Red Sox ship Verdugo to Yankees in rare trade

The Yankees acquired outfielder Alex Verdugo from the Red Sox in exchange for Richard Fitts, Greg Weissert and Nicholas Judice. It's only the seventh trade between the rivals in the last half-century.

Sources: Brewers, teen Chourio reach $82M deal

The Brewers reached an eight-year, $82 million deal with 19-year-old Jackson Chourio that includes options that could increase it to $142.5 million, sources told ESPN.

Sources: Reds, RHP Martinez agree to $26M deal

Right-hander Nick Martinez and the Reds are in agreement on a two-year, $26 million contract that includes an opt-out after the first year, sources told ESPN.

Independent Oakland Ballers to start play in 2024

On the heels of the A's announcing a move to Las Vegas, a group of Oakland-area fans started the Oakland Ballers, who will play in the independent Pioneer League.

Padres hire Shildt as manager on 2-year deal

The Padres have hired Mike Shildt as the team's new manager, signing the former Cardinals skipper to a two-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.

Sources: Lynn reunites with Cards on 1-year deal

Free agent Lance Lynn, who last pitched for the Cardinals in 2017, is returning on a one-year deal worth at least $10 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN.

Ace pitcher Nola returns to Phillies on 7-year deal

Right-hander Aaron Nola and the Phillies agreed to a $172 million contract on Sunday, sources told ESPN, with the announced seven-year deal locking up the team's longtime rotation stalwart.

Braves swap five for White Sox reliever Bummer

In the first significant trade of the offseason, Atlanta acquired left-handed reliever Aaron Bummer from Chicago for a five-player package that includes Michael Soroka.

Owners greenlight Athletics' move to Las Vegas

MLB owners have voted to allow the Athletics to move to Las Vegas, a significant step toward Oakland losing its last major men's professional sports team.

Sources: MLB mulls tweaks to pitch clock rules

MLB is weighing a proposal that would reduce the pitch clock with runners on base from 20 seconds to 18 next season, sources told ESPN.