Mets-mariners trade finalized by the teams
The Mets and Mariners have agreed to a blockbuster deal that would bring eight-time All-star Robinson Cano and standout closer Edwin Diaz to Flushing, a source told MLB. com’s Jon Paul Morosi on Saturday. Diaz’s medical information has been approved, and Cano waived his no-trade clause and is expected to join the Mets on Monday once his full medical review is complete.
The Mets will send outfielder Jay Bruce, relievers Anthony Swarzak and Gerson Bautista and prospects Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn to the Mariners, according to the source. The Mariners are expected to give the Mets $20 million to help offset the remaining money owed to Cano. horse racing: Patternrecognition registered a three-quarterlength victory over true timber in the $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack. Patternrecognition’s win in the 30th Cigar Mile was his fifth victory in 11 starts. He’s also finished second five times.
winter sports: Max Franz of Austria conquered the snow and fog in Beaver Creek, Colo., for his first World Cup super-g victory . ... Nicole Schmidhofer of Austria won a World Cup downhill for the second straight day in Lake Louise, Alberta . ... Germany’s Natalie Geisenberger is still perfect in this World Cup luge season. And emily Sweeney delivered the first U.S. medal of the year. Geisenberger improved to 3-for-3 on the young season, with the reigning Olympic champion winning the women’s race at the World Cup stop in Whistler. Germany’s Julia taubitz won the silver, and Sweeney held on for third in her first race of the season.
Soccer: Plans to complete the violence-delayed Copa Libertadores final in Madrid were thrown into disarray when finalist River Plate refused to accept the match against Boca Juniors being moved from Argentina. The match was moved because River Plate fans attacked the Boca Junior team bus heading into its Buenos Aires stadium for the meeting of Argentina’s fiercest soccer rivals on Nov. 24.
— Combined wire reports