Latest American League News

Mariners acquire All-Star 2B Adam Frazier from San Diego

Nov. 27, 2021 17:06 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's first big move of the offseason was completing a deal Jerry Dipoto tried to make last summer. The Mariners finally landed Adam Frazier on Saturday, acquiring the All-Star second baseman in a trade with the San Diego Padres. ...

Franco signs $182-million, 11-year contract with Tampa Bay

Nov. 27, 2021 14:29 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wander Franco and the Tampa Bay Rays have finalized an $182 million, 11-year contract that includes a club option for the 2033 season. The shortstop's deal, which could be worth up to $223 million if the club option is exercised and...

Red Sox sign RHP Wacha to $7 million, 1-year deal

Nov. 27, 2021 12:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed Michael Wacha to a $7 million, one-year deal, adding the right-hander to an already thin rotation that lost Eduardo Rodriguez in free agency. The team announced the contract on Saturday. Wacha, 30, was...

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 MLB outfielder, manager Bill Virdon dies at 90

Nov. 23, 2021 17:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Virdon, the steady centerfielder who won the 1955 National League Rookie of the Year for St. Louis and guided the Houston Astros to three straight postseason appearances as a manager, has died. He was 90. Virdon died at the Lester E. Cox Medical...

Giants' Posey, O's Mancini win Comeback Players of the Year

Nov. 22, 2021 19:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and Baltimore Orioles slugger Trey Mancini were named baseball's Comeback Player of the Year Award winners on Monday night. Posey, the National League winner, sat out the 2020 season after twin girls adopted by...

Angels sign reliever Aaron Loup for 2 years, $17 million

Nov. 22, 2021 18:55 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup has agreed to a $17 million, two-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels. The club announced the deal Monday for Loup, adding one of the most effective relievers on the free agent market to right-handed starter Noah...

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...

Rangers get OFs McKinney and Reks from Dodgers for cash

Nov. 22, 2021 18:38 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers acquired outfielders Billy McKinney and Zach Reks from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash in a deal announced Monday. McKinney is a Dallas native who was Oakland's first-round amateur draft pick in 2013. He has appeared in the...