Major League Baseball

December 22, 2017 - 4:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Japanese right-hander Yoshihisa Hirano and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract. The 33-year-old is looked at by Arizona to provide bullpen depth and possibly compete to be the team's closer. His deal was announced Friday. Hirano spent 12 seasons...
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December 22, 2017 - 3:41 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have interviewed interim general manager Kevin Abrams for the team's permanent position. Abrams is the fourth candidate to interview for the job to replace Jerry Reese, who was fired this month along with coach Ben McAdoo at the tail end of a lost...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 file photo, Washington Nationals relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler (21) throws during the sixth inning in Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park in Washington. Brandon Kintzler and the Nationals have finalized a $10 million, two-year contract that keeps the relief in Washington. Kintzler will earn $5 million next year under the deal announced Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 22, 2017 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Kintzler and the Nationals have finalized a $10 million, two-year contract that keeps the relief pitcher n Washington. Kintzler will earn $5 million next year under the deal announced Thursday. The Nationals have a $10 million option for 2019, and if that is declined...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2010, file photo, Omar Minaya speaks to the media in the New York Mets clubhouse at Citi Field in New York. Minaya is returning to the Mets as a special assistant to Sandy Alderson, who replaced him as general manager after the 2010 season. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 22, 2017 - 1:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Omar Minaya is returning to the New York Mets as a special assistant to Sandy Alderson, who replaced him as general manager after the 2010 season. Minaya was the Mets' senior assistant GM from September 1997 until February 2002, when he joined the Montreal Expos as major league...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016, file photo, the Seattle Mariners play the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle. Big league teams in Texas, Florida, Nevada and Washington state may have become more attractive destinations for free agents following the enactment of tax law changes. The new law that takes effect next year caps deductions for state and local taxes at $10,000 for married couples filing jointly. That has a huge impact for athletes with seven- and eight-figure salaries. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 22, 2017 - 5:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Teams in Texas, Florida, Nevada and Washington state may have become more attractive destinations for free agents following the enactment of tax law changes. Deductions for state and local taxes are capped at $10,000 in the year starting Jan. 1 for married couples filing jointly...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 file photo, Washington Nationals relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler (21) throws during the sixth inning in Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park in Washington. Brandon Kintzler and the Nationals have finalized a $10 million, two-year contract that keeps the relief in Washington. Kintzler will earn $5 million next year under the deal announced Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 21, 2017 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Kintzler and the Nationals have finalized a $10 million, two-year contract that keeps the relief pitcher n Washington. Kintzler will earn $5 million next year under the deal announced Thursday. The Nationals have a $10 million option for 2019, and if that is declined...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 file photo, Washington Nationals relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler (21) throws during the sixth inning in Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park in Washington. Brandon Kintzler and the Nationals have finalized a $10 million, two-year contract that keeps the relief in Washington. Kintzler will earn $5 million next year under the deal announced Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 21, 2017 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Kintzler and the Nationals have finalized a $10 million, two-year contract that keeps the relief in Washington. Kintzler will earn $5 million next year under the deal announced Thursday. The Nationals have a $10 million option for 2019, and if that is declined Kintzler has...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Yonder Alonso doubles against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game in Seattle. A person familiar with the negotiations says free-agent first baseman Yonder Alonso and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to contract terms. Alonso’s deal is contingent on him passing a physical, according to a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 21, 2017 - 10:55 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians didn't take long to cover their opening at first base. After losing Carlos Santana to Philadelphia in free agency, Cleveland agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract with first baseman Yonder Alonso, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 17, 2017 file photo, Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Adams (18) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a two run home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Atlanta. A person familiar with negotiations says the Washington Nationals have agreed to terms in principle on a $4 million, one-year contract with first baseman Matt Adams, a deal pending a successful physical, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
December 20, 2017 - 9:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations says the Washington Nationals have agreed to terms in principle on a $4 million, one-year contract with first baseman Matt Adams, a deal pending a successful physical. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 17, 2017 file photo, Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Adams (18) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a two run home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Atlanta. A person familiar with negotiations says the Washington Nationals have agreed to terms in principle on a $4 million, one-year contract with first baseman Matt Adams, a deal pending a successful physical, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
December 20, 2017 - 8:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations says the Washington Nationals have agreed to terms in principle on a $4 million, one-year contract with first baseman Matt Adams, a deal pending a successful physical. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday...
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