Major League Baseball roundup

Major League Baseball roundup
By Reuters

02/12/2016 at 00:32

Dec 1 (The Sports Xchange) - Major League Baseball and its players association were prepared to go extra innings but instead agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement Wednesday, with the five-year deal completed only hours before the old one was to expire.

MLB announced that the sides reached a tentative agreement, pending ratification by both management and the players.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are actively trying to trade 2013 National League MVP and center fielder Andrew McCutchen for top prospects, according to multiple reports.

McCutchen, 30, is under contract for $14 million in 2017 and has a $14.5 million club option for the 2018 campaign.

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The Seattle Mariners outrighted the contract of switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte to Triple-A Tacoma.

Venditte, 31, was designated for assignment on Nov. 23 after making 15 relief appearances for the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle last season. He went 0-0 with a 5.73 ERA between the two clubs.

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