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Pitcher Gio González released by Yankees; Loaisiga coming up

Apr. 22, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gio González was released Monday from his minor league contract with the New York Yankees. The 33-year-old left-hander agreed to the deal in mid-March. If added to the 40-man roster, he would have received a $3 million salary while in the major leagues and the chance to earn $9...

Khris Davis will earn $16.75M in each of next 2 seasons

Apr. 22, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis will earn $16.75 million in each of the next two seasons with the Oakland Athletics under the new contract he agreed to last week. Davis agreed to a $16.5 million, one-year deal and would have been eligible for free agency after this season. His new deal includes $33.5...

Judge hurts oblique, likely to injured list; Yankees top KC

Apr. 20, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge took a swing, winced and then labored to make it all the way to first base. Quickly, the crowd at Yankee Stadium went silent, realizing this was a most costly hit. Judge hurt his left oblique and was expected to go on the injured list as the already banged-up New York Yankees...

1B Logan Morrison agrees to minor league deal with Yankees

Apr. 20, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Logan Morrison agreed to a minor league contract Friday with the New York Yankees, who sought another first base option with Greg Bird again on the injured list. If added to the 40-man roster, Morrison would get a one-year contract with a $1 million salary while in the major leagues....

Khris Davis wants to lead A's to playoffs again and again

Apr. 19, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis is hardly comfortable with the kind of attention and fanfare the Athletics pulled out Friday to honor him for opting to stay in Oakland. So it was quite a scene when the understated slugger raised his arms high as teammates and A's employees cheered and clapped when he...

Ramsey says Jags know why he's skipping voluntary workouts

Apr. 19, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey responded to Tom Coughlin's public criticism Friday, saying the team knows why he's skipping voluntary workouts. Ramsey did not elaborate on the reason for his absence in his Twitter post , but said he will be "ready when it's time."...

Khris Davis, A's agree to deal adding $33.75M for '20, '21

Apr. 18, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At spring training, Khris Davis expressed his desire to stay with the Oakland Athletics on a long-term contract for the next several seasons. He wants to build something special in the East Bay, while keeping up his remarkable home run pace. Davis now has the new deal he so wanted,...

Redskins sign Ioannidis to multiyear extension

Apr. 18, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis to a multiyear contract extension. The team announced the deal Thursday. Ioannidis started nine games last season and finished third on the Redskins with a career-high 7½ sacks. Ioannidis, 25, has become a regular...

Bears have a different view of the draft this year

Apr. 18, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have a different view of the draft this year. A worst-to-first jump last season left them staring down at the rest of the NFC North, and loaded with one of the league's best defenses and banking on a more creative offense led by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to...

Cowboys' focus on defensive line could persist through draft

Apr. 18, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys made DeMarcus Lawrence the highest-paid player in franchise history and gave him a pass-rushing partner on the other side in a trade for Robert Quinn. Even after the two biggest offseason moves for owner/general manager Jerry Jones and company, defensive line remains...