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  • Things to know about Friday’s baseball news

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player…

  • AP sources: Peavy, Giants agree to 2-year deal

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Jake Peavy joined the San Francisco Giants midseason, he brought an energy to the mound that added a new dimension to their rotation. Now, the Giants are keeping a key…

  • APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks’ payroll streak, owe most tax

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees’ 15-year streak as Major League Baseball’s biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax. The Dodgers finished with…

  • Kendrick intrigued by Dodgers’ offseason overhaul

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a baseball fan, Howie Kendrick is impressed and intrigued by the Los Angeles Dodgers’ offseason overhaul. As the Dodgers’ new second baseman, Kendrick is grateful he only has to drive…

  • Preller revamps Padres with series of blockbusters

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres took a break from a dizzying series of trades Friday afternoon to introduce one of their new sluggers, Matt Kemp. Kemp, in turn, put the blockbusters by…

  • Royals sign Rios to $11 million, 1-year deal

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have been so busy this offseason they gave out two No. 15 jerseys in one week. The latest player to don that number is Alex Rios, who signed…

  • Rays, Padres, Nats complete 11-player trade involving Myers

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Rays, Padres and Nationals finalized an 11-player trade Friday that sent 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Named outgoing commissioner Bud Selig commissioner emeritus, effective Jan. 25. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with LHP Wesley Wright on a one-year contract. Named Scott Coolbaugh hitting coach.…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Named outgoing commissioner Bud Selig commissioner emeritus, effective Jan. 25. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with LHP Wesley Wright on a one-year contract. Named Scott Coolbaugh hitting coach.…

  • Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from rebuilding Braves

    ATLANTA (AP) — With the focus firmly on the opening of their new stadium, the Atlanta Braves dealt away slugger Justin Upton and made it clear that contending next season is not their primary goal.…

  • Yankees send Prado, Phelps to Marlins for Eovaldi, Jones

    NEW YORK (AP) — Looking for rotation help at a relatively low price, the New York Yankees acquired right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Miami Marlins on…

  • New York Yankees Luxury Tax

    The New York Yankees’ payroll for luxury tax purposes each year, and the team’s tax, as compiled by the commissioner’s office, and the percentage tax rate the team paid on its overage. Payrolls are for…

  • New York Yankees Luxury Tax

    The New York Yankees’ payroll for luxury tax purposes each year, and the team’s tax, as compiled by the commissioner’s office, and the percentage tax rate the team paid on its overage. Payrolls are for…

  • Los Angeles Dodgers Luxury Tax

    The Los Angeles Dodgers’ payroll for luxury tax purposes each year, and the team’s tax, as compiled by the commissioner’s office, and the percentage tax rate the team paid on its overage. Payrolls are for…

  • Cubs, Motte finalize $4.5 million, 1-year contract

    CHICAGO (AP) — Reliever Jason Motte and the Chicago Cubs have finalized a $4.5 million, one-year contract that allows the former St. Louis closer to earn $2.5 million more in performance bonuses. Motte was one…