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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant watches his three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Chicago. Bryant avoided arbitration with the Cubs, agreeing Friday, Jan. 10, 2010, to an $18.6 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Cubs, star Kris Bryant agree to $18.6 million, 1-year deal

Jan. 11, 2020 12:13 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Third baseman Kris Bryant avoided arbitration with the Chicago Cubs, agreeing Friday to an $18.6 million, one-year contract. The Cubs also avoided arbitration with their other five eligible players, agreeing to one-year deals with star shortstop Javier Báez ($10 million), All-Star...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series, in Los Angeles. World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is staying with the Washington Nationals. The right-hander has agreed to a record $245 million, seven-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. The person spoke on condition of anonymity at baseball's annual winter meetings because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Strasburg, Nationals reach record $245M, 7-year deal

Dec. 10, 2019 3:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stephen Strasburg returned to the Washington Nationals with a record contract on the first day of the winter meetings, a deal that puts fellow free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in position for an even larger payday. Washington and the World Series MVP agreed to a $245 million, seven-year...

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, San Diego Padres' Andy Green looks on before a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in San Diego. The Chicago Cubs named former San Diego Padres manager Andy Green as bench coach Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)

Cubs add ex-Padres manager Green, slugger Napoli to staff

Dec. 9, 2019 2:38 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs hired former San Diego Padres manager Andy Green as bench coach Monday. Green will join the staff of first-year manager David Ross after being fired by San Diego in September. The former big league infielder was 274-366 over four seasons leading the Padres. Mike Napoli, a...

Angels get Dylan Bundy from O's for 4 pitchers

Dec. 4, 2019 8:35 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired right-hander Dylan Bundy from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday in a trade for four minor league pitchers. The 27-year-old Bundy has been a durable starter with a nasty slider for the past four seasons with the Orioles, who chose him with the fourth...

FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins bench coach Derek Shelton watches from the dugout during a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Shelton is the new manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team announced Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Shelton replaces Clint Hurdle, who was fired on the final day of the regular season in September following a second-half collapse that dropped the Pirates to a last-place finish in the National League Central. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Pirates hire Twins bench coach Derek Shelton manager

Nov. 27, 2019 3:23 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates’ leadership overhaul is complete. Pittsburgh hired longtime major league coach Derek Shelton as manager on Wednesday, the final piece of a new-look leadership following a last-place finish in the NL Central. Shelton replaces Clint Hurdle, who was fired on the final day...