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FILE - In this July 1979 file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Pete Rose turns as he crosses the plate to watch San Francisco Giants catcher Mike Sadek chase down the ball that went by him in the first inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia. Rose had scored from second base on a teammate's single. Sadek, a popular backup catcher who played all eight of his major league seasons with the Giants, has died. He was 74. The team announced Sadek died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in San Andreas, Calif., following a short illness. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)

Mike Sadek, former Giants catcher, dies at 74 after illness

Jan. 21, 2021 1:26 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Sadek, a popular backup catcher who played all eight of his major league seasons with the San Francisco Giants, has died. He was 74. The team announced Sadek died Wednesday in San Andreas, California, following a short illness. Sadek was a .226 career hitter with five home runs...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ throws to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the second inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in San Diego. The Minnesota Twins and Happ agreed Wednesday, Jan. 20, to a one-year, $8 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

AP source: Twins bolster rotation with $8M deal for Happ

Jan. 20, 2021 8:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and veteran starting pitcher J.A. Happ agreed Wednesday to an $8 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros' Michael Brantley gestures while rounding the bases on his two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles. Brantley has agreed to a $32 million, two-year contract with the Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 20, because the contract, which is pending a successful physical, had not been announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

AP source: Brantley agrees to $32M, 2-year deal with Astros

Jan. 20, 2021 6:29 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Outfielder Michael Brantley has agreed to a $32 million, two-year contract with the Houston Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the contract, which is pending a successful physical, had not...

FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Wade Davis throws during a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Reliever Wade Davis is returning to the Kansas City Royals, the team he helped pitch to the 2015 World Series title. Davis and the Royals agreed Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, to a minor league contract, and the 35-year-old right-hander will go to spring training trying to earn a spot on the major league roster. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Wade Davis returns to Royals, gets minor league contract

Jan. 20, 2021 3:33 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Reliever Wade Davis is returning to the Kansas City Royals, the team he helped pitch to the 2015 World Series title. Davis and the Royals agreed Wednesday to a minor league contract, and the 35-year-old right-hander will go to spring training trying to earn a spot on the major...

In this photo provided by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the casket of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda is seen on the mound during a ceremony at Dodger Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers via AP)

Tommy Lasorda memorialized at Dodger Stadium service

Jan. 20, 2021 1:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda was memorialized during a private service Tuesday at Dodger Stadium before his burial. Lasorda died Jan. 7 after a heart attack at age 93. His casket, covered with a huge assortment of blue and white flowers, was placed on the pitcher’s mound...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pumps his fist after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers defeated the Rams 32-18 to advance to the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

3 title game quarterbacks have similar draft history

Jan. 20, 2021 3:40 AM EST

Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen have something in common besides being three of the four starting quarterbacks remaining in the NFL playoffs. The three were picked in the first round by teams coming off a playoff berth in moves that Green Bay, Kansas City and Buffalo surely don’t regret. The...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros' George Springer takes a lead off first during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night, Jan. 19, 20201, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

AP source: Springer agrees to $150M, 6-year deal with Jays

Jan. 20, 2021 12:54 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — All-Star outfielder George Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement this offseason, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2020, file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Quintana has agreed to a $8 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday night, Jan. 19, 2021. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

AP source: José Quintana agrees to $8M deal with Angels

Jan. 20, 2021 12:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander José Quintana has agreed to an $8 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement is subject to a successful...

This screen grab from a Zoom call shows New York Mets general manager Jared Porter Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Mets general manager Jared Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs in their front office, ESPN reported Monday night, Jan. 18, 2021. (Zoom via AP, File)

Mets fire Porter after 38 days for explicit texts in 2016

Jan. 19, 2021 10:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Porter lasted just 38 days as New York Mets general manager, fired for cause Tuesday about nine hours after ESPN reported he sent sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 while he was working for the Chicago Cubs. Sandy Alderson, who returned...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove delivers against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland. The San Diego Padres are adding yet another pitcher to their rotation, agreeing to bring right-hander Musgrove to his hometown in a trade with the Pirates, according to a person familiar with the deal. 
 (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, file)

Padres bring Musgrove home in 3-team trade with Bucs, Mets

Jan. 19, 2021 9:36 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It turns out that Joe Musgrove was prescient when, at 18, he got a tattoo of a baseball with the San Diego Padres' logo in it, along with his last name and the year he was born. His grandmother chewed him out, telling the teenager he had no idea if the Padres would draft him out of...