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  • Duquette puts Toronto in past, focuses on improving Orioles

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Dan Duquette’s job description includes making trades that will help improve the Baltimore Orioles. This offseason, Duquette was in the middle of a potential blockbuster deal. Duquette, the Orioles president of baseball…

  • AP Source: RHP Richards, Angels reach $3.2 million deal

    A person with knowledge of the contract has told The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Angels have reached a $3.2 million deal for the upcoming season with right-hander Garrett Richards. The person spoke on…

  • Cubs legend Ernie Banks remembered for unwavering optimism

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fans and friends paid tribute to legendary Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on Saturday, recalling how he helped break baseball’s color barrier during a Hall of Fame career in which he won…

  • Teammates, fans say farewell to ‘Mr. Cub’

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fans and friends have paid tribute to legendary Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on what would have been his 84th birthday. At today’s memorial service in a Chicago church, the man known…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Milwaukee LHP Tyler Alexander, Baltimore 3B Austin Anderson, San Francisco RHP Dylan Brooks 50 games and free agent RHP Tyler Gonzales 100 games for violations of the Minor League Drug…

  • Nats outfielder Jayson Werth reports to jail

    WASHINGTON – Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth arrived at a Farifax County jail Friday night to begin the first of several weekends behind bars. He starts serving a five-day jail sentence for reckless driving, ABC…

  • Yankees sign pitcher Scott Baker to minor league contract

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees and right-hander Scott Baker have agreed to a one-year minor league contract. The 33-year-old Baker is 66-52 in 191 big league outings — 170 starts — for…

  • RHP Alexi Ogando, Red Sox reach 1-year deal

    BOSTON (AP) — Free agent pitcher Alexi Ogando and the Boston Red Sox reached agreement Friday on a one-year deal. The contract was expected to be worth $1.5 million, plus performance bonuses. The 31-year-old Ogando…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Milwaukee LHP Tyler Alexander, Baltimore 3B Austin Anderson, San Francisco RHP Dylan Brooks 50 games and free agent RHP Tyler Gonzales 100 games for violations of the Minor League Drug…

  • Ernie Banks left great memories for teammate Billy Williams

    CHICAGO (AP) — As he approached the casket to pay his respects to Ernie Banks, a steady flow of memories came rushing back to Billy Williams. There were so many from their Hall of Fame…

  • Steve Pearce, Orioles agree to $3.7 million, 1-year contract

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce has agreed to a $3.7 million, one-year contract and avoided a salary arbitration hearing. Pearce had asked for $5.4 million and had been offered $2 million when…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Milwaukee LHP Tyler Alexander, Baltimore 3B Austin Anderson, San Francisco RHP Dylan Brooks 50 games and free agent RHP Tyler Gonzales 100 games for violations of the Minor League Drug…

  • Free Agents

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 80 free agents who have signed, with name, position, former club if different, and contract. The contract information was obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources:For players…

  • Ramon Santiago agrees to minor league deal with Blue Jays

    TORONTO (AP) — Infielder Ramon Santiago has agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and will report to major league spring training. The 35-year-old hit .246 with two homers and 17…

  • Reliever Neal Cotts and Brewers agree to $3 million contract

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Reliever Neal Cotts and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract. The 34-year-old left-hander was 2-9 with a 4.32 ERA and two saves in a career-high 73 relief…