Authorities in the Dominican Republic say that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte both have died in separate traffic accidents

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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 pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose electric arm helped his team win the 2015 World Series title, was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday

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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....

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $37.5 million, three-year contract to keep major league home run champion Mark Trumbo

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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....

Relief pitcher Santiago Casilla is crossing the bay again, re-joining the Oakland Athletics on an $11 million, two-year contract Friday after seven seasons with San Francisco

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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....

While Tim Raines talked openly about overcoming cocaine abuse in the 1980s, Ivan Rodriguez at first avoided responding to a question about whether he used steroids before saying 'No, I didn't.'

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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....

An offseason that began with so much uncertainty is beginning to wind down now and the core of the Detroit Tigers remains intact

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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....

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says ownership got involved in the re-signing of veteran Jose Bautista

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TORONTO (AP) -- Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said ownership got involved in the re-signing of veteran Jose Bautista....

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew has passed the 1-month mark since a heart and kidney transplant with no signs of rejection

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew has passed the one-month mark since a heart and kidney transplant with no signs of rejection....

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Miami Marlins have acquired right-hander Dan Straily from the Cincinnati Reds for three minor leaguers
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins gave up two of their top pitching prospects Thursday to acquire immediate help for the rotation....

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are making slow gains with a changing Hall of Fame electorate

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Hall of Fame voters are still sharply divided on Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens....


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