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6th man set to plead guilty in MLB steroid case

MIAMI (AP) — A sixth man is set to plead guilty for his role in illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players and other athletes.

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Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade

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.

December 18, 2014 10:54 pmLoading…

A's trade All-Star catcher Derek Norris to Padres

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The revamping Oakland Athletics made yet another trade of a star player this offseason, sending catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres on Thursday night for righties Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez along with an internationa…

December 18, 2014 10:07 pmLoading…
Kris Medlan and Royals agree to $8.5 million, 2-year deal

Kris Medlan and Royals agree to $8.5 million, 2-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After twice having Tommy John surgery, Kris Medlen was looking for a team to give him a chance.

December 18, 2014 4:37 pmLoading…

Drug supplier pleads guilty in MLB doping case

MIAMI (AP) — A man who admitted working as a black market chemist at a garage lab in his suburban home pleaded guilty Thursday to being the main supplier of banned performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball's most recent steroid scandal.

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Column: Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB

Column: Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB

If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the downside.

December 18, 2014 1:11 am Photos

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For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out

For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba.

December 17, 2014 6:39 pm Photos

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Baseball monitoring White House Cuba decision

Major League Baseball isn't sure of the impact of President Barack Obama's decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba.

December 17, 2014 12:53 pmLoading…
Matsui to team up with Jeter for baseball charity in Japan

Matsui to team up with Jeter for baseball charity in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Hideki Matsui will team up with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter to hold a baseball charity event in support children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

December 17, 2014 2:01 am Photos

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AP source: Morse agrees to $16M, 2-year deal with Marlins

AP source: Morse agrees to $16M, 2-year deal with Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' busy offseason reached first base Tuesday.

December 16, 2014 4:29 pmLoading…
Yankees GM Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH

Yankees GM Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter — at most.

December 16, 2014 4:06 pmLoading…

Guilty plea in smuggling of Dodgers' Yasiel Puig

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a conspiracy to smuggle Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba in return for a sizable cut of the outfielder's multimillion-dollar salary.

December 16, 2014 12:17 pmLoading…
White Sox announce deal with OF Melky Cabrera

White Sox announce deal with OF Melky Cabrera

CHICAGO (AP) — The new-look White Sox added another bat to their potent lineup on Tuesday, announcing a $42 million, three-year contract with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera.

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Things to know about MLB free-agent signings

Things to know about MLB free-agent signings

There were a bevy of free-agent deals Monday. Here are some things to know about the biggest moves:

December 16, 2014 12:39 am Photos

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AP source: Rios, Royals agree to $11 million deal

AP source: Rios, Royals agree to $11 million deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Outfielder Alex Rios and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Monday.

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AP source: White Sox reach $42M deal with Cabrera

AP source: White Sox reach $42M deal with Cabrera

CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox finalized a $42 million, three-year contract with free agent Melky Cabrera on Monday, bolstering their outfield with their latest big move in an impressive offseason.

December 15, 2014 7:13 pmLoading…
Lester hopes to end Cubs' century-plus drought

Lester hopes to end Cubs' century-plus drought

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.

December 15, 2014 7:09 pm Photos

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Twins welcome their latest Santana

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.

December 15, 2014 6:05 pmLoading…
Headley and Yankees agree to $52M, 4-year deal

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

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez appears to be returning to the New York Yankees as a man without a position.

December 15, 2014 3:39 pm Photos

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Gregorius arrives in New York with title: Sir Didi

Gregorius arrives in New York with title: Sir Didi

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter earned five titles for the New York Yankees. His successor at shortstop already has one: Sir Didi Gregorius, proud member of Order of Orange-Nassau.

December 12, 2014 5:49 pm Photos

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Gregorius arrives in New York with title: Sir Didi

Gregorius arrives in New York with title: Sir Didi

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter earned five titles for the New York Yankees. His successor at shortstop already has one: Sir Didi Gregorius, proud member of Order of Orange-Nassau.

December 12, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…
Old-style swaps dominate MLB winter meetings

Old-style swaps dominate MLB winter meetings

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Baseball's winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt of swaps, with All-Stars switching teams at a rapid pace and executives scrambling to fill roster voids.

December 12, 2014 10:28 am Photos

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MLB Winter Meetings Things to Know

MLB Winter Meetings Things to Know

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Some things to know from Major League Baseball's winter meetings, which wrapped up on Thursday:

December 12, 2014 1:37 am Photos

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Red Sox, Tigers agree to Cespedes-Porcello swap

Red Sox, Tigers agree to Cespedes-Porcello swap

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation.

December 12, 2014 1:01 am Photos

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Welsch column: Is Billings ready for new Mustangs' energy?

Welsch column: Is Billings ready for new Mustangs' energy?

The old Billings Mustangs merged with the new for about an hour Friday afternoon in the clubhouse at Dehler Park, and the contrast couldn’t have been starker.

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