Athlete contracts

Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez gestures toward the crowd after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 29, 2019 - 1:52 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: DAY OF DECISION Corey Knebel plans to choose a course of action on his ailing right elbow, potentially sidelining a key part of Milwaukee's vaunted bullpen for the season. The 27-year-old has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. He could...
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Toronto Blue Jays Marcus Stroman warms up in the outfield before an opening day baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Toronto, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 4:08 pm
The Latest on opening day (all times EDT): 5:05 p.m. The pitching matchup in Minnesota between Cleveland's Corey Kluber and the home team's Jose Berrios has been all aces to start, with the Twins and Indians scoreless through four innings. Kluber, the two-time Cy Young Award winner, is perfect,...
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New York Mets' Robinson Cano celebrates his home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 28, 2019 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robinson Cano homered in his debut at-bat for the Mets then added a late RBI single, Jacob deGrom outpitched Max Scherzer as each struck out at least 10 in a sterling matchup between the winners of the past three NL Cy Young Awards, and New York edged the Bryce Harper-less...
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New York Yankees players take part in batting practice during a workout Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in New York. The Yankees host the Baltimore Orioles on opening day Thursday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 27, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Four-man outfields. High-tech anti-spying rules. A starting pitcher facing just one batter in a playoff game. But beyond all the shifts, analytics and social media outreach, here's the best way to tell Major League Baseball has zoomed into a new era: There's not a single active player left from the...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Jupiter, Fla. deGrom is expected to start Opening Day against the Washington Nationals. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP, File)
March 27, 2019 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets have agreed to a $137.5 million, five-year contract, a deal that includes $52.5 million deferred into the 2030s. New York and deGrom had agreed in January to a $17 million, one-year deal, and he was on track to be eligible...
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Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez (11) is helped to his feet after an injury during the third inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. From left are manager Terry Francona, Ramirez, athletic trainer Jeff Desjardins, Carlos Santana (41) and third base coach Mike Sarbaugh (16). (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 27, 2019 - 4:07 am
Jose Ramirez is expected to be in the Cleveland Indians' opening day lineup Thursday, four days after fouling a pitch off the area below his left knee. Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Ramirez should be ready to go for the opener at Minnesota. The All-Star third baseman worked out Monday...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) works in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
March 26, 2019 - 10:00 pm
Chris Sale will have to wait until middle age to collect all his money from the Boston Red Sox. His $160 million, six-year contract includes $50 million in deferred money that is not due to be paid until 15 years after it is earned, according to details obtained by The Associated Press. A left-...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 26, 2019 - 2:28 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Hendricks' focus is on the season, among the reasons the Cubs didn't hesitate to give the right-handed pitcher a new deal. Hendricks and the Cubs agreed Tuesday to a contract that adds $55.5 million from 2020 to 2023, guaranteeing he will receive $62,905,000 over the next...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Steven Souza Jr. lies on the field after getting injured while scoring against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 25, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 26, 2019 - 4:36 am
With opening day just around the corner, the list of notable players who are going to be absent keeps growing. World Series MVP Steve Pearce will start the season on the injured list for the Boston Red Sox, and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. went down with a knee injury Monday...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) works in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
March 23, 2019 - 3:33 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — After winning a World Series with the Red Sox, Chris Sale preferred to stay in Boston rather than find out what he would be worth as a free agent after this season. "When half the league isn't trying to win anything, and we have a team that's trying to win every year? That...
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