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12:32 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City T-Bones of the independent American Association are being renamed the Kansas City Monarchs after the team that played in the Negro Leagues. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum signed a licensing agreement with Mark Brandmeyer’s MaxFun Entertainment, owner of the minor league team. The
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1:07 AM ET Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — – Mike Sadek, a popular backup catcher who played all eight of his major league seasons with the San Francisco Giants, has died. He was 74. The team announced Sadek died Wednesday in San Andreas, California, following a short illness. Sadek was a .226 career hitter with
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5:07 PM ET Veteran left-hander J.A. Happ and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a one-year deal, pending a physical, sources tell ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Financial terms weren’t immediately available. Happ, a free agent, will remain in the American League after spending the last two-and-a-half seasons with the New York Yankees. He will join a
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12:11 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” While the Toronto Blue Jays remain among the teams interested in free agent outfielder Michael Brantley, they have not reached an agreement on a contract, a source familiar with the situation told
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10:59 PM ET Mina Kimes Close ESPN Senior Writer Mina Kimes:• Senior writer for ESPN The Magazine• Joined ESPN in 2014• Former features reporter at Bloomberg• Wrote for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek• Spent five years at Fortune magazine Jeff Passan Close ESPN ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports”
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8:21 PM ET Left-handed starter Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals are in agreement on a one-year deal, pending a physical, sources familiar with the contract told ESPN. Lester rejoins his bench coach from Chicago, as Nationals manager Davey Martinez has now added two players from his time with the Cubs. Left fielder Kyle Schwarber
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12:46 AM ET Former Oakland Athletics pitcher Dave Stewart submitted a $115 million bid to buy the city of Oakland’s share of the Coliseum with plans to develop the site, he told the San Francisco Chronicle. With both the NBA’s Warriors and NFL’s Raiders leaving the site in recent years, the A’s are the last
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10:30 PM ET Associated Press TROY, N.Y. — Left in the lurch by minor league contraction, the Tri-City ValleyCats have filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros. The suit, filed Thursday in New York State Supreme Court, seeks more than $15 million, ValleyCats chairman Doug Gladstone told the Albany Times-Union. The
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7:28 PM ET Veteran left-hander Martin Perez has agreed to a one-year, guaranteed $5 million contract to return to the Boston Red Sox, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Perez’s agreement, which was first reported by the Athletic, includes a club option for a second year for 2022. The 29-year-old spent last season with
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10:01 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles agreed to a one-year deal with recovering slugger Trey Mancini on Friday but haven’t come to terms yet with outfielder Anthony Santander. The Orioles and Santander exchanged salary arbitration figures Friday, with Baltimore offering $2.1 million and Santander asking for $2,475,000. The sides can still
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