Red Sox officially announce five-year deal for Pablo Sandoval
by Michael Hurcomb |
(11/25/2014) The Red Sox officially announced Tuesday the signing of third baseman Pablo Sandoval to a five-year contract, which includes a club option for 2020.

Sandoval will receive a $3 million signing bonus. He will make $17 million a season from 2015-17, and then make $18 million in 2018 and 2019. The club option will be for $17 million, with a $5 million buyout.

Rangers sign Ed Lucas to minor-league deal
by Michael Hurcomb |
(11/24/2014) The Rangers announced Monday they signed infielder Ed Lucas to a minor-league deal, which include an invite to spring training, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Lucas hit .251 with one home run, five doubles and nine RBI in 69 games with the Marlins last season. He has a .255 average in 163 career MLB games.

Mariners, Kyle Seager reach agreement on $100 million extension
by Igor Mello |
(11/24/2014) The Mariners and third baseman Kyle Seager have reached an agreement on a seven-year extension worth approximately $100 million, Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. The deal will include an eighth-year option, per the report.

Seager, 23, posted career highs in home runs (25), RBI (96), batting average (.268), slugging percentage (.454) and OPS (.788) in 2014. He has a .262/.328/.429 slash through his first four seasons in the majors.

Pablo Sandoval agrees to five-year deal with Red Sox
by Michael Hurcomb |
(11/24/2014) Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval has agreed to a deal with the Red Sox, according to Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Sandoval is set to receive a deal close to $100 million over five years, sources said.

Sandoval, who is a two-time All-Star, is a career .294 hitter in seven MLB seasons -- all with the Giants. He also has a career .346 on-base percentage, .465 slugging percentage and .811 OPS. He has totaled 106 home runs, 192 doubles and 462 RBI in 869 games.

Report: Pablo Sandoval to make FA decision next week
by R.J. White |
(11/22/2014) Free agent Pablo Sandoval will make a decision on his new team next week, reports.

The decision "looks like" it will be between the Red Sox, Giants and Padres, and all teams involved are believed to have been asked to submit final offers. Sandoval hit .279/.324/.415 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 588 at-bats.

Report: Red Sox could be in the lead for Pablo Sandoval
by Chris Cwik |
(11/21/2014) The Red Sox may be in the lead for infielder Pablo Sandoval , according to the Boston Globe

The team is believed to have offered a five-year, $95 million deal to the 28-year-old. It was reported early in Sandoval's free agency that he was seeking a six-year contract, and it's unclear if any of his current offers contain an option for a sixth season. Sandoval hit .279/.324/.415 over 588 at-bats.

Indians' Giovanny Urshela will not require surgery
by Chris Cwik |
(11/21/2014) Indians infielder Giovanny Urshela will not require surgery on his knee, according to

Urshela sprained his PCL, but the injury isn't as serious as expected. He should be ready to go for the start of 2015. 

Report: Padres making offer to Pablo Sandoval
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(11/21/2014) Sources have indicated the Padres are prepared to make free agent Pablo Sandoval a contract offer Friday, reports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal of

Along with the Padres, the Giants, Red Sox, White Sox and Blue Jays have also shown interest in signing the third baseman.

Yankees add Williams, Austin, two more to 40-man roster
by Michael Hurcomb |
(11/20/2014) The Yankees announced Thursday they added outfielder Tyler Austin, pitcher Danny Burawa, pitcher Branden Pinder and outfielder Mason Williams to the 40-man roster. The Yankees also sold the rights of infielder Zelous Wheeler to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League.

Williams was considered the Yankees' third-best prospect by Baseball America heading into the 2014 season. 

Astros add two players to 40-man roster, outright Bass to Triple-A
by Michael Hurcomb |
(11/20/2014) The Astros announced Thursday they added infielder Ronald Torreyes and pitcher Vincent Velasquez to the 40-man roster. Pitcher Anthony Bass was also outrighted to Triple-A.

Torreyes hit .298 with two home runs, five triples, 20 doubles and 46 RBI in 126 games last season for Triple-A Oklahoma City. 

Velasquez went 7-5 with a 3.52 ERA in 18 appearances (13 starts) between Rookie League and high Class A last season.

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