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Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year....

Phillies' Howard reaches settlement with family
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Phillies slugger Ryan Howard has settled a legal battle with his family over its management of his finances and business affairs....

Stanton signs record $325M deal at news conference

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MIAMI (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins' field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games....

Butler and A's finalize $30 million, 3-year deal

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Billy Butler came so close to winning it all with Kansas City that it stings to be leaving his only professional team after such a special run, and with some unfinished business....

Big deals on minds of owners during MLB meetings

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the record for richest contract that had been held by Alex Rodriguez for more than 13 years until last spring....

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Nov. 19-20 (AP) -- Owners' meetings, Kansas City, Mo....

MLB All-Stars beat Japan 3-1 in final game of tour

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SAPPORO, Japan (AP) -- Matt Shoemaker combined with four relievers on a four-hitter to upstage Shohei Otani, and the Major League Baseball All-Stars beat Japan 3-1 on Tuesday in the finale of their five-game series....

Martin, Jays finalize $82 million, 5-year contract

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TORONTO (AP) -- Free agent catcher Russell Martin and the Toronto Blue Jays finalized an $82 million, five-year contract on Tuesday....

Heyward to Cards, Braves get Miller in 4-man deal

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20. He homered in his first big league at-bat. He was voted to the All-Star Game as a rookie. He was hailed as the future of the game by Hank Aaron....

Mariners' Cano breaks toe in Japan, out 3-4 weeks

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is expected to miss 3-4 weeks after breaking a toe during the Major League Baseball All-Stars tour of Japan....