Rather than test the market by opting out of his contract with the Yankees and giving up $30 million over the next two years, Aroldis Chapman amended his deal this month by adding an additional season and $18 million in guaranteed money.
Had Odorizzi not signed the one-year deal, he would have been free to sign with any team as a free agent, while the Twins would have received draft pick compensation.
There aren't any surprises in that list, as there wasn't doubt that Bumgarner, Cole, Donaldson, Rendon, Strasburg, and Wheeler would forego the one-year offer in search of a much richer, multi-year commitment.
Odorizzi pitched very well in the middle of Minnesota's rotation with a 3.51 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and a career-high 178 strikeouts in 159 innings.
'Bama QB Tua Tagovailoa carted off field
We've got to do some MRIs and some things, but it's a hip injury and that's probably something that could be serious. A large Mississippi State banner was placed in front of the ambulance's doors to give Tagovailoa some privacy.
Another successful Falcon 9 launch from the Cape
Although this wasn't a ideal liftoff, there were some issues relating to one of the satellites moving beyond 280 Km high orbit. SpaceX flagship rocket , Falcon 9 , was used to deliver these compact flat-panel satellites.
Big 12 slate has potential title game preview with Baylor-OU
As inconsistent as Baylor's offense has been, I think they'll be able to exploit Oklahoma's weakness in allowing big plays. ET on ABC. "You look at this game here, as a team, we definitely put ourselves in a disgusting situation", Hurts said.
Abreu, who made his third All-Star team in six seasons with the White Sox, led the AL with 123 RBIs last season while batting.284 with 33 home runs.
Relievers have found the free-agent market less lucrative than starters.
Despite the qualifying offer getting accepted, the White Sox and Abreu plan to continue working toward a two- or three-year contract, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports. The first baseman/designated hitter, who will turn 33 in January, showed he can still catch up to fastballs as he ranked among the leaders in overall exit velocity, but he struggled with breaking pitches and rarely walks.
The 30-year-old Smith went 6-0 with a 2.76 ERA and a career-best 34 saves for the San Francisco Giants this past season.
Smith is Atlanta's fourth free-agent signing of the offseason but the first to change teams.