Lindor, Bryant, Bellinger, Seeger get big-money deals


NEW YORK (AP) – Francisco Lindor, Chris Bryant, Cody Belinger and Corey Seeger were among 112 players who agreed to a one-year contract on Friday, including figures for salary arbitration during a slow-down after the financial massacre. Only 13 left. Causes of coronavirus epidemics.

The deadline for players and teams to exchange proposed 2021 salaries expired.

Lindor, the star shortstop acquired last week by Cleveland’s New York Mets, received the biggest deal for $ 22 million. The Mets are expected to sign a long-term contract that will prevent him from becoming a free agent at the end of the season. Lindor says he does not want to advance the talks when he starts spring training next month.

Lindor’s deal is the fourth-largest one-year contract for an intermediary-eligible player, including Mookie Bates ($ 27 million with Boston last year), Nolan Arenado ($ 26 million with Colorado in 2019) and Josh Sedalson ( $ 23 million) with Toronto in 2018. ) Belongs to.

Bryant agreed with the Chicago Cubs for $ 19.5 million. He, too, could become a free agent after the season, a day of eligibility at the end of the 2020 season, a shame. The third baseman lost one last complaint, claiming that the Cubs delayed his free agency call-up in 2015 as a rogue to delay his free agency by a year.

Bellinger and Seeger had a big advantage since 1988, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers win the successor’s first World Series title. Bellinger, an outfielder and first baseman, agreed to $ 16.1 million. Seeger, the MVP of the NL Championship Series and World Series, agreed for $ 13.75 million.

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, coming off his second straight injury-wrecking season, agreed for $ 10,175,000.

Among the players scheduled for trial, the most prominent is Houston shortstop Carlos Correa. They asked for an increase from $ 8 million to $ 12.5 million, and the Astros offered $ 9.75 million.

Atlanta’s shortstop Dansby Swanson was the only other player who asked for more than $ 5 million: he requested $ 6.75 million and was offered $ 6 million. Brave pitcher Mike Soroka asked for $ 2.8 million and was offered $ 2.1 million.

Cubs outfielder Ian Happ asked for $ 4.1 million and was offered $ 3.25 million,

Two members of the Champion Dodgers remain set for hearing. Ace pitcher Walker Buehler asked for $ 4.15 million and was offered $ 3.3 million, and catcher Austin Barnes asked for $ 2 million and was offered $ 1.5 million.

Among AL champion Rays, first baseman G-Man Choi asked for $ 2.45 million and was offered $ 1.85 million, and reliever Ryan Yarbrot asked for $ 3.1 million and was offered $ 2.3 million.

Los Angeles Angels’ two-star Shohi Otani, who slipped to .90 at the plate and played a total of 1 2/3 innings during Tommy John’s surgery, asked for a sum of $ 3.3 million and was offered 2.5 million.

Exchanging New York Mets third baseman-outfielder JD Davis ($ 2,475,000 vs. $ 2.1 million), Baltimore outfielder Anthony Santander ($ 2,475,000 vs. $ 2.1 million), St. Louis right-hander Jack Fleherty ($ 3.9 million vs. $ 3 million ) Were also. San Francisco second baseman Donovan Solano ($ 3.9 million vs. $ 3.25 million).

For players who do not settle, a hearing before a three-man virtual panel will be scheduled for February 1–19.

Waking up to a historically slow free agent market, the Yankees signed a deal with right-hander Corey Kluber worth $ 11 million for a year and a $ 90 million, six-year contract for AL batting champion D.J. Agreed to keep Leonhue, who was acquainted with a person. The talks told the Associated Press.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because each agreement is subject to a successful physical.

Kluber, the 2014 and 2017 AL Cy Young Award winner, won 56 games for Cleveland in the 2016–18 seasons, then was hit on the right front after missing the remainder of the 2019 season to return from the bat on May 1. Brian Anderson of Miami. He finished 2-3 with a 5.80 ERA out of seven.

Trapped after the season in Texas, Kluber slammed a muscle in his right shoulder on his Rangers debut on July 26, ending his season after an inning. Injury surgery was not required, and he organized a workout for the scouts on Wednesday.

Kluber, who turned 35 on April 10, is a three-time All-Star, 98-58 with a 3.16 ERA in 10 seasons, the first nine with the Indians.

He joins a rotation led by Gerrit Cole that includes Davy Garcia, left-hander Jordan Montgomery and, at times, Luis Severino when he returns from Tommy John surgery on the final Feb. 27. It is not clear whether the Yankees will sign the sign. Masahiro Tanaka, who became a free agent. In addition, Domingo German is expected to withdraw from the suspension of domestic violence, due to which she missed the previous season.

LeMahieu, who turned 33 in July, became the first player to win the undisputed batting title in both leagues. He won his first AL batting title in .364 last year, the highest average for an AL batting champion, hit by Joauer of Minnesota in 2009.655, after winning the NL championship in 2016 with Colorado.

The Chicago White Sox completed a $ 54 million, three-year deal with former Oakland close Liam Hendrix, a contract that includes a $ 1 million bonus and a salary of $ 11 million this season, $ 13 million in 2022, and 2023 Has $ 14 million. The White Sox maintains an unusual $ 15 million option for 2024 to $ 15 million for 2024 that will be paid in 10 equal installments from 2024-33.

Houston also finalized $ 12.5 million, a two-year deal with reliever Pedro Bazz, including a club option and could be worth $ 19.5 million for three seasons. Last season he went 0–0 with a 3.18 ERA and two saves in 18 appearances for the World Series champion Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Angels also announced a $ 1.5 million, one-year agreement with catcher Kurt Suzuki, which spent the last two seasons with Washington.

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