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  • Lester hopes to end Cubs' century-plus drought

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester insisted there's no reason the Chicago Cubs can't contend next year and even capture their first World Series title since 1908, around the time the Model T was rolling off the assembly line. "I'm going in with the intention of winning in 2015," he said. The...

  • Twins welcome their latest Santana

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ervin Santana's given name was Johan. This was a fine way to be identified for the right-hander raised in the Dominican Republic and working his way up through the minor leagues. Except there was this other pitcher named Johan Santana who had begun to make a big...

  • Woman pleads guilty to stalking Cubs' Theo Epstein

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — A woman has been placed on probation for two years after pleading guilty to stalking Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 47-year-old Kathleen Kearney pleaded guilty but mentally ill to one count of stalking Epstein as part of a plea...

  • Lowrie, Astros agree to $23 million, 3-year deal

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — Infielder Jed Lowrie and the Houston Astros have agreed to a $23 million, three-year contract. Lowrie receives salaries of $8 million next year, $7.5 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017 under the agreement announced Monday. Houston has a $6 million option for 2018...

  • Headley and Yankees agree to $52M, 4-year deal

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez appears to be returning to the New York Yankees as a man without a position. Chase Headley agreed Monday to a $52 million, four-year contract and said the Yankees assured him the third-base job was his. "That was a discussion that we had early on,"...

  • Royals sign right-hander Pino, designate Coleman

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals signed former Twins right-hander Yohan Pino on Monday and designated reliever Casey Coleman for assignment. The 30-year-old Pino went 2-5 with a 5.07 ERA in 11 starts for Minnesota last season. He made his debut June 19 against the White Sox and...

  • Mayberry finalizes $1.45M deal with Mets

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder John Mayberry Jr. and the New York Mets have finalized a $1.45 million, one-year contract. The deal was agreed to last week at the winter meetings and announced Monday. Mayberry figures to provide a right-handed bat with power to New York's bench. Mayberry...

  • Liriano gets $2M signing bonus in Pirates deal

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano gets a $2 million signing bonus as part of his $39 million, three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The left-hander will receive an $11 million salary next year and $13 million in each of the final two seasons of the deal, which was...

  • AP source: Harper, Nats agree at $7.5M, 2 years

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Outfielder Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals came to terms on a $7.5 million, two-year contract, avoiding a grievance hearing. Harper will receive salaries of $2.5 million in 2015, and $5 million in 2016 from the reigning NL East champions, according to a...

  • AP source: Lester $30M signing bonus sets record

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Lester set Major League Baseball records for largest signing bonus and biggest upfront payment with his $155 million, six-year deal with the Chicago Cubs. The pitcher's contract calls for a $30 million signing bonus, of which $15 million is due by April 1, a person...

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