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

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    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: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    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...

  • Pirates and Corey Hart agree to $2.5M, 1-year deal

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — First baseman Corey Hart and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. The deal, which includes $2.5 million in performance bonuses, gives the Pirates a right-handed option at first base to join left-handed slugger Pedro Alvarez, who is...

  • Angels get second baseman Giavotella from Royals

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals for minor league pitcher Brian Broderick. The clubs announced the deal Friday. Giavotella was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday after spending...

  • RHP Porcello recalls getting tossed at Fenway Park

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Rick Porcello didn't hesitate when asked to recall memories of pitching in Fenway Park. In his rookie season, he hit Boston's Kevin Youkilis in the back with the first pitch of the second inning. "There it is," said Porcello, smiling about the question. "Getting thrown...

  • Rays promote Foley to bench coach

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tom Foley has been promoted to bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays, who have also added Rocco Baldelli and Charlie Montoyo to the staff of first-year manager Kevin Cash. The team said Friday that former first base coach George Hendrick accepted a job as...

  • Wright and Orioles finalize $1.7 million, 1-year contract

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Reliever Wesley Wright and the Baltimore Orioles have finalized a $1.7 million, one-year contract. The deal, announced Friday, includes a $50,000 performance bonus if the left-hander appears in 60 games. The 29-year-old had a 3.17 ERA in 58 games with the Chicago...

  • Phillies finalize deal sending Jimmy Rollins to Dodgers

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have finalized their trade of Jimmy Rollins, sending the All-Star shortstop and $1 million to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-hander Zach Eflin and left-hander Tom Windle. The deal was agreed to last week at the winter meetings and announced Friday,...

  • Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Slugger Matt Kemp has joined the Padres after San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a five-player trade Thursday night. The teams agreed to the trade last week during the winter meetings in San Diego. It was the first of three big deals by new Padres general...

  • St Pete council rejects deal with Rays

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The St. Petersburg City Council rejected a deal between the Rays and the city's mayor that would have allowed the team to search for new stadium sites on both sides of Tampa Bay. The council voted 5-3 Thursday to reject a proposed agreement reached this...

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