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  • 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…

  • Dodgers to pay Padres $18M of $32M next year in Kemp trade

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers owe the Padres $18 million next year as part of the $32 million they agreed to pay in last week’s trade that sent outfielder Matt Kemp to…

  • Giants second baseman Scutaro has back surgery

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro underwent back surgery that could end his career. Giants general manager Brian Sabean announced during a conference call Monday that Scutaro had the fusion…

  • Pirates win rights to negotiate with South Korean shortstop

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates have won the rights to negotiate with South Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang. Pittsburgh has a 30-day window to sign the 27-year-old, who hit .354 with 39 homers last season for…

  • 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…