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Cardinals win the Steven Matz sweepstakes

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Free agent starter Steven Matz has chosen his new team, and it looks like he is heading back to the National League.

The St. Louis Cardinals confirmed they have agreed to sign veteran lefty Steven Matz to a four-year, $44 million contract. The deal has a signing bonus and could reach as high as $48 million with all the incentives included.

The 30-year old had a career year with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021, posting a 14-7 record with a 3.82 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 144 strikeouts and 43 walks over a span of 29 starts and 150.2 innings pitched.

The Blue Jays also reportedly offered him a contract, but it was only a three-year deal worth an undisclosed amount of money.

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MUST WATCH: Aaron Judge wins it for the Yankees with a walk-off three-run blast!

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The Toronto Blue Jays were up by two runs heading into the bottom of the 9th with one of the best closers in the game in Jordan Romano taking the mound.

You would think it was almost a 100% certainty that the Blue Jays would end up with the win.

Unfortunately for them, New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge had other plans!

Surprisingly, this was the first walk-off bomb in Judge’s career.

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Dusty Baker becomes first black manager in MLB history to reach 2000 wins

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Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker has made history!

After the team cruised to a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night, he became the first African American manager in MLB history to reach the 2000 win mark.

“I’m probably one of the luckiest men to ever walk on this earth” said Baker after securing the victory

“It means extra to the culture. It means extra to society. It means extra to my race, and it means extra hopefully for others to get an opportunity (so) I’m not the last”.

The incredible milestone was 29 years in the making. He recorded his first ever win as a manager of the San Francisco Giants on April 6, 1993.

He is 12th on the all-time wins list for MLB managers, and has the second most among active managers, trailing Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa.

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Mets infielder Robinson Cano designated for assignment

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The Robinson Cano era in New York has come to an end.

The New York Mets announced that they have designated the eight-time All-Star for assignment, which likely puts an end to his time with the club.

The 39-year old, who returned to action this year after being suspended for the entire 2021 campaign due to his second career PED violation, has struggled to produce early on in the season.

Through 12 games and 43 plate appearances , the eight-time All-Star has posted a .195 batting average to go along with one homer and three RBI.

Cano had initially signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners back in 2013, and was traded to the Mets prior to the 2019 season.

He still has another year left on the deal after this season, which will net him a $24 million salary in 2023 before being eligible for free agency.

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