Latest American League News

To the Max: Scherzer, Mets finalize $130M, 3-year deal

Dec. 01, 2021 16:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets owner Steve Cohen promised a max effort bringing a World Series back to New York. Enter Max Scherzer, the newest ace in Queens. The Mets and the three-time Cy Young Award winner finalized a $130 million, three-year deal...

White Sox, Leury García finalize $16.5 million, 3-year deal

Dec. 01, 2021 15:39 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and versatile Leury García have finalized a $16.5 million, three-year contract. The deal announced Wednesday calls for the 30-year-old Garcia to earn $5.5 million each of the next three years. He helped the White Sox win the AL...

1983 AL Cy Young Award winner LaMarr Hoyt dies at 66

Dec. 01, 2021 15:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — LaMarr Hoyt, who won the 1983 AL Cy Young Award with the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 66. The White Sox announced his death on Wednesday. The team said he died Monday in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, following a lengthy illness. ...

Rays, pitcher Kluber finalize $8 million, 1-year contract

Dec. 01, 2021 12:28 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and the Tampa Bay Rays finalized an $8 million, one-year free-agent contract on Wednesday. The deal includes an additional $5 million in incentives. The 35-year-old Kluber had...

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

Dec. 01, 2021 12:18 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...

Rangers finalize $175M, 7-year contract with 2B Semien

Dec. 01, 2021 10:34 AM EST

The Texas Rangers have finalized their $175 million, seven-year contract with Gold Glove second baseman Marcus Semien. Semien is set to make $25 million next season, then $26 million each from 2023-27 before $20 million in the final year in 2028. ...

Báez to Detroit, MLB teams race to finish biz before lockout

Dec. 01, 2021 01:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Javier Báez agreed to bring his high motor to the Motor City, while other teams around the majors raced to finish up business before Tuesday's deadline to tender contracts and a likely roster freeze coming when baseball's collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday. ...

Astros sign RHP Neris to $17 million, 2-year deal

Dec. 01, 2021 00:39 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros signed right-hander Héctor Neris to a $17 million, two-year contract Tuesday with an option for 2024, bringing an experienced closer to the American League champions. Neris has saved 84 games over eight seasons for Philadelphia,...

Mariners sign Cy Young winner Robbie Ray to $115M, 5-yr deal

Dec. 01, 2021 00:33 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray and the Seattle Mariners finalized their $115 million, five-year contract Tuesday night. Ray is coming off the best season of his career with the Toronto Blue Jays, going 13-7 with a 2.84 ERA and 248 strikeouts in 193...

Orioles reach 1-year deal with veteran 2B Rougned Odor

Nov. 30, 2021 23:05 PM EST

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a one-year deal with second baseman Rougned Odor. The team announced the move Tuesday night. The 27-year-old Odor spent last season with the New York Yankees, hitting .202 with 15 home runs and 39 RBIs in 102 games. ...