Athlete contracts

FILE - In this July 23, 2018, file photo, Detroit Tigers' James McCann hits an RBI-double during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, in Kansas City, Mo. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says catcher James McCann has agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox. The 28-year-old McCann hit .220 with eight homers and 39 RBIs in 118 games last season with Detroit. The person spoke Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, on condition of anonymity because the contract is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
December 14, 2018 - 3:18 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox answered one of their offseason questions on Friday, agreeing to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with catcher James McCann. The White Sox had an opening at the position after trading Omar Narvaez to Seattle on Nov. 30 for reliever Alex Colome. They also lost...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion follows through on his second two-run home run of the night, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers. The swap came Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the close of the winter meetings. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
December 13, 2018 - 5:43 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Carlos Santana and Jeurys Familia found friendly landing spots, Edwin Encarnacion took off for a more uncertain future. Joe Kelly joined the team he helped beat in the World Series, the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their imposing bullpen. The winter meetings wrapped up Thursday with a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Jake Bauers bats during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers. The swap came Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the close of the winter meetings. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
December 13, 2018 - 1:43 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Cleveland Indians reacquired fan favorite Carlos Santana and sent slugger Edwin Encarnacion to Seattle in a three-team trade Thursday that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Sulser from Cleveland. The Indians also...
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December 13, 2018 - 11:07 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that reliever Joe Kelly has agreed to a $25 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not yet been announced. A 30-year-old...
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December 13, 2018 - 3:55 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The revamped New York Mets bullpen is set to include a very familiar face — longtime reliever Jeurys Familia. Familia reached a free-agent deal with the team that traded him away last summer, a person with knowledge of the contract told The Associated Press late Wednesday night...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay Rays have reached a $30 million, two-year deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 because the contract has not been officially announced. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
December 12, 2018 - 8:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 6:10p.m. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent first baseman Justin Bour has reached agreement with the Los Angeles Angels. The deal is pending a...
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FILE - This is a 2018 file photo showing Troy Tulowitzki of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. Tulowitzki has been released by the Blue Jays, who owe the oft-injured shortstop $38 million for the remaining two years of his contract. Now 34, Tulowitzki has not played in the major leagues since July 2017. He was limited that year to 66 games because of a hamstring and right ankle injury. The ankle required surgery last spring and he missed the entire season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
December 11, 2018 - 7:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki has been released by the Toronto Blue Jays, who owe the oft-injured shortstop $38 million for the remaining two years of his contract. Now 34, Tulowitzki has not played in the major leagues since July 2017. He was limited that year to 66 games because of a hamstring...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton takes off for first base with a single off San Diego Padres relief pitcher Rowan Wick during the seventh inning of a baseball game, in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Kansas City Royals and outfielder Billy Hamilton have agreed to a $5.25 million contract for next season that includes up to $1 million in incentives. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, because the deal was pending a physical. The career .236 hitter's biggest attribute is his speed — he stole at least 50 bases four straight seasons before dipping to 34 last season. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
December 11, 2018 - 7:34 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton have finalized a $5.25 million contract that includes up to $1 million in performance bonuses and a mutual option for 2020. The Royals hope that spacious Kauffman Stadium will allow Hamilton to better use his speed...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 15, 2018 file photo, Oakland Athletics draft pick Kyler Murray waits to hit during batting practice before a baseball game between the Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, Calif. Kyler Murray suddenly has a bunch of new fans in the Oakland Athletics organization, even if they cringe watching Heisman Trophy winner play quarterback for Oklahoma. The A's don't want their prized first-round draft pick hurt on the football field because they are counting on him wearing an Oakland jersey come spring training. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 11, 2018 - 5:56 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The Oakland Athletics have reached agreement with catcher Chris Herrmann on a $1 million, one-year contract. General manager David Forst had put getting a catcher among his top to-do items, and the A...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden, center, poses for photographs next to owner Mark Davis, left, and general manager Reggie McKenzie during an NFL football press conference in Alameda, Calif. The Raiders have fired general manager Reggie McKenzie less than two years after he was named the NFL's executive of the year. A person familiar with the move says McKenzie was let go on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, from the position he had held for almost seven seasons. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not made an announcement. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 10, 2018 - 5:33 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — From the moment Jon Gruden was brought back for a second stint as coach of the Oakland Raiders with a 10-year contract, general manager Reggie McKenzie's longevity in the position was in serious doubt. That only eroded more with each departure of one of McKenzie's prized...
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