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3dJeff Passan and Alden Gonzalez

Sources: Angels reach deal for Allen to be closer

The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with relief pitcher Cody Allen on a one-year deal to be their closer next season, league sources told ESPN.


BBTN: HOF Questions, Machado Reports, Drake

After some Inside Heat from Philadelphia (5:14) & St. Louis (11:06), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss next week's Hall of Fame vote, the latest with Machado & Harper & more (16:37). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (35:35), a conversation with record-setting journeyman Oliver Drake (44:08) and longtime friend Chelsea Janes' goodbye to baseball reporting (58:49).

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4dDavid Schoenfield

Five moves we want to see the rest of this offseason

Corey Kluber and A.J. Pollock turning the Reds into contenders? A swap of former No. 1 prospects? Dallas Keuchel teaming up with Manny or Bryce? Here's how we're hoping the rest of the hot stove season plays out.

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Lindor, Indians reach deal for $10.55M

All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians have reached agreement at $10.55 million for a 2019 contract, a huge raise over the $643,200 he made last year.

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Indians' Martin '100 percent' after scary illness

Leonys Martin, after recovering from a life-threatening bacterial infection last summer, says doctors and staff at Cleveland Clinic saved his life. "We've been through everything like baby steps, taking it slow," he said. "I'm in good shape right now."

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Indians, Plawecki reach deal, avoid arbitration

Catcher Kevin Plawecki, who had a career-high 30 RBIs and threw out 23 percent of potential base stealers for the Mets last season, reached a one-year deal with the Indians.

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16dBradford Doolittle

MLB stock watch: Midwinter winners and losers

Halfway through the offseason, we look at which teams have gained ground, which have fallen back and what moves could be made to shift things further.

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18dCraig Edwards

The five best trade fits for Corey Kluber

We examine whether another team could offer a strong enough package for it to make sense for Cleveland to deal its ace this winter.

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Reports: Astros reach 2-year deal with Brantley

Michael Brantley adds a needed left-handed presence to the middle of the Astros' lineup, which is heavily right-handed with key cogs Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa and George Springer.

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Indians add Monasterio to cap Gomes-Nats deal

The Indians have acquired infielder Andruw Monasterio, the player to be named later, in the trade that sent All-Star catcher Yan Gomes to the Nationals.

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Encarnacion, Santana on move in 3-team trade

The Indians have reacquired slugger Carlos Santana in a three-team deal with the Mariners and Rays that sends Edwin Encarnacion to Seattle and Yandy Diaz to Tampa Bay.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here's what Carlos Santana just told me about possibly returning to Cleveland: "I'm so happy to maybe have the opportunity to go back home, back to my team, being back with the Indians staff, and especially being back with the fans in Cleveland."

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

As they dismantle the stage in the media workroom, the biggest trade of these winter meetings has become official with Carlos Santana headed back to the Indians, Edwin Encarnacion going to the Mariners and Yandy Diaz to the Rays headlining the three-team deal.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2592nd
On Base Percentage.3326th
Slugging Percentage.4346th
Earned Run Average3.779th
Quality Starts87Tied-5th