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  • Devin Mesoraco gets $28 million, 4-year deal from Reds

    CINCINNATI (AP) — All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco agreed to a $28 million, four-year contract on Monday, leaving Cincinnati Reds with two players in salary arbitration. The Reds were trying to get deals with two other…

  • Royals invite 23 non-roster players to spring training

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have invited 23 non-roster players to spring training, including former fifth overall draft pick Bubba Starling and promising youngsters Miguel Almonte and Raul Mondesi. Starling, who grew up…

  • Al Alburquerque, Tigers agree at $1,725,000

    DETROIT (AP) — Relief pitcher Al Alburquerque and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a one-year contract for $1,725,000. Alburquerque would earn a $12,500 bonus under Sunday’s deal if he appears in 75 games as…

  • Brewers’ Ryan Braun hopeful with spring training near

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Fatherhood has given Ryan Braun a different perspective on baseball and life in general. The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder has more pressing matters to worry about right now than whether an offseason medical…

  • Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer’s family said Sunday. With Banks’ widow standing nearby at a news conference at a downtown…

  • Bud Selig Timeline

    Timeline of Bud Selig’s tenure in charge of Major League Baseball: Sept. 9, 1992 — Selig is appointed to the newly created role of chairman of the executive council, two days after Commissioner Fay Vincent…

  • Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

    CHICAGO (AP) — To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game. His teammates loved him, and his list of…

  • AP Interview: Selig says MLB could expand internationally

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bud Selig began his 8,173rd and final day in charge of baseball by waking up in a Manhattan hotel, having breakfast and working out. After nearly 22 1/2 years that began…

  • Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki’s surgically repaired hip on mend

    DENVER (AP) — This has almost become an annual rite of impending spring: Troy Tulowitzki insisting he is healthy and can stay that way for an entire season. The Colorado Rockies often-injured shortstop realizes everyone…

  • Twins 3B Plouffe enters season with Sano waiting for chance

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trevor Plouffe is coming off of a season in which he led the Minnesota Twins in RBIs and signed a $4.8 million, one-year contract that made him the highest-paid third baseman in…

  • Hahn senses optimism around White Sox

    CHICAGO (AP) — Whether he’s out on the town or simply checking messages, general manager Rick Hahn can sense the excitement and optimism surrounding the Chicago White Sox. He joked that the “voice mails in…

  • Twins, Duensing agree to $2.7M, 1-year deal

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with left-hander Brian Duensing on a $2.7 million, one-year deal to avoid arbitration. The Twins announced the deal on Saturday. It also allowed the Twins…

  • Tigers have new look, still expect to contend

    DETROIT (AP) — Despite making plenty of changes in the offseason, the Detroit Tigers still expect to be a contending team in 2015. Team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski spoke at the team’s annual…

  • Ex-Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly accused of fraud

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a newspaper report. The charges stem from allegedly…

  • White Sox hire Coleman as base-running instructor

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have hired six-time National League steals champion Vince Coleman as a baserunning instructor. General manager Rick Hahn announced the hiring Saturday at the team’s annual fan convention. Coleman,…