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Dec 28, 2016

Dragons acquire relievers Araujo, Rondon

The Chunichi Dragons have acquired lefty Elvis Araujo and right-hander Jorge Rondon, sources said Wednesday. The 25-year-old Araujo, who pitched in 72 games over the past two seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, was recently released by the Miami Marlins. The 28-year-old Rondon has pitched ...

Dec 27, 2016

Swallows sign veteran hurler Ohlendorf

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows acquired right-hander Ross Ohlendorf on a one-year deal worth $1.5 million, the Central League club announced Tuesday. The 34-year-old, who pitched in 64 games for the Cincinnati Reds this season, relies on a good fastball and sinker and has a ...

Ex-pitcher Saito lands job as adviser for Padres

Dec 27, 2016

Ex-pitcher Saito lands job as adviser for Padres

Former major leaguer Takashi Saito has been appointed club adviser for the San Diego Padres and will take on the new role starting Jan. 1, baseball sources said Tuesday. The 46-year-old had been working as an intern at the National League club’s front office ...

Dec 27, 2016

Former Rangers pitcher Barfield, 52, shot dead

John Barfield, a left-hander from Arkansas who pitched three seasons for the Texas Rangers beginning in 1989, died in a shooting in Little Rock, police and family members said. He was 52. Police said Barfield was fatally shot on Christmas Eve after an altercation ...

Giants pitcher Utsumi has tumor removed from chest

Dec 26, 2016

Giants pitcher Utsumi has tumor removed from chest

Yomiuri Giants lefty Tetsuya Utsumi had surgery to remove a mediastinal tumor between his lungs, the Central League team said Monday. The tumor was discovered during a routine postseason physical. Utsumi, 34, is expected to be discharged from hospital within the year and could ...

Cubs' World Series win named top sports story

Dec 26, 2016

Cubs' World Series win named top sports story

Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy. There were hugs, cheers and tears — and bottles and bottles of booze, sprayed everywhere from Cleveland to the shadow ...

Turner, Dodgers finalize four-year deal

Dec 24, 2016

Turner, Dodgers finalize four-year deal

Third baseman Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized their $64 million, four-year contract. Turner gets a $4 million signing bonus, payable Dec. 31, under the agreement completed Friday, and salaries of $12 million next year, $11 million in 2018, $18 million ...

Dec 24, 2016

Yankees, Red Sox eye London series

Fans in London could get a taste of one of MLB’s fiercest rivalries if suggestions of a Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees series in London pan out, U.S. media reported Friday. The Boston Herald first reported the possibility, and Yankees president Randy Levine confirmed ...