Athlete contracts

St. Louis Cardinals' newest player Paul Goldschmidt speaks with reporters after his introduction at a baseball news conference, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The six-time All-Star was acquired from Arizona this week and will earn $14.5 million in the final season of a seven-year deal that will pay $46 million, including a $1 million assignment bonus for the trade. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 2:47 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Now that he is with the St. Louis Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond the 2019 season. The six-time All-Star was acquired from Arizona this week and will earn $14.5 million in the final season of a seven-year deal that will pay $46 million, including a $1 million...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 12th inning in Game 3 of the World Series baseball game in Los Angeles. Eovaldi’s marathon relief performance in Game 3 is a moment that will resonate in Red Sox history. Boston rewarded him with a $68 million, four-year contract. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 07, 2018 - 8:43 am
BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi's marathon relief performance in Game 3 of the World Series is a moment that will resonate in Red Sox history. Boston rewarded him with a $68 million, four-year contract. "We're very happy to have Nathan back with us," Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Schoop hits an RBI-double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Milwaukee. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Twins and Schoop are working toward an agreement on a $7.5 million, one-year contract for the free agent second baseman.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
December 06, 2018 - 4:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Second baseman Jonathan Schoop and the Twins agreed to a $7.5 million, one-year contract on Thursday, another step in an offseason remake of Minnesota's infield. Schoop's deal would allow him to earn a $100,000 performance bonus for reaching 600 plate appearances, plus additional...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 file photo Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Phoenix. A person familiar with the deal says All-Star pitcher Patrick Corbin has agreed to a six-year contract with the Washington Nationals, pending a physical exam. The person confirmed the length of the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because nothing had been announced by the team. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, file)
December 04, 2018 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Add Patrick Corbin to the All-Star starting staff the Washington Nationals have assembled. A person familiar with the deal said the left-handed Corbin has agreed to a six-year contract with the Nationals, pending a physical exam. Another person familiar with the terms said the...
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Robinson Cano, left, and Edwin Diaz wear Santa hats as they arrive to participate in the New York Mets annual Kids Holiday Party, at CitiField, in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The Mets acquired eight-time All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano and major league saves leader Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in a seven-player trade Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 04, 2018 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing red Santa's helper hats, Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz got right to work for the New York Mets — as elves, handing out presents to school kids during the team's holiday party at Citi Field. A day after the club added the star second baseman and ace closer, new general manager...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano watches his double against the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The New York Mets have acquired longtime star second baseman Cano and major league saves leader Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in a seven-player trade. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
December 03, 2018 - 2:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have acquired longtime star second baseman Robinson Cano and major league saves leader Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in a seven-player trade. The Mets also are getting $20 million from the rebuilding Mariners in the deal announced Monday. Seattle received...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell fields a ground ball by Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Washington. The Cubs have offered suspended shortstop Russell a 2019 contract while maintaining his future with the team is not uncertain. Russell is serving a 40-game domestic violence suspension following allegations by his ex-wife. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
November 30, 2018 - 8:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton and 2017 All-Stars Avisail Garcia and Jonathan Schoop became free agents Friday when they were among 43 players cut loose by teams that failed to offer 2019 contracts, but the Chicago Cubs hung onto shortstop Addison Russell despite his 40-game...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Yan Gomes watches his home run off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow during the fifth inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. A person familiar with the trade says the Indians are sending All-Star catcher Gomes to Washington for outfielder Daniel Jonson right-hander Jefry Rodriguez. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
November 30, 2018 - 6:38 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians traded one of their big arms — from behind the plate Cleveland, which has discussed moving right-handers Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco in possible trades while restructuring its payroll, dealt All-Star catcher Yan Gomes to the Washington Nationals on...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2017, file photo, Tony Clark, head of the MLB Players Association, stands on the field before the All-Star Futures baseball game in Miami. The Major League Baseball Players Association has extended Clark's contract through 2022, a year past the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement with Major League Baseball. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
November 28, 2018 - 2:59 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Tony Clark's contract as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association was extended through 2022, a year past the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement with MLB. The former All-Star first baseman became executive director after previous...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks at the baseball owners meeting in Atlanta, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul newberry)
November 15, 2018 - 11:45 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball owners have locked down their commissioner and their main broadcast partner, too. Any decisions on speeding up the game and perhaps making it more enjoyable to watch will have to wait. After wrapping up two days of meetings at a hotel next to the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust...
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