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Longtime baseball scout Genovese, 93, passes away

Nov 17, 2015

Longtime baseball scout Genovese, 93, passes away

George Genovese, a minor league shortstop and manager who became a scout for the San Francisco Giants and signed such future standouts as Bobby Bonds, George Foster and Gary Matthews, has died. He was 93. He died Sunday at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center ...

Nov 14, 2015

Iwakuma rejects $15.8 million qualifying offer from Seattle

Veteran starter Hisashi Iwakuma has declined $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Seattle Mariners, according to a report Friday on the club’s official website. The move officially makes the 34-year-old Iwakuma a free agent. The Mariners will receive a compensatory draft pick at the ...

Nov 13, 2015

Williams rejoins Diamondbacks as coach

Matt Williams is returning to his old job as third base coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team announced the hiring on Thursday, just over a month after he was fired as manager of the Washington Nationals. Williams, who played for Arizona for six ...

Nov 12, 2015

MLB eyes Europe games

Major League Baseball hopes to play regular-season games in Europe within five years and return to Mexico for the first time since 1999. Rob Manfred, who took over as commissioner from Bud Selig in January, has made expansion of international play a priority. “I ...

Nov 12, 2015

Dodgers hire 27-year-old announcer

The Dodgers have hired a 27-year-old announcer to join their broadcast booth in 2016, which is expected to be Vin Scully’s final season on the air. Joe Davis joins the Dodgers from Fox Sports, where he calls major league baseball and college football and ...

Nov 10, 2015

Pujols undergoes foot surgery

Angels slugger Albert Pujols is recovering after having surgery to repair the planter plate in his right foot. The team announced Monday that Pujols is expected to resume full baseball activities in 4½ months, which would be late in spring training. The surgery was ...

Nov 7, 2015

Nats make offer to Zimmermann

The Washington Nationals have made $15.8 million qualifying offers to two homegrown players expected to leave via free agency, pitcher Jordan Zimmermann and shortstop Ian Desmond. Teams had until Friday to make the offers. Players have a week to accept — although none has ...

Nov 7, 2015

Mariners make qualifying offer to Iwakuma

The Seattle Mariners gave right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma a one-year, $15.8 million dollar qualifying offer on Friday on the final day of the exclusive negotiating period. Iwakuma, who was 9-5 with a 3.54 ERA over 122-2/3 innings this season which included a memorable no-hitter in ...

Nov 6, 2015

Nats GM Rizzo admits team negotiated with Black, Baker simultaneously

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the team negotiated contract terms with Bud Black and Dusty Baker simultaneously before hiring Baker as manager. In his first remarks on what he calls “a unique situation,” Rizzo said Thursday that “sometimes the negotiating process also tells ...

Nov 6, 2015

Sabathia says treatment only option

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia said he had “no other option” than to leave the team for treatment for alcoholism ahead of its loss to Houston in the one-game AL wild-card playoff. In his first remarks to media since seeking treatment, Sabathia told ...

Giants decline Aoki's option

Nov 5, 2015

Giants decline Aoki's option

The San Francisco Giants declined their 2016 contract options on outfielders Nori Aoki and Marlon Byrd. Both players became free agents Wednesday night, but the Giants left open the possibility of bringing them back later in the offseason. General manager Bobby Evans made the ...

Royals celebrate World Series title

Nov 4, 2015

Royals celebrate World Series title

Royals fans packed downtown Kansas City on Tuesday as the team’s first World Series trophy in 30 years, and the players who won it, wound through crowded streets. Waving flags, hats and signs, the crowd erupted in cheers as pickup trucks carrying CEO David ...