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  • Yanks say A-Rod not down to spring training weight

    December 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Alex Rodriguez remains over the weight the New York Yankees want him to be at when he reports to spring training in two months.Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Matthew Krause, the team's strength and conditioning coordinator, visited A-Rod on Wednesday in Miami.

  • Scioscia think Trout could hit third for Angels

    December 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - AL MVP Mike Trout could be hitting from the 3-hole in the Angels' lineup next season. Manager Mike Scioscia wouldn't mind seeing hit second, too.At the same time.''If we had a guy like Mike that would hit in front of Mike, I think you'd really see some opportunities. I guess I'm sounding greedy, like a spoiled kid. You want two Mikes,'' Scioscia said Wednesday at baseball's winter meetings. ''If we find some guys that have that on-base, I think you're going to see some lineup options come across your desk that might make a little more sense.''

  • Scherzer could be seeking more than Kershaw

    December 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw is considered the top pitcher in baseball, with three Cy Young Awards in four years for the Los Angeles Dodgers, an NL Most Valuable Player award and a $215 million, seven-year contract.Max Scherzer may be seeking an even bigger deal as his talks on the free-agent market move forward.

  • Boras says he thinks Rays should move to Montreal

    December 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Given the struggles of the Tampa Bay Rays to draw fans in Florida, agent Scott Boras says he thinks the franchise should move to Canada.''Everyone always wonders why they're not playing in Montreal,'' Boras said Wednesday at the winter meetings. ''We have a generation of families that grew up with Major League Baseball that are now wage earners, so I think it has a chance to be far more successful than some of the other cities that we have baseball in now.''

  • Boras talking with Nats on Harper grievance

    December 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Bryce Harper's agent is having talks with the Washington Nationals ahead of a possible grievance hearing to decide whether the outfielder should be eligible for salary arbitration.Harper has 2 years, 159 days of major league service, 26 above the cutoff for arbitration eligibility this offseason. Agent Scott Boras contends because the All-Star has sufficient service time, he should be able to void the 2015 terms in the final season of his $9.9 million, five-year contract. Harper is scheduled to have a $1 million salary and the chance to earn four $125,000 bonuses for 30, 60, 90 and 120 days on the active 25-man roster.

  • Pirates acquire left-hander Bastardo from Phillies

    December 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo from the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday for minor league lefty Joely Rodriguez.The 29-year-old Bastardo went 5-7 with a 3.94 ERA this year with the Phillies. He struck out 81 and walked 34 in 64 innings. In six big league seasons - all with the Phillies - he is 20-18 with a 3.72 ERA. He has 324 strikeouts in 259 innings.

  • Braves release new renderings of proposed stadium

    December 10, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves released new renderings of their planned suburban stadium Wednesday, showing a hotel and office building towering beyond the right-field stands.The images focus on the multi-use development around SunTrust Park, which is set to open in 2017 in Cobb County. It will replace Turner Field, the team's home since 1997 near downtown Atlanta.

  • Robertson and White Sox finalize $46 million deal

    December 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - David Robertson is looking forward to playing with Jeff Samardzija on the new-look Chicago White Sox.Chicago announced a $46 million, four-year contract with Robertson on Wednesday, giving the White Sox a sorely needed presence at the back end of their bullpen after they had 21 blown saves last season, tied for seventh most in the majors.

  • Cherington wishes he had more talk with Lester

    December 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says he wishes he had a little more conversation with Jon Lester last season.Only hours after getting a goodbye call from Lester around 10 p.m. Tuesday before it was learned the lefty agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, Cherington lamented that he wished things had gone differently when Lester was still with Boston.

  • Enberg wins Frick Award for baseball broadcasting

    December 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Dick Enberg said it was ''certainly an `Oh my!' moment'' when he got the phone call saying he'd won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting.Enberg got the call from baseball's Hall of Fame, which announced the selection Wednesday at the winter meetings.

  • AP sources: Astros add relievers Gregerson, Neshek

    December 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Houston Astros have bolstered their bullpen by agreeing to an $18.5 million, three-year contract with Luke Gregerson and a $12.5 million, two-year deal with Pat Neshek, people familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday.The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deals with the right-handers were subject to physicals.

  • Tomas can opt out of deal after $36M and 4 years

    December 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Yasmany Tomas can become a free agent again after receiving $36 million during the first four years of his contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.Under the agreement announced Monday, the Cuban defector is guaranteed $68.5 million over six seasons.

  • MLB Winter Meetings Things to Know

    December 10, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Some things to know as Major League Baseball's winter meetings head into the third day on Wednesday:WINDY CITY WONDERSNorth Side, South Side, it's fun to be a baseball fan in Chicago this offseason. Jon Lester agreed Tuesday to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs, who earlier in the day acquired All-Star catcher Miguel Montero from Arizona for a pair of minor leaguers. Lester turned down a chance to return to Boston, where he helped pitch the Red Sox to a pair of World Series titles before he was dealt to Oakland last summer. While the Cubs seek their first championship since 1908, the White Sox try for their second since 1917 and first since 2005. After agreeing with free-agent closer David Robertson on a $46 million, four-year deal late Monday, the White Sox acquired former Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija from the Athletics in a six-player trade on Tuesday to join a revamped roster that includes first baseman Adam LaRoche and left-hander Zach Duke.