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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fourth inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series in Houston. Judge agreed to an $8.5 million, one-year contract Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, with the Yankees. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Judge gets $8.5M from Yankees; Paxton $12.5M, Sánchez $5M

Jan. 10, 2020 10:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge agreed to an $8.5 million, one-year contract Friday with the New York Yankees, who also reached a $12.5 million deal with left-hander James Paxton and a $5 million agreement with catcher Gary Sánchez. New York struck deals with all nine players eligible for salary...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits an RBI-double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Boston. Betts has agreed to a $27 million contract with the Red Sox. It is the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Betts' $27M, Bryant's $18.6M skip arbitration with big deals

Jan. 10, 2020 9:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Mookie Betts agreed Friday to a $27 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player, while Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant got an $18.6 million, one-year deal. Cincinnati pitcher Trevor Bauer struck a $17.5 million...

New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole, center, holds a sign he used as a young Yankees fan, as he is introduced as the baseball clubs newest player during a baseball media availability, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 in New York. He is joined by team owner Hal Steinbrenner, left, and his wife, Amy Cole. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Future sign: Cole arrives with old placard of Yankees fealty

Dec. 18, 2019 9:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On his first day in pinstripes, Gerrit Cole admitted to stealing a sign — no, not those signs. Cole affixed his signature to a record $324 million, nine-year contract at 10:45 a.m., walked into a news conference at Yankee Stadium and pulled out the crinkled placard he took to one of...

Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Rendon follows Strasburg, Cole to free agent riches

Dec. 12, 2019 12:11 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Anthony Rendon is joining the Los Angeles Angels, quickly following mega-deals for Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg in a trifecta of nine-figure contracts for agent Scott Boras at a wild winter meetings. With baseball still buzzing over Cole's $324 million, nine-year agreement with the...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros Game 3 starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws on the field at Yankee Stadium in New York, after the team arrived to prepare for the American League Championship Series, against the New York Yankees. Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record $324 million, nine-year deal, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press, late Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Yankees harpoon Cole, Cashman's `white whale,' on 3rd try

Dec. 11, 2019 11:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Meeting with Gerrit Cole and the pitcher's wife for the first time last week at the Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach, Brian Cashman tossed out a literary reference that prompted laughter. "You're my white whale," the New York Yankees general manager told him. "He was someone we...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole talks to the media at Yankee Stadium in New York, on an off day during the American League Championship Series between the Astros and the New York Yankees. The New York Yankees landed the biggest prize of the free agent market, adding Gerrit Cole to their rotation with a record $324 million, nine-year contract on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Cole mine: Gerrit, Yankees strike record $324M, 9-year deal

Dec. 11, 2019 10:52 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gerrit Cole quickly ended Stephen Strasburg's tenure as baseball's highest-paid pitcher. Cole agreed to a $324 million, nine-year contract with the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros Game 3 starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws on the field at Yankee Stadium in New York, after the team arrived to prepare for the American League Championship Series, against the New York Yankees. Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record $324 million, nine-year deal, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press, late Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

AP source: Yanks land ace Cole on record $324M, 9-year deal

Dec. 11, 2019 1:43 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Yankees landed the biggest prize of the free agent market, adding Gerrit Cole to their rotation with a record $324 million, nine-year contract on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the...