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Los Angeles Angels' Anthony Rendon looks over at his 17-month-old daughter, Emma during a news conference to welcome him to the baseball team in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) **FILE**

Rendon eager to team up with Trout in Angels’ lineup

- Associated Press

Two of the majors’ best hitters are forming a well-paid partnership in Orange County, and they are both excited to reward Angels owner Arte Moreno’s largesse with postseason success.

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, left, listens to a question alongside agent Scott Boras, right, during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in San Diego. Nationals pitcher and World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg agreed to a record $245 million, seven-year contract on Monday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)  **FILE**

MLB’s winter meetings turned into the Scott Boras show

- Associated Press

Baseball’s most prominent agent dominated each of the three full days of meetings with a nine-figure contract, deals for Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon that totaled $814 million.

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros Game 3 starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws on the field at Yankee Stadium in New York, after the team arrived to prepare for the American League Championship Series, against the New York Yankees. Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record $324 million, nine-year deal, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press, late Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Gerrit Cole signs record deal with Yankees: Report

- Associated Press

Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record $324 million, nine-year deal, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.

Sports agent Scott Boras speaks during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Cole, Boras ready to play ‘Can you top this?’

- Associated Press

A day after completing a $245 million, seven-year contract for Stephen Strasburg with Washington that set a record for pitchers, Boras said Cole will command even more.

In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series, in Houston. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells the AP that postseason star Howie Kendrick and the World Series champion Washington Nationals agreed in principle to a one-year contract worth $6.25 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal is still pending a successful physical. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) **FILE**

Gomes, Kendrick officially back to World Series champ Nationals

Associated Press

Doing their best to keep as much of their World Series roster intact as possible, the Washington Nationals announced they re-signed catcher Yan Gomes and infielder Howie Kendrick on Tuesday, a day after bringing back Stephen Strasburg for $245 million.

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- Associated Press

Longtime Giants ace Madison Bumgarner has reached agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks on an $85 million, five-year contract that ends his run of success in San Francisco, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Rays finalizing deal with Japanese OF Tsutsugo

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The Tampa Bay Rays are working to finalize a two-year contract worth about $12 million with Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.