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  • Brewers' Braun says he's making progress after back surgery

    Updated: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The makeover at Miller Park means outfielder Ryan Braun keeps moving up in seniority in the Brewers clubhouse. At 32 and entering his 10th season in the majors, Braun seems to be embracing the youth movement in Milwaukee. He hopes to be back at 100 percent by the time the...

  • Twins' Buxton aims to warm up from rough rookie year

    Updated: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The ponds and lakes near Baxley, Georgia, don't freeze. Rarely does Byron Buxton's hometown get cold or snow. So a recent stop in northwest Minnesota on the annual winter caravan with the Twins resulted in the young center fielder's first time (and likely the last) walking on...

  • Former co-owner of Texas Rangers, Rusty Rose, dies

    Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    DALLAS (AP) — Rusty Rose, a former co-owner of the Texas Rangers with former president George W. Bush, has died at the age of 74. His family says in a statement that he passed away on Friday night after a long battle with depression. Rose was publicity shy even though he worked in public...

  • D-backs send Anderson, Hill to Brewers for SS Segura, Wagner

    Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks tried to boost their lineup, getting former NL All-Star shortstop Jean Segura in a five-player trade with the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. The Diamondbacks also acquired right-hander pitcher Tyler Wagner for righty Chase Anderson, infielder Aaron...

  • Braves' Freeman says ailing right wrist is finally pain-free

    Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman's slow-healing right wrist finally is pain-free, allowing the Braves first baseman to take swings on back-to-back days this week for the first time this offseason. Freeman said at the Braves' FanFest on Saturday the wrist never fully recovered last season after he...

  • White Sox eye AL Central, not Cubs, as their competition

    Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    CHICAGO (AP) — To Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, his team's main competition comes from all across the AL Central, not across town from the Cubs. Hahn and manager Robin Ventura kept touting the club's offseason moves, especially the acquisition of slugging third baseman Todd...

  • Royals sign former Orioles OF Snider to minor league deal

    Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have signed former Orioles outfielder Travis Snider to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. Snider, who turns 28 on Tuesday, spent most of last season with Baltimore after getting traded from Pittsburgh. He hit...

  • Carew, on mend from heart attack, eyes Twins spring training

    Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rod Carew is about four months removed from a massive heart attack that nearly killed him. The 70-year-old Hall of Fame infielder carries a battery-powered device with him to keep his heart on track. But he says without hesitation he'll be at spring training with the...

  • Indians to induct, Thome, Robinson, Belle into club hall

    Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians will induct sluggers Jim Thome, Albert Belle and Frank Robinson, the first black manager in baseball history, into their Hall of Fame this summer. The trio will be enshrined along with the late Charlie Jamieson, a member of Cleveland's 1920 World Series champion...

  • Rangers agree with Diekman at $1,255,000, add Steve Johnson

    Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Left-hander Jake Diekman and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,255,000 and avoided salary arbitration. Diekman was acquired last season from Philadelphia along with ace Cole Hamels and went 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA in 26 appearances with Texas. He...

  • Perkins hopeful to avoid second-half injuries this season

    Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins has been an All-Star the last two seasons thanks to dominant performances in the first half of both years. It's the second half that has been the tricky part. Perkins has seen his production dip significantly after the break in 2014 and...

  • Warren Spahn Award: Keuchel returns to OKC to accept Warren Spahn Award as baseball's top left-hander

    By Christian Clark | Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    On Thursday night, Keuchel’s goal was realized. The Houston Astros’ ace, fresh off a dominating Cy Young season, was presented with the Warren Spahn Award at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Keuchel earned the award after a season in which he finished 20-8 with 216 strikeouts and 2.48 ERA. He...

  • How Dallas Keuchel makes a bunch of old Oklahoma prep baseball players feel better about themselves

    By Ed Godfrey Staff Writer egodfrey@oklahoman.com   | Published: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    Keuchel won the 2015 American League Cy Young Award. He will be receiving the Warren Spahn Award Thursday night at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum for being the best left-handed pitcher in baseball.

  • Lawton native Rico Noel among Dodgers' non-roster invitees

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    Lawton native Rico Noel is among 16 non-roster invitees by the Los Angeles Dodgers at spring training, the team announced Monday. Noel signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers in the offseason after spending last season with the New York Yankees. He made his MLB in September. An...

  • Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda to speak at baseball coaches clinic

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Jan 19, 2016

    Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda will be the featured speaker at this weekend’s 50th annual Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association Winter Baseball Clinic. The clinic is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Biltmore Hotel, 401 S. Meridian Ave. The 16th annual OBCA Hall of Fame banquet is...

  • Former Red Oak star Lane Adams claimed on waivers by Yankees

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Jan 15, 2016

    Former Red Oak baseball and basketball star Lane Adams was claimed on waivers by the New York Yankees from the Kansas City Royals on Friday. Adams, 26, was drafted in the 13th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Royals. He is regarded as a plus defender in the outfield and plus runner. He...

  • OKC Dodgers: Coaching staff finalized with addition of three former MLB players

    By Jacob Unruh, Staff Writer, junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    The Los Angeles Dodgers finalized the Oklahoma City coaching staff Thursday, promoting three former major league players from lower levels in the system. Shawn Wooten will be the Dodgers' hitting coach, Matt Herges will be the pitching coach and Luis Matos will be a coach. Wooten and Herges...

  • Ken Griffey Jr. elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, sets voting record

    Published: Thu, Jan 7, 2016

    Ken Griffey Jr. is headed to a place for which his talent and achievement always made him seem destined, a place he was too superstitious to set foot in as a player — the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. On Wednesday, the Hall of Fame announced its 2016 class. As expected,...

  • Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza elected to baseball Hall of Fame

    By The Associated Press | Published: Wed, Jan 6, 2016

    NEW YORK — Ken Griffey Jr. has been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame with the highest voting percentage ever, and Mike Piazza also is headed to Cooperstown. Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines fell short in results announced Wednesday. A star slugger of the Steroids Era never tainted by...

  • How the Baseball Hall of Fame Was Founded

    Published: Wed, Jan 6, 2016

    The building was meant to mark baseball's 100 birthday. But it was not until 1939 that the Hall of Fame would acquire its physical location, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Abner Doubleday’s supposed—but  already-dubious —invention of the sport in Cooperstown, N.Y., as TIME...




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