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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell fields a ground ball by Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Washington. The Cubs have offered suspended shortstop Russell a 2019 contract while maintaining his future with the team is not uncertain. Russell is serving a 40-game domestic violence suspension following allegations by his ex-wife. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
November 30, 2018 - 6:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs offered suspended shortstop Addison Russell a 2019 contract while maintaining Friday his future with the team is not certain. Russell is serving a 40-game domestic violence suspension following allegations by his ex-wife. President of president of baseball operations Theo...
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November 30, 2018 - 5:08 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the talks says the Cleveland Indians have agreed to trade All-Star catcher Yan Gomes to the Washington Nationals. In return, the AL Central champions would get outfielder Daniel Jonson and right-hander Jefry Rodriguez, the person told The Associated Press on...
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November 29, 2018 - 9:03 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Free agent pitcher Garrett Richards says on Twitter that he's joining the rebuilding San Diego Padres. Multiple reports indicate the right-hander has agreed to a $15 million, two-year contract. Richards had reconstructive elbow surgery in July while with the Los Angeles Angels...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2017, file photo, Tony Clark, head of the MLB Players Association, stands on the field before the All-Star Futures baseball game in Miami. The Major League Baseball Players Association has extended Clark's contract through 2022, a year past the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement with Major League Baseball. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
November 29, 2018 - 9:13 am
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Tony Clark's contract as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association was extended through 2022, a year past the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement with MLB. The former All-Star first baseman became executive director after previous...
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November 28, 2018 - 5:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is charging princely prices for its first games in Britain. Premium seats at London's Olympic Stadium will cost 385 pounds ($493) for the games between the New York Yankees and World Series champion Boston Red Sox on June 29 and 30. The top non-premium seats...
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President Donald Trump waves after speaking during a rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., at Tupelo Regional Airport, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Tupelo, Miss. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 27, 2018 - 8:02 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate runoff election in Mississippi (all times local): 9:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is congratulating Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith on her election win. Trump Tweeted Tuesday night: "Congratulations to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith on your big WIN in the...
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November 23, 2018 - 12:05 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Matheny has been hired by Kansas City as a special adviser for player development, putting the former St. Louis Cardinals manager in position as a possible successor to Royals manager Ned Yost. The 64-year-old Yost has managed the Royals since 2010 and led the team to...
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November 22, 2018 - 1:59 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jose Bautista has a new namesake buzzing around. Entomologist Bob Anderson of the Canadian Museum of Nature has dubbed a newly discovered species of beetle Sicoderus bautistai after the former Toronto Blue Jays star. Anderson decided to name the insect — known as a weevil for...
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FILE- In this July 30, 2017, file photo, Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre tips his helmet as he acknowledges cheers after hitting a double for his 3,000th career hit, that came off a pitch from Baltimore Orioles' Wade Miley in the fourth inning of a baseball game, in Arlington, Texas. Beltre has decided to retire after 21 seasons and 3,166 hits in the majors leagues. Beltre announced his decision in a statement released by the Rangers on Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
November 20, 2018 - 10:26 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers retired Tuesday after 21 seasons in a career in which he hit 477 home runs and became the first player from the Dominican Republic to have 3,000 hits. The 39-year-old third baseman announced his decision in a statement released by the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 1, 201 file photo ,Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees have agreed to acquire left-hander James Paxton from the Seattle Mariners for left-hander Justus Sheffield and two other prospects, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
November 19, 2018 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander James Paxton was acquired by the Yankees from the Seattle Mariners for a trio of prospects Monday, bolstering the thin starting rotation that contributed to New York's loss to Boston in the AL Division Series. New York sent left-hander Justus Sheffield to the Mariners...
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