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AP source: Yankees plan to not pay $26 million owed Ellsbury

Nov. 22, 2019 3:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees plan to not pay Jacoby Ellsbury the remaining $26 million due under his contract, contending he violated the deal by getting unauthorized medical treatment. New York general manager sent a letter to Ellsbury and his agent, Scott Boras, informing them the team converted his...

Abreu agrees to $50M, 3-year contract with White Sox

Nov. 22, 2019 1:45 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract with the White Sox, eight days after the first baseman accepted Chicago’s qualifying offer of a $17.8 million, one-year deal. Abreu receives a $5 million signing bonus payable on July 1 and salaries of $11 million in 2020,...

AP Source: Mariners, prospect White reach $24M, 6-year deal

Nov. 22, 2019 1:44 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners are locking up Evan White for the future before he ever plays a major league game. Seattle and White have reached agreement on a $24 million, six-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on the condition...

Rivers’ future with Chargers beginning to receive scrutiny

Nov. 21, 2019 8:48 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers’ final five regular-season games after their bye this week could go a long way toward determining whether Philip Rivers will return next year. The franchise quarterback is in the final year of his contract with neither side indicating it’s...

Falcons vs Bucs: 2 teams with an eye on 2020

Nov. 21, 2019 7:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a way, the 2020 season has already begun for the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With six weeks to go, neither team has a realistic path to the playoffs. Sunday’s game will be as much about the future as the present. The Falcons (3-7) want to keep building on their...

John Sherman approved as new controlling owner of Royals

Nov. 21, 2019 6:45 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — John Sherman was approved Thursday as the new controlling owner of the Kansas City Royals, and his group plans to close its deal to purchase the team from David Glass and his family next week. Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously to approve the deal, which was announced...

Catcher Yasmani Grandal, White Sox reach $73M, 4-year deal

Nov. 21, 2019 5:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal saw a young team stocked with promising pitchers and hitters. He envisioned a bright future for the Chicago White Sox, and he chose to be part of it. No longer burdened by draft-pick compensation, Grandal found the multiyear contract he failed to get last offseason. The...

MLB probing Astros back to ’17, ‘firm’ discipline possible

Nov. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons. After the conclusion of owners meetings Thursday, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB will “investigate...

LA Galaxy in contract negotiations with Romain Alessandrini

Nov. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy are negotiating with midfielder Romain Alessandrini in a bid to keep him with the club after the recent expiration of his contract. The five-time MLS champion Galaxy announced the negotiations Thursday amid several roster decisions. The Galaxy also are negotiating for...

Past midpoint of big contract, Cousins hitting his stride

Nov. 21, 2019 3:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the aftermath of the 54-yard touchdown pass that Kirk Cousins threw to Stefon Diggs early in the fourth quarter that accelerated a furious comeback by the Minnesota Vikings, the always animated wide receiver was as fired up as ever as he stalked the sideline and screamed encouragement...