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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Lorenzo Cain Clears Release Waivers Baseball 

Lorenzo Cain Clears Release Waivers

The Brewers announced this afternoon that outfielder Lorenzo Cain has cleared release waivers and reached free agency. That was a mere formality after the team designated him for assignment over the weekend. Cain now has the right to explore other opportunities, but it remains to be seen whether he plans to continue his career. Shortly after…

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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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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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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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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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Mets Designate Robinson Cano For Assignment Baseball 

Mets Designate Robinson Cano For Assignment

The Mets designated second baseman Robinson Cano for assignment, according to an announcement from the team.  The club also optioned Yoan Lopez to Triple-A to get down to 26 players on the active roster. The Mets owe Cano about $37.6MM through 2023, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  The Mets have set…

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Rockies Sign Kyle Freeland To Extension Baseball 

Rockies Sign Kyle Freeland To Extension

The Rockies have hammered out another extension, announcing agreement with Kyle Freeland on a five-year contract. The deal reportedly guarantees the MSM Sports Management client $64.5MM and comes with a vesting player option for the 2027 campaign. If Freeland tosses 170 innings in 2026, he’ll trigger a $17MM player option for a sixth season. Freeland had been…

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Reds To Promote Nick Lodolo Baseball 

Reds To Promote Nick Lodolo

Top Reds pitching prospect Nick Lodolo will make his Major League debut tomorrow, the team announced. Lodolo, the No. 7 overall pick in 2019, will start tomorrow’s game against the Guardians and join fellow top prospect Hunter Greene in the rotation. Greene impressed with seven punchouts and a barrage of triple-digit heaters in his own…

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