Live Updates From Free Agent Frenzy As Corey Seager, Max Scherzer And Robbie Ray Find New Homes – .

Live Updates From Free Agent Frenzy As Corey Seager, Max Scherzer And Robbie Ray Find New Homes – .

Major League Baseball’s hot stove heats up before an impending work stoppage. The current collective agreement (CBA) expires on Wednesday evening and free agent activity will be halted until the players’ union and the league come to a new agreement – a process that could take months. Many players and teams are making deals ahead of the lockdown, and that has led to a free agent frenzy over the past two days. Shortstop Corey Seager became the latest big name to sign, as he accepted a massive 10-year, $ 325 million contract with the Rangers on Monday afternoon.

It’s already been a huge offseason for the Rangers. Over the weekend, they added second baseman Marcus Semien, right-hander Jon Gray and outfielder Kole Calhoun. In total, that’s a salary commitment of over $ 550 million for Texas.

Also Monday, Max Scherzer accepted a record contract with the Mets. Scherzer’s contract with the Mets will net him $ 130 million over three years, setting a new record for average annual value ($ 43.3 million per year). Scherzer will join a trio of free agent signing the Mets made last week, along with infielder Eduardo Escobar, utility Mark Canha and outfielder Starling Marte. Scherzer wasn’t the only big pitcher to sign on Monday. Robbie Ray, who won the AL Cy Young Award earlier this month for his brilliant 2021 season with the Blue Jays, has accepted a five-year contract with the Seattle Mariners worth $ 115 million.

Here’s a look at some notable free agent deals that have happened since Sunday night.

Notable offers on hot stoves

  • Corey Seager and the Rangers struck a 10-year, $ 325 million pact (full story here).
  • Max Scherzer and the Mets have finalized a three-year, $ 130 million deal (full story here).
  • Robbie Ray agreed to a five-year, $ 115 million deal with the Mariners (full story here).
  • Marcus Semien agreed to a seven-year, $ 175 million contract with the Rangers (full story here).
  • The Marlins and Avisaíl García struck a four-year, $ 53 million deal (full story here).
  • Kevin Gausman and the Blue Jays have struck a five-year, $ 110 million deal (full story here).
  • Jon Gray and the Rangers struck a four-year, $ 56 million deal (full story here).
  • Corey Kluber signed a one-year contract with the Rays after spending 2021 with the Yankees (full story here).
  • Relief Kirby Yates signed a two-year, $ 8.25 million contract with the Braves, the team said.
  • Reliever Daniel Hudson is approaching a one-year, $ 7 million contract with the Dodgers, by Jeff Passan of ESPN.

We’ll be providing live updates throughout Monday as teams work to close more deals. Follow below.


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