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  • Stanton agrees to record deal with Marlins

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins persuaded Giancarlo Stanton to say yes. He couldn't afford to say no. Stanton agreed to terms Monday on a $325 million, 13-year contract, team owner Jeffrey Loria said. It's the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25 million per season....

  • Dodgers get minor leaguer Kyle Jensen from Miami

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have acquired minor league outfielder-first baseman Kyle Jensen from the Miami Marlins in exchange for a player to be named or cash. The deal was announced Monday night. Jensen spent last season with Triple-A New Orleans, hitting .260 with 27 homers and...

  • AP source: Jays, Martin agree to 5-year deal

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Toronto Blue Jays and free agent catcher Russell Martin have agreed to a five-year, $82 million contract. Martin took a physical Monday and the Blue Jays are expected to finalize the deal Tuesday, according to the person, who...

  • Cardinals sign Mueller as assistant hitting coach

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have hired former batting champion Bill Mueller as assistant hitting coach. The 43-year-old Mueller, a St. Louis native, was a .291 career hitter with a .373 on-base percentage. He served as the Chicago Cubs' hitting coach last season, and they...

  • Former All-Star Brook Jacoby becomes Jays' coach

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Former All-Star Brook Jacoby has been hired as hitting coach of the Toronto Blue Jays. The 54-year-old was Cincinnati's hitting coach from 2007-13 and Texas' minor league hitting coordinator last season. Jacoby played 11 seasons in the major leagues with Atlanta,...

  • Stanton agrees to record $325M deal with Marlins

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins are no longer pinching pennies, and Giancarlo Stanton won't be, either. Stanton agreed to terms with the team Monday on a $325 million, 13-year contract, Miami owner Jeffrey Loria said. It's the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25...

  • Heyward to Cards, Braves get Miller in 4-man deal

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20. He homered in his first big league at-bat. He was voted to the All-Star Game as a rookie. He was hailed as the future of the game by Hank Aaron. Heyward never quite lived up to...

  • Tigers exercise Avila's $5.4 million option

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Alex Avila's $5.4 million option for 2015 has been exercised by the Detroit Tigers. Avila, who turns 28 in January, hit .218 with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs last season, although concussion problems have become a concern over the last couple years. Detroit would have owed...

  • Cubs acquire INF La Stella from Braves

    Updated: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have acquired second baseman Tommy La Stella in a trade with the Atlanta Braves for reliever Arodys Vizcaino. Chicago and Atlanta also swapped four international pool slots in Sunday's deal, with three going to the Braves and one to the Cubs. The...

  • Tigers hoping familiar names can keep run going

    Updated: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — It's not often a general manager has to defend bringing back the runner-up in the MVP race, but Detroit's Dave Dombrowski faced an obvious question after signing Victor Martinez to another four-year deal. Even though Martinez had perhaps his best season in 2014 at age...

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