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Tanaka returns to Japan after 7 years with Yanks

After seven years with the New York Yankees, free-agent right-hander Masahiro Tanaka announced Thursday that he will return to Japan to pitch for the Rakuten Golden Eagles in the Nippon Professional Baseball League. “I have decided to return to Japan and play for the Rakuten Eagles for the 2021 season,” Tanaka wrote on Twitter. “I […]

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Reports: Blue Jays reach agreement with free agent shortstop Marcus Semien

The Toronto Blue Jays are continuing their offseason makeover with the addition of another high-profile free agent in shortstop Marcus Semien. Multiple media outlets are reporting Semien's deal with Toronto is for one year and $18 million. It comes on the heels of the Jays signing free-agent outfielder George Springer to a six-year, $150 million […]

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Source: Semien, Jays agree to 1-year, $18M deal

Infielder Marcus Semien is in agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays on a one-year, $18 million contract, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Coming off a career year in 2019, Semien struggled in 2020 while dealing with a rib injury, as the shortstop hit just .223 with 7 home runs, 28 […]

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Mets GM Jared Porter bombarded female reporter with lewd texts, report says

Mets general manager Jared Porter bombarded a foreign female baseball reporter working in the U.S. with inappropriate text messages in 2016 while working as the Cubs’ director of professional scouting, according to a Monday night report from ESPN. Porter acknowledged sending the messages, including one of an exposed penis but told ESPN the explicit photos were “kinda like […]