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AP source: 3B Todd Frazier, Mets agree on $17M, 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) Free agent third baseman Todd Frazier is switching sides close to home, set to join the New York Mets and take over a spot that’s been in flux since David Wright got injured. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Monday night that Frazier and the Mets had agreed on a two-year contract ...

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Rangers sign 44-year-old Bartolo Colon to minor league deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Bartolo Colon has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, and the 44-year-old right-hander will attend big league spring training. Colon would get a $1.75 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster under the terms of the deal agreed to Sunday and could make an additional $1.3 million in performance bonuses based ...

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Series MVP Springer, Astros reach $24 million, 2-year deal

HOUSTON (AP) World Series MVP George Springer and the Houston Astros avoided salary arbitration by agreeing Monday to a $24 million, two-year contract. Springer gets $12 million annually under the deal and will be eligible for arbitration again after the 2019 season. The hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday. He asked for a raise from $4,075,000 to $10.5 million and ...

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Rangers sign 44-year-old Bartolo Colon to minor league deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have signed 44-year-old Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract and invited the pitcher to big league spring training. The Rangers announced the move Sunday. Colon was a combined 7-14 with a 6.48 ERA in 28 starts for Atlanta and Minnesota last season. He was released by the Braves on July, then signed with ...

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Rangers sign 44-year-old Bartolo Colon to minor league deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have signed 44-year-old Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract and invited the pitcher to big league spring training. The Rangers announced the move Sunday. Colon was a combined 7-14 with a 6.48 ERA in 28 starts for Atlanta and Minnesota last season. He was released by the Braves on July, then signed ...

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Jim Thome wants block ‘C,’ not Wahoo, on Hall of Fame plaque

CLEVELAND (AP) Newly elected Hall of Famer Jim Thome won’t be enshrined with Chief Wahoo. Thome played most of his career with the Cleveland Indians and ”fully” supports the team’s decision to remove the divisive Wahoo logo from its uniforms. He prefers to have the club’s block ”C” logo on his Cooperstown plaque. The slugger feels the ”C” logo is ...

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Prominent baseball agent suggests player boycott of spring training

NEW YORK — A prominent baseball agent said players are angered over the slow free-agent market and suggested they consider boycotting spring training. Brodie Van Wagenen, co-head of CAA Baseball, floated the idea in a statement released Friday, less than two weeks before spring training workouts are to start in Florida and Arizona. He also raised the possibility of a ...

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All 30 MLB ballparks to extend protective netting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All 30 major league ballparks will have expanded protective netting that reaches to at least the far ends of each dugout by opening day. Major League Baseball made the announcement Thursday ahead of an owners’ meeting later in the day. MLB issued recommendations for protective netting or screens in December 2015, encouraging teams to have it ...

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