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AP source: Mets, Hechavarria agree to minor league deal

Feb. 18, 2019 12:05 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Veteran shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal is...

AP source: Moustakas, Brewers nearing deal for $10M

Feb. 17, 2019 10:11 PM EST

Mike Moustakas and the Brewers are nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for a guarantee of $10 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because the agreement will be subject to a successful physical. The...

Cano says he feels 25, not 36, as he reports to Mets

Feb. 17, 2019 7:23 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets infielder Robinson Cano had a youthful perspective after reporting to spring training. "I feel like I'm 25," the 36-year-old All-Star second baseman said Sunday, a day ahead of the team's first full-squad workout. Cano took a physical and held a news conference. He...

Reliever Aaron Loup, Padres agree to $1.4M, 1-year deal

Feb. 17, 2019 12:58 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Left-hander Aaron Loup and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a one-year contract that guarantees $1.4 million, a deal that includes a team option for 2020. Loup gets a $1.2 million salary this year under the agreement announced Sunday. San Diego's option is for $2 million with a...

A's Khris Davis would like to stay with A's several years

Feb. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Major league home run leader Khris Davis would like a long-term deal from the Oakland Athletics that allows him to stay with the franchise for at least three more seasons. Davis says desire for a multiyear contract won't consume as he prepares to open the season in Japan next month...

Rockies relievers ready for strong bullpen minus Ottavino

Feb. 16, 2019 8:34 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Colorado Rockies will be without the reliever who boasted he could strike out Babe Ruth, but they believe the bridge between their solid starting rotation and premier closer Wade Davis remains sturdy. Colorado is counting on a veteran bullpen group that includes Scott Oberg,...

AP source: OF Maybin nears minor league deal with Giants

Feb. 16, 2019 6:05 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations says free agent Cameron Maybin is closing in on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants, who were still in the market for outfielders to add depth. Maybin must pass a physical, the person said Saturday, speaking to...

Orioles agree to terms with SS Alcides Escobar

Feb. 16, 2019 3:05 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with shortstop Alcides Escobar on a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. Baltimore has been looking to increase its infield depth, and Escobar is expected to challenge for the starting shortstop spot. The...

Luis Severino, Yankees agree to $40M, 4-year contract

Feb. 15, 2019 10:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Luis Severino avoided an arbitration hearing with the New York Yankees, agreeing Friday to a $40 million, four-year contract. Severino's deal includes a team option for 2023 that could make the agreement worth $52.25 million for five seasons. If the option is not exercised,...

Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps amid Anthony Davis fallout

Feb. 15, 2019 7:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have decided to fire ninth-year general manager Dell Demps and start the process of finding someone to deal with the fallout of All-Star Anthony Davis' recent trade demand. Demps' dismissal comes after Davis said in late January that he would not sign an...