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O's-Nats TV dispute goes before NY's top court on March 14

Feb. 01, 2023 13:57 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments for March 14 in the long-running dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals over television rights fees. After agreeing in September 2021 to consider the case, the state's highest...

Diego Castillo, Mariners argue case in salary arbitration

Jan. 31, 2023 19:58 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Diego Castillo and the Seattle Mariners went to salary arbitration Tuesday, with the relief pitcher asking for $3,225,000 and the team offering $2.95 million. Richard Bloch, Melinda Gordon and Brian Keller heard the case. A decision is expected...

Rays' Díaz gets $24 million, 3-year deal, avoids arbitration

Jan. 31, 2023 17:48 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays infielder Yandy Díaz agreed to a $24 million, three-year contract on Tuesday that avoided a salary arbitration hearing. Díaz's agreement could be worth $36 million over four seasons. The 31-year old will receive $6 million...

Plan outlined for new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark, redevelopment

Jan. 30, 2023 15:39 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A new ballpark for the Tampa Bay Rays will be built near the current one under plans unveiled Monday as part of a massive redevelopment project that also includes affordable housing, office space and retail in what was once a thriving Black neighborhood. ...

RHP Fairbanks, Rays agree to $12 million, 3-year contract

Jan. 27, 2023 20:06 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Reliever Pete Fairbanks and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided arbitration when they agreed Friday to a $12 million, three-year contract that could be worth up to $24.6 million over four seasons. The deal includes salaries of $3,666,666 this year and $3,666,667...

Jeffrey Springs, Rays agree to $31 million, 4-year contract

Jan. 25, 2023 20:38 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Left-hander Jeffrey Springs became the first of the 33 players who exchanged proposed arbitration salaries with their teams to reach a deal, agreeing Wednesday to a $31 million, four-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays that could be worth $65.75 million over five...

Hembree, Brewers agree to minor league deals with Rays

Jan. 19, 2023 15:21 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays agreed Thursday to minor league contracts with right-handers Heath Hembree, Ben Heller, Colten Brewer, Braden Bristo, Zack Burdi, Trevor Kelley and Elvin Rodriguez, and catcher Nick Dini. All eight will report to major league spring...

Longoria guaranteed $4M by Dbacks, can earn $1M in bonuses

Jan. 11, 2023 16:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Evan Longoria is guaranteed $4 million in his one-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the three-time All-Star third baseman can earn an additional $1 million in roster bonuses. Longoria would earn $150,000 for 90 days on the active roster as part of the...

Outfielder Corey Dickerson, Nationals agree to deal for 2023

Jan. 10, 2023 17:41 PM EST

Corey Dickerson hopes to show he can still hit for power and make an impact in the majors in his 30s. Signing with the Washington Nationals should give the well-traveled outfielder the chance to show that. Dickerson finalized a $2.25 million, one-year deal with the Nationals on...

D-backs sign 3-time All-Star Evan Longoria to 1-year deal

Jan. 05, 2023 19:07 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed three-time All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria to a one-year deal. The team announced the signing on Thursday. The 37-year-old Longoria is a 15-year veteran, spending his first 10 seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays and the last five...