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  • A’s trade All-Star catcher Derek Norris to Padres

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The revamping Oakland Athletics made yet another trade of a star player this offseason, sending catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres on Thursday night for righties Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez along with an international signing bonus slot. San Diego’s been busy, too.…

  • Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres have finalized a five-player trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers that sends slugger Matt Kemp and $32 million to San Diego in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal. The teams agreed to the deal last week but didn’t finalize it until Thursday. There was no explanation for the holdup, although…

  • Free Agents

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 41 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: AMERICAN LEAGUE BOSTON (4) — Re-signed Koji Uehara, rhp, to an $18 million, two-year contract; signed Pablo Sandoval, 3b, San Francisco,…

  • St Pete council rejects deal with Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The St. Petersburg City Council rejected a deal between the Rays and the city’s mayor that would have allowed the team to search for new stadium sites on both sides of Tampa Bay. The council voted 5-3 Thursday to reject a proposed agreement reached this month by Mayor Rick Kriseman.…

  • Kris Medlan and Royals agree to $8.5 million, 2-year deal

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After twice having Tommy John surgery, Kris Medlen was looking for a team to give him a chance. The defending AL champions were willing to take the gamble. Kansas City announced an $8.5 million, two-year contract Thursday with the former Atlanta right-hander, who missed all of last season and became…

  • Woman sues over elevator shaft fall at Fenway Park

    BOSTON (AP) — A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured is suing the owner of the Boston Red Sox and an elevator company. Elisabeth Scotland of Brigantine, New Jersey, sued Wednesday in Superior Court in Boston against Fenway Sports Group and Otis Elevator Co.…

  • Despite rifts, US and Cuba share baseball ties

    Despite deep political and ideological differences over the years, Cuba and the United States always have shared a love of baseball. From the Negro Leagues to the current crop of Cuban stars, the communist island and the U.S. are linked by century-old baseball ties. It was during spring training in 1947 in Havana that the…

  • Steroids trial pushed back for A-Rod’s cousin

    MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has delayed for two months the trial of a cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez on charges stemming from dealings with the clinic that illegally provided performance-enhancing drugs to baseball players. U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga postponed the trial of Yuri Sucart from Feb. 9 to…

  • A’s acquire lefty De La Rosa from Arizona for cash

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics have acquired left-hander Eury De La Rosa from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash. Oakland made the announcement Thursday, the latest trade in another offseason full of them for general manager Billy Beane. The A’s designated right-hander Fernando Rodriguez for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster. Right-hander Jorge…

  • Drug supplier pleads guilty in MLB doping case

    MIAMI (AP) — A man who admitted working as a black market chemist at a garage lab in his suburban home pleaded guilty Thursday to being the main supplier of banned performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball’s most recent steroid scandal. Paulo Berejuk, a 51-year-old Brazilian citizen with permanent U.S. residency, pleaded guilty to conspiracy…

  • Column: Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB

    If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it’s hard to see the downside. Just don’t expect too much, too soon. Barely two hours after President Barack Obama’s dramatic announcement Wednesday in Washington, both…

  • AP source: Rays send Myers to Padres in big deal

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres acquired outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the deal said. Myers was the AL Rookie of the Year in 2013, when he hit .293 with 13 homers with 53 RBIs with Tampa Bay. But he was limited to…

  • Free Agents

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 41 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.: AMERICAN LEAGUE BOSTON (4) — Re-signed Koji Uehara, rhp, to an $18 million, two-year contract; signed Pablo Sandoval, 3b, San Francisco,…

  • Free Agent Signings

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 181 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: AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE (5) — Re-signed B.J. Surhoff, of, to a $1.1 million, one-year contract; signed Chris Gomez, ss, Toronto, to…

  • For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba. “It’s absolutely a natural, just as the Dominican was and Venezuela. You go to where the talent is,” the former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager said Wednesday. “The high talent level for Cuban players…