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Ex-All-Star Wacha, Mets complete bonus-laden $3 million deal

Dec. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former All-Star right-hander Michael Wacha and the New York Mets completed a $3 million, one-year contract Friday that includes $8 million in performance bonuses. Wacha can earn $7 million under a points system and $1 million for relief appearances. New York's starting rotation includes...

Red Sox sign SS Peraza; agree with LHP Pérez, AP source says

Dec. 13, 2019 3:27 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed shortstop José Peraza, and according to a person familiar with the negotiations, the team also agreed to terms with left-hander Martin Pérez. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Friday because the Pérez deal had...

Romine looks forward to good opportunity in Detroit

Dec. 13, 2019 3:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Austin Romine tried to put his tussle with Miguel Cabrera in the past. They're teammates now. Romine and the Tigers finalized a $4.15 million, one-year deal on Friday that gives the 31-year-old catcher a chance for a bigger role. It also puts him in the same clubhouse as Cabrera after the...

Phillies finalize 1-year deal with Gregorius

Dec. 13, 2019 1:19 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies and shortstop Didi Gregorius finalized their $14 million, one-year contract Friday. Gregorius reunites in Philadelphia with manager Joe Girardi after spending the past five seasons with the New York Yankees, including the first three playing for Girardi. The 29-year-old...

Plenty of QBs with a pedigree should be available in 2020

Dec. 13, 2019 10:36 AM EST

Several quarterbacks with impressive resumes could be looking for new teams in 2020 after disappointing performances this season. The list of QBs who could be available includes guys with MVP trophies on their mantels, former No. 1 draft picks and longtime starters. Eli Manning is the most accomplished of the...

AP source: Brett Gardner, Yankees reach $12.5M, 1-year deal

Dec. 13, 2019 1:17 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Outfielder Brett Gardner is staying with the New York Yankees after the best offensive season of his career, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees $12.5 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday...

Embiid has 38 points, 13 boards, Sixers beat Celtics 115-109

Dec. 12, 2019 11:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Joel Embiid answered the criticism from a couple of Hall of Famers in the most productive way possible. After Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley said Embiid wasn't playing up to his potential, the 76ers center conceded that they were probably right. Then he produced one of his best games...

Bucs QB Winston has something to play for against Lions

Dec. 12, 2019 10:37 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Jameis Winston has plenty to play for and Darius Slay does, too. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions have been eliminated from the playoff picture, putting their team goals out of reach. But Winston and Slay are among a group of players who will have something at stake Sunday at Ford...

Bucs QB Winston has something to play for against Lions

Dec. 12, 2019 10:14 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Jameis Winston has plenty to play for and Darius Slay does, too. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions have been eliminated from the playoff picture, putting their team goals out of reach. But Winston and Slay are among a group of players who will have something at stake Sunday at Ford...

MLB, union agree to testing for opioids after Skaggs' death

Dec. 12, 2019 3:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball will start testing for opioids and cocaine, but only players who do not cooperate with their treatment plans will be subject to discipline. Marijuana will be removed from the list of drugs of abuse and will be treated the same as alcohol as part of changes announced...