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Tue Mar 1312:12APNewsBreak: Judge to earn $622,300 after hitting 52 HRsTyler Austin1BYankeesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Jordan MontgomerySPYankeesFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge will earn $622,300 in the major leagues as part of his one-year contract with the New York Yankees.Judge, who led the AL with 52 home runs, is not eligible for salary arbitration until after the 2019 season. He agreed to a split contract in which his salary would drop to $272,250 in the unlikely event he is sent back to the minors.New York uses a scale based on service time for its players not eligible for arbitration.Yankees pitcher Luis Severino will make $604,975 after he went 14-6 with a 2.98 ERA. His agreement calls for a minor league salary of $275,488.New York also reached agreements with first baseman Greg Bird ($582,000/$272,500), pitcher Jordan Montgomery ($580,450/$228,413) and infielder/outfielder Tyler Austin ($558,600/$230,814).With an influx of young players not yet eligible for arbitration, the Yankees are on track to get their payroll under the luxury tax threshold for the first time since the current tax began in 2003.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Tue Mar 1301:43Slashed salaries: Walker to Yankees, Lynn starts with TwinsMiguel Andujar3BYankeesFree Agent
Jake ArrietaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Tyler Austin1BYankeesFree Agent
Homer BaileySPRedsFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Christian BethancourtCBrewersFree Agent
Chad BettisSPRockiesFree Agent
Clayton BlackburnSPRangersFree Agent
Dylan BundySPOriolesFree Agent
Jesse ChávezRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Ji-Man Choi1BRaysFree Agent
Alex CobbSPOriolesFree Agent
Jharel CottonSPAthleticsFree Agent
Nelson CruzDHMarinersFree Agent
Steven DuggarCFGiantsFree Agent
Adam EngelCFWhite SoxFree Agent
Greg HollandRPCardinalsFree Agent
Phil HughesSPPadresFree Agent
Nick HundleyC/PHGiantsFree Agent
Edwin JacksonRPAthleticsFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
Ian Kinsler2BAngelsFree Agent
Lance LynnSPTwinsFree Agent
Starling MarteCF/LFPiratesFree Agent
Kris MedlenSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Bryan MitchellSPPadresFree Agent
Sean NewcombSPBravesFree Agent
Kevin PillarCFBlue JaysFree Agent
Stephen PiscottyRFAthleticsFree Agent
Albert Pujols1B/DHAngelsFree Agent
Garrett RichardsSPAngelsFree Agent
Michael SaundersRFRoyalsFree Agent
Jonathan Schoop2BOriolesFree Agent
Jean SeguraSSMarinersFree Agent
Antonio SenzatelaSPRockiesFree Agent
Blake SwihartCRed SoxFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Justin Turner3BDodgersFree Agent
Chase Utley2B/PHDodgersFree Agent
Neil Walker1B/2BYankeesFree Agent
Bradley ZimmerCFIndiansFree Agent
Neil Walker became the latest free agent to take a big pay cut as opening day approaches, joining the New York Yankees on Monday with a one-year deal for $4 million.The veteran infielder made $17.2 million last season while playing for the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. He can earn $1 million in performance bonuses this year.The 32-year-old Walker hit .265 with 14 home runs and 49 RBIs last season, then became a free agent. He will likely start at second base, giving prospects Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar more time to mature in the minor leagues."It's certainly a crazy offseason, but more than anything my hope was that I'd land somewhere that's going to be competitive and have a chance to win," Walker said. "I'm happy to be here, happy to be on a contending team."Starting pitcher Lance Lynn got right to work with Minnesota after finalizing his $12 million, one-year deal. He turned down a $17.4 million offer to stay with St. Louis, and looked for a richer contract in free age... [More]
Mon Mar 1222:43Neil Walker, Yankees agree to $4M, 1-year dealMiguel Andujar3BYankeesFree Agent
Jake CaveCFTwinsFree Agent
Brandon Drury2B/3B/PHYankeesFree Agent
Jacoby EllsburyCFYankeesFree Agent
Danny Espinosa2BRaysFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Tyler Wade2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Neil Walker1B/2BYankeesFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Joining the New York Yankees caused Neil Walker to smile, despite a hefty drop in salary.The free agent infielder agreed Monday to a $4 million, one-year contract, a 77 percent pay cut in a deal that allows New York prospects Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar more time to mature in the minor leagues.Walker earned $17.2 million last season, when he accepted a qualifying offer from the New York Mets."It's certainly a crazy offseason, but more than anything my hope was that I'd land somewhere that's going to be competitive and have a chance to win," Walker said. "I'm happy to be here, happy to be on a contending team."Walker, a switch-hitter, likely will start at second base and Brandon Drury, acquired from Arizona last month, will play third. Walker can make $500,000 in performance bonuses: $125,000 each for 425, 450, 475 and 500 plate appearances."It's just another choice for the manager," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "If he takes something from someb... [More]
