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» Friday, December 29, 2017

Reliever Wade Davis, Rockies agree to 3-year deal

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies added a significant piece to what's becoming a formidable and high-priced bullpen by agreeing to a three-year, $52 million contract with All-Star reliever Wade Davis.

Reliever Wade Davis, Rockies agree to 3-year deal

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies added a significant piece to what's becoming a formidable and high-priced bullpen by agreeing to a three-year, $52 million contract with All-Star reliever Wade Davis.

AP source: Reliever Davis, Rockies agree to 3-year deal

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies added a significant piece to what's becoming a formidable and high-priced bullpen by agreeing to a three-year, $52 million contract with All-Star reliever Wade Davis.

AP source: Reliever Davis, Rockies agree to 3-year deal

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies added a significant piece to what's becoming a formidable and high-priced bullpen by agreeing to a three-year, $52 million contract with All-Star reliever Wade Davis.

AP source: Reliever Davis, Rockies agree to 3-year deal

DENVER (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says All-Star reliever Wade Davis and the Colorado Rockies have agreed on a three-year, $52 million contract.

» Thursday, December 28, 2017

Photographer: Twins’ Sano grabbed, tried to kiss her in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A photographer who has covered the Minnesota Twins accused Miguel Sano of assault, posting on Twitter that the All-Star third baseman forcibly attempted to kiss her following an autograph session at a mall in 2015.

Photographer: Twins’ Sano grabbed, tried to kiss her in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A photographer accused Minnesota Twins star Miguel Sano on Thursday of assaulting her after a 2015 autograph session, saying he grabbed her wrist and tried to kiss her and pull her through a door.

Photographer: Twins’ Sano grabbed, tried to kiss her in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A photographer is accusing Minnesota Twins star Miguel Sano of grabbing her wrist and trying to kiss her and pull her through a door after a 2015 autograph session.

Photographer: Twins’ Sano grabbed, tried to kiss her in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A photographer is accusing Minnesota Twins star Miguel Sano of grabbing her wrist and trying to kiss her and pull her through a door after a 2015 autograph session.

» Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Yankees president Levine excited about offseason moves

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees president Randy Levine defended Yankee Stadium as a proper home for the Pinstripe Bowl as he rattled off the list of great college football moments at both versions of the venue. Knute Rockne coached in the old one. Notre Dame played in the new one.

Letters describe slugger Ted Williams’ service in Korean War

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) Thirty-eight letters penned by Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams, including one in which he described crash-landing a fighter jet with ''holes all over'' it, are going up for auction.

Letters describe slugger Ted Williams’ service in Korean War

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) Thirty-eight letters penned by Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams, including one in which he described crash-landing a fighter jet with ''holes all over'' it, are going up for auction.

» Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Left-hander Zach Duke, Twins finalize 1-year contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Left-hander Zach Duke and the Minnesota Twins have finalized a one-year contract.

Sabathia’s $10M deal finalized by Yanks; payroll up to $178M

NEW YORK (AP) CC Sabathia's $10 million, one-year contract has been finalized by the Yankees, a deal that raises New York's projected luxury tax payroll for next year to about $178 million.

Sabathia’s $10M deal finalized by Yanks; payroll up to $178M

NEW YORK (AP) CC Sabathia's $10 million, one-year contract has been finalized by the Yankees, a deal that raises New York's projected luxury tax payroll for next year to about $178 million.

Reliever Jared Hughes, Reds agree to $4.5M, 2-year deal

CINCINNATI (AP) Reliever Jared Hughes and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a $4.5 million, two-year contract that includes a club option for 2020.

Reliever Jared Hughes, Reds agree to $4.5M, 2-year deal

CINCINNATI (AP) Reliever Jared Hughes and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a $4.5 million, two-year contract that includes a club option for 2020.

Ohtani bids farewell to Japan fans ahead of Angels adventure

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) Los Angeles Angels-bound Shohei Ohtani bid farewell to fans of his former Japanese club on Monday as he sets off to join his new Major League Baseball team.

Man who snagged home run ball donates it to memorial wall

CINCINNATI (AP) A man who snagged a Joey Votto home run ball during a Cincinnati Reds game in August has fulfilled his promise to give it to the family of a 6-year-old boy who witnessed the big hit weeks before dying of cancer.

» Monday, December 25, 2017

Ohtani bids farewell to Japan fans ahead of Angels adventure

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) Los Angeles Angels-bound Shohei Ohtani bid farewell to fans of his former Japanese club on Monday as he sets off to join his new Major League Baseball team.

Ohtani bids farewell to Japan fans ahead of Angels adventure

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) Los Angeles Angels-bound Shohei Ohtani bid farewell to fans of his former Japanese club on Monday as he sets off to join his new team.

» Sunday, December 24, 2017

Ichiro Suzuki hopes to remain in Major League Baseball

TOYOYAMA, Japan (AP) Ichiro Suzuki, who became a free agent in November when the Miami Marlins declined their option to sign him for the 2018 season, still hasn't given up hope of remaining in Major League Baseball.

Ichiro Suzuki hopes to remain in Major League Baseball

TOYOYAMA, Japan (AP) Ichiro Suzuki, who became a free agent in November when the Miami Marlins declined their option to sign him for the 2018 season, still hasn't given up hope of remaining in Major League Baseball.

