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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2019 file photo Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer reacts after walking San Diego Padres' Josh Naylor in the first inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Bauer sent a series of tweets during the weekend, starting with a jab about Major League Baseball's threat to cut ties with minor league affiliates. Bauer followed up with: “At least Rob Manfred is trying to ruin baseball at all levels and isn't discriminating.” MLB had no immediate comment to Bauer's remarks, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Manfred recently said MLB was pushing ahead with a rules change for 2020 that requires pitchers to face at least three batters or finish a half-inning. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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January 10, 2020 - 5:13 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevor Bauer agreed to a $17.5 million, one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, bypassing salary arbitration after the All-Star pitcher had a contentious hearing with Cleveland last offseason. Bauer, acquired from the Indians in July, relished beating Cleveland in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 1989, file photo, baseball arbitrator George Nicolau poses in New York. Nicolau, who ruled against baseball owners in a pair of collusion cases and served as president of the National Academy of Arbitrators, has died. He was 94. Nicolau died Jan. 2 at Lenox Hill Hospital, Gene Orza, the former chief operating officer of the Major League Baseball Players Association, said Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/David Cantor, File)
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January 10, 2020 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — George Nicolau, who ruled against baseball owners in two collusion cases and served as president of the National Academy of Arbitrators, has died. He was 94. Nicolau died Jan. 2 at Lenox Hill Hospital, Gene Orza, the former chief operating officer of the Major League Baseball...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts smiles as he crosses home plate on his solo home run off Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Aaron Brooks in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. Betts and the Red Sox agreed Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, to a $27 million contract, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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January 10, 2020 - 3:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Outfielder Mookie Betts agreed Friday to a $27 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. also agreed to an $11 million deal, ensuring Boston will avoid salary arbitration with two of its...
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January 09, 2020 - 9:53 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman-designated hitter Jose Martinez from St. Louis in a trade that sends left-hander Matthew Liberatore, one of the club’s top minor league pitching prospects, to the Cardinals. In addition to addressing the need for a right-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees designated hitter Edwin Encarnación runs down the first base line after hitting a double against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of Game 1 of a baseball American League Division Series in New York. The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $12 million, one-year contract with veteran slugger Encarnación, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Encarnación is due $11 million in salary next season and a $1 million signing bonus, with the White Sox holding an option for the 2021 season. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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January 09, 2020 - 3:54 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Edwin Encarnación saw the young players the Chicago White Sox have and a bright future for a team eyeing a run at the AL Central championship after seven straight losing seasons. That's why he chose to be a part of it. Encarnación and the White Sox finalized a $12 million, one-year...
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Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora listens to a question during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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January 08, 2020 - 8:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball says it will investigate allegations the Boston Red Sox illegally used their video replay room to steal signs between opposing pitchers and catchers during their 2018 World Series championship season. The claims were made Tuesday in a report by The Athletic. The...
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FILE -In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Japan's Shogo Akiyama rounds third base after hitting two-run home run against Mexico in the seventh inning to end their third-place game at the Premier12 world baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. Akiyama has agreed to a $21 million, three-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, the only major league team that has not had a player born in Japan. Akiyama, 31, became a free agent after his ninth season with the Seibu Lions in Japan's Pacific League, where he was a five-time All-Star. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi, File)
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January 06, 2020 - 7:29 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Outfielder Shogo Akiyama agreed to a $21 million, three-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, the only major league team that hasn't had a player born in Japan. Akiyama, 31, became a free agent after his ninth season with the Seibu Lions in Japan's Pacific League, where he was a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Will Harris throws against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning of Game 3 of the baseball World Series, in Washington. Relief pitcher Will Harris is joining the Washington Nationals after they beat him in Game 7 of the World Series against the Houston Astros. Harris and the Nationals have agreed to a $24 million, three-year contract, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, because the agreement has not been announced. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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January 03, 2020 - 4:50 pm
Relief pitcher Will Harris is joining the Washington Nationals after they beat him and the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the World Series. Harris and the Nationals have agreed to a $24 million, three-year contract, the team announced Friday. The 35-year-old right-hander dominated with Houston for...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' Domingo German pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Yankees pitcher Domingo German will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 season as part of an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The league announced the suspension Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. German has agreed not to appeal. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
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January 02, 2020 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 season as part of an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The league announced the suspension Thursday. Germán has agreed not to appeal. Germán was put on administrative...
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January 02, 2020 - 5:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed catcher Kevin Plawecki to a $900,000, one-year contract. Boston also designated first baseman/outfielder Sam Travis for assignment to make space on the 40-man roster, chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said Thursday. The 28-year-old Plawecki is a five-...
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