MLB Player News

  • Braves' Chadwick Tromp: Back with Atlanta

    Atlanta re-signed Tromp to a minor-league contract Wednesday.

    Tromp was non-tendered by Atlanta last week but will return to the organization. The 28-year-old catcher has put up a .640 OPS with five home runs over 102 plate appearances at the major-league level. He'll likely begin 2024 at Triple-A Gwinnett.

  • Phillies' Garrett Stubbs: Reaches agreement with Phils

    Stubbs avoided arbitration Friday with the Phillies on a one-year contract.

    Stubbs slashed just .204/.274/.283 over 41 regular-season games in 2023 and drew only one postseason plate appearance, but the backup catcher figures to return to that role behind J.T. Realmuto in 2024.

  • Yan Gomes C | CHC

    Cubs' Yan Gomes: Remaining in Chicago

    The Cubs exercised Gomes' $6 million club option for 2024 on Sunday, Jesse Rogers of reports.

    Gomes has been a steady hand behind the plate for Chicago over the past two years, and he'll be back again for a third season. The 36-year-old had a .723 OPS last year in 116 games following the departure of Willson Contreras, and he'll likely open 2024 as the Cubs' top catcher.

  • Omar Narvaez C | NYM

    Mets' Omar Narvaez: Exercises player option

    Narvaez exercised his $7 million player option for 2024 on Thursday.

    As expected, the 31-year-old will return next season as the backup to young Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez. Narvaez slashed just .211/.283/.297 over 49 games (146 plate appearances) in 2023, but he is a good defender behind the plate and had the player option in hand.

  • Mets' Michael Perez: Loses 40-man spot

    Perez was placed on outright assignment waivers Friday, Anthony DiComo of reports.

    As part of a mass-clearing of the Mets' 40-man roster, Perez will join five other players on the waiver wire. Perez spent most of 2023 in Triple-A, slashing .204/.309/.352 across 270 plate appearances.

  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Batting third in Game 3

    Moreno is batting third in Game 3 of the NLCS on Thursday against the Phillies.

    Moreno has posted an .889 OPS through 25 plate appearances this postseason while holding down the No. 5 spot in the Diamondbacks' lineup. Facing an 0-2 series deficit, Arizona will boost the 23-year-old catcher a bit higher for Game 3 versus the Phillies and left-hander Ranger Suarez. Tommy Pham is hitting fifth Thursday.

  • Luke Maile C | CIN

    Reds' Luke Maile: Re-signs with Cincinnati

    The Reds re-signed Maile to a one-year contract Thursday with a club option for 2025.

    Mark Sheldon of reports that the guaranteed value of the deal is $3.5 million. Maile owns an underwhelming .212/.275/.328 career batting line in 380 major-league games, but the 32-year-old catcher has a solid defensive reputation and will return as an active backup to Tyler Stephenson, who often gets starts in the DH role.

  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Back in lineup for Game 1

    Moreno (wrist) will start at catcher and bat fifth Monday in Game 1 of the Diamondbacks' National League Championship Series matchup with the Phillies, Alex Weiner of reports.

    Moreno exited Arizona's Game 4 and series-clinching win over the Dodgers in the National League Division Series last week after a foul tip caught him on the right hand/wrist. Fortunately for Moreno, X-rays came back negative, and he's ready to go for the NLCS after taking batting practice Sunday without issue. Moreno has popped three home runs and driven in six runs in five contests so far this postseason.

  • Austin Wynns C | COL

    Rockies' Austin Wynns: Removed from 40-man roster

    Wynns cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday.

    The Rockies are doing some cleanup on their 40-man roster and Wynns is one of the casualties. He has the ability to become a free agent if he so chooses rather than accept the minor-league assignment.

  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: X-rays negative

    Moreno said Wednesday that X-rays on his right wrist came back negative, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.

    Moreno was pulled from Game 4 of the NLDS after getting hit in the hand/wrist area on a bunt attempt, but it appears he managed to escape with only a bruise. The 23-year-old backstop will get four days to recover before the D-backs face Atlanta or Philadelphia in the NLCS.

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