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FILE - Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks reacts after striking out Houston Astros' Josh Reddick during the eighth inning of Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, in this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, file photo. The Chicago White Sox have finalized a $54 million, three-year deal with Oakland Athletics closer Liam Hendriks, another big move as they set their sights on a championship run. The deal was announced Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

White Sox finalize deal with Athletics closer Hendriks

Jan. 15, 2021 3:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Liam Hendriks saw the talent the Chicago White Sox had and knew he wanted to join the team. The move became official on Friday. Chicago finalized a $54 million, three-year deal with the former Oakland Athletics' closer, another big move as the White Sox set their sights on a championship...

FILE - New York Mets' Amed Rosario tosses his bat after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami, in this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo. The Cleveland Indians have traded four-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and pitcher Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Cleveland obtained infielders Andres Gimenez and Amed Rosario, right-hander Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Indians avoid arbitration with 3, all acquired in trades

Jan. 15, 2021 3:19 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians avoided salary arbitration with catcher Austin Hedges, right-hander Phil Maton and infielder Amed Rosario, agreeing Friday to one-year deals with three players who joined them via trade in the past six months. Hedges will make $3.28 million in 2021, Rosario $2.4...

Tigers avoid arbitration with Fulmer, reach 1-year deal

Jan. 12, 2021 7:20 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Right-hander Michael Fulmer and the Detroit Tigers agreed Tuesday to a $3.1 million, one-year contract that avoided arbitration. The 2016 AL Rookie of the Year went 0-2 with an 8.78 ERA in 10 starts last season after missing all of 2019 because of Tommy John surgery. He earned $1,037,037 in...

In this screen grab taken from video, Major League baseball player Francisco Lindor answers questions during a virtual press conference introducing him as the New York Mets new shortstop, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in New York. (New York Mets via AP)

Francisco Lindor all smiles after trade from Indians to Mets

Jan. 11, 2021 2:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor smiled widely for a full 40 minutes, enthralled to join a New York Mets team bulking up under new owner Steven Cohen. “They say it’s probably very contagious,” the Mets' new shortstop said. “I’m living my dream. I’m living the life...

FILE - Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor runs after hitting a double against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, in this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, file photo. The Cleveland Indians have agreed to trade four-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and pitcher Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Mega deal: Indians trade star Lindor, Carrasco to Mets

Jan. 7, 2021 10:11 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians drafted and developed Francisco Lindor, who blossomed into an All-Star shortstop and one of baseball's best all-around players. Cleveland chased a World Series title with him. They'll now do it without Lindor. Knowing they could never meet his price, the Indians dealt the...

Cleveland Indians trade All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, pitcher Carlos Carrasco to New York Mets

Jan. 7, 2021 1:09 PM EST
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians trade All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, pitcher Carlos Carrasco to New York Mets.
FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Oakland Athletics' Robbie Grossman waits on a pitch from the Texas Rangers during a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The Detroit Tigers have signed Grossman to a two-year, $10 million contract that includes performance bonuses. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Tigers sign Robbie Grossman to 2-year, $10 million contract

Jan. 5, 2021 10:56 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a $10 million, two-year contract, adding a switch-hitting veteran to a rebuilding team coming off consecutive last-place finishes. The deal includes salaries of $5 million annually plus performance bonuses. The 31-year-old Grossman...

Detwiler signs with Marlins; Leon gets minor league deal

Jan. 3, 2021 1:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Veteran left-hander Ross Detwiler has signed an $850,000, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, whose primary offseason goal is to upgrade their bullpen. The Marlins also announced on Sunday the signing of veteran catcher Sandy Leon to a minor league contract with an invitation to major...

White Sox, Marshall avoid arbitration, agree to 1-year deal

Dec. 31, 2020 3:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and reliever Evan Marshall agreed Thursday to a $2 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. The 30-year-old right-hander was 2-1 with a 2.38 ERA in 23 appearances last season — his second with the White Sox. He is 10-10 with a 3.96 ERA over seven years...

White Sox, OF Engel agree to 1-year deal, avoid arbitration

Dec. 30, 2020 4:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and outfielder Adam Engel agreed Wednesday to a $1.375 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. The 29-year-old Engel hit .295 with three homers and 12 RBIs last season. He recorded the final out of Lucas Giolito's no-hitter against Pittsburgh on Aug. 25 when...