Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Gray has agreed to a contract with Cincinnati adding $30.5 million from 2020-22, a deal that allows the Yankees to complete his trade to the Reds. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, because the trade had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 21, 2019 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adding Sonny Gray to a rotation already improved by the offseason acquisitions of Tanner Roark and Alex Wood has the Cincinnati Reds thinking about their first NL Central title since 2012. "I think we have a group of guys that can hold their own with anybody in this division. I...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a touchdown pass to running back Damien Williams against New England Patriots middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) during the second half of the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 21, 2019 - 3:41 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs came within a heartbeat of returning to the Super Bowl for the first time in 49 years, taking the greatest dynasty in NFL history to overtime in the AFC title game. Instead, they are stuck with more heartache for an entire offseason. Yet with All-Pro...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the eighth inning of a baseball game, in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the negotiations says closer Cody Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to an $8.5 million, one-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
January 20, 2019 - 10:36 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Relief pitcher Cody Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have finalized a one-year contract for $8.5 million. He can earn an additional $2 million in performance bonuses for games finished as part of the deal announced Sunday: $250,000 each for 35 and 40, and $500,000 apiece for...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the eighth inning of a baseball game, in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the negotiations says closer Cody Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to an $8.5 million, one-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
January 18, 2019 - 4:32 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After seven seasons with the Cleveland Indians, Cody Allen is looking to rebound with a new team. Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a $8.5 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Adam Ottavino throws against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Denver. A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Adam Ottavino and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
January 18, 2019 - 12:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — While shying away from high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the New York Yankees are boosting their bullpen. Reliever Adam Ottavino and the Yankees agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on...
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Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore,top center, celebrates with teammates after his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo Nuccio DiNuzzo)
January 17, 2019 - 4:37 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shea Theodore and Alex Tuch had to have faith. When the Vegas Golden Knights decided to send them to the minors at the start of last season, Theodore and Tuch chose to believe what general manager George McPhee told them. "The message was that we were part of the future of this...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, Atlanta United's Josef Martinez celebrates his goal on a penalty kick against the Philadelphia Union during the first half of an MLS soccer match, in Atlanta. Major League Soccer MVP Josef Martinez has signed a five-year contract extension with Atlanta United, ending speculation that he might be heading back to Europe after a record season. Atlanta United announced the deal Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, which runs through the 2023 season. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
January 16, 2019 - 12:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Soccer MVP Josef Martinez kept insisting he was happy with Atlanta United. He backed it up Wednesday by signing a five-year contract extension with the MLS Cup champion, ending any questions about whether might be looking for another shot in Europe after a record season...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Derek Holland throws against the Miami Marlins during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco. Left-hander Derek Holland is staying with the San Francisco Giants. Holland has a $6.5 million salary this season as part of the deal announced Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, and the Giants have a $7 million option for 2020 with a $500,000 buyout. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
January 14, 2019 - 3:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Derek Holland is staying with the San Francisco Giants, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees $7 million. With all the injuries to the rotation last season, keeping the versatile Holland provides a big boost to the pitching staff. "For me, it was just an...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Chicago. Betts and the World Series champion Red Sox agreed to a $20 million, one-year contract on Friday, a $9.5 million raise for an arbitration-eligible player that topped pitcher Max Scherzer’s $8.8 million raise from Detroit in 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Young, File)
January 12, 2019 - 12:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — AL MVP Mookie Betts, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and major league home run champion Khris Davis reached high-priced one-year deals to avoid salary arbitration, while slugger Nolan Arenado and pitchers Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino and Aaron Nola were among 15 players still on...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Russell Martin hits a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game in Chicago. The Los Angeles Dodgers have reacquired catcher Martin in a trade with Toronto, a day after losing free agent Yasmani Grandal to Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 11, 2019 - 11:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's fitting that Russell Martin is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He's pining for a World Series title, too. The Dodgers reacquired Martin in a trade with Toronto on Friday, receiving the veteran catcher in exchange for a couple minor leaguers. Los Angeles has won two...
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