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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. ...

Nov 18, 2014

Mo'ne Davis memoir in the works

A memoir when you’re still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo’ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game. “Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name” will be released next March by HarperCollins Children’s Books, the publisher told ...

Nov 18, 2014

Darvish reveals he's dating ex-wrestler Yamamoto

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish is dating four-time former wrestling world champion Seiko Yamamoto, he revealed Tuesday on Twitter. With a photo of the pair smiling in an embrace, Darvish, 28, tweets: “The two of us discussed this, and we decided to date openly.” ...

Stanton agrees to massive $325 mil. deal with Marlins

Nov 18, 2014

Stanton agrees to massive $325 mil. deal with Marlins

The Marlins are no longer pinching pennies, and Giancarlo Stanton won’t be, either. Stanton agreed to terms with the team Monday on a $325 million, 13-year contract, Miami owner Jeffrey Loria said. It’s the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25 ...