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Star 3B Rendon, Angels complete $245 million, 7-year deal

Dec. 13, 2019 11:56 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — All-Star third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels finalized a $245 million, seven-year contract on Friday, two days after the sides reached agreement at the winter meetings. The 29-year-old Rendon led the majors with 126 RBIs, then excelled in the postseason to help...

Rangers finish $16M. 2-year deal with pitcher Jordan Lyles

Dec. 13, 2019 8:54 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Rangers completed a $16 million, two-year contract with free agent right-hander Jordan Lyles, finalizing a deal that had been agreed upon before this week's winter meetings. Texas agreed to a $585,000, one-year contract on Friday with left-hander Jeffrey Springs, designated for...

MLB, union agree to testing for opioids after Skaggs' death

Dec. 12, 2019 3:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball will start testing for opioids and cocaine, but only players who do not cooperate with their treatment plans will be subject to discipline. Marijuana will be removed from the list of drugs of abuse and will be treated the same as alcohol as part of changes announced...

MLB's winter meetings turned into the Scott Boras show

Dec. 12, 2019 3:32 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A mostly dreary winter meetings lacking spectacular swaps will be remembered as the Scott Boras show. Baseball's most prominent agent dominated each of the three full days of meetings with a nine-figure contract, deals for Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon that totaled $814...

Padres send Reed to A's to complete Profar-Allen trade

Dec. 12, 2019 3:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Oakland acquired minor league outfielder Buddy Reed from San Diego on Thursday to complete the Dec. 2 trade that sent second baseman Jurickson Profar to the Padres for catcher Austin Allen. Reed will be a non-roster invitee with the A's this spring. Reed batted .228 with a career-high 14...

AP Source: Angels, Anthony Rendon reach $245M, 7-year deal

Dec. 12, 2019 3:38 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $245 million, seven-year contract Wednesday, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced and was subject to...

Rendon follows Strasburg, Cole to free agent riches

Dec. 12, 2019 12:11 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Anthony Rendon is joining the Los Angeles Angels, quickly following mega-deals for Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg in a trifecta of nine-figure contracts for agent Scott Boras at a wild winter meetings. With baseball still buzzing over Cole's $324 million, nine-year agreement with the...

Angels to formulate plan for Ohtani’s throwing program soon

Dec. 12, 2019 12:09 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Once Shohei Ohtani completes the final phase of his recovery from Tommy John surgery later this month, the Los Angeles Angels will confer with surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache and the team's medical staff to determine how to proceed with the Japanese two-way star's throwing program. Ohtani...

Yankees harpoon Cole, Cashman's `white whale,' on 3rd try

Dec. 11, 2019 11:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Meeting with Gerrit Cole and the pitcher's wife for the first time last week at the Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach, Brian Cashman tossed out a literary reference that prompted laughter. "You're my white whale," the New York Yankees general manager told him. "He was someone we...

Ken Harrelson wins Frick Award for broadcast excellece

Dec. 11, 2019 11:10 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ken “Hawk" Harrelson, a former player who called Chicago White Sox games for 34 years, on Wednesday won the Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick award for excellence in broadcasting. “It’s just such an honor,” Harrelson said. “I’ve always considered myself...