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Cubs, Gomes finalize $13 million, two-year contract

Dec. 01, 2021 15:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and catcher Yan Gomes finalized a $13 million, two-year contract on Wednesday that includes a club option for 2024. The Cubs also have Willson Contreras behind the plate, but he is eligible for free agency after next season and the team...

White Sox, Leury García finalize $16.5 million, 3-year deal

Dec. 01, 2021 15:39 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and versatile Leury García have finalized a $16.5 million, three-year contract. The deal announced Wednesday calls for the 30-year-old Garcia to earn $5.5 million each of the next three years. He helped the White Sox win the AL...

To the Max: Scherzer, Mets finalize $130M, 3-year deal

Dec. 01, 2021 15:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets owner Steve Cohen promised a max effort bringing a World Series back to New York. Enter Max Scherzer, the newest ace in Queens. The Mets and the three-time Cy Young Award winner finalized a $130 million, three-year deal...

1983 AL Cy Young Award winner LaMarr Hoyt dies at 66

Dec. 01, 2021 15:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — LaMarr Hoyt, who won the 1983 AL Cy Young Award with the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 66. The White Sox announced his death on Wednesday. The team said he died Monday in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, following a lengthy illness. ...

Clock ticks down to MLB's 1st work stoppage since 1995

Dec. 01, 2021 15:16 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The clock ticked down Wednesday toward the expiration of Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement at 11:59 p.m. EST and a likely management lockout ending the sport’s labor peace at 9,740 days over 26 1/2 years. After successfully...

Marlins introduce Garcia, who already calls Miami home

Dec. 01, 2021 14:07 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Avisaíl García made his lone All-Star Game appearance on the Miami Marlins’ field. He has owned a house in the city for a few years. The native of Venezuela considers Miami home. That said, he still had to pass Derek Jeter’s test. ...

Rays, pitcher Kluber finalize $8 million, 1-year contract

Dec. 01, 2021 12:28 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and the Tampa Bay Rays finalized an $8 million, one-year free-agent contract on Wednesday. The deal includes an additional $5 million in incentives. The 35-year-old Kluber had...

Former player, labor lawyer lead MLB into 9th work stoppage

Dec. 01, 2021 12:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Clark was a minor league prospect in the Detroit Tigers’ system and Rob Manfred a junior lawyer on Major League Baseball management’s legal team during the sport's last work stoppage. Now, they lead billion-dollar factions of a fractured sport...

Rangers finalize $175M, 7-year contract with 2B Semien

Dec. 01, 2021 10:34 AM EST

The Texas Rangers have finalized their $175 million, seven-year contract with Gold Glove second baseman Marcus Semien. Semien is set to make $25 million next season, then $26 million each from 2023-27 before $20 million in the final year in 2028. ...

Braves tender contract to OF Duvall, re-sign Arcia, Heredia

Dec. 01, 2021 10:31 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves tendered a contract to slugger Adam Duvall, ensuring the National League RBI leader returns to the World Series-winning club for another season. The tendering of Duvall by the Tuesday night deadline was among a flurry of moves for the...