Yankees sign coveted ace Gerrit Cole to record $324M deal, reports say

  • New York Yankees Baseball The Yankees have splurged on the top free agent available this offseason: Gerrit Cole.New York on Tuesday night agreed to a nine-year, $324 million deal with the ace right-hander, as first reported by Jon Heyman and later confirmed by others. Ken Rosenthal reported there a player option after the fifth year of Cole's contract.Breaking: Gerrit Cole to Yankees. 9 years. 36M per. 324M total.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 11, 2019Cole, the 2019 Cy Young runner-up, just turned 29 and will presumably spend the remainder of his career (or close to it) in pinstripes. He is the biggest name starting pitcher acquisition for the Yankees since they signed CC Sabathia more than a decade ago, and a signal of intent from a team to this point unable to get over the hump with its current core.夜网论坛MORE: Astros could move Carlos Correa The Angels were thought to be one of the main bidders for Cole and will now need to turn their attention elsewhere. Similarly coveted Stephen Strasburg re-signed with the Nationals earlier this week, further depleting the top-end pitching market. The Dodgers are also reportedly on the hunt for rotation help.Cole carries a 3.22 career ERA and has gotten better in his late-20s, striking out more than 12 batters per nine innings over his past two campaigns.[......]

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    How Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd has made 2019 his breakout year

  • Baseball null It’s normally about a 2 1/2-hour drive from Syracuse to Buffalo, going straight west on I-90, but somewhere along that route a truck had flipped, so Matthew Boyd, his wife and Daniel Norris had two extra hours to sit and think about the fact that they had been traded from the Blue Jays to the Tigers.It was July 30, 2015, and the two pitchers had learned about 20 minutes apart, Norris getting the call first, that they were changing organizations. Boyd was scheduled to start against Syracuse that night on getaway day, but they squeezed into Boyd’s 2008 F-150 and headed west instead. MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZNWith Norris tucked into the small back seat and his wife at his side, Boyd inched along the highway while the three of them talked about what had happened. “Just soaking it in, ‘Wow, we’re going to a different team’,” Boyd told Sporting News,夜网论坛 recalling the drive almost four years later.They were all three a little surprised that the Tigers, who were sending David Price to Toronto in the deal, would want two left-handed pitchers who were so similar in return. Initially, Boyd said, Norris was supposed to go straight to the majors while he was going to Triple-A Toledo first, but all three of them felt like the change was promising.“We just talked about the new opportunity and w[......]

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    David Price injury: Red Sox starter out after 3 batters

  • null null Baseball null David Price's start Saturday was short.The Red Sox left-hander left a matchup with the Astros after facing just three batters and recording two outs in the first inning. The team later announced (as reported by The Athletic) that Price was suffering flu-like symptoms: Red Sox announce Price was removed as a precaution due to flu-like symptoms— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) May 25, 2019Price got Aledmys Diaz out on one pitch and then struck out Alex Bregman before going deep into the count with Michael Brantley and allowing a single.MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZN During the at-bat to Brantley, Red Sox pitching coach Dana LeVangie got on the phone to the bullpen because the team clearly didn't like something it was seeing.Boston manager Alex Cora came out to the mound after Brantley's single and took Price out of the game. Colten Brewer came on in relief.Price was seen cringing after a pitch to Brantley, but it is unclear 夜网论坛exactly what was bothering him.pic.twitter.com/JU0XXt4KlF— Red Sox Stats (@redsoxstats) May 25, 2019His fastball topped out at 91 mph.The 33-year-old Price was placed on the in[......]

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