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Thu Jan 1818:09Kendrick, Nationals finalize $7 million, 2-year contract
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outfielder Howie Kendrick and the Washington Nationals have finalized their $7 million, two-year contract.The 34-year old will make $3 million this year and $4 million in 2019, and he can earn up to $1.1 million each season in in performance bonuses based on plate appearances.With Bryce Harper, Adam Eaton and Michael A. Taylor the favorites to earn the starting spots in the outfield and Victor Robles another possibility, Kendrick likely will be a bench option for first-year manager Dave Martinez.Kendrick hit .293 with seven home runs and 25 RBIs in 52 games with Washington after he was acquired from Philadelphia. In 12 major league seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, Dodgers, Phillies and Nationals, the versatile right-handed hitter has batted .291 with a .755 OPS.Washington agreed to the deal earlier this week, pending a successful physical.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Sat Jan 1312:22Josh Donaldson agrees to $23M, 1-year deal with Blue Jays
TORONTO (AP) — Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $23 million contract Friday, the largest one-year deal for an arbitration-eligible player.The 32-year-old, a three-time All-Star, topped the $21,625,000, one-year deal covering 2018 agreed to last May by outfielder Bryce Harper and Washington.Donaldson, the 2015 AL MVP, got a $6 million raise after rebounding from an injury-slowed 2016 to hit .270 last season with 33 homers and 78 RBIs in 113 games. The sure-handed infielder missed time from April 14 through May 25 with a calf injury, which also hampered him during spring training.Donaldson was coming off a $28.65 million, two-year deal. He is eligible for free agency after this season.Toronto also agreed to one-year deals with outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for $1.9 million, left-hander Aaron Loup for $1,812,500, outfielder Kevin Pillar for $3.25 million, right-hander Aaron Sanchez for $2.7 million, second baseman Devon Travis for $1.45 million and right-... [More]
Fri Jan 1222:022B Joe Panik reaches one-year deal to avoid arbitration
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Second baseman Joe Panik reached agreement on a $3.45 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Friday to avoid salary arbitration.The deal came Friday for the 27-year-old Panik, who has been limited by injuries the past three seasons and spent a stint on the concussion list in 2017. San Francisco also announced four others to reach one-year contracts Friday: right-handers Hunter Strickland, Sam Dyson and Cory Gearrin and left-hander Will Smith.Panik, a 2016 Gold Glover who earned $600,000 last season, batted .288 with 10 homers, 28 doubles and 53 RBIs over 138 games in 2017 as the Giants finished last in the NL West.He was limited to 127 games in 2016 and dealt with a concussion after a back injury derailed his 2015 season.Strickland's biggest moment of 2017 came in a punches-throwing brawl with Nationals star Bryce Harper in late May. He went 4-3 with a 2.64 ERA in 68 appearances and will earn $1,550,000 up from $555,000.Dyson earned a raise t... [More]
Fri Jan 1217:42Yankees settle with 6, on track to get under tax threshold
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees reached one-year contracts with their remaining six players eligible for arbitration, leaving their projected luxury tax payroll at $177 million — $20 million below the threshold.Shortstop Didi Gregorius agreed at $8.25 million Friday, pitcher Sonny Gray at $6.5 million and setup man Dellin Betances at $5.1 million. Also reaching deals were relievers Adam Warren ($3,315,000) and Chasen Shreve ($825,000), and backup catcher Austin Romine ($1.1 million).New York's luxury tax payroll rose to $149,927,500 for 15 players with agreements, and the projected total is well under the $197 million tax threshold. The projection includes $10 million for the rest of the 40-man roster, $14,044,600 for benefits and a $3 million charge for cash transactions: a $5.5 million payment to Houston as part of the Brian McCann trade, a $500,000 payment to San Diego as part of the Chase Headley deal and a $3 million credit from Miami as part of the Giancarlo Stanton acquisition.Y... [More]
Sun Oct 8 201704:07RF Bryce Harper struggled in three at-bats against LHP Jon Leste...
