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June

20
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson not saying how he’ll handle training camp, season without new contract

In his first media session in five months, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson offered little clearness about his contract situation or how he would handle the lack of a new deal before training camp or the start of the season. Jackson deflected questions about his contract situation Thursday, saying a variation of “We’re having a conversation about it” eight times during a 10-minute news conference. He did express confidence when asked if he considered he would play in Baltimore for the rest of his career. “I expect so,” Jackson said. “So, yes, I do.” Jackson is set to make $23.016 million on his fifth-year […]

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March

29
Minnesota Twins sign veteran right-handed pitcher Chris Archer to 1-year deal

The Minnesota Twins signed veteran right-handed pitcher Chris Archer to a one-year contract, it was revealed on Monday. Terms weren’t revealed by the team, but the deal is worth $3.5 million and Archer can earn up to $9.5 million this season with performance bonuses, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The 33-year-old Archer made five starts and one relief appearance for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2021, posting a 4.66 ERA in 19 1/3 innings. He was sidelined for the majority of the season with tightness in his right forearm. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! Archer has a […]

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March

21
Boston Red Sox, Trevor Story agree to six-year, $140M contract

Trevor Story and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a six-year, $140 million contract, sources confirmed. The deal contains an opt-out after the fourth season, sources said. Story hit a crowded free-agent field — alongside fellow shortstops Carlos Correa, Marcus Semien, Javier Baez and Corey Seager — with a résumé featuring two All-Star Games, two Silver Slugger awards and MVP votes during the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons. The concern with any player who built his career with the Colorado Rockies is that career numbers are skewed by playing half of his games at Coors Field. Story’s batting average and on-base percentage are 60 points lower on the road, […]

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March

17
Colorado Rockies, Kris Bryant reach seven-year, $182 million deal

Third baseman Kris Bryant and the Colorado Rockies are in agreement on a seven-year, $182 million contract, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Wednesday. Bryant got off to a hot start in 2021 after a down and injured season in 2020. He cooled off some after being traded from the Chicago Cubs to the San Francisco Giants but still put up good numbers overall, slashing .265/.353/.481 between the two teams. MLB Network first reported Bryant had reached a deal with the Rockies. He was in the very early MVP conversation after hitting .322 in April and .327 in May. Bryant’s 1.078 OPS in April had Cubs fans excited […]

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January

26
Chicago White Sox announce deal with Cuban slugger Oscar Colas

The Chicago White Sox added another name to their rich Cuban history when they revealed Tuesday they had agreed to a contract with outfielder Oscar Colás. Considered one of the top international free agents, Colás received a $2.7 million signing bonus. The team also announced it had agreed to terms with outfielder Erick Hernández in a deal that included a $1 million bonus. Colás, 23, is from Santiago de Cuba. He bats and throws left-handed and hit .282 with 28 homers and 116 RBIs in 187 games over his foreign league career. Colás also has worked as a pitcher, but Marco Paddy, […]

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January

14
Teen baseball prospect Elian Soto verbally agrees to join Washington Nationals

Elian Soto, Juan Soto’s younger sibling, has verbally agreed to join his brother’s Washington Nationals just days after declaring his intentions to sign with the New York Mets. Elian Soto, a 16-year-old outfielder and third baseman, wouldn’t be eligible to formally sign until next year’s international free agent class in January 2023. The younger Soto posted an Instagram video of him working out in full Mets gear on Dec. 31 and had reportedly been given a $50,000 bonus but has since changed course. Soto’s decision was first reported by Washington City Paper. The Nationals’ offer is believed to be bigger. The discrepancy in money […]

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December

24
Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to 1-year, $17M deal before lockout

Slugger Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed on a one-year, $17 million contract to avoid arbitration before the Dec. 1 lockout that has shut down Major League Baseball and frozen transactions, sources familiar with the agreement told ESPN. The deal was not revealed after the lockout, as teams are not referencing players by name during the work stoppage that has lasted more than three weeks and will stretch into the new year. Bellinger, 26, is coming off the worst season of his career, hitting .165/.240/.302 with 10 home runs in 95 matches. His postseason performance, however, rekindled memories of his 2019 season, […]

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November

05
Nick Castellanos exercises opt-out clause in deal with Cincinnati Reds to become free agent

Cincinnati Reds star outfielder Nick Castellanos has exercised the opt-out clause in his contract and will become a free agent this offseason, the team revealed. Castellanos informed the Reds of his decision Thursday, opting out of the final two years and $34 million on his deal. Castellanos had two opt-out clauses in his four-year, $64 million deal, but he did not exercise the first one after the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. The Reds are expected to extend him the $18.4 million qualifying offer, which would yield Cincinnati a compensatory 2022 draft pick after the first round if Castellanos signs with another team. Castellanos’ decision […]

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September

24
Zach LaVine says this season ‘crucial’ for direction of Chicago Bulls, his own future

Zach LaVine was excited by the Chicago Bulls’ aggressive offseason, but says this campaign is crucial in determining the direction for the team and himself as he enters the final season of his contract. “At the end of the day it’s a business,” LaVine told ESPN on Thursday. “They did what was best for the team and I will continue to go out there and do what’s best for the team as well. This season going forward is going to be extremely crucial not just for me but for everybody. Winning would take care of everything.” Before free agency started and while […]

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April

02
New York Mets and All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor agree to 10-year, $341 million deal

The New York Mets and shortstop Francisco Lindor have agreed to a 10-year, $341 million deal, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Wednesday. Lindor’s deal will be the third largest based on total value in major league history, trailing only the deals for the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout ($426.5 million) and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts ($365 million). The Mets were widely expected to sign Lindor to a long-term extension after getting the four-time All-Star in a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Indians this offseason. The negotiations became a major storyline during spring training, with new Mets owner Steve Cohen writing on Twitter last week, “What do think Lindor will accept? I’m […]

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