From Roy Halladay's durability to Mo-vs.-Edgar matchups, here are key numbers from the on-field feats of Cooperstown's new cadre.
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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The baseball writers have elected a stellar class of 2019 to the Hall of Fame: the greatest closer of all time, the greatest DH of all time, the best pitcher of the 2000s and the most underrated starter of the past 25 years. Welcome to Cooperstown, Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez, Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina. And Rivera goes in with an exclamation point: the first unanimous selection by the BBWAA.
Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez, Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina were voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Rivera became the first played every voted unanimously into the Hall.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Edgar Martínez on fellow HOFer Mariano Rivera: "Mo is one of the greatest pitchers of all time, and he is the greatest closer of all time. It was always a challenge to face him, but I enjoyed the competition, and I like to think he did, too. It is very special for me to be able to share this day and this honor with him. Especially since, not only was he a great pitcher, but he did terrific work in his communities." (Via Yankees PR)
Liberating the veteran from his struggles in Yankee Stadium is Cincinnati's latest move to try returning to relevance in the NL Central.
Longtime Yankees pitcher Mel Stottlemyre, who went on to a distinguished career as a pitching coach with both New York teams, has died at age 77.
Roenis Elias and the Seattle Mariners have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract for $910,000.
Right-hander Cory Gearrin agreed to a $1.4 million, one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners and infielder Tim Beckham struck a $1.75 million, one-year deal.
The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a deal with free-agent right-hander David Phelps, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Thursday night.
Former No. 2 overall pick Dustin Ackley is returning to the Seattle Mariners on a minor league deal after spending the past two seasons in the minors with the Los Angeles Angels, according to a person familiar with the deal.
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The Mariners on Wednesday announced the signing of Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi. The contract guarantees Kikuchi four years and $56 million, sources told ESPN.
The Seattle Mariners say they fired high-performance director Lorena Martin this season in part because she created a hostile work environment and ignored recommended treatments for injured players issued by team doctors.
Nelson Cruz, whose 203 home runs over the past five seasons are the most in baseball, has reached a one-year deal with the Twins, a source confirmed to ESPN.
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The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Domingo Santana from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in exchange for outfielder Ben Gamel and minor-league pitcher Noah Zavalos.
A wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by the Seattle Mariners' former high-performance director alleges she went to team owners John Stanton and Buck Ferguson and CEO Kevin Mather as far back as March to complain about alleged discriminatory treatment.
Left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup and the Seattle Mariners agreed to a one-year contract that pays $610,000 in the major leagues and $140,000 in the minors, adding depth to the team's overhauled bullpen.
Seattle announced a new 25-year naming rights deal on Wednesday, so the Mariners will play at T-Mobile Park beginning next year.