The Tampa Bay Rays have designated infielder Matt Duffy for assignment and traded pitcher Jose De Leon to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for a player to be named and cash.
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If you could have one thing you really wanted for your favorite team, what would you be willing to give up?
Here's a breakdown on all the winners -- from Rookie of the Year to Cy Young and MVP -- why they won and what it all means.
Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg could end up in the Bronx, while Mookie Betts could end up ... anywhere.
Twins skipper Rocco Baldelli, 38, narrowly beat out the Yankees' Aaron Boone to win the AL Manager of the Year award in his first season on the job.
Tampa Bay Rays general manager Erik Neander has been voted Major League Baseball's Executive of the Year.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Tampa Bay Rays GM Erik Neander was named the Executive of the Year for the 2019 season. The runner-up for the 2019 honor was Brian Cashman of the New York Yankees.
Will late injuries cost Mike Trout and Christian Yelich an MVP? Which Astros pitcher will win the Cy Young? Awards season is here.
Sorry, Detroit: Your team follows in the footsteps of other recent biggest losers. Where did every other club fall?
Rockies star Nolan Arenado won his seventh straight Gold Glove Award on Sunday, moving him into sole possession of fourth place among third basemen. The Diamondbacks had four Gold Glove winners on their team this season.
William Weinbaum ESPN
The 8 finalists for the HoF's 2020 Ford Frick excellence in baseball broadcasting award were announced Friday - Joe Castiglione, Jacques Doucet, Tom Hamilton, Ken Harrelson, Pat Hughes, Ned Martin, Mike Shannon & Dewayne Staats. More than 200 broadcasters were eligible for the award, to be announced Dec. 11 (awarded this & every 3rd year to team-specific announcers — the other 2 years' winners are "national voices" & "broadcast beginnings" historic figures).
After a stunning World Series title, Washington faces some uncertainty this offseason. Will the Nats be No. 1 again or will the Astros or Dodgers take their place?
The Boston Red Sox have hired Tampa Bay Rays executive Chaim Bloom as their chief baseball officer, the team announced Monday.
Chaim Bloom, the Rays' senior vice president of baseball operations, is the favorite to become the Red Sox's next general manager, a source told ESPN.
MLB teams looking to avoid unwanted affiliations, bad venues and poor facilities could be driving the agenda, but how would it work?
On the field and in the stands, how players and others react to MLB's newly juiceless baseballs off the bat tells a story.
The Yankees need Masahiro Tanaka to be a "silent assassin" in tonight's Game 4 against Houston, says ESPN Radio's Chris Singleton, who also discusses New York's inability to drive in runs, how poor weather conditions will impact tonight's game, Joe Maddon's fit with the Angels and more (6:39). Sarah Langs also plays "The Numbers Game" (21:34) and Keith Law talks about some of the game's top prospects and how they'll affect the futures of teams like the Rays, Twins, Rangers and Mariners (29:41).
Who impressed and who didn't? Check out the latest reports on some of the top prospects in baseball, including Astros righty Forrest Whitley.
Now that they're out of October, we review what went wrong and what these teams need to do to remain contenders.
"We didn't finish where we wanted to, but at the same time ... what a fun year," defensive wiz Kevin Kiermaier said.
Another dominant Gerrit Cole playoffs performance has Buster and Karl Ravech comparing the Houston ace to another all-time great (14:32). The guys also discuss Tyler Glasnow's pitch-tipping, X-factors in each championship series, the firing of Gabe Kapler and more. Plus, Rena Banena's "Bleacher Tweets" and some jovial conversations about underage drinking and baseball sitcoms (31:33).
While Rays starter Tyler Glasnow said it was "pretty obvious" he was tipping his pitches Thursday night, both Tampa Bay and Houston said that wasn't what did in the Rays in the ALDS.
Astros ace Gerrit Cole stifled the upstart Rays for the second time during the ALDS and continued his historic run with 10 strikeouts over eight dominant innings Thursday night.