MLB TRADES: Nomar Mazara, Gerrit Cole, Alex Avila, and Michael Pineda!
There has been a lot of changes during the MLB off-season while getting ready for the 2020 season since it’s only 5 months away.
We have the latest news on who has been traded this week when it comes to the MLB. Read on to get the latest MLB trades and deals regarding Nomar Mazara, Gerrit Cole, Alex Avila, and Michael Pineda…
CelebNSports247.com reports that White Sox Acquire Nomar Mazara, Yankees To Sign Gerrit Cole, and Twins sign Alex Avila and Re-Sign Michael Pineda.
The Rangers and White Sox have agreed on a trade that will send outfielder Nomar Mazara to Chicago, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Sources: Rangers have agreed to deal Nomar Mazara to Chicago White Sox. I have a feeling this may get overshadowed in light of Gerrit Cole news.
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) December 11, 2019
Outfielder Steele Walker is going to Texas in return, per MLB.com’s TR Sullivan:
Rangers are getting Steele Walker in return for Nomar Mazara… Class A CF
— TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) December 11, 2019
The trade comes after Nomar Mazar is only hitting just .261/.320/.435 with a steady diet of ~20 home run seasons. That’s certainly not what you’d like to see out of a corner outfielder who isn’t a standout in the field. Mazara has yet to reach 2 WAR for his career.
Yankees To Sign Gerrit Cole:
Late Tuesday night Gerrit Cole, the top pitcher on the free-agent market, agreed to a record-breaking nine-year contract worth $324 million with the Yankees.
One day after Stephen Strasburg took seven years and $245 million to return to the Nationals.
The Gerrit Cole sweepstakes has reached an end just over a month after the start of free agency, according to MLB Trade Rumors.
The Yankees have agreed to sign the ace right-hander to a nine-year, $324MM contract, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Breaking: Gerrit Cole to Yankees. 9 years. 36M per. 324M total.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 11, 2019
It includes a full no-trade clause and an opt-out clause after the fifth year, per Jeff Passan of ESPN.
Gerrit Cole has an opt-out clause after the fifth year of his deal with the New York Yankees, a source tells ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2019
Minnesota Twins Sign Alex Avila and Re-Sign Michael Pineda:
The Alex Avila deal and the re-signing of Michael Pineda are now official, the Twins announced. They now have 37 players on their 40-man roster.
— Pierre Noujaim (@TheNoujFOX9) December 6, 2019
Alex Avila agrees to a one year $4.25 million deal with the Twins, per source. @jeffpassan 1st.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 6, 2019
Just last week, the Athletic’s Dan Hayes reports that Pineda will earn $20MM on the deal, which will become official after Pineda passes a physical.
— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesMLB) December 6, 2019