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Padres get Tommy Pham, Jake Cronenworth from Rays for Hunter Renfroe

The San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Tommy Pham and infielder-pitcher Jake Cronenworth from the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Hunter Renfroe, minor league infielder Xavier Edwards and a player …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Rangers complete $28M, 3-year deal with RHP Kyle Gibson

The Texas Rangers have completed a $28 million, three-year contract with right-hander Kyle Gibson, adding another veteran in the middle of their starting rotation.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

AP sources: NLCS, Series star Howie Kendrick, Nats agree for 2020

Postseason star Howie Kendrick and the World Series champion Washington Nationals agreed in principle to a $6.25 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Yankees’ Brian Cashman rappels building, gets fan message on Gerrit Cole

While Brian Cashman was descending the outside of a building Friday, the New York Yankees’ general manager came across a message taped to a 10th-floor window from a fan: Please …


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 …


J.D. Davis maintains he was unaware of Astros’ sign stealing

J.D. Davis maintains he was not aware of any electronic sign stealing by the Astros in 2017, when he made his major league debut with Houston.


Rays in listening phase entering winter meetings

The Tampa Bay Rays head into the upcoming winter meetings in the listening phase about ways to improve a roster that came within one win of reaching the American League …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Reds, Mike Moustakas complete $64 million, 4-year deal

Mike Moustakas watched the Reds from the visiting dugout and saw a team on the rise. He decided to become a key part in the franchise’s attempt to become a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Mariners ship catcher Omar Narvaez to Brewers for minor-leaguer Adam Hill, 2020 draft pick

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired catcher Omar Narvaez from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for minor-league pitcher Adam Hill and a comp pick in the 2020 amateur draft.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Mets acquire Jake Marisnick from Astros for pair of prospects

Outfielder Jake Marisnick was acquired by the New York Mets from the Houston Astros on Thursday for two prospects – left-hander Blake Taylor and outfielder Kenedy Corona.


St. Pete won’t allow Rays to share games with Montreal

The mayor of St. Petersburg says the city will not allow the Tampa Bay Rays to pursue a plan to split home games between new stadiums that would be built …


Angels get Dylan Bundy from O’s for 4 pitchers

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired right-hander Dylan Bundy from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade for four minor league pitchers.


Carlos Carrasco, Josh Donaldson win MLB Comeback Player of Year awards

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco and Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson have won the Comeback Player of the Year awards.


Cole Hamels, Braves agree $18 million, 1-year deal

Left-hander Cole Hamels agreed to an $18 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, one of the more active teams of the offseason.


AP sources: Zack Wheeler, Phillies agree to $118M, 5-year deal

Right-hander Zack Wheeler and the Phillies agreed to a $118 million, five-year contract, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday.


Carl Edwards Jr., Seattle Mariners finalize $950,000, 1-year contract

A 28-year-old right-hander, Edwards slumped this year. He had an 8.47 ERA in 22 appearances for the Chicago Cubs and San Diego, which acquired him at the July 31 trade …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

In Evan White, Mariners see their first baseman of the future (or at least the next nine years)

Evan White slipped on the crisp, white Mariners jersey with the No. 12 on the back, fumbling with the buttons and shaming himself for his clumsiness, while apologizing for taking …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Mariners sign Kendall Graveman to $2M, 1-year deal

The Seattle Mariners have added another option for their rotation by agreeing to a one-year contract with Kendall Graveman that guarantees the right-hander $2 million as he returns from Tommy …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

John Sherman takes over as Kansas City Royals controlling owner

The Kansas City Royals officially have changed hands from David Glass to an ownership group led by John Sherman and that includes actor Eric Stonestreet and a number of local …


Baseball owners approve Greg Johnson as Giants’ control person

Greg Johnson was approved by the major league clubs as the new controlling owner of the San Francisco Giants.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

MLB probing Astros back to ’17, ‘firm’ discipline possible

Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

John Sherman approved as new controlling owner of Royals

John Sherman was approved Thursday as the new controlling owner of the Kansas City Royals, and his group plans to close its deal to purchase the team from David Glass …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Catcher Yasmani Grandal, White Sox reach $73M, 4-year deal

Yasmani Grandal saw a young team stocked with promising pitchers and hitters. He envisioned a bright future for the Chicago White Sox, and he chose to be part of it.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Jacoby Ellsbury released by Yankees, who owe $26 million

The Yankees have given up on Jacoby Ellsbury, cutting the oft-injured outfielder with more than $26 million left in his $153 million, seven-year contract.


More than 100 in Congress ask MLB to reconsider minors plan

Nearly one-quarter of the members of the House of Representatives asked Major League Baseball to reconsider its proposal for a restructuring of the minor leagues after the 2020 season that …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Astros owner declines comment on sign stealing investigation

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has declined to comment on Major League Baseball’s investigation into allegations of sign stealing.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Former NBA executive wants to bring MLB to Orlando

The man who helped bring an NBA team to Orlando said Wednesday that he wants to bring a Major League Baseball team to the theme park mecca.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Shark crosses Pacific: Gerardo Parra joins Yomiuri Giants

The “Baby Shark” is moving to Japan. Outfielder Gerardo Parra has agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Angels’ Mike Trout overcomes injury, tragedy to win 3rd AL MVP

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has overcome injury and tragedy to win his third AL MVP Award. Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger beat out the Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Jake Odorizzi, Jose Abreu accept $17.8M offers to stay with teams

Pitcher Jake Odorizzi accepted a $17.8 million qualifying offer to stay with the Minnesota Twins and first baseman Jose Abreu took the same amount to remain with the Chicago White …