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FILE - Detroit Tigers' Austin Romine prepares to bat during a spring training baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., in this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo. The Cubs added a veteran catcher, agreeing to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with Austin Romine, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. The person confirmed the agreement on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been finalized. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Austin Romine, Cubs finalize $1.5 million, 1-year contract

Jan. 23, 2021 2:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs finalized a $1.5 million, one-year contract with catcher Austin Romine on Saturday. Romine can earn an additional $700,000 in performance bonuses for starts at catcher and $500,000 in roster bonuses. He would get $100,000 each for 50 starts and each additional 10 through 110. He...

Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois, left, carries the puck up ice against Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Blue Jackets deal unhappy Dubois to Jets for Laine, Roslovic

Jan. 23, 2021 2:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After Pierre-Luc Dubois was benched for lack of effort two days ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday traded the unhappy star center to the Winnipeg Jets for Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic. Dubois, Columbus' top-line center, made it clear when he signed a two-year contract before...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo, Andre de Grasse, of Canada, celebrates after winning the silver medal in the men’s 200 meters at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. When the American Track League opens its four-week-long series on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 de Grasse will be one of the athletes competing at the indoor setting at the University of Arkansas. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Back on track: Competing, not cash, lures big names to meet

Jan. 23, 2021 11:36 AM EST

The prospect of winning prize money isn’t what brings high jumper Vashti Cunningham, sprinter Andre De Grasse and other top names in track to an indoor meet in Arkansas this weekend. Because there is none. Instead, the athletes are going for something that feels every bit as valuable these days, and could...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ throws to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the second inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in San Diego. The Minnesota Twins and Happ agreed Wednesday, Jan. 20, to a one-year, $8 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

JA Happ, Twins finalize $8 million, 1-year contract

Jan. 22, 2021 8:13 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — J.A. Happ won a World Series with Philadelphia in 2008 and returned to the final round with the Phillies the following season, but he hasn't been back since. The Minnesota Twins were Happ's pick to try to experience anew the fall success that has often been missing since early in his...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2020, file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Quintana has agreed to a $8 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday night, Jan. 19, 2021. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Quintana finalizes $8 million, 1-year contract with Angels

Jan. 22, 2021 7:43 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander José Quintana finalized his $8 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. Los Angeles was looking to boost its rotation following a fourth-place finish in the AL West at 26-34, 10 games behind first-place Oakland. Angels starters had a 5.52 ERA...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro pauses during the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Castro has agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with the Houston Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, because the deal had not been announced. The agreement is pending completion of a successful physical.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Catcher Jason Castro, Astros finalize $7M, 2-year contract

Jan. 22, 2021 6:21 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Catcher Jason Castro and the Houston Astros finalized a $7 million, two-year contract on Friday. This will be Castro’s second stint with the team after he was selected in the first round of the 2008 amateur draft by the Astros and spent his first six MLB seasons with the team. The...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman watches his double during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Zimmerman is returning to the Nationals after sitting out the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that Zimmerman agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract that would include additional bonus provisions. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

AP source: Zimmerman, Nats agree at $1M, pending physical

Jan. 22, 2021 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — First baseman Ryan Zimmerman is returning to the Washington Nationals after sitting out the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, agreeing in principle to a $1 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday. The contract would include...

FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Daniel Robertson throws out New York Yankees' Thairo Estrada at first base during the second inning of a spring training baseball game in Tampa, Fla. Robertson has agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers that allows him to earn an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses.v(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Robertson agrees to $900,000, one-year deal with Brewers

Jan. 22, 2021 3:54 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Utilityman Daniel Robertson has agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers that allows him to earn an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses. Robertson batted .333 with no homers and two RBIs in 17 games with the San Francisco Giants last season while making...

FILE - Detroit Tigers' Austin Romine prepares to bat during a spring training baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., in this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo. The Cubs added a veteran catcher, agreeing to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with Austin Romine, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. The person confirmed the agreement on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been finalized. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

AP source: Cubs, C Romine agree to $1.5 million, 1-year deal

Jan. 22, 2021 2:30 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs added a veteran catcher, agreeing to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with Austin Romine, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person confirmed the agreement on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been finalized....

FILE - San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar gestures as he circles the bases after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher James Pazos in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Denver, in this Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, file photo. Profar is staying with the San Diego Padres, agreeing to a $21 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

AP source: Profar agrees to $21M, 3-year deal with Padres

Jan. 22, 2021 2:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurickson Profar is staying with the San Diego Padres, agreeing to a $21 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. Profar, who...