The latest and greatest rumors from experts around the world of baseball.
MLB trade rumors and news: We’ll have 28-man rosters in April and the ghost runner for all of 2022
Doubleheaders will be back to nine innings this year, and there’s a new rule that will benefit Shohei Ohtani.
Nationals, Juan Soto avoid arbitration with one-year, $17.1 million deal, per report
Pretty good deal for a 23-year-old.
Braves sign Kenley Jansen to one-year, $16 million deal
The World Series champions add one of the greatest closers in history to top off their offseason.
Phillies sign Nick Castellanos to five-year, $100 million deal, per report
After signing Kyle Schwarber earlier this week, the Phillies add another elite slugger to their lineup.
Padres acquire Luke Voit from Yankees for pitching prospect Justin Lange
The 2020 home run king gets a new home.
Dodgers sign Freddie Freeman to six-year, $162 million deal, per report
The Dodgers just don’t stop adding great players.
Giants sign Matthew Boyd, per report
The Giants are betting on the veteran lefty as he recovers from flexor tendon surgery.
Giants sign Joc Pederson to one-year, $6 million deal, per report
After winning his second straight World Series, Pederson joins the team he grew up rooting for.
Phillies sign Kyle Schwarber to four-year, $79 million deal, per report
The Phillies add one of baseball’s most fearsome power hitters.
Blue Jays acquire Matt Chapman from Athletics
The Athletics trade a former All-Star for the third time since the lockout ended.
MLB trade rumors and news: Braves sign Matt Olson to eight-year, $168 million extension
The Braves quickly sign their new first baseman to a long-term deal.
Yankees sign Anthony Rizzo to two-year, $32 million deal, per report
Rizzo, who joined the Yankees at the trade deadline last year, returns for more.
Mariners to acquire Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suárez from Reds, per report
The Mariners add one of the majors’ best hitters and a bit of a reclamation project as the Reds shed salary.
Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. likely to undergo surgery to repair fractured wrist
The Padres’ star shortstop could miss up to three months following surgery.
MLB trade rumors and news: Free agency is off to a roaring start post-lockout
As fast as baseball is back, the deals and trades have come flying in.
Nationals determined to extend Juan Soto
Even after Soto turned down a 13-year, $350 million offer, the Nationals are still laser-focused on signing him to a long-term deal.
White Sox sign Josh Harrison and Joe Kelly, per reports
The White Sox make two additions with spring training about to begin.
Rangers acquire Mitch Garver from Twins for Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Ronny Henriquez
We have our first post-lockout trade.
What you need to know about MLB’s new CBA
Major League Baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement features plenty of new wrinkles that will alter the way the sport operates.
MLB cancels two more series as CBA talks break down
Opening Day won’t happen until April 14 at the earliest.
MLB trade rumors and news: Potential for a deal Wednesday with MLBPA set to make proposal
The union has one last chance (at least according to MLB’s current deadline) to salvage a 162-game season on Wednesday.
MLB trade rumors and news: The 2022 season is officially delayed
Rob Manfred cancelled the first two series of the 2022 season on Tuesday, and no resolution is in sight.
MLBPA unanimously rejects MLB’s final offer; league pushes Opening Day back
There will be no new CBA before MLB’s self-imposed deadline.
MLB, MLBPA do not reach deal after extended talks Monday; deadline extended to Tuesday
MLB’s new deadline to reach a new collective bargaining agreement without cancelling regular-season games is at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
MLB trade rumors and news: It’s the final countdown
Do do do do doooooo, do do do do dooooo. Will there be major league baseball played this year?
MLB and MLBPA to meet Sunday after heated talks Saturday
The MLBPA nearly decided to break off negotiations after an intense day at the bargaining table.
MLB says games will be cancelled if no deal is reached by Feb. 28, per report
The season apparently will be shortened if a CBA isn’t agreed upon by Monday.
MLB trade rumors and news: League, union still at impasse as negotiations continue
MLB and the MLBPA seemingly took a step backward while negotiating toward a new CBA on Tuesday.
Eric Kay convicted for providing drugs that caused death of Tyler Skaggs
The former Angels communications director faces a minimum 20-year prison sentence.
MLBPA expected to make proposal during Thursday meeting with MLB, per report
The lockout negotiations will continue on Thursday.
MLB trade rumors and news: Ryan Zimmerman calls it a career
The last original National is hanging up his spikes.
MLB trade rumors and news: Manfred to meet with media Thursday
The commissioner will talk to the media later this week, but he and his staff have no current plans to meet with the union.