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  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Milwaukee LHP Tyler Alexander, Baltimore 3B Austin Anderson, San Francisco RHP Dylan Brooks 50 games and free agent RHP Tyler Gonzales 100 games for violations of the Minor League Drug…

  • Free Agents

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 80 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 sources:For players…

  • Ernie Banks left lasting memories for teammate Williams

    CHICAGO (AP) — After paying his respects to Ernie Banks on Friday, Billy Williams thought about all the good times they had together. Hall of Fame players for the Chicago Cubs and friends for decades,…

  • Ramon Santiago agrees to minor league deal with Blue Jays

    TORONTO (AP) — Infielder Ramon Santiago has agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and will report to major league spring training. The 35-year-old hit .246 with two homers and 17…

  • Reliever Neal Cotts and Brewers agree to $3 million contract

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Reliever Neal Cotts and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract. The 34-year-old left-hander was 2-9 with a 4.32 ERA and two saves in a career-high 73 relief…

  • Billingsley agrees to $1.5 million, 1-year deal with Phils

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Right-hander Chad Billingsley and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract. Billingsley can earn an additional $3 million based on innings under Thursday’s deal plus $2 million based…

  • Baltimore Oriole stumps for health care

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles fans are used to seeing Adam Jones in center field, but starting Friday they’ll hear him on the air waves. Jones will join local leaders and healthcare partners on…

  • Men who beat Giants fan at Dodger park guilty of gun crime

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The two men who savagely beat a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium face up to 10 years in federal prison on firearms convictions. City News Service said Louie Sanchez…

  • Red Sox avoid arbitration with OF Nava, agree on 1-year deal

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with outfielder Daniel Nava on a one-year contract that will pay him $1.85 million. The deal means the sides avoid arbitration. Nava batted .270…

  • Seattle signs C John Baker to minor-league deal

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have signed catcher John Baker to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training. The Mariners announced the signing Thursday after Baker passed a physical. He is expected…

  • Werth pleads guilty, will serve 5 days for reckless driving

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has pleaded guilty to reckless driving and been sentenced to five days in jail for driving 105 mph on the Capital Beltway. Werth was convicted last…

  • Omar Minaya leaves Padres, joins union as adviser

    NEW YORK (AP) — Omar Minaya is switching sides. The former New York Mets general manager left his job as senior vice president of the San Diego Padres on Thursday to become a special adviser…

  • Werth pleads guilty, will serve 5 days for reckless driving

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has pleaded guilty to reckless driving and been sentenced to five days in jail for driving 105 mph on the Capital Beltway. Werth was convicted last…

  • David Freese and Los Angeles Angels agree at $6,425,000

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Third baseman David Freese has avoided arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a one-year contract for $6,425,000. The deal Wednesday was the midpoint between the $7.6 million Freese had…

  • 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…