Sources: Votto, 40, agrees to minor league deal

Joey Votto, who played 17 seasons for the Cincinnati Reds, has agreed to a Blue Jays minor league deal, sources say.


Former AL MVP Donaldson retires after 13 years

Josh Donaldson, 38, announced his retirement Monday after a 13-year career.


Sources: Phillies, Wheeler agree to historic deal

Zack Wheeler has agreed to a three-year, $126 million extension with the Phillies, according to sources, the most lucrative extension in baseball history in terms of average annual value.


Sources: Giants, 3B Chapman agree on $54M deal

Matt Chapman and the Giants have agreed on a 3-year, $54 million deal that includes opt-outs after the first two years, sources confirmed to ESPN.


Sources: Hendriks, Red Sox agree to 2-year deal

Closer Liam Hendriks and the Boston Red Sox are in agreement on a two-year, $10 million contract, continuing the right-hander's comeback from stage 4 cancer and Tommy John surgery, sources told ESPN.


Olney: Ohtani's secretive free agency is a shame for the sport

Ohtani's free agency could have been fun -- a celebration of baseball. Instead, there is silence and threats. This is a loss for Ohtani -- and for baseball.


'He did it the right way': Losing Peter Seidler is a loss for baseball ownership

Seidler was born and raised a baseball fan -- and he owned his team like one. His set a model for owners who want their teams to win.


Bruce Bochy was the perfect manager for this team -- and now might be the greatest ever

For his present as much as his past, Bochy has cemented himself in the pantheon of managers.