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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals relief pitcher Daniel Hudson throws against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series in Washington. The Nationals are bringing back Hudson and adding first baseman Eric Thames. Each deal was confirmed to the AP by people speaking on condition of anonymity because neither has been announced. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

AP sources: Nationals bring back RHP Hudson, add 1B Thames

Jan. 6, 2020 7:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reliever Daniel Hudson agreed to terms on an $11 million, two-year contract to return to the Washington Nationals, and the World Series champions also added first baseman Eric Thames. Each deal was confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday by people who spoke on condition of anonymity...

Shaw looking to rebound in first season with Blue Jays

Jan. 3, 2020 10:15 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The biggest lesson Travis Shaw took away from a disappointing season is that this year can't get much worse. Shaw, who signed a one-year deal worth $4 million with the Toronto Blue Jays late last month, is hoping a change of scenery — and an opportunity to play every day — will...

Blue Jays agree to sign INF Travis Shaw to 1-year deal

Dec. 30, 2019 2:42 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with free agent infielder Travis Shaw on Monday and designated infielder Richard Ureña for assignment. Shaw hit .157 with seven homers and 16 RBIs in 86 games last season for the Milwaukee Brewers. The 29-year-old has a...

Toronto Blue Jays newly signed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, right, smiles as he speaks to media at a news conference announcing his signing to the team in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

LHP Ryu gives Blue Jays ace to pair with talented young core

Dec. 27, 2019 7:14 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu is the ace the Toronto Blue Jays needed to pair with a lineup flush with “baseball royalty.” That’s the view agent Scott Boras has of the four-year, $80 million deal that brought the Korean left-hander north of the border. Ryu agreed to join the Jays last...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series in Washington. Free agent pitcher Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to an $80 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a physical sometime after Christmas and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

AP source: Ryu, Blue Jays agree to $80 million, 4-year deal

Dec. 23, 2019 3:38 AM EST

Hyun-Jin Ryu is headed north of the border to a Toronto Blue Jays team in dire need of starting pitching. One that was willing to pay for it, too. Ryu and the Blue Jays agreed to an $80 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke late Sunday night on...

AP source: Toronto Blue Jays and free agent pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu agree to $80 million, four-year contract

Dec. 23, 2019 12:14 AM EST
AP source: Toronto Blue Jays and free agent pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu agree to $80 million, four-year contract.
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Eric Sogard makes a catch during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in St. Petersburg, Fla. Sogard is getting a second chance with the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee finalized his $4.5 million, one-year contract Friday, Dec. 20, along with a $5 million, one-year deal for first baseman Justin Smoak. (AP Photo/Scott Audette, File)

Sogard gets 2nd chance with Brewers, who also add Smoak

Dec. 20, 2019 8:22 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After hitting a career-low .134 for Milwaukee in 2018, Eric Sogard is getting a second chance with the Brewers. "I'm not afraid to admit that I had some issues going on off the field that kind of took my mind away from the field," Sogard said Friday after Milwaukee finalized his $4.5...

Zack Godley, Tigers agree to minor league deal

Dec. 20, 2019 6:22 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Right-hander Zack Godley and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a minor league contract, and he will report to big league spring training. The Tigers announced the move Friday. Godley won 15 games for Arizona in 2018, but he made only nine starts last season for the Diamondbacks. The Toronto Blue...

Cubs, reliever Ryan Tepera agree to $900,000 deal

Dec. 20, 2019 5:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs and reliever Ryan Tepera agreed Friday to a one-year deal that pays a $900,000 salary while in the major leagues. The 32-year-old right-hander is 12-11 with a a 3.64 ERA and 10 saves over five seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was limited to 23 appearances last season because...

Derek Shelton, left, answers questions at a news conference beside general manager Ben Cherington after he was introduced as the new manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team , Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pirates manager Shelton bringing energy, optimism to new job

Dec. 4, 2019 5:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton's garage is clean, the byproduct of the Pittsburgh Pirates' drawn out managerial hiring process, one that took extended after the club fired general manager Neal Huntington in late October. A 49-year-old baseball lifer who spent last season as the bench coach for the...