» Saturday, December 23, 2017

Indians sign 1B Yonder Alonso to 2-year, $16 million deal

CLEVELAND (AP) Yonder Alonso changed his swing last season and his statistics soared. The Indians hope they can rise even more.

Indians sign 1B Yonder Alonso to 2-year, $16 million deal

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians have signed free agent first baseman Yonder Alonso to a two-year, $16 million contract, a less expensive replacement for Carlos Santana.

» Friday, December 22, 2017

Minaya returning to Mets as Alderson assistant

NEW YORK (AP) Omar Minaya is returning to the New York Mets as a special assistant to Sandy Alderson, who replaced him as general manager after the 2010 season.

Nationals finalize $4M, 1-year deal with 1B Matt Adams

WASHINGTON (AP) The Nationals have finalized a deal with first baseman/outfielder Matt Adams.

Nationals finalize $4M, 1-year deal with 1B Matt Adams

WASHINGTON (AP) The Nationals have finalized a deal with first baseman/outfielder Matt Adams.

Japanese reliever Hirano, D-Backs, reach $6M, 2-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) Japanese right-hander Yoshihisa Hirano and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract.

Nationals compete $10M, 2-year deal to keep Kintzler

WASHINGTON (AP) Brandon Kintzler and the Nationals have finalized a $10 million, two-year contract that keeps the relief pitcher n Washington.

Nationals compete $10M, 2-year deal to keep Kintzler

WASHINGTON (AP) Brandon Kintzler and the Nationals have finalized a $10 million, two-year contract that keeps the relief pitcher n Washington.

Minaya returning to Mets as Alderson assistant

NEW YORK (AP) Omar Minaya is returning to the New York Mets as a special assistant to Sandy Alderson, who replaced him as general manager after the 2010 season.

Red Sox RHP Steven Wright has domestic assault case retired

BOSTON (AP) A domestic assault case involving Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has been retired for one year, according to the Boston Herald .

Mets hire Minaya as special assistant to GM

Omar Minaya is headed back to the New York Mets.

Phillies retire No. 34 jersey for 2018 season

The Philadelphia Phillies will honor two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay by making certain that no player will wear the No. 34 jersey this season.

» Thursday, December 21, 2017

MLB notebook: Nats re-sign All-Star righty Kintzler

All-Star right-hander Brandon Kintzler officially agreed to a two-year contract with the Washington Nationals, the team announced Thursday.

Nationals compete $10M, 2-year deal to keep Kintzler

WASHINGTON (AP) Brandon Kintzler and the Nationals have finalized a $10 million, two-year contract that keeps the relief pitcher n Washington.

Brewers finalize deals with Chacin, Gallardo, boost rotation

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Brewers have boosted their starting rotation depth, finalizing contracts with free agent right-handers Jhoulys Chacin and Yovani Gallardo.

Rangers sign RHPs Tolleson, Espino to minor league deals

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have signed right-handed pitchers Shawn Tolleson and Paolo Espino to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training.

Veteran right-hander Jacob Turner rejoins Miami Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Right-hander Jacob Turner has signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins, where he pitched from 2012-14.

Nationals officialy reach deal with RHP Kintzler

All-Star right-hander Brandon Kintzler officially agreed to a two-year contract with the Washington Nationals, the team announced Thursday.

Gordon on Marlins’ moves: ’It’s embarrassing’

Although Dee Gordon still is getting to know his new team in the Seattle Mariners, that didn't stop him from speaking out on his old one.

AP source: Indians agree to $16M, 2-year deal with 1B Alonso

CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians didn't take long to cover their opening at first base.

Reports: 1B Alonso agrees to 2-year deal with Indians

The Cleveland Indians and free-agent infielder Yonder Alonso agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract, multiple outlets reported.

AP source: Indians agree to contract with 1B Alonso

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says free-agent first baseman Yonder Alonso and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to contract terms.

GM Sandy Alderson gets contract extension from Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has been given a contract extension, a move that was long expected.

» Wednesday, December 20, 2017

AP source: Nationals agree to $4M, 1-year deal with Adams

WASHINGTON (AP) A person familiar with negotiations says the Washington Nationals have agreed to terms in principle on a $4 million, one-year contract with first baseman Matt Adams, a deal pending a successful physical.

MLB notebook: Giants acquire All-Star 3B Longoria

The San Francisco Giants acquired three-time All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

Dodgers’ $2M Koehler deal raises projected payroll to $183M

LOS ANGELES (AP) Pitcher Tom Koehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a $2 million, one-year contract, a deal that raises next year's projected luxury tax payroll of the NL champions to $183 million.

Giants acquire Evan Longoria from Rays for 4 players

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Evan Longoria expects to win immediately with the San Francisco Giants, whose run of success in even years is well documented - and the club's new third baseman knows all about that.

Nicasio, Mariners finalize $17M, 2-year deal

SEATTLE (AP) Reliever Juan Nicasio has finalized a $17 million, two-year contract with the Mariners that gives Seattle another hard-throwing arm out of its bullpen.

Manfred defends Jeter, Marlins ownership group

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred defended the new Miami Marlins ownership group, in particular Derek Jeter, during an interview on ESPN radio Wednesday.

Carlos Santana’s team-first attitude attracted Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carlos Santana's unselfish attitude made him a perfect fit for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Dodgers sign RHP Koehler to one-year deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers started the process of restocking their bullpen by signing right-hander Tom Koehler to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Brewers, RHP Chacin agree to two-year deal

The Milwaukee Brewers and free-agent right-hander Jhoulys Chacin reached an agreement on a two-year contract, multiple outlets reported on Wednesday.