RF Bryce Harper struggled in three at-bats against LHP Jon Lester on Saturday. He struck out in the first and then grounded out in the fourth. Harper fouled off a few pitches before grounding out again in the sixth. But he came up in the eighth against reliever Carl Edwards, Jr. and smashed a mammoth two-run shot to tie the game at 3. The Nationals went on to win 6-3 and even the series. Harper returned from the disabled list in late September after he was hurt on August 12 at home when he slipped on a wet first base bag. "I think it could get better; it always can," Harper saidSaturday of coming back from the disabled list. "But I think it can definitely get better the farther we go."
Sat Oct 7 201704:07RF Bryce Harper hit ball hard Friday but just 1-4 against Cubs i...
RF Bryce Harper hit the ball hard Friday but was just 1-for-4 against the Cubs in a 3-0 loss. He hit No. 2 in the order for the Nationals. Harper has developed as player under the veteran leadership of LF Jayson Werth, who is in the last year of his contract. "He is closer in age to my kids than he is to me," Werth said of Harper. "He is quite the player." Harper was injured at home August 12 while running out a grounder. He returned from the disabled list on September 26 at Philadelphia. "We were concerned he could be lost for the season. He is moving well," said Mike Rizzo, the Washington general manager. Harper hit .319 in 111 games this year with 29 homers. Washington manager Dusty Baker was also glad to see Harper move well in the field on Friday night. "The longer we play, the closer Bryce is going to get (to 100 percent). But you've got to put him out there, and you hope that, you know, surrounding cast of guys, you know, come through."
Mon Oct 2 201701:51RF Bryce Harper started again Sunday after he came off disabled ...
RF Bryce Harper started again Sunday after he came off the disabled list Tuesday. He had two hits in four trips and is 3-for-18 since coming off the DL on Tuesday. "He is laying off bad pitches," manager Dusty Baker said.
Sun Oct 1 201703:38RF Bryce Harper returned from disabled list on Tuesday and playe...
RF Bryce Harper returned from the disabled list on Tuesday and played in his fourth of fifth game Saturday. Harper has 29 homers and 87 RBIs this year but was 0-for-4 on Saturday and is 1-for-14 since coming off the DL.
Sat Sep 30 201703:08RF Bryce Harper back in starting lineup Friday
RF Bryce Harper was back in the starting lineup Friday. He was off Thursday and has now started three of the last four games after coming off the disabled list Tuesday. He was 0-for-4 and fanned twice Friday.
Fri Sep 29 201704:30RF Bryce Harper not in starting lineup Thursday in front of hom...
RF Bryce Harper was not in the starting lineup Thursday in front of the home fans as Washington opened a four-game series at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It would have been Harper's first home appearance since injuring his knee on Aug. 12.
Wed Sep 27 201705:56OF Bryce Harper activated off 10-day disabled list Tuesday and r...
OF Bryce Harper was activated off the 10-day disabled list Tuesday and rejoined the Washington lineup for the first time since August 12 (left leg injuries). Harper started in right field and batted second. In three trips to the plate, Harper finished 0-for-2 with a walk before being removed in the fifth inning. Harper will see how he feels overnight before the club decides how to handle his status Wednesday.
Tue Sep 26 201721:17Nationals activate OF Harper
The Washington Nationals reinstated outfielder Bryce Harper from the 10-day disabled list prior to Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.Harper returns to the roster after missing 41 games with a hyperextended left knee. The 2015 National League Most Valuable Player sustained the injury after his spike slipped on a wet first base bag while trying to beat out a ground ball in a contest against the San Francisco Giants on Aug. 12.Harper ranked second in the NL in both OPS (1.034) and runs (92) and fourth in on-base percentage (.419), batting average (.326) and homers (29) at the time of his injury. The five-time All-Star has 87 RBIs and 92 runs scored in 106 games this season.Flu-like symptoms delayed the 24-year-old's expected return in the opener of the series on Monday. NL East champion Washington posted a 3-1 win in that contest to improve to 95-61 on the season while cellar-dwelling Philadelphia dropped to 62-95.
Tue Sep 26 201705:47OF Bryce Harper supposed to be activated Monday, but flu symptom...
OF Bryce Harper was supposed to be activated Monday, but flu symptoms kept him sidelined at least another day. Harper, once an MVP candidate who owns a .326 batting average with 29 home runs and 87 RBIs, may return Tuesday. Harper (left leg injuries) hasn't played since August 12.
