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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki celebrates after Game 3 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Atlanta. Catcher Kurt Suzuki is heading back to the Washington Nationals after agreeing to a $10 million, two-year contract, a deal pending a successful physical. The deal was disclosed to The Associated Press on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, by a person familiar with the agreement who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract was not yet official. (AP Photo/John Amis, File) **FILE**

Kurt Suzuki, Nationals finalize $10M, 2-year deal

- Associated Press

Suzuki on Tuesday finalized a $10 million, two-year contract to return to the Washington Nationals. The 35-year-old gets $4 million next year and $6 million in 2020, up from $3.5 million last season, his second with the Atlanta Braves.

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 file photo, Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker looks on from the dugout before a baseball game against the New York Mets in New York. Atlanta's Brian Snitker has been voted National League Manager of the Year after leading the Braves to a surprising first-place finish. Snitker received 17 first-place votes, nine seconds and one third for 116 points from the Baseball Writers' Association of America in balloting announced Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File) **FILE**

Oakland’s Melvin, Atlanta’s Snitker voted top managers

- Associated Press

Melvin won the American League honor after leading the Athletics to the playoffs despite the lowest opening-day payroll in the major leagues. Atlanta’s Snitker won the National League award following a surprising first-place finish, a reward for a 63-year-old baseball lifer who has spent 42 seasons with the Braves.

Two-way player Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year

- Associated Press

Baseball’s best two-way player since the Babe at the dawn of the live-ball era a century ago, Ohtani was an overwhelming pick for American League Rookie of the Year on Monday despite an elbow injury that stymied his switch from Japan to the major leagues and likely will prevent him from pitching next year.

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New colors and logo for Derek Jeter's Marlins

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