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AP source: Peavy agrees to $24M deal to stay with Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants....

Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade

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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Slugger Matt Kemp has joined the Padres after San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a five-player trade Thursday night....

A's trade All-Star catcher Derek Norris to Padres
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The revamping Oakland Athletics made yet another trade of a star player this offseason, sending catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres on Thursday night for righties Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez along with an international signing bonus slot....

Kris Medlan and Royals agree to $8.5 million, 2-year deal

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- After twice having Tommy John surgery, Kris Medlen was looking for a team to give him a chance....

Steroids trial pushed back for A-Rod's cousin

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MIAMI (AP) -- A federal judge has delayed for two months the trial of a cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez on charges stemming from dealings with the clinic that illegally provided performance-enhancing drugs to baseball players....

Drug supplier pleads guilty in MLB doping case
MIAMI (AP) -- A man who admitted working as a black market chemist at a garage lab in his suburban home pleaded guilty Thursday to being the main supplier of banned performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball's most recent steroid scandal....

Column: Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB

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If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the downside....

For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba....

Baseball monitoring White House Cuba decision
Major League Baseball isn't sure of the impact of President Barack Obama's decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba....

Matsui to team up with Jeter for baseball charity in Japan

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TOKYO (AP) -- Hideki Matsui will team up with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter to hold a baseball charity event in support children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami....


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