Rays trade 2B Forsythe to Dodgers for De Leon, add Tolleson
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have traded a key component of their offense for a young pitcher the budget-minded franchise believes can help it re-emerge as a playoff contender....

Family, fans mourn for Dominican pitcher Yordano Ventura
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LAS TERRENAS, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Dozens of children wearing blue T-shirts with the name "Ventura" emblazoned on the back gathered around a coastal home on Monday to pay their respects to their idol: Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura....

APNewsBreak: Spring training to be shortened slightly in '18
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NEW YORK (AP) -- For everyone who thinks spring training is too long, help is on the way - a little, anyway....

AP source: Rangers, James Loney agree to minor league deal
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers and free agent first baseman James Loney have agreed to a minor league contract, a person familiar with the deal said Monday....

Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes
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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday in their native Dominican Republic....

Royals' Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Yordano Ventura quit school as a teenager so he could begin working a construction job to help his family make ends meet, laboring day after day in the hot sun of the Dominican Republic....

Trumbo, Orioles finalize $37.5 million, 3-year deal
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For the second year in a row, the Orioles negotiated a deal to keep the major league home run champion in Baltimore....

Santiago Casilla returns to A's on $11M, 2-year contract
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- No hard feelings about leaving San Francisco for Santiago Casilla. He is focused on his second stint with Oakland, the place the hard-throwing reliever received his big league start....

Different era, different drug question for Rodriguez, Raines
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Moments after Tim Raines spoke openly about overcoming cocaine abuse, Ivan Rodriguez tried to avoid discussing whether he had used steroids....

Tigers' core still intact as spring training approaches
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DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander sat in the middle of the Tiger Den, the lounge at Comerica Park where he and his teammates were available to reporters before heading out on their winter caravan....