MLB Player News

  • Mets' Tyler Heineman: Nabbed off waivers by Mets

    The Mets claimed Heineman off waivers from the Blue Jays on Friday, Anthony DiComo of reports.

    Heineman is a career .218/.297/.282 hitter over parts of four big-league seasons. With Francisco Alvarez and Omar Narvaez back in 2024, the 32-year-old Heineman would appear pegged for Triple-A Syracuse to begin next season.

  • Seby Zavala C | ARI

    Mariners' Seby Zavala: Headed to Seattle

    The Mariners acquired Zavala from the Diamondbacks on Wednesday along with Carlos Vargas in exchange for Eugenio Suarez, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

    Zavala was a waiver claim by the Diamondbacks in September but made just four starts during his three and a half weeks with the team. The 30-year-old catcher has a career .622 OPS over parts of four major-league seasons spent mostly with the White Sox. He could open 2024 as Cal Raleigh's backup.

  • 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.

  • Chadwick Tromp: Hits open market

    Tromp was non-tendered by Atlanta on Friday, reports.

    With Sean Murphy and Travis d'Arnaud already on the depth chart, Atlanta doesn't need to carry a third catcher on the 40-man roster during the offseason. Tromp has a 31:1 K:BB in 102 MLB plate appearances and was below league average (84 wRC+) at Triple-A last season as a 28-year-old.

  • Jacob Stallings: Miami cuts ties

    Stallings was non-tendered by the Marlins on Friday, making him a free agent.

    Stallings was a regular presence at catcher for Miami between 2022-23 and drew high praise for his defense, but he slashed just .210/.287/.290 over 660 plate appearances during that two-year stretch. The 33-year-old will probably have to accept a backup job somewhere for the 2024 season.

  • Austin Nola C | SD

    Austin Nola: Non-tendered by San Diego

    Nola was non-tendered by the Padres on Friday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Nola moves into free agency after slashing just .146/.260/.192 with one home run over 52 major-league games (154 plate appearances) for San Diego in 2023. The 33-year-old will try to latch on somewhere else this winter as a No. 2 or No. 3 option behind the plate.

  • Andrew Knizner: Non-tendered by Cardinals

    Knizner became a free agent Friday after being non-tendered by the Cardinals.

    Knizner had been projected to earn about $2 million in 2024 via salary arbitration and St. Louis deemed that too high of a price for a backup catcher. The 28-year-old has a career .216/.290/.331 slash line in 255 games at the major-league level, though he showed improvement at the plate in 2023.

  • Cam Gallagher: Becomes free agent

    Gallagher elected free agency Friday.

    The Guardians DFA'd Gallagher on Monday after he put up an .322 OPS over 149 plate appearances, and the 30-year-old backstop will now look to latch on with another team. Given his performance in 2023 and underwhelming MLB track record, it's unlikely Gallagher will be offered more than a minor-league deal.

  • Rays' Alex Jackson: Re-signs with Rays

    The Rays re-signed Jackson (shoulder) to a minor-league contract Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The deal presumably includes an invitation to spring training. Jackson hit four homers in 14 games with Triple-A Durham this season after being acquired from the Brewers but missed the last several weeks of the season with a right shoulder injury. If healthy, he gives the Rays an option to pair with Rene Pinto at catcher.

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