Latest Athlete contracts News

Column: Players finding payoffs are changing in baseball

Feb. 21, 2019 3:03 AM EST

Manny Machado's new $300 million contract put a stop — at least temporarily — to a growing chorus of player complaints that major league teams were conspiring to do deep damage to the free agent market. It did nothing, however, to change the new reality of baseball. And that's something players...

Coyotes sign defenseman Oesterle to 2-year extension

Feb. 20, 2019 10:42 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Jordan Oesterle to a two-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed. The 26-year-old Oesterle has a career-best 20 points with six goals in 51 games this season, his first...

Raptors sign guard Jodie Meeks to 10-day contract

Feb. 20, 2019 5:56 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors signed guard Jodie Meeks to a 10-day contract Wednesday. While with Washington last season, Meeks was suspended 25 games after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone prohibited under the NBA drug program. The suspension came a day before Game 1 of the Wizards'...

Hawks sign former 2-way player Jaylen Adams to new contract

Feb. 20, 2019 5:34 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Jaylen Adams, originally signed to a two-way contract in the offseason, has agreed to a new full NBA deal. Adams signed the multi-year contract, announced by the team Wednesday, after averaging 1.3 points in 10 games with the Hawks. He is moving into a more prominent role...

Zach Duke can earn $300,000 in performance bonuses with Reds

Feb. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Zach Duke can earn $300,000 in performances as part of his $2 million, one-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds. Duke could get $100,000 each for 45, 50 and 55 games pitched as part of the deal announced last week. He has additional bonuses for finishing among the top three in Cy...

Derek Dietrich gets chance to compete for Reds' bench role

Feb. 20, 2019 5:17 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Derek Dietrich didn't have a team after the Miami Marlins designated him for assignment in November. The utility player has wound up with a team from his home state, getting a chance to earn a role off the bench. Dietrich agreed to a minor league deal on Tuesday with the Cincinnati...

Mets' infielder Jed Lowrie to have MRI of left knee

Feb. 20, 2019 4:53 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The New York Mets uttered that dreaded three-letter acronym for the first time in spring training, and it involved Jed Lowrie: MRI. Starting a $20 million, two-year contract, the infielder noticed the back of his left knee started to hurt last weekend after he was running, an...

After veteran salaries drop, baseball players want change

Feb. 20, 2019 4:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker's salary dropped from $17.2 million to $2 million in two years. Greg Holland was cut from $14 million to $2 million this season. Daniel Murphy fell from $17.5 million to $10 million. While Manny Machado agreed to a pending $300 million, 10-year contract with San Diego and Bryce...

Padres buzzing over impending arrival of Manny Machado

Feb. 20, 2019 4:36 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — As workouts began to wind down, word began spreading across the San Diego Padres' practice fields at Peoria Sports Complex. The Padres, a team stuck in a 12-year playoff-less rut, were on the verge of making their biggest free agent splash ever. Manny Machado, the big-hitting,...

At 33, Braves' Donaldson trying to prove he can stay healthy

Feb. 20, 2019 2:53 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Finding a job was pretty easy for Josh Donaldson. Proving he can keep it will be the tough part. The former AL MVP didn't have to wait long for a new opportunity, signing a one-year, $23 million contract with the Atlanta Braves less than a month after the World Series ended....