2018 December

3rd The Mets send OF Jay Bruce, pitchers Anthony Swarzak and Gerson Bautista, minor league OF Jarred Kelenic and minor league P Justin Dunn to the Mariners for 2B Robinson Cano, P Edwin Diaz and cash.

The busy Mariners trade SS Jean Segura and pitchers Juan Nicasio and James Pazos to the Phillies for 1B Carlos Santana and SS JP Crawford. Don’t unpack, Carlos.

4th The Tigers agree to a 1-year deal with free agent P Matt Moore.

5th The Cardinals obtain star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Diamondbacks in exchange for C Carson Kelly, P Luke Weaver, IF Andy Young and a Compensation Round B selection in next year’s Draft.

The Royals sign free agent OF Chris Owings to a 1-year contract.

6th The Twins sign one year deals with second basemen Ronald Torreyes and 2B Jonathan Schoop.

The Astros sign free agent C Robinson Chirinos to a 1-year contract.

The Phillies trade P Luis Garcia to the Angels for P Jose Alvarez.

7th The Nationals sign free agent P Patrick Corbin to a 6-year contract.

The Padres sign free agent P Garrett Richards to a 2-year deal.

9th Harold Baines and Lee Smith are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

10th The Tigers sign free agent P Tyson Ross to a 1-year contract.

11th The Pirates trade P Ivan Nova to the White Sox for future considerations and P Yordi Rosario.

The Royals sign free agent OF Billy Hamilton to a 1-year deal.

The Rangers gain wisdom by trading OF Drew Robinson to the Cardinals for 3B Patrick Wisdom.

The Athletics sign free agent C Chris Herrmann to a 1-year contract.

12th The Phillies sign free agent OF Andrew McCutchen, a former MVP, to a 3-year contract.

After being turned don by Patrick Corbin, the Yankees sign free agent lefty J.A. Happ to a 2-year contract with an option for a third year.  The lefty was 7-0 after coming over from the Jays in July, and 17-6 overall.

What’s with the Tanners? The Nationals trade P Tanner Roark to the Reds for P Tanner Rainey.

13th In a three team swap, the Indians trade slugger Edwin Incarnacion and future considerations to the Mariners; the Mariners trade recently acquired 1B Carlos Santana to the Indians who in turn send 3B Yandy Diaz and P Cole Sulser to the Rays; the Rays send cash to the Mariners and send 1B Jake Bauers to the Indians.

The Rangers send P Alex Claudio to the Brewers for future considerations.

14th The Tigers sign free agent SS Jordy Mercer to a 1-year deal.

The Mets bring back free agent P Jeurys Familia, signing him to a 3-year contract.

The Orioles name Cubs coach Brandon Hyde as their new manager.

15th The Indians trade now superfluous 1B Yonder Alonso to the White Sox for minor leaguer Alex Call. Yonder hit.250 with 23 homers last season.

The Angels sign free agent 1B Justin Bour to a 1-year deal. The 30-year-old Bour hit 20 homers and drove in 59 homers with the Marlins and Phillies last year.

17th The Pirates sign free agent P Jordan Lyles to a 1-year contract.

18th The Mets sign free agent C Wilson Ramos to a 2-year deal.

The Nationals sign free agent 1B to a 1-year contract.

The Cubs sign free agent 2B Daniel Descalso to a 2-year deal.

The Royals sign free agent OF Terrance Gore to a 1-year contract.

The Rangers sign free agent P Lance Lynn to a 3-year deal.

19th The Astros sign free agent OF Michael Brantley to a 2-year contract.

The White Sox sign free agent C James McCann to a 1-year deal.

20th The Angels sign free agent P Trevor Cahill to a 1-year contract.

The Padres sign free agent 2B Ian Kinsler to a 2-year deal.

The Mariners sign free agent P Zac Rosscup to a 1-year contract.

21st The Cardinals sign free agent closer Andrew Miller to a 2-year deal worth $25M.

The Rangers trade SS Jurickson Profar to the Athletics for 2B Eli White and future considerations,  and P Emilio Pagan and future considerations to the Rays. The Rays trade pitchers Kyle Bird, Brock Burke and Yoel Espinal to the Rangers, and the Rangers send P Rollie Lacy to the Rays.

The Athletics sign free agent P Joakim Soria to a 2-year contract.

On the other hand. The Giants sign free agent switch-pitcher Pat Venditte to a 1-year deal.

The Rockies sign free agent 2B Daniel Murphy to a 2-year contract.

The Dodgers sign free agent P Joe Kelly to a 3-year pact.

Bryce yourself. In a mega-deal the Dodgers clear some large contracts trading outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, All-star pitcher Alex Wood, C Kyle Farmer and cash to the Reds for pitchers Homer Bailey and blue-chipper Josiah Gray, and another blue-chipper SS Jeter Downs. Bailey (1-14) is immediately given his release. Kemp is due to get $21.5M from LA with Puig and Wood to receive $22M.  Puig will help ease the loss of Billy Hamilton, who chose not the re-sign with the Reds.

The Angels sign free agent Matt Harvey, one time ace of the Mets, to a 1-year deal.

The Rays sign free agent vet Charlie Morton to a 2-year contract.

The Brewers send OF Domingo Santana to the Mariners for OF Ben Game and P Noah Zavolas.

23rd The Cubs sign free agent P Kendall Graveman to a 1-year contract.

24th The Athletics sign free agent P Mike FIers to a 2-year deal.

27th The Nationals sign free agent P Anibal Sanchez to a 2-year contract.

28th The Blue Jays sign veteran pitcher P Matt Shoemaker to a 1-year pact. He was 2-2 last season with the Angels and is 40-32 over six seasons.

29th The Angels sign free agent catcher Jonathan Lucroy, 32, to a 1-year contract worth $3.35 million plus performance bonuses.

30th The Padres trade P Clayton Richard and cash to the Blue Jays for OF Connor Panas.

The Reds sell P Robby Scott to the Diamondbacks.