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Dec 8, 2015

MLBPA files grievance over Papelbon's suspension

The Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance over the Washington Nationals’ four-game suspension of Jonathan Papelbon that followed the pitcher’s fight with teammate Bryce Harper. The grievance was filed shortly after the suspension was announced Sept. 28, costing Papelbon $284,153 of ...

Iwakuma poised to join Dodgers

Dec 7, 2015

Iwakuma poised to join Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a three-year contract with free agent right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, U.S. media reported on Sunday. According to both CBS Sports and NBC Sports, Iwakuma, pending completion of a physical, is set to sign with the Dodgers, who recently ...

Giants land Samardzija in free agency

Dec 6, 2015

Giants land Samardzija in free agency

The San Francisco Giants landed a top-tier starter to complement ace Madison Bumgarner, agreeing with free agent Jeff Samardzija on a $90 million, five-year contract Saturday, a day after losing out on Zack Greinke. The club said the deal will be formally announced once ...

Dec 5, 2015

Dodgers targeting Iwakuma: reports

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to acquire free agent right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, U.S. media reported Friday. Iwakuma declined a $15.8 million one-year qualifying offer from the Seattle Mariners three weeks ago. The club stated the re-signing of the 34-year-old as its immediate priority, ...

Bonds back in the game

Dec 5, 2015

Bonds back in the game

If Barry Bonds thinks a full-time return to baseball will help his Hall of Fame chances, he could be disappointed. Maybe he’ll at least help the Miami Marlins. Bonds is joining the staff of new Marlins manager Don Mattingly as hitting coach. The media-shy, ...

Dec 5, 2015

Mets GM to begin chemotherapy

The New York Mets say general manager Sandy Alderson has cancer and will begin chemotherapy this week. Chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said in a statement Friday the cancer is “very treatable” and doctors are “optimistic about his full recovery.” The team did not ...

Diamondbacks land Greinke

Dec 5, 2015

Diamondbacks land Greinke

Zack Greinke will still pitch in the NL West. But surprise — with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks unexpectedly won the Greinke sweepstakes, beating out the rival Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants for the free agent ace Friday night. He reached agreement ...

Dec 4, 2015

Torre, Winfield to lead goodwill tour of Cuba

Joe Torre and Dave Winfield will be leading a baseball goodwill tour of Cuba this month. Major League Baseball and the Players Association said Thursday the Dec. 15-18 trip will include children’s clinics and a charity event. This is Major League Baseball’s first visit ...

Mariners sign Aoki to one-year deal

Dec 4, 2015

Mariners sign Aoki to one-year deal

The Seattle Mariners announced the signing of outfielder Norichika Aoki to a one-year contract on Thursday. The 33-year-old Aoki is the ninth Japanese player to sign with Seattle. According to CBSSports.com, his deal will pay him $5.5 million next year and includes a mutual ...

Aoki on move again, to join Mariners on one-year deal

Dec 3, 2015

Aoki on move again, to join Mariners on one-year deal

The Seattle Mariners’ ongoing roster makeover now includes outfielder Norichika Aoki. The Mariners and the free agent outfielder have reached agreement on a contract for the 2016 season pending a physical, according to two people with knowledge of the deal. They spoke to AP ...

Dec 2, 2015

Price, Red Sox agree to seven-year, $217 million deal: source

The Boston Red Sox and AL Cy Young runner-up David Price have agreed to terms on a seven-year free-agent deal worth $217 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the ...

Dec 1, 2015

Mariners want to sign Aoki: report

The Seattle Mariners have added free agent Norichika Aoki to their list of acquisition targets for next season, The News Tribune said Monday. According to the Tacoma-based newspaper, the 33-year-old San Francisco Giants left fielder, who finished the season on the disabled list due ...