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January 29, 2019

TORONTO (AP) — Infielder Freddy Galvis and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a $5 million, one-year contract. The deal announced Tuesday includes a $4 million salary this year and a $5.5 million club option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout. Galvis, who can earn additional award bonuses, took a cut from his $6,825,000 salary in 2018. He hit .248 with 31 doubles, five triples and 13 homers for San Diego last year.

BOSTON (AP) — Relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia (muh-HEE’-uh), allowed back into baseball after a lifetime ban caused by three positive drug tests, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. If added to the 40-man roster, the 29-year-old Dominican right-hander would receive a one-year contract at a rate of $625,000 while in the major leagues. Mejia will report to Boston’s minor league spring training camp. Boston closer Craig Kimbrel became a free agent and the Red Sox are reorganizing their bullpen.

UNDATED (AP) — Marathon overtime games in college football are already rare. NCAA officials, concerned about increased injury risk to players, would prefer them to be extinct. The football rules committee later this month will consider tweaks to the overtime format. The goal is to make it less likely for games to go beyond two extra possessions. Among the more radical ideas is going to a 2-point-conversion shootout after two full OT possessions.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild and backup goalie Alex Stalock have agreed to terms on a three-year, $2.355 million contract extension. The deal carries an annual average value of $785,000 against the salary cap over the 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. The 31-year-old Stalock is in his third season with the Wild, with a 2.92 goals-against average and .894 save percentage over 14 appearances. A native of Minnesota, Stalock has made 10 starts in relief of All-Star Devan Dubnyk.

UNDATED (AP) — Andy Murray says he had hip resurfacing surgery and had a metal joint implanted. The three-time major champion posted a message Tuesday on Instagram saying he had the operation Monday in London. Murray has dealt with hip pain for years and already had an operation in January 2018. After losing in the first round of the Australian Open two weeks ago, Murray said he would decide quickly whether to have surgery again.

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