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New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Mets trade LHP Steven Matz to Blue Jays for 3 young arms

Jan. 28, 2021 1:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a deal between two of baseball's busiest teams this winter, the New York Mets traded left-hander Steven Matz to the Toronto Blue Jays for three young pitchers Wednesday night. New York received reliever Sean Reid-Foley and minor league right-handers Josh Winckowski and Yennsy Díaz...

FILE - New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu celebrates at second base after hitting a two-run double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Yankee Stadium in New York, in this Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, file photo. The New York Yankees and AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu worked Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, to put in place a six-year contract worth about $90 million, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin, File)

Yanks finalize deals with Kluber, LeMahieu, agree with O'Day

Jan. 27, 2021 11:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The retooling New York Yankees finalized a $90 million, six-year contract to retain AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu on Wednesday and completed an $11 million deal to add right-hander Corey Kluber. The Yankees also reached a $2.5 million, one-year deal with submarining right-handed reliever...

AP source: Lefty Aaron Loup agrees to 1-year deal with Mets

Jan. 27, 2021 8:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets added a left-hander to their bullpen, agreeing to a one-year contract with Aaron Loup, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement was subject to a successful physical. Loup, 33, was...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 27, 2021 6:45 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 26 The Mercury News and East Bay Times on California's easing of coronavirus restrictions: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to lift regional stay-at-home orders across the state makes absolutely no sense. The governor’s...

Minor scores 20 to carry Merrimack over LIU-Brooklyn 68-63

Jan. 27, 2021 6:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Minor tied his career high with 20 points plus 12 rebounds as Merrimack narrowly beat Long Island-Brooklyn 68-63 on Wednesday. Ziggy Reid had 14 points for Merrimack (4-3, 4-3 Northeast Conference). Mikey Watkins added 13 points and Mykel Derring had 12. Jermaine Jackson Jr. had 22...

Far-right influencer charged in 2016 Clinton voter scheme

Jan. 27, 2021 4:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A self-styled far-right propagandist was arrested in Florida on Wednesday on charges he used social media to try to suppress votes for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint accused 31-year-old Douglass...

FILE - Atlanta Braves pitcher Darren O'Day works against the Miami Marlins during a baseball game in Atlanta, in this Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, file photo. The Yankees quickly found a replacement for their bullpen, agreeing to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with submarining right-hander Darren O’Day, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

AP source: Darren O'Day agrees to $2.5M deal with Yankees

Jan. 27, 2021 3:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees quickly found a replacement for their bullpen, agreeing to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with submarining right-hander Darren O’Day, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The deal includes player and club options for 2022, the...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros' George Springer takes a lead off first during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night, Jan. 19, 20201, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

New Jays OF Springer sees echoes of Astros in Toronto's core

Jan. 27, 2021 1:48 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — George Springer thinks Toronto's promising young core is similar to the group he played with that led Houston to its first World Series title in 2017. Springer and the Blue Jays agreed last week to a team-record $150 million, six-year contract. He joined a roster that includes young sluggers...

Mets promote Zack Scott to acting general manager

Jan. 27, 2021 1:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Scott was promoted to acting general manager of the New York Mets on Wednesday, eight days after GM Jared Porter was fired. Scott was hired as assistant GM on Dec. 23 after 17 seasons with the Boston Red Sox, the last two as assistant GM. “Zack has plenty of championship...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen pauses while speaking to the media following spring training baseball practice in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Van Wagenen and many of his top aides are out, moves announced less than an hour after hedge fund manager Steve Cohen completed his $2.4 billion purchase of the team Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Van Wagenen back to representing players, with Roc Nation

Jan. 27, 2021 1:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen is switching back to representing players after 2 1/2 years working for a club. Van Wagenen joined Roc Nation Sports on Wednesday as chief operating officer and head of strategy and business development. He will report to the company's...