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Treinen, Dodgers finalize $10 million, 1-year contract

Dec. 15, 2019 5:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reliever Blake Treinen and the Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a $10 million, one-year deal on Sunday. The 31-year-old right-hander and the Dodgers reached agreement during the recent winter meetings, shortly after the Oakland Athletics declined to offer Treinen a new contract. Treinen was...

AP source: Reliever Blake Treinen, Dodgers reach 1-year deal

Dec. 11, 2019 7:17 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Reliever Blake Treinen reached agreement on a $10 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers just more than a week after Oakland declined to offer him a contract. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations confirmed Treinen's deal, speaking to The Associated Press on...

Cole mine: Gerrit, Yankees strike record $324M, 9-year deal

Dec. 11, 2019 10:52 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gerrit Cole quickly ended Stephen Strasburg's tenure as baseball's highest-paid pitcher. Cole agreed to a $324 million, nine-year contract with the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...

Hinch working with MLB on sign steal probe, mum on details

Dec. 10, 2019 10:23 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — AJ Hinch leaned into a microphone and looked up at one of the deepest gaggles of reporters yet at this week's bustling baseball winter meetings. “Not sure I've ever been so popular,” the Houston Astros manager joked. Then he moved onto “the elephant in the...

Barnes, Alexander reach deals with Dodgers, who cut García

Dec. 3, 2019 12:18 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Catcher Austin Barnes agreed to a $1.1 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who also reached an $875,000 deal with left-hander Scott Alexander on Monday. Los Angeles failed to offer a 2020 contract to Yimi García, allowing the right-hander to become a free agent....

Mike Piazza taking cues from Tommy Lasorda for Italy’s team

Nov. 29, 2019 4:03 PM EST

ROME (AP) — When Mike Piazza was hired to manage Italy's national baseball team, one of the first people he shared the news with was Tommy Lasorda. Now 92, the former Los Angeles Dodgers manager had persuaded Piazza to switch from first base to catcher at the start of what would be a Hall of Fame career....

Full share for World Series champion Nats drops to $382,000

Nov. 26, 2019 12:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A full postseason share on World Series champion Washington was worth $382,358, down from $416,838 for Boston last year and the record $438,902 for Houston in 2017. The commissioner's office said Tuesday the Nationals voted 61 full shares, more than 14 partial shares and two cash awards....

AP source: Hill has elbow surgery, to miss 1st half of 2020

Nov. 25, 2019 9:22 PM EST

Free agent left-hander Rich Hill had surgery on his pitching elbow and is likely to miss the first half of next season, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Hill’s surgery was not announced. Rather than have Tommy John...

Catcher Yasmani Grandal, White Sox reach $73M, 4-year deal

Nov. 21, 2019 5:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal saw a young team stocked with promising pitchers and hitters. He envisioned a bright future for the Chicago White Sox, and he chose to be part of it. No longer burdened by draft-pick compensation, Grandal found the multiyear contract he failed to get last offseason. The...

US baseball’s prospects struggle to reach Olympics

Nov. 20, 2019 10:21 AM EST

Brandon Dickson, the U.S. closer who blew a ninth-inning lead, threw his last major league pitch in 2012. Caleb Thielbar, who gave up the game-winning hit in the 10th, threw his last big league pitch in 2015. The entire 28-man American roster at the Olympic qualifying tournament that ended Sunday combined for a...