron Loup

Aaron Loup and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a two-year, $17 million contract. Story »


Giants keep RHP Anthony DeSclafani

Anthony DeSclafani and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a three-year, $36 million contract. Story »

Nov. 21

Brewers add C Pedro Severino

Pedro Severino and the Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly agreed to a one-year, $1.9 million contract. Story »

Nov. 17

Astros bring back RHP Justin Verlander

The Houston Astros and Justin Verlander have agreed to a one-year, $25 million contract with a player option for a second season. Story »

Grade: Astros bet on more greatness from Verlander. Bradford Doolittle (ESPN+)


Giants retain 1B Brandon Belt

Brandon Belt accepted a $18.4 million qualifying offer from the San Francisco Giants, the only one to accept among the 14 free agents who received the offers from their former clubs on Nov. 7. Story »

Nov. 16

Angels add RHP Noah Syndergaard

Right-hander Noah Syndergaard and the Los Angeles Angels are in agreement on a one-year, $21 million deal, pending physical. Story »

Grade: Is Thor the hero the Angels need? Alden Gonzalez (ESPN+)


Blue Jays extend RHP Jose Berrios

Jose Berrios has reached agreement on a seven-year, $131 million extension with the Toronto Blue Jays. Story »

Nov. 15

Tigers add LHP Eduardo Rodriguez

Former Boston Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez and the Detroit Tigers are in agreement on a five-year deal worth $77 million. Story »

Analysis: Under-the-radar Eduardo Rodriguez brings competitive fire to the Tigers. Buster Olney (ESPN+)

Grade: Tigers add E-Rod, make offseason's first splash. Bradford Doolittle (ESPN+)


Braves add C Manny Pina

Manny Pina signed with the World Series-champion Braves on a two-year, $8 million deal after hitting 13 home runs in 75 games with the Brewers in 2020. Story »

Nov. 14

Marlins add RHP Louis Head

The Miami Marlins acquired right-hander Louis Head from the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday for a player to be named later or cash. Story »

Nov. 13

Rays trade INF Mike Brosseau to Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers acquired infielder Mike Brosseau from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league pitcher Evan Reifert on Saturday in a trade between division winners. Story »


Rockies keep RHP Jhoulys Chacin

Jhoulys Chacín is staying with the Colorado Rockies, agreeing Saturday to a guaranteed $1.25 million, one-year contract that allows him to earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses. Story »

Nov. 10

Yankees keep LHP Joely Rodriguez

Left-hander Joely Rodriguez and the New York Yankees agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, three days after New York declined a $3 million option in favor of a $500,000 buyout. Story »

Nov. 8

Dodgers add LHP Andrew Heaney

The Los Angeles Dodgers, who entered this offseason with several holes to fill on their pitching staff, signed Andrew Heaney to a one-year contract worth $8.5 million. Story »


Cardinals keep LHP T.J. McFarland

Left-handed reliever T.J. McFarland became the first of this year's major league free agents to reach an agreement, getting a one-year, $2.5 million contract to stay with the St. Louis Cardinals. Story »