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  • Reds exercise Cueto's option, decline Ludwick

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds exercised Johnny Cueto's $10 million contract option on Thursday but decided to let outfielder Ryan Ludwick and infielder Jack Hannahan become free agents. Cueto also made $10 million last season, when he went 20-9 with a 2.25 ERA, the Reds' first 20-game...

  • Royals look toward next season after dream run

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction. They would be back, this scrappy bunch of kids. Their return to the playoffs...

  • A's decline to exercise Nakajima's contract option

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have declined to exercise their $5.5 million contract option for shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima and instead owe him a $500,000 buyout. The highly touted Nakajima, 32, never played a major league game after receiving a $6.5 million, two-year...

  • Royals send Hendricks back to Blue Jays in trade

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have acquired minor league catcher Santiago Nessy from the Toronto Blue Jays for right-handed pitcher Liam Hendricks one day after losing in Game 7 of the World Series. The 21-year-old Nessy appeared in 69 games for Class-A Lansing and Dunedin this...

  • Cards exercise Lackey option at big league minimum

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have exercised their 2015 contract option on pitcher John Lackey, which is at the major league minimum. The right-hander agreed to an $82.5 million, five-year contract with Boston in December 2009 that contained a provision for a conditional...

  • New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager. Mere mention of anything about a dynasty during the World Series made him uncomfortable. He felt equally uneasy when his name got linked to the best...

  • Matt Williams headlines Nevada baseball dinner

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams has agreed to be the featured speaker at an annual fundraiser for the University of Nevada baseball team in January. Williams is a Carson City native who starred at Carson High and later at UNLV. He was a five-time all-star...

  • Moment of silence for Taveras before World Series

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There was a moment of silence before Game 6 of the World Series to honor Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, who died in an automobile accident last weekend in the Dominican Republic. The 22-year-old Taveras, who made his big league debut this season, was...

  • Royals top prospect Zimmer has shoulder surgery

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer had surgery on his shoulder to remove damaged tissue, throwing his status for the start of next season into question. Tuesday's surgery was performed by New York Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek in New York. The...

  • Blue Jays claim 1B Justin Smoak

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays claimed Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak off waivers Tuesday. The 27-year-old Smoak appeared in 80 games for the Mariners last season, batting.202 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs. The former first-round pick of the Texas Rangers in...

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