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Eovaldi agrees to 2-year deal to join Rangers and deGrom

Dec. 27, 2022 22:41 PM EST

The Texas Rangers have added another proven veteran to their revamped starting rotation. Texas native Nathan Eovaldi agreed Tuesday to a two-year contract that includes a vesting player option for the 2025 season. The team announced the deal after the right-hander completed a...

EXPLAINER: Why are baseball teams spending so much money?

Dec. 22, 2022 21:26 PM EST

Aaron Judge, Carlos Correa and Trea Turner combined for almost $1 billion in contracts. Xander Bogaerts, Jacob deGrom, Dansby Swanson, Carlos Rodón, Brandon Nimmo and Willson Contreras added up to another billion. And that's just nine players. Just one lucrative slice of baseball's...

Verlander: Cohen persuaded him Mets are building a winner

Dec. 20, 2022 12:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander's phone rang in November. New York Mets owner Steve Cohen was on the line. “It really wasn’t a baseball call. It was just a ‘Hey, this is Steve. You’re Justin. Let me get to know you a little bit,’" the pitcher recalled Tuesday. ...

Rangers sign LHP Andrew Heaney to $25 million, 2-year deal

Dec. 10, 2022 02:11 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Heaney and the Rangers finalized their $25 million, two-year contract Friday, the latest move by Texas to upgrade its pitching staff. Heaney went 4-4 with a 3.10 ERA in 16 games (14 starts) for the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers last season. He...

Jacob deGrom sees Rangers' vision for future, not past

Dec. 08, 2022 20:05 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom sees the vision of what the Texas Rangers want to do, not their streak of six consecutive losing seasons and being more than a decade removed from their only World Series appearances. “The Rangers did a great job...

AP source: Verlander agrees to 2-year contract with Mets

Dec. 05, 2022 22:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Verlander agreed to an $86.7 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets on Monday, reuniting the AL Cy Young Award winner with Max Scherzer and giving the team a high-profile replacement for Jacob deGrom. The contract is worth $43,333,333 per season...

Judge looms; Verlander, Turner deals heat up winter meetings

Dec. 05, 2022 22:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Verlander is going to the New York Mets. Trea Turner has agreed to a blockbuster deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. There are three more high-profile shortstops in free agency, along with ace pitcher Carlos Rodón. And one big slugger looms above the whole...

AP source: New York Mets agree to sign AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander days after ace Jacob deGrom leaves for Texas

Dec. 05, 2022 15:28 PM EST
SAN DIEGO (AP) — AP source: New York Mets agree to sign AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander days after ace Jacob deGrom leaves for Texas.

DeGrom's deal with Rangers could be worth $222M for 6 years

Dec. 03, 2022 17:37 PM EST

Jacob deGrom's $185 million, five-year contract with Texas includes a pair of conditional options, one that protects the Rangers against an arm injury and another that would make the deal worth $222 million over six seasons if he is remains a top pitcher at the end of 2027. The deal...

Texas Rangers sign ace Jacob deGrom to $185M, 5-year deal

Dec. 02, 2022 23:15 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jacob deGrom is headed to the free-spending Texas Rangers, who believe the health risk is worth the potential reward in trying to end a six-year run of losing. The two-time Cy Young Award winner agreed to a $185 million, five-year contract Friday, leaving...