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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...

Catcher Tucker Barnhart glad Reds didn't pull off trade

Feb. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Tucker Barnhart read about the Reds' interest in Miami catcher J.T. Realmuto and hoped that they wouldn't be able to swing a deal for the All-Star. Having endured the hardest part of a rebuild, he wanted to be in Cincinnati for a turnaround. Barnhart got his wish. Realmuto was dealt...

Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievances with NFL

Feb. 15, 2019 6:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With a public hearing looming and the threat of owners and league officials facing depositions, the NFL settled collusion cases brought by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. The league, about to celebrate its 100th season, faced criticism from all sides thanks to the protest movement started...

Royals add veteran reliever Storen to compete in bullpen

Feb. 15, 2019 5:48 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals agreed with reliever Drew Storen on a minor league contract Friday that includes an invitation to big league spring training. Storen would have a $1.25 million salary in the major leagues if he is added to the 40-man roster, and he would have the chance to earn...

Column: Stars missing, but baseball will avoid labor strife

Feb. 15, 2019 4:40 PM EST

Spring training has started, yet two of baseball's biggest stars, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, are sitting at home. For those who think this is a strong indication that the national pastime is headed toward another paralyzing labor dispute, do not fret. There's too much money at stake — on all sides...

Infielder Solarte receives minor league contract from Giants

Feb. 15, 2019 4:12 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Switch-hitting, versatile infielder Yangervis Solarte has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants. If added to the 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract with a $1.75 million salary while in the major leagues and would have a chance to...

Tigers beat Fulmer in final arbitration case this year

Feb. 15, 2019 1:13 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Detroit beat pitcher Michael Fulmer in the last salary arbitration case this year, leaving players with a 6-4 final record in decisions. Fulmer was awarded a raise from $575,200 to $2.8 million by Matt Goldberg, Robert Herzog and Elizabeth Neumeier, who heard the case Wednesday....

Skinner focused on present in Buffalo rather than future

Feb. 14, 2019 5:23 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Skinner knows how much the Sabres and their playoff-starved fans want him to stay in Buffalo beyond this season. "Ha, ha, I've heard," the forward memorably said with a laugh in December. "I'm having a lot of fun, too." And yet, two months later, Skinner is nowhere closer to...

Bauer calls hearing's ending 'character assassination'

Feb. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer thought the Cleveland Indians had presented a better overall case against him in their latest salary arbitration hearing, until the last 10 minutes in a rebuttal by Major League Baseball labor relations staff he viewed as "character assassination"...