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Former Giants C Mike Sadek dies at 74

Former Giants C Mike Sadek dies at 74

Former San Francisco Giants catcher Mike Sadek has died. He was 74.

The Giants said Sadek died Wednesday in San Andreas, Calif., after a short illness.

Sadek was a popular player with the Giants despite being a career backup in eight seasons between 1973-81.

He batted .226 with five homers and 74 RBIs in 383 career games. His high for games played in a season was 64 in 1980 when he batted a career-high .252.

In 1977, he threw out 43.9 percent (25 of 57) of base stealers.

After retiring as a player, Sadek worked in the Giants' community relations department from 1981-99.

"Mike was a Forever Giant in every sense of the term," Giants CEO Larry Baer said in a statement. "He spent nearly 30 years in the Giants organization between his time as a player and his role as a member of the front office. He had a genuine love for the game and was known for getting a laugh out of his teammates when they needed it the most.

"Our condolences go out to the Sadek family for their loss and we extend our thoughts to his teammates and friends."

Reports: Astros sign C Jason Castro to 2-year, $7M deal

Reports: Astros sign C Jason Castro to 2-year, $7M deal

The Houston Astros are signing catcher Jason Castro to a two-year, $7 million deal, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

The contract could be worth up to $9 million depending on the number of games the 33-year-old plays behind the plate, according to ESPN.

Castro, who began his career with Houston (2010, 2012-16), split the 2020 season with the Los Angeles Angels and San Diego Padres and batted .188 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 27 games.

An All-Star in 2013, Castro has a career .230 batting average with 88 homers and 301 RBIs in 852 games.

Martin Maldonado, 34, made 46 starts at catcher for the Astros in 2020 and batted .215 with six homers and 24 RBIs. He signed a two-year, $7 million deal in December 2019 and is on the books for $3.5 million in 2021.

Reports: Twins, J.A. Happ agree to 1-year, $8M deal

Reports: Twins, J.A. Happ agree to 1-year, $8M deal

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Royals sign RHP Wade Davis to minor-league deal

Royals sign RHP Wade Davis to minor-league deal

The Kansas City Royals signed right-handed pitcher Wade Davis to a minor-league contract.

Davis, 35, spent the past three seasons with the Colorado Rockies after an All-Star season with the Chicago Cubs in 2017 and four seasons each with the Royals (2013-16) and Tampa Bay Rays (2009-12). A two-time All-Star as Kansas City's closer, he led the National League in saves (43) and games finished (63) with the Rockies in 2018.

The Rockies released Davis on Sept. 21. He pitched in just five games last season, giving up 10 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.

In his career, Davis has a 63-52 record and 3.81 ERA in the regular season with 139 saves in 517 games (88 starts).

Davis also has pitched in the playoffs six times and has a 4-0 record with a 1.80 ERA and eight saves. He was a member of Kansas City's 2015 World Series-winning team.

Reports: Michael Brantley strikes three-year deal with Blue Jays

Reports: Michael Brantley strikes three-year deal with Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays reached a three-year deal with free-agent outfielder Michael Brantley, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

The deal is pending a physical.

The news follows Tuesday night's reports that the Blue Jays signed Brantley's former teammate, George Springer, to a six-year, $150 million deal.

The Jays also reportedly reached agreements with pitchers Kirby Yates and Tyler Chatwood on Tuesday.

Brantley, 33, is coming off a two-year stint in Houston after 10 years in Cleveland. Brantley hit .300 with an on-base percentage of .364 and slugging percentage of .476 in 46 games last season with five home runs and 22 RBIs. The four-time All Star is a career .297/.354/.440 hitter with 114 home runs.

Brantley split time last season between left field and designated hitter. In addition to Springer, the Blue Jays also feature Randal Grichuk, Teoscar Hernandez and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in the outfield.

Reports: Angels ink starter Quintana to one-year deal

Reports: Angels ink starter Quintana to one-year deal

The Los Angeles Angels reached a one-year, $8 million deal with starting left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana, multiple outlets reported.

Quintana, 31, appeared in just four games (one start) last season with the Chicago Cubs after injuring his thumb during summer camp.

He joins an Angels rotation consisting of Andrew Heaney, Dylan Bundy, Griffin Canning and Shohei Ohtani. The Angels' rotation recorded the second-worst ERA in the Major Leagues last season.

Quintana has an 83-77 career mark with a 3.73 ERA in 254 appearances (247 starts) with the Chicago White Sox (2012-17) and Cubs (2017-20).

Report: Jays land George Springer on 6-year, $150M deal

Report: Jays land George Springer on 6-year, $150M deal

ESPN reported that Springer was traveling to the Blue Jays' Dunedin, Fla., spring training complex for a physical that could seal the agreement.

The contract would be the biggest in Blue Jays history, topping a seven-year, $126 million extension that center fielder Vernon Wells received in December 2006.

According to the New York Post, the Blue Jays and the Mets were the top contenders to land Springer throughout the winter.

Springer, 31, has spent all seven of his major league seasons with the Houston Astros, making the All-Star team three times. He owns a .270 career average with a .361 on-base percentage, a .491 slugging percentage, 174 homers and 458 RBIs in 795 games.

Last year, in an abbreviated 60-game schedule, Springer hit .265/.359/.540 with 14 home runs and 32 RBIs in 51 games.

Springer was selected the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 World Series after he went 11-for-29 (.379) with five homers and seven RBIs in the Astros' seven-game victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, the luster came off the Astros' achievement when Major League Baseball sanctioned the team for illegal sign-stealing throughout the championship season.

In 63 career postseason games, Springer has 19 home runs, tied for fourth in major league history. The only players with more playoff homers are Manny Ramirez (29), Bernie Williams (22) and Derek Jeter (20). Springer is tied with Albert Pujols, just ahead of Mickey Mantle, Reggie Jackson and his now former teammate Jose Altuve, each with 18.

Toronto's primary center fielder in 2020, Randal Grichuk, hit .273/.312/.481 with 12 homers and 35 RBIs in 55 games.

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75

Hall of Fame pitcher and Los Angeles Dodgers great Don Sutton has died at the age of 75, his family announced Tuesday.

Sutton died in his sleep Monday night, his son Daron Sutton said on Twitter.

Sutton was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998 after a 23-year career spent mostly with the Dodgers. Sutton won 324 games against 256 losses and finished with 3,574 strikeouts. He spent 16 seasons with the Dodgers, winning 233 games. He made his debut on April 14, 1966, at 21 years old.

A four-time All Star -- all with the Dodgers -- Sutton's teams made four World Series appearances, winning none. He finished with a career 6-4 mark in the postseason with the Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers and California Angels. But he went 2-3 with a 5.26 ERA in eight World Series starts, six with the Dodgers (1974, 1977, 1978) and two with the Brewers (1982).

Sutton's 324 wins rank tied for 14th all-time. He's ranked 10th in shutouts (58), seventh in innings pitched (5,282.1) and strikeouts (3,574), and third in games started (756) in major-league history.

After leading the majors with a 2.20 ERA in 1980, Sutton left the Dodgers in free agency to join the Houston Astros. The Astros traded Sutton, then 37, to the Milwaukee Brewers in a salary dump at the trade deadline in 1982. Sutton went 26-26 in his three years in Milwaukee.

Sutton was traded to the Oakland A's in December 1984, winning 13 games for the A's in 1985 before getting moved to the California Angels in a post-trade-deadline waiver deal.

Sutton won his 300th game on June 18, 1986, in a complete game win over the Texas Rangers.

Sutton finished his career with the Dodgers, going 3-6 with a 3.92 ERA in 1988. He started 16 games that season before getting released on Aug. 10.

Sutton turned to the broadcast booth in his post-playing days, most notably with the Atlanta Braves, who put him in their Hall of Fame in 2015.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend, Don Sutton," the Braves said in a statement. "A generation of Braves fans came to know his voice, as Don spent 28 seasons broadcasting Braves games after a 23-year, Hall-of-Fame major league career with the Dodgers, Astros, Brewers and Angels. Don was as feared on the mound as he was beloved in the booth. A 300-game winner who was a four-time All-Star, Don brought an unmatched knowledge of the game and his sharp wit to his calls. But despite all the success, Don never lost his generous character or humble personality. It is with a heavy heart that we send our condolences and sympathies to Don's entire family, including his wife Mary, his son Daron and his daughters Staci and Jacquie."

Sutton was born on April 2, 1945, in Clio, Ala.

