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Astros, George Springer Agree To One-Year, $21M Deal

Jan 17, 2020 8:21 AM

The Houston Astros have avoided arbitration with George Springer by agreeing to a one-year, $21 million deal, according to reports.

The 30-year-old had been seeking $22.5 million in arbitration while the Astros had been offering $17.5 million.

He has hit at least 20 home runs in five of his six seasons for the Astros and was named the 2017 World Series MVP.

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Josh Donaldson Agrees To Four-Year, $92M Deal With Twins

Jan 14, 2020 8:49 PM

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a four-year, $94 million with Josh Donaldson.

The deal includes a $16 million club option with an $8 million buyout for Year 5.

Donaldson was the MVP in the American League in 2015.

Donaldson earned $23 million on a one-year contract last season.

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Tigers Agree To Terms With Ivan Nova

Jan 14, 2020 8:30 AM

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms on a contract with Ivan Nova.

Matt Hall was designated for assignment to make room for Nova on the 40-man roster.

Nova, 34, made 34 starts for the Chicago White Sox last season, posting a 4.72 ERA in 187 innings.

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Alex Wood Returns To Dodgers On One-Year Contract

Jan 13, 2020 8:25 AM

Alex Wood is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a one-year, $4 million deal.

Wood, 29, can earn an additional $6 million through incentives.

He was part of the trade that brought Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to the Cincinnati Reds from the Dodgers. Wood made just seven starts for the Reds in 2019 due to nagging injuries.

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Todd Frazier Joins Rangers On One-Year Deal

Jan 13, 2020 8:22 AM

The Texas Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with Todd Frazier, according to sources.

The deal includes a team option for 2021 worth $4.25 million.

Texas had a need at third base after missing out on Anthony Rendon in free agency.

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Twins, Miguel Sano Agree Upon Three-Year Extension

Jan 13, 2020 8:20 AM

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a three-year contract extension with Miguel Sano, according to a source.

The contract includes a club option for 2023 and will buy out two years of free agency.

Sano's deal is worth $30 million with $27 million spread over the first three years and $3 million on the fourth-year option, according to sources.

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Phillies May Have To Wait To Sign J.T. Realmuto To Extension

Jan 9, 2020 7:50 AM

The deadline for the Philadelphia Phillies and J.T. Realmuto to exchange arbitration figures is Friday, but a contract extension has been floated as a possibility.

However, the Phillies may have to wait to ink the catcher to an extension so they don't exceed the luxury tax threshold for the 2020 season.

Philadelphia could circumvent the process by signing Realmuto to a one-year deal and then agreeing to a long-term extension during Spring Training.

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Diamondbacks, Hector Rondon Agree To One-Year, $3M Deal

Jan 9, 2020 7:40 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with Hector Rondon.

The agreement includes a $2.5 million salary in 2020 and would include a team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout.

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Dodgers Reach Incentive-Laden Deal With Jimmy Nelson

Jan 8, 2020 10:19 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached an agreement on a contract with Jimmy Nelson.

Nelson, 30, received a $1.25 million deal that includes a $2 million club option for 2021, which could become a more lucrative mutual option if he reaches certain thresholds, according to sources.

The deal could surpass $13 million if he hits all incentives.

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Rangers Bring Back Robinson Chirinos On One-Year, $6.75M Deal

Jan 8, 2020 10:13 AM

The Texas Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $6.75 million deal with Robinson Chirinos, according to sources.

The deal includes a $5.75 million salary for 2020, with a club option for 2021 worth $6.5 million and a $1 million buyout.

Chirinos played six years for the Rangers before leaving for the Houston Astros last offseason.

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Stan Kasten Expects Dodgers To Exceed Luxury Tax

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Rangers Among Finalists For Nicholas Castellanos

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Orioles, Jose Iglesias Agree Upon One-Year, $3M Contract

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Nationals Add Eric Thames On One-Year, $4M Deal

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Nationals Re-Signing Asdrubal Cabrera To $2.5M Deal

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Padres, Craig Stammen Agree To Two-Year, $9M Deal

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Will Harris Joins Nationals On Three-Year Deal

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Angels Reach $6.85M Deal With Jason Castro

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Luis Robert, White Sox Agree Upon Six-Year, $50M Deal

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Nationals May Be Willing To Give Josh Donaldson Four-Year Deal

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Reds, Shogo Akiyama Agree Upon Three-Year Deal

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Braves Have Asked About Nolan Arenado

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Rangers Most Prominent Team In On Nicholas Castellanos

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Sources: Marlins, Corey Dickerson Agree On Two-Year, $17.5M Deal

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White Sox Remain Interested In Yasiel Puig

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Indians Agree To Terms With Cesar Hernandez

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Source: Reds In Talks With Outfielder Shogo Akiyama

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White Sox, Edwin Encarnacion Discussing Contract

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Sources: Hyun-Jin Ryu Agrees To Four-Year, $80M Deal With Blue Jays

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White Sox, Dallas Keuchel Agree To Three-Year, $55.5M Deal

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