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  • Twins decline $3.6M option on reliever Burton

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series. The 33-year-old had a stellar 2012 season for the Twins, posting a 2.18 ERA in 64...

  • Padres fire Plantier as hitting coach

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Phil Plantier is the latest hitting coach to be fired by the San Diego Padres. Plantier was dismissed Wednesday after three years on the job. The Padres hit .226 last year, worst in the big leagues. They were hitting .210 on June 30. Plantier had been the sixth...

  • Dodgers' Haren has surgery on left shoulder

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday. The team said the 30-minute procedure on Haren's non-throwing shoulder was to clean out bursitis and the AC joint. He will begin his rehab in a week and is expected to be ready...

  • Phillies sign Jerome Williams to 1-year deal


    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Right-hander Jerome Williams has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Williams was 4-2 with a 2.83 ERA in nine starts for the Phillies after being claimed off waivers from the Texas Rangers on Aug. 10. He also pitched for...

  • Interim manager Bogar won't stay on Rangers' staff

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tim Bogar, who filled in after former Texas manager Ron Washington resigned and was a finalist to replace him, will not be on the Rangers' coaching staff next season. General manager Jon Daniels said Monday that he and new manager Jeff Banister had discussions...

  • Reds to replace third base coach Steve Smith

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have decided to replace third base coach Steve Smith. The rest of the staff is expected to return following a rough season. Smith joined the Reds last season. He worked in the Mariners' system with Bryan Price, who was promoted to manager last...

  • Tigers hire former Pirates GM Littlefield as scout

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have hired former Pittsburgh general manager Dave Littlefield as a major league scout. The team announced the move Monday. Littlefield replaces Mike Russell. The 54-year-old Littlefield has spent more than 25 seasons in major league front offices. He...

  • Oldest former Red Sox player Lou Lucier dies at 96

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96. The team says Lucier (LOO'-cee-ur) had a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday. A right-handed pitcher, Lucier played parts of three major league seasons during...

  • Bumgarner gets nod for Giants World Series opener

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The reliable southpaw is getting the ball for another important Game 1. Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will pitch the World Series opener for the San Francisco Giants at Kansas City on Tuesday. Manager Bruce Bochy made the expected announcement Saturday as his...

  • Cardinals play deep into October, again fall short

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Matheny has led the Cardinals deep into October all three seasons since replacing Tony La Russa as manager. When St. Louis falls short each year, he bears the weight of expectations. An injury to Yadier Molina, shaky starting pitching by Adam Wainwright, John...