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Not Truist yet: Braves park keeping SunTrust name for now

Dec. 10, 2019 6:31 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — SunTrust and BB&T have combined into a megabank with a new name, Truist, but the completion of their merger won't immediately change the name of the Atlanta Braves home field. Officials of both companies said in a statement on Monday that Truist is now the nation’s sixth-largest...

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...

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...

Cubs add ex-Padres manager Green, slugger Napoli to staff

Dec. 9, 2019 2:38 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs hired former San Diego Padres manager Andy Green as bench coach Monday. Green will join the staff of first-year manager David Ross after being fired by San Diego in September. The former big league infielder was 274-366 over four seasons leading the Padres. Mike Napoli, a...

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...

White Sox claim hard-throwing Tayron Guerrero off waivers

Dec. 6, 2019 4:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox claimed hard-throwing reliever Tayron Guerrero off waivers from the Miami Marlins on Friday. Boasting about a 100-mph fastball, the 6-foot-8 right-hander went 1-2 with a 6.26 ERA in 52 appearances for Miami last season. He had 43 strikeouts over 46 innings. The...

AP sources: NLCS, Series star Kendrick, Nats agree for 2020

Dec. 6, 2019 2:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postseason star Howie Kendrick and the World Series champion Washington Nationals agreed to a $6.25 million, one-year contract, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations. Speaking on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal was still pending a successful physical...

AP sources: Wheeler, Phillies agree to $118M, 5-year deal

Dec. 5, 2019 12:29 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies filled their biggest need quickly. Right-hander Zack Wheeler and the Phillies agreed to a $118 million, five-year contract, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because...

Davis maintains he was unaware of Astros' sign stealing

Dec. 4, 2019 7:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Davis maintains he was not aware of any electronic sign stealing by the Astros in 2017, when he made his major league debut with Houston. "I wish I would have known because I batted only like .180, .200 or something like that," he said Wednesday after playing the elf during the New...