Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Executive Director of the Major League Players Association, Tony Clark, answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. Players' union head Tony Clark is guarding against drawing any conclusions about the free-agent market based on Manny Machado’s contract and says Adam Wainwright’s recent comments about a possible strike were in line with the level of concern he hears from the pitcher’s colleagues. Clark met with the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, starting his spring training tour as several top players still look for teams. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
February 21, 2019 - 5:56 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Players' union head Tony Clark says Adam Wainwright's comments about a possible strike were in line with widespread concern he hears from his members about a free-agent market they claim has become dysfunctional. Starting his tour of spring training camps, Clark said he isn't...
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February 21, 2019 - 5:49 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have announced their $300 million, 10-year deal with All-Star infielder Manny Machado, more than two days after the deal was agreed to. Machado will be introduced Friday at spring training in Peoria, Arizona. The agreement, the largest for a free agent in big...
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Neil Walker of the Miami Marlins baseball team poses Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla. While Manny Machado agreed to a pending $300 million, 10-year contract with San Diego and Bryce Harper is likely to top Giancarlo Stanton's record $325 million, 13-year deal, many less-than-superstar veterans have been routed on the free-agent market. Walker's salary dropped from $17.2 million to $2 million in two years. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
February 20, 2019 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker's salary dropped from $17.2 million to $2 million in two years. Greg Holland was cut from $14 million to $2 million this season. Daniel Murphy fell from $17.5 million to $10 million. While Manny Machado agreed to a pending $300 million, 10-year contract with San Diego...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Mike Moustakas hits an RBI single during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the National League Divisional Series baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Milwaukee. A person familiar with the negotiations says Moustakas and the Brewers are nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for a guarantee of about $10 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, because the agreement will be subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
February 19, 2019 - 6:24 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Moustakas fell one win shy of reaching the World Series with the Milwaukee Brewers. "I think we had some unfinished business after last year," Moustakas said Tuesday after finalizing a $10 million, one-year deal with the Brewers. "I loved playing here last year. It was a lot of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, speaks during a news conference at owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. Players' union head Tony Clark criticized baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for blaming players’ demands for the slow free agent market and said an increasing number of teams make little effort to "justify the price of a ticket." (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
February 19, 2019 - 6:19 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred predicts top free agents will all get deals and the second slow free-agent market won't have lasting significance. "In some ways I feel like it's a little much ado about nothing if in fact those players all sign at the end of the day," he...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, then-Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado celebrates his two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series, in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with the rebuilding San Diego Padres, the biggest contract ever for a free agent. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, because the agreement was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 19, 2019 - 5:10 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With their city's long-suffering fans desperate for a winner, the rebuilding San Diego Padres delivered their splashiest free agent signing ever by agreeing with All-Star infielder Manny Machado on a $300 million, 10-year deal. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2017, file photo, Tony Clark, head of the MLB Players Association, stands on the field before the All-Star Futures baseball game in Miami. Players' union head Tony Clark criticized baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for blaming players’ demands for the slow free agent market and said an increasing number of teams make little effort to "justify the price of a ticket." (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
February 18, 2019 - 9:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Players' union head Tony Clark took the extraordinary step of saying baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to Commissioner Rob Manfred's assertion that free-agent players have failed to adjust their economic demands in a...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the team's spring training baseball facility, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 15, 2019 - 9:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Luis Severino avoided an arbitration hearing with the New York Yankees, agreeing Friday to a $40 million, four-year contract. Severino's deal includes a team option for 2023 that could make the agreement worth $52.25 million for five seasons. If the option is not...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in Charlotte, N.C. Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have reached settlements on their collusion lawsuits against the NFL, the league said Friday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
February 15, 2019 - 5:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With a public hearing looming and the threat of owners and league officials facing depositions, the NFL settled collusion cases brought by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. The league, about to celebrate its 100th season, faced criticism from all sides thanks to the protest movement...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2015, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps speaks during an NBA basketball news conference at the team's practice facility in Metairie, La. A person familiar with the situation says the Pelicans have fired general manager Dell Demps. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, because the club has not announced it. Demps did not immediately return voice and text messages left with him Friday morning. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
February 15, 2019 - 12:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pelicans have decided to fire ninth-year general manager Dell Demps and start the process of finding someone to deal with the fallout of All-Star Anthony Davis' recent trade demand, said a person familiar with the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...
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