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MLB: Charlie Blackmon gets nine-figure deal

Two-time All-Star center fielder Charlie Blackmon made a long-term commitment to the Colorado Rockies rather than test next season’s free-agent market, agreeing Wednesday to a contract that guarantees $108 million over six seasons.

Blackmon, who last season led the National League with a .330 batting average, had agreed in January to a $14-million, one-year deal.

Myers is put on DL

Outfielder Wil Myers was put on the 10-day disabled list by the San Diego Padres because of nerve irritation in his right arm.

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Myers is hitting .250 with one home run and one RBI in three games.

Wainwright to start

The St. Louis Cardinals plan to activate right-hander Adam Wainwright from the DL to start their home opener Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Wainwright has been sidelined because of a strained left hamstring.

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Conforto to return

Outfielder Michael Conforto, who had shoulder surgery last year, is coming off the New York Mets’ DL on Thursday.

Game is postponed

The Kansas City Royals-Detroit Tigers game was postponed because of inclement weather in Detroit and will be made up April 20 in a day-night doubleheader.


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