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Cleveland Indians trade All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, pitcher Carlos Carrasco to New York Mets

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians trade All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, pitcher Carlos Carrasco to New York Mets.

Mets hire former player Tony Tarasco as first base coach

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have hired Tony Tarasco to be their first base coach, bringing the former outfielder back to the franchise where he ended his playing career. The Me...

From Kobe to Maradona, a year of staggering losses in sports

There were so many this year. Sports in 2020 was an unending state of mourning. It was as if every week, sometimes days, another luminary fell, bringing a cascade of condolence and ...

Odd became normal: sports’ masked road trip to the unknown

Take your pick. Maybe it was a Big East Tournament basketball game that broke for halftime and never returned. Or the cardboard cutouts of spectators that replaced flesh-and blood fa...

Mets, Syndergaard agree to $9.7M salary to avoid arbitration

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets and Noah Syndergaard agreed to a $9.7 million, one-year contract Tuesday for next season, when the injured right-hander hopes to return from Tommy John surgery. ...

AP Exclusive: MLB payrolls drop nearly $2.5B in pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball payrolls plunged to $1.75 billion during the pandemic-shortened season from $4.22 billion, and the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers led with $98.6 millio...

Chris Flexen, Mariners agree to $4.75M, 2-year contract

SEATTLE (AP) — Right-hander Chris Flexen and the Seattle Mariners agreed to a $4.75 million, two-year contract on Friday. The 26-year-old gets a $600,000 signing bonus, a $1.4 millio...

Mets send RHP Ryan to Rangers to complete Todd Frazier deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are sending minor league right-hander Ryder Ryan to the Texas Rangers as the player to be named in a trade for infielder Todd Frazier on Aug. 31. Ry...

Rays sign pitcher Michael Wacha to $3 million, 1-year deal

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The American League champion Tampa Bay Rays signed right-hander Michael Wacha to a $3 million, one-year contract on Friday to fill a void in the rotation with the departure...

White Sox-Angels open ESPN Sunday night slate on April 4

ESPN will open its “Sunday Night Baseball” schedule on April 4 when the Los Angeles Angels host the Chicago White Sox. The game will feature the last two American League MVPs, with t...

Mets C James McCann turns Tigers' release into $40.6M deal

NEW YORK (AP) — James McCann was released two years ago by the Detroit Tigers, and he says it's the best thing that ever happened to him. “It’s made me the player I am today,” McCann...

Tuesday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State will enter championship weekend in position to make the College Football Playoff with very little drama. ...

Free agent catcher McCann signs $40.6M, 4-yr deal with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent catcher James McCann signed a $40.6 million, four-year contract with the New York Mets on Tuesday, joining a team now ready to spend big to build a winner. ...

Mariners bolster bullpen, get Montero in trade with Rangers

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners bolstered their bullpen on Tuesday by acquiring right-handed reliever Rafael Montero from the Texas Rangers. The 30-year-old Montero was the Rang...

Mets make it official, hire Porter as GM with 4-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Porter and the New York Mets have finalized a four-year contract that makes him the 14th general manager in franchise history. The team announced the move on Su...