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Manfred: Nearly 60 interviewed in Astros probe

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday that nearly 60 witnesses have been interviewed in the ongoing investigation into sign-stealing allegations regarding the Houston Astros. Manfred wouldn't predict how long the investigation will last.

Manfred details ongoing Astros investigation (1:27)

BBTN: Reaction To Gerrit Cole's Record Contract

Nine years. $324 million. Karl Ravech reacts to Gerrit Cole's record deal with the Yankees, its impact on the AL East and how the signing makes the Yankees the biggest World Series favorite in years. Then, New York Post's Joel Sherman on what Cole's decision ultimately came down to (19:15) and ESPN's Marly Rivera with a story on the moment she found out about the signing (37:23). And, SNY's Steve Gelbs with the latest on the Mets and how MLB's investigation into the Astros will impact new manager Carlos Beltran (37:23).

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Sources: Cole to join Yankees for 9 years, $324M

Gerrit Cole and the Yankees have agreed to a nine-year, $324 million contract that surpasses the deal Stephen Strasburg finalized with the Nats for most total money and annual average salary for a pitcher, sources told ESPN.

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Hinch deflects, Roberts candid on sign-stealing

Although Astros manager AJ Hinch told reporters that he could not comment on the sign-stealing scandal, the Dodgers' Dave Roberts offered some thoughts, including the fact that his team was wary of whether the Astros were working for an extra edge.

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Astros trade OF Marinsick to Mets for 2 prospects

Jake Marisnick, an outfield defensive replacement who hit .233 with 10 home runs and 34 RBIs for the Astros last season, has been traded to the Mets for prospects Blake Taylor and Kenedy Corona.


BBTN: Where Will The Top Free Agents Land?

With the MLB Hot Stove already cookin', Buster and Bob Nightengale discuss possible landing spots for the biggest names left in free agency. Plus, a special offseason "Hembo Knows" (22:13) and some Bleacher Tweets with a Texas twist (33:21).

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Reports: Yanks set meetings with Cole, Strasburg

Yankees officials were set to meet with top free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in California on Tuesday, and are expected to meet with Stephen Strasburg on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

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Biagini agrees to deal with Astros, who cut Sanchez

Reliever Joe Biagini agreed Monday to a $1 million, one-year deal with the AL champion Houston Astros, who declined to offer a contract to starter Aaron Sanchez and allowed the former All-Star to become a free agent.

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Astros begin catching overhaul, sign Garneau

With Robinson Chirinos and Martín Maldonado off to free agency, the Houston Astros began an offseason catching rebuild, signing Dustin Garneau as a backup.

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Sources: MLB querying players on Astros' actions

Major League Baseball officials investigating whether the Astros have cheated the past three seasons by electronically stealing signs have been speaking with players associated with the team about alleged techniques, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

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MLB widens Astros investigation to last 3 seasons

Commissioner Rob Manfred said the MLB will investigate the Astros for alleged sign stealing "as thoroughly as humanly possible," and the investigation will encompass 2017 through 2019.

Only 2 unanimous All-MLB players (0:47)
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Astros owner won't comment on cheating inquiry

Astros owner Jim Crane, when asked to comment on MLB's investigation into sign stealing, said he'd only talk about baseball and declined comment on the probe.


ESPN Daily: MLB Wrangles With The Astros' Sign-Stealing Scandal

Major League Baseball has promised a thorough investigation into the Astros' stealing of pitching signs during their 2017 championship run, using a live video feed and...trash cans. At the owners meetings, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said there is no reason to expand the case to other teams at this time. But the scandal has raised big questions, and could change the game itself. ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan explores tough decisions for the league going forward.

Passan: Sign-stealing investigation still has a lot to unpack (1:04)

BBTN: Tim Kurkjian And Mark Teixeira On How The MLB Should Punish The Houston Astros

Just weeks after losing the World Series, the Astros find themselves in trouble again. Mark Teixeira tells Buster how he thinks Rob Manfred should handle the situation and if he was surprised when this story first surfaced last week (28:10). But before that, Tim Kurkjian and Buster talk about Derek Jeter and if his career warrants a unanimous Hall of Fame selection (5:53). Plus, will this be the year that Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens get in?

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Manfred hints at severe penalties if Astros guilty

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said penalties for sign-stealing could be "broader" than just a fine and the docking of draft picks, and that he wants the investigation to be done "before we start playing baseball again."

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Gurriel agrees to $8.3M, 1-year deal with Astros

Yuli Gurriel has agreed to a new deal with the Astros that gives him a $300,000 raise from his scheduled salary for next season and preserves his free-agency eligibility after the 2020 campaign.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.663rd
Quality Starts891st
Batting Average.2741st
On Base Percentage.3521st
Slugging Percentage.4951st