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NEW YORK (AP) — Jed Lowrie can earn a $500,000 performance bonus during each season of his deal with the New York Mets if he makes 550 plate appearances. The Mets and the infielder finalized the $20 million, two-year contract on Wednesday. He gets a $5 million signing bonus, of which $1 million is due …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jed Lowrie can earn a $500,000 performance bonus during each season of his deal with the New York Mets if he makes 550 plate appearances. The Mets and the infielder finalized the $20 million, two-year contract on Wednesday. He gets a $5 million signing bonus, of which $1 million is due …

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NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Adam Ottavino and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal was subject to a successful physical. Ottavino is a 33-year-old New Yorker who …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Eric Skoglund was suspended Monday for the season’s first 80 games after testing positive for two performance-enhancing substances. The commissioner’s office said the positive tests were for selective androgen receptor modulators S-22 (Ostarine) and LGD-4033 (Ligandrol). Royals general manager Dayton Moore said in a statement Skoglund “unknowingly …

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NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu is putting away his mittens and packing more mitts. A star second baseman for Colorado, LeMahieu is set to join a crowded New York Yankees infield. “I was told to bring a lot of gloves,” he said Wednesday on a conference call. That’s fine with LeMahieu, who became …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent infielder Jed Lowrie and the New York Mets have finalized a $20 million, two-year contract. A switch-hitter who turns 35 in April, Lowrie and is coming off his first All-Star season. “We are really fortunate and thrilled that Jed bought what we were selling,” new Mets general manager Brodie …

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Like his longtime broadcasting cohort used to say, Marty Brennaman is rounding third and heading for home. The Reds play-by-play announcer said Wednesday that he’ll retire after the 2019 season, his 46th in Cincinnati. His career started with a chance to call baseball history. It entered a final season with deep sighs …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Dozier turned down a more lucrative deal to join what he hopes is a playoff team with the Nationals. The 31-year-old signed a $9 million, one-year contract with Washington that makes him the new second baseman and potentially a bridge from Daniel Murphy to prospect Carter Kieboom. Dozier said Tuesday other …

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Asked why he agreed to a one-year deal with Milwaukee rather than multiyear offers from other teams, catcher Yasmani Grandal gave two simple reasons: the chance to win and family. Grandal lives in Peoria, Arizona, not far from the Brewers‘ spring training camp. “My wife told me: ‘You get to have spring …

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DENTON, Texas (AP) — Former major league pitcher John Wetteland has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Denton County jail records show the 52-year-old Wetteland was arrested Monday and freed on $25,000 bond. Authorities have not released details of the investigation into the Texas Rangers Hall of …

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