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Yankees acquire Chapman from Reds despite legal issues

Dec 29, 2015

Yankees acquire Chapman from Reds despite legal issues

The New York Yankees bolstered an already dominant bullpen Monday, acquiring hard-throwing All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds for four minor leaguers. Chapman became available after the Reds’ deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers fell through during baseball’s winter meetings three weeks ...

Former outfielder Henderson dies

Dec 28, 2015

Former outfielder Henderson dies

Dave Henderson, the former major league outfielder who hit one of the most famous home runs in postseason history, died Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 57. Henderson died early Sunday morning at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to a ...

Nats reach agreement with infielder Murphy

Dec 25, 2015

Nats reach agreement with infielder Murphy

Second baseman Daniel Murphy and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a three-year, $37.5 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told AP. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the agreement, first reported by ESPN, was subject to a ...

Dodgers reportedly leading chase for Maeda

Dec 23, 2015

Dodgers reportedly leading chase for Maeda

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the leading candidate to acquire Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda this offseason, according to an MLB.com report Tuesday. Other teams expressed early interest in Maeda, notably two of the Dodgers’ National League West rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco ...

Dec 22, 2015

Iwakuma to get signing bonus over three years

Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will receive his $1 million signing bonus from the Seattle Mariners in three equal payments through 2017 as part of his contract that guarantees $12 million but could be worth up to $47.5 million over three years. Iwakuma will get installments ...

Dec 22, 2015

Red Sox to retire Boggs' No. 26

Wade Boggs’ No. 26 will be retired by the Boston Red Sox. Boston said Monday it will retire the number of the Hall of Fame third baseman during a ceremony at Fenway Park on May 26, when the number will be added to the ...

Dec 19, 2015

Mets give Colon one-year contract

Fan favorite Bartolo Colon and the Mets on Friday finalized a $7.25 million, one-year contract that will keep the pitcher in New York for a third year. “I’ve had a great experience in New York,” Colon said through a translator. “The fans are great, ...

Iwakuma says Dodgers reneged on offer

Dec 19, 2015

Iwakuma says Dodgers reneged on offer

Throughout Hisashi Iwakuma’s free agency, the Seattle Mariners remained in contact, and the team moved swiftly when the pitcher unexpectedly became available again. How quick? Less than 48 hours after finding out Iwakuma was back on the market, the Mariners completed a deal with ...

Mariners re-sign pitcher Iwakuma

Dec 18, 2015

Mariners re-sign pitcher Iwakuma

The Seattle Mariners didn’t wait long to go after Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma after his agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers was never finalized. The Mariners re-signed Iwakuma late Thursday night, locking up the right-hander for 2016 with options for the 2017 and 2018 ...

Dec 17, 2015

Cardinals' Molina undergoes thumb surgery

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has undergone a second operation on his injured left thumb and will be in a cast for 4-5 weeks. The second surgery took place because Molina was still experiencing discomfort in the thumb. The first operation came in ...

Frazier goes from Reds to White Sox in three-team trade

Dec 17, 2015

Frazier goes from Reds to White Sox in three-team trade

The White Sox were looking to add some pop while solidifying third base, and they are counting on Todd Frazier to provide it. The All-Star third baseman was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday as part of a three-team, seven-player trade that also ...

Cuban baseball defectors visit home

Dec 16, 2015

Cuban baseball defectors visit home

A lineup of Cuban baseball stars, including some of the most famous defectors in recent memory, made a triumphant return Tuesday as part of the first Major League Baseball trip to the island since 1999. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, White Sox first ...