Mon Mar 1221:03Twins finalize $12M Lynn deal to further upgrade rotationTyler DuffeyRPTwinsFree Agent
Zach DukeRPTwinsFree Agent
Kyle GibsonSPTwinsFree Agent
Phil HughesSPPadresFree Agent
Lance LynnSPTwinsFree Agent
Logan Morrison1B/DHTwinsFree Agent
Jake OdorizziSPTwinsFree Agent
Addison ReedRPTwinsFree Agent
Fernando RodneyRPTwinsFree Agent
Ervin SantanaSPTwinsFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Patiently monitoring baseball's slow-moving market, the Minnesota Twins made several significant improvements to the team that made a surprise run last season to the AL wild card game.Right-hander Lance Lynn became the latest addition when the Twins finalized a $12 million, one-year contract on Monday, another low-risk move to strengthen a pitching staff that ranked 19th in the major leagues last year with a 4.59 ERA."I think there was at least, my take on it, a real interest of the player to make this a marriage and I think that helped our cause," Twins manager Paul Molitor said.Lynn, who joined his new teammates on the field for an afternoon workout in Fort Myers, will be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday before taking the mound for an exhibition against Baltimore.Molitor thinks there's a chance that Lynn could be ready to pitch the first time through the regular-season rotation."I told him this is different circumstances, if you're not ready to throw 10... [More]
Mon Mar 1220:33Gonzalez, Rockies finalize $5M, 1-year contractCharlie BlackmonCFRockiesFree Agent
David DahlLFRockiesFree Agent
Ian Desmond1B/LFRockiesFree Agent
Rayan GonzalezSPRockiesFree Agent
Gerardo ParraLF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Raimel TapiaCF/PH/RFRockiesFree Agent
The Colorado Rockies added another charismatic leader to their 2018 clubhouse.They certainly didn't have to look very far.Colorado finalized a $5 million, one-year contract with three-time All-Star Carlos Gonzalez , the longtime Rockies outfielder who has always been popular with his teammates in part because he rarely loses his sense of humor or perspective.Not even last season, when he was in the midst of a prolonged slump. His agreement announced Monday includes another $3 million in bonuses based on days on the active roster.Gonzalez had a $20 million salary last year in the final season of an $80 million, seven-year contract and became a free agent after nine seasons with the Rockies. The three-time Gold Glove winner struggled for most of the year as the Rockies returned to the postseason for the first time since 2009. He showed signs of breaking out of his funk down the stretch, hitting six of his 14 homers in September.His reawakening bat happened to coincide with his ability to... [More]
Mon Mar 1220:13Twins finalize $12M Lynn deal to further upgrade rotationTyler DuffeyRPTwinsFree Agent
Zach DukeRPTwinsFree Agent
Kyle GibsonSPTwinsFree Agent
Phil HughesSPPadresFree Agent
Lance LynnSPTwinsFree Agent
Logan Morrison1B/DHTwinsFree Agent
Jake OdorizziSPTwinsFree Agent
Addison ReedRPTwinsFree Agent
Fernando RodneyRPTwinsFree Agent
Ervin SantanaSPTwinsFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Patiently monitoring baseball's slow-moving market, the Minnesota Twins made several significant improvements to the team that made a surprise run last season to the AL wild card game.Right-hander Lance Lynn became the latest addition when the Twins finalized a $12 million, one-year contract on Monday, another low-risk move to strengthen a pitching staff that ranked 19th in the major leagues last year with a 4.59 ERA."I think there was at least, my take on it, a real interest of the player to make this a marriage and I think that helped our cause," Twins manager Paul Molitor said.Lynn, who joined his new teammates on the field for an afternoon workout in Fort Myers, will be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday before taking the mound for an exhibition against Baltimore.Molitor thinks there's a chance that Lynn could be ready to pitch the first time through the regular-season rotation."I told him this is different circumstances, if you're not ready to throw 10... [More]
