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Dodgers sign INF Miguel Rojas to $6M, 1-year deal thru 2024

Feb. 04, 2023 20:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to terms with infielder Miguel Rojas on a $6 million, one-year deal that takes him through the 2024 season. The contract announced Saturday includes a salary of $5 million in 2024 and a club option salary of $5 million in 2025...

Dodgers to retire Fernando Valenzuela's No. 34 this summer

Feb. 04, 2023 19:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will retire the No. 34 jersey of pitcher Fernando Valenzuela during a three-day celebration this summer. Valenzuela was part of two World Series champion teams, winning the 1981 Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards. He was a six-time...

Suspended Padres star Tatis plans on 'redeeming myself'

Feb. 04, 2023 18:09 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The laugh and smile are starting to return. So, too, is the fan adulation for Fernando Tatis Jr., at least in San Diego. Still serving an 80-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, the superstar was warmly received at FanFest on...

Pitcher Max Fried loses to Braves in salary arbitration

Feb. 04, 2023 17:22 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Max Fried lost to the Atlanta Braves in salary arbitration on Saturday, and will make $13.5 million in the upcoming season instead of his $15 million request. Mark Burstein, Fredric Horowitz and Jeanne Vonhof issued their decision a day after...

Ohtani set for WBC in Japan, but Angels future uncertain

Feb. 04, 2023 17:01 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although Shohei Ohtani's long-term future with the Los Angeles Angels is decidedly uncertain as he heads into the final season under contract, the two-way superstar's plans for the spring are all set. Ohtani will make one start on the Cactus League mound this...

Former AP sports writer Denne H. Freeman dies at 86

Feb. 04, 2023 16:12 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Retired longtime Associated Press sports writer Denne H. Freeman, whose 32 years with the AP included covering all five Super Bowl championships won by the Dallas Cowboys and many golf majors, has died after a series of health issues. He was 86. Freeman’s family...

Former Twins scouting director Radcliff dies of cancer at 66

Feb. 03, 2023 21:10 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Radcliff, who was scouting director for 14 of his 35 years evaluating prospects for the Minnesota Twins, died Friday at age 66 after a nearly four-year bout with pancreatic cancer. The Twins said Radcliff died in suburban Kansas City, where he and his wife,...

Elias welcomes expectations fueled by Orioles' potential

Feb. 03, 2023 16:56 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles general manager Mike Elias is happy to accept some of the blame if expectations are a little harder to manage this season. “I believe our rebuild is behind us and we've got an incredible chance now to be a very, very competitive team for years,” Elias...

Fried, Braves go to salary arbitration for 2nd straight year

Feb. 03, 2023 15:29 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Max Fried went to salary arbitration with the Atlanta Braves for the second straight year, asking for $15 million instead of the team's $13.5 million offer. The 29-year-old left-hander went 14-7 for the second straight season and lowered his ERA...

White Sox acquire reliever German in trade with Red Sox

Feb. 03, 2023 14:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Franklin German in a trade with the Boston Red Sox on Friday. The White Sox sent minor league right-hander Theo Denlinger to Boston for German, who made his major league debut in September. Right-hander Jason Bilous was...