Atlanta Braves sign lefty Drew Smyly to one-year, $11M deal

Atlanta Braves sign lefty Drew Smyly to one-year, $11M deal

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The Atlanta Braves signed left-hander Drew Smyly to a one-year, $11 million contract on Monday, the team announced. Smyly, 31, was 0-1 with a 3.42 ERA in five starts and two relief appearances last season for San Francisco, which signed him to a one-year major league contract in January. Smyly was 4-7 with a 6.24 ERA in 21 starts and four relief appearances in 2019 for Texas, which released him in June of that year, and Philadelphia, which signed him one month later. He is 35-35 with a 4.13 ERA for Detroit (2012 to 2014), Tampa Bay (2014 to 2016), the Rangers, Phillies and Giants. He had Tommy John surgery in 2017 and spent most of the 2018 season recovering. "This is an upside play, no doubt about it,'' general…
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Mike Clevinger to have Tommy John surgery after re-signing with Padres

Mike Clevinger to have Tommy John surgery after re-signing with Padres

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Padres pitcher Mike Clevinger will miss the 2021 season because of Tommy John surgery, the team announced Monday after reaching an agreement with the right-hander on a two-year, $11.5 million contract. San Diego said Clevinger's surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. The Padres acquired Clevinger on Aug. 31 in a blockbuster trade with Cleveland in hopes of him leading the Padres deep into the playoffs. Instead, he exited his final start of the regular season with what was later described as an elbow impingement. Clevinger missed the wild-card series against the St. Louis Cardinals, which San Diego won in three games, and was removed in the second inning of the National League Division Series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers after his velocity dipped dramatically. The Padres were swept by the…
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J.T. Realmuto, George Springer, DJ LeMahieu reject $18.9M qualifying offers

J.T. Realmuto, George Springer, DJ LeMahieu reject $18.9M qualifying offers

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Catcher J.T. Realmuto, outfielder George Springer and second baseman DJ LeMahieu rejected their qualifying offers on Wednesday, the deadline for players who received the $18.9 million offer to decide on it. Right-hander Trevor Bauer had previously rejected his offer. If the four players sign with another team in free agency, their former teams will receive draft-pick compensation at the end of the first round in the 2021 draft or at the end of competitive balance round B. The placement depends on whether the new contract is worth $50 million or more and the revenue-sharing and luxury tax status of the team losing the player. A team signing the player would give up either its third-highest draft pick, its second-highest pick and $500,000 of international signing bonus allotment, or its second-…
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Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora apologizes for scandal, says he served his punishment

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora apologizes for scandal, says he served his punishment

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Alex Cora figured he would eventually get back into baseball -- maybe in two or three years. But not this quickly and not back as manager of the Boston Red Sox, the team he guided to a World Series title in 2018. Cora and the Red Sox mutually parted ways in January after Cora was found to have been instrumental in developing ways to use the Houston Astros' replay room to illegally transmit signs when he was a bench coach for the team in 2017. Commissioner Rob Manfred's nine-page report mentioned Cora's name 11 times. In April, MLB officially suspended Cora through the end of the World Series. "When the suspension happened, this is the last thing I was thinking," Cora said at Tuesday's news conference at Fenway Park that…
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Bruce Maxwell among 9 players to reach minor league deals with New York Mets

Bruce Maxwell among 9 players to reach minor league deals with New York Mets

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Catcher Bruce Maxwell, the only major league player to kneel during the national anthem in 2017 to protest racial injustice, has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets for next year and will report to major league spring training.cheap nfl jerseys nike china Maxwell was in the major leagues with the Oakland Athletics from 2016 to 2018 and spent 2019 with Mexico's Acereros de Monclova. He signed a minor league deal with the Mets last July 30 and was at their alternate training site in Brooklyn. Maxwell, who turns 30 on Dec. 20, has a .240 average, 22 doubles, five homers and 42 RBIs in 127 major league games. He was among nine minor league free agents who agreed to minor league deals and will report…
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Chicago White Sox’s Tim Anderson on Tony La Russa: ‘I will continue to be me’

