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NEW YORK (AP) — Gold Glove-winning second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees have finalized a $24 million, two-year contract. The deal, which would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado, was agreed to Friday subject to a successful physical. The 30-year-old LeMahieu spent the previous eight seasons with …

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have completed a $1.8 million, one-year contract with right-handed reliever Blake Parker, the team’s first offseason addition to the bullpen. The Twins have an opening for closer after trading Fernando Rodney on Aug. 9, and Parker will be in the mix in spring training. Returners Addison Reed, Taylor Rogers, …

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized an $18.25 million, one-year contract. The deal, agreed to last week subject to a successful physical, includes a $16 million salary this year and a $16 million option for 2020 with a $2.25 million buyout. Either side may turn down the option. “Yasmani …

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MILWAUKEE — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized an $18.25 million, one-year contract. The deal, agreed to last week subject to a successful physical, was announced by the Brewers on Monday. “Yasmani has proven that he is one of the most productive catchers in baseball, both offensively and defensively, and he fits …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Stottlemyre made his mark on the mound: He started Game 7 of the World Series, earned five championship rings as a pitching coach, wound up with a plaque at Monument Park. But his most enduring impression might have come with the bat — more than a half-century later, he remains …

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Derek Holland is staying with the San Francisco Giants, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees $7 million. With all the injuries to the rotation last season, keeping the versatile Holland provides a big boost to the pitching staff. “For me, it was just an easy decision to come back …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent infielder Brian Dozier’s $9 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals includes $2 million in salary that is deferred without interest until Jan. 15, 2020. Washington announced the deal Sunday, three days after it was agreed to subject to a successful physical. Dozier can earn additional award bonuses, such as …

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New logos, new Hall of Famers and new players. What more could you ask for in the lead up to a new season? The San Diego Padres hosted the annual FanFest Saturday where fans had an opportunity to meet their favorite players–current and former– play games, and see the new 50th anniversary logo for the …

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Sleuthing this photo was pretty easy given the scoreboard, and most of what I want to talk about here isn’t the date of the game, so let’s get that out of the way first. The Cubs linescore clearly says “ATLANTA/CUBS” and there are five score lines per league side. That immediately dates this to between …

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NEW YORK (AP) — AL MVP Mookie Betts, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and major league home run champion Khris Davis reached high-priced one-year deals to avoid salary arbitration, while slugger Nolan Arenado and pitchers Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino and Aaron Nola were among 15 players still on track for hearings. Betts and …

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