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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor (12) bats against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning of a baseball game, in Chicago. Francisco Lindor's status with the Indians has been slightly upgraded. Team president Chris Antonetti said Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, that he's more confident that the All-Star shortstop will be in Cleveland's lineup to start the season after the Indians didn't receive a trade proposal over the past few weeks that made sense. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)

Indians, All-Star Lindor reach $17.5 million deal for 2020

Jan. 10, 2020 6:29 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shortstop Francisco Lindor avoided salary arbitration and agreed Friday to a $17.5 million, one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, who have so far rejected trade offers for the four-time All-Star. Lindor received the second-largest one-year deal for a player in his second season of...

Texas Rangers Joey Gallo is greeted after a batting practice at the under construction baseball field at the new Rangers stadium in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Rangers avoid arbitration with deals for Gallo and Santana

Jan. 10, 2020 6:05 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have agreed on one-year contracts with All-Star slugger Joey Gallo and likely starting center fielder Danny Santana, and will avoid a salary arbitration hearing for the 20th year in a row. Gallo, an All-Star for the first time last year in an injury-shortened...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos offers to toss a ball to a fan during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, in Arlington, Texas. Robinson Chirinos and the Texas Rangers were close Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, to a $6.5 million, one-year contract to reunite after the veteran catcher spent a season with the AL West rival Houston Astros. A person familiar with the deal said the agreement was contingent on a successful physical. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there had been no official announcement. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)

AP source: Chirinos, Rangers close to reunion on $6.5M deal

Jan. 8, 2020 3:04 PM EST

Robinson Chirinos and the Texas Rangers were close Wednesdayto a $6.5 million, one-year contract to reunite after the veteran catcher spent a season with the AL West rival Houston Astros. A person familiar with the deal said the agreement was contingent on a successful physical. The person spoke to The Associated...

FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber throws a warm up pitch before a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Ariz. The Indians are close to completing a trade that will send the two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Kluber joins hometown Rangers, leaves 'ace' talk to others

Dec. 17, 2019 6:19 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Corey Kluber is returning to Texas to pitch for the Rangers. The two-time Cy Young Award winner will leave it to others to say whether his hometown team has its next ace. “I think having a starting pitcher you can rely on every fifth day to give your team a chance to win, keep you in...

FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber throws a warm up pitch before a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Ariz. The Indians are close to completing a trade that will send the two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Indians trade two-time Cy Young winner Kluber to Rangers

Dec. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber led by example and excellence in Cleveland. The Texas Rangers are hoping he can do the same for them. The Indians traded the two-time Cy Young Award winner — and their unquestioned ace — over the past six seasons to the Rangers on Sunday, a blockbuster deal that...