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  • AP sources: Peavy, Giants agree to 2-year deal

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Jake Peavy joined the San Francisco Giants midseason, he brought an energy to the mound that added a new dimension to their rotation. Now, the Giants are keeping a key member of their World Series championship team, bringing back Peavy with hopes of another...

  • Twins tab Mike Quade for Triple-A manager job

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have hired former Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade to run their top farm team. The Twins announced their 2015 minor league staff assignments Friday, with Quade joining the organization for the first time. He'll be the manager at Triple-A...

  • Jimmy Rollins thrilled by fresh start with Dodgers

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Jimmy Rollins learned he was headed from Philadelphia to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the longtime Phillies shortstop had to wait more than a week for the clubs to complete the deal. In his first day out of limbo, Rollins was eager to get to work chasing a...

  • Kendrick intrigued by Dodgers' offseason overhaul

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a baseball fan, Howie Kendrick is impressed and intrigued by the Los Angeles Dodgers' offseason overhaul. As the Dodgers' new second baseman, Kendrick is grateful he only has to drive a few more miles up the I-5 freeway to be a part of it all. The club welcomed...

  • Preller revamps Padres with series of blockbusters

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres took a break from a dizzying series of trades Friday afternoon to introduce one of their new sluggers, Matt Kemp. Kemp, in turn, put the blockbusters by general manager A.J. Preller into perspective as only a guy fresh from Hollywood could. "This...

  • Royals sign Rios to $11 million, 1-year deal

    Updated: 5 min ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have been so busy this offseason they gave out two No. 15 jerseys in one week. The latest player to don that number is Alex Rios, who signed an $11 million, one-year deal Friday that includes a mutual option for the 2016 season. Rios will take over...

  • Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from rebuilding Braves

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — With the focus firmly on the opening of their new stadium, the Atlanta Braves dealt away slugger Justin Upton and made it clear that contending next season is not their primary goal. Just one year removed from an NL East championship and a perennial playoff team, the...

  • Cubs, Motte finalize $4.5 million, 1-year contract

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Reliever Jason Motte and the Chicago Cubs have finalized a $4.5 million, one-year contract that allows the former St. Louis closer to earn $2.5 million more in performance bonuses. Motte was one of baseball's top closers in 2012, when he had 42 saves in 49 chances and...

  • Rollins leaves legacy in Philly, heads to Dodgers

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While talent got Jimmy Rollins to the major leagues, confidence made him a winner and sparked the most successful run in the history of the Philadelphia Phillies. The former NL MVP and three-time All-Star shortstop was officially traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers...

  • 3 Floridians glad to be joining Marlins

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Mat Latos sat in the left-field plaza at Marlins Park as he reminisced about attending the first game in franchise history when he was 5 years old. A few feet away, Michael Morse shared his memories of going to the same game. The two new teammates are South Florida...

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