MLB free agency tracker: Latest 2023 offseason trades, moves

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The 2023-24 MLB hot stove is upon us. All eyes are on the top free agent, two-way star Shohei Ohtani, who many predict will become the first $500 million player in North American professional sports history.

Which teams will go all-in to contend for a 2024 World Series title? Where will other top free agents, such as Cody Bellinger and Blake Snell, land? Who will make the trades that has everyone buzzing?

Below is a running list of notable transactions and updates from throughout the MLB offseason.

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Notable MLB offseason transactions

Nov. 30

Reds bolster rotation with Martinez deal

Right-hander Nick Martinez and the Cincinnati Reds agreed on a two-year, $26 million contract that includes an opt-out after the first season, sources told ESPN. Story »

Nov. 29

Severino joins Mets on one-year deal

Right-hander Luis Severino and the New York Mets on Wednesday agreed to a one-year, $13 million contract, sources told ESPN, sending the longtime Yankee to a Mets team that plans to spend its winter upgrading a depleted rotation. Story » | Grade »

Royals add utilityman Hampson

Speedy utilityman Garrett Hampson and the Kansas City Royals agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract, the team announced. Story »

Nov. 27

Cards add Gray to reshuffled rotation

The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a deal with free agent pitcher Sonny Gray, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Gray, 34, joins a revamped Cardinals rotation that also includes recent free-agent additions Lance Lynn and Kyle Gibson. Story » | Grade »

Heyward remains with Dodgers

Outfielder Jason Heyward is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a one-year deal for $9 million, sources told ESPN. Story »

Nov. 26

Tigers sign Maeda to two-year deal

Right-hander Kenta Maeda and the Detroit Tigers are in agreement on a two-year, $24 million contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Detroit has been all over mid-tier pitching, and the 35-year-old Maeda stays in the American League Central. Story » | Grade »

Nov. 22

Mariners trade 3B to D-backs

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquire third baseman Eugenio Suarez from the Seattle Mariners, with the latter getting reliever Carlos Vargas and catcher Seby Zavala, sources tell ESPN. Story » | Grade »

Nov. 21

Gibson headed to St. Louis

Kyle Gibson is in agreement with the St. Louis Cardinals on a one year, $12 million deal with a team option, sources tell ESPN. Story »

Nov. 20

Cards reunite with Lynn

Right-hander Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed on a one-year contract with a club option that guarantees $10 million and reunites the 36-year-old with the team that drafted him a decade and a half ago, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN. Story » | Grade »

Braves land Lopez

The Atlanta Braves added another reliever to their bullpen by agreeing to $30 million, three-year contract with right-hander Reynaldo Lopez. Story » | Grade »

Nov. 19

Phillies re-sign Nola

Right-hander Aaron Nola and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a seven-year, $172 million contract, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN on Sunday. Story » | Grade »

Nov. 17

Brewers acquire OF from Yankees

The Milwaukee Brewers acquired outfielder Jake Bauers from the New York Yankees for minor league outfielders Jace Avina and Brian Sanchez, Jeff Passan reports. Story »

Negotiating window for Yamamoto to begin soon

Pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto is expected to be posted Monday, a source tells ESPN's Buster Olney. That means the 45-day negotiating window for MLB teams will start Tuesday. Story »

Nov. 16

Braves, White Sox make pitcher swap

The Atlanta Braves receive left-handed reliever Aaron Bummer, under club control through 2026, while the Chicago White Sox get right-handed starter Mike Soroka, left-handed starter Jared Shuster, shortstop Braden Shewmake, infielder Nicky Lopez and right-handed starter Riley Gowens. Story »

Nov. 6

Braves bring back RHP Charlie Morton

Atlanta is exercising its $20 million option on the right-handed starter, sources tell ESPN, despite significant discussion within the organization about declining it. Story »

Key MLB offseason dates

Dec. 4-7: Winter meetings in Nashville, Tennessee

Dec. 6: Rule 5 draft

Jan. 12: Deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to submit salary figures

Jan. 29: Arbitration hearings begin

Feb. 22: 2024 spring training games begin