Free agency

Brian McCann, left, and Atlanta Braves General manager Alex Anthopoulo speak during a news conference at the Delta360 Club at SunTrust Park in Atlanta Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. McCann recently signed to a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves for $2 million. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
November 26, 2018 - 8:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Brian McCann slipped on the No. 16 jersey he wore for so many years. "It feels right," he said, over and over again. Looking to improve on their first division title in five years, the Atlanta Braves agreed to one-year contracts with McCann and former AL MVP Josh Donaldson — a pair...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to an Atlanta Braves batter during the first inning of Game 2 of a National League Division Series baseball game in Los Angeles. The Dodgers and three-time Cy Young Award winner Kershaw reached an agreement on a contract extension Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, that will keep the seven-time All-Star with the club through 2021. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
November 02, 2018 - 7:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract rather than...
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Los Angeles Dodger general manager Farhan Zaidi talks as President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman, left, during a press conference, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 6:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers are in ongoing negotiations with ace Clayton Kershaw, and they still need to resolve the future of manager Dave Roberts, too. According to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, the talks with Kershaw's camp are "ongoingly pleasant." The three-time NL Cy...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright walks off the field after being removed in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in St. Louis. Wainwright’s contract with the Cardinals has been put on hold because it violates the maximum-cut rule, and the pitcher will have to become a free agent before the agreement can be finalized, people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. St. Louis announced the agreement with the 37-year-old right-hander on Oct. 11. He was earning $19.5 million annually, and the new deal guarantees less than $15.6 million. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, FIle)
October 18, 2018 - 5:33 pm
People familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press that Adam Wainwright's contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been put on hold because it violates the maximum-cut rule. The pitcher will have to become a free agent before the agreement can be finalized, people familiar with the agreement...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2018, file photo, kicker Greg Joseph works during a drill at the Miami Dolphins NFL football training camp in Davie, Fla. A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns will sign free agent kicker Greg Joseph to replace Zane Gonzalez, who missed four attempts in Sunday’s loss at New Orleans. Joseph was picked over several other kickers who in came in for tryouts on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the signing. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald via AP, File)
September 17, 2018 - 1:40 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Zane Gonzalez is getting kicked to the curb. The Browns plan to release their wayward kicker on Monday after his four misses on Sunday cost Cleveland its first win since 2016 with a 21-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints. On Monday, the Browns tried out several kickers and intend to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon, foreground, carries against Dallas Cowboys defensive end Datone Jones (56), linebacker Jaylon Smith, center left, and linebacker Joe Thomas (48) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif. McKinnon has injured his knee in practice and could be facing a serious injury. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, that McKinnon got hurt in his first day of team drills since injuring his right calf Aug. 9. McKinnon will undergo an MRI and Shanahan said the team is "nervous" about his outlook. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe, File)
September 01, 2018 - 6:33 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon has suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice. McKinnon got hurt Saturday in his first day of team drills since injuring his right calf Aug. 9. An MRI determined he tore his ACL in his right knee and he will miss the...
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