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Strasburg, Nationals reach record $245M, 7-year deal

Dec. 9, 2019 9:46 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stephen Strasburg returned to the Washington Nationals with a record contract on the first day of the winter meetings, a deal that puts fellow free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in position for an even larger payday. Washington and the World Series MVP agreed to a $245 million, seven-year...

Union exec Marvin Miller, Simmons elected to Hall of Fame

Dec. 9, 2019 8:45 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons. After...

Girardi says Wheeler and Nola to be Phillies' co-aces

Dec. 9, 2019 7:58 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Girardi views Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler as his co-aces. “I think you're going to have a 1 and a 1A with him and Nola," the first-year Philadelphia Phillies manager said Monday after Wheeler's $118 million, five-year contract was announced. “When you look at what he's...

BBO--Hall of Fame-Simmons

Dec. 8, 2019 9:51 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ted Simmons can thank WAR, on-base percentage and other modern measures of baseball players for helping him reach the Hall of Fame 31 years after he retired. The eight-time All-Star catcher was elected to the Hall by a veterans committee after falling one vote short two years ago. Simmons...

Royals sign former All-Star Rosenthal to minor league deal

Dec. 7, 2019 11:18 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league contract that calls for a $2 million salary in the major leagues and an invitation to big league spring training. Rosenthal could earn up to $2.25 million in bonuses while on the major league...

Rangers complete $28M, 3-year deal with RHP Kyle Gibson

Dec. 6, 2019 7:15 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have completed a $28 million, three-year contract with right-hander Kyle Gibson, adding another veteran in the middle of their starting rotation. Texas announced Gibson’s addition on Friday. He spent the first seven years of his big league career with the...

Cubs agree to 1-year contract with reliever Winkler

Dec. 6, 2019 6:21 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and reliever Dan Winkler agreed Friday to a one-year contract that pays $750,000 in the majors. The 29-year-old right-hander is 8-2 with two saves and a 3.68 ERA in 117 relief appearances over five seasons with Atlanta. He was 3-1 with a 4.98 ERA in 27 outings for the Braves...

Mets re-sign reliever Brach after solid show late last year

Dec. 6, 2019 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets re-signed reliever Brad Brach to a one-year, $850,000 contract on Friday, encouraged by his solid showing after they added him last August. Brach’s deal includes a player option for 2021 at $1.25 million. The 33-year-old right-hander was 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 16...

AP source: Free agent catcher Avila, Twins reach 1-year deal

Dec. 6, 2019 5:41 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Free agent catcher Alex Avila and the Minnesota Twins have reached agreement on a one-year contract for $4.25 million. A person with direct knowledge of the deal, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been finalized, confirmed the details...

Blazers give Carmelo Anthony a guaranteed contract

Dec. 6, 2019 2:47 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have given forward Carmelo Anthony a fully guaranteed contract for the remainder of the season. The team had signed Anthony to a non-guaranteed contract last month and had until a January deadline to guarantee the deal. Anthony, who hadn't played for more...