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Feb 4, 2017

Mets lock up free-agent relievers Blevins, Salas: source

Aiming to fill out their bullpen, the New York Mets are set to bring back a pair of important pieces from last year’s playoff team. Free-agent relievers Jerry Blevins and Fernando Salas have agreed to contract terms with the Mets, according to a person ...

Feb 4, 2017

Fighters' Otani laments not being able to play in WBC

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters star Shohei Otani is shell-shocked by his injury withdrawal from the World Baseball Classic, saying on Friday he is sorry and is struggling to stay motivated. The slugging ace, currently at spring trainingwith the Japan Series champions Fighters, has had ...

Cards extend ace Martinez

Feb 4, 2017

Cards extend ace Martinez

In the final days of negotiations, the biggest thing standing in the way of the St. Louis Cardinals signing pitcher Carlos Martinez to a long-term deal was a few hundred kilometers of ocean. “It’s not easy to get in touch at sea,” general manager ...

Otani to be dropped from Samurai Japan's WBC roster

Feb 3, 2017

Otani to be dropped from Samurai Japan's WBC roster

Shohei Otani will be taken off the 28-man roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic, Samurai Japan skipper Hiroki Kokubo said Friday. Otani will be replaced with another starting pitcher on the final roster, which must be submitted by Monday’s deadline. “The condition (of ...

Feb 3, 2017

Atlanta museum honors baseball legend Hank Aaron

Former Atlanta Braves slugger Henry Aaron is being honored Friday at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, two days before his 83rd birthday. The fundraiser for the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation will feature many artifacts from his career, most from the Baseball ...

Feb 2, 2017

Carp finalize one-year deal with infielder Pena

The Hiroshima Carp have signed utility infielder Ramiro Pena to a one-year contract, the Central League club announced Thursday. The 31-year-old Pena played in 30 games last season for the San Francisco Giants, and has 701 plate appearances over seven big league seasons with ...

Manfred hits Cards hard over hacking scandal

Jan 31, 2017

Manfred hits Cards hard over hacking scandal

The St. Louis Cardinals were stripped of their top two picks in this year’s amateur draft Monday and ordered to give them to Houston along with $2 million as compensation for hacking the Astros’ email system and scouting database, the final step in an ...

Otani sidelined by fever

Jan 30, 2017

Otani sidelined by fever

Japan’s two-way phenom Shohei Otani rung up a fever of 38.5 that forced him out of Sunday’s workout with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, and there is growing concern about what kind of shape the sweet-hitting fireballer will be in when the World Baseball ...