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Dec 16, 2014

ChiSox give Cabrera $42M contract

The White Sox finalized a $42 million, three-year contract with free agent Melky Cabrera on Monday, bolstering their outfield with their latest big move in an impressive offseason. Cabrera will make $13 million in 2015, $14 million in 2016 and $15 million in the ...

Dec 16, 2014

Second baseman Tanaka returns to Fighters

After two years in the United States, most of it spent in Triple-A, second baseman Kensuke Tanaka is returning to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, the team announced Tuesday. Tanaka, 33, left the Pacific League club as a free agent and signed a minor ...

Dec 15, 2014

Gurriel signs two-year BayStars deal

The Central League’s Yokohama BayStars revealed their biggest victory of the offseason on Monday with the signing of a two-year deal for the services of slugging Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel. The 30-year-old Gurriel posted a .305 batting average this year with 11 home runs ...

Dec 15, 2014

Father of modern baseball card dies

The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91. His daughter, Maxine Berger-Bienstock, says Berger died of natural causes Sunday in Rockville Centre, New York. Using scissors and cardboard at ...

Dec 13, 2014

Stars on move at winter meetings

Baseball’s winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt of swaps, with All-Stars switching teams at a rapid pace and executives scrambling to fill roster voids. Alfredo Simon, Dee Gordon, Yoenis Cespedes, Miguel Montero, Jeff Samardzija, Brandon Moss, Dan Haren and Howie Kendrick were among ...

Dec 13, 2014

Fujikawa agrees to deal with Texas

Right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa has agreed to join the Texas Rangers, according to a Friday report on mlb.com citing a source within Major League Baseball. Fujikawa, who saved 220 games for the Hanshin Tigers, joined the Chicago Cubs in 2013 on a two-year deal. ...

Dec 12, 2014

Veteran outfielder Hermida joins Fighters

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters on Friday announced the acquisition of former Florida Marlins and Boston Red Sox outfielder Jeremy Hermida. The 30-year-old Hermida, who played with the Milwaukee Brewers Triple-A affiliate Nashville this past season, joins the Fighters on a one-year deal worth ...

Dec 12, 2014

BayStars acquire infielder Lopez

Jose Lopez, who was recently released by the Yomiuri Giants, has agreed to join the Yokohama BayStars, the Central League club said Friday. The 31-year-old infielder will join the BayStars on a two-year deal carrying an annual salary of ¥150 million. In his second ...

Dec 12, 2014

Padres eye Kemp in trade: sources

The San Diego Padres, desperate for a power bat to punch up the worst offense in the majors, have a deal in place to acquire outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz from the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers for catcher Yasmani Grandal and ...

Dec 12, 2014

Woman sues MLB for discrimination

Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in the big leagues, was sued with MLB commissioner Bud Selig by a woman executive who claims she was discriminated against. Sylvia Lind, 48, said in a complaint filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court that ...

Dec 11, 2014

Yankees say A-Rod still overweight

Alex Rodriguez isn’t yet at the weight the New York Yankees want him to be at when he reports to spring training in two months. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Matthew Krause, the team’s strength and conditioning coordinator, visited A-Rod on Wednesday in ...