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Friday December 21,2018This 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
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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
Jeremy BleichP31.186Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Josh MartinP28.356Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Matt McBrideC33.212Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Gregorio PetitSS-3B34.011Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Allen Craig1B34.156San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Ryan BollingerP27.320San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Tyler HigginsP27.243San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Aderlin Rodriguez3B27.033San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Jacob ScavuzzoOF24.340San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Ariel HernandezP26.294Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Nolan FontanaIF27.198Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Robby ScottRP29.114Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Domingo SantanaRF26.138Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)Traded from Brewers to Mariners for Ben Gamel and Noah Zavolas
Ben GamelRF26.218Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Traded from Mariners with Noah Zavolas to Brewers for Domingo Santana
Noah ZavolasP22.224Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Traded from Mariners with Ben Gamel to Brewers for Domingo Santana
Joakim SoriaRP34.217Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Signed to 2-year contract for 2019-2020 ($15m) [Free Agent]
Cory Spangenberg2B27.280Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2019-2019 ($1.2m) [Free Agent] Split contract with $250k in minors
Andrew MillerRP33.214St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Signed to 2-year contract for 2019-2020 ($25m) [Free Agent] Vesting option for 2021 at $12m
Heath HembreeRP29.342Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2019-2019 ($1.3125m) [Avoids arbitration]
Luke Farrellp27.197Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Joe KellyRP30.195Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Signed to 3-year contract for 2019-2021 ($25m) [Free Agent] 3--8.5--8.5 Option for 2022 at $12m with $4m buyout
Daniel CoulombeP29.056New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Pat VenditteRP33.174San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2019-2019 ($0.585m) [Free Agent]
Jefry Marte3B27.183Signed with Hanshin (Japan)
Parker BridwellRP27.141Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Yankees by Angels
Ryan MeisingerP24.231St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Yasiel PuigRF28.014Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Traded from Dodgers with Matt Kemp, Kyle Farmer and Alex Wood to Reds for Homer Bailey, Josiah Gray and Jeter Downs
Matt KempRF34.089Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Traded from Dodgers with Yasiel Puig, Kyle Farmer and Alex Wood to Reds for Homer Bailey, Josiah Gray and Jeter Downs
Kyle Farmer3B28.126Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Traded from Dodgers with Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Alex Wood to Reds for Homer Bailey, Josiah Gray and Jeter Downs
Alex WoodSP27.343Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Traded from Dodgers with Matt Kemp, Kyle Farmer and Yasiel Puig to Reds for Homer Bailey, Josiah Gray and Jeter Downs
Homer BaileySP32.232Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Traded from Reds with Josiah Gray and Jeter Downs to Dodgers for Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Kyle Farmer and Alex Wood
Josiah GrayP21.000Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Traded from Reds with Homer Bailey and Jeter Downs to Dodgers for Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Kyle Farmer and Alex Wood
Jeter DownsSS20.147Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Traded from Reds with Josiah Gray and Homer Bailey to Dodgers for Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Kyle Farmer and Alex Wood
Jurickson ProfarLF25.304Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Traded from Rangers to Athletics as part of 3-team trade
Emilio PaganP27.228Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Traded from Athletics to Rays as part of 3-team trade involving Jurickson Profar
Rollie LacyP23.157Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Traded from Rangers to Rays as part of 3-team trade involving Jurickson Profar
Eli WhiteSS24.178Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Traded from Athletics to Rangers as part of 3-team trade involving Jurickson Profar
Brock BurkeP22.139Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Traded from Rays to Rangers as part of 3-team trade involving Jurickson Profar
Kyle BirdP25.253Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Traded from Rays to Rangers as part of 3-team trade involving Jurickson Profar
Yoel EspinalP26.044Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Traded from Rays to Rangers as part of 3-team trade involving Jurickson Profar
Charlie MortonSP35.039Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Signed to 2-year contract for 2019-2020 ($30m) [Free Agent] 15--15 Vesting option for 2021 valued between 1m-10m depending on days on DL.
Homer BaileySP32.232Released by Dodgers
Eric Sogard2B32.213Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Signed to Minor League Contract
Ryan WeberP28.131Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Signed to Minor League Contract
Phillips ValdezP27.035Texas RangersNashville (AAA)Signed to Minor League Contract
Rob BrantlyC29.160Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Signed to Minor League Contract
Miguel Del PozoP26.068Texas RangersNashville (AAA)Signed to Minor League Contract
Seth Mejias-Brean1B-3B27.260San Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)Signed to Minor League Contract
Gregor BlancoLF35.009New York MetsSyracuse (AAA)Signed to minor league contract
Dietrich EnnsP27.219San Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)Signed to minor league contract
Jack LeathersichP28.160Texas RangersNashville (AAA)Signed to minor league contract