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  • Giants third base coach Tim Flannery retires

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Flannery is ready to leave the baseball grind and play a little more music. On the day Pablo Sandoval finalized his contract with the Boston Red Sox, Flannery announced he is retiring from the San Francisco Giants, who lost their third base coach in addition...

  • White Sox announce deal with LaRoche

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — When Adam LaRoche was a kid, he used to hang with his father at old Comiskey Park when Dave was a coach with the Chicago White Sox. Now Adam LaRoche gets to play for one of his dad's old teams. The White Sox are bringing LaRoche back to Chicago to serve as their...

  • Red Sox contracts with Sandoval and Ramirez

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Terms of the agreements the Boston Red Sox announced Tuesday with Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez: SANDOVAL: A $3 million signing bonus payable by Jan. 15. Salaries of $17 million in each of the first three seasons and $18 million apiece in 2018 and '19. Boston has a...

  • Red Sox bring in Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they're teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will lift them out of the AL East cellar. "It's exciting for me to be with Hanley and David...

  • Darvish cleared for offseason throwing program

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers ace Yu Darvish has been cleared to start his offseason throwing program. Darvish, who missed the last seven weeks of the season because of inflammation in his right elbow, had an MRI and was examined Tuesday by team physician Dr. Keith Meister. Texas...

  • Twins hire former Rays pitching coach Neil Allen

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins starting rotation has been the biggest reason the franchise has plummeted to the big league basement with four straight seasons of at least 92 losses. The group's monumental struggles have caused the fan base to clamor for a fresh voice from...

  • AP source: Left-hander Jon Lester, Giants to meet

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval's departure. The free agent pitcher has plans to meet with the World Series champions next week, a person with knowledge of the meeting said Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of...

  • Detroit's Carrera opts for free agency

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Ezequiel Carrera has decided to become a free agent after the Detroit Tigers assigned him outright to Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers designated the outfielder for assignment last week. Carrera hit .261 in 45 games for Detroit in 2014, but the Tigers recently traded for...

  • Reds hire Kevin Towers as special assistant to GM

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds hired former Arizona general manager Kevin Towers as a special assistant for player personnel on Tuesday. Towers spent the last four years as general manager of the Diamondbacks. He also was general manager of the Padres from 1996-2009. He replaces Bob...

  • Pablo Sandoval reaches multiyear deal with Red Sox

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From his three-homer game in the 2012 World Series to that lasting image of his arms in the air celebrating another championship last month, Pablo Sandoval left quite a mark in San Francisco. No wonder fans are stunned he is really leaving. Right after he said he...