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  • Stanton signs record $325M deal at news conference

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins' field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games. He had just signed a record $325 million, 13-year contract and conceded he wasn't certain he should have agreed to the deal....

  • Cardinals add Cody Stanley to 40-man roster

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals have added catcher Cody Stanley to the 40-man roster and released outfielder Shane Robinson. St. Louis also sent right-hander Keith Butler outright to Triple-A Memphis in moves announced Wednesday. The Cardinals have four spots open on the 40-man roster....

  • Butler and A's finalize $30 million, 3-year deal

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Billy Butler came so close to winning it all with Kansas City that it stings to be leaving his only professional team after such a special run, and with some unfinished business. Then the Oakland Athletics came calling when his old club did not, and Butler is...

  • Red Sox claim Juan Francisco off waivers from Jays

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have claimed infielder Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Francisco played 106 games for the Blue Jays last season, batting .220 with 16 home runs and 43 RBIs. He has played both first and third base in a major league career that...

  • 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...

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