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  • 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…

  • 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…