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Sports Report: Yankees sign Cole to 9-year, $324M contract

07:50  11 december  2019
07:50  11 december  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Report: Cole, Strasburg to meet with Yankees in coming days

  Report: Cole, Strasburg to meet with Yankees in coming days The New York Yankees are scheduled to have meetings with Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg in the next two days, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. General manager Brian Cashman, manager Aaron Boone, and pitching coach Matt Blake are going to meet with Cole in California on Tuesday, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Sherman adds the Yankees are also expected to meet with Strasburg on Wednesday. The pair of Scott Boras clients represent the top two pitchers on the free-agent market this winter and are expected to eclipse the nine-figure mark. Both right-handers are attached to draft-pick compensation after rejecting their one-year, $17.

Prized free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record nine - year , $ 324 million contract , sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. Sources: Cole to join Yankees for 9 years , $ 324 M .

The deal for Cole , 29, which was first reported by MLB Network, comes a day after Strasburg re- signed with the Washington Nationals on a seven- year , 5 million contract , and after a relatively brief, whirlwind trip through free agency. Cole was the American League Cy Young runner-up with the

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The New York Yankees signed free-agent starter Gerrit Cole to a nine-year, $324-million contract, sources told Jeff Passan of ESPN.

The ace right-hander has an opt-out clause after the fifth year of the contract (2024), Passan adds.

Cole's contract is the richest for a pitcher in MLB history, both in terms of total value and the $36-million annual average. He surpassed the seven-year, $245-million deal Stephen Strasburg signed with the Washington Nationals on Monday.

None of the money attached to Cole's deal will be deferred and the contract includes a no-trade clause, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

Report: Yankees prioritizing Cole, have owner approval to make record offer

  Report: Yankees prioritizing Cole, have owner approval to make record offer The New York Yankees appear set to go all-in on the top player available in this year's free-agent class. Gerrit Cole is the clear priority for the Yankees this offseason, and the front office has received ownership approval to make the All-Star right-hander a record-setting offer, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports, citing sources. Gerrit Cole is the clear priority for the Yankees this offseason, and the front office has received ownership approval to make the All-Star right-hander a record-setting offer, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports, citing sources.

It was worth the $ 324 million gamble. The most straightforward way to consider the Yankees ' landmark signing of free-agent ace Gerrit Cole tells you why Brian Cashman and the Steinbrenners were willing to go all-in on Cole with a nine - year , $ 324 million contract that is the richest ever given.

Cole joining Yanks on 9 - year deal (source). Gerrit Cole and the Yankees have agreed to a nine - year , $ 324 million contract , a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand Tuesday night.

Before the deal was announced, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels were seen as the primary competitors in the Cole sweepstakes.

The Angels apparently offered Cole a contract worth just under $300 million, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports.

The 29-year-old joins a rotation that already features Luis Severino, James Paxton, and Masahiro Tanaka. He was originally a first-round pick by the Yankees in the 2008 draft, but he didn't sign. He was later selected first overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011.

After being traded to the Houston Astros before the 2018 season, his career reached new heights. Over two All-Star seasons, he went 35-10 with a 2.68 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 602 strikeouts in 412 2/3 innings (13.1 K/9).

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Angels sign Rendon to 7-year deal worth reported $245M .
The Los Angeles Angels and free-agent Anthony Rendon have agreed to a seven-year contract, the team announced Friday. The star third baseman will earn $245 million over the course of the contract, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Rendon's contract features a full no-trade clause and doesn't include any opt-outs, a source told Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. There's also no deferred money in the deal, Feinsand adds. It's theThe star third baseman will earn $245 million over the course of the contract, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.

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