Mon Mar 1220:13Slashed salaries: Walker to Yankees, Lynn starts with TwinsMiguel Andujar3BYankeesFree Agent
Ji-Man Choi1BRaysFree Agent
Jharel CottonSPAthleticsFree Agent
Greg HollandRPCardinalsFree Agent
Nick HundleyC/PHGiantsFree Agent
Ian Kinsler2BAngelsFree Agent
Lance LynnSPTwinsFree Agent
Kevin PillarCFBlue JaysFree Agent
Stephen PiscottyRFAthleticsFree Agent
Albert Pujols1B/DHAngelsFree Agent
Garrett RichardsSPAngelsFree Agent
Michael SaundersRFRoyalsFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Neil Walker1B/2BYankeesFree Agent
Neil Walker became the latest free agent to take a big pay cut as opening day approaches, joining the New York Yankees on Monday with a one-year deal for $4 million.The veteran infielder made $17.2 million last season while playing for the New York Mets and Milwaukee. He can make $1 million in performance bonuses this year.The 32-year-old Walker hit .265 with 14 home runs and 49 RBIs last season, then became a free agent. He will likely start at second base, giving prospects Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar more time to mature in the minor leagues."It's certainly a crazy offseason, but more than anything my hope was that I'd land somewhere that's going to be competitive and have a chance to win," Walker said. "I'm happy to be here, happy to be on a contending team."Pitcher Lance Lynn got right to work with Minnesota after finalizing his $12 million, one-year deal. He turned down a $17.4 million offer to stay with St. Louis, and looked for a richer contract in free agency.Lynn limbered... [More]
Mon Mar 1220:03Gonzalez, Rockies finalize $5M, 1-year contractCharlie BlackmonCFRockiesFree Agent
David DahlLFRockiesFree Agent
Ian Desmond1B/LFRockiesFree Agent
Rayan GonzalezSPRockiesFree Agent
Gerardo ParraLF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Raimel TapiaCF/PH/RFRockiesFree Agent
The Colorado Rockies added another charismatic leader to their 2018 clubhouse.They certainly didn't have to look very far, either.Colorado finalized a $5 million, one-year contract with three-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who always has been popular with teammates in part because he rarely loses his sense of humor or perspective.Not even last season, when he was in the midst of a prolonged slump. His agreement announced Monday includes another $3 million in bonuses based on days on the active roster.Gonzalez had a $20 million salary last year in the final season of an $80 million, seven-year contract and became a free agent after nine seasons with the Rockies. The three-time Gold Glove winner struggled for most of the year as the Rockies returned to the postseason for the first time since 2009. He showed signs of breaking out of his funk down the stretch, hitting six of his 14 homers in September.His reawakening bat happened to coincide with his ability to get some restful ... [More]
Mon Mar 1219:33Gonzalez, Rockies finalize $5M, 1-year contractCharlie BlackmonCFRockiesFree Agent
David DahlLFRockiesFree Agent
Ian Desmond1B/LFRockiesFree Agent
Gerardo ParraLF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Raimel TapiaCF/PH/RFRockiesFree Agent
The Colorado Rockies finalized a $5 million, one-year contract to bring back three-time All-Star and popular clubhouse leader Carlos Gonzalez.His agreement was announced Monday and includes $3 million in bonuses based on days on the active roster.Gonzalez had a $20 million salary last year in the final season of an $80 million, seven-year contract and became a free agent after nine seasons with the Rockies. The three-time Gold Glove outfielder struggled for most of last season as the Rockies returned to the postseason for the first time since 2009. He showed signs of breaking out of his funk down the stretch, though, hitting six of his 14 homers in September.His reawakening bat happened to coincide with his ability to get some restful sleep. CarGo struggled with insomnia last summer and the more he slumped on the field — he was hitting .214 in mid-July — the worse his sleeping habits became. The pattern was all-too-familiar each night — get home from a game, think about it, watch... [More]
Mon Mar 1219:13Red Sox could head into season with pitching uncertaintyMatt BarnesRPRed SoxFree Agent
Brian JohnsonRP/SPRed SoxFree Agent
Joe KellyRPRed SoxFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPRed SoxFree Agent
Drew PomeranzSPRed SoxFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
Carson SmithRPRed SoxFree Agent
Hector VelázquezSPRed SoxFree Agent
Steven WrightSPRed SoxFree Agent
