MLB Free Agency – How will this deal affect your favourite team?

Ever since their old father departed, the New York Yankees have been neck-and-neck with the Boston Red Sox as baseball’s richest team. Recently they’ve edged ahead – to secure $235m (£160m) in payroll as…

MLB Free Agency - How will this deal affect your favourite team?

Ever since their old father departed, the New York Yankees have been neck-and-neck with the Boston Red Sox as baseball’s richest team.

Recently they’ve edged ahead – to secure $235m (£160m) in payroll as they prepare to host American League East rivals Boston this weekend at Yankee Stadium.

However the Yankees have been linked with a number of big-name players – and we’ll follow the latest news and free-agent deals in this blog.

All Times BST

Thursday April 26

There’s sure to be many of you eagerly awaiting more news, and the latest big-name names that will be joining or departing your favourite MLB team…

Here’s some of the players who are already committed to signing with a Major League Team…

Dodgers: Former Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has agreed to a three-year deal and can earn another $47m with incentives

Padres: Released last year in a bid to save money, pitcher Oliver Perez has re-signed with San Diego on a two-year deal

Marlins: It appears catcher Miguel Olivo will be back with Miami after agreeing to a one-year deal, and the team has also signed reliever Luis Ayala

Giants: It appears pitcher Matt Cain has agreed to a deal with San Francisco worth $40m over four years

Indians: Retired outfielder Austin Kearns agrees a one-year deal with Cleveland that could be worth up to $5m

YANKEES (: The Yankees have brought 30-year-old back for two years. He is expected to take over as the starting first baseman

Thursday April 19

New York Yankees re-sign catcher Francisco Cervelli to a three-year deal

Chicago White Sox: Former Toronto Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle signs a two-year deal worth $24m

Miami Marlins: Right-hander Chris Hatcher signed a one-year deal for $1.5m

Wednesday April 18

Oakland Athletics: Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Gavin Floyd agreed to a one-year deal

Kansas City Royals: Blue Jays utility player Munenori Kawasaki, who spent time in both Seattle and Toronto, agrees to a one-year deal

Chicago White Sox: Pitcher John Danks will miss the season after signing a one-year deal

Tuesday April 17

Baseball player Dwayne “Pearl” Roberts signed a minor-league deal with the Oakland Athletics after failing to make the Tampa Bay Rays

New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli has agreed to a one-year deal with the team

Monday April 16

Chicago White Sox pitcher Edwin Jackson agreed to a one-year deal worth $13m

Seattle Mariners: Free-agent pitcher Phil Hughes will not be returning to the team

LATEST GAMES AND FIXTURES – APRIL 25

Tuesday April 17

Free-agent pitcher Dan Haren agrees one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers

Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks signs a one-year deal

Miami Marlins pitcher Dan Haren has agreed to a one-year deal

Washington Nationals: It appears outfielder Jayson Werth will be returning for two more years

Philadelphia Phillies: Ex-New York Yankees slugger Nick Swisher agrees a one-year deal with the Phillies

Chicago Cubs: The Chicago Cubs and Canadian Jacoby Ellsbury have agreed to a five-year deal

Monday April 16

Los Angeles Dodgers: Los Angeles Dodgers release outfielder Yasiel Puig and will seek to re-sign him later

Monday April 16

San Francisco Giants: Stylised by former strikeout specialist Pat Burrell, free-agent right-hander Ryan Vogelsong signs a one-year deal

Texas Rangers: Right-hander Yu Darvish, the No 4 overall pick in 2011, agrees to a six-year deal, making him the highest-paid Rangers player

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