Athlete compensation

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana connects for a two-run home run against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning in Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series, in New York. Two people familiar with the situation say the Phillies and veteran first baseman Carlos Santana have agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal. The people spoke Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, on condition of anonymity because the agreement is contingent on Santana passing a physical. The 31-year-old Santana hit 23 home runs and had 79 RBIs with Cleveland last season, where he had spent all eight years of his career. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
December 15, 2017 - 10:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carlos Santana is bringing his big bat and postseason experience to the Philadelphia Phillies. The 31-year-old first baseman became the first of the offseason's big-name free agents to find a new home, agreeing Friday to a $60 million, three-year contract with the Philadelphia...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017, file photo, New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson reacts while sitting on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in East Rutherford, N.J. Wilkerson has been benched for the team's game at New Orleans on Sunday. Coach Todd Bowles said Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, that Wilkerson will not travel with the team, saying repeatedly that it was a coach's decision and he's only worried about the players who will go up against the Saints. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
December 15, 2017 - 3:03 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — There will be no Mo in New Orleans. The New York Jets have benched defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson for the game against the Saints on Sunday, the latest in what has become a string of discipline issues involving the franchise's highest-paid player. Coach Todd Bowles...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 file photo, Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler removes his batting helmet after popping out with two on against the Baltimore Orioles in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Detroit Tigers have agreed to trade veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Los Angeles Angels for two minor leaguers, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
December 14, 2017 - 12:43 am
DETROIT (AP) — The busy Los Angeles Angels filled a big hole at second base, acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers Wednesday night. Detroit received 18-year-old right-hander Wilkel Hernandez and 23-year-old outfielder Troy Montgomery in the trade. The 35-year-old...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Marcell Ozuna watches his RBI triple during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, in Atlanta. A person familiar with the negotiations says Miami has agreed to trade left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, the third All-Star jettisoned by the Marlins this month in an unrelenting payroll purge under new CEO Derek Jeter. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced and was subject to a physical. (AP Photo/Brett Davis, File)
December 14, 2017 - 12:32 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — J.D. Martinez has a chance to see in person what his monster year is worth. The free agent star who hit .303 with 45 home runs was ready for a meet-and-greet session with teams at the winter meetings. The Boston Red Sox wanted to see him, having hit the fewest homers...
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December 13, 2017 - 2:55 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says Miami has agreed to trade left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, the third All-Star jettisoned by the Marlins this month in an unrelenting payroll purge under new CEO Derek Jeter. The person spoke to The...
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Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter talks with members of the media at the Major League Baseball winter meetings Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
December 12, 2017 - 9:21 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado could be on the move. To a new position — or a new team. Big names emerged in trade talk Tuesday, with Machado, New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey and Detroit pitcher Michael Fulmer heating up the winter meetings. And no surprise,...
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New Yankee Giancarlo Stanton answers questions during a press conference at the Major League Baseball winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)
December 11, 2017 - 8:27 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton eased his 6-foot-6 frame into a pinstriped No. 27 jersey, ready to join 6-foot-7 Aaron Judge as the Towers of Power on the resurgent New York Yankees. "They're winners," Stanton said after his trade from the Miami Marlins to New York was finalized...
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New Yankee Giancarlo Stanton answers questions during a press conference at the Major League Baseball winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)
December 11, 2017 - 4:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter says when his ownership group took over the Miami Marlins in October, he thought Giancarlo Stanton would be with the team in 2018. Stanton says Marlins officials threatened to keep him for the rest of his career. In the end, Miami dealt the National League MVP to the New...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton stands on the field during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Miami. A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, because no agreement has been completed. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 11, 2017 - 2:05 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Now slugging for the Bronx Bombers, Giancarlo Stanton. The New York Yankees announced Monday they'd acquired Stanton from the Miami Marlins, getting the NL MVP and cash from Miami for Starlin Castro and two minor leaguers, right-hander Jorge Guzman and infielder Jose...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton stands on the field during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Miami. A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, because no agreement has been completed. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 11, 2017 - 1:40 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Now slugging for the Bronx Bombers, Giancarlo Stanton. The New York Yankees announced Monday they'd acquired Stanton from the Miami Marlins, getting the NL MVP and cash from Miami for Starlin Castro and two minor leaguers, right-hander Jorge Guzman and infielder Jose...
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