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  • Red Sox bring in Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez

    BOSTON (AP) — Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they're teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will lift them out of the AL East cellar. "It's exciting for me to be with Hanley and David Ortiz," Sandoval said Tuesday at Fenway Park after...

  • Pablo Sandoval reaches multiyear deal with Red Sox

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From his three-homer game in the 2012 World Series to that lasting image of his arms in the air celebrating another championship last month, Pablo Sandoval left quite a mark in San Francisco. No wonder fans are stunned he is really leaving. Right after he said he would love to retire in a Giants uniform, no less. Kung Fu...

  • Red Sox spend on Sandoval, Ramirez to shake cellar

    BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings. The first team in major league history to go from worst to first and back again has agreed to terms third baseman Pablo Sandoval, his agent confirmed Monday night. According to a baseball official with knowledge of the deal,...

  • AP Source: Seager, M's agree on $100M, 7-year deal

    SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager has cashed in on the best season of his young career, becoming the third Seattle Mariners player to reach the $100 million threshold. The third baseman and the Mariners have agreed to a $100 million, seven-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Monday. The person spoke to the...

  • Ibanez, Cash, Wakamatsu finalists to manage Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. Dave Martinez, the Rays' bench coach for the past seven seasons, was among seven candidates dropped Friday. Also cut were Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville, Manny Acta, Craig Counsell, Charlie Montoyo and...

  • Stanton signs record $325M deal at news conference

    MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins' field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games. He had just signed a record $325 million, 13-year contract and conceded he wasn't certain he should have agreed to the deal. "There was no 100 percent sure answer," Stanton said. "But the...

  • Mets move in fences at Citi Field for 2nd time

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mired in a streak of six straight losing seasons and hoping to boost offense, the New York Mets are moving in their fences at Citi Field for the second time. The Mets unveiled the new dimensions Tuesday, which bring in the fences 3-to-11 feet in front of the bullpens in right field. Right-center field will be 380 feet, down...

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

    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, while also helping the Pirates to a second straight playoff...

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

    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 spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not...

  • Stanton agrees to record $325M deal with Marlins

    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 million per season, or $154,321 per game. The deal includes a...

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

    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 the hype, and now he's heading to a team looking to bounce...

  • Tigers finalize $68M, 4-year deal with Martinez

    DETROIT (AP) — When Mike Ilitch was asked about the ramifications of another huge financial commitment by his Detroit Tigers, the octogenarian owner looked down for a couple seconds as if checking his wallet. "Yeah, I'm OK," Ilitch said. "I've got some 20s in there." The Tigers finalized a $68 million, four-year deal with Victor Martinez on...

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