Orioles’s Britton ruptures Achilles, out at least 4 months

Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton ruptured his Achilles tendon during a workout and is expected to be sidelined at least four months.

Mariners sign RHP Nicasio to two-year deal

The Seattle Mariners signed free-agent right-handed relief pitcher Juan Nicasio to a two-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Orioles closer Zach Britton ruptures right Achilles tendon

BALTIMORE (AP) Orioles closer Zach Britton ruptured his right Achilles tendon in offseason training, a significant injury that could cause him to miss part of the 2018 season.

Giants acquire Evan Longoria, cash from Rays for 4 players

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants found the offense-producing third baseman they sought this offseason, acquiring Evan Longoria and cash from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday for outfielder Denard Span, infielder Christian Arroyo and two minor league pitchers.

Giants acquire All-Star 3B Longoria from Rays

The San Francisco Giants acquired three-time All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

Braves acquire OF Preston Tucker from Astros

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Preston Tucker from the Houston Astros for a player to be named or cash.

Reports: Giants acquire All-Star 3B Longoria from Rays

The San Francisco Giants acquired three-time All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays, multiple outlets reported on Wednesday.

Orioles’ Britton out six months with ruptured Achilles

Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton ruptured his Achilles tendon during a workout and is expected to be sidelined at least six months, multiple outlets reported on Wednesday.

» Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Jeter hears complaints of Marlins fans at town hall

MIAMI (AP) Derek Jeter sat Tuesday night in the left field plaza at Marlins Park, facing the music with the downtown skyline behind him.

Last of 3 women to play baseball in Negro Leagues dies at 82

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Mamie ''Peanut'' Johnson, one of three women to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, has died at 82.

MLB notebook: Rangers LHP Perez to miss start of campaign

Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez is expected to miss the start of the 2018 season after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture in his non-pitching elbow.

APNewsBreak: Dodgers hit with $36.2M tax, Yanks with $15.7M

NEW YORK (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay baseball's highest luxury tax for the fourth straight year and the New York Yankees owe a penalty for a 15th consecutive season, streaks that could end as the sport's biggest spenders slash payroll for 2018.

Rangers’ Perez hurts non-throwing elbow in mishap with bull

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez broke his non-pitching elbow in a mishap with a bull and is likely to miss the start of the season.

Rangers LHP Perez to miss start of season

Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez is expected to miss the start of the 2018 season after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture in his non-pitching elbow.

Giants re-sign Hundley to one-year deal

Free-agent catcher Nick Hundley agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract to remain with the San Francisco Giants, the team announced Tuesday.

Nick Hundley, Giants agree to a $2.5 million, 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Catcher Nick Hundley has agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract to remain with the San Francisco Giants.

Adrian Gonzalez a free agent following release by Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Adrian Gonzalez has been released by the Atlanta Braves and is a free agent.

Rangers LHP Hamels donates mansion to charity

Texas Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi, have embraced the generous mood of the holidays.

RHP Darvish meets with Cubs

Free-agent right-hander Yu Darvish posted on social media that he met with representatives from the Chicago Cubs on Monday.

Free agent Darvish meets with Cubs minus translator

DALLAS (AP) The Chicago Cubs are making a pitch for Yu Darvish.

» Monday, December 18, 2017

Mariners release LHP Albers so he can pitch in Japan

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners have released left-hander Andrew Albers so he can pitch in Japan.

MLB notebook: Red Sox re-sign 1B Moreland

The Boston Red Sox re-signed free agent first baseman Mitch Moreland to a two-year contract through the 2019 season on Monday.

More, more, more: Red Sox re-sign 1B Moreland

The Boston Red Sox re-signed free agent first baseman Mitch Moreland to a two-year contract through the 2019 season, the team announced Monday.

More, more, more: Red Sox re-sign 1B Moreland

The Boston Red Sox re-signed free agent first baseman Mitch Moreland to a two-year contract through the 2019 season, the team announced Monday.

AP source: Marlins catcher JT Realmuto requests trade

MIAMI (AP) ��� J.T. Realmuto wants to join the Miami Marlins' exodus.

Moreland remains with Red Sox, agrees to $13M, 2-year deal

BOSTON (AP) First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $13 million, two-year contract to return to the Boston Red Sox and play for former teammate Alex Cora.

Dodgers cut projected tax payroll next year to $181 million

NEW YORK (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers brought their projected 2018 payroll under the $197 million luxury tax threshold with the weekend trade that sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, oft-injured starting pitchers Scott Kazmir and Brandon McCarthy and infielder Charlie Culberson to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Matt Kemp.

More, more, more: Red Sox re-sign 1B Moreland

The Boston Red Sox re-signed free agent first baseman Mitch Moreland to a two-year contract through the 2019 season, the team announced Monday.

New 2B Ian Kinsler: Angels’ aggressive moves are motivation

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ian Kinsler thinks something special is happening with the Los Angeles Angels, and he was determined to be a part of it.

Reports: C Realmuto requests trade from Marlins

J.T. Realmuto reportedly wants to be part of the player exodus from Miami.

Reports: C Realmuto requests trade from Marlins

J.T. Realmuto reportedly wants to be part of the player exodus from Miami.

Correction: Obit-Frank Lary story

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) In a story Dec. 15 about the death of Frank Lary The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was survived by wife, Emma, and four children. It should have said that he was survived by wife Mary and four children.