Mets fire GM Jared Porter over explicit text messages to reporter

Mets fire GM Jared Porter over explicit text messages to reporter

The New York Mets fired general manager Jared Porter on Tuesday for explicit text messages he sent to a female reporter in 2016, owner Steve Cohen announced.

"We have terminated Jared Porter this morning," Cohen tweeted. "There should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior."

The move came roughly 12 hours after an ESPN report Monday night detailing Porter's graphic texts to a reporter while he was working with the Chicago Cubs. Porter, 41, was hired last month by Mets president Sandy Alderson.

"The New York Mets have terminated General Manager Jared Porter, effective immediately," Alderson said in a statement. "Jared's actions, as reflected by events disclosed last night, failed to meet the Mets' standards for professionalism and personal conduct."

According to the report, Porter, at the time serving as the Chicago Cubs' director of professional scouting, sent the reporter more than 60 texts, some of which included compliments and offers to meet her in person in different cities. Another text included a photo of pants with a bulging groin area.

The woman, who is not from the United States, ignored his texts after that, per the report, but he later sent the same photo as well as one with an erect, naked penis.

Porter acknowledged sending the texts in an interview with ESPN, adding, "The more explicit ones are not of me. Those are like, kinda like joke-stock images."

Per ESPN, he apologized to the woman by text in 2016 after she stated that the earlier texts were "extremely inappropriate, very offensive, and getting out of line."

The woman, who is no longer a journalist, told ESPN that she previously kept quiet about the matter due to fears of a backlash in her native country. She added that she does not plan to pursue legal action against Porter.

She said to ESPN via an interpreter, "My number one motivation is I want to prevent this from happening to someone else. Obviously he's in a much greater position of power. I want to prevent that from happening again. The other thing is I never really got the notion that he was truly sorry."

Porter was the Diamondbacks' senior vice president and assistant general manager just prior to getting the Mets' GM job, having spent four years in the Arizona front office. In addition to working for the Cubs, he also had a stint as the Boston Red Sox's director of professional scouting.

Report: New Mets GM admits sending lewd texts to journalist

Report: New Mets GM admits sending lewd texts to journalist

Jared Porter, hired as the New York Mets' general manager last month, admitted Monday to sending lewd texts to a female journalist five years ago.

According to ESPN, Porter, at the time serving as the Chicago Cubs' director of professional scouting, sent the reporter more than 60 texts, some of which included compliments and offers to meet her in person in different cities. Another text included a photo of pants with a bulging groin area.

The woman, who is not from the United States, ignored his texts after that, per the report, but he later sent the same bulge photo as well as one with an erect, naked penis.

Porter acknowledged sending the texts in an interview with ESPN, adding, "The more explicit ones are not of me. Those are like, kinda like joke-stock images."

Per ESPN, he apologized to the woman by text in 2016 after she stated that the earlier texts were "extremely inappropriate, very offensive, and getting out of line."

The woman, who is no longer a journalist, told ESPN that she previously kept quiet about the matter due to fears of a backlash in her native country. She added that she does not plan to pursue legal action against Porter.

She said to ESPN via an interpreter, "My number one motivation is I want to prevent this from happening to someone else. Obviously he's in a much greater position of power. I want to prevent that from happening again. The other thing is I never really got the notion that he was truly sorry.

"I know in the U.S. there is a women's empowerment movement. But in (my home country), it's still far behind. Women get dragged through the mud if your name is associated with any type of sexual scandal. Women are the ones who get fingers pointed at them. I don't want to go through the victimization process again. I don't want other people to blame me."

Mets president Sandy Alderson gave a statement to ESPN: "I have spoken directly with Jared Porter regarding events that took place in 2016 of which we were made aware tonight for the first time. Jared has acknowledged to me his serious error in judgment, has taken responsibility for his conduct, has expressed remorse and has previously apologized for his actions.

"The Mets take these matters seriously, expect professional and ethical behavior from all of our employees, and certainly do not condone the conduct described in your story. We will follow up as we review the facts regarding this serious issue."

Porter, 41, was the Diamondbacks' senior vice president and assistant general manager just prior to getting the Mets' GM job, having spent four years in the Arizona front office. In addition to working for the Cubs, he also had a stint as the Boston Red Sox's director of professional scouting.

