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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana (41) connects for a two-run home run against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning in Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series, in New York. Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers. The swap came Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the close of the winter meetings. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
December 13, 2018 - 8:26 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was in a hospital, making a trade from a bed. Cleveland counterpart Chris Antonetti was boarding a plane headed back home, trying to finalize the deal before the flight pulled away from the gate. They managed to complete the swap as the...
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December 13, 2018 - 8:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reliever Joe Kelly agreed Thursday to a $25 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced. A 30-year-old right-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion follows through on his second two-run home run of the night, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers. The swap came Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the close of the winter meetings. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
December 13, 2018 - 6:43 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Carlos Santana and Jeurys Familia found friendly landing spots, Edwin Encarnacion took off for a more uncertain future. Joe Kelly joined the team he helped beat in the World Series, the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their imposing bullpen. The winter meetings wrapped up Thursday with a...
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This Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, photo provided by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum and Dreams Fulfilled, LLC, shows bobbleheads of former Negro League pitcher Satchel Paige of the Kansas City Monarchs on display at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo. Fans of the former Negro League are being asked to help a campaign to create bobbleheads of 30 stars from the league - with a goal of commemorating the league's upcoming centennial. Organizers of the effort, which was unveiled Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, have created a team of 30 Negro League stars who would be honored with bobbleheads if the campaign raises enough money. (Jay Caldwell/National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum/Dreams Fulfilled, LLC via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 3:54 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fans of the former Negro League are being asked to help a campaign to create bobbleheads of 30 stars from the league — with a goal of commemorating the league's upcoming centennial. Organizers of the effort, which was unveiled Wednesday, have created a team of 30 Negro...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion follows through on his second two-run home run of the night, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers. The swap came Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the close of the winter meetings. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
December 13, 2018 - 1:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Durable left-hander Alex Claudio was acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Texas Rangers for a draft pick. Claudio was 4-2 with a 4.48 ERA and one save in 65 relief appearances and one start...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:55 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The revamped New York Mets bullpen is set to include a very familiar face — longtime reliever Jeurys Familia. Familia reached a free-agent deal with the team that traded him away last summer, a person with knowledge of the contract told The Associated Press late Wednesday night...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay Rays have reached a $30 million, two-year deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 because the contract has not been officially announced. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
December 13, 2018 - 4:47 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An All-Star starter to the relief-reliant Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade and a Scott Boras sighting. Intrigue at the winter meetings, but not much impact. Not yet, anyway. Charlie Morton was the top name to switch teams Wednesday, joining Tampa Bay for a $30 million, two-year deal...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay Rays have reached a $30 million, two-year deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 because the contract has not been officially announced. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
December 12, 2018 - 7:34 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 4:27 p.m. The Nationals and Reds have swapped right-handed pitchers named Tanner. Washington sent Tanner Roark to Cincinnati for Tanner Rainey. Roark has pitched six seasons in the majors, all for the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton takes off for first base with a single off San Diego Padres relief pitcher Rowan Wick during the seventh inning of a baseball game, in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Kansas City Royals and outfielder Billy Hamilton have agreed to a $5.25 million contract for next season that includes up to $1 million in incentives. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, because the deal was pending a physical. The career .236 hitter's biggest attribute is his speed — he stole at least 50 bases four straight seasons before dipping to 34 last season. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
December 11, 2018 - 10:27 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton finalized a $5.25 million contract Tuesday that includes up to $1 million in performance bonuses and a mutual option for 2020. The Royals hope that spacious Kauffman Stadium will allow Hamilton to better use his...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 15, 2018 file photo, Oakland Athletics draft pick Kyler Murray waits to hit during batting practice before a baseball game between the Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, Calif. Kyler Murray suddenly has a bunch of new fans in the Oakland Athletics organization, even if they cringe watching Heisman Trophy winner play quarterback for Oklahoma. The A's don't want their prized first-round draft pick hurt on the football field because they are counting on him wearing an Oakland jersey come spring training. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 11, 2018 - 9:26 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Whenever Kyler Murray scrambles, the Oakland Athletics cringe. They definitely don't want their prized baseball prospect hurt on the football field. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma has made himself many new fans in the A's organization — except when he dashes...
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