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  • Scioscia thinks Trout could hit 3rd for Angels

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — AL MVP Mike Trout could be hitting from the 3-hole in the Angels' lineup next season. Manager Mike Scioscia wouldn't mind seeing Trout bat second, too. At the same time. "If we had a guy like Mike that would hit in front of Mike, I think you'd really see some...

  • Yanks say A-Rod not at spring training weight

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Alex Rodriguez isn't yet at the weight the New York Yankees want him to be at when he reports to spring training in two months. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Matthew Krause, the team's strength and conditioning coordinator, visited A-Rod on Wednesday in...

  • Robertson and White Sox finalize $46 million deal

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — David Robertson is looking forward to playing with Jeff Samardzija on the new-look Chicago White Sox. Chicago announced a $46 million, four-year contract with Robertson on Wednesday, giving the White Sox a sorely needed presence at the back end of their bullpen after...

  • Pirates acquire left-hander Bastardo from Phillies

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo from the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday for minor league lefty Joely Rodriguez. The 29-year-old Bastardo went 5-7 with a 3.94 ERA this year with the Phillies. He struck out 81 and walked 34 in...

  • Boras talking with Nats on Harper grievance

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bryce Harper's agent is having talks with the Washington Nationals ahead of a possible grievance hearing to decide whether the outfielder should be eligible for salary arbitration. Harper has 2 years, 159 days of major league service, 26 above the cutoff for...

  • Braves release new renderings of proposed stadium

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves released new renderings of their planned suburban stadium Wednesday, showing a hotel and office building towering beyond the right-field stands. The images focus on the multi-use development around SunTrust Park, which is set to open in 2017 in Cobb...

  • Cherington wishes he had more talk with Lester

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says he wishes he had a little more conversation with Jon Lester last season. Only hours after getting a goodbye call from Lester around 10 p.m. Tuesday before it was learned the lefty agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract...

  • AP sources: Astros add relievers Gregerson, Neshek

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros have bolstered their bullpen by agreeing to an $18.5 million, three-year contract with Luke Gregerson and a $12.5 million, two-year deal with Pat Neshek, people familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. The people spoke on condition of...

  • Tomas can opt out of deal after $36M and 4 years

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yasmany Tomas can become a free agent again after receiving $36 million during the first four years of his contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Under the agreement announced Monday, the Cuban defector is guaranteed $68.5 million over six seasons. Tomas gets a $14...

  • Lester, Cubs agree to $155M, 6-year contract

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jon Lester agreed Tuesday night to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs, the first big deal of the offseason involving a top-level starting pitcher and one Chicago hopes will help end more than a century of frustration at Wrigley Field's Friendly Confines....

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