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  • Braves sign veteran RHP Carlos Torres to minor-league deal

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have signed former New York Mets reliever Carlos Torres to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Torres has a 4.26 ERA in six major league seasons, including the last three with the Mets. The right-hander began his career with the Chicago...

  • Pirates sign pitcher Cory Luebke to minor-league deal

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed former San Diego Padres pitcher Cory Luebke to a minor-league contract. The deal, announced Thursday, includes an invitation to spring training. The 30-year-old Luebke put together a 10-12 record in 55 appearances (25 starts) with the Padres...

  • Padres hire Hideo Nomo to boost presence in Pacific Rim

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have hired Hideo Nomo as an adviser to baseball operations to help expand their presence in the Pacific Rim. Nomo was the first Japanese player to permanently move to the big leagues, leading the way for more than 50 other players to follow. Last year, the...

  • Yankees to dedicate plaque to Mariano Rivera on Aug 14

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees will dedicate a plaque for retired relief pitcher Mariano Rivera in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 14 before a game against Tampa Bay. Rivera, who retired after the 2013 season, helped New York win five World Series. He is the major league career saves...

  • AP Interview: Union head Tony Clark pitches for more jobs

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, union leader Tony Clark concluded baseball's current system needs change. Among those still on the free-agent market are pitcher Yovani Gallardo, shortstop Ian Desmond and outfielder Dexter Fowler, who...

  • Veteran newsman Joe Danborn named AP's Rockies news editor

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Joe Danborn, a veteran editor for the Associated Press, has been named Rockies news editor for the cooperative. In his new job, Danborn, who grew up in the Denver area, will oversee news coverage for Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. He'll be based in Denver. The appointment was...

  • Australia, South Africa win opening games in WBC qualifying

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the final two on a throwing error, to beat the Philippines 11-1 on Thursday in a World Baseball Classic qualifying game shortened by the mercy rule. The home side had 11 hits and was helped by three errors by the...

  • Ozzie Guillen to manage in native Venezuela next winter

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ozzie Guillen, who led the Chicago White Sox to the 2005 World Series title, has been hired to manage the La Guaira Sharks of the Venezuelan Winter League next offseason. The 52-year-old, who was born in Ocumare del Tuy, has not had a managing job since the Miami...

  • Fate of Hank Aaron statue unclear with Braves moving

    Yesterday

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say they still do not know if the Hank Aaron statue will be moved from its current home at Turner Field to the team's new SunTrust Park, which will open in 2017. Keisha Lance Bottoms, the executive director of the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority,...

  • Ski jumping the latest event to step to the plate at Fenway

    Yesterday

    BOSTON (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Devin Logan pictures herself standing atop the 140-foot ski jump that towers over Fenway Park's Green Monster, hitting her jump and then coming to a stop right about where a batter would stand. "Sliding into home plate, coming in safe, hearing the crowd...

  • APNewsBreak: Kenyan athletes allege doping bribery

    Yesterday

    EMBU, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country's governing body for track and field, asked them each for a $24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions. Joy Sakari and Francisca Koki...

  • Belt, Giants agree at $6.2 million just before hearing

    Yesterday

    PHOENIX (AP) — First baseman Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $6.2 million, one-year contract. The deal was completed just before the scheduled start of their salary arbitration hearing Wednesday. The agreement was $200,000 below the midpoint between the $7.5 million...

  • 'Great Expansion' of 1967 showed NHL was for real

    Yesterday

    The NHL's "great expansion" of 1967 delivered hockey to California, led to the "Broad Street Bullies" and legitimized the league as a major force in North American professional sports. Fifty years ago this week, the owners of the original six teams unanimously approved doubling in size by...

  • Astros designated hitter Gattis has sports hernia surgery

    Yesterday

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston designated hitter Evan Gattis underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia. Gattis had the surgery on Tuesday and will be out four to six weeks. He will join the Astros on time for spring training and rehabilitate with the team's medical staff in Florida. In his first...

  • Donaldson, Blue Jays complete $28.65 million, 2-year deal

    Yesterday

    TORONTO (AP) — AL MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays have completed their agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract. Donaldson receives $11.65 million this year and $17 million in 2017 under the deal announced Wednesday. Toronto and Donaldson had been scheduled for a salary...

  • J.D. Martinez, Tigers finalize $18.5 million, 2-year deal

    Yesterday

    DETROIT (AP) — J.D. Martinez and the Detroit Tigers have finalized their $18.5 million, two-year contract, a deal that avoided salary arbitration. Martinez will earn $6.75 million this year and $11.75 million in 2017 as part of the agreement announced Wednesday. The 28-year-old Martinez was...

  • Moreland's $5.7M deal with Rangers avoids arbitration

    Yesterday

    PHOENIX (AP) — First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $5.7 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing set for Wednesday. Moreland gets a raise without an arbitration hearing for the third year in a row. He will be eligible for free agency...

  • Clippard says D-backs' potential drew him to Arizona

    Updated: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    PHOENIX (AP) — Reliever Tyler Clippard says that Arizona's potential to contend for a title was a big reason he signed with the Diamondbacks. "They've proven this offseason that they're taking the steps in the direction of becoming a championship organization," Clippard said during a conference...

  • Bud Selig to teach at Arizona State's College of Law

    Updated: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Former baseball commissioner Bud Selig will teach sports law and business at Arizona State's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. The university said Tuesday that Selig had been appointed the O'Connor distinguished professor of sports in America. In addition to teaching, he...

  • Longtime Reds clubhouse manager Bernie Stowe dies at age 80

    Updated: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Bernie Stowe, who started working as one of the Cincinnati Reds' clubhouse attendants in 1947, died on Tuesday. He was 80 years old. The Reds announced Stowe's death. He had been slowed by several ailments in recent years. Stowe was the team's clubhouse manager until his...




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