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Astros To Place Brian McCann On DL

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The Houston Astros have placed catcher Brian McCann on the 10-day DL with knee soreness, according to The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan.

At this time, it seems the injury is more associated with wear-and-tear from playing the position for many years.

In a corresponding move, the Astros selected the contract of catcher Tim Federowicz, who will take McCann’s spot on the active roster.

 

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Yankees Intending to Withhold Jacoby Ellsbury’s 2020 Salary

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The New York Yankees finally put an end to the bust that was the era of Jacoby Ellsbury when they released him earlier this week, but they aren’t done with Ellsbury just yet.

According to the New York Post’s George A. King III and Ken Davidoff, the Yankees intend to not pay Ellsbury his salary for the 2020 season, which is a whopping $20 million.

The Yankees are planning to do so based upon the premise that Ellsbury underwent outside medical treatment without approval to rehab the injuries that have kept him mostly off the field since he signed that seven-year, $153 million contract back in 2017.

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White Sox Sign Jose Abreu to Contract Extension

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The Chicago White Sox have inked first baseman Jose Abreu to a three-year, $50 million contract extension, according to an official team announcement.

Abreu, 32, had accepteda one-year qualifying offer at $17.8 million, and will receive $5 million as a signing bonus.

Abreu is coming off a solid 2019 in which he posted a slash line of .284/.330/.503 with 33 home runs.

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Mariners, Evan White Agree On Six-Year Deal

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The Seattle Mariners and first base prospect Evan White have agreed to terms on a six-year, $24 million contract that contains three club options, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis.

White’s new deal can max out at $55.5 million should all of the aforementioned options be exercised.

White was drafted back in the first round of the 2017 draft and spent 2019 with the Mariners’ Double-A affiliate where he posted a slash line of .293/.350/.488 with 18 home runs.

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