Rivera, the closer who helped the Yankees win five World Series, is the first player to be elected unanimously. Joining him in election: Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina.
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The deal comes less than two years after the Yankees acquired Gray from Oakland in hopes that he would bolster their rotation.
Rivera showed him how he gripped a cutter, and Halladay always kept a ball with that grip traced on it. Both pitchers are sure to be inducted in Cooperstown this year.
Ottavino, a 33-year-old from Brooklyn, joins Zach Britton, Dellin Betances and Chad Green as overpowering setup men for closer Aroldis Chapman.
The most interesting question about the Baseball Hall of Fame’s next class of inductees is whether the Yankees closer will be the first unanimous selection.
Stottlemyre was an anchor for the pitching staff during the late 1960s and early ’70s. He was later the pitching coach for Yankees and Mets teams that won the World Series.
The White Sox have added two of Machado’s closest friends this off-season, but can personal relationships trump the prospect of more wins, and more cash?
The switch-hitter can play three positions and is coming off a season in which he set a new career-high with 23 home runs.
Wright, 36, who announced his retirement in September, will be a special adviser to chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.
Britton, who came to the Yankees in a trade from the Baltimore Orioles last summer, will be guaranteed $39 million under the contract, which is pending a medical examination.
General Manager Brian Cashman said that the team’s plan would be for Tulowitzki to play shortstop until Didi Gregorius’s return and that the Yankees were still interested in Machado.
Leo Mazzone, who coached one of the greatest rotations ever, says baseball is ruining pitchers with strict pitch counts and innings limits. Someone like Noah Syndergaard might want to listen.
Robertson, a top reliever, worked without an agent in his free-agent negotiations and left the Yankees for a two-year, $23 million deal.
The Yankees need a shortstop to replace the injured Didi Gregorius for several months, and Tulowitzki needs a place to resurrect his career.
An exodus to Major League Baseball and other countries’ leagues has depleted the ranks of strong players, as Cuba and M.L.B. strike a deal to regulate trades.
Beyond spectacular achievement, these athletes managed to alter how others viewed or played their sports.
One of the many stumpers: Who are the only three pitchers to throw a no-hitter and lead a league in saves at some point in their careers?
After re-signing Happ to bolster the starting rotation, General Manager Brian Cashman will turn his attention to the bullpen and the middle infield.
An agreement involving M.L.B. would allow many Cubans to play in the United States without defecting, but the Trump administration threatened to scuttle the plan.
Davis, the first girl to pitch a shutout at the Little League World Series, said she would play softball next year at Hampton, partly influenced by her appreciation for black history.