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Gibson pleased to see Upton land in Detroit

Jan 24, 2016

Gibson pleased to see Upton land in Detroit

Kirk Gibson and Justin Upton are being reunited — sort of. Gibson, who managed Upton in Arizona, is now doing some broadcasting for Fox Sports Detroit. The Tigers recently agreed to a $132.75 million, six-year deal with Upton, to bring one of the offseason’s ...

Darvish cleared by MLB

Jan 24, 2016

Darvish cleared by MLB

Major League Baseball has found no links between Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish and the alleged illegal gambling activities of his younger brother, Sho, U.S. media quoted a source as saying on Saturday. Sho Darvish was arrested in October and charged with gambling and ...

Jan 23, 2016

Mets retain star slugger Cespedes

Slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is returning to the New York Mets. A person familiar with the deal said the star free agent and the National League champions agreed Friday night to a three-year contract for $75 million. The 30-year-old Cespedes can opt out of ...

Jan 22, 2016

Cubs, Kawasaki OK minor league pact

Free agent infielder Munenori Kawasaki has agreed to a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs, according to U.S. media reports on Thursday. It will be the third major club for the 34-year-old Kawasaki after stints with the Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue ...

Davis stays with O's in huge deal

Jan 22, 2016

Davis stays with O's in huge deal

Chris Davis slipped on the Orioles jersey with No. 19 on it, smiled broadly and said, “Feels familiar.” After spending much of the offseason wondering if he would continue his baseball career in Baltimore, Davis formally signed a $161 million, seven-year contract Thursday, a ...

Tazawa signs new deal with Red Sox

Jan 21, 2016

Tazawa signs new deal with Red Sox

Right-hander Junichi Tazawa re-signed with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday on a one-year $3.375 million deal after avoiding arbitration. The 29-year-old, who pitched in 61 games last season for his third straight year with 60-plus games, originally demanded $4.15 million while his team ...

Darvish denies gambling involvement

Jan 20, 2016

Darvish denies gambling involvement

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish said he is not and has never been involved in gambling activities amid a Major League Baseball investigation after the arrest of his younger brother in Japan. Darvish issued a statement through his agent Tuesday that says he understands ...

MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case

Jan 19, 2016

MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case

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Texas Rangers star pitcher Yu Darvish is being investigated by Major League Baseball in the wake of his brother Sho being charged last year with running an illegal gambling ring that allegedly took bets on both MLB and NPB games, The Japan Times has ...

Aoki eyes big impact on return to American League

Jan 17, 2016

Aoki eyes big impact on return to American League

Outfielder Norichika Aoki said Sunday he wants to return to the American League with a bang this year. “I want to win an individual title this year, either a batting or stolen base crown,” the 34-year-old Aoki said after training in Tokyo. Aoki signed ...

Jan 16, 2016

Tazawa, Red Sox can't agree on deal

Japanese right-hander Junichi Tazawa and the Boston Red Sox have failed to reach an agreement on a salary for next season after the two sides exchanged arbitration figures on Friday. Tazawa was among the 156 players who filed for arbitration on Jan. 12 and ...

Marlins give Fernandez big raise

Jan 16, 2016

Marlins give Fernandez big raise

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $2.8 million contract for 2016, a big increase over his salary of $651,000 last year. The Marlins’ other five arbitration-eligible players also reached one-year deals, the team said Friday. Fernandez returned from Tommy ...

Gordon gets $50 mil. deal

Jan 14, 2016

Gordon gets $50 mil. deal

Even by the Miami Marlins’ thrifty standards, reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon deserved a long-term deal. Gordon avoided salary arbitration and agreed to a $50 million, five-year contract with Miami, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. The person confirmed the deal ...