Bogaerts gets new contract...Stanton to injured list...Harpers are expecting
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed shortstop Xander Bogaerts to a new contract that would guarantee him $132 million through 2025. The sides agreed to terms last night and made it official today. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that Bogaerts will earn $12 million this year under the terms of his existing deal and then $20 million for each of the next six seasons.
NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton has been put on the 10-day injured list by the New York Yankees because of a strained left biceps. New York announced the move today after Stanton went 2 for 8 with seven walks as the Yankees lost two of three in their opening series against Baltimore. The 29-year-old outfielder played left field in Sunday’s 7-5 defeat.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Morgan Burnett’s stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers, which has been marred by injuries, is over. Pittsburgh released the veteran safety today, just one season into a three-year, $14.5 million contract Burnett signed last March. Burnett, who turned 30 in January, finished with 30 tackles in 11 games for the Steelers. He spent his first eight seasons in Green Bay, helping the Packers win the Super Bowl after the 2010 season.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has placed Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell and her three assistants on paid administrative leave and is reviewing the program. A school spokesman says the review is “due to issues raised by student-athletes and others.” He did not specify what those issues were.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper is ready to raise a li’l slugger in Philadelphia. Harper announced today on Instagram that he and his wife, Kayla, are expecting their first child, a boy. The 26-year-old outfielder did not announce a due date. But the baby can almost take the wheel by the time dad’s $330-million, 13-year contract expires with the Phillies. Harper was a big hit in his debut weekend with the Phillies, hitting two mammoth home runs and leading the Phillies to a 3-0 start.