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  • Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Right after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot for one of baseball's best managers. Flush with prospects and ready to make a splash in free agency, the Cubs already had a manager in Rick...

  • Sandoval wants to stay with Giants rest of career

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pablo Sandoval walked up the stairs as he brought up the rear of yet another Giants victory parade and immediately got stopped by home run king Barry Bonds. "Don't walk by me," Bonds ordered, pulling his fellow slugger into an embrace. Sandoval insists he wants...

  • Brewers exercise Gallardo's option, decline Weeks

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers exercised right-hander Yovani Gallardo's $13 million option for next year and their half of third baseman Aramis Ramirez's $14 million option. Milwaukee also announced Friday it had voided Rickie Weeks' $11.5 million salary for 2015, making the second...

  • Maddux, Magadan return on Rangers coaching staff

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Pitching coach Mike Maddux and hitting coach Dave Magadan will remain on the Texas Rangers' coaching staff with new manager Jeff Banister. While bullpen coach Andy Hawkins and assistant hitting coach Bobby Jones also return, the Rangers said Friday that...

  • Giants Hall of Famer McCovey attends parade

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hall of Famer Willie McCovey took a break from his hospital-based rehab to attend the San Francisco Giants' World Series victory parade Friday from behind the scenes, thanking all the fans and well-wishers for the support and love through his recent health ordeal....

  • Ben Zobrist's $7.5M option exercised by Rays

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ben Zobrist's $7.5 million option for 2015 has been exercised by the Tampa Bay Rays. The two-time All-Star hit .272 this year with 10 homers and 52 RBIs. Next year he could become the first player to spend 10 seasons with the Rays. Zobrist, 33, is Tampa...

  • Red Sox decline option on Breslow

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox have declined to exercise their $4 million option on left-handed reliever Craig Breslow. Breslow was a key part of the Boston's bullpen in 2013, when the Red Sox won the World Series. But he struggled in the Series and again this year, when he had a 2-4...

  • Jeff Francis agrees to deal with Blue Jays

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays have agreed to a minor league contract with left-hander Jeff Francis and claimed outfielder Andy Dirks off waivers from the Detroit Tigers. Francis, a 33-year-old from North Delta, British Columbia, was 1-2 with a 5.85 ERA this year in one start and 11...

  • Soria's option exercised by Tigers

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Reliever Joakim Soria's $7 million option for 2015 was exercised Friday by the Detroit Tigers. Detroit would have had to pay a $500,000 buyout if it had declined the option on the 30-year-old right-hander, who was acquired from Texas in July. Soria had 17 saves for the...

  • Indians exercise option on infielder Mike Aviles

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have exercised their $3.5 million option for next season on versatile infielder Mike Aviles. In his second season with Cleveland, the 33-year-old Aviles batted .247 with 16 doubles, five homers and 39 RBIs in 113 games. He added 14 steals, matching a...

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