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The idea of beginning a season with four regular pitchers unavailable could be anywhere from daunting to devastating for many teams.But that is what the Boston Red Sox could be facing.The Red Sox have four pitchers who might be out for opening day. Three potential starters — left-handers Drew Pomeranz and Eduardo Rodriguez and knuckleballer Steven Wright — could start the season on the disabled list for the AL East champions.Closer Craig Kimbrel has been in Boston since Feb. 28, when 4-month-old daughter Lydia, who was born with heart ailments, underwent her second surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.Kimbrel has been working out in the Boston area but has not been able to pitch to hitters, and there's no timetable for his return.New manager Alex Cora and the organization have been completely supportive of Kimbrel staying with his family. But with opening day little more than two weeks away, they might have to get creative."We've got a few things set ... [More]
Mon Mar 1218:4344-year-old Colon could pitch his way into Rangers' rotationClayton BlackburnSPRangersFree Agent
Doug FisterSPRangersFree Agent
Cole HamelsSPRangersFree Agent
Mike MinorRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Matt MooreSPRangersFree Agent
Martín PérezSPRangersFree Agent
Albert Pujols1B/DHAngelsFree Agent
Justin UptonLFAngelsFree Agent
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Bartolo Colon could be pitching his way into the Texas Rangers' rotation at age 44 as he continues to shut down hitters half his age in spring training.The Rangers also ended their try to move Matt Bush from the bullpen into the rotation."I'm very happy and I get to go back to doing what I know how to do," Bush said Monday. "There are plenty of good starters and this is a role they need me to go back to. They know what they are doing and I feel like it is the right decision."The Rangers' rotation has a lot of moving parts.Cole Hamels, Matt Moore and Doug Fister appear to be locks for the top three spots. Mike Minor remains a candidate, but could be switched to closer, a role he was effective in at the end of last season with Kansas City.Left-hander Martin Perez threw 69 pitches in a minor league game Monday, allowing six runs, three earned, in four innings. He has been set back in spring training after breaking his right (non-pitching) elbow in December in an ... [More]
Mon Mar 1218:33Hunter makes his pitch, helps Phillies land Jake ArrietaJake ArrietaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Jerad EickhoffSPPhilliesFree Agent
Tommy HunterRPPhilliesFree Agent
Tommy Joseph1BRangersFree Agent
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Carlos Santana1BPhilliesFree Agent
Vince VelásquezSPPhilliesFree Agent
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Hunter's biggest pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies came before he even took the mound for his new team.Since he signed a two-year deal in December, the reliever had been pushing Jake Arrieta to follow him to Philadelphia.Done deal.Arrieta and the Phillies finalized a $75 million, three-year contract on Monday, a deal that could be worth up to $135 million over five seasons. Arrieta was to be introduced at spring training during a news conference on Tuesday."I've been on the phone with him this whole entire offseason to see if it can work out," Hunter said Monday. "I was coming hard. It's not up to you as a player or a friend. Ultimately it's up to the people in charge to get this done and they did it."General manager Matt Klentak called it an "exciting day for the Phillies organization and our fans.""Jake is among the best pitchers in baseball and his list of accomplishments is exceptional," Klentak said in a press release. "He is an elite competitor, ... [More]
Mon Mar 1218:03Neil Walker, Yankees agree to $4M, 1-year dealMiguel Andujar3BYankeesFree Agent
Brandon Drury2B/3B/PHYankeesFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Neil Walker1B/2BYankeesFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Free agent Neil Walker and the Yankees agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract, a 75 percent paycut for the infielder in a deal that allows New York prospects Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar more time to mature in the minor leagues.Walker likely will start at second base and Brandon Drury, acquired from Arizona last month, will play third. Walker can make $1 million in performance bonuses: $125,000 each for 425, 450, 475 and 500 plate appearances.Walker is among the victims of a historically slow free agent market. He earned $17.2 million last season, when he accepted a qualifying offer from the New York Mets. The 32-year-old hit .265 with 14 homers and 49 RBIs last year for the Mets and Milwaukee, who acquired him Aug. 12.An agreement with Walker at that price would raise the Yankees' projected luxury tax payroll to approximately $181 million, about $16 million below the luxury tax threshold.He had been working out at the camp for free agents in Bradenton, Florida, organized by the players' association.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Mon Mar 1217:43Twins finalize $12M Lynn deal to further upgrade rotationTyler DuffeyRPTwinsFree Agent
