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Braves Bring Back Shane Greene On One-Year Deal

May 10, 2021 8:55 AM

The Atlanta Braves have signed Shane Greene to a one-year, $1.5 million deal.

The contract includes a prorated salary. Greene missed the first 38 days of the season, so he will receive about $1.19 million.

Greene agreed to be optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett, and he will need time to get ready before pitching in the Major Leagues. The right-hander went 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings last season.

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Cubs' Pedro Strop Elects For Free Agency

May 6, 2021 8:21 AM

Pedro Strop has elected for free agency after spending most of this season at the Chicago Cubs' alternate site.

Strop, 35, appeared in two games with the Cubs, giving up two hits while striking out three.

He signed a Minor League deal with the Cubs this past offseason.

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Brewers Sign Dee Strange-Gordon To Minor League Contract

Apr 21, 2021 1:57 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Dee Strange-Gordon to a minor league contract.

Strange-Gordon, who turns 33 on Thursday, had gone to spring training with the Cincinnati Reds with a minor league contract and was released on March 26 after hitting .281 with no homers and four RBIs in 32 at-bats over 10 games.

Strange-Gordon made the NL All-Star team with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014 and with Miami in 2015.

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Astros Sign Martin Maldonado To Extension Through 2022

Apr 21, 2021 1:55 PM

The Houston Astros have agreed to sign Martin Maldonado to a one-year extension. 

Under terms of the deal, Maldonado will continue to make $5 million in 2022, a source confirmed to ESPN. It also includes a $5 million vesting option for 2023.

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Carlos Correa Planning For Free Agency, Seeks 'Big, Long Contract'

Apr 2, 2021 7:45 AM

Carlos Correa says he hasn't seriously discussed a long-term deal with the Houston Astros and plans to seek a big payday in free agency next offseason.

"We were not close at all. There were not really any negotiations," Correa said. "It's another year with the Houston Astros. I'm going to go out there, give it my best and try to bring another championship to this city."

Correa said last week he turned down a $120 million, six-year offer and said Thursday he also declined a $125 million, five-year pact.

"The relationship is great. There are no hard feelings," Correa said. "It's a business. They made it very clear to me, they said: 'We don't believe in long contracts. We don't believe in big contracts.' So once I hit free agency I'm going to look out for a big, long contract. They made it very clear that they don't believe in that."

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Angels, David Fletcher Agree To Five-Year, $26M Extension

Apr 2, 2021 7:42 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a five-year, $26 million contract extension with David Fletcher.

Fletcher's deal includes two club options, giving the Angels an opportunity to buy out as many as three free-agent years.

"It went down to the deadline, but we were able to get this thing done," general manager Perry Minasian said. "We're pumped."

Fletcher, 26, has hit .292/.346/.386 with 77 extra-base hits in 283 games from 2018 to 2020, producing 6.7 WAR.

The deal will pay him $6.5 million in what would have been his first year of free agency, and the two club options are valued at $8 million and $8.5 million for 2026 and 2027, respectively. Over these next three years, his salary will jump from $2 million to $4 million to $6 million, according to a source.

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Cubs 'Very Confident' About New Deal For Anthony Rizzo

Apr 1, 2021 8:29 AM

Jed Hoyer said on Wednesday that he is "very confident" the Chicago Cubs will reach an agreement on a contract extension with Anthony Rizzo.

The Cubs remain interested in negotiating, while Rizzo had previously set an Opening Day deadline for talks.

It was reported earlier this week that the Cubs offered Rizzo a five-year, $70 million extension.

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Steve Cohen On Francisco Lindor: 'I Hope He Decides To Sign'

Mar 31, 2021 8:58 AM

Francisco Lindor has set an Opening Day deadline to reach a contract extension with the New York Mets.

Steve Cohen is holding out hope the club will be able to lock the infielder up long-term.

"Lindor is a heckuva player and a great guy," the owner wrote on Twitter. "I hope he decides to sign."

The Mets reportedly offered Lindor a 10-year, $325 million deal, but Lindor is looking for a 12-year, $385 million pact.

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Mets, Francisco Lindor Remain 'Tens Of Millions' Apart In Talks

Mar 30, 2021 8:32 AM

The New York Mets and Francisco Lindor remain tens of millions of dollars apart in negotiations on a contract extension, according to a source.

The deadline for a deal is Opening Day.

New York has made Lindor an offer of 10 years and $325 million, while the infielder is reportedly seeking a 12-year, $385 million pact.

If Lindor does not sign, he can become a free agent next winter.

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Anthony Rizzo Doesn't Expect Extension By Opening Day

Mar 30, 2021 8:27 AM

Anthony Rizzo will become a free agent after the season if he doesn't reach a contract extension with the Chicago Cubs.

Rizzo confirmed Monday that no deal is imminent with the Cubs. He does not want to negotiate during the season and said the two sides won't have an extension in place before Opening Day.

"I can't tell you what the future holds," he said.

The Cubs exercised their $14.5 million club option for Rizzo over the offseason. It was part of the team-friendly seven-year, $41 million extension he signed in March 2013.

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Francisco Lindor Meets With Mets' Ownership About Extension

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Twins, Randy Dobnak Agree To $9.25M Extension

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Carlos Correa: I'm Preparing To Become Free Agent

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Astros, Lance McCullers Agree To Five-Year, $85M Deal

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Reds, Heath Hembree Agree To Minors Deal

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Mets Willing To Offer Up To $300M For Francisco Lindor

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Royals, Salvador Perez Agree To Richest Deal In Club History

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Mets, Francisco Lindor Begin Talks On Extension

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Brewers Add Travis Shaw To 40-Man Roster

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Orioles Finalizing Deal With Maikel Franco

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Pirates To Sign Trevor Cahill

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Cleveland Tells Billy Hamilton He Won't Make Roster

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Nationals Release Jeremy Jeffress For 'Personnel Reasons'

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Astros, Jake Odorizzi Agree To Two-Year Deal

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Giants, Jose Alvarez Agree To One-Year, $1.15M Deal

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Jackie Bradley, Jr., Brewers Agree Upon Two-Year, $24M Deal

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Rockies Not Planning Extension For Trevor Story

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Mets To Begin Extension Talks With Francisco Lindor

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Corey Seager In Contract Year: 'Focus Is Right Now'

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Shane Bieber Ready To 'Dive Into' Contract Talks With Indians

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