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AP sources: Mets, Bruce agree to $39M, 3-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) Jay Bruce and his proven bat are headed back to the New York Mets. The free-agent outfielder is set to return to the Big Apple after agreeing to a $39 million, three-year contract, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the deal is pending a physical ...

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Jeter imprint acquires book by Comfort Cases founder

NEW YORK (AP) The latest acquisition by Derek Jeter’s publishing imprint: A memoir by Robert Scheer, founder of the foster youth charity Comfort Cases. Jeter Publishing told The Associated Press on Thursday that Scheer’s ”A Forever Family: One Man, One Backpack, A World of Difference” will come out in November. The book tells of Scheer’s years in foster care as ...

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Braves release 3B Garcia so he can play in South Korea

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have released third baseman Adonis Garcia so he can play overseas. The team says on Twitter that Garcia has a ”desire to play in South Korea for the 2018 season.” The 32-year-old Garcia likely would have entered spring training behind Johan Camargo and Rio Ruiz in Atlanta’s competition at third base. New president of baseball ...

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Baseball agent fired after report he placed camera in shower

ATLANTA (AP) A baseball agent has been fired after an accusation he used a camera to surreptitiously record clients in a shower. CSE Talent, the agency headed by Lonnie Cooper, said in a statement Wednesday that it had fired Jason Wood, who had headed its baseball division since last April. FanRag Sports reported a player, whom it did not identify, ...

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Khris Davis and Athletics agree to $10.5M, 1-year contract

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Slugger Khris Davis and the Oakland Athletics agreed to a $10.5 million, one-year contract, more than doubling his salary after he beat the team in arbitration last winter. Davis won a $5 million salary during a hearing last February, when the club offered $4.65 million. The agreement announced Wednesday avoided another hearing next month, and Davis’ deal ...

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Chopcast: Should Braves push for Marlins standouts Christian Yelich, J.T. Realmuto?

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Braves beat reporter David O’Brien joins the show to discuss the rumor mill revolving around Marlins star outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher J.T. Realmuto, the slow free-agent market and more. Episode highlight: Why does Yelich make sense for Atlanta? “This is a guy you would never dream of trading or getting rid of if you were trying to ...

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Royals to pay Dodgers $1M as part of three-team trade

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The NL champion Dodgers will send $3 million to the Chicago White Sox and receive $1 million from Kansas City as part of last week’s three-team trade that sent left-handed reliever Scott Alexander from the Royals to Los Angeles. Los Angeles agreed to give the White Sox equal installments of $1.5 million on June 1 and ...

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D-backs’ spring training opens Feb. 14 at Salt River Fields

The Diamondbacks announced Tuesday that first workouts for pitchers and catchers are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The first full-squad workout is Monday, Feb. 19 – two days before an exhibition game against Arizona State University. The first official Cactus League game will be Feb. 23 vs. the Colorado Rockies at Salt River ...

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