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  • J.D. Martinez, Tigers finalize $18.5 million, 2-year deal

    DETROIT (AP) — J.D. Martinez and the Detroit Tigers have finalized their $18.5 million, two-year contract, a deal that avoided salary arbitration. Martinez will earn $6.75 million this year and $11.75 million in 2017 as…

  • Moreland’s $5.7M deal with Rangers avoids arbitration

    PHOENIX (AP) — First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $5.7 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing set for Wednesday. Moreland gets a raise without an arbitration hearing…

  • Insights from Dusty Baker’s ‘Baseball Journey’

    MLB Network’s hour-long documentary “Dusty Baker: A Baseball Journey” gave Nationals fans insight into what to expect from the manager this season.

  • Clippard says D-backs’ potential drew him to Arizona

    PHOENIX (AP) — Reliever Tyler Clippard says that Arizona’s potential to contend for a title was a big reason he signed with the Diamondbacks. “They’ve proven this offseason that they’re taking the steps in the…

  • Longtime Reds clubhouse manager Bernie Stowe dies at age 80

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Bernie Stowe, who started working as one of the Cincinnati Reds’ clubhouse attendants in 1947, died on Tuesday. He was 80 years old. The Reds announced Stowe’s death. He had been slowed…

  • Darvish feeling strong in rehab, eager to rejoin Rangers

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish is feeling stronger than he did before elbow surgery, and has a renewed passion for the game after missing all of last season as the Texas Rangers were winning…

  • Free Agents Signings

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 98 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 source. For…

  • RHP Mat Latos agrees to $3M, 1-year deal with White Sox

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mat Latos agreed Tuesday to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, giving manager Robin Ventura another option for the back end of his rotation. Latos had consecutive 14-win…

  • Tanaka throws off mound after offseason elbow surgery

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, has thrown off a bullpen mound. Yankees pitching coach…

  • Skip Schumaker and Padres agree to minor league contract

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Skip Schumaker has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres and will be invited to big league spring training. The 36-year-old became a free agent after Cincinnati…

  • Rafael Palmeiro’s son, Orioles agree to minor league deal

    A son of former Orioles star Rafael Palmeiro has agreed to a minor league contract with Baltimore.

  • Joel Peralta and Mariners agree to minor league contract

    SEATTLE (AP) — Relief pitcher Joel Peralta has agreed to a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners and will report to big league spring training. The 39-year-old right-hander has spent parts of 11 seasons…

  • Astros beat Castro in arbitration, catcher gets $5 million

    PHOENIX (AP) — Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro became the first player to lose in salary arbitration this year. Castro was awarded $5 million on Tuesday by arbitrators Matt Goldberg, Gary Kendellen and James Oldham…

  • 2016 Spring Training Schedule

    Times EST Monday, Feb. 29 Florida Southern vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Northeastern vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston College vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, March…

  • AP source: Donaldson, Blue Jays nearing $28.65M, 2-year deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — AL MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays are nearing agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition…