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  • Carlos Quentin to try comeback with Twins

    Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Outfielder Carlos Quentin and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a minor league contract, giving the 33-year-old a chance to revive his career. The deal, announced Tuesday, would give Quentin a $750,000 salary if he is added to the 40-man roster. He will report to big league...

  • Venezuela, Mexico open Caribbean Series with wins

    Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Freddy Garcia pitched six effective innings to lead Venezuela's Aragua Tigers to a 2-1 victory over Puerto Rico's Santurce Cangrejeros in the opener of the Caribbean Series on Monday. Mazatlan Venados of Mexico also got a win, defeating Escogido Leones...

  • Sano ready for move to right field with Twins

    Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Twins start spring training later this month, Miguel Sano will trot his muscular frame out to right field for an audition at his new position. It's not the ideal spot for Sano, but it's where the Twins have room for now. For the 22-year-old slugger to...

  • Reliever George Kontos, Giants agree to $1.15M, 1-year deal

    Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Reliever George Kontos and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration. Monday's agreement was $50,000 above the midpoint between the $1.35 million Kontos had asked for when arbitration figures were exchanged last...

  • Yanks 1B Greg Bird to have season-ending shoulder surgery

    Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees first baseman Greg Bird, who displayed a powerful swing after making his major league debut last August, will miss this season because of a damaged right shoulder that needs surgery. The Yankees said Monday that Bird's labrum will be repaired by Dr. David Altchek at The...

  • Braves' Foltynewicz continues recovery from blood clots

    Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    ATLANTA (AP) — Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz said Monday he hopes to be cleared this week to throw off a mound as he continues his recovery from life-threatening blood clots in his right shoulder. Foltynewicz said Monday he has lost about 20 pounds since surgery to remove part of a rib...

  • Arizona sending Milwaukee $6.5 million as part of Hill trade

    Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks are giving the Brewers $6.5 million as part of the trade that sent infielder Aaron Hill and right-handed starter Chase Anderson and infielder Aaron Hill to Milwaukee for shortstop Jean Segura and righty Tyler Wagner. Milwaukee also obtained minor league...

  • 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...

  • 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,...




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