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Taijuan Walker signs 2-year, $20M US deal with Mets: reports

The New York Mets reportedly have reached a deal with former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Taijuan Walker on a two-year deal worth $20 million US. The agreement is subject to a successful physical.

Oft-injured Canadian hurler James Paxton returns to Mariners: report

Left-hander James Paxton of Ladner, B.C., is returning to the Seattle Mariners after an injury filled second season with the New York Yankees. The 32-year-old reportedly agreed Saturday to a one-year contract worth $8.5 million US.

Players' union rejects MLB's 154-game proposal; season to start on time

Major League Baseball will proceed with an on-time start to spring training and the season after players rejected a plan Monday night to delay reporting by a more than a month.

Yankees get Canadian pitcher Jameson Taillon from Pirates for 4 prospects

The New York Yankees made a second off-season addition to their starting rotation, acquiring right-hander Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday for four prospects.

New Phillies boss Dave Dombrowski plans retool, not rebuild

Dave Dombrowski wants to win again sooner rather than later so he finalized a deal Friday to become the Philadelphia Phillies' president of baseball operations, convinced the team is not far from its first World Series title since 2008.

U.S. soccer, women's team settle part of unequal pay lawsuit

U.S. women's national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation have settled their long-running lawsuit over inequitable working conditions with the men's team while leaving their dispute over unequal pay for additional litigation.

Former Astros GM Jeff Luhnow seeking $22M US in breach of contract lawsuit

Former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the team, seeking more than $22 million US in salary owed under his deal when he was fired in January.

Justin Turner won't be disciplined by MLB for returning to field after positive virus test

Justin Turner will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for coming onto the field last week to celebrate the World Series title with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates after testing positive for COVID-19.

Wilpon era nears end as record sale of New York Mets to Steve Cohen is approved

The Wilpon family's control of the New York Mets neared its end after 34 years when Major League Baseball owners voted Friday to approve the sale of the team to billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen.

MLB slams Dodgers' Justin Turner for returning to field after positive COVID-19 test

Major League Baseball MLB on Wednesday issued a scathing rebuke to Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner after he returned to the field with his teammates after their World Series-clinching Game 6 win having tested positive for COVID-19