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Yu Darvish finalizes $126 million, six-year deal with Cubs

When Yu Darvish met with Theo Epstein and other Chicago Cubs' officials last December in the Dallas area, the pitcher liked what he heard. "The Cubs really stood out, and everyone was sincere at the meeting," Darvish said Tuesday through a translator after finalizing a $126 million, six-year contract. The agreement is ...

Masahiro Tanaka ready to 'go out and battle' with Yankees

/ Feb 8, 2018

Masahiro Tanaka ready to 'go out and battle' with Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka went with his heart when deciding not to opt out of the final three seasons of his $155 million, seven-year contract signed in January 2014 with the New York Yankees. "We went into battle with these guys, last year especially," Tanaka said Wednesday ...

Todd Frazier agrees to deal with Mets

/ Feb 6, 2018

Todd Frazier agrees to deal with Mets

A person familiar with the deal tells AP that free agent third baseman Todd Frazier and the New York Mets have agreed on a two-year contract for $17 million. The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the deal was still pending a ...

Former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel retires

/ Feb 2, 2018

Former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel retires

The No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 draft has walked away from baseball without every throwing a pitch in the major leagues. Mark Appel, a hard-throwing pitcher from Stanford taken by the Houston Astros with the No. 1 pick in the 2013 Major League ...