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Column: Players finding payoffs are changing in baseball

Feb. 21, 2019 3:03 AM EST

Manny Machado's new $300 million contract put a stop — at least temporarily — to a growing chorus of player complaints that major league teams were conspiring to do deep damage to the free agent market. It did nothing, however, to change the new reality of baseball. And that's something players...

AP source: Harrison has 1-year agreement with Tigers

Feb. 20, 2019 8:48 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Free agent Josh Harrison has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was still subject to a successful physical. The 31-year-old Harrison spent his first...

Father accused of beating, raping twin daughters sentenced

Feb. 20, 2019 8:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 52-year-old Minneapolis man accused of beating and raping his mentally disabled twin daughters has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Hennepin County Judge Fred Karasov sentenced the man Wednesday for crimes committed against the women when they were teenagers, and for endangering...

McCutchen ready to boost Phillies in all sorts of ways

Feb. 20, 2019 6:04 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen is ready to boost the Philadelphia Phillies with his bat, glove and brain. Signed to a $50 million, three-year contract, McCutchen said he enjoys his role as the veteran in the outfield and likes what he's seen from his younger teammates. The 32-year-old McCutchen...

Buster Posey likely won't catch in early spring games

Feb. 20, 2019 5:57 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Buster Posey most likely will not catch in any spring training games until early March, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday. Posey, who had surgery in August to address a hip impingement and repair a torn labrum, has been catching pitchers' side sessions in camp...

Nutting: pricey free agent would imbalance Pirates payroll

Feb. 20, 2019 5:38 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Having watched the San Diego Padres reach a $300 million, 10-year deal with Manny Machado, Pirates owner Bob Nutting doesn't think it makes sense Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington to add a pricey free agent. A huge salary could cause the portion paid to one player to be...

Zach Duke can earn $300,000 in performance bonuses with Reds

Feb. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Zach Duke can earn $300,000 in performances as part of his $2 million, one-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds. Duke could get $100,000 each for 45, 50 and 55 games pitched as part of the deal announced last week. He has additional bonuses for finishing among the top three in Cy...

Derek Dietrich gets chance to compete for Reds' bench role

Feb. 20, 2019 5:17 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Derek Dietrich didn't have a team after the Miami Marlins designated him for assignment in November. The utility player has wound up with a team from his home state, getting a chance to earn a role off the bench. Dietrich agreed to a minor league deal on Tuesday with the Cincinnati...

Mets' infielder Jed Lowrie to have MRI of left knee

Feb. 20, 2019 4:53 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The New York Mets uttered that dreaded three-letter acronym for the first time in spring training, and it involved Jed Lowrie: MRI. Starting a $20 million, two-year contract, the infielder noticed the back of his left knee started to hurt last weekend after he was running, an...

Yankees' Tulowitzki hits in first simulated game

Feb. 20, 2019 4:48 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki took a called third strike in his first simulated game of spring training and followed with a drive down the right-field line that would have been over Yankee Stadium's right-field wall. "Honestly I feel good, ready to go," he said. "Just excited to play." Now 34, the...