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  • Astros beat Castro in arbitration, catcher gets $5 million

    PHOENIX (AP) — Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro became the first player to lose in salary arbitration this year. Castro was awarded $5 million on Tuesday by arbitrators Matt Goldberg, Gary Kendellen and James Oldham…

  • 2016 Spring Training Schedule

    Times EST Monday, Feb. 29 Florida Southern vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Northeastern vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston College vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, March…

  • AP source: Donaldson, Blue Jays nearing $28.65M, 2-year deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — AL MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays are nearing agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition…

  • Clippard, Diamondbacks agree to $12.25M, 2-year contract

    PHOENIX (AP) — Reliever Tyler Clippard agreed Monday to a $12.25 million, two-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who also settled their arbitration case with A.J. Pollock by giving the All-Star outfielder a $10.25 million,…

  • AP source: J.D. Martinez, Tigers reach $18.5M, 2-year deal

    DETROIT (AP) — J.D. Martinez has agreed to an $18.5 million, two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity…

  • Free Agents Signings

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 94 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…

  • Catcher Jason Castro, Astros argue salary arbitration case

    PHOENIX (AP) — Catcher Jason Castro and the Houston Astros argued their salary arbitration case despite a difference of only $250,000. Castro asked arbitrators Matt Goldberg, Gary Kendellen and James Oldham for a raise from…

  • MLB player Delmon Young charged with attacking attendant

    MIAMI (AP) — Free agent outfielder Delmon Young was arrested after he choked and threatened a parking attendant at a Miami hotel Sunday night, police said. Young, a 30-year-old who appeared in 52 games for…

  • Mets sign outfielder Bernadina to minor league contract

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have signed outfielder Roger Bernadina to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. The NL champions announced the deal Monday. The 31-year-old Bernadina has…

  • Pitcher Craig Stammen, Indians agree to minor league deal

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Right-hander Craig Stammen has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians and will report to big league spring training. The 31-year-old was 26-24 with a 3.91 ERA in 38…

  • Pitcher Gavin Floyd agrees to $1M, 1-year deal with Toronto

    TORONTO (AP) — Right-hander Gavin Floyd and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract. Floyd can make an additional $1 million in bonuses based on days on the active roster:…

  • 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.