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George Springer, Astros agree on $21 million salary for 2020

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The Astros and outfielder George Springer could not come to an agreement before last week’s deadline for arbitration-eligible players and their teams to submit salary figures. Springer filed at $22.5 million while the Astros submitted $17.5 million.

Teams and players can still reach an agreement prior to going to an arbitration hearing next month. Per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, that’s what happened with the Astros and Springer. The two sides agreed on a $21 million salary for the 2020 season plus incentives for winning awards.

Springer, 30, had the best season of his career last year, batting .292/.383/.591 with 39 home runs, 96 RBI, and 96 runs scored over 556 plate appearances. Baseball Reference credited him with 6.2 Wins Above Replacement, an outstanding number.

Jim Edmonds being tested for coronavirus

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Longtime Angels and Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds shared on his Instagram story that he is being tested for coronavirus.

The four-time All-Star, who now works as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest, has not posted an update on the results of his test.

If you want to learn more about COVID-19 or think you might need to be tested, give the CDC’s site about the virus a read. Informing yourself is the most important step. Washing your hands and staying home, if possible, is the best way to protect yourself.

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