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Latest Alex Rodriguez Items
In addition to the deal with the 25-year-old right-hander, the Yankees must pay a $20 million fee to his Japanese team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles.
Several angry major league players wanted Alex Rodriguez kicked out of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyers told them expulsion was not allowed.
Even Clayton Kershaw has trouble contemplating the enormity of a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers that makes him baseball's richest pitcher.
Federal judges say two lawsuits Alex Rodriguez filed against Major League Baseball can remain on separate tracks for now.
Rodriguez, speaking publicly for the first time since arbitrator Fredric Horowitz's decision, said he wanted to end his career with New York. Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner has declined to talk about his possible return but has called him a "great player."
Kershaw receives the most lucrative deal for a pitcher, breaking the mark of $180 million set by Justin Verlander last March for his seven-year contract with Detroit.
Clayton Kershaw agreed Wednesday to a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, a deal that makes the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball's first player with a $30 million average salary.
A Major League Baseball Players Association lawyer says Alex Rodriguez wanted the union to pursue "extraordinary remedies" outside of arbitration to stop attempts to discipline the New York Yankees third baseman.