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  • Phil Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contract

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Phil Hughes finished his first season in Minnesota one out shy of a $500,000 bonus. His new deal with the Twins more than takes care of that. The Twins and the 28-year-old…

  • IRS to auction Strawberry’s deferred compensation agreement

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is auctioning the deferred compensation agreement that was part of Darryl Strawberry’s 1985-90 contract with the New York Mets to satisfy taxes owed by the former All-Star…

  • New Giants 3B McGehee eager to play back home

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Casey McGehee knows how much Pablo Sandoval meant to the Giants and the city of San Francisco. Even living across the country in Miami, he understood the affinity for the Kung…

  • Marlins consider 3B Prado an upgrade over McGehee

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins opted to replace NL comeback player of the year Casey McGehee with Martin Prado at third base because they want greater athleticism and a more favorable contract at the…

  • Big moves bring big hope for Chicago baseball

    CHICAGO (AP) — As the cranes and trucks hummed just beyond the chain-link fence along Waveland Avenue, Erika Pflederer stopped to take it all in. She could see the exposed back of Wrigley Field’s brick…

  • LA Dodgers chart new course with rebuilt roster

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Friedman has thoroughly overhauled a 94-win team in his first two months running the Los Angeles Dodgers. None of his myriad moves made a bigger, more baffling splash than his…

  • Things to know about Friday’s baseball news

    There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player moves and other changes:…

  • APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks’ payroll streak, owe most tax

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees’ 15-year streak as Major League Baseball’s biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax. The Dodgers finished with…

  • A’s release infielder Nick Punto

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have released infielder Nick Punto. The A’s made the announcement Friday, saying Punto was released to clear room on the 40-man roster. A day earlier, Oakland acquired right-handers…

  • Giants acquire 3B Casey McGehee from Marlins

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants acquired third baseman Casey McGehee on Friday night from the Miami Marlins for a pair of right-handed minor league pitchers, finding their replacement for departed slugger Pablo…

  • Dodgers release Brian Wilson, eat nearly $10 mill

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Wilson was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, three days after the heavily bearded reliever was designated for assignment. Los Angeles must pay at least the balance…

  • AP sources: Umpires, MLB reach 5-year agreement

    NEW YORK (AP) — Several people familiar with the deal say Major League Baseball and its umpires have reached agreement on a five-year labor contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of…

  • Padres obtain Middlebrooks from Red Sox

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — In yet another move for the retooling Padres, San Diego obtained third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan on Friday night. Hanigan was acquired by…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Named outgoing commissioner Bud Selig commissioner emeritus, effective Jan. 25. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with LHP Wesley Wright on a one-year contract. Named Scott Coolbaugh hitting coach.…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Named outgoing commissioner Bud Selig commissioner emeritus, effective Jan. 25. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with LHP Wesley Wright on a one-year contract. Named Scott Coolbaugh hitting coach.…