Mon Sep 25 201704:54RF Bryce Harper (left knee bone bruise) could return to National...
RF Bryce Harper (left knee bone bruise) could return to the Nationals as early as Monday night, when the team begins a three-game series against the Phillies. The Washington Post reported during the Nationals' 3-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday that Harper would be activated Monday. Following the game, manager Dusty Baker said no decision had be reached. Harper, who was injured trying to beat out an infield hit on Aug. 12, played in two simulated games last week. Both Harper and Baker said following a simulated game Saturday that they believed Harper was close to returning. Harper is batting .326 with 29 homers and 87 RBIs in 106 games this season.
Sun Sep 24 201703:45RF Bryce Harper (left knee bruise) participated in simulated gam...
RF Bryce Harper (left knee bruise) participated in a simulated game Saturday afternoon prior to the Nationals' 4-3, 10-inning win over the Mets. It was the second simulated game this week for Harper, who hasn't played for the Nationals since he was injured trying to beat out an infield hit Aug. 12. Manager Dusty Baker said Harper was further along in his rehab than the team expected and that he'd likely return to the team during the final week of the regular season in order to get some at-bats prior to the playoffs. Harper is batting .326 with 29 homers and 87 RBIs in 106 games this season.
Sat Sep 23 201704:30RF Bryce Harper (left knee bruise) took another step towards ret...
RF Bryce Harper (left knee bruise) took another step towards returning to game action Friday afternoon, when he took batting practice, ran the bases and shagged fly balls in the outfield prior to the Nationals' 7-6 loss to the Mets. The activity was the most rigorous for Harper since he took part in a simulated game on Saturday. The Nationals hope Harper, who has been out since he was injured trying to leg out an infield hit on Aug. 12, can return to the lineup next week in preparation for the playoffs. Harper is batting .326 with 29 homers and 87 RBIs in 106 games this season.
Fri Sep 22 201704:38RF Bryce Harper will travel with Nationals to New York for their...
RF Bryce Harper will travel with the Nationals to New York for their weekend series against the Mets and take batting practice Saturday at Citi Field before it is decided what to do from there. Harper, who injured his left knee Aug. 12, hopes to make it back into the lineup before the end of the regular season, but is running short on time. Harper had a simulated game Tuesday in Atlanta, hitting, running the bases and fielding ground balls. He shagged fly balls during batting practice Thursday.
Thu Sep 21 201705:27RF Bryce Harper took early batting practice on field Wednesday a...
RF Bryce Harper took early batting practice on the field Wednesday after a simulated the game Tuesday as he ramped up his workload in in anticipation of return to the Nationals lineup before the end of the season. "He's on a crash course to come back as soon as possible," manager Dusty Baker said. Harper hasn't played since Aug. 12, when he injured a knee slipping on first base.
Mon Sep 18 201713:27Nationals' Harper takes BP for first time since injury
WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 13, took batting practice on the field Sunday for the first time since he hyperextended his left knee while running out a grounder on a wet field against the San Francisco Giants on Aug. 12.Harper took several cuts and several balls landed well above the fence in center field. The left-handed hitter was the National League MVP in 2015 when he hit .330 with 42 homers and this year is batting .326 with 29 homers and 87 RBIs in 106 games.The Las Vegas native took batting practice before the Sunday night ESPN game of the week against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have the best record in the majors. The teams have the two best records in the National League and the Dodgers (96-52) beat the Nationals (89-59) in five games in last year's NLDS."I felt a little off, still," Harper told reporters. "Not my knee, per se, but more just myself. It's going to take some time to get back and get i... [More]
Mon Sep 18 201705:26OF Bryce Harper took batting practice on field Sunday for first ...
OF Bryce Harper took batting practice on the field Sunday for the first time since he hyperextended his left knee on Aug. 12.Harper took several cuts, and several of the balls he hit landed well above the fence in center field. "I felt a little off, still," Harper said. "Not my knee, per se, but more just myself. It's going to take some time to get back and get in focus. Got a long ways to go, and hopefully be back soon." Can he be ready for the playoffs, which start for the Nationals at home Oct. 6? "I hope so," he said. "That's definitely in my head. That's what I want to do. That's where I want to be. But it takes time."
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