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Tuesday December 18,2018This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

2018 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
Games -- Standings -- Transactions

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Games on 2018-12-18

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Standings at end of 2018 season.

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RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox16210854.667--87664722957-2451-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Alex CoraDave DombrowskiFenway Park000
233New York Yankees16210062.6178.085166918253-2847-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Aaron BooneBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II000
3610Tampa Bay Rays1629072.55618.07166467051-3039-42W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field000
41021Toronto Blue Jays1627389.45135.0709832-12340-4133-48L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss AtkinsRogers Centre000
51530Baltimore Orioles16247115.29061.0622892-27028-5319-62W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards000
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
158Cleveland Indians1629171.562--81864817049-3242-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike ChernoffProgressive Field000
2919Minnesota Twins1627884.48113.0738775-3749-3229-52W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorRob AntonyTarget Field000
31226Detroit Tigers1626498.39527.0630796-16638-4326-55L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireAlberto AvilaComerica Park000
41328Chicago White Sox16262100.38329.0656848-19230-5132-49L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Rick RenteriaRick HahnGuaranteed Rate Field000
51429Kansas City Royals16258104.35833.0638833-19532-4926-55L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Houston Astros16210359.636--79753426346-3557-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D AJ HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park000
244Oakland Athletics1629765.5996.081367413950-3147-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid ForstOakland-Alameda County Coliseum000
3712Seattle Mariners1628973.54914.0677711-3445-3644-37W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry DipotoSafeco Field000
4817Los Angeles Angels1628082.49423.0721722-142-3938-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly EpplerAngel Stadium of Anaheim000
51124Texas Rangers1626795.41436.0737848-11134-4733-48L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsGlobe Life Park in Arlington000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Atlanta Braves1629072.556--75965710243-3847-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerAlex AnthopoulosSunTrust Park000
2815Washington Nationals1628280.5068.07716828941-4041-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave MartinezMichael RizzoNationals Park000
31018Philadelphia Phillies1628082.49410.0677728-5149-3231-50W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe KaplerMatt KlentakCitizens Bank Park000
41120New York Mets1627785.47513.0676707-3137-4440-41W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mickey CallawaySandy AldersonCiti field000
51527Miami Marlins1616398.39126.5589809-22038-4325-55L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael HillMarlins Park000
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
115Milwaukee Brewers1639667.589--7546599551-3045-37W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid StearnsMiller Park000
226Chicago Cubs1639568.5831.076164511651-3144-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field000
3613St. Louis Cardinals1628874.5437.57596916843-3845-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike ShildtMike GirschBusch Stadium III000
4714Pittsburgh Pirates1618279.50913.0692693-144-3638-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park000
51323Cincinnati Reds1626795.41428.5696819-12337-4430-51L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanDick WilliamsGreat American Ballpark000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Los Angeles Dodgers1639271.564--80461019445-3747-34W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium000
249Colorado Rockies1639172.5581.07807453547-3444-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJeff BridichCoors Field000
3916Arizona Diamondbacks1628280.5069.56936444940-4142-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Torey LovulloMike HazenChase Field000
41222San Francisco Giants1627389.45118.5603699-9642-3931-50L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park000
51425San Diego Padres1626696.40725.5617767-15031-5035-46W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenAJ PrellerPetco Park000

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Zach PutnamRP31.168Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Terrance GoreOF27.193Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2019-2019 ($0.65m) Split contract
Rosell HerreraRF26.063Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Zach LeeP27.096New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
DJ Peterson1B-3B26.353Released by Reds
Steven BaronC28.011Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Chris DulaP26.134Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Matt HarveySP29.266Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2019-2019 ($11m) [Free Agent]
Daniel Descalso1B32.060Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Signed to 2-year contract for 2019-2020 ($5m) [Free Agent] 1.5--2.5 with club option for 2021 at $3.5m with $1m buyout
Matt BushRP32.313Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Zac CurtisRP26.167Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Tim DillardP35.152Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Chase D'ArnaudSS31.331Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Jordan LylesRP28.060Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2019-2019 ($2.05m) [Free Agent]
Parker BridwellRP27.138New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Andruw MonasterioSS21.202Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Traded from Nationals to Indians to complete Yan Gomes trade
Rex BrothersP31.000New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Jason AdamRP27.136Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Samir Duenez1B22.190Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Michael BrantleyLF31.217Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Signed to 2-year contract for 2019-2020 ($32m) [Free Agent]
Lance LynnSP31.220Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Signed to 3-year contract for 2019-2021 ($30m) [Free Agent] 8--10--8 with $4m signing bonus
J.A. HappSP36.060New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Signed to 2-year contract for 2019-2020 ($34m) [Free Agent] Vesting option for 2021 at $17m
Erasmo RamirezP28.230Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Phil Gosselin2B30.076Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Signed to minor league contract
Matt Adams1B30.109Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2019-2019 ($3m) [Free agent]
Brett AustinC26.024Released by White Sox
Bubba StarlingOF26.137Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)Signed to Minor League Contract
Chris RiveraP21.337Released by Cardinals
Joe FreidayC22.336Released by Cardinals