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Chicago Cubs facing federal review over Wrigley Field access

Dec. 7, 2019 6:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials are investigating whether the Chicago Cubs’ ongoing $1 billion renovation of Wrigley Field provides adequate wheelchair access. The Cubs have filed a notice of the review in Chicago federal court where the team is defending itself against a lawsuit filed by a...

Royals sign former All-Star Rosenthal to minor league deal

Dec. 7, 2019 4:45 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a $2 million minor league contract that includes an invitation to big league spring training and up to $2.25 million in bonuses if he makes the major league roster. The 29-year-old Rosenthal was dismal with...

Ohio governor not happy with plan to cut minor league teams

Dec. 7, 2019 10:43 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor isn't a fan of of Major League Baseball's proposal to drop 42 minor league teams from their leagues after next season. Republican Mike DeWine, who along with his family owns a Class A team in North Carolina, said eliminating teams would take away affordable opportunities...

Padres get Pham, Cronenworth from Rays for Renfroe

Dec. 7, 2019 1:46 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — General manager A.J. Preller continued to remake the San Diego Padres' outfield, and added an intriguing two-way player as well. Preller acquired outfielder Tommy Pham and infielder-pitcher Jake Cronenworth from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday for outfielder Hunter Renfroe, minor league...

'Catfish' spends decades teaching game of baseball to youth

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Mention the word "baseball" and the name "Catfish" and folks around the country immediately think of Jim "Catfish" Hunter. But anyone who played youth league baseball in Columbus in the 1970s and 1980s -- around the time Hunter was crafting his Hall of Fame career -- might also...

Tatum (26 pts), Brown (21) help Celtics beat Denver 108-95

Dec. 6, 2019 11:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — It's been a long time since Boston fans went home unhappy. The Celtics remained perfect at home for the season, getting 26 points from Jayson Tatum and 21 from Jaylen Brown to beat the Denver Nuggets 108-95 on Friday night. Boston is 9-0 at the TD Garden, prolonging a city-wide streak in...

North by Northwest: Minor league hires prez with proper name

Dec. 6, 2019 7:57 PM EST

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — The short-season Northwest League has named a new president with a most fitting name for the post: North Johnson. The Class A loop made the announcement Friday, appointing the longtime minor league executive. "I was literally born to have this job," Johnson kidded in an email to The...

Rangers complete $28M, 3-year deal with RHP Kyle Gibson

Dec. 6, 2019 7:15 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have completed a $28 million, three-year contract with right-hander Kyle Gibson, adding another veteran in the middle of their starting rotation. Texas announced Gibson’s addition on Friday. He spent the first seven years of his big league career with the...

Cubs agree to 1-year contract with reliever Winkler

Dec. 6, 2019 6:21 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and reliever Dan Winkler agreed Friday to a one-year contract that pays $750,000 in the majors. The 29-year-old right-hander is 8-2 with two saves and a 3.68 ERA in 117 relief appearances over five seasons with Atlanta. He was 3-1 with a 4.98 ERA in 27 outings for the Braves...

Mets re-sign reliever Brach after solid show late last year

Dec. 6, 2019 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets re-signed reliever Brad Brach to a one-year, $850,000 contract on Friday, encouraged by his solid showing after they added him last August. Brach’s deal includes a player option for 2021 at $1.25 million. The 33-year-old right-hander was 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 16...