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Phillies win the Bryce Harper sweepstakes

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It finally happened! It may have taken about a week into Spring Training but Bryce Harper has finally chosen his free agent destination.

The Philadelphia Phillies announced Thursday that they have signed the free agent outfielder to a 13-year, $330 million contract with no opt outs. The deal has broken the MLB record for most guaranteed money in a player’s contract.

According to Jeff Passan, the breakdown of his contract is as follows: he will make $10 million with a $20 million signing bonus in 2019, $26 million in 2020-2028, and $22 million in the final three years from 2029-2031.

So far in his career, the 26-year old has posted a .279 batting average, .900 OPS, 184 homers, and 521 RBI over a span of seven seasons with the Washington Nationals.

Aside from winning the NL Rookie of the Year in 2012, he is also a recipient of the NL MVP Award (2015), Silver Slugger Award (2015), NL Hank Aaron Award (2015), NL home run leader (2015), and most recently won the Home Run Derby at the 2018 MLB All-Star festivities.

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Diamondbacks looking to trade outfielder Adam Jones

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Adam Jones could have a new home by the end of the month.

According to a report from Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Arizona Diamondbacks are shopping veteran outfielder Adam Jones, and could move him before the upcoming MLB Trade Deadline despite being in the thick of things for an NL Wild Card spot.

Jones, who signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Diamondbacks in March after 11 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, has posted a .268 batting average, .757 OPS, 13 homers and 44 RBI in 86 games this season.

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Yankees pitcher Luis Severino will be out at least six more weeks with lat strain, right shoulder inflammation

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The New York Yankees are going to have to wait a little while longer before their ace returns to the rotation.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told the media on Friday that All-Star right hander Luis Severino will be sidelined for a minimum of six weeks before he’s able to return to the lineup.

The 25-year old Dominican has yet to throw a pitch this season after being sustaining rotator cuff inflammation in his right shoulder during Spring Training, and later being diagnosed with a Grade 2 lat strain in April.

Severino, who is in the first season of a four-year, $40 million contract extension, has posted a 41-25 record, 3.51 ERA, and 1.15 WHIP over a span of 518 innings ptiched and four seasons with the franchise.

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Pirates asking a lot from Dodgers in Felipe Vazquez trade talks

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If the Los Angeles Dodgers want to take Felipe Vazquez off the Pittsburgh Pirates’ hands, it’s going to cost them quite a bit.

According to sources, the Pirates are asking for two of the Dodgers’ top four prospects as a starting point in trade talks for the veteran closer.

The two-time MLB All-Star has posted a 2-1 record, 2.11 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and converted 20 of 21 save opportunities in 35 games and 38.1 innings pitched so far this season.

He is currently in the second season of a team-friendly four-year, $22 million contract extension that include a pair of $10 million club options in 2022 and 2023.

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