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7:30 PM ET, December 7, 2022


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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
He's coming back!  Aaron Judge and Yankees agree on 9-year, $360M contract: sources  —  The Yankees couldn't let him go and Aaron Judge couldn't walk away from the Bronx.  —  After a historic year, the slugger earned himself a huge contract from the Bombers.
Buster Olney / ESPN:
Aaron Judge cashes in with 9-year, $360M Yankees deal, sources confirm  —  Aaron Judge's bet on himself paid off in a big way.  —  Judge has agreed to return to the New York Yankees on a nine-year, $360 million deal, sources confirmed to ESPN early Wednesday morning, giving …
The Athletic:
Everything we know about the Aaron Judge contract talks, including a late pitch by Padres  —  SAN DIEGO — Aaron Judge agreed to return to the New York Yankees early Wednesday morning on a landmark nine-year, $360 million contract, but only after a last-minute push from a surprise entrant …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Aura of Yankee pinstripes too powerful for Aaron Judge to leave  —  SAN DIEGO - It was the legacy, the aura of being a New York Yankee, that ultimately swayed Aaron Judge to stay put.  —  When the Yankees raised their final offer to nine years, $360 million Tuesday afternoon, they had no idea which direction Judge would go.
Steve Gardner / USA Today:
Aaron Judge, Yankees agree to 9-year, $360 million contract to keep AL MVP in New York  —  The New York Yankees have made an unprecedented financial commitment to ensure reigning American League MVP Aaron Judge will finish his career in pinstripes.  The free agent outfielder …
Steve Gardner / USA Today:
MLB free agency gone wild: Aaron Judge, Willson Contreras big winners as rumors, news sizzle  —  The MLB Winter Meetings shopping spree continued Wednesday with the biggest prize of the free agent market, AL MVP Aaron Judge, returning to the New York Yankees for a nine-year, $360 million deal.
Scott Boeck / USA Today:
Where does Aaron Judge's contract with the Yankees rank among MLB's highest paid players?  —  Aaron Judge is returning to the Bronx with a much bigger bankroll.  —  The reigning American League MVP agreed to re-sign with the New York Yankees on a nine-year, $360 million …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Pirates win 1st MLB draft lottery, right to pick No. 1; Nats get No. 2  —  MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals  —  The Pittsburgh Pirates secured the No. 1 overall pick in next year's draft on Tuesday, during Major League Baseball's first draft lottery.
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Here are the results of the inaugural MLB Draft Lottery
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: Red Sox, Masataka Yoshida agree to 5-year deal  —  Outfielder Masataka Yoshida and the Boston Red Sox agreed on a five-year, $90 million contract Wednesday, sources told ESPN, adding the most productive bat in Japan over the last two seasons to a quickly retooling Red Sox team.
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
What I'm hearing about Carlos Correa, the Dodgers and more  —  The Dodgers are not pursuing shortstop Carlos Correa in part out of concern that a sizable portion of their fan base would not welcome the move.  Correa was the most outspoken member of the 2017 Astros club that stole signs illegally during …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Aaron Judge's decision getting close as Yankees and Giants anxiously await  —  SAN DIEGO — There were plenty of whispers, hints, gossip and false rumors Tuesday, but as the baseball world anxiously awaited Tuesday night, Aaron Judge has yet to decide whether he will spend the rest of his baseball career.
Pete Caldera / USA Today:
New York Yankees weighing scenarios as they wait on Aaron Judge: ‘Do we remake ourselves?’
Washington Post:
Items with classified markings found at Trump storage unit in Florida  —  The former president's lawyers have told federal authorities no classified material was found in additional searches of Trump Tower in New York and his golf club in Bedminster, N.J.  —  Lawyers for Donald Trump found …
Chris Perkins / Sun-Sentinel:
Is the Miami Dolphins' offense overrated when it matters most?  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel's Chris Perkins & Dave Hyde discuss what went wrong with Miami's offense against the 49ers and if they can rebound against Chargers. (, , /South Florida Sun Sentinel)
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