Report: Jon Lester agrees to one-year deal with Nationals

Report: Jon Lester agrees to one-year deal with Nationals

Veteran free-agent left-hander Jon Lester agreed to a one-year deal to join the Washington Nationals with a club option for a second season, ESPN reported Monday.

Financial details of the deal were not reported.

Lester, who turned 37 earlier this month, will depart the Chicago Cubs after six seasons during which he won a World Series, was named to two All-Star teams and finished in the top 10 of the National League Cy Young Award voting twice.

In 15 seasons, first with the Boston Red Sox, and a brief stop in Oakland before joining the Cubs in 2015, Lester is 193-111 with a 3.60 ERA in 424 appearances, with all but one of those a start.

Lester won a pair of World Series titles at Boston in 2007 and 2013 before helping the Cubs to the title in 2016. He was 19-5 for the Cubs during the regular season of their championship year and finished second in the Cy Young voting.

In the 2016 National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lester earned MVP honors with a 1.38 ERA in 13 innings. He was 1-1 in the World Series against the Cleveland Indians with a 3.68 ERA.

The Nationals won the World Series in 2019, but went 26-34 in the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season and finished in last place in the NL East.

Lester now joins a Nationals starting staff that includes right-handers Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. Scherzer is a seven-time All-Star and a three-time Cy Young Award winner.

Reports: Padres add to rotation again, landing Joe Musgrove

Reports: Padres add to rotation again, landing Joe Musgrove

The San Diego Padres continued to acquire front-line starting pitching from the trade market, landing Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Joe Musgrove on Monday in a three-team deal that also includes the New York Mets, multiple outlets reported.

The Pirates reportedly will get five players in return, four from the Padres, including top outfield prospect Hudson Head, as well as left-hander Omar Cruz. Right-handers David Bednar and Drake Fellows also are reported to be headed from San Diego to Pittsburgh.

The Pirates also will get catcher/outfielder Endy Rodriguez from the Mets.

The Mets reportedly will land left-hander Joey Lucchesi, 27, who was a 10-game winner in 2019 and has a career 4.21 ERA in 59 career appearances.

The deal for Musgrove, who had a career-best 3.86 ERA last season, is one of several trades made by the Padres in recent months in an attempt to compete in the National League West with the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Padres advanced to the National League Division Series in 2020 but were swept by the Dodgers. It was their first postseason appearance since 2006.

The Padres' maneuvering started last season with the acquisition of Mike Clevinger from the Cleveland Indians, although his contributions were limited because of elbow issues that required Tommy John surgery.

San Diego also landed Yu Darvish from the Chicago Cubs and Blake Snell from the Tampa Bay Rays since the 2020 season ended. Darvish finished second in the National League Cy Young Award voting, while Snell was named the American League Cy Young winner in 2018.

Musgrove, 28, was the Pirates' Opening Day starter in 2020, but he was just 1-5 in eight starts despite his solid ERA and 55 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings.

In five seasons with both the Houston Astros (2016-17) and Pirates (2018-20), Musgrove is 29-38 with a 4.33 ERA in 108 appearances (83 starts). He has 465 strikeouts in 496 2/3 innings.

Phillies sign reliever Archie Bradley to one-year deal

Phillies sign reliever Archie Bradley to one-year deal

The Philadelphia Phillies signed right-handed reliever Archie Bradley to a one-year deal.

The team didn't announce the contract value, but media reports pegged it at $6 million.

Bradley, 28, divided the 2020 season between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Cincinnati Reds. He went 2-0 with six saves and a 2.95 ERA in 16 appearances. He struck out 18 and walked three batters in 18 1/3 innings.

The Diamondbacks traded him to the Reds in August for utility player Josh Van Meter and outfielder Stuart Fairchild.

Bradley's strikeout rate of 26.2 percent is sixth and his 8.6 percent walk rate is seventh among National League relievers with at least 150 appearances since 2018.

A first-round selection of the Diamondbacks in the 2011 MLB Draft, Bradley has a career record of 23-25 with 28 saves and a 3.91 ERA in 255 games (35 starts) for the Diamondbacks (2015-20) and Reds.

In a corresponding move, the Phillies designated outfielder Kyle Garlick for assignment.

Reports: Red Sox, LHP Martin Perez agree to 1-year deal

Reports: Red Sox, LHP Martin Perez agree to 1-year deal

The Boston Red Sox reached agreement on a one-year deal with left-hander Martin Perez, according to multiple reports on Saturday.

