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  • Suzuki says new sense of enthusiasm behind Marlins deal

    TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki says a renewed sense of enthusiasm was behind his decision to sign a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins. “When I met (Miami) team executives yesterday, I felt…

  • White Sox agree to $2M deal with Beckham, cut Viciedo

    CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox were looking to add versatility to their lineup, so they decided to bring back infielder Gordon Beckham after trading him last season. Beckham agreed to a $2 million, one-year…

  • AP Source: Angels avoid arbitration with David Freese

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that third baseman David Freese has avoided arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a one-year deal for $6,425,000. The…

  • Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER — Suspended New York Yankees SS Tyler Palmer (GCL) 50 games after testing positive for Amphetamine, Arizona RHP Felipe Perez (Hillsboro-NWL) and Pittsburgh 1B Kevin Ross (West…

  • Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER — Suspended New York Yankees SS Tyler Palmer (GCL) 50 games after testing positive for Amphetamine, Arizona RHP Felipe Perez (Hillsboro-NWL) and Pittsburgh 1B Kevin Ross (West…

  • Reliever Jenrry Mejia, Mets get 1-year deal, no arbitration

    NEW YORK (AP) — Reliever Jenrry Mejia and the New York Mets reached agreement Wednesday on a one-year contract worth $2,595,000 and avoided salary arbitration. Mejia made $509,675 last year. He asked for $3 million…

  • Bagwell to help out Astros at spring training

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell will join the team at spring training as a guest instructor. The Astros aren’t sure when he’ll travel to Kissimmee, Florida to help out. They say…

  • Phillies elevate Montgomery to chairman

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have elevated David Montgomery from president to chairman and named Hall of Famer Pat Gillick team president. The move was announced Wednesday, several months after Montgomery took a leave…

  • D-Backs hire Joe Carter as assistant to GM Stewart

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Joe Carter as special assistant to general manager Dave Stewart. Carter and Stewart played together for two seasons with Toronto, including the Blue Jays’ 1993 World Series…

  • AP Source: RHP Casey Janssen, Nationals agree to contract

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Free-agent reliever Casey Janssen and the Washington Nationals agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2016, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. The person confirmed the deal to…

  • Bullpen perhaps in flux, but Brewers turn to Nelson to start

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — With a month until spring training, the Brewers are minus a workhorse starting pitcher and their All-Star closer. Milwaukee seems committed to staying in-house and turning to young right-hander Jimmy Nelson to…

  • Braves agree to $6 million, 4-year deal with Toscano

    ATLANTA (AP) — Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $6 million, four-year contract The 25-year-old, a left-handed hitter, batted .356 during the 2012-13 season for Villa Clara in Cuba.…

  • Marlins finalize $2 million, 1-year deal with Ichiro Suzuki

    MIAMI (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins. The Marlins made the announcement Tuesday night. His deal includes $2.8 million in performance bonuses…

  • Chicago Cubs’ Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

    CHICAGO (AP) — Ernie Banks fans got their first chance to pay their respects to the most famous and beloved Chicago Cub who ever played after the statue of the Hall of Famer was placed…

  • A letter to Commissioner Manfred

    WASHINGTON — On the afternoon of Jan. 25, I returned to my apartment after receiving an email from you, Rob Manfred, the new commissioner of Major League Baseball. You addressed the present and the future of…