Royals Trade Carlos Santana To Mariners, Promote Vinnie Pasquantino Baseball 

Royals Trade Carlos Santana To Mariners, Promote Vinnie Pasquantino

The Mariners have acquired first baseman/designated hitter Carlos Santana and cash from the Royals in exchange for right-handers Wyatt Mills and William Fleming, per a team announcement. The trade paves the road for the Royals to take an overdue look at top prospect Vinnie Pasquantino, whose contract has been formally selected from Triple-A Omaha, according…

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Bryce Harper Fractures Left Thumb Baseball 

Bryce Harper Fractures Left Thumb

Bryce Harper’s season may be in jeopardy, after the reigning NL MVP suffered a fractured thumb in Saturday’s game against the Padres.  Facing Blake Snell in the fourth inning, Harper had to duck to avoid a 97mph fastball that sailed up and in, but the pitch still hit Harper in his left hand, leaving the…

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Blue Jays To Promote Gabriel Moreno Baseball 

Blue Jays To Promote Gabriel Moreno

The Blue Jays are calling up top catching prospect Gabriel Moreno, as first reported by Daniel Álvarez-Montes of El Extrabase. Keegan Matheson of MLB.com adds that Moreno’s call-up is likely to coincide with Toronto’s upcoming weekend series in Detroit. No 40-man moves will be required to facilitate Moreno’s debut, as the young catcher was added…

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Angels Fire Joe Maddon Baseball 

Angels Fire Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon is out in Anaheim, as the Angels announced Tuesday afternoon he’d been relieved of his managerial duties. Third base coach Phil Nevin will take over on an interim basis. Maddon had been in the final guaranteed season of his contract, and Bob Nightengale of USA Today writes the club will owe him a $1MM…

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Astros Sign Yordan Alvarez To Six-Year Extension Baseball 

Astros Sign Yordan Alvarez To Six-Year Extension

June 6: The Astros have formally announced Alvarez’s six-year deal. They’ll hold a press conference this afternoon at 2:30pm CT. June 3, 12:48pm: Alvarez’s contract breaks down in the form of a $5MM signing bonus followed by annual salaries of $7MM (2023), $10MM (2024), $15MM (2025) and $26MM (2026-28), Mark Berman of Houston’s FOX 26…

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Phillies Fire Joe Girardi Baseball 

Phillies Fire Joe Girardi

Joe Girardi is out as the Phillies manager, as the team announced today that he’s been “relieved of his duties.” Coaching assistant Bobby Meacham has also been dismissed. Bench coach Rob Thomson has been named interim manager and will hold that post for the remainder of the season, according to the team. To fill Thomson’s…

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Yankees Sign Matt Carpenter To Major League Contract Baseball 

Yankees Sign Matt Carpenter To Major League Contract

The Yankees announced they’ve signed Matt Carpenter to a big league contract. The veteran infielder had been granted his release from a minor league deal with the Rangers a week ago. Carpenter is a client of SSG Baseball. New York also announced they’ve selected left-hander Manny Bañuelos onto the big league roster. The Yankees had optioned outfielder Estevan…

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2022-23 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings Baseball 

2022-23 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

We’re more than a quarter of the way through the 2022 season, which makes a look ahead to the forthcoming offseason and free agent class overdue. The 2022-23 free agent market can’t match this past winter’s market in terms of the sheer volume of available star power, but it’s a strong group nevertheless, with a…

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Orioles Promote Adley Rutschman Baseball 

Orioles Promote Adley Rutschman

The Orioles announced that they have selected the contract of top prospect Adley Rutschman. Anthony Bemboom has been designated for assignment in a corresponding move. Of course, this is a day that baseball fans in Baltimore and elsewhere have been looking forward to for quite some time. Even before he was a member of the…

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Cardinals To Promote Nolan Gorman, Matthew Liberatore; Tyler O’Neill To IL Baseball 

Cardinals To Promote Nolan Gorman, Matthew Liberatore; Tyler O’Neill To IL

There’s a momentous roster shakeup in St. Louis, as the Cardinals are set to welcome two of the game’s top prospects to the big leagues in the coming days. As first reported by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Twitter links), the team has promoted both Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore for this weekend’s series against the Pirates. Katie…

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