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Jan 13, 2016

Chen, Johnson agree to terms with Marlins

The Miami Marlins have fortified their rotation and bench by adding left-hander Chen Wei-yin and infielder Chris Johnson. Both players agreed to terms, a person close to the negotiations said Tuesday. The person confirmed the deals to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity ...

Hall of Fame outfielder Irvin dies at age of 96

Jan 13, 2016

Hall of Fame outfielder Irvin dies at age of 96

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a power-hitting outfielder who starred for the New York Giants in the 1950s in a career abbreviated by major league baseball’s exclusion of black players, has died. He was 96. The Hall of Fame said Irvin died Monday night ...

Jan 12, 2016

Korean pitcher Oh signs with Cardinals

South Korean pitcher Oh Seung-hwan has signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on a one-year contract, the Major League Baseball club announced on Monday. The 33-year-old right-hander joins the Cardinals after two years with the Hanshin Tigers professional team. Terms of Oh’s deal have ...

Jan 9, 2016

KBO suspends duo for gambling

The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) handed out half-season suspensions to pitchers Lim Chang-yong and Oh Seung-hwan on Friday, following allegations they were involved in illegal gambling in Macau. Prosecutors in December sought a summary order against the two pitchers and asked a local court ...

Jan 9, 2016

NPB enforce rules on plays at home

Japanese baseball’s Rules Committee agreed Friday to use the same rule regarding tag plays at home plate. The body, which is made up of representatives of amateur and professional baseball, agreed that both sides would enforce a new rule that will prohibit runners from ...

Jan 9, 2016

Former Cardinals official guilty of hacking Astros

The former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to hacking into the player database and email system of the Houston Astros in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. Chris Correa pleaded ...

Jan 8, 2016

Fighters sign right-hander Bass

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters have signed right-hander Anthony Bass on a one-year, ¥100 million ($845,000) deal, the Pacific League club announced Friday. The 29-year-old, who pitched in 33 games for the Texas Rangers last season with a 4.50 ERA, has 129 games under ...

Maeda signs with Dodgers

Jan 8, 2016

Maeda signs with Dodgers

The Dodgers opened their wallet to sign pitcher Kenta Maeda to an incentive-laden deal that could be worth $106.2 million if he stays healthy, a risk the team was willing to take despite knowing he has had elbow issues. After the $25 million, eight-year ...

Jan 7, 2016

Hanshin signs former Padres pitcher Mateo

The Hanshin Tigers have acquired right-hander Marcos Mateo, the Central League club announced Thursday. The 188-cm Dominican, has signed a one-year deal for ¥75 million ($638,000). He was 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA in 26 games for the San Diego Padres last season. Mateo ...