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Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers ponders a question during an interview with the media on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Fiers, the Oakland pitcher and whistleblower in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, appeared with teammates and manager Bob Melvin at team offices. Fiers has not spoken publicly about the sign stealing since the story was published in The Athletic in November. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Fiers declines to discuss whistleblower role in cheat scam

Jan. 24, 2020 10:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers didn't have any more to say regarding his role as a whistleblower. Fiers declined Friday to answer questions about revealing the sign-stealing scam that has engulfed Major League Baseball, instead saying he simply wanted to focus on the future. He...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2019, file photo, Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien watches his home run during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York.  Following a career year, Semien was rewarded Friday, Jan. 10, with a $13 million, one-year contract that avoids arbitration and gives him a raise of $7.1 million. Semien played all 162 games for the first time in 2019 to help the A's win 97 games for a second straight season and the AL's top wild card. He finished third in MVP voting after putting up several personal bests: 33 homers and 92 RBIs while hitting .285. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin, File)

A's and Semien reach $13M, 1-year deal; 6 others agree

Jan. 10, 2020 10:18 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Following a career year, Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien was rewarded Friday with a $13 million, one-year contract that avoids arbitration and gives him a raise of $7.1 million. Semien played all 162 games for the first time in 2019 to help the A's win 97 games for a second...

Brewers 'Counsell gets 3-year contract extension through '23

Jan. 8, 2020 3:29 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee general manager David Stearns didn't have to do much thinking when it came to a new long-term deal for Brewers manager Craig Counsell. "Both Craig and I thought this was probably an inevitability at some point," Stearns said Wednesday after announcing a three-year extension for...

Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi speaks during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Girardi: "I wasn't shocked" by Astros sign stealing story

Dec. 9, 2019 10:11 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Girardi was hardly stunned to learn his firing two years ago as manager of the New York Yankees may have followed a canning by the Houston Astros. “Word gets around,” he said. Entering his first season as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, Girardi said Monday the...

Lefty reliever Diekman receives two-year deal from Athletics

Dec. 3, 2019 8:36 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Left-handed reliever Jake Diekman agreed to a $7.5 million, two-year contract to return to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday after joining the club in a trade from Kansas City before last July’s deadline. Diekman’s deal includes a $4 million team option for the 2022...