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  • Red Sox send Anthony Ranaudo to Rangers for Robbie Ross

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers acquired right-hander Anthony Ranaudo from the Boston Red Sox for left-hander Robbie Ross. With the deal Tuesday night, the Rangers got the 6-foot-7 right-hander who didn’t sign after…

  • Crawford agrees to $3.1 million contract with Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000. The agreement Tuesday gives Crawford a raise from the $560,000 he earned…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER — Suspended Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Robert Carson (Oklahoma City-PCL) and OF Theo Alexander (Ogden-Pioneer) and free agent RHPs Kramer Champlin and Kyle Simon 50 games each…

  • The different levels of long on the PGA Tour

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Clark was wrong about one thing. He’s not the shortest hitter on the PGA Tour. Justin Leonard earned that distinction last season on the PGA Tour by finishing at No.…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER — Suspended Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Robert Carson (Oklahoma City-PCL) and OF Theo Alexander (Ogden-Pioneer) and free agent RHPs Kramer Champlin and Kyle Simon 50 games each…

  • Former Mets Carson among 5 suspended for positive drug tests

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mets pitcher Robert Carson was among five players suspended 50 games each under baseball’s minor league drug program. The 26-year-old left-hander, on the roster of the Los Angeles…

  • Royals, Dyson agree at $1,225,000 and avoid arbitration

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals and outfielder Jarrod Dyson have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $1,225,000. Dyson, who is expected to be the Royals’ fourth outfielder, can also make…

  • AP source: Yanks thinking of not making $6M payment to A-Rod

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place…

  • Red Sox All-Star pitcher Bill Monbouquette dies at 78

    BOSTON (AP) — Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown Boston Red Sox, has died. He was 78. Monbouquette died Sunday at Brigham and Women’s…

  • Free Agents

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 75 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…

  • Manfred hopeful of A’s getting new ballpark in Oakland

    NEW YORK (AP) — New baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is optimistic the Athletics will be able to get a new ballpark in Oakland. The A’s have been blocked from building a stadium in San Jose,…

  • Manfred knows he’ll get hit as commish _ his name is on ball

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows he’ll get pounded now that he’s baseball commissioner — his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball.…

  • Adam Ottavino, Rockies agree on $1.3M, 1-year contract

    DENVER (AP) — Reliever Adam Ottavino and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract that avoided arbitration. The 6-foot-5, hard-throwing righty was 1-4 with a 3.60 ERA in a career-high 75…

  • Beeston will remain Blue Jays president through 2015 season

    TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays say Paul Beeston will remain as team president through the end of this season. Rogers Communications, which owns the team, announced Monday that Beeston signed a contract extension with…

  • Devin Mesoraco gets $28 million, 4-year deal from Reds

    CINCINNATI (AP) — All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco agreed to a $28 million, four-year contract on Monday, leaving the Cincinnati Reds with two players in salary arbitration. The Reds were trying to get deals with two…