Boston reportedly agreed to a deal worth $4.5 million for 2021 with a $6 million option for 2022. The buyout for 2022 is $500,000, which guarantees the 29-year-old $5 million.

The Red Sox declined Perez's $6.25 million option for 2021 in November.

Perez went 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 12 starts last season in his first campaign with Boston.

Overall, Perez is 56-61 with a 4.71 ERA in 185 career appearances (169 starts) over nine big league seasons with the Texas Rangers (2012-18), Minnesota Twins (2019) and Red Sox.

The agreement with Perez comes one day after Boston avoided arbitration with third baseman Rafael Devers. The sides agreed to a $4.575 million salary for 2021 after Devers batted .263 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs in 57 games last season.

Angels sign veteran C Suzuki to one-year deal

Angels sign veteran C Suzuki to one-year deal

Veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki is set for a bit of a homecoming, signing a one-year, $1.5 million deal Friday with the Los Angeles Angels.

The 37-year-old native of Hawaii attended Cal State Fullerton, just up the freeway from Anaheim Stadium, and won a College World Series with the Titans in 2004.

Suzuki has 14 years of major league experience and played in 33 games for the Washington Nationals last season, hitting .270 with two home runs and 17 RBIs. He appeared in three World Series games for the Nationals in 2019 as they defeated the Houston Astros in seven games.

Suzuki is a career .259 hitter in 1,512 games with 133 home runs and 699 RBIs. He began his major league career in 2007 with the Oakland Athletics and had two separate stints with the A's and Nationals. He has also played for the Minnesota Twins (2014-16) and the Atlanta Braves (2017-18). He was an all-star for the Twins in 2014.

Reports: Yankees land Corey Kluber for one year, $11M

Reports: Yankees land Corey Kluber for one year, $11M

Free agent right-hander Corey Kluber, a two-time Cy Young Award winner coming off two injury-plagued seasons, reportedly is joining the New York Yankees.

According to multiple media outlets, the 34-year-old veteran and the Yankees agreed to terms Friday on a one-year, $11 million deal.

Kluber was the American League Cy Young Award winner with the Cleveland Indians in 2014, when he went 18-9 with a 2.44 ERA, and 2017, when he finished 18-4 with a major-league-best 2.25 ERA. He led the AL in wins in both seasons.

In December 2019, the Indians dealt Kluber to the Texas Rangers for center fielder Delino DeShields and right-hander Emmanuel Chase. However, Kluber's Texas stint lasted just one inning, as he tore a muscle in his pitching shoulder during his 2020 debut on July 26.

The Rangers declined an $18 million team option to retain Kluber in 2021, paying him a $1 million buyout.

In 2019, Kluber started only seven games for Cleveland, going 2-3 with a 5.80 ERA before a line drive broke his right forearm, ending his season.

Kluber, who broke into the majors with the Indians in 2011, has a career 98-58 record with a 3.16 ERA in 209 games (204 starts). He is a three-time All-Star.

Earlier Friday, the Yankees reportedly reached a six-year, $90 million deal to retain AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu, and they reportedly settled with Aaron Judge on a one-year, $10,175,000 contract to avoid arbitration.

Reports: Mets, Francisco Lindor agree to one-year, $22.3 million deal

Reports: Mets, Francisco Lindor agree to one-year, $22.3 million deal

Shortstop Francisco Lindor reached a one-year, $22.3 million deal with the New York Mets to avoid salary arbitration, according to multiple reports on Friday.

It's expected the Mets will try to sign Lindor beyond 2021. Lindor, a four-time All-Star, said he's not opposed to signing a long-term deal with the Mets, but also indicated any contract talks will be tabled when spring training begins.

"I have never negotiated a contract during a season," Lindor said at his introductory press conference earlier this week. "Never. I've always said before spring training (I'll talk), but once it gets to a point in spring training, it's time to enjoy the ride and focus on winning and that's the only thing I should be focusing on, not how much money I'm going to get."

Lindor made slightly more than $6.48 million in 2020 as part of his prorated salary of $17.5 million. He hit .258 with eight home runs and 27 RBIs while starting 60 games last season for the Indians.

Lindor, 27, is a career .285 hitter, with an on-base percentage of .346 and a slugging percentage of .488. He posted 138 home runs and 411 RBI in 777 career games, all with Cleveland where he was also a two-time Golden Glove winner.

