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12:20 PM ET, December 8, 2022


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Peter Abraham / The Boston Globe:
Xander Bogaerts to sign 11-year, $280 million deal with Padres, bringing end to 10-year tenure with Red Sox  —  SAN DIEGO — For the better part of the last year, Xander Bogaerts hoped to agree to a long-term contract that would allow him to finish his career with the Red Sox.
Joseph Salvador / Sports Illustrated:
Padres to Sign Xander Bogaerts to 11-Year Deal, per Report  —  The Padres and Xander Bogaerts are reportedly in agreement on an 11-year contract worth $280 million, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.  The deal will keep Bogaerts under contract through his age-40 season.
USA Today:
San Diego stunner: Padres steal Xander Bogaerts from Red Sox with 11-year, $280 million contract  —  Unable to lure Trea Turner from the East Coast and foiled in their attempts to snag Aaron Judge from the New York Yankees, the San Diego Padres dug deep and ensured baseball's winter meetings …
The Athletic:
Everything we know about the Aaron Judge contract talks, including a late pitch by Padres
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
How the Yankees were able to re-sign Aaron Judge and secure his legacy  —  SAN DIEGO - New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, fearing that they were going to lose Aaron Judge, came back to his hotel room Tuesday night and decided to telephone Judge one last time.
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 …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
He's coming back! Aaron Judge and Yankees agree on 9-year, $360M contract: sources
Steve Gardner / USA Today:
MLB free agency gone wild: Aaron Judge, Willson Contreras big winners as rumors, news sizzle
Scott Boeck / USA Today:
Where does Aaron Judge's contract with the Yankees rank among MLB's highest paid players?
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Kristian Winfield / New York Daily News:
How the Nets are attempting to minimize Kevin Durant's workload  —  Fewer shootarounds.  More pregame walkthroughs.  New rotations.  Hopefully some blowout games.  The Nets are doing whatever it takes to save their star for the end of the season.  —  Reducing Kevin Durant's workload …
Kristian Winfield / New York Daily News:
Nets blow 23-point lead, hold on to beat shorthanded Hornets  —  The real way to save Kevin Durant's legs for the end of the season is to end his night early against lesser opponents.  —  As evidenced by the Nets' meltdown in their 122-116 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, that's much easier said than done.
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 …
Jonathan Mayo /
2022 Rule 5 Draft results: Pick by pick  —  SAN DIEGO — The return of the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings for the first time since 2019 brought a packed house and plenty of activity in the Major League phase on Wednesday afternoon.  —  A total of 15 players were taken in that portion of the Rule 5 …
Keven Lerner / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins-Chargers predictions: Will Miami bounce back after lackluster loss?  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel's Chris Perkins & Dave Hyde discuss Dolphins playoff chances and if the 49ers provided a blueprint to beat Miami. (, , /South Florida Sun Sentinel)  —  Dolphins (8-4) at Chargers (6-6), Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBC, SoFi Stadium
Chris Perkins / Sun-Sentinel:   Is the Miami Dolphins' offense overrated when it matters most?
Childs Walker / Baltimore Sun:
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson misses practice three days after he suffered knee injury; LT Ronnie Stanley returns  —  Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson did not practice Wednesday, three days after he hurt his knee in a 10-9 win over the Denver Broncos.  —  Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Jackson is week to week …
Discussion: Boston Herald and ProFootballTalk
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 …
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.
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Mets continue to search for pitching at Winter Meetings
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Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
Cody Bellinger agrees to a 1-year, $17.5 million deal with Chicago Cubs, who are seeking a big payoff from the former NL MVP
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Jason Beede / Orlando Sentinel:
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