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Hoyt has $608,500 salary in majors as part of Indians deal

Dec. 5, 2019 7:51 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Right-hander James Hoyt has a salary of $608,500 in the major leagues as part of his contract with the Cleveland Indians and $156,000 while in the minors. Hoyt agreed to the deal Wednesday, two days after he was removed from the 40-man roster when Cleveland failed to offer a 2020 contract...

Carrasco, Donaldson win MLB Comeback Player of Year awards

Dec. 4, 2019 4:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco and Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson have won the Comeback Player of the Year awards. Major League Baseball made the announcement on Wednesday. Carrasco won the American League award. He was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in...

Right-hander Nick Goody, Rangers agree to $915,000 contract

Dec. 2, 2019 11:47 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Nick Goody and the Texas Rangers agreed to a $915,000, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. The 28-year-old Goody was acquired on release waivers from Cleveland last week and accepted the assignment Monday. He was 3-2 with a 3.54 ERA in 39 relief...

Indians acquire veteran catcher Sandy León from Red Sox

Dec. 2, 2019 10:20 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians acquired veteran catcher Sandy León in a trade from the Red Sox and agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract. Cleveland sent minor league right-hander Adenys Bautista to Boston on Monday for the 30-year-old León, who has split his eight-year major league career...

Sherman takes over as Kansas City Royals controlling owner

Nov. 26, 2019 4:19 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — John Sherman had sold his successful energy company and embarked on a nine-month trip around the world with his wife, Marny. They had visited Africa and Asia and all points between, and had landed in Europe when the most incredible of things happened. Sherman’s long-suffering...

John Sherman approved as new controlling owner of Royals

Nov. 21, 2019 6:45 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — John Sherman was approved Thursday as the new controlling owner of the Kansas City Royals, and his group plans to close its deal to purchase the team from David Glass and his family next week. Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously to approve the deal, which was announced...

Indians Carrasco, Perez honored for strong 2019 seasons

Nov. 10, 2019 9:52 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco's courage while fighting cancer and community service earned him another postseason honor. Carrasco won the Frank Gibbons-Steve Olin Good Guy Award, given annually by the Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, for being accommodating with media...

Indians let All-Star pitcher Salazar & 3 others go free

Nov. 4, 2019 4:36 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have given up on former All-Star Danny Salazar, whose career has been sidetracked by injuries. Salazar was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Monday and refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus, electing to become a free agent. Relievers Tyler Olson, A.J. Cole...

Indians exercise ace Corey Kluber's 2020 contract option

Oct. 31, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians officially exercised starter Corey Kluber's $17.5 million contract option for next season. Team president Chris Antonetti said last month that the Indians would pick up Kluber's option. The club formally made the move Thursday while declining options on second baseman Jason...

Undaunted by cancer, Carrasco wins Clemente for charity work

Oct. 25, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

Carlos Carrasco didn't let cancer stop him from helping others. It inspired him to do more. The Cleveland Indians' pitcher, who was diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia in May, has won the 2019 Roberto Clemente Award. It is given annually by Major League Baseball to recognize a player's high character,...