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VISALIA, Calif. — Doug Harvey was so sure of his calls on the diamond that he ended every game the same way. Following the last out, the umpire took his wad of chewing tobacco and flung it on home plate. “I never did have any doubt in my mind,” he once said. “The only thing
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The long-rumored trade of Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros was consummated Saturday night and while it’s nice for the defending champions to secure another solid starter and they didn’t give up anything critical to their immediate future, I can’t help but focus on what Pittsburgh acquired. Right-hander Joe Musgrove could certainly
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Adrian Gonzalez has agreed to a deal with the New York Mets pending a physical, according to ESPN and multiple reports. It’s the second significant move this week for the Mets, who brought back free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce on a three-year, $39 million contract Wednesday. The New York Mets have reached one-year deals with starters
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Reliever Addison Reed has agreed to a two-year contract worth just under $17 million with the Minnesota Twins, a source confirmed to ESPN. Reed made 77 appearances for the Red Sox and New York Mets in 2017, going 2-3 with 19 saves, 15 holds and a 2.84 ERA. What Reed lacks in electric stuff, he
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MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $4.85 million, one-year deal with infielder Eduardo Escobar, avoiding arbitration. The Twins also reached one-year agreements with infielder Ehire Adrianza ($1 million), outfielder Robbie Grossman ($2 million) and right-handers Trevor May ($650,000) and Ryan Pressly ($1.6 million). Right-hander Kyle Gibson is the lone Minnesota player still
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Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday broke the record for the highest salary among players eligible for arbitration, reaching agreement on a one-year deal for $23 million, a source told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, confirming multiple reports. Starting with guys such as Nolan Arenado and Kris Bryant, third is stocked with
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