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APNewsBreak: 2019 MLB payrolls drop due to signing bonuses

Apr. 23, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Big deals for Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and others that included large signing bonuses masked an otherwise flat market for the second straight offseason that caused Major League Baseball's opening-day payrolls to drop by $43 million for 2019. Payrolls, however, rose by $131 million when...

Pitcher Gio González released by Yankees; Loaisiga coming up

Apr. 23, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gio González was released Monday from his minor league contract with the New York Yankees. The 33-year-old left-hander agreed to the deal in mid-March. If added to the 40-man roster, he would have received a $3 million salary while in the major leagues and the chance to earn $9...

Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

Apr. 22, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government's overseers of Medicare and Social Security. It paints a sobering...

Judge hurts oblique, likely to injured list; Yankees top KC

Apr. 20, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge took a swing, winced and then labored to make it all the way to first base. Quickly, the crowd at Yankee Stadium went silent, realizing this was a most costly hit. Judge hurt his left oblique and was expected to go on the injured list as the already banged-up New York Yankees...

1B Logan Morrison agrees to minor league deal with Yankees

Apr. 20, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Logan Morrison agreed to a minor league contract Friday with the New York Yankees, who sought another first base option with Greg Bird again on the injured list. If added to the 40-man roster, Morrison would get a one-year contract with a $1 million salary while in the major leagues....

Red Wings name Steve Yzerman general manager

Apr. 19, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Steve Yzerman is getting another chance to return the Detroit Red Wings to glory. The Hockey Hall of Famer did it as one the game's great leaders, helping Detroit end a 42-year championship drought with the first of three Stanley Cup celebrations of his playing tenure in Detroit. Now, he has...

Ramsey says Jags know why he's skipping voluntary workouts

Apr. 19, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey responded to Tom Coughlin's public criticism Friday, saying the team knows why he's skipping voluntary workouts. Ramsey did not elaborate on the reason for his absence in his Twitter post , but said he will be "ready when it's time."...

Khris Davis, A's agree to deal adding $33.75M for '20, '21

Apr. 18, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At spring training, Khris Davis expressed his desire to stay with the Oakland Athletics on a long-term contract for the next several seasons. He wants to build something special in the East Bay, while keeping up his remarkable home run pace. Davis now has the new deal he so wanted,...

Arians takes crack at turning around struggling Buccaneers

Apr. 18, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New regime, same old mission for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bruce Arians is the latest coach taking a stab at making the Bucs relevant again. The former Arizona Cardinals coach came out of retirement in January to replace Dirk Koetter, who was fired after another losing season extended...

Jaguars will use draft to add pieces for QB Nick Foles

Apr. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have done little to build around the most expensive player in franchise history. Since giving quarterback Nick Foles a four-year, $88 million contract that included $50.125 million guaranteed, the Jaguars essentially have rummaged through free-agent...