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Garcia, Rays agree to terms of 1-year contract

Jan. 14, 2019 8:56 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Avisail Garcia and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms on a one-year contract that would pay the former Chicago White Sox outfielder $3.5 million next season. With incentives, the deal could be worth more if the 27-year-old — one season removed from being an AL...

White Sox, Abreu agree to $16 million, 1-year deal

Jan. 11, 2019 8:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Slugger Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $16 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. The White Sox also announced one-year deals with right-hander Alex Colome ($7,325,000), lefty Carlos Rodon ($4.2 million), and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez ($4,625,000) on...

Outfielder Jon Jay, White Sox finalize $4M, 1-year contract

Jan. 10, 2019 5:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Jay sees the rebuilding Chicago White Sox poised for big things with promising young players. He's looking forward to being a part of it. "It's a great organization, a great city," he said. The free agent outfielder and the White Sox finalized a $4 million, one-year contract on Thursday....

Luis Avilan agrees to minor league contract with Mets

Jan. 10, 2019 3:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-handed reliever Luis Avilan has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets and will report to major league spring training. The 29-year-old Venezuelan held left-handed batters to a .220 (18 for 82) average last year, when he was 2-1 with a 3.77 ERA and two saves in 70...

White Sox, All-Star Herrera finalize $18M, 2-year contract

Jan. 9, 2019 5:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Kelvin Herrera helped the Kansas City Royals build to a World Series championship. He sees similar potential with the Chicago White Sox. The two-time All-Star reliever and the White Sox finalized an $18 million, two-year contract on Tuesday. Herrera will earn $8.5 million in each of the next...

APNewsBreak: MLB payrolls dropped for 1st time since 2010

Jan. 9, 2019 1:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Spending on Major League Baseball payrolls dropped last season for the first time since 2010, an $18 million decrease attributable to drug and domestic violence suspensions and a player retiring at midseason. Still, even a year with flat payrolls is unusual for MLB. The only previous drops...

Hector Santiago agrees to minor league contract with Mets

Jan. 8, 2019 6:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Hector Santiago has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets. Santiago would get a $2 million salary in the major leagues and $150,000 in the minors if added to the 40-man roster as part of the deal announced Tuesday. He would be able to earn $500,000 in...

Joakim Soria gets closer bonuses in deal with Athletics

Jan. 2, 2019 10:07 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Relief pitcher Joakim Soria gets $6.5 million this year and $8.5 million in 2020 as part of his $15 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. Soria can earn bonuses of $250,000 each for 35 and 40 games finished as part of the deal announced Dec. 21. He would get a...

McCann finalizes $2.5 million, 1-year deal with White Sox

Dec. 19, 2018 4:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Catcher James McCann and the Chicago White Sox have finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract. Chicago announced the move Wednesday, filling an opening created when it traded Omar Narvaez to Seattle on Nov. 30 for reliever Alex Colome. The White Sox also lost Kevan Smith when he was...

Correction: White Sox-Indians Trade story

Dec. 16, 2018 10:24 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Dec. 15 about Yonder Alonso's trade to the Chicago White Sox, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alonso is married to the sister of star slugger Manny Machado. Machado is married to Alonso's sister. A corrected version of the story is below: Indians send 1B Alonso to...