McCutchen, Phils agree to 3 years, $50M

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LAS VEGAS (AP) All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement, which includes a club option for 2022, is subject to a successful physical.

The 32-year-old McCutchen was an All-Star each season from 2011-15, topping .300 in batting average from 2012-14. He was the NL MVP in 2013.

Roethlisberger expects to face Patriots

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ben Roethlisberger's ribs are bruised but not broken.

The Pittsburgh Steelers believe the same could be said about their wildly uneven season. (MORE)

NFL salary cap to increase at least $10M

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL salary cap will increase by roughly 6 percent in 2019 to a threshold of up to $191.1 million per team, the league announced Tuesday.

The 2018 cap is $177.2 million. Next season's cap will be "in the range of $187.0 million to $191.1 million," the league tweeted. (MORE)

Vikes fire OC after another poor showing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings, still seeking to salvage a season that started with Super Bowl designs, made a last-ditch move to capture a mid-December spark by firing offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

Coach Mike Zimmer made what he called an "extremely difficult decision" on Tuesday morning, following a 21-7 defeat at Seattle on Monday night . DeFilippo's first season on the job ended after just 13 games, amid a sharp decline in production by the offense over the past six weeks. (MORE)

Jays release SS Tulowitzki, owe him $38M

LAS VEGAS (AP) Troy Tulowitzki has been released by the Toronto Blue Jays, who owe the oft-injured shortstop $38 million for the remaining two years of his contract.

Now 34, Tulowitzki has not played in the major leagues since July 2017. He was limited that year to 66 games because of a hamstring and right ankle injury. The ankle required surgery last spring and he missed the entire season. (MORE)

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