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AP Source: Twins, Michael Pineda agree to 2-year, $20M deal

The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

Former MVP Al Rosen dies at 91

Al Rosen’s success in baseball didn’t end after he left the diamond for the final time. A muscular third baseman for the Cleveland Indians who won the 1953 A.L. MVP and later worked in the front offices of several teams, died Friday. He was 91.

Boston treasure

The PBS series “Antiques Roadshow” says it hit a home run with a collection of 1870s Boston baseball memorabilia. A trove of signatures and rare baseball cards from Boston Red Stockings players was appraised at $1 million for insurance purposes, series producer Marsha Bemko said.

Michael Pineda not only pitcher in majors to try pine tar

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is hardly the first major leaguer to head to the mound hoping to get away with using pine tar to aid his grip. And he won’t be the last, those in baseball say, because it’s simply part of the game.

Klapisch: Pine tar complaints won’t stick

NEW YORK – So what was it, exactly, that Michael Pineda got caught using on his right hand Thursday night? It sure looked like pine tar, or at least a similar-type of goop, but the Boston Red Sox never uttered a word of protest, which snuffed out the controversy before it gained momentum. Still, there was plenty of postgame fidgeting from the New York Yankees. Despite an impressive 4-1 win over Boston, they were clearly uncomfortable discussing the foreign substance found on the heel of Pineda’s hand. There’s no denying something was amiss: NESN, the Red Sox cable network, zeroed in on the area around Pineda’s palm, which was glistening with a brownish mass that quickly went viral on social media.

Crawford’s year over

Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will have season-ending surgery on his left elbow. The Red Sox issued a statement Monday saying the left fielder will have Tommy John surgery Thursday.

M’s ship Pineda to Yankees

The Mariners agreed to trade right-hander Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees for catcher Jesus Montero on Friday, a swap involving two stars younger than 23.

Young players lead charge as Mariners nip Rays

SEATTLE – While manager Eric Wedge continues to yearn for a veteran to make a consistently positive impact on the Seattle Mariners’ offense, the reality is that the young players are left to do it. Saturday, two of them were the difference in the Mariners’ 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field.

M’s Pineda chosen to replace Verlander on All-Star team

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Michael Pineda telephoned his mother in the Dominican Republic on Saturday night with some exciting news. There was a chance, he told her, that he could be named to the American League All-Star team as a replacement pitcher.

Michael Pineda, Seattle Mariners silence Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. – Justin Smoak could not have picked a better time to break out of his worst slump of the season. His seventh-inning double to the right-field corner Monday afternoon put Seattle ahead for good in a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics and helped Smoak’s offensively challenged team end quite a slump of its own. This comeback victory to support more stellar pitching by Michael Pineda gave the Mariners consecutive wins for the first time in more than a month.

McCann keys Atlanta’s rally past Mariners 5-4

SEATTLE – Brian McCann tormented Seattle pitching again with a tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh inning, part of a four-hit night by the Atlanta catcher, and the Braves rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the Mariners 5-4 on Tuesday night. The Braves took advantage of late control problems by starter Michael Pineda (7-5) and the Mariners’ inability to come through with a clutch hit early against Tommy Hanson. Seattle left the bases loaded in the second inning, and runners on second and third in the fourth. It was limited to one run both times.

Nats pull sweep as M’s bats sleep

WASHINGTON — The Seattle Mariners lost three one-run games, blew a huge lead in the opener, fell below .500 for the first time since May 29, wasted three superb starting pitching efforts, and continued to succumb to their anemic offense. But lo and behold, they weren’t the team dealing with the most turmoil Thursday at Nationals Park.

Pineda pitches Mariners past Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Michael Pineda is giving the Seattle Mariners hope they have found a formidable pitcher to pair with Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez atop their rotation. Pineda, a 22-year-old with a 99 mph fastball, held Kansas City to one run and three hits over six innings, Brendan Ryan had a tiebreaking two-run single and the Mariners beat the Royals 3-2 Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.

Pineda sharp as M’s end skid

Michael Pineda, a 22-year-old with a 99 mph fastball, held Kansas City to one run and three hits over six innings, Brendan Ryan had a tiebreaking two-run single and the Mariners beat the Royals 3-2 Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.