Cubs finalize $13 million, 2-year deal with Steve Cishek

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs finalized their $13 million, two-year contract with side-arming reliever Steve Cishek.

Jordan Lyles, Padres agree to $1 million, 1-year contract

SAN DIEGO (AP) Right-hander Jordan Lyles and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract that includes a club option for 2019.

Padres sign RHP Lyles to one-year contract

The San Diego Padres signed right-hander Jordan Lyles to a one-year contract with a club option for 2019, the team announced.

» Sunday, December 17, 2017

Strasburg might skip future All-Star games; Nats host in ’18

WASHINGTON (AP) Stephen Strasburg is not so sure he wants to be an All-Star ever again.

Gallardo reportedly rejoining Brewers

Right-hander Yovani Gallardo agreed to a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, according to multiple reports.

» Saturday, December 16, 2017

Reports: C.C. Sabathia agrees to 1-year deal with Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) C.C. Sabathia has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal to remain with the New York Yankees.

MLB notebook: Kemp back to Dodgers in 5-player deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired outfielder Matt Kemp from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for four players and cash considerations, the Dodgers announced Saturday.

Cubs agree to deal with reliever Cishek

The Chicago Cubs and right-handed reliever Steve Cishek agreed to terms on a two-year contract, the team announced Saturday.

Kemp back in LA, Gonzalez out in 5-player deal with Braves

Matt Kemp is returning to the place where he began his major league career, reacquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday as part of a five-player trade with the Atlanta Braves that creates more financial flexibility for the reigning NL champions.

Nats 2B Murphy using crutches 8 weeks after knee surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy ambled around the team's annual fan festival with the aid of a pair of crutches and declined to offer any sort of estimate about the length of his recovery from right knee surgery.

OF Kemp reunited with Dodgers after trade with Braves

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired outfielder Matt Kemp from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for four players and cash considerations, the Dodgers announced Saturday.

Holiday shopping at Fenway Park, for fans and team alike

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox held a Christmas carnival at Fenway Park on Saturday for fans who - like their favorite team - still have some shopping to do.

Yankees, LHP Sabathia agree to one-year, $10 million deal

The New York Yankees and CC Sabathia agreed on a one-year deal worth a reported $10 million, according to multiple reports Saturday.

Cubs announce 2-year deal with Cishek

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have finalized a two-year contract with side-arming reliever Steve Cishek.

Column: Smooth on the field, Jeter struggles in front office

Derek Jeter, The Player, glided through two decades in the Big Apple. His charisma made it all look so effortless, a beloved figure who could seemingly do no wrong, even in the media cauldron that is New York City.

» Friday, December 15, 2017

Matt Moore dealt from Giants to Rangers for minor leaguers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Texas acquired Matt Moore in a trade with the San Francisco Giants on Friday, raising the possibility of four left-handers in the Rangers' rotation.

AP sources: Phillies, 1B Santana agree to $60M, 3-year deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carlos Santana is bringing his big bat and postseason experience to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Angels grab All-Star Zack Cozart with $38M, 3-year deal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) After spending his entire career at shortstop in Cincinnati, Zack Cozart was willing to switch positions for the chance to join the Los Angeles Angels' promising lineup.

Mets add Lobaton, finalize $14M, 2-year deal with Swarzak

NEW YORK (AP) The Mets added catcher Jose Lobaton, who will try to earn a roster spot in spring training, and finalized their $14 million, two-year contract with reliever Anthony Swarzak on Friday.

Giants reportedly ship LHP Moore to Rangers

The San Francisco Giants traded left-handed pitcher Matt Moore to the Texas Rangers in exchange for several prospects, multiple media outlets reported Friday.

Indians, Upton agree to minor league deal pending physical

CLEVELAND (AP) Free agent outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, pending a successful physical.

Chris Martin joins hometown Rangers after 2 years in Japan

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have finalized Chris Martin's $4 million, two-year contract after the homegrown pitcher spent the past two seasons in Japan.

MLB notebook: Phillies sign Santana to 3-year, $60 million pact

The Philadelphia Phillies added a consistent bat to their lineup on Friday by agreeing to a three-year, $60 million contract with first baseman Carlos Santana.

Fernando Rodney, Twins finalize $4.5M, 1-year contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have finalized their $4.5 million, one-year contract with right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney.

Stephen Piscotty thankful to play with A’s near ailing mom

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) For now, Gretchen Piscotty can still comfortably attend her son's big league baseball games seven months after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease, and it is suddenly going to be far easier for her to do so.

Rockies finalize $27M, 3-year deals with Shaw, McGee

DENVER (AP) Colorado finalized $27 million, three-year contracts with right-hander Bryan Shaw and lefty Jake McGee on Friday, moves the Rockies hope will fortify their bullpen.

Former Tigers pitcher Lary dies at 87

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Frank Lary, who won 123 games over 11 seasons, died this week, the team announced Friday. He was 87.

Hector Rondon agrees to $8.5M, 2-year deal with Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Reliever Hector Rondon has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the World Series champion Houston Astros.

Angels add INF Cozart with three-year deal

The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with free agent infielder Zack Cozart on a three-year contract, the team announced Friday.

Phillies add 1B Santana with 3-year, $60M deal

The Philadelphia Phillies added a consistent bat to their lineup on Friday by agreeing to a three-year, $60 million contract with first baseman Carlos Santana.

