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Trea Turner signs with Phillies on 11-year, $300 million deal: Sources

By Ken Rosenthal, Fabian Ardaya and Matt Gelb Free-agent shortstop Trea Turner and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to an 11-year, $300 million deal with a full no-trade clause, league sources confirmed to The Athletic on Monday. ESPN first reported the news. Here’s what you need to know: Turner ranks as No. 5 on The …

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Rosenthal: What I’m hearing on the MLB free-agent market with the Padres, Astros and more

A three-year, $58.5 million contract seemed high for free-agent first baseman José Abreu, who turns 36 on Jan. 29. The Athletic‘s Keith Law criticized the Astros for paying him that much. But the competition for Abreu, according to major-league sources and media reports, perhaps explains how, even at an advanced age, he exceeded his previous …

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Rosenthal: What I’m hearing on the MLB free-agent market with the Padres, Astros and more

A three-year, $58.5 million contract seemed high for free-agent first baseman José Abreu, who turns 36 on Jan. 29. The Athletic‘s Keith Law criticized the Astros for paying him that much. But the competition for Abreu, according to major-league sources and media reports, perhaps explains how, even at an advanced age, he exceeded his previous …

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Giants, Dodgers face hurdles in Aaron Judge pursuit

While the Giants and Dodgers seem like the biggest threats to sign away superstar Aaron Judge, both carry potential complications in pursuits against the Yankees, who hold edges for Judge in legacy, ballpark and familiarity. The Giants are clearly gung-ho in their efforts and said to be “elated” by their visit this week with Judge, …

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Angels acquire Hunter Renfroe for 3 pitchers: Is Los Angeles going all in?

Last season, the Angels got no production from their left fielders, with a composite .208/.259/.339 line that featured a lot of the since-traded Brandon Marsh, so even Renfroe is an upgrade, although he could use a partner to face tough righties. What does this say about the Angels? The Angels are going all in at …

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Rosenthal: Mets spoke with star free-agent Justin Verlander, sources said

Might Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, teammates with the Tigers from 2011 to 2014, be headed for a reunion? It is at least a possibility. The Mets, dealing with several holes in their rotation, including the possible loss of ace right-hander Jacob deGrom, spoke with Verlander by Zoom last week, according to major-league sources. Verlander, …

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