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  • Liriano gets $2M signing bonus in Pirates deal

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano gets a $2 million signing bonus as part of his $39 million, three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The left-hander will receive an $11 million salary next year and $13 million in each of the final two seasons of the deal, which was...

  • AP source: Harper, Nats agree at $7.5M, 2 years

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Outfielder Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals came to terms on a $7.5 million, two-year contract, avoiding a grievance hearing. Harper will receive salaries of $2.5 million in 2015, and $5 million in 2016 from the reigning NL East champions, according to a...

  • AP source: Lester $30M signing bonus sets record

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Lester set Major League Baseball records for largest signing bonus and biggest upfront payment with his $155 million, six-year deal with the Chicago Cubs. The pitcher's contract calls for a $30 million signing bonus, of which $15 million is due by April 1, a person...

  • Cubs announce Lester deal

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have officially announced the signing of new ace Jon Lester. The Cubs said Saturday that Lester had joined them. They are scheduled to introduce him at a news conference Monday at Spiaggia Restaurant, a favorite of President Barack Obama's family....

  • Ian Desmond among key Nationals unsigned past 2015

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals starting pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister aren't paying attention to speculation about whether they'll be traded before next season, the last of their current contracts. Shortstop Ian Desmond also could be bound for free agency a year from now —...

  • Nats 'disappointed' in Harper no-show at fan event

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said that club was "disappointed" that outfielder Bryce Harper did not show up Saturday at the NatsFest fan festival. In a statement emailed by one of his agent's employees, Harper said: "I have attended NatsFest each year and...

  • Red Sox pick up 3 starters for rotation

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Just like that, the Boston Red Sox have a starting rotation again. One day after acquiring a pair of starters, the Red Sox picked up a third, rebuilding their starting rotation this offseason almost as quickly as they took it apart during the summer. Hours after trading...

  • Blue Jays sign Lopez, Gindle, Fox to minor deals

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays signed right-hander Wilton Lopez, outfielder Caleb Gindl and infielder Jake Fox to minor league contracts Friday and invited them to major league spring training. The 31-year-old Lopez is 16-17 with a 3.54 earned-run average in 305 1-3 innings in...

  • Twins to announce Santana deal Saturday

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins called a news conference for Saturday to announce a four-year contract with free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana. Santana's deal, which guarantees him $55 million, contains a club option for 2019 that could become guaranteed. The 32-year-old...

  • Liriano, Pirates finalize $39M, 3-year contract

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates wanted to keep Francisco Liriano at the top end of their rotation so badly they offered the left-handed pitcher the most lucrative free agent contract in team history. General manager Neal Huntington thinks the fact Liriano agreed to a $39 million,...

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