Posts Tagged Professional baseball

DH Billy Butler and Athletics reach 3-year deal

In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler runs to third as he advances on an Alex Gordon single in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Kansas City, Mo. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent designated hitter Butler and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night, Nov. 18, 2014, because the A's had not announced the deal, their typical practice until a new player passes a physical. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga. File)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms on a $30 million, three-year contract with designated hitter Billy Butler through the 2017 season.

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2 ex-mayors trade accusations of Rock Cats’ loss

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Two former mayors of New Britain are exchanging accusations over who’s at fault for the New Britain Rock Cats’ move to Hartford.

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Dodgers add 4 more to front office staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have added four front-office hires as new president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman continues to make over the staff.

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Stanton can opt out of deal after $107 million

In this Sept. 8, 2014, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton follows through on a solo home run of off Milwaukee Brewers' Yovani Gallardo during the third inning of a baseball game in Milwaukee. A person familiar with the negotiations says Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to terms with the team on a $325 million, 13-year contract. It's the most lucrative deal for an American athlete. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins hadn't confirmed the agreement Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton will make just $6.5 million in the first year of his record $325 million, 13-year contract with the Miami Marlins.

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2 minor league free agents suspended for drugs

NEW YORK (AP) — Two minor league free agents who played in the Oakland Athletics’ organization last season have been suspended after positive drug tests.

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