The Tampa Bay Rays and the city of St. Petersburg have cut-off negotiations on a split-city proposal in which the Rays would play part of their season in St. Petersburg and part in another city. The Rays have a lease for their current stadium that runs through 2027. When that lease runs out they can sign another lease in St. Petersburg or move to another city. The Rays declined an offer to renew a prior agreement that allowed the team to look for a new stadium site elsewhere in Tampa.
The Chiefs designated DT Xavier Williams to return from injured reserve. The Chiefs have three weeks to return to the roster or go on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.
Recently fired Missouri head coach Barry Odom is reportedly expected to be named defensive coordinator at Virginia Tech.
The Atlanta Braves signed LHP Cole Hamels to a one-year, $18 million.
The Los Angeles Angels reached an agreement with the city of Anaheim to remain in the city until at least 2050. Angels owner Arte Moreno is buying the land at and around the stadium from the city.
The Los Angeles Angels acquired RHP Dylan Bundy from the Baltimore Orioles for four pitchers.
The Philadelphia Phillies reached an agreement with RHP Zack Wheeler on a five-year, $100 million contract.