Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden, center, poses for photographs next to owner Mark Davis, left, and general manager Reggie McKenzie during an NFL football press conference in Alameda, Calif. The Raiders have fired general manager Reggie McKenzie less than two years after he was named the NFL's executive of the year. A person familiar with the move says McKenzie was let go on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, from the position he had held for almost seven seasons. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not made an announcement. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 10, 2018 - 6:33 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — From the moment Jon Gruden was brought back for a second stint as coach of the Oakland Raiders with a 10-year contract, general manager Reggie McKenzie's longevity in the position was in serious doubt. That only eroded more with each departure of one of McKenzie's prized...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi attends the Major League Baseball winter meetings, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 10, 2018 - 4:56 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi loved what he started in Boston — emphasis on started. "There were a lot of teams that reached out, wanted me to be a closer," he said. "I view myself as a starter, and that's something I've always done my entire career. And I enjoy doing that. So if I had that...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Matthew Dellavedova, middle, is, fouled between Detroit Pistons' Langston Galloway (9) and Bruce Brown (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
December 08, 2018 - 8:52 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Matthew Dellavedova is coming back to the Cavaliers. He won't recognize them. Cleveland re-acquired the popular, scrappy guard on Friday in a three-team trade with the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards. The Cavaliers also received forward John Henson and 2021 first- and second...
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Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner, right, greets pitcher Patrick Corbin, left, during a baseball news conference at Nationals Park in Washington, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Corbin agreed to terms on a six-year contract and joins the Nationals after playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 07, 2018 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As with most things involving the Washington Nationals' offseason, a day that was supposed to be all about introducing Patrick Corbin morphed into a day about Bryce Harper. Washington announced its six-year contract with Corbin, a heavily back-loaded deal worth $140 million, and...
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St. Louis Cardinals' newest player Paul Goldschmidt speaks with reporters after his introduction at a baseball news conference, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The six-time All-Star was acquired from Arizona this week and will earn $14.5 million in the final season of a seven-year deal that will pay $46 million, including a $1 million assignment bonus for the trade. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 5:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Now that he is with the St. Louis Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond 2019 season. The six-time All-Star was acquired from Arizona this week and will earn $14.5 million in the final season of a seven-year deal that will pay $46 million, including a $1 million...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 12th inning in Game 3 of the World Series baseball game in Los Angeles. Eovaldi’s marathon relief performance in Game 3 is a moment that will resonate in Red Sox history. Boston rewarded him with a $68 million, four-year contract. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 07, 2018 - 11:43 am
BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi's marathon relief performance in Game 3 of the World Series is a moment that will resonate in Red Sox history. Boston rewarded him with a $68 million, four-year contract. "We're very happy to have Nathan back with us," Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Schoop hits an RBI-double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Milwaukee. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Twins and Schoop are working toward an agreement on a $7.5 million, one-year contract for the free agent second baseman.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
December 06, 2018 - 7:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Second baseman Jonathan Schoop and the Twins agreed to a $7.5 million, one-year contract on Thursday, another step in an offseason remake of Minnesota's infield. Schoop's deal would allow him to earn a $100,000 performance bonus for reaching 600 plate appearances, plus additional...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo. The Indians have signed Carrasco to a new, four-year contract through the 2022 season. Carrasco’s deal includes a club option for 2023. Financial terms of the contract were not immediately available. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
December 06, 2018 - 4:25 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco's career has taken some dramatic turns, re-routed by elbow surgery, a therapeutic trip to the bullpen and several freakish injuries. He persevered, blossoming into a special pitcher — and person — for the Cleveland Indians. They're going to keep him around. The...
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Robinson Cano, left, and Edwin Diaz wear Santa hats as they arrive to participate in the New York Mets annual Kids Holiday Party, at CitiField, in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The Mets acquired eight-time All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano and major league saves leader Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in a seven-player trade Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 04, 2018 - 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing red Santa's helper hats, Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz got right to work for the New York Mets — as elves, handing out presents to school kids during the team's holiday party at Citi Field. A day after the club added the star second baseman and ace closer, new general manager...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell fields a ground ball by Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Washington. The Cubs have offered suspended shortstop Russell a 2019 contract while maintaining his future with the team is not uncertain. Russell is serving a 40-game domestic violence suspension following allegations by his ex-wife. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
November 30, 2018 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton and 2017 All-Stars Avisail Garcia and Jonathan Schoop became free agents Friday when they were among 43 players cut loose by teams that failed to offer 2019 contracts, but the Chicago Cubs hung onto shortstop Addison Russell despite his 40-game...
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