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  • AP source: Billy Butler and A's reach 3-year deal

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Free agent designated hitter Billy Butler and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the A's had not announced...

  • Stanton can opt out of deal after $107 million

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton will make just $6.5 million in the first year of his record $325 million, 13-year contract with the Miami Marlins. The deal with the All-Star outfielder, the richest agreed to by a North American team, is to be formally announced at a news conference...

  • Dodgers add 4 more to front office staff

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have added four front-office hires as new president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman continues to make over the staff. The new additions announced Tuesday are: David Finley, vice president of amateur and international scouting; Galen Carr, director...

  • Astros agree to 1-year deal with OF Alex Presley

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros reached agreement with Alex Presley on a $1 million, one-year contract Tuesday, avoiding arbitration with the outfielder. The 29-year-old hit. 244 with six homers and 19 RBIs in 89 games for Houston last season. He played all three outfield positions,...

  • Mets move in fences at Citi Field for 2nd time

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mired in a streak of six straight losing seasons and hoping to boost offense, the New York Mets are moving in their fences at Citi Field for the second time. The Mets unveiled the new dimensions Tuesday, which bring in the fences 3-to-11 feet in front of the bullpens...

  • White Sox agree $15 million, 3-year deal with Duke

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox boosted their bullpen Tuesday, reaching agreement with left-hander Zach Duke on a $15 million, three-year contract. The 31-year-old Duke will get $4.5 million next season, $5 million in 2016 and $5.5 in 2017. Duke flourished in his lone season...

  • Giants' Tim Hudson 'pretty sure' 2015 his last

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship. The 39-year-old right-hander finally reached and won the World Series in his 16th major league season. He said Tuesday he plans to...

  • Texas Rangers hire Beasley as 3rd base coach

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have hired Tony Beasley as their third base coach to complete the staff for new manager Jeff Banister. Beasley spent the past four seasons in the Washington Nationals' organization after four seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Banister was...

  • Indians sign pair of pitchers

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have signed free agent pitchers Shaun Marcum and Dustin Molleken to minor league contracts with non-roster invitations to training camp. Marcum has 58 career major league wins for Toronto, Milwaukee and the New York Mets. He underwent shoulder surgery in...

  • Martin, Jays finalize $82 million, 5-year contract

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Free agent catcher Russell Martin and the Toronto Blue Jays have finalized an $82 million, five-year contract. Toronto announced the deal Tuesday, a day after Martin took a physical. A three-time All-Star, Martin hit .290 with 11 home runs and 67 RBIs last season,...

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