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  • Blue Jays GM calls Martin 'key to our offseason'

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — In his pursuit of Russell Martin, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos made his intentions clear in a message to the free-agent catcher's representative. "At one point I mentioned to the agent, 'Just so you know. I'm signing the player,'" a smiling...

  • Tigers designate Carrera for assignment

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have designated outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for assignment. The Tigers also announced Thursday that they have claimed right-hander Josh Zeid off waivers. Zeid appeared in 23 games — all in relief — for the Houston Astros last season. Carrera hit .261...

  • Giants confident they're in Pablo Sandoval chase

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans says he has been given "every indication" Pablo Sandoval will give careful consideration to re-signing with the World Series champions. Evans said the free agent third baseman could decide on contract offers as soon as...

  • Yanks sell Wheeler's rights to Golden Eagles

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have sold the rights to infielder Zelous Wheeler to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League. The 27-year-old, signed by the Yankees last November, hit .193 with two homers and five RBIs in 57 at-bats with New York as a rookie...

  • Signing Stanton could boost Loria's image

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — By agreeing to pay Giancarlo Stanton $325 million over the next 13 years, Jeffrey Loria gets to keep one of baseball's premier sluggers in the Miami Marlins lineup. Whether that deal comes with some goodwill remains to be seen. Widely vilified for many of his decisions...

  • Angels hire Hamilton aide Narron as Triple-A coach

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have hired Josh Hamilton's former accountability partner to be the hitting coach for their top minor-league affiliate. Johnny Narron was hired by the Angels on Wednesday to work for their Triple-A club in Salt Lake City. Narron was the...

  • Phillies' Howard reaches settlement with family

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Phillies slugger Ryan Howard has settled a legal battle with his family over its management of his finances and business affairs. Court documents filed in federal court in St. Louis show that RJH Enterprises, a firm set up to represent the former NL MVP's interests,...

  • Stanton signs record $325M deal at news conference

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins' field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games. He had just signed a record $325 million, 13-year contract and conceded he wasn't certain he should have agreed to the deal....

  • Cardinals add Cody Stanley to 40-man roster

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals have added catcher Cody Stanley to the 40-man roster and released outfielder Shane Robinson. St. Louis also sent right-hander Keith Butler outright to Triple-A Memphis in moves announced Wednesday. The Cardinals have four spots open on the 40-man roster....

  • Butler and A's finalize $30 million, 3-year deal

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Billy Butler came so close to winning it all with Kansas City that it stings to be leaving his only professional team after such a special run, and with some unfinished business. Then the Oakland Athletics came calling when his old club did not, and Butler is...

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