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Dec 31, 2018 ESPN.com Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Will New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera become the first unanimous selection for baseball’s Hall of Fame? Will Mariners slugger Edgar Martinez cash in on his last year on the main ballot? Is this the year enough voters will move past the steroid taint
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Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tommy Pham issued a stinging assessment Thursday of his team’s attendance woes, telling SiriusXM that a new stadium or even relocation might be needed to draw more fans. “Do I think something has to happen, whether it be a new ballpark, maybe a new city? I think so,” Pham said. “Because
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Buried beneath the anticipation of Manny Machado’s tour of teams and a continued flurry of trades, The Associated Press published news that was jarring and yet completely unsurprising to some agents and executives: For the first time since 2004, the average salary of major league players declined. Not by much, mind you. In 2017, players
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The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a deal with free-agent right-hander Kendall Graveman. The 28-year-old Graveman, who is still rehabbing after having Tommy John surgery in late July, gets a one-year deal with a club option for 2020. According to multiple reports, the 2019 deal is for at least $575,000, and the second-year option is
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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Domingo Santana from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in exchange for outfielder Ben Gamel and minor-league pitcher Noah Zavalos. The swap of young outfielders adds a right-handed power bat to the Mariners’ lineup and provides the Brewers with a versatile corner outfielder. The Brewers, Rays and Twins are
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The Seattle Mariners had an aging team that was only going to get more expensive and more fragile as birthdays passed, and while general manager Jerry Dipoto and his bosses could have tried to bend reality and continue to spend big dollars to prop up a team that won 89 games last season, they acknowledged
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NEW YORK — Manny Machado’s free-agent tour continued Wednesday afternoon when he made a stop at Yankee Stadium to meet with the second of his three suitors, the New York Yankees. He first dropped by the Chicago White Sox‘s facility on Monday. Machado’s brother-in-law, Yonder Alonso, was just signed last week by the White Sox.
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NEW YORK — Boston should be happy to pay this tax bill. The World Series champion Red Sox owe $11,951,091 in luxury tax for having baseball’s top payroll, according to final calculations by the commissioner’s office obtained by The Associated Press. The only other team that owes is the Washington Nationals, who must pay $2,386,097,
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The White Sox slashed their payroll in recent seasons as they traded away players such as Chris Sale and Adam Eaton and went about the business of stockpiling prospects. This leaves them in perfect position to grow their payroll now, to make moves like the transaction they executed Friday, when they agreed to take on
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