Zach DukeRPTwinsFree Agent
Kyle GibsonSPTwinsFree Agent
Phil HughesSPPadresFree Agent
Lance LynnSPTwinsFree Agent
Logan Morrison1B/DHTwinsFree Agent
Jake OdorizziSPTwinsFree Agent
Addison ReedRPTwinsFree Agent
Fernando RodneyRPTwinsFree Agent
Ervin SantanaSPTwinsFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — By patiently monitoring baseball's slow-moving market this winter, the Minnesota Twins have made several significant improvements to the team that made a surprise run last season to the AL wild card game.The Twins finalized a $12 million, one-year contract on Monday with right-hander Lance Lynn, another low-risk move toward strengthening their pitching staff that ranked 19th in the major leagues in 2017 with a 4.59 ERA.Lynn, who joined his new teammates on the field for an afternoon workout in Fort Myers, Florida, will be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday before taking the mound for an exhibition against Baltimore.After missing the 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Lynn went 11-8 with a 3.43 ERA in 33 starts for St. Louis in 2017 last year. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Lynn was an All-Star in 2012, his first full season in the majors. He was the 39th overall draft pick in 2008 by the Cardinals out of Mississippi.With the Twins, Lynn will joi... [More]
Mon Mar 1217:43Christian Yelich joins lefties Thames, Shaw in Brewer lineupLorenzo CainCFBrewersFree Agent
Travis Shaw3BBrewersFree Agent
Eric Thames1B/LFBrewersFree Agent
Christian YelichCF/LF/RFBrewersFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — Striking the right balance could help the Milwaukee Brewers reach new heights this season.That means striking out less and using the team's upgraded left-handed options to counter opponents. The Brewers added lefty-swinging Christian Yelich from Miami in the offseason to balance a lineup that also boasts power-hitting lefties Eric Thames and Travis Shaw."That's part of building a team that can compete against whatever another team throws against us," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "I thought last year we took a step, adding Eric and Travis, and now we've taken another step in adding Yelich to make us a really balanced offensive team.""We want that to lead to runs," Counsell added. "We need to improve on what we did last year from a run-scoring perspective."The Brewers ranked 21st among 30 major league teams while averaging 4.52 runs per game last season, and they were the league's worst in average strikeouts (9.7 per game)."I consider myself more of a double guy ... [More]
Mon Mar 1216:53Athletics, Jonathan Lucroy finalize $6.5M, 1-year contractJonathan LucroyCAthleticsFree Agent
Bruce MaxwellCAthleticsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics landed a new starting catcher, finalizing a $6.5 million, one-year contract with free agent Jonathan Lucroy.The team announced the deal Monday and Lucroy was in spring camp at Mesa, Arizona. The 31-year-old two-time All-Star batted .265 with six home runs and 40 RBIs in 123 games last season for Texas and Colorado, which acquired him on July 30.Bruce Maxwell, the first major leaguer to kneel for the national anthem last year following NFL players' leads, had been the projected starter before the acquisition of Lucroy.Oakland designated left-hander Jairo Labourt for assignment to create roster space for Lucroy.___More AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Mon Mar 1216:43AP source: Yanks, Neil Walker close to $5 million dealMiguel Andujar3BYankeesFree Agent