Friday was the deadline for players and teams to exchange numbers for potential arbitration. The Mets agreed to one-year contracts with six other players on Friday to avoid the process. Outfielder Michael Conforto ($12.25 million), like Lindor, will become a free agent next offseason.

In his first year eligible for arbitration, first baseman-outfielder Dominic Smith agreed to a $2.55 million deal. Outfielder Brandon Nimmo ($4.7 million), and right-handers Edwin Diaz ($7 million), Seth Lugo ($2.9 million) and Robert Gsellman ($1.3 million) also agreed to one-year contracts.

Reports: Cubs agree to 2021 deals with Kris Bryant, Javier Baez

Reports: Cubs agree to 2021 deals with Kris Bryant, Javier Baez

The Chicago Cubs avoided arbitration with stars Kris Bryant and Javier Baez on Friday, according to multiple reports.

Bryant agreed to a one-year, $19.5 million deal, while Baez agreed to a one-year, $11.65 million contract.

Chicago also agreed to deals with two-time All-Star catcher Willson Contreras ($6.65 million) and right-hander Zach Davies ($8.63 million).

Both Bryant and Baez are slated to become free agents following the 2021 season.

Bryant, a three-time All-Star, struggled in the shortened 2020 season when he batted just .206 with four homers and 11 RBIs.

Overall, the 2016 National League MVP has a .280 career average with 142 homers and 414 RBIs in 740 games over six seasons.

Bryant, 29, batted .292 with 39 homers and 102 RBIs when he won the MVP in 2016. He was the No. 2 overall pick by the Cubs in the 2013 draft and was NL Rookie of the Year in 2015.

Baez batted just .203 with eight homers and 24 RBIs during the shortened 2020 season.

The 28-year-old is a two-time All-Star who finished second in National League MVP balloting in 2018. He established career bests of a .290 average, 34 homers and 111 RBIs that season.

Overall, Baez has a .264 career average with 118 homers and 378 RBIs in 724 games over parts of seven seasons with the Cubs.

Contreras, 28, batted .243 with seven homers and 26 RBIs in 2020. He has a .265 average with 74 homers and 253 RBIs in 493 games over five seasons with Chicago.

Davies was recently acquired as part of the package traded to Chicago for right-hander Yu Darvish, who was traded to the San Diego Padres.

The 27-year-old was 7-4 with a 2.73 ERA in 12 starts in his lone season with the Padres. Overall, he is 50-36 with a 3.79 ERA in 123 career starts over six seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers (2015-19) and San Diego.

Bellinger, Judge, Lindor among players to reach deals

Bellinger, Judge, Lindor among players to reach deals

Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees and Francisco Lindor, who was recently acquired by the New York Mets, were among the dozens of players reaching deals for the 2021 season on Friday.

The flurry of agreements was due to Friday's deadline for teams and players to exchange salary arbitration figures.

Former National League MVP Bellinger, who batted a career-worst .239 last season with 12 homers and 30 RBIs in the shortened 60-game 2020 season, agreed to a one-year, $16.1 million contract. Judge, who batted .257 with nine homers and 22 RBIs last season, reached a one-year, $10.175 million deal.

Lindor, who arrived in New York in a Jan. 7 trade with the Cleveland Indians, agreed to a reported one-year deal for $22.3 million, with discussions on a long-term contract expected to continue. Lindor is a career .285 hitter with 138 home runs and 411 RBIs in six seasons, with four All-Star Game appearance and two Gold Glove Awards.

The Chicago Cubs reached deals with the left side of their infield. Shortstop Javier Baez will receive $11.65 million in 2021. Baez batted .203 with eight homers and 24 RBIs last season. Third baseman Kris Bryant received a one-year deal for $19.5 million after batting .206 with four home runs and 11 RBIs in 34 games last season. Bryant, the 2016 NL MVP, continues to be the subject of trade rumors.

Other reported contract agreements:

Athletics: Third baseman Mark Chapman agreed to a one-year, $6.49 million deal. The two-time Gold Glover batted .232 with 10 homers and 27 RBIs last season. Also reaching agreements were outfielder Mark Canha ($6.925 million), left-hander Sean Manaea ($5.95 million), right-handers Chris Bassitt ($4.9 million), Frankie Montas ($1.8 million) and Lou Trivino ($912,500).

