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Yankees may not pay HR bonus to Rodriguez

The New York Yankees are considering not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list. Rodriguez signed a $275 million, 10-year contract with the team in December 2007 and a separate ...

Ichiro inks deal with Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year deal with the Miami Marlins. The Marlins made ...

Rangers trade Ross for Ranaudo

The Texas Rangers acquired right-hander Anthony Ranaudo from the Boston Red Sox for left-hander Robbie Ross. With the deal Tuesday ...

Jan 27, 2015

Former pitcher Monbouquette dies

Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown Boston Red Sox, has died. He was 78. Monbouquette died Sunday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston due to complications from leukemia, the Red Sox announced ...

Jan 26, 2015

Banks died after heart attack: lawyer

Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer’s family said Sunday. With Banks’ widow standing nearby at a news conference at a downtown hotel, Mark Bogen said Banks had the heart attack Friday in Chicago ...

Jan 25, 2015

Ex-ballplayer Lilly accused of fraud

Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a newspaper report. The charges stem from allegedly false insurance claims filed last year connected to Lilly’s damaged recreational vehicle, the San Luis ...

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 ...

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 ...