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Ichiro, Marlins agree to terms

Ichiro Suzuki has decided to play for the Miami Marlins. Ichiro and the team have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the contract with the 41-year-old ...

Cubs great Banks dies

Jan 24, 2015

Cubs great Banks dies

Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope. That was the charm of “Mr. Cub.” Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who always maintained his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite decades of playing on ...

Jan 23, 2015

Seattle mayor meets Silver, Bettman

Mayor Ed Murray said he met with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on a trip to New York this week to reiterate the city’s interest in bringing both leagues to Seattle. Murray held the meetings Monday on his way to ...

Jan 23, 2015

Pedro plaque to have Red Sox cap

Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame plaque will feature a Boston Red Sox cap. Now he is waiting for a decision on his hairstyle. The Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that Martinez will have a Red Sox cap on his plaque, John Smoltz’s will ...

Verlander confident Tigers won't have drop off

Jan 23, 2015

Verlander confident Tigers won't have drop off

Justin Verlander is doing his best to take Max Scherzer’s departure in stride. Yes, the Detroit Tigers will miss Scherzer, one of the game’s top right-handers. But his exit via free agency was by no means a shock. “Obviously you don’t want to see ...

Jan 22, 2015

Marlins offer Ichiro one-year deal

The Miami Marlins have offered free agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki a one-year contract worth $2 million, according to a Miami Herald report on Wednesday. The team announced on its official website on Sunday that a possible two-year deal with the 41-year-old was under consideration. ...

Jan 22, 2015

Brewers latest to give Willis chance

Dontrelle Willis is going to try to return to the major leagues with the Milwaukee Brewers. The team signed the left-handed pitcher to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training on Wednesday. Once known as the “D-Train,” Willis won ...

Nats bolster rotation with Scherzer

Jan 22, 2015

Nats bolster rotation with Scherzer

Forgive Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner if he got swept up in the scene. Speaking after a news conference Wednesday to announce the addition — via a $210 million, seven-year contract — of 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, Lerner was thinking ...

Aoki finalizes move to World Series champion Giants

Jan 21, 2015

Aoki finalizes move to World Series champion Giants

Norichika Aoki is offering a bold challenge to World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, one of his new San Francisco Giants teammates. “I’ve heard that Madison likes to wrestle, I think I’m going to initiate the wrestling,” the left fielder joked Tuesday. Aoki brings more ...

Jan 20, 2015

Aoki seals contract with S.F. Giants

Free agent outfielder Nori Aoki has finalized a $4.7 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants. The team announced the deal Monday after he passed a physical exam. Aoki played last season with Kansas City, which lost the World Series to the Giants ...

Jan 19, 2015

Marlins mulling two-year Ichiro deal

The Miami Marlins are preparing to table a two-year deal in the acquisition of 10-time All-Star Ichiro Suzuki, the team announced on its official website on Sunday. The Marlins are in the market for a fourth outfielder and the 41-year-old Ichiro, who is a ...