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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago. A person with knowledge of the deal has confirmed to The Associated Press that left-hander Lester and the Washington Nationals have an agreement in principle in place for a one-year contract. The deal is pending the successful completion of a physical exam. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Lefty Jon Lester finalizes $5M, 1-year deal with Nationals

Jan. 27, 2021 3:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Left-handed starter Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals finalized a $5 million, one-year contract Wednesday, giving the team a fourth member of a rotation led by Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin. Lester and the team had an agreement in principle in place last week,...

FILE - Atlanta Braves pitcher Darren O'Day works against the Miami Marlins during a baseball game in Atlanta, in this Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, file photo. The Yankees quickly found a replacement for their bullpen, agreeing to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with submarining right-hander Darren O’Day, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

AP source: Darren O'Day agrees to $2.5M deal with Yankees

Jan. 27, 2021 3:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees quickly found a replacement for their bullpen, agreeing to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with submarining right-hander Darren O’Day, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The deal includes player and club options for 2022, the...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros' George Springer takes a lead off first during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night, Jan. 19, 20201, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

New Jays OF Springer sees echoes of Astros in Toronto's core

Jan. 27, 2021 1:48 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — George Springer thinks Toronto's promising young core is similar to the group he played with that led Houston to its first World Series title in 2017. Springer and the Blue Jays agreed last week to a team-record $150 million, six-year contract. He joined a roster that includes young sluggers...

Braves reach minor league deal with utility player Adrianza

Jan. 27, 2021 12:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves added depth by agreeing to a minor league contract with utility player Ehire Adrianza. The 31-year-old Adrianza would receive a $1.5 million, one-year contract if added to the Braves' 40-man roster. Adrianza has played eight seasons with the San Francisco Giants and Minnesota...

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, Indianapolis Colts assistant quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady is shown on the field before an NFL football game  against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Indianapolis Colts made it official Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady has been promoted to offensive coordinator. He will become the NFL's third Black offensive coordinator, replacing Nick Sirianni who took the Philadelphia Eagles coaching job last week.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Brady charting new course with Indianapolis offense in flux

Jan. 27, 2021 2:28 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Brady takes over an Indianapolis Colts offense in flux. Quarterback Philip Rivers and longtime left tackle Anthony Castonzo have retired. Brady's predecessor as offensive coordinator, Nick Sirianni, is off to Philadelphia. Passing game specialist Kevin Patullo left another hole...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Andrelton Simmons throws the ball against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning of a spring training baseball game in Tempe, Ariz. The Minnesota Twins and shortstop Andrelton Simmons have agreed to a $10.5 million, one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement is subject to a physical exam.(AP Photo/Matt York, File)

AP source: Twins, SS Andrelton Simmons agree to $10.5M deal

Jan. 26, 2021 11:05 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and slick-fielding shortstop Andrelton Simmons agreed Tuesday night to a $10.5 million, one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal is subject to a...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2020, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Freddy Galvis fields the ball during the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Cincinnati. The Baltimore Orioles filled a hole in their infield by agreeing Tuesday, Jan. 26, with Galvis to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. Galvis broke into the big leagues with Philadelphia in 2012 and spent the last two years with Cincinnati. The 31-year-old hit .220 with seven homers and 16 RBIs during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

Galvis and Orioles agree to $1.5 million, 1-year contract

Jan. 26, 2021 7:19 PM EST

The Orioles filled a hole in their infield by agreeing Tuesday with free agent Freddy Galvis to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. Galvis broke into the big leagues with Philadelphia in 2012 and spent the last two years with Cincinnati. The 31-year-old hit .220 with seven homers and 16 RBIs during the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 file photo, Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) catches a ball during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver. Shortstop Marcus Semien agreed to an $18 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

AP source: Semien, Blue Jays agree to $18M, 1-year contract

Jan. 26, 2021 7:11 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Shortstop Marcus Semien agreed to an $18 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement was subject to a successful physical. Semien will become...

FILE - Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto follows through after hitting a two-run home run off Atlanta Braves pitcher Robbie Erlin during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia, in this Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, file photo. The Philadelphia Phillies and two-time All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto agreed on a $115.5 million, five-year contract, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Both people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, because Realmuto’s deal was pending a successful physical.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

AP sources: Phillies, Realmuto agree on $115.5 million deal

Jan. 26, 2021 5:35 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The “Sign J.T.” chants from fans gathered outside the ballpark during the pandemic-altered season and echoed by Bryce Harper and many players on the Philadelphia Phillies were loud and clear. It's happening. The Philadelphia Phillies and two-time All-Star catcher J.T....

Bills sign 13 to reserve-future deals, including WR Kumerow

Jan. 26, 2021 5:28 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Receiver Jake Kumerow was among 13 players signed by the Buffalo Bills to reserve-future contracts on Tuesday. Kumerow appeared in six games for the Bills and scored a touchdown on his only catch of the season in a 48-19 win at Denver on Dec. 19. The third-year player was cut the...