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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant, left, fist-bumps fans after being announced during the baseball team's convention, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Chicago Cubs keeping options open with season on the horizon

Jan. 17, 2020 9:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When it comes to Kris Bryant, or any other Chicago Cubs star on the precipice of free agency, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein is hoping for the best. He also is working on the alternative. That's about all he can say at the moment. Keeping his cards close to his chest, perhaps...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos offers to toss a ball to a fan during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, in Arlington, Texas. Robinson Chirinos and the Texas Rangers were close Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, to a $6.5 million, one-year contract to reunite after the veteran catcher spent a season with the AL West rival Houston Astros. A person familiar with the deal said the agreement was contingent on a successful physical. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there had been no official announcement. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)

Rangers finalize deals for 3B Frazier, reunion with Chirinos

Jan. 15, 2020 5:45 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have formally reunited with catcher Robinson Chirinos and added third baseman Todd Frazier after completing one-year deals with the free agents. Chirinos and Frazier both got contracts that included club options for 2021. The deals were announced by the team...

AP source: Rangers, Frazier reach agreement on $5M deal

Jan. 12, 2020 7:04 PM EST

Veteran third baseman Todd Frazier and the Texas Rangers have reached an agreement on a $5 million, one-year contract, filling a significant need for the team. A person familiar with the deal said Sunday that the agreement was pending a successful physical. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro pauses during the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Los Angeles Angels and Castro have agreed to a $6.85 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night, Jan. 2, 2020. because the deal was pending a successful physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Catcher Jason Castro, Angels finalize $6.85M, 1-year deal

Jan. 7, 2020 10:48 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Catcher Jason Castro has finalized a $6.85 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels announced the agreement Tuesday after the sides reached a deal last week. Left-hander Adalberto Mejía was designated for assignment to make room. The 32-year-old Castro...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Miami Marlins' Starlin Castro hits an RBI single to score Brian Anderson during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Miami. Infielder Starlin Castro finalized a two-year contract with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, one of a flurry of recent moves by the World Series champions. Castro's deal gives the club someone who can start at second base and maybe also play some at third, where Anthony Rendon left as a free agent. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Nationals sign INF Starlin Castro for $12 million, 2 years

Jan. 7, 2020 10:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infielder Starlin Castro finalized a two-year contract with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, one of a flurry of recent moves by the World Series champions. Castro's deal gives the club someone who can start at second base and maybe also play some at third, where Anthony Rendon left as...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro pauses during the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Los Angeles Angels and Castro have agreed to a $6.85 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night, Jan. 2, 2020. because the deal was pending a successful physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

AP source: Angels, C Castro agree to $6.85M, 1-year deal

Jan. 2, 2020 11:38 PM EST

The Los Angeles Angels and catcher Jason Castro have agreed to a $6.85 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the deal was pending a successful physical and had not been announced. The...

Miami Dolphins defensive end Trent Harris, right, sacks New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Column: Think you know 2020? Some sports predictions for you

Dec. 31, 2019 1:52 PM EST

Predictions aren't for the faint of heart, as anyone who has ever given money to a bookmaker can attest. Strange things can happen, which is a big reason why they still play games. Still, with every new year comes the hope that this might be the year some of them come true. With that in mind, let’s begin....

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series in Washington. Free agent pitcher Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to an $80 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a physical sometime after Christmas and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

AP source: Ryu, Blue Jays agree to $80 million, 4-year deal

Dec. 23, 2019 3:38 AM EST

Hyun-Jin Ryu is headed north of the border to a Toronto Blue Jays team in dire need of starting pitching. One that was willing to pay for it, too. Ryu and the Blue Jays agreed to an $80 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke late Sunday night on...

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 file photo, Atlanta Braves pitcher Dallas Keuchel delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in New York. The Chicago White Sox and left-hander Dallas Keuchel have agreed to a $55 million, three-year deal, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night, Dec. 21, 2019 because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

AP source: White Sox, Keuchel agree to $55.5M, 3-year deal

Dec. 22, 2019 12:13 AM EST

The Chicago White Sox and left-hander Dallas Keuchel have agreed to a $55.5 million, three-year deal, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night because the agreement had not been announced. Keuchel's deal includes a vesting option...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, Sports agent Scott Boras answers questions during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings in Orlando, Fla. Nearly 30 years after negotiating his first contract, Boras worked out $814 million in deals for Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon in a three-day span, part of what is expected to be a $1.2 billion offseason for baseball's most visible agent. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Boras' billions: baseball agent creates free-agent flurry

Dec. 18, 2019 7:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Boras showed up at the winter meetings with his own press conference backdrop. How appropriate, given his banner offseason. Beloved by his high-profile clients, courted by powerful owners and a polarizing figure for fans, baseball's most famous agent negotiated $814 million of...