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Jose Martinez on dealing with trade rumors

Video Details Jan 30, 2019 at 6:53p ET | FOX Sports Midwest | Duration: 1:05 He’s still here! Cardinals outfielder Jose Martinez on dealing with trade rumors … again: “It’s hard. It happened last year, too. I’ve survived two times. I don’t want to be moved.”

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Rays announce 16 internal minor league invites to spring training

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have announced the following minor league players have received invites to major league spring training: infielder Mike Brosseau, infielder Jake Cronenworth, right-handed pitcher Oliver Drake, infielder Lucius Fox, right-handed pitcher Mike Franco, right-handed pitcher Ian Gardeck, catcher Mac James, right-handed pitcher Andrew Kittredge, first baseman Nate Lowe, left-handed pitcher Hoby Milner, left-handed pitcher Dalton ...

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A’s closer Treinen wins arbitration case, to make $6.4M

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics closer Blake Treinen will receive a $6.4 million salary for 2019 after winning his arbitration case. Treinen’s case was heard Friday. He asked arbitrators Steven Wolf, Allen Ponak and Phillip LaPorte for a raise from $2.2 million to $6.4 million, while Oakland offered $5.6 million. The pitcher’s agent, Matt Sosnick, confirmed the deal Saturday ...

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Cardinals’ Miles’ Mikolas open to long-term deal

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Miles Mikolas is open to discussing a long-term deal with the St. Louis Cardinals rather than wait to go on the open market after the season. The 30-year-old right-hander returned to the major leagues last year after three seasons in Japan, agreeing to a $15.5 million, two-year contract with the Cardinals. He became a first-time All-Star, ...

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Mikolas on openness to long-term deal: ‘That’s absolutely something that could happen’

ST. LOUIS — Miles Mikolas is open to discussing a long-term deal with the St. Louis Cardinals rather than wait to go on the open market after the season. The 30-year-old right-hander returned to the major leagues last year after three seasons in Japan, agreeing to a two-year, $15.5 million contract with the Cardinals. He became a first-time All-Star, going ...

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Mariano Rivera awed by his first Hall of Fame visit

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Mariano Rivera stopped at the entrance to the Plaque Gallery inside the Baseball Hall of Fame and just gazed at the walls, awestruck by the moment. He was a long way from Puerto Caimito, Panama. “I can’t comprehend it. It’s just amazing. Too much,” Rivera said Friday as he soaked in his first visit to the ...

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Hammel gets minor league deal from Texas with spring invite

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Free agent right-hander Jason Hammel and infielder Matt Davidson have agreed to minor league deals with the Texas Rangers. The 36-year-old Hammel joined the Rangers on Friday, three months after the Kansas City Royals declined a $12 million mutual option and instead paid a $2 million buyout. Hammel was 4-14 with a 6.02 ERA in 18 ...

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Cubs add bullpen help, agree to $750,000 deal with Barnette

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have added bullpen help, agreeing to a $750,000, one-year contract with right-hander Tony Barnette, a deal containing an option, escalator and bonus opportunities that could raise its value to $4.5 million over two seasons. Barnette’s 2019 salary would increase to $1 million if he has one day on the active roster, and he could ...

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