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Nationals C Matt Wieters exercises $10.5M option for 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) Catcher Matt Wieters is exercising his $10.5 million contract option for next season with the Washington Nationals. The deadline for Wieters to decide on the option was Monday. Of his salary for 2018, $2.5 million will be deferred, with $1.25 million due Jan. 15, 2019, and the other half due Jan. 15, 2020. Article continues below … The ...

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Giants exercise contract options on lefties Bumgarner, Moore

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants believe they can bounce back from a last-place season behind one of the best rotations in baseball. It starts with Madison Bumgarner. MadBum’s $12 million option was exercised by the Giants, who are determined to keep a talented rotation intact. ”It’s our bread and butter,” executive vice president of baseball operations Brian Sabean ...

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Tampa Bay Rays exercise club option on pitcher Nathan Eovaldi

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have exercised a $2 million club option for next season on pitcher Nathan Eovaldi. The right-hander missed all of last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery in August 2016, when he was with the New York Yankees. Watch the Tampa Bay Rays on FOX Sports Sun Under the contract the ...

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Pitcher Johnny Cueto decides to stay Giants, no opting out

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Right-hander Johnny Cueto is staying with the San Francisco Giants. Cueto had the option to opt out of his contract that runs through 2021. The team said Sunday the pitcher had decided to remain with the Giants. The 31-year-old Cueto was hampered by injuries this season, going 8-8 with a 4.52 ERA in 25 starts. Manager Bruce ...

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Marlins decline Ichiro Suzuki’s $2 million club option

MIAMI (AP) Derek Jeter’s first major roster move with the Miami Marlins was to part with former teammate Ichiro Suzuki. The Marlins declined Suzuki’s $2 million club option, making him a free agent. Suzuki gets a $500,000 buyout. Jeter, whose ownership group took over a month ago, played with Suzuki when both were members of the New York Yankees. The ...

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Miami Marlins will part ways with Ichiro Suzuki, decline club option

MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter’s first major roster move with the Miami Marlins was to part with former teammate Ichiro Suzuki. The Marlins declined Suzuki’s $2 million club option, making him a free agent. Suzuki gets a $500,000 buyout. Miami Marlins on FOX Sports Florida VIDEO: Marlins news, interviews & exclusive features FOX Sports Go Jeter, whose ownership group took ...

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Rays add Ozzie Timmons to MLB staff as first base coach

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays today named Ozzie Timmons as first base coach for Manager Kevin Cash’s major league coaching staff. “I’m excited for Ozzie to join our staff,” said Cash. “He has a track record of connecting with hitters and providing high quality coaching throughout his career. We’re looking forward to him complementing our staff with ...

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Joy in Houston abounds as Astros parade through downtown

HOUSTON (AP) — World Series MVP George Springer planted the Houston Astros’ championship trophy at the front of a fire truck to a cheering crowd as the team began their victory parade Friday, with orange and blue confetti raining down as they passed tens of thousands of fans in downtown Houston. Four military jets soared above a sea of orange ...

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