Mariners win big as tempers flare

Baseball / MLB Apr 6, 2016

Mariners win big as tempers flare

Scott Servais got a beer shower in the Seattle clubhouse and had a champagne bottle sitting on his desk after his first win as a big league skipper. The victory came with a little bonus — the manager's first chance to show his players he ...

Barnette agrees to deal with Rangers

Baseball / MLB Dec 16, 2015

Barnette agrees to deal with Rangers

Right-handed closer Tony Barnette has agreed to a $3.5 million, two-year contract with the Texas Rangers after six seasons in Japan. Barnette gets $1.5 million next year and $1.75 million in 2017 under Tuesday's agreement. Texas has a 2018 option with a $250,000 buyout. A 32-year-old ...

Swallows to post closer Barnette

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 2, 2015

Swallows to post closer Barnette

The Central League champion Tokyo Yakult Swallows revealed Monday that they will make closer Tony Barnette available to major league teams through the posting system. The Swallows are seeking a posting fee of $500,000. Any major league team that agrees to pay that fee to ...