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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 ...

Jan 22, 2015

Toritani rejoins Tigers on five-year deal

Shortstop Takashi Toritani signed a five-year contract with the Hanshin Tigers on Thursday that could keep the team captain with the Central League club for the remainder of his career. Toritani, who had pondered a move to the majors this winter as a free ...

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 ...

Taiwan-born ballplayer Taiho dies of leukemia

Jan 19, 2015

Taiwan-born ballplayer Taiho dies of leukemia

Taiwanese-born Yasuaki Taiho, who formerly played for the Chunichi Dragons and the Hanshin Tigers, has died of acute myeloid leukemia. He was 51. Taiho, whose Taiwanese name was Chen Tai-feng, passed away at a Nagoya hospital on Sunday evening. Taiho joined the Dragons as ...