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Cole mine: Gerrit, Yankees strike record $324M, 9-year deal

Dec. 11, 2019 1:48 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gerrit Cole quickly ended Stephen Strasburg's tenure as baseball's highest-paid pitcher. Cole agreed to a $324 million, nine-year contract with the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...

AP source: Yanks land ace Cole on record $324M, 9-year deal

Dec. 11, 2019 1:43 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Yankees landed the biggest prize of the free agent market, adding Gerrit Cole to their rotation with a record $324 million, nine-year contract on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the...

Gomes, Kendrick officially back to World Series champ Nats

Dec. 10, 2019 11:27 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Doing their best to keep as much of their World Series roster intact as possible, the Washington Nationals announced they re-signed catcher Yan Gomes and infielder Howie Kendrick on Tuesday, a day after bringing back Stephen Strasburg for $245 million. Gomes agreed to a $10 million,...

Strasburg, Nationals reach record $245M, 7-year deal

Dec. 10, 2019 3:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stephen Strasburg returned to the Washington Nationals with a record contract on the first day of the winter meetings, a deal that puts fellow free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in position for an even larger payday. Washington and the World Series MVP agreed to a $245 million, seven-year...

AP sources: NLCS, Series star Kendrick, Nats agree for 2020

Dec. 6, 2019 2:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postseason star Howie Kendrick and the World Series champion Washington Nationals agreed to a $6.25 million, one-year contract, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations. Speaking on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal was still pending a successful physical...

Nats 1B Zimmerman plans to be back with champs _ or retired

Dec. 3, 2019 12:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman figures he’ll either find himself back with the World Series champions next season — or out of baseball. “I think I’ve made my intentions pretty clear,” Zimmerman said Monday night, when he attended the...

MASN payment to Nats put on hold pending Orioles’ appeal

Nov. 25, 2019 5:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Nationals aren’t getting their more than $99 million payment from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network quite yet. New York Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen on Monday stayed enforcement of the judgment pending an appeal by the Baltimore Orioles, who own a controlling...

Bill for Nationals-Orioles TV dispute tops $99 million

Nov. 22, 2019 6:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The bill is coming due for what the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network should pay the Washington Nationals for television rights for 2012-16: more than $99 million. A proposed judgment was submitted Friday in New York Supreme Court. The court in August upheld an April 15 decision by a Major League...

Dillon hired as Phillies new hitting coach under Girardi

Nov. 21, 2019 1:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Dillon has been hired as hitting coach for the Philadelphia Phillies under new manager Joe Girardi. Dillon served as assistant hitting coach for the Washington Nationals for the past two seasons and previously spent two seasons as the minor league hitting coordinator for the Miami...

Shark crosses Pacific: Parra joins Yomiuri Giants

Nov. 20, 2019 1:28 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The “Baby Shark” is moving to Japan. Outfielder Gerardo Parra has agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants. As part of the agreement announced Tuesday, Parra can earn $500,000 in bonuses next year. The deal includes a $3 million...