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  • AP source: Braves, Grilli agree to 2-year deal

    ATLANTA (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Atlanta Braves and veteran reliever Jason Grilli have agreed to a two-year contract. The person says the agreement includes…

  • Orioles claim catcher Lavarnway off waivers from Cubs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Chicago Cubs. Lavarnway played in 10 games with the Boston Red Sox in 2014, going hitless in 10 at-bats. He…

  • MLB average salary exceeds $3.8 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8 million this year following the steepest rise in more than a decade, putting big leaguers on track to top the…

  • Peavy and Giants finalize $24 million, 2-year contract

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jake Peavy had no problem being patient as the San Francisco Giants pursued re-signing Pablo Sandoval and went after Jon Lester. Peavy knew where he wanted to be. Anyway, he needed…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended N.Y. Mets 2B L.J. Mazzilli (St. Lucie-FSL) 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.…

  • Blue Jays claim lefty Barnes, righty Guilmet

    TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed left-hander Scott Barnes off waivers from the Texas Rangers and righty Preston Guilmet from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Barnes was 0-1 with a 5.20 ERA and a…

  • Cubs announce deal with C Ross

    CHICAGO (AP) — Catcher David Ross has agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, reuniting him with batterymate Jon Lester. The deal was announced Tuesday after an agreement was reached last…

  • Marlins claim righty Claiborne off waivers

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have claimed reliever Preston Claiborne off waivers from the New York Yankees. Miami made the waiver claim Tuesday. The Yankees designated Claiborne for assignment last week when they acquired…

  • 2014 Notable Sports Deaths

    Oct. 29 — Tay Wilson, 89, former International Olympic Committee member of New Zealand. Oct. 29 — John Kadlec, University of Missouri sports icon whose Tigers career spanned more than a half-century as player, coach,…

  • Free Agents

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 47 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…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended N.Y. Mets 2B L.J. Mazzilli (St. Lucie-FSL) 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.…

  • Jordan Walden, Cardinals agree to $6.6M, 2-year deal

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Reliever Jordan Walden and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $6.6 million, two-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. The 27-year-old right-hander gets a $350,000 signing bonus and salaries of…

  • Free Agents

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 45 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…

  • 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…

  • Sergio Romo finalizes $15M, 2-year deal with Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sergio Romo tested free agency, had some offers and ultimately decided he wanted to stay put in San Francisco pitching for the only team he has known. The animated reliever finalized…