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Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jan 14, 2019

Lotte acquires ex-BayStars pitcher Brandon Mann

The Chiba Lotte Marines have acquired former Yokohama BayStars pitcher Brandon Mann for next season, the Pacific League club said Monday. The 34-year-old Mann, who played with the Texas Rangers in the major leagues last year, agreed to terms worth an estimated $200,000 (about ¥21.6 ...

A's and MLB meet with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray

Baseball / MLB Jan 14, 2019

A's and MLB meet with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray

Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, a day before the Oklahoma quarterback's deadline to enter the NFL draft, a person with direct knowledge of the session said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity ...

Mets avoid arbitration with catcher Travis d'Arnaud

Baseball / MLB Jan 10, 2019

Mets avoid arbitration with catcher Travis d'Arnaud

The New York Mets and catcher Travis d'Arnaud has agreed to a one-year, $3,515,000 deal to avoid salary arbitration, according to published reports on Wednesday. That is a raise of $40,000 for d'Arnaud, who played in just four games last season before sustaining a torn ...