November 2, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Signed The New York Yankees agreed Friday to a $12 million, one-year deal with Derek Jeter. The captain, who turns 40 in June, was limited to 17 games this year after breaking his ankle in the 2012 playoffs. He spent four stints on the disabled list in the most frustrating season of his 19-year career. Jeter wound up hitting .190 (12 for 63) last season, with one homer and seven RBIs, playing 13 games at shortstop and four at designated hitter.

• Superstar twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin have signed four-year contract extensions with the Vancouver Canucks. Henrik Sedin — the Canucks’ captain — leads the NHL this season with 15 assists and is tied for third with 18 points. Daniel Sedin has six goals and nine assists. They signed matching $28 million deals. The Swedes have played their entire careers in Vancouver after being drafted in 1999.

Declined Closer Joe Nathan is a free agent after declining a $9 million contract option from the Texas Rangers. After the Rangers exercised their portion of a mutual option, Nathan opted out of the deal, as expected. The right-hander wants at least a two-year agreement, which the Rangers don’t plan to offer.

Johan Santana is now a free agent. The New York Mets declined a $25 million option on the injured pitcher and will pay the left-hander a $5.5 million buyout. Santana won two Cy Young Awards with the Minnesota Twins and pitched the only no-hitter in Mets history.

Exercised The World Series champion Boston Red Sox exercised their $13 million option on left-hander Jon Lester. The 29-year-old was 15-8 with a 3.75 ERA in the regular season. He went 4-1 with a 1.65 ERA in the postseason, including victories in Games 1 and 5 of the World Series win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

• Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton was suspended for two games by the NHL for boarding Calgary Flames forward Derek Smith this week. Ashton pushed Smith from behind, and Smith crashed heavily into the boards. Ashton will forfeit $8,615.38 in salary.

• Major League Soccer suspended and fined Montreal Impact players Marco Di Vaio and Andres Romero for violent conduct that endangered Houston Dynamo opponents in a playoff game Thursday. Late in the game, Romero appeared to elbow and kick Houston’s Kofi Sarkodie as he shielded the ball in the corner. Houston coach Dominic Kinnear drew an automatic one- game ban for leaving his technical area during the 89th minute scuffle.


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