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Former Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver has signed with the Padres after 11 seasons in Anaheim. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 5:37 P.M.

Padres sign veteran RHP Jered Weaver

TEMPE, Ariz. – Right-hander Jered Weaver has agreed to a $3 million, one-year deal with the San Diego Padres after 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. Weaver and the Padres confirmed the long-anticipated deal Saturday, pending a physical. The ...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017


In this Sept. 19, 2016, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, in Kansas City, Mo. Officials say the toxicology report on Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura wont be released to the public following his death last month in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic. Tessie Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the Dominican attorney generals office, said Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, that the toxicology report is not a public document. (Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 9:02 P.M.

Yordano Ventura toxicology report won’t be released to public

The toxicology report on Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura won’t be released to the public following his death last month in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic. The Kansas City Star reports authorities in the Dominican Republic told the paper the finding only will be released to Ventura’s family and attorneys. A spokeswoman for the Dominican attorney general’s office says the toxicology report is not a public document.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017


Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, right, watches with catcher J.T. Realmuto during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in Jupiter, Fla. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)

THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:25 P.M.

Kushner family puts brakes on talks to buy Miami Marlins

The Kushner family has put the brakes on its negotiations to buy the Miami Marlins because of a report team owner Jeffrey Loria may be nominated by President Trump to become ambassador to France. Joshua Kushner, whose older brother is an adviser to the president, has a preliminary agreement to buy the Marlins. But in a statement released late Wednesday by Kushner’s brother in law, Joseph Meyer, the family expressed concern the deal might “complicate” the ambassadorship appointment.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:22 P.M.

Nap time: Rangers, Mike Napoli finally reunited for 3rd stint

Mike Napoli is back with the Texas Rangers for the third time after completing a long-anticipated deal. Napoli was part of a World Series appearance and had an All-Star season in his first stint with Texas in 2011 and 2012. He was then part of a World Series title and played in another one last season with Cleveland. Napoli returns to the Rangers expected to be their primary first baseman and a needed big bat in the middle of the lineup. Texas re-introduced him Thursday.

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Sergio Romo throws during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (Morry Gash / Associated Press)

THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:19 P.M.

Sergio Romo happy to finally be in Dodger blue

Sergio Romo looked over his shoulder again and again as if he just wanted to make sure that the No. 54 Dodgers jersey was still there. It was, representing a confirmation of something Romo had come to believe would never happen.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017


In this Sept. 29, 2016 file photo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo throws in San Francisco. (Ben Margot / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 9:35 P.M.

Dodgers officially sign longtime Giants reliever Sergio Romo

Reliever Sergio Romo officially signed a $3 million, one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday after nine seasons with the archrival San Francisco Giants. Romo’s deal includes $250,000 in performance bonuses, with $125,000 each for appearing in 50 and 60 games. He is likely to be the Dodgers’ setup man for closer Kenley Jansen.

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In this Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals starter Alex Reyes throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago. Reyes needs season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right arm. General manager John Mozeliak confirmed the diagnosis after an MRI. Reyes didn’t throw his scheduled bullpen session Tuesday, Feb. 14. 2017, because of a sore elbow. (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 9:27 P.M.

Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes needs Tommy John surgery

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes needs season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right arm. St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak says that’s the diagnosis after an MRI on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Reyes made his major league debut Aug. 9 and was 4-1 with a 1.57 ERA in five starts and seven relief appearances. His fastball averaged more than 97 mph.

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In this Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians, in Cleveland. Arrieta is hopeful of receiving a contract extension with the Cubs before he becomes eligible for free agency after the 2017 season, yet he also realizes this could be his final year with the club if talks don’t materialize. (Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 9:23 P.M.

Jake Arrieta hopeful of landing new contract to stay with Cubs

Jake Arrieta is hopeful of working out a new contract that would keep him with the Chicago Cubs before he becomes eligible for free agency after the 2017 season, yet he also realizes this could be his final year with the club if talks don’t materialize. The ace right-hander and 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner landed a one-year deal for $15,637,500 last month to avoid salary arbitration. Arrieta insisted Wednesday at the start of spring training that he won’t allow his future to be a distraction.

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