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FILE - In this screen grab taken from video, Major League baseball player Francisco Lindor answers questions during a virtual press conference introducing him as the New York Mets new shortstop, in this Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, file photo. Lindor is among roughly 125 players who entered Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, eligible to exchange salary arbitration figures with their teams. (New York Mets via AP, File)

Lindor, Bryant, Bellinger, Seager get big-money deals

Jan. 16, 2021 2:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor, Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager were among 112 players who agreed to one-year contracts Friday, leaving just 13 to swap salary arbitration figures during a slow offseason in the aftermath of the financial carnage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The deals...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo, Texas Rangers pitcher Corey Kluber throws during an intrasquad game in Arlington, Texas. The New York Yankees reached a deal with Kluber worth $11 million for one year, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 15, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

AP source: Yankees reach deals with Kluber, LeMahieu

Jan. 15, 2021 8:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees made a pair of big moves on the free agent market, reaching a deal with right-hander Corey Kluber worth $11 million for one year and agreeing to a $90 million, six-year contract to keep AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu, a person familiar with the negotiations told The...

FILE - In this February 1958 file photo, New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra, troubled with a skin infection, wears white gloves to protect his hands as he warms up a pitcher during baseball spring training in St. Petersburg, Fla. Walking behind Yogi are outfielder John Reed and infielder Phil Linz, right. Linz, who knocked a Game 7 home run off Bob Gibson in the 1964 World Series but made even more noise by hitting a few sour notes on his harmonica, has died. He was 81. Former teammates said Linz's family told them he died Wednesday night, Dec. 9, in Leesburg, Va. Linz had been in poor health since a stroke five years ago. (AP Photo/Harry Harris, File)

A man of letters: Yogi Berra to be featured on new stamp

Jan. 15, 2021 7:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yogi Berra will soon be all over — your mail, that is. The New York Yankees great known for his funny malaprops will be featured on a new stamp this year, the U.S. Postal Service announced Friday, truly making him a man of letters. A 10-time World Series champion as a player and...

FILE - New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) stands on first after hitting a bloop single to short center field during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, in this Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, file photo. Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is among roughly 125 players who entered Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, eligible to exchange salary arbitration figures with their teams.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Judge, Yankees agree at to $10,175,000, 1-year contract

Jan. 15, 2021 7:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Slugging outfielder Aaron Judge was among the New York Yankees who avoided arbitration Friday, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $10,175,000. New York also reached deals with catcher Gary Sánchez ($6.35 million), first baseman Luke Voit ($4.7 million), third baseman Gio Urshela...

Pitcher Jhoulys Chacín gets minor league deal with Yankees

Jan. 8, 2021 5:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Jhoulys Chacín and the New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league contract. The 33-year-old would get an $800,000 salary in the major leagues if added to the 40-man roster. He was 1-0 with a 7.20 ERA in five innings over two relief appearances for Atlanta last season....

Left-hander Tarpley claimed by Mets off waivers from Marlins

Jan. 8, 2021 4:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Stephen Tarpley was claimed by the New York Mets off waivers from the Miami Marlins on Friday. The 27-year-old was 2-2 with one save and a 9.000 ERA in 11 innings over 12 games last year, striking out 11 and walking eight. He earned $208,704 in prorated pay from a salary of the...

Yankees get OF Greg Allen from Padres for lefty James Reeves

Jan. 7, 2021 5:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Switch-hitting outfielder Greg Allen was acquired by the New York Yankees from the San Diego Padres on Thursday for left-hander James Reeves. The 27-year-old Allen has a .239 average with eight homers and 57 RBIs in 557 at-bats and 221 games over four seasons with Cleveland (2017-20) and...

FILE - This is a 2018 file photo showing Minnesota Twins baseball player Phil Hughes. Phil Hughes has retired from baseball, more than two years after throwing his last pitch. The 34-year-old right-hander said on Twitter on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, he was announcing what's been “fairly apparent”  to most of these last couple years.” (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Phil Hughes retires, more than 2 years after last pitch

Jan. 4, 2021 11:15 AM EST

Phil Hughes has retired from baseball, more than two years after throwing his last pitch. The 34-year-old right-hander said on Twitter on Sunday he was announcing what's been “fairly apparent ... these last couple years.” “Through many ups and downs over 12 years, I look back and am...

Mets hire former player Tony Tarasco as first base coach

Dec. 30, 2020 10:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have hired Tony Tarasco to be their first base coach, bringing the former outfielder back to the franchise where he ended his playing career. The Mets announced the hiring Wednesday. The 50-year-old Tarasco will take over for Tony DeFrancesco, who is moving to a new role...

FILE - Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Los Angeles, in this Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, file photo. Bryant is the game’s fourth-leading scorer. He spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, 18 as an All-Star, and won five titles. Then came the helicopter crash in the fog-shrouded California hills that reverberated across sports and across continents. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

From Kobe to Maradona, a year of staggering losses in sports

Dec. 29, 2020 1:22 PM EST

There were so many this year. Sports in 2020 was an unending state of mourning. It was as if every week, sometimes days, another luminary fell, bringing a cascade of condolence and remembrance. It began New Year’s Day, a harbinger of what the year held, with the deaths of David Stern and Don Larsen. Not...