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Ichiro, Marlins agree to terms

Jan 24, 2015

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 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 ...

Jan 17, 2015

Kawasaki agrees to deal with Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Friday that they had re-signed infielder Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league contract. The 33-year-old Kawasaki, a favorite among fans, teammates and local media for his fun-loving personality, received an invitation to spring camp. Kawasaki batted .258 with ...

Aoki joining Giants

Jan 17, 2015

Aoki joining Giants

After losing to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, Norichika Aoki has joined them. The free agent outfielder agreed Friday to a $4.7 million, one-year contract with San Francisco, a person with knowledge of the agreement said. The person spoke on condition ...

Hall of Fame announces 2015 class

Jan 7, 2015

Hall of Fame announces 2015 class

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz dominated in an era of offense, each in their own way. The 208-cm Big Unit became the tallest of the 215 players elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame and the 180-cm Martinez the shortest pitcher picked for ...