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Dec 23, 2014

Scutaro undergoes back surgery

San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro underwent back surgery that could end his career. Giants general manager Brian Sabean announced during a conference call Monday that Scutaro had the fusion procedure performed by Dr. Michael Wang in Miami on Friday to alleviate the ...

Floridians aiming to make impact with Marlins

Dec 21, 2014

Floridians aiming to make impact with Marlins

Mat Latos sat in the left-field plaza at Marlins Park as he reminisced about attending the first game in franchise history when he was 5 years old. A few feet away, Michael Morse shared his memories of going to the same game. The two ...

Padres retool with blockbusters

Dec 20, 2014

Padres retool with blockbusters

The San Diego Padres took a break from a dizzying series of trades Friday afternoon to introduce one of their new sluggers, Matt Kemp. Kemp, in turn, put the blockbusters by general manager A.J. Preller into perspective as only a guy fresh from Hollywood ...

Dec 20, 2014

Giants sign former Eagle McGehee

The San Francisco Giants acquired third baseman Casey McGehee on Friday night from the Miami Marlins for a pair of right-handed minor league pitchers, finding their replacement for departed slugger Pablo Sandoval. San Francisco announced the trade late Friday. The World Series champions are ...

Dec 19, 2014

O's show interest in Ichiro: report

The Baltimore Orioles are interested in signing 41-year-old free agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, CBSsports.com reported on Thursday. The Orioles are looking for an outfielder after losing Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis in free agency, the reports said. Ichiro is 156 hits shy of 3,000 ...

Dec 18, 2014

NPB teams keep eye on shift in U.S.-Cuba relations

For one year, at least, Nippon Professional Baseball has been the prime destination for Cuban ballplayers wishing to play overseas legally, but those days may be numbered. Following Thursday’s sudden policy shift by the United States toward normalizing relations with Cuba, the possibility looms ...

Dec 18, 2014

Giants win ¥1.6 million lawsuit against ex-GM Kiyotake

The Yomiuri Giants and its owner, Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, defeated the club’s former general manager, Hidetoshi Kiyotake on Thursday in a lawsuit battle at the Tokyo District Court. The court’s ruling ordered Kiyotake to pay ¥1.6 million in damages for discrediting the Giants side ...

Dec 18, 2014

Carp decide not to post pitcher Maeda

Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda’s chances of playing in the big leagues next season were all but erased on Thursday, when the Central League club informed him that they will not allow him to leave via the posting system. The 26-year-old Maeda has spoken ...

Marlins hook slugger Morse

Dec 18, 2014

Marlins hook slugger Morse

Michael Morse and the Miami Marlins have finalized a $16 million, two-year contract. Morse gets a $1 million signing bonus and salaries of $7 million next season and $8 million in 2016 under the agreement announced Wednesday. He can earn a $250,000 performance bonus ...