After all the heat off the diamond, we've finally got action on it -- along with a look at a key issue each team will sort out on the field.
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Kenta Maeda is openly wondering whether the Astros' sign stealing affected the performance of teammate Yu Darvish during the Dodgers' 2017 World Series loss to Houston.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to pay Kenta Maeda's $1 million assignment bonus as part of their trade of the pitcher to the Minnesota Twins.
The acquisition of Kenta Maeda took the Twins longer than they anticipated, but the team believes the trade that was made to get him will be well worth the wait and the price.
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Marwin Gonzalez, a member of the 2017 Astros team implicated in a sign-stealing scandal that has rocked baseball, expressed his remorse for that team's actions Tuesday.
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The Betts blockbuster finally is settled. What got the deal done? And did Boston fare better in the end?
In a separate deal from the Mookie Betts trade, the Dodgers are sending Kenta Maeda and cash to the Twins for Brusdar Graterol and the 67th pick, according to a source.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
After about a week of deliberation, the only real difference for the Dodgers is they swapped a couple of lower-level prospects, SS Jeter Downs and C Connor Wong, for someone in Brusdar Graterol who might help their bullpen immediately. Most importantly: They still got Mookie Betts and David Price.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
The Twins have not backed out of the initial three-team trade that would send Mookie Betts from the Red Sox to the Dodgers, I'm told. They are willing to renegotiate and attempt to work through it, though whether it ultimately gets figured out is uncertain. All sides want a resolution by reporting date.
MLBPA chief Tony Clark says "the proposed trades between the Dodgers, Red Sox, Twins, and Angels need to be resolved without further delay."
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Kendrys Morales talked to me about his decision to retire after a 13-year MLB career: “It was a hard decision but everything in life must come to an end. I spent many years, starting in Cuba, playing baseball and lost a lot of time with my family. That's one of the reasons why I made the decision to retire, to make up for lost time. Baseball has also changed, and maybe veteran players like me are not valued, so it's the best time for this decision. It's the right decision for me and my family.”
The Minnesota Twins beat pitcher Jose Berrios in salary arbitration giving teams a 2-0 record in hearings this year. Berrios will be paid $4,025,000 rather than his request for $4.4 million.
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The trade that would send Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers has been held up by Boston's concerns over the medical exam of pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Trading MLB's second-best player sounds absurd, but the Mookie Betts deal may sustain years of contention for Boston.
It's official: Mookie Betts and David Price are off to Los Angeles. Buster Olney gives his thoughts on the trade with the help of Tim Kurkjian (6:23), along with conversation on the move from the perspective of the Twins and Angels, the Mets sale, if the Astros understand how they'll be treated on the road, and why Tim thinks Pete Rose's latest attempt to be reinstated won't go anywhere. Later, Paul Hembekides stops by to sort through season win totals (25:12) and the guys close with #BleacherTweets (35:01).
The Twins and Tigers will play a spring training game on March 7 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It will be MLB's first game in the country since 2000.