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Kershaw, Kluber honored as Cy Young Award winners

Nov 13, 2014

Kershaw, Kluber honored as Cy Young Award winners

Everyone expected Clayton Kershaw to pitch a shutout, and he did — a unanimous choice for the NL Cy Young Award. Corey Kluber edging out Felix Hernandez for the AL pitching prize, that was no sure thing. Now, the big question: Is Kershaw the ...

Showalter, Williams named top managers

Nov 12, 2014

Showalter, Williams named top managers

Baltimore’s Buck Showalter was voted American League Manager of the Year for the third time on Tuesday, and Washington’s Matt Williams won the National League honor following his first season as a big league skipper. Showalter received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 ...

Abreu, deGrom named top rookies

Nov 11, 2014

Abreu, deGrom named top rookies

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was a unanimous winner of the AL Rookie of the Year award, and New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom won the NL honor. “I don’t have any words to describe this moment,” Abreu said through a translator ...

Nov 11, 2014

Yankees unlikely to re-sign Ichiro

The New York Yankees do not expect to bring back Ichiro Suzuki for next season after signing free-agent outfielder Chris Young, general manager Brian Cashman said Monday. “I think we’re currently pretty well set with our outfield,” Cashman said at the general managers’ meetings. ...

Red Sox manager Farrell eager to see Otani during MLB trip to Japan

Nov 10, 2014

Red Sox manager Farrell eager to see Otani during MLB trip to Japan

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is looking forward to seeing pitching sensation Shohei Otani during Major League Baseball’s all-star postseason tour of Japan. Farrell and 29 major league players arrived in Osaka on Sunday night ahead of their five-game series against Japan starting ...

Lawyer says A-Rod admitted steroids use

Nov 6, 2014

Lawyer says A-Rod admitted steroids use

A lawyer for the University of Miami’s former pitching coach said Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids supplied by the owner of a now-closed South Florida clinic. Attorney Frank Quintero Jr., who represents Lazaro “Laser” Collazo in his defense ...

Royals, Orioles lead way as MLB reveals Gold Glove winners

Nov 5, 2014

Royals, Orioles lead way as MLB reveals Gold Glove winners

All those snazzy plays by Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez earned them more than tips of the hat from their Kansas City teammates. The Royals trio wound up snagging Gold Gloves, too. “It was something that was pretty special to watch,” Gordon ...

Nov 5, 2014

Tanaka not in rookie award running

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka had been on the fast track as a candidate for the American League Rookie of the Year. That was until he saw his season derailed by a partially torn ligament in his right elbow — a catastrophic blow ...

Maddon aiming to get Cubs into playoffs in first season

Nov 4, 2014

Maddon aiming to get Cubs into playoffs in first season

Joe Maddon’s unusual road to the manager’s office at Wrigley Field included a job interview at an RV park in Pensacola, Florida. The first public stop was a bar across the street from the iconic ballpark, where Maddon offered to buy a beer and ...

Nov 4, 2014

Cubs give Wada one-year extension

The Chicago Cubs announced they have extended left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada’s contract for one year Monday. According to the Cubs’ official website, the deal is for $4 million with an additional $2 million in performance-based incentives. The 33-year-old Wada, who will be in his fourth ...

Royals decline 2015 option on DH Butler

Nov 2, 2014

Royals decline 2015 option on DH Butler

Billy Butler hopes to be playing for the Kansas City Royals again next season. Of course, the business of baseball could change all of that. The Royals declined their option on Butler for next season Saturday, making the former All-Star designated hitter a free ...

Nov 2, 2014

Iwakuma to pitch in All-Star Series

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will join teammate Robinson Cano as part of the MLB team traveling to Japan for the MLB-Japan All-Star series this month, the team announced Friday. Iwakuma, who had his $7 million contract option for 2015 vested by the ...