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Padres hire former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild

Dec. 5, 2019 11:49 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild has been hired in the same position by the San Diego Padres. Rothschild is one of several newcomers on rookie manager Jayce Tingler’s staff announced Thursday. Rothschild spent the last nine seasons with the Yankees before...

AP Source: Twins, Pineda agree to 2-year, $20M deal

Dec. 5, 2019 11:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

Reds, Moustakas complete $64 million, 4-year deal

Dec. 5, 2019 9:21 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Moustakas watched the Reds from the visiting dugout and saw a team on the rise. He decided to become a key part in the franchise's attempt to become a winner again. The All-Star infielder completed a $64 million, four-year contract with Cincinnati on Thursday, the biggest free agent...

Hoyt has $608,500 salary in majors as part of Indians deal

Dec. 5, 2019 7:51 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Right-hander James Hoyt has a salary of $608,500 in the major leagues as part of his contract with the Cleveland Indians and $156,000 while in the minors. Hoyt agreed to the deal Wednesday, two days after he was removed from the 40-man roster when Cleveland failed to offer a 2020 contract...

Osich will have $850K salary in majors, Hernández $650K

Dec. 5, 2019 7:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Left-hander Josh Osich will have an $850,000 salary while in the major leagues as part of his 2020 contract with the Boston Red Sox, and infielder Marco Hernández will have a $650,000 salary while with the big league club. Each would have a $225,000 salary if sent down to the minor...

Anderson gets $1,775,000 from Giants, could earn $2,625,000

Dec. 5, 2019 6:05 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Tyler Anderson has a $1,775,000 salary as part of his contract with the San Francisco Giants and would earn $2,625,000 if he is healthy for most of the season and pitches 130 or more innings. Anderson’s deal, announced Tuesday, includes $500,000 in roster bonuses and...

Rays in listening phase entering winter meetings

Dec. 5, 2019 5:06 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays head into the upcoming winter meetings in the listening phase about ways to improve a roster that came within one win of reaching the American League Championship Series last season. "Do we have to do a lot of things? No," Rays senior vice president of baseball...

Twins to add more safety netting at Target Field

Dec. 5, 2019 4:47 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday they will make further extensions to safety netting at Target Field next season, the third such enhancement they've made in five years. The new netting along the left-field line will extend an additional 85 feet from the previous endpoint and 8 feet...

Mets acquire Marisnick from Astros for pair of prospects

Dec. 5, 2019 4:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Jake Marisnick was acquired by the New York Mets from the Houston Astros on Thursday for two prospects -- left-hander Blake Taylor and outfielder Kenedy Corona. Marisnick is an excellent defender with speed but hasn't hit well in the majors. He could play center field and allow...

Brewers find new catcher landing Narváez from Mariners

Dec. 5, 2019 1:05 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers acquired catcher Omar Narváez from the Seattle Mariners on Thursday for minor league pitcher Adam Hill and a compensation round pick in next June's amateur draft. Narváez becomes Milwaukee’s replacement for Yasmani Grandal, who signed a $73 million,...