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INF César Hernández, Nationals agree to terms on 1-year deal

Nov. 30, 2021 22:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent César Hernández and the Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a $4 million, one-year contract Tuesday, giving the team a veteran middle infielder who hit a career-high 21 homers last season. Hernández can earn $1 million in performance...

White Sox sign reliever Graveman to $24 million, 3-year deal

Nov. 30, 2021 21:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Kendall Graveman talked to Lance Lynn and Dallas Keuchel, and he exchanged text messages with Liam Hendriks. All that homework led him to the Chicago White Sox. Graveman agreed to a $24 million, three-year contract with Chicago on...

Former player, labor lawyer lead MLB into 9th work stoppage

Nov. 30, 2021 19:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Clark was a minor league prospect in the Detroit Tigers’ system and Rob Manfred a junior lawyer on Major League Baseball management’s legal team during the sport's last work stoppage. Now, they lead billion-dollar factions of a fractured sport...

AP source: Tigers, Báez agree to $140 million, 6-year deal

Nov. 30, 2021 17:01 PM EST

Javier Báez is taking his high motor to Motor City. Báez has agreed to a $140 million, six-year contract with Detroit, giving the Tigers a dynamic bat for the middle of their order. Báez, who turns 29 on Wednesday, hit .265 with 31 homers and 87...

Orioles grant Kriske release for international opportunity

Nov. 30, 2021 15:34 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles granted right-hander Brooks Kriske his release to pursue an international opportunity. The Orioles also announced Tuesday that infielder Lucius Fox was claimed off waivers by the Washington Nationals. The...

Cleveland city council approves Guardians lease at ballpark

Nov. 29, 2021 22:37 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland City Council voted Monday to approve a lease agreement that will keep the Guardians at Progressive Field through 2036. The team will also be able to begin planning renovations to the downtown ballpark, which will be upgraded as part of a...

Pirates sign Quintana, bring back OF Gamel on 1-year deal

Nov. 29, 2021 19:36 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jose Quintana still believes he can be an effective starting pitcher. The Pittsburgh Pirates will give him an opportunity to prove it. The Pirates signed the veteran left-hander to a one-year contract Monday, hoping he can steady a pitching staff that...

AP source: Twins, Buxton agree on 7-year, $100M contract

Nov. 28, 2021 22:12 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and center fielder Byron Buxton agreed to a seven-year, $100 million contract Sunday, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the contract was not...

Reliever Wade Davis retires after 13 major league seasons

Nov. 24, 2021 17:16 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Free agent pitcher Wade Davis, a three-time All-Star, is retiring after 13 major league seasons at age 36. His retirement was announced by his agency, Jet Sports, the Kansas City Royals said Wednesday. Davis played for the Royals in 2021 and...

Clint Frazier and Rougned Odor released by Yankees

Nov. 23, 2021 17:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Clint Frazier and infielder Rougned Odor were released by the New York Yankees on Tuesday after they were designated for assignment four days ago and went unclaimed on waivers. The 27-year-old Frazier was the fifth pick overall in the 2013...