Tigers Sign Ivan Nova

Tigers Sign Ivan Nova The Tigers announced that they have signed righty Ivan Nova. It’s a one-year deal with a $1.5MM guarantee and as-yet-unknown incentives, per MLB.com’s Jason Beck (via Twitter) and Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). To create roster space, lefty Matt Hall was designated for assignment. More to come … Source:…

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Mets’ Carlos Beltran avoids discipline in Astros cheating scandal

Mets’ Carlos Beltran avoids discipline in Astros cheating scandal Major League Baseball’s punishment in the Astros cheating scandal was harsh, but Carlos Beltran came away unscathed. Despite being the only 2017 or 2018 Astros player named in MLB’s report, the Mets manager is not being disciplined as part of Houston’s sign-stealing scheme. The league’s report…

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Astros cheating: A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow fired after MLB’s huge punishment

Astros cheating: A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow fired after MLB’s huge punishment Astros owner Jim Crane went “above and beyond” MLB’s discipline of GM Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch, firing both men after MLB suspended them for the 2020 season over Houston’s sign-stealing scandal. “We accept (MLB’s) decisions and findings and penalties,” Crane said at…

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Athletics Acquire Tony Kemp

Athletics Acquire Tony Kemp 2:20pm: The Athletics announced that Kemp has been acquired in exchange for minor league infielder Alfonso Rivas. Oakland’s 40-man roster is now up to 38 players. 1:55pm: The Athletics have acquired infielder/outfielder Tony Kemp in a trade with the Cubs, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter links). He’s just…

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