Right-hander Zack Wheeler and the Philadelphia Phillies are in agreement on a five-year, $118 million contract, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Wheeler turned down a larger offer from the Chicago White Sox that was in excess of $120 million, sources told Passan. The 29-year-old Wheeler stays in the NL East
The winter meetings, once the domain of blockbuster trades and megabucks free-agent signings, have in recent years gone into the sort of hibernation typically associated with the season. They’ve been defined more by their inaction than their action. Last year’s big move: Philadelphia guaranteeing $50 million to Andrew McCutchen. The
Gerrit Cole, the top pitcher on the free-agent market, was set to meet with New York Yankees officials in California on Tuesday. General manager Brian Cashman, manager Aaron Boone and new Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake made the trip to speak with the right-hander, according to multiple reports. The news
The Indians have acquired veteran catcher Sandy Leon in a trade from the Red Sox. The Indians subsequently signed Leon to a one-year, $2 million deal, avoiding arbitration. Cleveland sent minor league right-hander Adenys Bautista to Boston on Monday for Leon, 30, who has split his eight-year major league career
Astros pitcher Justin Verlander broke John Smoltz’s career mark for strikeouts during the postseason during Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night.cheap nfl nike jerseys china Verlander struck out Nationals outfielder Victor Robles in the second inning for his 200th postseason strikeout, surpassing the mark of 199 set
Astros manager AJ Hinch has heard the chatter — that Rays starter Tyler Glasnow was offering a sneak peek on his off-speed deliveries, that Houston had a poker-worthy tell on Yankees hard throwers James Paxton and Luis Severino. There’s no rule against noticing a tipped pitch, and Hinch stated plainly
Rich Hill scoffed at the notion that Clayton Kershaw carried the blame for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ stunning elimination. “No,” Hill said forcefully, “we wouldn’t be here without him.” And then, for nearly 15 seconds, Hill paused, gathering himself, trying desperately to avoid breaking down with the cameras recording him.