Astros agree with RHP Rondon on two-year deal

The Houston Astros agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free agent right-handed reliever Hector Rondon, the team announced Friday.

Pete Rose defamation lawsuit dismissed after agreement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A defamation lawsuit filed by Pete Rose last year against the lawyer who got him kicked out of baseball was dismissed Friday, federal court documents show.

Indians reach agreement with OF Melvin Upton Jr.

Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. and the Cleveland Indians agreed on a one-year, minor league deal on Friday, according to multiple reports.

Phillies add 1B Santana with 3-year, $60M deal

The Philadelphia Phillies added a consistent bat to their lineup on Friday by agreeing to a three-year, $60 million contract with first baseman Carlos Santana.

Angels add INF Cozart with three-year deal

The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with free agent infielder Zack Cozart on a three-year contract, the team announced Friday.

Padres acquire SS Galvis from Phillies

The San Diego Padres acquired shortstop Freddy Galvis from the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday for minor league pitcher Enyel De Los Santos.

Rose’s defamation suit against Dodd gets dismissed

Pete Rose's defamation lawsuit against attorney John Dowd was dismissed by a federal court judge in Pennsylvania on Friday.

Twins officially sign RHP Rodney

The Minnesota Twins signed right-handed closer Fernando Rodney to a one-year contract with a club option for the 2019 season, the team announced Friday.

Tigers’ Frank Lary, winner of 23 games in 1961, dies at 87

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Frank Lary, the star Detroit Tigers pitcher who was called the Yankee Killer because of his success against New York's big-hitting lineup, has died at 87.

Raines rejoins White Sox as team ambassador

Hall of Famer Tim Raines is rejoining the Chicago White Sox as a team ambassador along with former right-hander Jose Contreras and catcher A.J. Pierzynski, the team announced Friday.

» Thursday, December 14, 2017

Aaron Judge can’t wait to play alongside Giancarlo Stanton

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Aaron Judge can't wait to get to spring training and start learning from new teammate Giancarlo Stanton.

AP source: Rodney, Twins agree to $4.5M, 1-year deal

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $4.5 million, one-year contract, bringing an experienced, three-time All-Star closer to a bullpen in need of a ninth-inning specialist.

MLB notebook: MLB probing leak of Ohtani injury

Major League Baseball is conducting an investigation into whether a team official leaked medical information pertaining to Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani, ESPN reported on Thursday.

Tigers take OF Victor Reyes in Rule 5 draft

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers took Victor Reyes in Thursday's Rule 5 draft of players left off 40-man rosters.

Parade of relievers keeping rolling as winter meetings end

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Much like the postseason, the baseball winter meetings became a parade of relievers.

Rays invite Venters to camp after 3rd Tommy John surgery

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Relief pitcher Jonny Venters has been invited to big league spring training by the Tampa Bay Bays while trying to come back from his third Tommy John surgery.

Cards’ Piscotty dealt to A’s after mother diagnosed with ALS

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Stephen Piscotty has been traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for two infield prospects, allowing the outfielder to be near his family's home in Pleasanton, California, following his mother's diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease.

AP source: Sidearm reliever Cishek, Cubs reach 2-year deal

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says side-arming reliever Steve Cishek and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a two-year contract.

Cardinals officially acquire OF Ozuna from Marlins

The St. Louis Cardinals officially acquired All-Star Marcell Ozuna from the Miami Marlins on Thursday in exchange for fellow outfielder Magneuris Sierra, right-handers Sandy Alcantara and Zac Gallen, and left-hander Daniel Castano.

Marlins trade Ozuna to Cardinals for 4 prospects

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Miami completed its trade Thursday that sent left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, the third All-Star jettisoned by the Marlins this month in an unrelenting payroll purge under new CEO Derek Jeter.

Luke Gregerson, Cardinals finalize $11M, 2-year contract

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Reliever Luke Gregerson and the St. Louis Cardinals have finalized an $11 million, two-year contract.

Tigers select OF Reyes in Rule 5 draft

The Detroit Tigers selected Arizona Diamondbacks minor league outfielder Victor Reyes with the No. 1 overall pick of Major League Baseball's Rule 5 draft at the winter meetings Thursday.

Astros draft former MLB outfielder Gose, hoping he can pitch

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) The Houston Astros have added former big league outfielder Anthony Gose, hoping he can develop as a left-handed pitcher.

Report: MLB to investigate the leak of Ohtani medical information

Major League Baseball is conducting an investigation into whether a team official leaked medical information pertaining to Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani, ESPN reported on Thursday.

Report: MLB to investigate the leak of Ohtani medical information

Major League Baseball is conducting an investigation into whether a team official leaked medical information pertaining to Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani, ESPN reported on Thursday.

Athletics acquire OF Piscotty from Cardinals

The Oakland Athletics acquired outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday for minor league infielders Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock.

Reports: Twins, RHP Rodney agree to one-year deal

The Minnesota Twins and closer Fernando Rodney agreed to a one-year contract, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

Reports: Mets, RHP Swarzak agree to two-year deal

The New York Mets agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract with reliever Anthony Swarzak, multiple outlets reported.

Reports: Cubs sign RHP Cishek to two-year deal

The Chicago Cubs and right-handed sinkerballer Steve Cishek have agreed to a two-year deal, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

Joe Smith, champion Astros agree to $15M, 2-year contract

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Right-hander Joe Smith and the World Series champion Houston Astros have agreed to a $15 million, two-year contract.

