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Doctors clear Rangers ace Darvish for throwing program

Yu Darvish has been cleared to start his offseason throwing program for the Texas Rangers. Darvish, who missed the last seven weeks of the MLB season because of inflammation in his right elbow, had an MRI and was examined Tuesday by team physician Dr. Keith Meister. Texas said Darvish already ...

Diamondbacks set to sign Tomas

Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, ...

Nov 25, 2014

Ex-pitcher Sadecki, 73, passes away

Ray Sadecki, who pitched in the major leagues for 18 seasons and won 20 games for the 1964 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, died last week from complications of blood cancer, his son, Steve, said. Sadecki was 73. Sadecki made his major league ...

Panda runs off to Red Sox

Nov 25, 2014

Panda runs off to Red Sox

The Kung Fu Panda is moving to Boston. Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract, and the switch-hitting slugger has informed the San Francisco Giants he’s leaving. “Got the call. He is going to ...

Nov 24, 2014

Toritani still unsure about future

Free agent shortstop Takashi Toritani said Monday that his decision about whether to move to the majors or remain in Japan with the Hanshin Tigers will not be made until at least the middle of December. Toritani, who last week won his fifth Central ...

Owners give Manfred five-year term as MLB commissioner

Nov 21, 2014

Owners give Manfred five-year term as MLB commissioner

Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced on Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year. Selig spoke at the conclusion of two days of meetings in Kansas ...

Stanton signs record deal, vows to turn Marlins around

Nov 20, 2014

Stanton signs record deal, vows to turn Marlins around

Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins’ field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games. He had just signed a record $325 million, 13-year contract and conceded he wasn’t certain he should have agreed ...

Nov 18, 2014

Jacoby hired as Toronto hitting coach

Former All-Star Brook Jacoby has been hired as hitting coach of the Toronto Blue Jays. The 54-year-old was Cincinnati’s hitting coach from 2007-13 and Texas’ minor league hitting coordinator last season. Jacoby played 11 seasons in the major leagues with Atlanta, Cleveland and Oakland. ...

Nov 18, 2014

Mo'ne Davis memoir in the works

A memoir when you’re still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo’ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game. “Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name” will be released next March by HarperCollins Children’s Books, the publisher told ...

Nov 18, 2014

Darvish reveals he's dating ex-wrestler Yamamoto

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish is dating four-time former wrestling world champion Seiko Yamamoto, he revealed Tuesday on Twitter. With a photo of the pair smiling in an embrace, Darvish, 28, tweets: “The two of us discussed this, and we decided to date openly.” ...

Stanton agrees to massive $325 mil. deal with Marlins

Nov 18, 2014

Stanton agrees to massive $325 mil. deal with Marlins

The Marlins are no longer pinching pennies, and Giancarlo Stanton won’t be, either. Stanton agreed to terms with the team Monday on a $325 million, 13-year contract, Miami owner Jeffrey Loria said. It’s the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25 ...

MLB, Under Armour announce tie-up

Nov 15, 2014

MLB, Under Armour announce tie-up

by Jason Coskrey

It remains to be seen if MLB leaves Japan with a victory on the field, but the league feels like it’s hit a home run on the business side of things. MLB and Under Armour announced a new partnership between the two sports entities ...