MLB players, owners reach tentative labor deal (The Associated Press)

Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal that will extend the sport's industrial peace to 26 years since the ruinous fights in the first two decades of free agency. ''It's great! Another five years of uninterrupted baseball,'' Oakland catcher Stephen Vogt said. In announcing the agreement, Major League Baseball said it will make specific terms available when drafting is complete.

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Phillies hire former Twins GM Terry Ryan as scout (The Associated Press)

The Phillies have hired former Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan as a special assignment scout. Philadelphia announced the appointment Wednesday, about 4+ months after Ryan was fired in the middle of his 19th season as GM of the Twins. Ryan spent 31 years with the organization, starting in 1986 as the scouting director.

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After getting $110M deal, Cespedes wants to finish with Mets (The Associated Press)

Acquired by the Mets at the July 31 trade deadline in 2015, Cespedes helped the team reach the World Series, became a free agent and signed a $75 million, three-year contract that allowed him to opt out after one season and $27.5 million. ''This is the third time that we have acquired Yoenis in the last 17 months, and it appears that two legal separations have only strengthened the marriage,'' Alderson said at a Citi Field news conference Wednesday evening. Cespedes was the second free-agent regular retained by the Mets this offseason.

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Hot Stove Digest: Cubs add Jon Jay on one-year, $8M contract (Big League Stew)

Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the internet that we think is worth your time.

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Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

After opting out of his contract with the New York Mets and walking away from $47 million guaranteed, Yoenis Cespedes will not change uniforms, agreeing to a four-year, $110 million contract to stay with the team Tuesday on a record deal that includes a full no-trade clause. Cespedes, 31, waded into free agency in November for the second consecutive seasons after using his opt-out clause to return to the open market. Last winter, Cespedes' market never fully developed and as spring training approached, only the Baltimore Orioles appeared to be a realistic landing spot.

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Cespedes staying with Mets, agrees four-year $110 million deal (AFP)

Yoenis Cespedes has agreed a four-year $110 million (103.3 million euros) deal which will see him remain at the New York Mets, reports said Tuesday, ending speculation about the Cuban slugger's future after he earlier opted for free agency. Rival clubs across Major League Baseball led by the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers had been put on alert after Cespedes walked away from $47 million guaranteed after using his opt-out clause to head to the open market. Cespedes had come close to leaving the Mets last year, but remained with the club after failing to garner significant offers.

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Cespedes lands $110 million deal from Mets, reports (Reuters)

(The Sports Xchange) - After opting out of his contract with the New York Mets and walking away from $47 million guaranteed, Yoenis Cespedes will not change uniforms, agreeing to a four-year, $110 million contract to stay with the team on a record deal that includes a full no-trade clause. Cespedes, 31, waded into free agency in November for the second consecutive seasons after using his opt-out clause to return to the open market. The Mets, who acquired left-handed outfielder Jay Bruce from the Cincinnati Reds last season, were not considered the frontrunners to land Cespedes entering the 2016 Winter Meetings.

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Baseball-Cespedes lands $110 million deal from Mets, reports (Reuters)

After opting out of his contract with the New York Mets and walking away from $47 million guaranteed, Yoenis Cespedes will not change uniforms, agreeing to a four-year, $110 million contract to stay with the team on a record deal that includes a full no-trade clause. Cespedes, 31, waded into free agency in November for the second consecutive seasons after using his opt-out clause to return to the open market. The Mets, who acquired left-handed outfielder Jay Bruce from the Cincinnati Reds last season, were not considered the frontrunners to land Cespedes entering the 2016 Winter Meetings.

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Mets aren't crazy for giving Yoenis Cespedes $27.5 million per year (Big League Stew)

Yoenis Cespedes has $27.5 million reasons to celebrate his new deal with the Mets. Car dealerships around New York better get ready to pop some champagne, because Yoenis Cespedes just got paid. The 31-year-old outfielder returned to the New York Mets again, but he’s in for the long haul this time around, signing a four-year, $110 million deal. Cespedes was considered the best player on the market, so everyone knew he was in line to make a ton of money.

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AP source: Cespedes, Mets agree to $110M, 4-year contract (The Associated Press)

Yoenis Cespedes is staying with the New York Mets - again. After testing free agency for the second straight offseason, the slugging outfielder agreed to a $110 million, four-year contract with New York, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement is subject to Cespedes successfully completing a physical.

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