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St. Louis Cardinals not ruling out more free agent signings

ST. LOUIS (AP) John Mozeliak did his best to keep any emotional reaction to last season’s disappointment at bay. That was no easy task at times for the president of the St. Louis Cardinals, particularly following a season in which one of the National League’s premier franchises missed the playoffs for a second straight year – the first time they’ve ...

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AL West Update: Astros add Pirates ace Cole

HOUSTON (AP) — The World Series champion Houston Astros have boosted their rotation with another big arm, acquiring Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a five-player trade. The deal was announced Saturday. The Pirates got right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin for their ace. Cole will join former Cy Young Award ...

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Profar, Diekman, Kela agree to deals with Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Relievers Jake Diekman and Keone Kela and infielder Jurickson Profar agreed one-year contracts with the Texas Rangers, who avoided arbitration with all of their eligible players. Diekman gets $2,712,500 under Friday’s agreement, a raise from $2.55 million. Kela’s salary is $1.2 million, up from $543,210, and Profar will make $1.05 million, an increase from $1,005,000. A ...

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D-backs reach 1-year deals with 10 players to avoid arbitration

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided salary arbitration with third baseman Jake Lamb, center fielder A.J. Pollock, lefty starter Robbie Ray and several other players by reaching deals on one-year contracts. Arizona also agreed with left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin, right-handers Taijuan Walker and Brian Boxberger, outfielder David Peralta, infielder/outfielder Chris Owings, infielder Nick Ahmed and catcher Chris Herrmann on ...

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Royals avoid arbitration with Herrera, Karns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals agreed with reliever Kelvin Herrera and starter Nate Karns on one-year contracts Friday to avoid arbitration, leaving reliever Brandon Maurer as their only player still on track for a hearing next month. Herrera will make $7,937,500, an increase from $5,325,000. He would get a $50,000 bonus if he’s an All-Star, which he was in ...

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Orioles avoid arbitration with Machado, Britton, 3 others

BALTIMORE (AP) The Orioles agreed to a $16 million contract with third baseman Manny Machado and a $12 million deal with injured closer Zach Britton, avoiding arbitration with both stars. Machado, who can become a free agent after this season, hit .259 with 33 homers and 95 RBIs last year, when he made $11.5 million. He has been mentioned in ...

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Yankees settle with 6, on track to get under tax threshold

NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees reached one-year contracts with their remaining six players eligible for arbitration, leaving their projected luxury tax payroll at $177 million – $20 million below the threshold. Shortstop Didi Gregorius agreed at $8.25 million Friday, pitcher Sonny Gray at $6.5 million and setup man Dellin Betances at $5.1 million. Also reaching deals were relievers Adam Warren ...

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2018 Padres FanFest Details | FOX Sports

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced details for 2018 Padres FanFest presented by T-Mobile, taking place on Saturday, January 13, at Petco Park from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Admission to Padres FanFest is complimentary, with fans required to redeem entry tickets at www.padres.com/fanfest.  Fans may claim up to eight (8) complimentary tickets for the event and ...

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