The Seattle Mariners’ contract with Robinson Cano is worth about $42 million more in after-tax pay than the New York Yankees’ best offer to the All-Star second baseman, according to Robert Raiola, a certified public accountant who specializes in sports and entertainment.
Robinson Cano headed to the Seattle Mariners for about $240 million over the next 10 seasons, exiting New York after the Yankees declined to boost their contract offer of seven years and approximately $170 million.
The New York Yankees agreed to a seven-year deal worth $153 million with free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who helped lead the Boston Red Sox to a World Series championship in October, CBS Sports.com reported.
Tesla Motors Inc. was in trouble in North Carolina. Prohibited from opening showrooms there, it was on the way to being unable to sell cars at all when the state Senate voted unanimously to block online auto sales.
The St. Louis Cardinals traded third baseman David Freese and relief pitcher Fernando Salas to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for outfielders Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk, both teams said on their websites.
The owner of Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros sued former owner Drayton McLane Jr. and Comcast Corp., claiming he was misled about the value of the regional sports network that televises the team’s games.