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Khris Davis Signs Two-Year, $33.5M Extension With A's

Apr 18, 2019 4:26 PM

The Oakland Athletics have signed Khris Davis to a two-year extension worth $33.5 million.

Davis is batting .260 with a major league-leading 10 home runs and 20 RBIs this season.

"Oakland has been a special place for me since I arrived," Davis said in a statement issued by the team. "I love playing here in front of our fans, and my teammates make this feel like a family. I never hid the fact that I wanted to stay in Oakland because that is how I feel and I'm glad that I can continue to call the city of Oakland my baseball home.

"This team has a bright future, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it."

Jeff Passan/ESPN

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Braves Extend Ozzie Albies Through 2027 Season

Apr 11, 2019 4:17 PM

The Atlanta Braves have locked up Ozzie Albies through the 2027 season.

Albies has been signed to a seven-year, $35 million contract extension that includes options for 2026 and 2027.

Both of the options are worth $7 million.

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Cardinals, Matt Carpenter Agree Upon Two-Year, $37M Extension

Apr 11, 2019 8:34 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a two-year, $37 million contract extension with Matt Carpenter.

The deal also includes an option for the 2022 season.

Carpenter, 33, has a $14.5 million salary this season as part of a $52 million, six-year deal that included an $18.5 million club option for 2020 with a $2 million buyout.

Under the new deal, he has guaranteed salaries of $18.5 million in both 2020 and 2021.

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O's, Dan Strally Agree To One-Year Deal

Apr 5, 2019 8:00 PM

Seeking to boost a thin starting rotation, the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a $575,000, one-year contact with Dan Straily.

The 30-year-old right-hander's deal was announced Friday. He would get a $250,000 assignment bonus if traded.

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Cubs, David Bote Agree To Five-Year Deal

Apr 4, 2019 2:12 AM

Cubs infielder David Bote, who burst onto the national scene with a walk-off grand slam last season on Sunday Night Baseball, has been rewarded with a new, five-year deal through the 2024 season.

Bote, 25, will make $15 million guaranteed over the course of the contract, which begins in 2020. The Cubs hold team options of $7 million for 2025 and $7.6 million for 2026, with a buyout of $1 million, that could increase the value of the deal to $28.6 million if exercised, a source told ESPN.

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Indians Give Manager Terry Francona Two-Year Extension

Apr 3, 2019 1:05 PM

The Indians signed the popular Terry Francona to a two-year contract extension through the 2022 season on Wednesday, giving him more security and a chance to become the longest tenured manager in Cleveland's rich history.

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Rockies, Germain Marquez Agree On Five-Year, $43M Extension

Apr 2, 2019 7:14 PM

Starter Germán Márquez and the Colorado Rockies agreed Saturday on a five-year, $43 million contract extension, pending a physical, locking up the right-hander whose breakout second half helped fuel the Rockies to the 2018 postseason, league sources familiar with the deal told ESPN.

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Braves, Ronald Acuna Jr. Agree To Eight-Year, $100M Deal

Apr 2, 2019 7:11 PM

The Atlanta Braves and Ronald Acuna Jr. have agreed to terms on an eight-year, $100 million extension that will keep the star outfielder under contract through the 2026 season.

The record-setting deal, announced Tuesday, includes club options for the 2027 and 2028 seasons.

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Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts Agree To Six-Year, $132M Deal

Apr 1, 2019 2:37 PM

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a six-year extension, the team announced Monday.

The deal is worth $132 million, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

The deal, which was first reported Sunday as being close by Boston radio station WEEI, includes the $12 million the 26-year-old Bogaerts was scheduled to make this season, then $120 million over the final six years.

The deal, according to sources, will include an opt-out clause that Bogaerts can exercise following the 2022 season, when he will be 30 years old.

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Kyle Hendricks, Cubs Agree To Four-Year, $55.5M Extension

Mar 26, 2019 3:07 PM

The Chicago Cubs and Kyle Hendricks have agreed to a four-year, $55 million extension.

The extension eliminates Hendricks' last year of arbitration.

Hendricks was 14-11 last season with a 3.44 ERA in a career-high 199 innings and 33 starts.

"Hopefully, watching the way I pitch and get guys out will relate to a lot of younger pitchers," Hendricks said Tuesday. "It's not always about velocity but about the way you go about getting guys out at the major league level."


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Mets, Jacob deGrom Agree Upon Five-Year, $137.5M Extension
The Mets have agreed to a contract extension with Jacob deGrom, according to league sources.

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Justin Verlander Agrees To Two-Year, $66M Extension With Astros
Justin Verlander would have become a free agent after the 2019 season.


Blake Snell Agrees To Five-Year, $50M Extension With Rays
Tony Snell's deal beats the previous records for players with less than three years of service in both total value and average value.

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Eloy Jimenez, White Sox Agree To Six-Year, $43M Deal
Eloy Jimenez has yet to play a game in the majors and is a top-5 overall prospect.

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Adam Jones, Diamondbacks Agree Upon One-Year, $3M Deal
Last July, Adam Jones vetoed a trade to the Phillies.

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Yankees, Aaron Hicks Agree Upon Seven-Year, $70M Extension
Aaron Hicks was scheduled to become a free agent after this season.

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Indians Sign Hanley Ramirez To Minor League Deal
Hanley Ramirez could have a roster spot with the Indians at first base or designated hitter.

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Reds Sign Jose Iglesias To Minor-Leaue Deal
Jose Iglesias hit .269 for the Tigers in 2018.


Cardinals Sign Jose Martinez To Two-Year Deal
Jose Martinez led the Cardinals with a .305 batting average and 163 hits last season.


Twins, Marwin Gonzalez Agree Upon Two-Year, $21M Deal
Marvin Gonzalez played every position except catcher and pitcher for the Astros last season.


Dan Jennings Signs Minors Deal With Angels
The Angels have signed Dan Jennings to a Minor League deal with an invite to Spring Training.

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Tigers, Josh Harrison Agree Upon One-Year Deal
The Pirates declined a $10.5 million option on Josh Harrison for 2019 back in November.


Manny Machado Agrees To Sign 10-Year, $300M Deal With Padres
Manny Machado finished last season with the Dodgers.

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Brewers Sign Mike Moustakas To One-Year, $10M Deal
The Brewers and third baseman Mike Moustakas have a mutual option on a second year.

Cubs Add Xavier Cedeno To Bullpen
The Cubs have signed Xavier Cedeno to add another left-handed option to their bullpen, according to sources.


Phillies, Aaron Nola Agree Upon Four-Year, $45M Extension
The extension buys out Aaron Nola's three years of salary arbitration eligibility, plus his first free-agent year.

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Brett Anderson, A's Agree Upon One-Year Deal
Brett Anderson had a 4.48 ERA in 17 starts for the A's last season.


Pirates, Melkey Cabrera Agree To Minor League Deal
Veteran outfielder Melkey Cabrera can make up to $2M in performance bonuses with the Pirates.

Brett Lawrie Signs With Brewers
Infielder Brett Lawrie has not played since he was released before the 2017 season.

Royals Sign Homer Bailey To Minor League Deal
The deal for pitcher Homer Bailey includes an invitation to the club's big league spring training camp.