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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fourth inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series in Houston. Judge agreed to an $8.5 million, one-year contract Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, with the Yankees. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Judge gets $8.5M from Yankees; Paxton $12.5M, Sánchez $5M

Jan. 10, 2020 10:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge agreed to an $8.5 million, one-year contract Friday with the New York Yankees, who also reached a $12.5 million deal with left-hander James Paxton and a $5 million agreement with catcher Gary Sánchez. New York struck deals with all nine players eligible for salary...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits an RBI-double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Boston. Betts has agreed to a $27 million contract with the Red Sox. It is the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Betts' $27M, Bryant's $18.6M skip arbitration with big deals

Jan. 10, 2020 9:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Mookie Betts agreed Friday to a $27 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player, while Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant got an $18.6 million, one-year deal. Cincinnati pitcher Trevor Bauer struck a $17.5 million...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' Domingo German pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston.  Yankees pitcher Domingo German will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 season as part of an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The league announced the suspension Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. German has agreed not to appeal. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Yankees' Germán suspended 81 games for domestic violence

Jan. 2, 2020 6:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 season as part of an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The league announced the suspension Thursday. Germán has agreed not to appeal. Germán was put on...

Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson, right, of Sweden, reaches to catch the puck in front of Los Angeles Kings' Blake Lizotte during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings 3-2

Dec. 29, 2019 2:21 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jacob Markstrom shrugged off a career-high save performance. Elias Pettersson scored his fourth game-winning goal of the season and Markstrom made 49 saves as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Saturday night. “I feel like if you look at it...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, Sports agent Scott Boras answers questions during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings in Orlando, Fla. Nearly 30 years after negotiating his first contract, Boras worked out $814 million in deals for Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon in a three-day span, part of what is expected to be a $1.2 billion offseason for baseball's most visible agent. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Boras' billions: baseball agent creates free-agent flurry

Dec. 18, 2019 7:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Boras showed up at the winter meetings with his own press conference backdrop. How appropriate, given his banner offseason. Beloved by his high-profile clients, courted by powerful owners and a polarizing figure for fans, baseball's most famous agent negotiated $814 million of...

Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Rendon follows Strasburg, Cole to free agent riches

Dec. 12, 2019 12:11 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Anthony Rendon is joining the Los Angeles Angels, quickly following mega-deals for Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg in a trifecta of nine-figure contracts for agent Scott Boras at a wild winter meetings. With baseball still buzzing over Cole's $324 million, nine-year agreement with the...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole talks to the media at Yankee Stadium in New York, on an off day during the American League Championship Series between the Astros and the New York Yankees. The New York Yankees landed the biggest prize of the free agent market, adding Gerrit Cole to their rotation with a record $324 million, nine-year contract on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Cole mine: Gerrit, Yankees strike record $324M, 9-year deal

Dec. 11, 2019 10:52 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gerrit Cole quickly ended Stephen Strasburg's tenure as baseball's highest-paid pitcher. Cole agreed to a $324 million, nine-year contract with the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros Game 3 starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws on the field at Yankee Stadium in New York, after the team arrived to prepare for the American League Championship Series, against the New York Yankees. Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record $324 million, nine-year deal, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press, late Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

AP source: Yanks land ace Cole on record $324M, 9-year deal

Dec. 11, 2019 1:43 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Yankees landed the biggest prize of the free agent market, adding Gerrit Cole to their rotation with a record $324 million, nine-year contract on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman rappels down One Landmark Square during a charity event in Stamford, Conn. While Cashman was descending the Landmark Building on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in preparation for a holiday celebration this weekend, the Yankees’ general manager came across a message taped to a 10th-floor window from a fan: Please sign Gerrit Cole. Cashman confirmed he met with Cole in California on Tuesday and spoke with free-agent pitcher Stephen Strasburg the following day.(Dru Nadler/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, File)

Cashman rappels building, gets fan message on Cole

Dec. 6, 2019 12:39 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — While Brian Cashman was descending the outside of a building Friday, the New York Yankees’ general manager came across a message taped to a 10th-floor window from a fan: Please sign Gerrit Cole. Cashman, whose rappelling adventure has become a holiday tradition, confirmed he...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series in Washington. Gerrit Cole, the top pitcher on the free-agent market, was to meet with New York Yankees officials in California on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. General manager Brian Cashman, manager Aaron Boone and new Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake made the trip to speak with the 29-year-old right-hander, a person familiar with the planning said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the meeting was not announced.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Yankees to meet with Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg next

Dec. 3, 2019 5:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole, the top pitcher on the free-agent market, was set to meet with New York Yankees officials in California on Tuesday. General manager Brian Cashman, manager Aaron Boone and new Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake made the trip to speak with the 29-year-old right-hander, a person...