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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Chicago. Betts and the World Series champion Red Sox agreed to a $20 million, one-year contract on Friday, a $9.5 million raise for an arbitration-eligible player that topped pitcher Max Scherzer’s $8.8 million raise from Detroit in 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Young, File)
January 11, 2019 - 8:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — AL MVP Mookie Betts, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and major league home run champion Khris Davis reached high-priced one-year deals to avoid salary arbitration, while slugger Nolan Arenado and pitchers Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino and Aaron Nola were among 15 players still on...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Russell Martin hits a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game in Chicago. The Los Angeles Dodgers have reacquired catcher Martin in a trade with Toronto, a day after losing free agent Yasmani Grandal to Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 11, 2019 - 8:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's fitting that Russell Martin is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He's pining for a World Series title, too. The Dodgers reacquired Martin in a trade with Toronto on Friday, receiving the veteran catcher in exchange for a couple minor leaguers. Los Angeles has won two...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2018, file photo, Colorado Rockies' DJ LeMahieu bats during a spring baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, in Scottsdale, Ariz. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Gold Glove-winning free agent second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and the Yankees are nearing agreement on a two-year contract, a deal that would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, because no agreement had been announced. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
January 11, 2019 - 8:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gold Glove-winning free-agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees have agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, a deal that would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado. The person...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom delivers the ball to the Atlanta Braves during the second inning of a baseball game in New York. NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a $17 million, one-year contract, a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player from his $7.4 million salary. The deal was agreed to Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, before the pitcher and team were to exchange proposed salaries in arbitration.(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
January 11, 2019 - 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a $17 million, one-year contract, a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player from his $7.4 million salary last year. The Mets reached deals with all six eligible players before Friday's scheduled exchange...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Leonys Martin celebrates his run against the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. Martin feels blessed to be alive after recovering from a life-threatening bacterial infection last summer. He spoke to the media Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, for the first time since the health scare. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)
January 11, 2019 - 3:10 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Leonys Martin feels blessed to be alive after recovering from a life-threatening bacterial infection last summer. The Cleveland Indians outfielder spoke to the media Friday for the first time since the health scare. He thanked the doctors and staff at Cleveland Clinic, where he...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Brian Dozier hits an RBI single during the first inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free-agent second baseman Brian Dozier and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $9 million, one-year contract, subject to the successful completion of a physical exam. The person confirmed the deal on condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, because neither the club nor player had announced anything. (AP Photo/Jae Hong, File)
January 10, 2019 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Dozier found his latest team — and the Washington Nationals found a temporary solution at second base. The free agent infielder and the Nationals agreed to a $9 million, one-year contract, subject to the successful completion of a physical exam, a person familiar with the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal advances to second on an error by Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett during a baseball game in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 9, because the agreement, first reported by The Athletic, was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
January 09, 2019 - 9:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to an $18.25 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the agreement, first reported by The Athletic...
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January 08, 2019 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Spending on Major League Baseball payrolls dropped last season for the first time since 2010, a decline attributable to drug and domestic violence suspensions and a player retiring at midseason. That's according to figures compiled by the commissioner's office and obtained by The...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2016, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki throws out Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game, in Phoenix. Tulowitzki would be happy to have the New York Yankees add Manny Machado to their infield, even if the move costs the 34-year-old shortstop playing time. "Hey, I signed up to be a Yankee because I wanted to play with the best players," Tulowitzki said Monday, "so if Manny is one of those guys, then I think that would be awesome, It would make the team that much stronger." (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
January 07, 2019 - 3:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki would be happy if the New York Yankees add Manny Machado to their infield, even if the move costs the 34-year-old shortstop playing time. "Hey, I signed up to be a Yankee because I wanted to play with the best players," Tulowitzki said during a conference call Monday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Zach Britton delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series in New York. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that reliever Zach Britton and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $39 million, three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 because the agreement was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
January 05, 2019 - 7:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Britton is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing to a $39 million, three-year contract, a deal that could be worth $53 million over four seasons, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night...
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