Brandon Drury2B/3B/PHYankeesFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Neil Walker1B/2BYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent infielder Neil Walker and the New York Yankees are close to a one-year contract worth about $5 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because any agreement is subject to a successful physical.Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before Monday night's against Minnesota that general manager Brian Cashman is working through the details."He's a good player," Boone said. "But until something like that is finalized, I don't want to get into it."Walker likely would start at second base and Brandon Drury, acquired from Arizona last month, would play third. That would mean touted prospects Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar probably would start the season in the minor leagues.Walker is among the victims of a historically slow free agent market and will take a huge cut from the $17.2 million he earned last season, when he accepted a qualifying offer from the New York Mets. The 32-year-old hit .265 with 14 homers and 49 RBIs last year for the Mets and Milwaukee, who acquired him Aug. 12.An agreement with Walker at that price would raise the Yankees' projected luxury tax payroll to approximately $182 million, about $15 million below the luxury tax threshold.He had been working out at the camp for free agents in Bradenton, Florida, organized by the players' association.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Mon Mar 1215:53Mission accomplished: Hunter helps Phils land Jake ArrietaJake ArrietaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Jerad EickhoffSPPhilliesFree Agent
Tommy HunterRPPhilliesFree Agent
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Carlos Santana1BPhilliesFree Agent
Vince VelásquezSPPhilliesFree Agent
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Hunter's biggest pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies came before he even took the mound for his new team.Since he signed a two-year deal in December, the reliever has been pushing Jake Arrieta to follow him to Philadelphia. Mission accomplished.Arrieta and the Phillies agreed Sunday to a $75 million, three-year contract, a deal that could be worth up to $135 million over five seasons, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a successful physical."I've been on the phone with him this whole entire offseason to see if it can work out," Hunter said Monday. "I was coming hard. It's not up to you as a player or a friend. Ultimately it's up to the people in charge to get this done and they did it."Hunter and Arrieta have been friends since their college days. They spent four years together in Baltimore and have remained close. Hunter said their wives have been texting e... [More]
Mon Mar 1215:53Trimmer Wieters looks to rebound from career-worst seasonPedro SeverinoCNationalsFree Agent
Matt WietersCNationalsFree Agent
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals catcher Matt Wieters entered camp hoping a weight reduced to 225 pounds will help rectify last year's .225 batting average.Healthy for the entire offseason, Wieters dropped 15 pounds between the end of the 2017 season and the start of spring training.He's swinging more freely this spring, and it's showing. After hitting a career low at the plate, the 32-year-old switch-hitter is off to a .357 (5 for 14) start to Grapefruit League play that includes a home run and five RBIs."I'm able to feel a lot of the things we've been working on and take them into the game," Wieters said. "It's a good feeling to be able to carry over what you put some time and effort into into some live at-bats."After spending the first eight years of his career with Baltimore, Wieters signed a two-year contract worth $21 million with Washington. A severe cut to his wrist suffered that offseason hampered his work prior to last spring and contributed to Wieters' slo... [More]
Mon Mar 1215:43Twins finalize $12M Lynn deal to further upgrade rotationKyle GibsonSPTwinsFree Agent
Lance LynnSPTwinsFree Agent
Jake OdorizziSPTwinsFree Agent
Ervin SantanaSPTwinsFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have finalized a $12 million, one-year contract with right-hander Lance Lynn, another patient, low-risk move toward strengthening their pitching staff.The deal was announced by the Twins on Monday, and Lynn will be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday before taking the mound against the Baltimore Orioles inb Fort Myers.After missing the 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Lynn went 11-8 with a 3.43 ERA in 33 starts for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017 last year. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Lynn was an All-Star in 2012. He will join fellow newcomer Jake Odorizzi in the rotation, likely with Jose Berrios, Ervin Santana and Kyle Gibson.To make room on the roster, the Twins released right-hander Anibal Sanchez on Sunday after a three-week stint with the club. Sanchez gets $403,226 in termination pay rather than his $2.5 million salary.___For more AP baseball coverage: https://www.apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
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