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Longtime Giants ace Bumgarner, D-backs reach $85M, 5-yr deal

Dec. 15, 2019 6:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime Giants ace Madison Bumgarner has reached agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks on an $85 million, five-year contract that ends his run of success in San Francisco, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday. The person spoke on condition...

Treinen, Dodgers finalize $10 million, 1-year contract

Dec. 15, 2019 5:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reliever Blake Treinen and the Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a $10 million, one-year deal on Sunday. The 31-year-old right-hander and the Dodgers reached agreement during the recent winter meetings, shortly after the Oakland Athletics declined to offer Treinen a new contract. Treinen was...

Reds' Bauer barbs MLB commissioner 'trying to ruin baseball'

Dec. 15, 2019 3:12 PM EST

Outspoken Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer is barbing Rob Manfred, tweeting the MLB commissioner "is trying to ruin baseball at all levels." Bauer sent a series of tweets during the weekend, starting with a jab about Major League Baseball's threat to cut ties with minor league affiliates. Bauer followed up with: "At...

Mighty Bernie at bat? Sanders makes pitch for minor leagues

Dec. 15, 2019 1:44 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Take Bernie out to the ball game? Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020. Among the targeted are the Vermont Lake Monsters, the...

Anthony Rendon eager to team up with Trout in Angels' lineup

Dec. 14, 2019 6:22 PM EST

Anthony Rendon and agent Scott Boras had just wrapped up the third baseman’s $245 million deal to join the Los Angeles Angels last Wednesday when Mike Trout began blowing up his phone. “Based on his exclamation points in his texts, he seemed really excited,” Rendon said with a grin. Two of...

Star 3B Rendon, Angels complete $245 million, 7-year deal

Dec. 13, 2019 11:56 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — All-Star third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels finalized a $245 million, seven-year contract on Friday, two days after the sides reached agreement at the winter meetings. The 29-year-old Rendon led the majors with 126 RBIs, then excelled in the postseason to help...

Phillies finalize 1-year deal with Gregorius

Dec. 13, 2019 9:13 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies and shortstop Didi Gregorius finalized their $14 million, one-year contract Friday. Gregorius reunites in Philadelphia with manager Joe Girardi after spending the past five seasons with the New York Yankees, including the first three playing for Girardi. The 29-year-old...

Injured Céspedes agrees to pay cut in grievance settlement

Dec. 13, 2019 8:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Céspedes' salary for 2019 was cut in half and his pay for 2020 reduced as part of a settlement of a grievance between the injured outfielder and the New York Mets. Céspedes agreed to a $110 million, four-year contract in December 2016 but hasn't played since July 20, 2018....

LHP Brett Anderson, Brewers agree to $5M, 1-year deal

Dec. 13, 2019 6:24 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Left-hander Brett Anderson is the latest addition to the quickly transforming Milwaukee Brewers, agreeing Friday to a $5 million, one-year contract. The 31-year-old left-hander was 13-9 with a 3.89 ERA in 31 starts with Oakland last season, when he had a $1.5 million base salary and earned...

Ex-All-Star Wacha, Mets complete bonus-laden $3 million deal

Dec. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former All-Star right-hander Michael Wacha and the New York Mets completed a $3 million, one-year contract Friday that includes $8 million in performance bonuses. Wacha can earn $7 million under a points system and $1 million for relief appearances. New York's starting rotation includes...