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  • Blue Jays sign RHP Gavin Floyd to 1-year, $1M contract

    TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have signed right-hander Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $1 million dollar contract. A 12-year veteran who has also pitched for Philadelphia, the Chicago White Sox and Atlanta, Floyd…

  • Jesse Chavez beats Blue Jays in arbitration, awarded $4M

    PHOENIX (AP) — Pitcher Jesse Chavez defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in salary arbitration, improving players to 3-0 this year in cases that went to hearings. Chavez was awarded a $4 million salary on Saturday…

  • APNewsBreak: Arrieta, Cubs agree at $10.7M, AP source says

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs found a number that worked in the canyon between their arbitration proposals. Arrieta has agreed to a $10.7 million, one-year contract for the highest one-year deal…

  • Jesse Chavez, Jays argue arbitration case $400,000 apart

    PHOENIX (AP) — Pitcher Jesse Chavez and the Toronto Blue Jays have argued their salary arbitration case, with the sides $400,000 apart. Chavez asked arbitrators Mark Irvings, Steven Wolf and Edna Francis for a $4…

  • Orioles LHP Britton accepts 1-year deal, avoids arbitration

    Orioles closer Zach Britton has agreed to terms on a $6.75 million contract for 2016, avoiding arbitration.

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Cincinnati OF Juan Duran 80 games after a positive test for Drostanolone, Stanozolol and Nandrolone, performance-enhancing substrances, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and…

  • Reds outfield prospect Duran suspended for positive test

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati Reds outfield prospect Juan Duran has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season under Major League Baseball’s drug program following a positive test for three performance-enhancing substances.…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Arizona RHP Austin Mason (Missoula-Pioneer) and Chicago White Sox RHP Lucas Shearrow (Great Falls-Pioneer) 50 games each following a second positive test for a drug of abuse.…

  • Hoover beats Reds in arbitration, improving players to 2-0

    PHOENIX (AP) — Reliever J.J. Hoover has won his salary arbitration case against the Cincinnati Reds, improving players to 2-0 against teams this year. Hoover was given a raise from $535,000 to $1.4 million Friday…

  • Kozma, Pestano, Swarzak sign minor league deals with Yanks

    NEW YORK (AP) — While the New York Yankees have not signed any free agents to major league contracts, they announced 15 minor league deals Friday. Infielder Pete Kozma and right-handers Vinnie Pestano and Anthony…

  • David Aardsma agrees to minor league contract with Blue Jays

    Pitcher David Aardsma has agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and will report to big league spring training. The 34-year-old right-hander was 1-1 with a 4.70 ERA in 33 relief…

  • Venezuela beats Cuba 3-1, reaches Caribbean Series semis

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Alex Romero, Jose Martinez and Sandy Leon drove in runs to lead Venezuela’s Aragua Tigers over Cuba’s Ciego de Avila 3-1 Thursday and advance to the Caribbean Series semifinals.…

  • Free Agents Signings

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 92 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…

  • Fernando Rodney and Padres finalize $2 million, 1-year deal

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Reliever Fernando Rodney and the San Diego Padres completed their $2 million, one-year contract on Thursday. The 38-year-old right-hander, who agreed to the deal on Jan. 20, split last season between…

  • Orioles, LHP Matusz agree to $3.9 million, 1-year contract

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles have reached agreement with left-hander Brian Matusz on a $3.9 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Matusz went 1-4 with a 2.94 ERA in 58 appearances out of the bullpen last…