Chicago White Sox’s Tim Anderson on Tony La Russa: ‘I will continue to be me’

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Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is as curious as anyone to see how new manager Tony La Russa will react the first time he flips his bat following a big home run. Anderson also made a few things clear. He won't change to suit the Hall of Fame skipper who returned to the White Sox last week, 34 years after they fired him. He said he is looking forward to playing for La Russa and having a good time along the way. "There's been a lot of news saying that we might not get along,'' Anderson said, chuckling. "Hopefully, we can get along and continue to do what the ultimate goal is -- to try to win a championship on the South Side. I'm just ready to pick his…
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DJ LeMahieu, George Springer, J.T. Realmuto among 6 MLB players given qualifying offers

DJ LeMahieu, George Springer, J.T. Realmuto among 6 MLB players given qualifying offers

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Six major league baseball players were given qualifying offers before free agency began Sunday afternoon, including pitchers Trevor Bauer (Cincinnati Reds), Marcus Stroman (New York Mets) and Kevin Gausman (San Francisco Giants).china nike nfl jerseys cheap Position players DJ LeMahieu (New York Yankees), George Springer (Houston Astros) and J.T. Realmuto (Philadelphia Phillies) also received offers that will tie them to their current teams, if they accept the offers, on a one-year contract worth $18.9 million. Players have 10 days to accept or reject the offer. If they reject it, they'll become free agents, though the teams signing them will be required to give up draft compensation to do so. Only those players who have never received a qualifying offer in their career can be offered one, which explains Marcell Ozuna…
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Mets’ Jacob deGrom, Dodgers’ Mookie Betts in the mix for historic NL awards as finalists named

Mets’ Jacob deGrom, Dodgers’ Mookie Betts in the mix for historic NL awards as finalists named

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New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is going for his third consecutive National League Cy Young Award, and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts could become the second player to win the MVP award in each league. DeGrom, Trevor Bauer and Yu Darvish are the top finishers for the NL Cy Young Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Betts, Freddie Freeman and Manny Machado are the finalists for NL MVP. The top three finishers for each BBWAA award were revealed Monday. The winners will be announced next week. DeGrom could join Randy Johnson and Greg Maddux as the only pitchers to win at least three consecutive Cy Young Awards. But Bauer had an NL-best 1.73 ERA in 11 starts for Cincinnati, and Darvish went 8-3 with…
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World Series 2020: Dodgers snap back vs. Rays in Game 5, now a win away from title

World Series 2020: Dodgers snap back vs. Rays in Game 5, now a win away from title

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The theme late Saturday night and early Sunday afternoon -- in the aftermath of a heart-wrenching, stomach-churning loss -- was universal among the members of the Los Angeles Dodgers: They had to forget. They had to wipe away the memory of an improbable ninth-inning breakdown, bounce right back and win a crucial, World Series-shifting Game 5. "We're still pretty confident we're the best team in baseball," Dodgers catcher Will Smith said, "and we're gonna win this thing." Thanks to more early runs, a gutsy start from Clayton Kershaw and a major recovery from the bullpen, the Dodgers got a step closer with their 4-2 victory over the Rays, taking a 3-2 Series lead and moving one victory away from their first championship since 1988.nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap The Dodgers…
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World Series 2020: Clayton Kershaw repairs his playoff legacy with Game 5 win

World Series 2020: Clayton Kershaw repairs his playoff legacy with Game 5 win

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Cali Kershaw, 5, a nuclear bundle of energy, jitterbugged around the room, under the table and over it, side to side, everywhere space permitted. Her little brother, Charley, 3, tried to keep up -- to the point that their father, Clayton Kershaw, felt the need to offer a nudge/apology. "You guys are maniacs," he said. It was about 30 minutes after he won Game 5 of the 116th World Series, his second victory in it, one that pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers to the brink of their first championship in more than three decades. His hair long, his beard ever ratty, his face still cherubic, his resolve hardened, Kershaw hadn't pitched his finest, and that was OK. Afterward, Cali told him that she was proud of him, and that was…
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