2019 March

1st The Padres sign free agent P Adam Warren to a 1-year contract.

2nd The Phillies sign free agent OF Bryce Harper to a 13-year contract.

3rd The Twins trade OF Zack Granite two the Rangers for P Xavier Moore and cash.

5th The Blue Jays sign free agent P Clay Buchholz to a 1-year deal.

8th The Blue Jays trade OF Dwight Smith Jr. to the Orioles for Future Considerations.

9th The Giants trade C Cameron Rupp to the Tigers for cash.

11th With their regular catcher Salvador Perez  injured, the Royals sign free agent backstop Martin Maldanado to a one-year contract for $2.5M. Maldanado is a light hitter but has a rocket arm.

The Diamondbacks sign free agent OF Adam Jones to a 1-year deal.

14th The Nationals sign free agent P Tony Sipp to a 1-year contract.

20th The Mariners open the 2019 MLB season with a 9-7 win over the Athletics at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. Five homers are hit in the game, with Domingo Santana’s grand slam giving Seattle a lead it never relinquishes. Ichiro Suzuki became the second-oldest position player to start a Major League season opener.  Atlanta’s Julio Franco was 78 days older when he did so in 2004. Ichiro goes hitless in the 2-game series and promptly retires as a Mariner, the team he began his MLB with.

The Angels and Mike Trout finalize a record-setting 12-year contract for a reported $426.5 million.

21st The Mariners edge the Athletics, 5-4, in 12 innings to sweep their 2-game season-opening series in Tokyo. Rookie P Yusei Kikuchi becomes the first Japanese player to begin his MLB career in his home country.

23rd The Rockies trade OF Mike Tauchman to the Yankees for P Phillip Diehl.

The Giants trade OF John Andreoli and cash to the Twins for OF Michael Reed.

24th The Brewers send C Erik Kratz to the Giants in exchange for SS C.J. Hinojosa

The Indians sign free agent IF Brad Miller to a 1-year deal

The Giants trade OF Matt Joyce to the Braves for cash.

The Brewers sign free agent P Alex Wilson to a 1-year contract.

The Cubs sign free agent P Tim Collins to a 1-year deal.

25th The Blue Jays sign free agent P Daniel Hudson to a 1-year deal.

26th The Angels and Giants trade pitchers with William Jerez going to the Giants for Chris Stratton.

27th The Athletics acquire DH Kendrys Morales and cash from the Blue Jays in exchange for minor league 3B Jesus Lopez and international slot money.

28th The Mets shut out the Nationals, 2-0, as Jacob deGrom defeats Max Scherzer on Opening Day. The two aces make history by becoming the first pair of starters in NL history to each reach double-digits in strikeouts on Opening Day. Dave McNally and Sam McDowell performed the feat in the AL in 1970. The game was deGrom’s 30th consecutive start allowing 3 runs or fewer to set a new ML record.

The Dodgers rout the Diamondbacks, 12-5. LA hits 8 HRs in the game to set an ML record for homers in an Opening Day contest, and fall one shy of the NL record for a single game.

The Padres shut out the Giants, 2-0. SD rookie SS Fernando Tatis Jr. gets a pair of hits in his ML debut, becoming the youngest player to do so in an Opening day game since Robin Yount in 1975.

29th The Cardinals defeat the Brewers, 9-5, as Paul Goldschmidt hits 3 HRs in his second game in a St. Louis uniform. He is the first player in ML history to accomplish the feat in one of his first 2 games with a team.

The Giants send C Tom Murphy to the Mariners for P Jesus Ozoria.

30th The Pirates sell P Aaron Sloggers to the Rays.

The Brewers defeat the Cardinals, 4-2. Josh Hader closes out the game for Milwaukee with an immaculate inning, striking out all 3 batters on 9 pitches.

The Indians edge the Twins, 2-1, as Jose Berrios strikes out 10 batters for Minnesota. With Jake Odorizzi having fanned 11 in the team’s previous game, the Twins become only the second team since 1893 to have hurlers record double figures in strikeouts in each of its first 2 games of the season. Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling accomplished the feat for the Diamondbacks in 2001.

31st The Brewers edge the Cardinals, 5-4. Christian Yelich hits a HR win his 4th consecutive game, matching the ML record for homering in the most consecutive games to start a season.

The Tigers beat the Blue Jays, 4-3, in 11 innings.  Elvis Luciano makes his ML debut for Toronto and becomes the first player born in the 2000s to appear in an ML game. Jeimer Candelario goes 5-for-6 for Detroit, including a double.

30th The Pirates trade P Aaron Sloggers to the Rays for cash.

The Brewers defeat the Cardinals, 4-2. Josh Hader closes out the game for Milwaukee with an immaculate inning, striking out all 3 batters on 9 pitches.

The Indians edge the Twins, 2-1, as Jose Berrios strikes out 10 batters for Minnesota. With Jake Odorizzi having fanned 11 in the team’s previous game, the Twins become only the second team since 1893 to have hurlers record double figures in strikeouts in each of its first 2 games of the season. Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling accomplished the feat for the Diamondbacks in 2001.

31st The Brewers edge the Cardinals, 5-4. Christian Yelich hits a HR in his 4th consecutive game, matching the ML record for homering in the most consecutive games to start a season.

The Tigers beat the Blue Jays, 4-3, in 11 innings.  Elvis Luciano makes his ML debut for Toronto and becomes the first player born in the 2000s to appear in an ML game. Jeimer Candelario goes 5-for-6 for Detroit, including a double.