Danny Salazar undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery

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The Indians announced on Monday that starter Danny Salazar underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder. He won’t throw for 12 to 16 weeks and has been ruled out for the rest of the 2018 season. What is, however, good news for Salazar and the Indians is that the surgery was exploratory and not more invasive.

Salazar, 28, first experienced inflammation in his right rotator cuff in mid-January and had been trying to work his way back from it ever since. He pitched in extended spring training, then had his shoulder reexamined in early May. At the end of May, he received a cortisone injection in his shoulder, but it obviously didn’t help enough.

Salazar has two more years of arbitration eligibility remaining after earning $5 million this season. The Indians hope he will be ready for spring training next year.

Brian Cashman signs 4-year contract to remain Yankees GM

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SAN DIEGO — Brian Cashman has signed a four-year contract to remain the New York Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager. The announcement was made during the first day of baseball’s Winter Meetings.

Cashman, New York’s GM since 1998, had been working on a handshake agreement since early November, when his five-year contract expired.

The Yankees were swept by four games in the AL Championship Series and haven’t reached the World Series since winning in 2009. It is the franchise’s longest title drought since an 18-year gap between 1978-96.

Cashman’s main goal during the offseason is trying to re-sign AL MVP Aaron Judge.

Judge hit an American League-record 62 homers this season with a .311 batting average and 131 RBIs. He turned down the Yankees’ offer on the eve of opening day of a seven-year contract that would have paid $213.5 million from 2023-29.

While Judge remains on the market, Cashman was able to re-sign Anthony Rizzo on Nov. 15 to a two-year contract worth $40 million after turning down a $16 million player option.

Cashman has been the Yankees general manager since 1998. He has been with the organization since 1986, when he was a 19-year old intern in the scouting department. In his 25 seasons as GM, the Yankees have reached the postseason 21 times, including four World Series championships and six American League titles.