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Romo's $4.75 million option declined by Minnesota Twins

Oct. 29, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins declined a $4.75 million option on right-hander Sergio Romo, who gets a $250,00 buyout and became a free agent. The 37-year-old was 1-2 with a 4.05 ERA and five saves in 24 games during his second season with Minnesota. He struck out 23 and walked seven in 20 innings....

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Zack Britton winds up during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees plan to plan to exercise two option years on Britton worth $27 million and to decline options on outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher J.A. Happ. The decisions were disclosed by a person familiar with the team’s decisions who spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday, Oct. 29, because they had not been announced. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Yanks plan to exercise Britton option, not Gardner or Happ

Oct. 29, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees plan to plan to exercise two option years on reliever Zack Britton worth $27 million and to decline options on outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher J.A. Happ. The decisions were disclosed by a person familiar with the team’s decisions who spoke on the condition of...

FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Kendall Graveman throws to a Houston Astros batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Houston. Graveman and the Mariners agreed to a $1.25 million one-year contract Thursday, Oct. 29, after the team declined his $3.5 million option in favor of a $500,000 buyout. Graveman agreed last year to a $2 million deal that included a $1.5 million salary for 2020 plus the option year. He earned $555,556 in prorated pay. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Mariners re-sign RHP Kendall Graveman to $1.25M, 1-year deal

Oct. 29, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Right-hander Kendall Graveman and the Seattle Mariners agreed to a $1.25 million one-year contract on Thursday after the team declined his $3.5 million option in favor of a $500,000 buyout. Graveman agreed last year to a $2 million deal that included a $1.5 million salary for 2020 plus the...

Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nevin Lawson (26) pushes Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) out of bounds during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Raiders struggle to find any positives on struggling defense

Oct. 29, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

Finding positives in the performance of the Las Vegas Raiders defense this season isn’t an easy task. When asked about the strength of his unit, coordinator Paul Guenther struggled to find anything before saying the Raiders have done “some good things” against the run. There hasn’t...

Brach exercises option for $2,075,000 Mets salary for '21

Oct. 29, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitcher Brad Brach exercised the 2021 player option in his contract with the New York Mets on Thursday, a deal worth a $2,075,000 salary for next season. The 34-year-old right-hander was 1-0 with a 5.84 ERA in 14 relief appearances in his first full season with the Mets, who signed him in...

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) runs with the ball as Packers running back Jamaal Williams (30) blocks Houston Texans safety Justin Reid (20) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Vikings' slide casts shadow over rematch with Packers

Oct. 29, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — When the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings faced off in the season’s opening weekend, it was billed as a showdown between NFC North’s two top contenders. The rematch Sunday has a different feel. Green Bay has shown its run to the NFC championship game last year ...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, former Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa stands with his Baseball Hall of Fame plaque before the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers in Chicago. La Russa, the Hall of Famer who won a World Series championship with the Oakland Athletics and two more with the St. Louis Cardinals, is returning to manage the Chicago White Sox 34 years after they fired him, the team announced Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

White Sox reunite with La Russa, hire Hall of Fame manager

Oct. 29, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tony La Russa didn't envision returning to the dugout when he stood at the podium in Cooperstown six years ago and took his place alongside baseball's greats. That started to change the past few seasons. And he simply couldn't resist the opportunity the Chicago White Sox gave him. La Russa,...

Denver Broncos outside linebackers Malik Reed, left, and Bradley Chubb take part in drills during an NFL football practice Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Reed & React: Broncos OLB steps in again, makes most of shot

Oct. 29, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Malik Reed isn’t trying to be Von Miller. He’s simply filling in for the injured pass rusher. Not a bad impression, though. Same sort of thing as last year, too, when the Denver Broncos outside linebacker took over for a sidelined Bradley Chubb. Lately, Reed's been...

Lions release LB Elijah Lee to clear up roster spot

Oct. 29, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released linebacker Elijah Lee to clear up a roster spot. Detroit made the move Thursday, possibly to make room for cornerback Justin Coleman to return from injured reserve. Lee played on special teams in four games this season. He signed with the Lions in...

Darren O’Day’s $3.5 million option declined by the Braves

Oct. 29, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-hander Darren O’Day’s $3.5 million club option for 2021 has been declined by the Atlanta Braves, making him eligible for free agency. O’Day receives a $250,000 buyout, completing a deal originally set to guarantee $2.5 million. He had a $2.25 million salary this...