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Legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson, who spent some 50 years calling the action in a folksy, down-to-earth manner, has died at the age of 89.
The New York Mets have reached one-year deals with starters Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey and settled with five other players.
Reliever Arodys Vizcaino avoided arbitration with the Braves by signing a $3.4 million deal. Atlanta also reached agreements with righties Sam Freeman and Dan Winkler. Mike Foltynewicz is still eligible for arbitration.
All-Star pitcher Alex Wood agreed to a $6 million deal with the Dodgers, and catcher Yasmani Grandal settled at $7.9 million, among seven Los Angeles players agreeing to one-year contracts that avoid arbitration.
The Minnesota Twins avoided arbitration with Eduardo Escobar, Ehire Adrianza, Robbie Gossman, Trevor May and Ryan Pressly. Pitcher Kyle Gibson is still eligible for arbitration.
Third baseman Anthony Rendon avoided salary arbitration with the Nationals on Friday when he agreed to a one-year deal worth $12.3 million. The team also reached deals with Michael Taylor and Tanner Roark.
The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a one-year, $9 million contract with newly acquired outfielder Marcell Ozuna, avoiding arbitration.
The Pirates and top starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, who had been subject to trade talk in recent weeks, avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one-year deal worth $6.75 million on Friday.
The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $13 million, one-year deal with slugger Jose Abreu, avoiding a salary-arbitration hearing. The team also reached one-year deals with Leury Garcia, Luis Avilan and Carlos Rodon.
The Red Sox reached agreements Friday with nine of their 10 players eligible for salary arbitration. Instead of continuing to negotiate, outfielder Mookie Betts has decided to let his case go to a hearing in front of three judges.
Right-hander Danny Salazar and right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall have agreed to one-year contracts with the Indians for 2018, but the team didn't settle with Trevor Bauer before the deadline to exchange salary figures.
Astros starter Dallas Keuchel agreed to a $13.2 million, one-year contract after helping lead Houston to its first World Series title.
The Yankees reached one-year contracts with their remaining six players eligible for arbitration, leaving their projected luxury-tax payroll at $177 million -- $20 million below the threshold.
The Baltimore Orioles said they would entertain trade offers for Manny Machado, but no deal has been struck. So the sides avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal for $16 million, a source tells ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.
Kris Bryant avoided arbitration with the Cubs by agreeing to a one-year, $10.85 million deal, a source tells ESPN. It's the biggest settlement for first-time arbitration eligibility.
Orioles closer Zach Britton, who is likely to miss the start of the 2018 season after rupturing his Achilles tendon in December, agreed to a $12M deal, according to reports.
Who is headed to Cooperstown? Chipper Jones and Jim Thome headline first-time players on the Hall of Fame ballot.
Josh Donaldson, who hit 33 home runs and had 78 RBIs last season, agreed to an arbitration-record $23 million deal with the Blue Jays for the 2018 season.
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are two of the greatest -- and most controversial -- stars MLB has ever seen. As the Cooperstown debate rages, which side voters land on tells us much more than just their stance on steroids.
Charlie Blackmon, who hit .331 with 37 home runs and 104 RBIs for the Rockies last season, nearly doubled his salary by agreeing to a one-year deal for $14 million.