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Lindor, Bryant, Bellinger, Seager get big-money deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor, Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager were among 112 players who agreed to one-year contracts Friday, leaving just 13 to swap salary arbitration figures during...

AP source: LeMahieu, Yanks work on $90 million, 6-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees and AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu worked Friday to put in place a six-year contract worth about $90 million, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated ...

Carrasco: Mets primed for playoffs, can compete for title

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Carrasco got a welcome call from new Mets owner Steven Cohen. “He was so excited. He can’t wait to meet me. I can’t wait to meet him, too,” the pitcher said Tu...

Francisco Lindor all smiles after trade from Indians to Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor smiled widely for a full 40 minutes, enthralled to join a New York Mets team bulking up under new owner Steven Cohen. “They say it’s probably very co...

Spring training could be delayed for Double-A, Class A

NEW YORK (AP) — Spring training could be delayed for Double-A and Class A players if major leaguers are not vaccinated for the novel coronavirus by the time big league practice is scheduled to start i...

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...

New Phillies boss Dombrowski plans retool, not rebuild

Dave Dombrowski wants to win again sooner rather than later. The longtime executive moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in September as a consultant for Music City Baseball but found out ...

Jackson loses team as affiliated minors shrink to 120

NEW YORK (AP) — Jackson, Tennessee, lost its Double-A baseball team for next season, one of 40 cities dropped as professional affiliates as Major League Baseball went through with its plan to cut to 1...

May cites Cohen for joining Mets, happy to engage fans

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Cohen already is on track for a higher owner WAR than the Wilpons, his purchase the reason Trevor May decided to take a $15.5 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets. ...

Schwarber, Bradley, Duvall among 59 cut in pandemic fallout

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. were cut loose by the Chicago Cubs after helping the team win its first World Series title in more than a century, among 59 players who became free...

MLB drug tests drop sharply during coronavirus pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s number of drug tests dropped sharply during the novel coronavirus pandemic. There were 3,733 urine samples and 412 blood samples for human gro...

AP source: Reliever Trevor May agrees to deal with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets reached their first agreement with a free agent since Steven Cohen bought the team, a deal with 31-year-old right-hander Trevor May, a person familiar with the negoti...

Mets abandon baseball president search, to look for GM

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have abandoned their search for a president of baseball operations and will instead focus on hiring a general manager who will report to team president Sandy Alderson...

Stroman, Gausman take $18.9M; Springer, LeMahieu reject

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman and San Francisco starter Kevin Gausman accepted $18.9 million qualifying offers Wednesday, receiving one-year deals to stay with their teams rather than te...

Rojas likely to remain as Mets manager under Cohen

NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Rojas probably will return for a second season as manager of the New York Mets. Sandy Alderson, who returned as team president Friday when Steve Cohen bought the...