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Nov 14, 2014

Padres win bidding for pitcher Kim

The San Diego Padres have won the bidding for rights to South Korean pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun with a $2 million offer and have 30 days to reach a deal with the 26-year-old left-hander. Major League Baseball said Thursday the Padres had submitted the highest ...

Kershaw, Trout named league MVPs by wide margins

Nov 14, 2014

Kershaw, Trout named league MVPs by wide margins

For once, Clayton Kershaw was glad to see a long shutout streak end. Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award since Bob Gibson in 1968, coasting to an easy victory Thursday. “A little bit of shock, honestly,” the Dodgers ...

Nov 13, 2014

Veteran first baseman Arai rejoins to Carp

The Hiroshima Carp announced on Thursday the acquisition of former Central League home run king Takahiro Arai, after he was granted his release by the Hanshin Tigers earlier this month. The 37-year-old Arai will be returning to the club he won the CL home ...

Sawamura Award winner Kaneko to start Game 2

Nov 13, 2014

Sawamura Award winner Kaneko to start Game 2

Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo hopes that right-hander Chihiro Kaneko will continue in Friday’s Game 2 of the Japan-Major League All-Star Series what teammate Kenta Maeda started in a 2-0 win in Game 1. Kokubo called Kaneko, who won this year’s Sawamura Award as ...

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 ...

Nov 13, 2014

1934 Japan baseball tour film digitized

Home movie footage shot during a tour of Japan by American baseball stars 80 years ago has been digitized by the Hall of Fame. Officials at the baseball shrine in Cooperstown say future Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx and his wife, Helen, shot 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 ...