Reports: Nationals, Kintzler agree to two-year deal

All-Star right-hander Brandon Kintzler agreed to a two-year contract with the Washington Nationals, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

Rangers acquire Rule 5 pick Carlos Tocci from White Sox

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have acquired outfielder Carlos Tocci from the Chicago White Sox and signed infielder Hanser Alberto and right-hander Kevin Jepsen to minor league contracts, with invitations to major league spring training.

Athletics acquire OF Piscotty from Cardinals

The Oakland Athletics acquired outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday for minor league infielders Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock.

Angels get 2B Ian Kinsler from Tigers for 2 minor leaguers

DETROIT (AP) The busy Los Angeles Angels filled a big hole at second base, acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers Wednesday night.

Angels acquire Kinsler in trade with Tigers

The Los Angeles Angels continued their busy offseason Wednesday by acquiring veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for a pair of minor-leaguers.

FaceTime: JD Martinez meets and greets, Ozuna to Cards

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) J.D. Martinez has a chance to see in person what his monster year is worth.

» Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Astros sign RHP Joe Smith to two-year deal

After losing reliever Luke Gregerson, the Houston Astros found a veteran bullpen replacement.

Bryce Harper’s agent opened contract talk with Nationals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) With Bryce Harper a year from free agency, the agent for Washington's star opened contract talk with the Nationals.

Injured right-hander Volquez released by Miami Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Injured right-hander Edinson Volquez has been released by the Miami Marlins, who might bring him back on a minor league contract.

Some Yanks wanted Gleyber Torres in big leagues last season

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) On the day top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres turned 21, New York general manager Brian Cashman revealed the team's big league staff wanted him on last year's opening-day roster.

Need bobbleheads or Diamond Dust? Meetings show is way to go

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Major league general managers came to Disney World this week looking for players at the winter meetings. Minor league GMs found themselves searching for deals, too, stocking up on bobbleheads, outfield padding and all sorts of items for next season.

Recovering Pineda, Twins agree to $10M, 2-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have taken another step toward deepening their starting pitching.

Cubs finalize 2-year deals with Morrow ($21M), Smyly ($10M)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) The Chicago Cubs finalized a $21 million, two-year contract with right-hander Brandon Morrow after the reliever played a key role in their loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Championship Series and also completed a $10 million two-year deal with injured left-hander Drew Smyly.

AP source: Reliever Swarzak, Mets agree to $14M, 2-year deal

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Free-agent reliever Anthony Swarzak is reuniting with Mickey Callaway, the new manager of the New York Mets.

Recovering Pineda, Twins agree to $10M, 2-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have taken another step toward deepening their starting pitching.

Costas wins Hall’s Frick Award for baseball broadcasting

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) As a boy, Bob Costas took a cross-country drive with his dad, delighting in spinning the radio dial and listening ''through the crackle and static'' to broadcasts from far-flung ballparks.

MLB notebook: Nationals begin talks with Harper

The agent for superstar Bryce Harper said he met with the Washington Nationals last month to discuss a potential long-term contract extension.

Wizards point guard John Wall returns against Grizzlies

WASHINGTON (AP) Point guard John Wall was in the Washington Wizards' lineup Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies after missing nine games with a sore left knee.

Boras: Talks opened with Nationals on long-term deal for Harper

The agent for superstar Bryce Harper said he met with the Washington Nationals last month to discuss a potential long-term contract extension.

Angels: Ohtani’s sprained elbow will be healed by spring

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels knew Shohei Ohtani was recovering from a sprained elbow before they agreed to a minor league contract with the Japanese right-hander and outfielder.

Agent Boras: Marlins turning into ’pawn shop’ under Jeter

Derek Jeter owns five World Series rings, which may be the reason agent Scott Boras had jewelry on his mind when discussing the Miami Marlins' new ownership.

Marlins reportedly ship All-Star OF Ozuna to Cardinals

The Miami Marlins parted ways with another All-Star as they traded left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, multiple outlets reported on Wednesday.

Mariners land pitchers in exchange for international money

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) The Seattle Mariners have landed two pitchers in a pair of trades in exchange for some of the international slot money the club had acquired in the hopes of landing Shohei Ohtani.

Agent Boras: Marlins turned into ’pawn shop’ under CEO Jeter

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Agent Scott Boras says Derek Jeter and his ownership group are turning the Miami Marlins into a pawn shop.

Twins sign ex-Yankees RHP Pineda to two-year deal

The Minnesota Twins signed former New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda on Wednesday to a two-year contract worth $10 million.

Canseco tweets could jeopardize his job on A’s telecasts

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) A series of tweets by Jose Canseco about sexual misconduct and politicians could put in jeopardy his job as a studio analyst on Oakland Athletics telecasts.

Gehrig’s 1931 contract sold at auction for $216,000

NEW YORK (AP) Lou Gehrig's 1931 contract with the New York Yankees has sold at auction for $216,000.

Orioles star Machado could move - new position, or new team

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (AP) ��� Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado could be on the move. To a new position - or a new team.

Cubs announce 2-year deal with Morrow

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) The Chicago Cubs agreed to a two-year contract with Brandon Morrow on Tuesday night after the reliever played a key role in their loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Championship Series.

» Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Cubs sign rehabbing LHP Smyly

Free agent left-hander Drew Smyly, who underwent Tommy John surgery in early July, signed with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.

