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Yu Darvish finalizes $126 million, six-year deal with Cubs

When Yu Darvish met with Theo Epstein and other Chicago Cubs' officials last December in the Dallas area, the pitcher liked what he heard. "The Cubs really stood out, and everyone was sincere at the meeting," Darvish said Tuesday through a translator after finalizing a $126 million, six-year contract. The agreement is ...

Masahiro Tanaka ready to 'go out and battle' with Yankees

/ Feb 8, 2018

Masahiro Tanaka ready to 'go out and battle' with Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka went with his heart when deciding not to opt out of the final three seasons of his $155 million, seven-year contract signed in January 2014 with the New York Yankees. "We went into battle with these guys, last year especially," Tanaka said Wednesday ...

Todd Frazier agrees to deal with Mets

/ Feb 6, 2018

Todd Frazier agrees to deal with Mets

A person familiar with the deal tells AP that free agent third baseman Todd Frazier and the New York Mets have agreed on a two-year contract for $17 million. The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the deal was still pending a ...

Former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel retires

/ Feb 2, 2018

Former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel retires

The No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 draft has walked away from baseball without every throwing a pitch in the major leagues. Mark Appel, a hard-throwing pitcher from Stanford taken by the Houston Astros with the No. 1 pick in the 2013 Major League ...

Brewers add Lorenzo Cain to retooled outfield

/ Jan 27, 2018

Brewers add Lorenzo Cain to retooled outfield

Lorenzo Cain felt comfortable back at Miller Park even if his new Milwaukee Brewers uniform seemed to fit a bit snugly over his dress shirt and tie. The former Kansas City Royals outfielder has returned to the organization that drafted him, his future secure after ...

/ Jan 26, 2018

Marlins deal Christian Yelich to Brewers for four prospects

Miami Marlins general manager Michael Hill was traveling Thursday to participate in a series of marathons when he swung the team's latest trade, sending center fielder Christian Yelich to the Milwaukee Brewers for four prospects. And so the Marlins' dismantling marathon continues. Yelich became the fourth ...

Twins owner on board with Darvish pursuit

/ Jan 21, 2018

Twins owner on board with Darvish pursuit

Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad confirmed Saturday he is interested in signing free-agent pitcher Yu Darvish if the price is right. At a Twins event at Target Field, Pohlad was asked about Darvish by fans and said he was keen to sign the Japanese right-hander, ...

Koji Uehara intends to retire after 2018 season

/ Jan 20, 2018

Koji Uehara intends to retire after 2018 season

World Series-winning reliever Koji Uehara said Saturday he expects to hang up his cleats after one more season in the majors. "I want to play this year, for one more year," the free-agent right-hander said at a baseball clinic in Fukushima. "If I get a ...