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Philadelphia Phillies Sign J.T. Realmuto to Five-Year, $115.5 Million Deal

The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a five-year, $115.5 million contract with catcher J.T. Realmuto on Tuesday.  The 29-year-old Realmuto is a two-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger honoree. He was traded to Philadelphia in February 2019 after five seasons with the Marlins. Realmuto posted a .840 OPS in 2020, earning 36 home runs and 115 RBI in just over 700 at-bats with the Phillies. ...Read more

For first time since 1960 there will not be a group elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021

For the first time since 1960, the National Baseball Hall of Fame will not have a new group elected in 2021. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced Tuesday night that none of the players on the 2021 ballot reached the 75% threshold needed for the honor, making it the first time since 2013 that the BBWAA didn’t elect anyone. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic postponing the Era Committee elections until next winter, there will be no Class of 2021. ...Read more

Boston Red Sox acquire relief pitcher Adam Ottavino in trade with NY Yankees

The Boston Red Sox have acquired right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino from the New York Yankees. The Red Sox also will receive pitcher Frank German, a Yankees fourth-round pick from 2018, while taking on the majority of Ottavino’s remaining salary. In exchange, the Red Sox will send a player to be named later or cash to New York. Ottavino will make $8 million in 2021. He’s also due a $3 million signing bonus in 2022.  ...Read more