Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Brian Dozier hits an RBI single during the first inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free-agent second baseman Brian Dozier and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $9 million, one-year contract, subject to the successful completion of a physical exam. The person confirmed the deal on condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, because neither the club nor player had announced anything. (AP Photo/Jae Hong, File)
January 10, 2019 - 9:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Dozier found his latest team — and the Washington Nationals found a temporary solution at second base. The free agent infielder and the Nationals agreed to a $9 million, one-year contract, subject to the successful completion of a physical exam, a person familiar with the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal advances to second on an error by Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett during a baseball game in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 9, because the agreement, first reported by The Athletic, was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
January 09, 2019 - 11:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to an $18.25 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the agreement, first reported by The Athletic...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Zach Britton delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series in New York. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that reliever Zach Britton and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $39 million, three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 because the agreement was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
January 05, 2019 - 8:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Britton is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing to a $39 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night because the agreement was subject to a successful physical...
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In this Sept. 28, 2018, photo, Japan's Seibu Lions Yusei Kikuchi pitches during a match in Tokorozawa, northwest of Tokyo. The Seattle Mariners have signed Kikuchi to a four-year deal on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 after word first surfaced of an agreement late on New Year’s Eve. Kikuchi was one of the few starter options remaining on the market and will be joining a team with a long history of success with Japanese players. (Takahiko Kanbara/Kyodo News via AP)
January 02, 2019 - 9:31 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi has finalized four-year contract with the Seattle Mariners that guarantees $56 million and incudes club options that could make it worth $109 million over seven seasons. Seattle announced the agreement Wednesday, just ahead of the deadline for the...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2016, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki throws out Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game, in Phoenix. The Yankees have obtained a low-cost infield replacement, agreeing to a one-year contract with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the major league minimum $555,000, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, because the agreement, first reported by ESPN, is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
January 02, 2019 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the major league minimum $555,000. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers throws to a New York Yankees batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. Fiers agreed to a two-year contract to stay with the Oakland Athletics, who were determined to find an experienced starter this offseason to help lead a young rotation. The A’s announced the deal Monday, Dec. 24. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 24, 2018 - 5:25 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Free agent right-hander Mike Fiers agreed to a two-year contract worth more than $14 million to stay with the Oakland Athletics, who were determined to find an experienced starter this offseason to help lead a young rotation. They brought him back less than a month after not...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller delivers in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Cleveland. Andrew Miller is heading west: The free agent left-handed reliever has agreed to terms with the St. Louis Cardinals on a two-year deal with a vesting option for 2021. Miller gives the Cardinals a long-sought elite option in the bullpen. Terms were not disclosed Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
December 21, 2018 - 6:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — When healthy, Andrew Miller has been one of baseball's top relievers. The St. Louis Cardinals are banking on a return to form. Miller agreed to a $25 million, two-year deal with St. Louis that includes a club option and performance bonuses that could make it worth $36 million over...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs second baseman Daniel Murphy is congratulated during the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. The Colorado Rockies have brought in Murphy to boost an offense big on pop but lackluster in batting average. The veteran infielder has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract with the Rockies, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night, Dec. 20. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
December 20, 2018 - 8:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have brought in Daniel Murphy to boost an offense big on pop but lackluster in batting average. The veteran infielder has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract with the Rockies, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ delivers against the Texas Rangers during the second inning of a baseball game, in New York. Now that he's staying with the Yankees, J.A. Happ would like to see Manny Machado join him in the Bronx. "You get any kind of player like that on a team, that would be exciting," Happ said Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, three days after finalizing a $34 million, two-year contract. Machado, one of this offseason's top free agents along with Bryce Harper, visited the Yankees on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
December 20, 2018 - 2:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he's staying with the New York Yankees, J.A. Happ would like to see Manny Machado join him in the Bronx. "You get any kind of player like that on a team, that would be exciting," the pitcher said Thursday, three days after finalizing a $34 million, two-year contract...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 3, 1999 file photo, members of the Cuban baseball team carry their country's flag onto the field after a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Major League Baseball, its players’ association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island nation to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades. The agreement runs through Oct. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
December 19, 2018 - 6:51 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Major League Baseball, its players' association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades. The agreement,...
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