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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Seattle left-hander Marco Gonzales returns to Spokane as part of Mariners Caravan

Dozens of children, most donning Mariners gear but a few representing Gonzaga, sat rapt in front of Marco Gonzales, taking turns asking questions.


Bone cancer claims Mel Stottlemyre at age 77

Mel Stottlemyre, who came out of the tiny Yakima Valley town of Mabton to become a star pitcher for the New York Yankees, has died of bone-marrow cancer at age …


AP Source: Oakland A’s make pitch for Kyler Murray

Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, a day before the Oklahoma quarterback’s deadline to enter the NFL draft, a …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 6:36 p.m.

Mookie Betts, Jacob deGrom, Khris Davis get big-money deals, avoid arbitration

AL MVP Mookie Betts, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and major league home run champion Khris Davis reached one-year deals to avoid salary arbitration, while slugger Nolan Arenado …


Cory Gearrin, Tim Beckham agree to deals with Mariners

Right-hander Cory Gearrin and infielder Tim Beckham have agreed to one-year contracts with the Seattle Mariners. The 32-year-old Gearrin was 2-1 with one save and a 3.77 ERA last year …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:36 p.m.

Larry Stone: If healthy, no reason Ichiro can’t play for Mariners this season

If you thought we had heard the last of Ichiro as a major league ballplayer when he stepped into his murky role as “Special Assistant to the Chairman” last May …


AP source: Zach Britton, Yankees agree to $39M, 3-year contract

NEW YORK – Zach Britton is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing to a $39 million, three-year contract, a deal that could be worth $53 million over four seasons, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

Troy Tulowitzki to play shortstop for Yanks until Didi Gregorius returns

The Yankees view Troy Tulowitzki as their starting shortstop until Didi Gregorius returns from Tommy John surgery this summer.


Mariners sign Japanese left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi

The Seattle Mariners have signed Japanese left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi to a four-year deal just ahead of the deadline for him to sign with a major league club or be …


Twins sign Nelson Cruz for DH power, clubhouse leadership

With an opening for a designated hitter and a need for more power in the lineup, the Minnesota Twins found quite a fit on the free agent market with a …


AP source: Angels fill void at catcher with Jonathan Lucroy

ANAHEIM, Calif. – A person with knowledge of the agreement says catcher Jonathan Lucroy has agreed to join the Los Angeles Angels. The person spoke to The Associated Press on …


Ex-Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz agrees to deal with Twins

The Twins continued their quest for power during the offseason by agreeing to terms with veteran designated hitter Nelson Cruz on Thursday.


Oakland brings back right-hander Mike Fiers on two-year, $14M deal

Free-agent right-hander Mike Fiers agreed to a two-year contract worth more than $14 million to stay with the Oakland Athletics, who were determined to find an experienced starter this offseason …


Rangers trade Jurickson Profar to A’s in 3-team deal involving Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas traded infielder Jurickson Profar to the Oakland Athletics on Friday in a three-team deal that included Tampa Bay and netted the Rangers four prospects. Oakland also …


Mariners trade Ben Gamel to Milwaukee for OF Domingo Santana

The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Domingo Santana from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in exchange for outfielder Ben Gamel and minor-league pitcher Noah Zavalos.


Dodgers send Yasiel Puig, Alex Wood to Reds for Homer Bailey

The Los Angeles Dodgers had a surplus of outfielders. With one attention-getting deal, they reshaped their roster in hopes of another pennant run.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Suit accuses Mariners of discrimination, targeting Felix Hernandez

A wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by the Seattle Mariners’ former high-performance director alleges she went to team owners John Stanton and Buck Ferguson and CEO Kevin Mather as far back as …


AP source: Daniel Murphy, Rockies agree to $24M, 2-year deal

The Colorado Rockies have brought in Daniel Murphy to boost an offense big on pop but lackluster in batting average.


So long, Safeco – Mariners’ stadium is now T-Mobile Park

The Seattle Mariners and Bellevue-based telecommunications giant T-Mobile announced a naming rights agreement that will last for the next 25 years, pending approval by the Washington State Major League Baseball …


Rangers introduce Lance Lynn, finalize $30M, 3-year deal

The only time Lance Lynn has pitched in the home ballpark of the Texas Rangers was as a rookie in 2011, during the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals.


AP source: Matt Harvey, Angels agree to $11M, 1-year deal

Matt Harvey has agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, returning to the team that drafted him out of high school but failed to sign …


Twins to retire Joe Mauer’s No 7 jersey next season

The Minnesota Twins will retire Joe Mauer’s No. 7 jersey next season, making a swift move to honor the homegrown player and six-time All-Star who recently retired after a 15-year …


CC Sabathia gets $500,000 bonus despite coming up short

Plunking an opponent paid off for CC Sabathia. The New York Yankees gave Sabathia a $500,000 performance bonus, even though the 38-year-old left-hander was ejected from his final regular-season start …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

AP source: Mets sign C Wilson Ramos to 2-year deal

The New York Mets have agreed to a $19.5 million, two-year contract with free-agent catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

Champion Red Sox owe nearly $12M in luxury tax

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox owe nearly $12 million in luxury tax for having baseball’s top payroll. That’s according to final calculations by the commissioner’s office obtained by …


Orioles hire Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as new manager

The Baltimore Orioles have hired Brandon Hyde to be their new manager, hoping his experience as Cubs bench coach will help the team move forward while in rebuilding mode. Hyde …


Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Santana go, 3-team trade wraps winter meetings

Carlos Santana and Jeurys Familia found friendly landing spots, Edwin Encarnacion took off for a more uncertain future. Joe Kelly joined the team he helped beat in the World Series, …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

From a hospital bed in Las Vegas, Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto finalizes a trade for Edwin Encarnacion

Slugger Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

AP: Charlie Morton, Tampa Bay Rays agree on $30M, 2-year deal

A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay Rays have reached a $30 million, two-year deal. The person spoke …


Andrew McCutchen joins Phillies, other deals percolate at winter meetings

Andrew McCutchen moving into Philadelphia’s outfield, more talk about a megadeal involving Noah Syndergaard and J.T. Realmuto and veteran pitcher Ivan Nova on the go. The winter meetings picked up …