Rockies reportedly sign reliever Shaw

The Colorado Rockies on Tuesday signed right-handed reliever Bryan Shaw to a three-year deal, according to multiple reports.

Headley, Mitchell dealt by Yankees to Padres in payroll dump

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (AP) The New York Yankees made a rare payroll dump, creating flexibility to add starting pitching.

Callaway failing ’tall task’ of viewing all 2017 Mets games

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Mickey Callaway might not quite complete one offseason ''tall task.''

Dodgers’ Bellinger could play more OF if Gonzalez healthy

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) NL Rookie of the Year Cody Bellinger could play more often in the outfield for the Los Angeles Dodgers next season if first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is healthy.

Mariners RHP Iwakuma making progress after shoulder surgery

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma could be back as soon as May after surgery on his right shoulder.

Buck Showalter wants to keep managing Orioles beyond 2018

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Buck Showalter wants to continue managing the Baltimore Orioles after his contract expires following the 2018 season.

Cubs radio analyst Coomer agrees to contract extension

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs radio analyst Ron Coomer has agreed to a multiyear contract extension.

Orioles minor leaguer suspended 50 games for amphetamine

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Baltimore Orioles third baseman Steve Wilkerson has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for amphetamine, a banned stimulant, under baseball's minor league program.

MLB ump Dale Scott retires rather than risk more concussions

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) As a big league umpire, Dale Scott saw maybe 1 million pitches from the field. His final call, it turned out, was the easiest of all.

Glow is gone for Derek Jeter as Marlins CEO after 2 months

MIAMI (AP) Reacting to the Giancarlo Stanton trade, a Miami Marlins supporter who is a priest suggested in church that fans boycott the team's games in protest.

Padres acquire 3B Headley from Yankees

Chase Headley is headed back to San Diego.

Reports: Padres acquire 3B Headley from Yankees

Chase Headley appears to be on his way back to San Diego.

» Monday, December 11, 2017

It’s official: Stanton joins Judge in pinstripes

The New York Yankees officially announced Monday the blockbuster trade acquiring reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins.

It’s official: Stanton joins Judge in pinstripes

The New York Yankees officially announced Monday the blockbuster trade acquiring reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins.

It’s official: Stanton joins Judge in pinstripes

The New York Yankees officially announced Monday the blockbuster trade acquiring reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins.

Hot Stove action ready to heat up

There are still two months to go before pitchers and catchers report, yet two of the biggest events of this baseball offseason likely played out over the past few days.

» Sunday, December 10, 2017

MLB notebook: Morris, Trammell elected to Hall of Fame

Former Detroit Tigers stars Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the entity's Modern Era Baseball committee in Orlando, Fla.

Cardinals agree to terms with RHP Gregerson

The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a two-year contract with right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson on Sunday.

Cubs agree to two-year deal with Morrow

The Chicago Cubs reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with reliever Brandon Morrow on Sunday, according to multiple outlets.

Ex-Tigers Morris, Trammell elected to Hall of Fame

Former Detroit Tigers stars Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the entity's Modern Era Baseball committee in Orlando, Fla.

Cubs sign Morrow to two-year deal

The Chicago Cubs reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with reliever Brandon Morrow on Sunday, according to multiple outlets.

Cardinals reportedly sign RHP Gregerson to two-year deal

The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a two-year contract with right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson on Sunday.

Ex-Tigers Morris, Trammell elected to Hall of Fame

Former Detroit Tigers stars Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the entity's Modern Era Baseball committee in Orlando, Fla.

MLB Note - New York Yankees Stanton, Giancarlo

OF Giancarlo Stanton agreed to a deal to be traded to the New York Yankees from the Miami Marlins, according to multiple reports Saturday. The two teams reached terms for a deal pending final approval from the 28-year-old Stanton under the terms of his no-trade clause and passing a physical. The approval is expected to be a formality. Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro and two minor league prospects would be traded to Miami as part of the deal, according to reports.

» Saturday, December 9, 2017

Yankees land Stanton in blockbuster deal

The New York Yankees agreed to acquire National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins in a blockbuster trade, according to multiple reports Saturday.

Yankees land Stanton in blockbuster deal

The New York Yankees agreed to acquire National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins in a blockbuster trade, according to multiple reports Saturday.

Yankees land Stanton in blockbuster deal

The New York Yankees agreed to acquire National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins in a blockbuster trade, according to multiple reports Saturday.

Yankees to land Stanton in blockbuster deal

The New York Yankees will acquire reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins in a blockbuster trade, according to multiple reports Saturday.

» Friday, December 8, 2017

Rockies sign Iannetta to two-year deal

Catcher Chris Iannetta agreed to a two-year deal with the Colorado Rockies, multiple media outlets reported Friday.

MLB notebook: Angels land Japanese star Ohtani

Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent said Friday.

Angels win Ohtani sweepstakes for Japanese two-way star

Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent said Friday.

Marlins OF Stanton nixes trade to Cardinals, Giants

The St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants both announced Friday that they agreed to deals to acquire Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton but the National League MVP declined to waive his no-trade clause.

Marlins slugger Stanton nixes trade to Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals said Friday that they agreed to a deal to acquire Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton but the National League MVP declined to waive his no-trade clause.

Angels win Ohtani sweepstakes for Japanese two-way star

Japenese two-way star Shohei Ohtani has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent said Friday.

