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Springer, Jays agree for 6 years, $150M

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TORONTO (AP) Outfielder George Springer became the most prominent among baseball's free agents to reach an agreement, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the deal was subject to a successful physical.

The deal would be the largest contract in team history.

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Dodgers Hall of Fame P Sutton dies at 75

LOS ANGELES (AP) Don Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher who was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Dodgers' rotation spanning an era from Sandy Koufax to Fernando Valenzuela, died Tuesday. He was 75.

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, said Sutton died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, after a long struggle with cancer. The Atlanta Braves, for whom Sutton was a long-time broadcaster, said he died in his sleep.

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Mets fire GM Porter over explicit texts

NEW YORK (AP) Jared Porter lasted just 38 days as New York Mets general manager, fired for cause Tuesday about nine hours after ESPN reported he sent sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 while he was working for the Chicago Cubs.

Sandy Alderson, who returned as Mets president when Steven Cohen bought the team on Nov. 6, said he was stunned by the report. Alderson said baseball clubs may have to rethink the depth of hiring background checks, although he cautioned information of this age and nature might not have been uncovered no matter the level. He said the onus was on teams, not Major League Baseball, to vet employees.

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Lester, Nats agree to 1-year contract

WASHINGTON (AP) Left-hander Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals have an agreement in principle in place for a one-year contract, pending the successful completion of a physical exam, a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed to The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity on Monday night because the contract was not yet official.

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Lasorda memorialized at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda was memorialized during a private service at Dodger Stadium before his burial on Tuesday.

Lasorda died Jan. 7 after a heart attack at age 93.

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Pirates' rebuild picking up steam

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ben Cherington is tearing it all down. All of it. It's the only way the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager sees a way forward.

The process Cherington began when he took over 15 months ago is picking up speed after the Pirates sent starting pitcher Joe Musgrove to the San Diego Padres as part of a three-team trade that brought five prospects to Pittsburgh.

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Rangers give RHP Wood minor league deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Right-hander Hunter Wood has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes an invitation to major league spring training.

Wood spent last season as part of Cleveland's 60-man player pool but didn't appear in any big league games. He had a 3.32 ERA in 66 games from 2017-19 with Tampa Bay and Cleveland.

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Twins name Toby Gardenhire AAA manager

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Toby Gardenhire, the son of former major league manager Ron Gardenhire, will manage Minnesota's new Triple-A affiliate, the St. Paul Saints.

The Saints and Twins made the announcement Tuesday. The 38-year-old Toby Gardenhire was supposed to manage Minnesota's Triple-A team, the Rochester Red Wings, last season before the COVID-19 pandemic canceled minor league competition. He instead supervised the Twins' alternate training site in St. Paul, where the team now has its primary affiliate.

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Mariners GM Dipoto moving at slower pace

SEATTLE (AP) The usual dizzying offseason whirl of trades and signings have been replaced with a more pedestrian approach by the Seattle Mariners this year.

General manager Jerry Dipoto said Tuesday that's by design and an indication of where he believes the Mariners are with their roster entering the next stage of their rebuilding plan.

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