Bettors flocked to Jays ahead of Ohtani decision

Amid rumors of Shohei Ohtani's interest in the Blue Jays on Friday, bettors at sportsbooks in the United States and Canada rushed to bet on Toronto to win the World Series. ... Continue Reading

Reports: Guardians, C Hedges agree on $4M deal

The Cleveland Guardians are reuniting with Austin Hedges, agreeing on Sunday with the popular catcher on a $4 million, one-year contract, according to multiple reports, two months removed from the veteran helping the Texas Rangers to a World Series title. ... Continue Reading

Marlins get Bethancourt in trade with Guardians

Christian Bethancourt, who hit .225 with 11 homers and 33 RBIs for Tampa Bay before he was acquired by Cleveland after the season, has been traded to the Marlins. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Royals add reliever Smith on $5M deal

Will Smith, who has won World Series titles for the past three seasons, agreed to a $5 million deal with the Royals and could serve as the team's closer, sources told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Reports: Tigers, LHP Chafin agree to 1-year deal

The Detroit Tigers reached a one-year, $4.25 million deal with veteran left-hander Andrew Chafin that includes a club option for 2025, according to multiple reports. ... Continue Reading

Fans in Japan celebrate Ohtani's record deal

Baseball fans across Japan lined up to buy special newspaper editions announcing Shohei Ohtani's record deal with the Dodgers. ... Continue Reading

White Sox get veteran catcher Stassi from Braves

The White Sox acquired catcher Max Stassi and cash considerations from the Braves on Saturday, it was announced. ... Continue Reading

Ohtani joining Dodgers on 10-year, $700M deal

Shohei Ohtani agreed to the largest contract in baseball history, reaching a 10-year, $700 million deal to join the Dodgers. ... Continue Reading

Red Sox add O'Neill, send 2 pitchers to Cardinals

The Red Sox on Friday acquired outfielder Tyler O'Neill in a trade with the Cardinals, who added Nick Robertson and Victor Santos in return. ... Continue Reading

Yanks 'in it to win it,' eye pitching after Soto deal

The Yankees, armed with the belief that "we're in it to win it," continued their efforts to make the team "the mecca of baseball" by trading for Juan Soto. ... Continue Reading

Sources: D-backs land E-Rod for 4 years, $80M

Left-handed starter Eduardo Rodriguez and the Diamondbacks agreed to terms on a four-year contract with a conditional option for the fifth year, the team announced Friday. The deal will average around $20 million a year, sources told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Free agency tracker: Yankees land Juan Soto, D-backs sign Eduardo Rodriguez

We've got you covered on all the major signings and trades as the hot stove season starts to heat up. ... Continue Reading

Ohtani's new contract is just his latest feat to shock the world

For six years, he has amazed us on the field. After signing a record-setting contract -- $700 million! -- with the Dodgers, he has done it off the field too. ... Continue Reading

Giants give Tsutsugo, Jefferies minor league deals

The San Francisco Giants agreed to minor league contracts Friday with Japanese first baseman and outfielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo and right-hander Daulton Jefferies. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Mets add reliever Lopez on 1-year deal

Right-hander Jorge Lopez and the Mets agreed on a one-year, $2 million contract, sources said, as New York continues to bolster its depth. ... Continue Reading