Angels win Ohtani sweepstakes for Japanese two-way star

Japenese two-way star Shohei Ohtani has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent said Friday.

» Thursday, December 7, 2017

Mariners land All-Star Gordon, will convert him to OF

The Seattle Mariners acquired two-time All-Star Dee Gordon from the Miami Marlins on Thursday for three minor league players.

Cubs give RHP Chatwood a three-year deal

Right-hander Tyler Chatwood agreed to a three-year, $38 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, the team announced Thursday.

» Wednesday, December 6, 2017

MLB notebook: Palmeiro weighs comeback at age 53

Rafael Palmeiro believes he has more to offer the game of baseball, and more to prove as well.

Rafael Palmeiro, 53, contemplating comback

Rafael Palmeiro believes he has more to offer the game of baseball, and more to prove as well.

Athletics’ latest stadium proposal strikes out

The Oakland Athletics' latest bid for a new stadium has apparently struck out -- without even getting to the plate.

Boone: Yankees skipper job ’chance of a lifetime’

The New York Yankees formally introduced Aaron Boone at a press conference Wednesday and the new manager of the storied franchise called the job "the chance of a lifetime."

Boone calls Yankees skipper job ’chance of a lifetime’

The New York Yankees formally introduced Aaron Boone at a press conference Wednesday and the new manager of the storied franchise called the job "the chance of a lifetime."

» Tuesday, December 5, 2017

MLB notebook: Royals sign RHP Peralta

The Kansas City Royals signed right-hander Wily Peralta to a one-year contract with a club option, the team announced Tuesday.

Indians sign RHP Otero to two-year deal

The Cleveland Indians avoided arbitration with Dan Otero, signing the right-handed reliever to a two-year, $2.5 million contract on Tuesday.

Tigers agree to deal with OF Martin

Leonys Martin and the Detroit Tigers have agreed on a major league contract for the 2018 season, the team announced Tuesday.

Royals sign RHP Peralta to one-year deal

The Kansas City Royals signed right-hander Wily Peralta to a one-year contract with a club option, the team announced Tuesday.

Tigers agree to deal with OF Martin

Leonys Martin and the Detroit Tigers have agreed on a major league contract for the 2018 season, the team announced Tuesday.

Cardinals sign RHP Mikolas to two-year contract

The St. Louis Cardinals signed right-hander Miles Mikolas to a two-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday.

Indians sign RHP Otero to two-year deal

The Cleveland Indians avoided arbitration with Dan Otero, signing the right-handed reliever to a two-year contract on Tuesday.

MLB Note - Boston Red Sox Thornburg, Tyler

RHP Tyler Thornburg and the Boston Red Sox agreed to terms on a one-year contract that avoided arbitration, the team announced Monday. Thornburg missed last season with a right shoulder impingement after the Red Sox acquired him from the Milwaukee Brewers on Dec. 6. The 29-year-old posted a 14-9 mark with a 2.87 ERA in 144 career appearances with the Brewers from 2012-16.

» Monday, December 4, 2017

’Humbled’ Boone officially named by Yankees

The New York Yankees hired Aaron Boone as the 33rd manager in franchise history, the club announced on Monday.

Red Sox agree on 1-year deal with P Thornburg

The Boston Red Sox and right-hander Tyler Thornburg agreed to terms on a one-year contract that avoided arbitration, the team announced Monday.

» Sunday, December 3, 2017

MLB notebook: Ohtani trims list of potential teams

Shohei Ohtani is regarded as the "Babe Ruth of Japan" but he will not playing for the New York Yankees.

Japanese star Ohtani whittles list of potential teams

Shohei Ohtani is regarded as the "Babe Ruth of Japan" but he will not playing for the New York Yankees.

Astros star Keuchel hurt foot during celebration

A World Series championship celebration may have come at a cost for Dallas Keuchel.

Padres extend GM Preller

The San Diego Padres signed general manager A.J. Preller to a three-year contract extension through the 2022 season, the team announced Sunday.

» Saturday, December 2, 2017

Blue Jays acquire INF Diaz from Cardinals

The Toronto Blue Jays obtained infielder Aledmys Diaz from the St. Louis Cardinals in a trade on Friday that sent minor league outfielder J.B. Woodman to the Cardinals.

Stanton reps also to meet with Cardinals

The San Francisco Giants appear to be the leader in the derby to acquire Giancarlo Stanton after meeting with the Miami Marlins slugger's representatives, but the St. Louis Cardinals may be next in line.

» Friday, December 1, 2017

Boone reportedly tabbed new Yankees manager

The New York Yankees have chosen Aaron Boone to replace Joe Girardi as their manager, according to multiple reports Friday.

MLB notebook: Giants, Stanton reps meet

The San Francisco Giants appear to be the leader in the derby to acquire Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton.

Brewers avoid arbitration with C Vogt

Stephen Vogt has agreed to a $3.065 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers to avoid arbitration, the team announced Friday.

Holland, Moustakas win Comeback Player awards

Colorado Rockies closer Greg Holland and Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas have been named the National League and American League Comeback Players of the Year, respectively.

White Sox bring on C Castillo, retain RHP Farquhar

The Chicago White Sox made a pair of roster additions on Friday by agreeing to terms with catcher Welington Castillo and right-handed pitcher Danny Farquhar.

Giants, Stanton reps meet to discuss potential trade

The San Francisco Giants appear to be the leader in the derby to acquire Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton.