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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 ...

Nov 21, 2014

Wheeler's rights sold to Rakuten

The New York Yankees have sold the rights to infielder Zelous Wheeler to the Pacific League’s Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. The 27-year-old, signed by the Yankees last November, hit .193 with two homers and five RBIs in 57 at-bats with New York as a ...

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 ...

Otani impresses visiting MLB stars

Nov 19, 2014

Otani impresses visiting MLB stars

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Shohei Otani exhibited some of the immaturity of a 20-year-old pitcher but also some of the potential that could eventually see him playing on American soil. Looking on the bright side, Otani, who started for Samurai Japan in its 3-1 defeat in Game 5 ...

MLB capitalizes on Otani's shaky performance

Nov 18, 2014

MLB capitalizes on Otani's shaky performance

Right-hander Shohei Otani showed flashes of brilliance on Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough to pave the way to victory as Samurai Japan lost 3-1 in the concluding game of the Japan-MLB All-Star Series. Although outhit badly in the finale, Japan won the five-game series ...

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. ...