Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

Scott Rolen to enter Hall of Fame with Cards’ cap


Scott Rolen will have a St. Louis Cardinals cap on his Hall of Fame plaque and Fred McGriff will not have a team logo.

Rolen, a seven-time AllStar third baseman elected last month by the Baseball Writers’ Associatio­n of America, played for Philadelph­ia (1996-2002), St. Louis (2002-07), Toronto (2008-09) and Cincinnati (2010-12).

“I believe this decision accurately represents a pivotal portion of my career based on our teams’ successes in St. Louis,” Rolen said in a statement issued by the Hall of Friday. “I am grateful to Philadelph­ia, St. Louis, Toronto and Cincinnati for the opportunit­ies given to me as a player, but more importantl­y, for how they embraced me and my family.” HERNANDEZ, MARINERS HEARING WILL SET ARBITRATIO­N RECORD >> Outfielder Teoscar Hernández went to arbitratio­n with the Seattle Mariners on Friday and will set a record — win or lose.

Hernández asked for a raise from $10.65 million to $16 million, and the Mariners argued for $14 million in a case heard Friday. The previous high for an arbitratio­n award was $13.5 million by pitcher Gerrit Cole in his 2019 win over Houston and by pitcher Max Fried in his loss to Atlanta this year.

Also on Friday, the final day of hearings this year, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Génesis Cabrera appeared before a panel. He has asked for a raise from $719,200 to $1.15 million, and the Cardinals

argued for $950,000. The 26-year-old left-hander was eligible for arbitratio­n for the first time after going 4-2 with a 4.63 ERA in 39 relief appearance­s.


Manny Machado says he plans to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract with the San Diego Padres after this season.

Machado signed a 10year, $300 million deal with the Padres in February 2019, a deal that gives him the right to terminate the agreement after this season and become a free agent. The third baseman, who turns 31 in July, would forfeit $150 million from his current deal, which calls for a $30 million annual salary through 2028. DODGERS’ KERSHAW SAYS

HE WON’T PLAY FOR TEAM USA IN WBC >> Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw says he won’t be pitching for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic and called the situation “super disappoint­ing.”

“Probably my last chance to get to do it, so I really wanted to do it, but it just didn’t work out for a number of reasons,” Kershaw told reporters Friday from the Dodgers’ spring training camp. “Disappoint­ing, but that’s OK. I’ll be ready for the season. I’ll be ready to go.”


Free agent quarterbac­k Derek Carr is meeting with the New York Jets this weekend, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The 31-year-old Carr, who spent his first nine NFL seasons with the Raiders, was released by Las Vegas on Tuesday after he declined to waive the no-trade clause in his contract. Las Vegas needed to trade or release him by Wednesday or $40.4 million of his contract over the next two years would have become fully guaranteed. RB AARON JONES STAYING WITH PACKERS UNDER RESTRUCTUR­ED DEAL >> Running back Aaron Jones has agreed to remain with the Green Bay Packers on a restructur­ed deal with a reduced salary for the upcoming season.

Drew Rosenhaus, Jones’ agent, said Jones will make $11 million in 2023 — including an $8.52 million signing bonus — rather than the $16 million he had been projected to make. Jones confirmed his return to Green Bay by tweeting, “Year 7 is Gonna be crazy in Lambeau. Honored to carry the G and blessed to be back.”

ESPN first reported Jones’ restructur­ed deal.

College basketball

RICHMOND’S MOONEY STEPPING AWAY TO UNDERGO HEART SURGERY >> Richmond coach Chris Mooney said Friday he is stepping away from the Spiders for the remainder of the season to undergo heart surgery.

Mooney, 50, said the procedure will be performed next week at the University of Virginia Medical Center to remove an aneurysm in his ascending aorta. Recovery is expected to take four to eight weeks.

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