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Free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has agreed to a deal with the Padres, according to multiple reports. Hosmer’s deal is for eight years, with an opt-out clause after five years, according to MLB Network. The first five years of Hosmer’s deal carry an average annual value of at least $20 million, according to multiple reports.
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The Minnesota Twins signed right-hander Anibal Sanchez to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million, according to multiple reports. Sanchez, 33, can make up to $2.5 million more depending on how many games he starts. He has a 90-94 record and 4.09 ERA over 12 seasons with the Miami Marlins and Detroit Tigers. Sanchez pitched a
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The New York Mets and starting pitcher Jason Vargas have reached agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal, a source confirmed to ESPN on Friday. The deal, which is pending a physical, includes a club option for 2020, an MLB source told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. The agreement was first reported by FanRag Sports, and the
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PARKLAND, Fla. — A day after the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo called for change. “While I don’t have all the answers, I know that something has to change, before this is visited on another community, and another community, and another community,” Rizzo, a 2007 graduate
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CHULA VISTA, California — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who earned more than $43 million over 14 seasons, denied allegations Wednesday that he is a cocaine dealer. Loaiza, wearing a khaki jail uniform, appeared in San Diego County Superior Court in Chula Vista, California. He looked at his father and other family members before entering
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Yoshihisa Hirano is not one for formalities. “Please call me Yoshi,” the new Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher said Monday to open his introductory news conference. The 33-year-old right-hander agreed in December to a $6 million, two-year contract with the Diamondbacks after 12 seasons with Orix of Japan’s Pacific League. With his wife and
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