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  • Frandsen agrees to $1 million deal with Nationals

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Utility player Kevin Frandsen and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration with a deal that raises his base salary by $100,000. The 32-year-old hit .259 with a club-high 11 pinch hits last season, his first in...

  • Cubs to host Cards in big league opener April 5

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the Sunday night major league opener on April 5. Originally scheduled for April 6, the game was moved up to become ESPN's opening national telecast of the season. Chicago said Friday the remainder of the three-game...

  • Yankee Stadium fixture 'Bill the Baker' dies at 67

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A fan befriended by former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner who became a press box fixture for more than 30 years known as "Bill the Baker," has died. He was 67. The Yankees said Bill Stimers died Thursday at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in the Bronx. They...

  • Padres win bidding for rights to Korean pitcher

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The San Diego Padres have won the bidding for rights to South Korean pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim with a $2 million offer and have 30 days to reach a deal with the 26-year-old left-hander. Major League Baseball said Thursday the Padres had submitted the highest bid for Kim,...

  • Francoeur agrees to minor league deal with Phils

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Gold Glove outfielder Jeff Francoeur has agreed to a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. The club announced the deal Thursday along with minor league agreements for seven other players, including outfielder Xavier Paul and infielder Andres...

  • AP source: Tigers reach 4-year deal with Martinez

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Victor Martinez has agreed to a $68 million, four-year contract to stay with the Detroit Tigers, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Thursday because the agreement has not been...

  • Tigers acquire OF Gose from Blue Jays for prospect

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers acquired speedy outfielder Anthony Gose from the Toronto Blue Jays for second base prospect Devon Travis on Wednesday night. One of Detroit's priorities this offseason was to address center field after Austin Jackson was dealt to Seattle last summer....

  • Former A's first baseman Moore dies in Georgia

    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore, who played parts of three major league seasons, has died. He was 57. The A's confirmed Wednesday, with information provided by the family, that Moore died Sunday in Georgia of cardiac arrest. He had multiple...

  • Hernandez "disappointed" finishing 2nd in Cy Young

    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — If he needed any extra incentive going forward, Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez found some on Wednesday when he finished second in the AL Cy Young voting. "I don't know what to say. That was tough," Hernandez said after finishing 10 points behind Cleveland's Corey...

  • Yankees agree to deal with left-hander De Paula

    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Jose De Paula has agreed to a one-year contract with the New York Yankees after spending 2014 with San Francisco's Triple-A team. He would get paid at a rate of $510,000 while in the major leagues and $150,000 while in the minors. De Paula is guaranteed...

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