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Reliever Wade Davis retires after 13 major league seasons

Nov. 24, 2021 17:16 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Free agent pitcher Wade Davis, a three-time All-Star, is retiring after 13 major league seasons at age 36. His retirement was announced by his agency, Jet Sports, the Kansas City Royals said Wednesday. Davis played for the Royals in 2021 and...

Clint Frazier and Rougned Odor released by Yankees

Nov. 23, 2021 17:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Clint Frazier and infielder Rougned Odor were released by the New York Yankees on Tuesday after they were designated for assignment four days ago and went unclaimed on waivers. The 27-year-old Frazier was the fifth pick overall in the 2013...

Former Indians All-Star reliever Doug Jones dead at 64

Nov. 22, 2021 18:43 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Doug Jones, a five-time All-Star reliever who had his best success closing for the Cleveland Indians, has died. He was 64. Jones spent seven seasons with the Indians and ranks third on the club's career saves list with 129. The club, which officially...

Correa, Freeman, Scherzer among baseball's top free agents

Nov. 22, 2021 04:08 AM EST

With a possible lockout on the horizon, it's been mostly business as usual on the free agent market — so far. Detroit signed left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez. Houston retained star righty Justin Verlander. Noah Syndergaard went from the Mets to the Angels on an expensive...

Tigers add IF Kody Clemens, son of Roger, to 40-man roster

Nov. 19, 2021 20:32 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers added infielder Kody Clemens, the youngest son of seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, to their 40-man roster. Detroit also added right-hander Angel De Jesus to the roster Friday. Niko Goodrum, who hit .214 in...

Royals make series of roster moves ahead of 40-man deadline

Nov. 19, 2021 19:40 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals purchased the contracts of right-handers Jonathan Bowlan, Collin Snider and Nathan Webb along with catcher MJ Melendez and infielders Maikel Garcia and Nick Pratto ahead of Friday night's reserve list deadline. The Royals designated...

Name drop: Guardians' launch starts with store sign smashing

Nov. 19, 2021 16:57 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A special opening day for the newly named Cleveland Guardians began with a bang. Not the one they hoped for, either. As fans were buying the first available Guardians merchandise on Friday as the team officially transitioned from...

Chiefs to discuss future of Arrowhead Stadium in coming year

Nov. 18, 2021 19:06 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs plan to begin discussing the future of Arrowhead Stadium within the next year after the neighboring Royals announced plans earlier this year to explore moving to a new downtown ballpark. Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said...

Toronto lefty Ray wins AL Cy Young, Brewers' Burnes takes NL

Nov. 17, 2021 21:00 PM EST

In this Year of the Pitcher, both Robbie Ray and Corbin Burnes completed their own kind of comebacks. Ray rebounded from a dismal season that saw him take a rare pay cut to win the AL Cy Young Award with Toronto while Burnes returned from an early bout of COVID-19 with...

Indians officially changing name to Guardians this week

Nov. 17, 2021 17:06 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A new era of big-league baseball in Cleveland is about to start. The Guardians will be off and running. The hitting and fielding comes in a few months. The Indians will officially transition to Guardians on Friday, completing a name...