Matt Holliday 1B/LF/DH STL 19 minutes ago
Holliday signed a one-year, $13 million contract with the Yankees on Sunday, Sweeny Murti of WFAN reports.
Holliday will head to New York after spending seven seasons and part of another in St. Louis. He appeared in just 183 total games over the last few seasons, so playing for an American League where he can serve as the designated hitter could help his durability next season. He figures to spend most of his time at that spot, but could see spot action at first base and in the outfield as well.
Rich Hill SP LAD 4 hours ago
Hill appears to be close to resigning with the Dodgers, according to Peter Gammons.
The rumored deal would be for three years and $40M, a nice lift from the $6M, one-year deal he had for the 2016 season. Hill will turn 37 before the start of the 2017 season. His numbers were even better after being traded to the Dodgers, sporting a 1.83 ERA and 0.79 WHIP over six starts.
Gabriel Guerrero RF CIN 8 hours ago
Guerrero re-signed Sunday with the Reds on a minor-league contract, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Guerrero was once a prospect of some renown, but after managing an ugly .281 on-base percentage between Double-A and Triple-A last season, the Diamondbacks elected to drop him from their 40-man roster in November. The Reds went on to claim Guerrero off waivers, but parted ways with him just a few days later in order to open up a roster spot for another player. Cincinnati still apparently sees potential in the 22-year-old outfielder, however, as he'll remain with the organization and figures to report to Triple-A Louisville coming out of spring training.
OUTJacob Lindgren RP ATL 8 hours ago
Lindgren signed a one-year deal with the Braves on Sunday.
Because he underwent Tommy John surgery in August, Lindgren may not be ready for action once the 2017 season rolls around. Before getting injured in 2016, Lindgren threw seven innings over six games at High-A Tampa and recorded an 8:9 K:BB in that time.
Casey McGehee 1B/3B/DH DET 23 hours ago
McGehee signed a one-year deal with Japan's Yomiuri Giants on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network reports.
McGehee became a free agent in November and after a month of evaluating his options, the third basemen decided to play professional baseball in Japan. The 34-year-old batted .198 and .227 respectively over the past two major league seasons and so would likely not be a valuable fantasy asset even if he remained in the MLB.
Zach Lee SP SEA 1 day ago
Lee was designated for assignment on Friday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.
Lee was acquired by the Mariners in a trade with the Dodgers last June and figured to offer rotation depth while trying to find the stuff that made him a first-rounder and top prospect in the past. He did not accomplish the latter. The 25-year-old yielded a 7.39 ERA in 14 starts with Triple-A Tacoma and didn't see a major league inning with Seattle despite being on the 40-man roster in September.
Dean Kiekhefer RP SEA 1 day ago
Kiekhefer was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Saturday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.
Kiekhefer's Mariners tenure didn't last a month, as the team opted to clear his roster spot for one of two pitchers with past track records of major league success in Casey Fien or Mark Rzepczynksi. Kiekhefer's strong minor league numbers should be able to find him a new organization, but he might have to wait a while before a return to the majors.
Casey Fien RP SEA 1 day ago
Fien signed a contract with the Mariners on Saturday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.
The terms of the deal are not yet known, but the Mariners did clear a 40-man roster spot for him. The 33-year-old struggled to a 5.49 ERA in 39.1 total innings last season between the Twins and Dodgers, allowing a horrific 3.0 home runs per nine innings. He will likely factor in low on the Seattle bullpen depth chart.
Carlos Beltran RF/DH HOU 1 day ago
Beltran agreed to a one-year, $16 million contract with the Astros on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. The deal includes a full no-trade clause.
The Astros just continue to bolster their already impressive lineup, adding Beltran after acquiring Brian McCann and Josh Reddick earlier in the offseason. Beltran continued to put up outstanding numbers in his age-39 season, batting .295/.337/.513 with 29 homers and 93 RBI in 151 games between New York and Texas. He should play close to every day between right field and DH while batting in the heart of the order.
Hector Sanchez C SD 1 day ago
The Padres declined to tender Sanchez a contract Friday, making him a free agent, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Sanchez was non-tendered for the second straight offseason. He fared well in a small sample with San Diego last year, going 12-for-42 with three homers, but he's a .241/.278/.354 career hitter. The 27-year-old had some concussion issues a few years ago but there have been no reports of head injuries in recent seasons.