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  • Texas Rangers hire Beasley as 3rd base coach

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have hired Tony Beasley as their third base coach to complete the staff for new manager Jeff Banister. Beasley spent the past four seasons in the Washington Nationals' organization after four seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Banister was...

  • Indians sign pair of pitchers

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have signed free agent pitchers Shaun Marcum and Dustin Molleken to minor league contracts with non-roster invitations to training camp. Marcum has 58 career major league wins for Toronto, Milwaukee and the New York Mets. He underwent shoulder surgery in...

  • Martin, Jays finalize $82 million, 5-year contract

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Free agent catcher Russell Martin and the Toronto Blue Jays have finalized an $82 million, five-year contract. Toronto announced the deal Tuesday, a day after Martin took a physical. A three-time All-Star, Martin hit .290 with 11 home runs and 67 RBIs last season,...

  • Stanton agrees to record deal with Marlins

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins persuaded Giancarlo Stanton to say yes. He couldn't afford to say no. Stanton agreed to terms Monday on a $325 million, 13-year contract, team owner Jeffrey Loria said. It's the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25 million per season....

  • Dodgers get minor leaguer Kyle Jensen from Miami

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have acquired minor league outfielder-first baseman Kyle Jensen from the Miami Marlins in exchange for a player to be named or cash. The deal was announced Monday night. Jensen spent last season with Triple-A New Orleans, hitting .260 with 27 homers and...

  • AP source: Jays, Martin agree to 5-year deal

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Toronto Blue Jays and free agent catcher Russell Martin have agreed to a five-year, $82 million contract. Martin took a physical Monday and the Blue Jays are expected to finalize the deal Tuesday, according to the person, who...

  • Cardinals sign Mueller as assistant hitting coach

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have hired former batting champion Bill Mueller as assistant hitting coach. The 43-year-old Mueller, a St. Louis native, was a .291 career hitter with a .373 on-base percentage. He served as the Chicago Cubs' hitting coach last season, and they...

  • Former All-Star Brook Jacoby becomes Jays' coach

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Former All-Star Brook Jacoby has been hired as hitting coach of the Toronto Blue Jays. The 54-year-old was Cincinnati's hitting coach from 2007-13 and Texas' minor league hitting coordinator last season. Jacoby played 11 seasons in the major leagues with Atlanta,...

  • Stanton agrees to record $325M deal with Marlins

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins are no longer pinching pennies, and Giancarlo Stanton won't be, either. Stanton agreed to terms with the team Monday on a $325 million, 13-year contract, Miami owner Jeffrey Loria said. It's the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25...

  • Heyward to Cards, Braves get Miller in 4-man deal

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20. He homered in his first big league at-bat. He was voted to the All-Star Game as a rookie. He was hailed as the future of the game by Hank Aaron. Heyward never quite lived up to...

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