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Jan 15, 2016

Dragons ink former Japan star Tamura on developmental deal

Outfielder Hitoshi Tamura, a key contributor on Japan’s 2006 World Baseball Classic championship team, has joined the Chunichi Dragons on a developmental contract, the Central League club said Friday. The 38-year-old Tamura, who was released by the Yokohama BayStars in December, will receive an ...

Gordon gets $50 mil. deal

Jan 14, 2016

Gordon gets $50 mil. deal

Even by the Miami Marlins’ thrifty standards, reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon deserved a long-term deal. Gordon avoided salary arbitration and agreed to a $50 million, five-year contract with Miami, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. The person confirmed the deal ...

Jan 13, 2016

Marines acquire Dominican infielder Navarro

The Chiba Lotte Marines on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Dominican infielder Yamaico Navarro. The 28-year-old, who joins Lotte after two years with South Korean club the Samsung Lions, has signed a one-year contract worth ¥140 million. Navarro, who has major league experience with ...

Jan 13, 2016

Chen, Johnson agree to terms with Marlins

The Miami Marlins have fortified their rotation and bench by adding left-hander Chen Wei-yin and infielder Chris Johnson. Both players agreed to terms, a person close to the negotiations said Tuesday. The person confirmed the deals to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity ...

Hall of Fame outfielder Irvin dies at age of 96

Jan 13, 2016

Hall of Fame outfielder Irvin dies at age of 96

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a power-hitting outfielder who starred for the New York Giants in the 1950s in a career abbreviated by major league baseball’s exclusion of black players, has died. He was 96. The Hall of Fame said Irvin died Monday night ...

Jan 12, 2016

Korean pitcher Oh signs with Cardinals

South Korean pitcher Oh Seung-hwan has signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on a one-year contract, the Major League Baseball club announced on Monday. The 33-year-old right-hander joins the Cardinals after two years with the Hanshin Tigers professional team. Terms of Oh’s deal have ...

Jan 9, 2016

KBO suspends duo for gambling

The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) handed out half-season suspensions to pitchers Lim Chang-yong and Oh Seung-hwan on Friday, following allegations they were involved in illegal gambling in Macau. Prosecutors in December sought a summary order against the two pitchers and asked a local court ...

Jan 9, 2016

NPB enforce rules on plays at home

Japanese baseball’s Rules Committee agreed Friday to use the same rule regarding tag plays at home plate. The body, which is made up of representatives of amateur and professional baseball, agreed that both sides would enforce a new rule that will prohibit runners from ...

Jan 9, 2016

Former Cardinals official guilty of hacking Astros

The former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to hacking into the player database and email system of the Houston Astros in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. Chris Correa pleaded ...