Blue Jays: Outfielder Teoscar Hernandez agreed to a one-year, $4.325 million deal after having 16 homers and 34 RBIs last season. Right-hander Ross Stripling ($3 million) also agreed to a deal.

Braves: Left-hander Max Fried agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal after going 7-0 with a 2.25 ERA and finishing fifth in the NL Cy Young balloting last season. LHP A.J. Minter ($1.3 million) also agreed to terms.

Brewers: Left-hander Josh Hader agreed to a one-year, $6.675 million deal and right-hander Brandon Woodruff agreed to $3.275 million for one year. Hader, a two-time All-Star, went 1-2 with a 3.79 ERA and 13 saves in 2020.

Cubs: In addition to Baez and Bryant deals, catcher Willson Contreras agreed to a one-year, $6.65 million deal while right-hander Zach Davies agreed on a one-year, $8.63 million deal. Contreras batted .243 in 2020 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs, while Davies was 7-4 with a 2.73 ERA for the Padres last season. Davies was acquired in the Dec. 29 deal that sent right-hander Yu Darvish to San Diego.

Indians: Catcher Austin Hedges agreed to a one-year, $3.28 million deal, while infielder Amed Rosario ($2.4 million) and right-hander Phil Maton ($975,000) also agreed to deals. Rosario came over from the New York Mets as part of the package for All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor.

Mets: Outfielder Michael Conforto agreeed to a one,-year, $12.25 deal, right-hander Edwin Diaz agreed to a one-year, $7 million deal after posting a 1.75 ERA with six saves last season. Outfielder Brandon Nimmo ($4.7 million), right-hander Seth Lugo ($2.925 million), first baseman/outfielder Dominic Smith ($2.55 million) and right-hander Robert Gsellman ($1.3 million) also landed deals.

Orioles: Outfielder Trey Mancini agreed to a one-year, $4.75 million deal after missing the 2020 season due to a battle with colon cancer. Mancini batted .291 with career bests of 35 homers and 97 RBIs in 2019.

Phillies: First baseman Rhys Hoskins agreed to a one-year, $4.8 million deal after batting .245 with 10 homers and 26 RBIs last season. Right-hander Vince Velasquez ($4 million) and left-hander Jose Alvarado ($1 million) also agreed to terms.

Pirates: Right-hander Joe Musgrove ($4.45 million) and second baseman Adam Frazier ($4.3 million) each agreed to one-year deals. Infielder Colin Moran ($2.8 million), right-hander Chad Kuhl ($2.13 million), left-hander Steven Brault ($2.05 million), right-hander Richard Rodriguez ($1.7 million), catcher Jacob Stallings ($1.3 million) and right-handers Chris Stratton ($1.1 million) and Kyle Crick ($800,000) also agreed to deals.

Rangers: Outfielder Joey Gallo, a 2019 All-Star, agreed to a one-year, $6.2 million deal after batting just .181 with 10 homers and 26 RBIs last season. Infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa ($2 million) also agreed to terms.

Reports: Yankees, OF Aaron Judge agree to one-year, $10.175M deal

Reports: Yankees, OF Aaron Judge agree to one-year, $10.175M deal

Outfielder Aaron Judge reached a one-year, $10.175 million deal with the New York Yankees to avoid arbitration, according to multiple reports Friday.

Judge will have one more year of salary arbitration in 2022 before becoming a free agent.

In 2020, Judge and the Yankees reached a one-year, $8.5 million deal to avoid arbitration. He earned the 60-game, prorated share of that because of the shortened season, bringing his salary last year to about $3.15 million.

Judge, 28, is entering his fifth full season with the Yankees. He was the American League Rookie of the Year in 2017 when he hit 52 home runs and drove in 114.

His subsequent seasons have been injury-riddled, however. He played just 112 games in 2018, 102 in 2019 and 28 in 2020.

In 424 career games, Judge has 119 home runs, 268 RBIs and a .272 average. He has added 313 runs scored and 69 doubles but also has struck out 575 times.

Friday was the deadline for players and teams to exchange numbers for potential arbitration. Other Yankees eligible for arbitration include outfielder Clint Frazier, catcher Gary Sanchez, first baseman Luke Voit and infielder Gleyber Torres.


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