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According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Mets have signed Jeurys Familia to a three-year, $30 million deal.

The free agent relief market is finally rolling. Familia had interest from several teams, but he'll head back to a familiar spot and operate as a setup man under new Mets closer Edwin Diaz. Familia, 29, put up a 3.13 ERA with 83 strikeouts over 72 innings this past year between Queens and Oakland.
Dec 13 - 8:42 AM

According to MLB.com's Jon Morosi, the White Sox are in pursuit of free agent reliever Jeurys Familia.

They have also been connected to Adam Ottavino. Familia, who's four years younger than Ottavino, registered a strong 3.13 ERA with 83 strikeouts in 72 innings this past season between the Mets and Athletics, tallying 18 saves and six holds. The two right-handers are probably waiting for Craig Kimbrel to set the bar for the top end of the free agent relief market.
Dec 12 - 10:15 PM

Athletics signed C Chris Herrmann to a one-year, $1 million contract.

There are also some performanced-based incentives built into this deal. Herrmann could potentially work in a platoon behind the plate next year with Josh Phegley, pending the A's other offseason moves. The 31-year-old slashed .237/.322/.421 over 36 games with the Mariners in 2018.
Dec 11 - 6:34 PM

Jerry Crasnick reports that free agent catcher Chris Herrmann has agreed to a deal with the Athletics.

It's a one-year, $1 million contract, per Fancred's Jon Heyman. Herrmann, 31, batted .237/.322/.421 with two home runs over 36 games with the Mariners in 2018. He was claimed off waivers by the Astros in early November, but they non-tendered him a couple weeks later.
Dec 11 - 4:59 PM

Athletics general manager David Forst said Monday that the team continues to have contract extension talks with Khris Davis.

However, it doesn't appear that anything is on the horizon, as the A's are focused right now on filling the numerous holes they have on their roster. Davis is arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter before hitting free agency next offseason.
Dec 10 - 9:42 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Blue Jays have interest in free agent right-handers Mike Fiers and Kendall Graveman.

According to Morosi, the Jays are interested in building rotation depth in the event that Aaron Sanchez and/or Marcus Stroman are traded away this offseason. Fiers, 33, earned $6 million on a one-year deal from the Tigers during a bounceback 2018 campaign where he registered a 12-8 record, 3.56 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 139/37 K/BB ratio across 172 innings.
Source: Jon Morosi
Dec 9 - 8:53 PM

Free agent Trevor Cahill has "multiyear opportunities," according to Jon Heyman of Fancred.

Heyman also recently reported that four or five teams have shown interest in the 30-year-old right-hander. Cahill put up a 3.76 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 100/41 K/BB ratio over 110 innings of work last year and showed that he's still got what it takes to be an effective starter at the major league level. The A's have known interest, but the rest of his suitors -- and who's offering what -- remain unknown.
Dec 8 - 5:31 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that Trevor Cahill has attracted interest from "four or five" teams.

The 30-year-old hurler had a nice bounce-back season in 2018, registering a 3.76 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 100/41 K/BB ratio across 110 innings in 21 appearances (20 starts) with the Athletics. The only team known to have interest in Cahill so far is the A's, who have already expressed their desire to bring him back.
Source: Fancred
Dec 7 - 10:51 PM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics are "focused on bringing back Jonathan Lucroy on a one-year deal."

However, Slusser isn't sure whether Lucroy would be willing to accept just a one-year commitment at this point. The veteran catcher wouldn't appear to have much leverage after batting just .241/.291/.325 for the A's in 2018, so returning to where he's comfortable might be his best option. Oakland thinks top catching prospect Sean Murphy will be ready for the majors before long, so they don't want to block him by giving another catcher a multi-year deal.
Dec 7 - 2:25 PM

Kyler Murray's agent Scott Boras confirmed Thursday that his client will play baseball next season.

Murray was selected by the Athletics with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, but there has been growing speculation that he might try out the NFL after a brilliant junior season as the quarterback of the Oklahoma Sooners. "Kyler has every intention of fulfilling his agreement with the A’s and he’s grateful he has had the chance to pursue his college goals," Boras told the San Francisco Chronicle. "He will be in spring training with the A’s." The Heisman Trophy finalist got a $4.66 million signing bonus from Oakland in June and it would have to be paid back in full if he opted to pursue a professional career in football. Murray will be under center for Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinal on December 29 against Alabama. It could be his very last football game.
Dec 6 - 2:45 PM

Trevor Cahill has spoken to the Athletics about returning for the 2019 season.

The free agent right-hander again battled durability issues in 2018, but he posted a strong 3.76 ERA and 100 strikeouts over 110 innings (20 starts, one relief appearance) when healthy. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle says the A's definitely have interest in bringing Cahill back. They're also interested in re-signing Edwin Jackson and perhaps Brett Anderson.
Dec 4 - 10:31 PM

Astros non-tendered C/OF Chris Herrmann.

The Astros claimed the veteran utility man off of waivers from the Mariners at the beginning of November. They may have interest in bringing him back at a lesser salary, but he'll have the option to explore the free agent market and sign wherever he pleases.
Nov 30 - 9:02 PM

Athletics non-tendered RHP Cory Gearrin.

The 32-year-old hurler was one of the many bullpen arms that the Athletics acquired during their push for the postseason in 2018. He made just six appearances with the club though, posting a 6.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in six innings before a triceps issue ended his season prematurely.
Nov 30 - 8:29 PM

Athletics non-tendered RHP Kendall Graveman.

Graveman underwent Tommy John surgery in July and is expected to miss the entire 2019 season. There's a good chance that the Athletics will try to re-sign the 27-year-old at a cheaper rate than he would have earned through arbitration. He also makes for an interesting addition for contending clubs who could look to secure him on an incentive-laden two-year contract with an eye toward helping for the 2020 season.
Nov 30 - 8:27 PM

Athletics non-tendered RHP Mike Fiers.

Fiers, 33, was extremely effective during the 2018 season, going 12-8 with a 3.56 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 139/37 K/BB ratio over 172 innings between the Tigers and Athletics. The right-hander made $6 million on a one-year deal from the Tigers in 2018 and should be able to earn a nice raise from that and secure at least a two-year deal this winter.
Nov 30 - 8:24 PM


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