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  • Moustakas, Royals agree to $14.3 million, 2-year contract

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals and third baseman Mike Moustakas agreed Thursday to a $14.3 million, two-year contract that not only avoids arbitration this year but also buys out his final year. Coming…

  • With Dombrowski in Boston, trades with Cashman could slow

    NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he’s with the Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski doesn’t expect to be making a lot of trades with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. During Dombrowski’s 13 1/2 seasons as…

  • Braves sign veteran RHP Carlos Torres to minor-league deal

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have signed former New York Mets reliever Carlos Torres to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Torres has a 4.26 ERA in six major league…

  • Pirates sign pitcher Cory Luebke to minor-league deal

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed former San Diego Padres pitcher Cory Luebke to a minor-league contract. The deal, announced Thursday, includes an invitation to spring training. The 30-year-old Luebke put together a…

  • Padres hire Hideo Nomo to boost presence in Pacific Rim

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have hired Hideo Nomo as an adviser to baseball operations to help expand their presence in the Pacific Rim. Nomo was the first Japanese player to permanently…

  • Yankees to dedicate plaque to Mariano Rivera on Aug 14

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees will dedicate a plaque for retired relief pitcher Mariano Rivera in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 14 before a game against Tampa Bay. Rivera, who retired after…

  • AP Interview: Union head Tony Clark pitches for more jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, union leader Tony Clark concluded baseball’s current system needs change. Among those still on the free-agent market are pitcher Yovani…

  • Veteran newsman Joe Danborn named AP’s Rockies news editor

    DENVER (AP) — Joe Danborn, a veteran editor for the Associated Press, has been named Rockies news editor for the cooperative. In his new job, Danborn, who grew up in the Denver area, will oversee…

  • Australia, South Africa win opening games in WBC qualifying

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the final two on a throwing error, to beat the Philippines 11-1 on Thursday in a World Baseball Classic qualifying game…

  • 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…

  • Ozzie Guillen to manage in native Venezuela next winter

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ozzie Guillen, who led the Chicago White Sox to the 2005 World Series title, was hired Wednesday to manage the La Guaira Sharks of the Venezuelan Winter League next offseason. The…

  • Fate of Hank Aaron statue unclear with Braves moving

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say they still do not know if the Hank Aaron statue will be moved from its current home at Turner Field to the team’s new SunTrust Park, which will…

  • Belt, Giants agree at $6.2 million just before hearing

    PHOENIX (AP) — First baseman Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $6.2 million, one-year contract. The deal was completed just before the scheduled start of their salary arbitration hearing Wednesday.…

  • Astros designated hitter Gattis has sports hernia surgery

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston designated hitter Evan Gattis underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia. Gattis had the surgery on Tuesday and will be out four to six weeks. He will join the Astros on…

  • Donaldson, Blue Jays complete $28.65 million, 2-year deal

    TORONTO (AP) — AL MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays have completed their agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract. Donaldson receives $11.65 million this year and $17 million in 2017 under the…