No, the Yankees aren’t going to sign Max Scherzer

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Never say never, of course, but team president Randy Levine made it pretty clear Thursday that the Yankees won’t be signing free agent ace Max Scherzer.

While speaking at a media event, Levine said “the chances of us bringing in a guy for six [years] and $25 million” per year is “virtually none.”

Levine never actually mentioned Scherzer’s name specifically, but reading between the lines seems easy enough.

Scherzer is said to be seeking a $200 million contract, but if the Yankees are out of the mix and the Tigers aren’t actively looking to re-sign him for huge money … who knows.

Report: Red Sox sign Kenley Jansen to 2-year, $32 million deal

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SAN DIEGO — Veteran closer Kenley Jansen and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical.

The 35-year-old Jansen went 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 64 innings for Atlanta this year. The three-time All-Star led the National League with 41 saves, helping the Braves win the NL East title.

Boston is looking to bounce back after it finished last in the AL East this season with a 78-84 record. The Red Sox went 92-70 in 2021 and lost to Houston in the AL Championship Series.

Jansen spent his first 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning a World Series title in 2020. The right-hander signed a $16 million, one-year contract with Atlanta in March.

Jansen has a 2.46 career ERA. He was an All-Star in 2016-2018.

His 391 career saves are the second-most among active players (behind Craig Kimbrel‘s 394) and eighth all time.