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Mike Trout says he's "an Angel for life" with new contract

Mar. 24, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout smiled into the postcard-perfect Orange County sunlight and said exactly what every Los Angeles Angels fan has spent years hoping to hear. "I know there was a lot of talk about going back East, but I enjoy every minute being here," Trout said Sunday. "This is my home. I...

Indians sign veteran infielder Brad Miller

Mar. 24, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians have signed infielder Brad Miller to a major league contract. Miller was signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Feb. 27. He opted out of it on March 21 and signed with the Indians, who will start the season with second baseman Jason Kipnis and shortstop...

Verlander says Astros better situation than free agency

Mar. 24, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander thinks the free-agent process is broken. Still, he says that's not why he decided to sign a new deal with the Houston Astros rather than test the market. "I can't see a better situation," Verlander said Sunday after the Astros announced a three-year contract...

The Latest: Bills agree to deal with guard Jon Feliciano

Mar. 24, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT): 8:35 p.m. A person with direct knowledge of discussions tells The Associated Press that guard Jon Feliciano has agreed to a two-year contract with the Buffalo Bills. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the signing won't be official until...

Jimenez says contract with White Sox is dream come true

Mar. 23, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox think Eloy Jimenez is going to be a big-time slugger. They are so sure they gave the young outfielder a record-breaking deal. The 22-year-old Jimenez is looking forward to the upcoming season after finalizing a $43 million, six-year contract with Chicago, nearly...

Sale, Red Sox agree to deal adding $145 million from 2020-24

Mar. 23, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — After winning a World Series with the Red Sox, Chris Sale preferred to stay in Boston rather than find out what he would be worth as a free agent after this season. "When half the league isn't trying to win anything, and we have a team that's trying to win every year? That says a...

AP source: Verlander, Astros to add $66M for 2020, '21

Mar. 23, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros have agreed to a contract adding an additional $66 million in guaranteed money for 2020 and '21, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke Saturday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. The...

Bruins sign 42-year-old Zdeno Chara to 1-year extension

Mar. 23, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have signed 42-year-old defenseman Zdeno Chara to a one-year, $2 million contract extension. General manager Don Sweeney made the announcement Saturday, adding the deal through the 2019-20 season includes an additional $1.75 million in performance bonuses. Chara is in his...

Goldschmidt, Cardinals finalize $130M deal for 2020-24

Mar. 23, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt wanted to stay in St. Louis, just like Mark McGwire, Jim Edmonds and Matt Holliday. Acquired in December from Arizona, the six-time All-Star first baseman gave up a chance to become a free agent after this season when he finalized a new contract with the Cardinals on...

Mets give retention bonuses to 6, assuring depth

Mar. 23, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets said they'll give $100,000 retention bonuses to six players at spring training with minor league contracts, assuring depth by keeping outfielders Carlos Gomez, Rajai Davis and Gregor Blanco, left-hander Hector Santiago, catcher Devin Mesoraco and shortstop Adeiny...