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Royals sign veteran OF Alex Gordon to $4M contract for 2020

Jan. 22, 2020 11:23 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed outfielder Alex Gordon to a $4 million contract for next season, giving the rebuilding club a veteran presence in what is expected to be a young lineup under new manager Mike Matheny. The Royals designated right-hander Heath Fillmyer for assignment...

FILE - In this April 6, 2015, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun steps into the batters box for his first plate appearance of an Opening Day baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Brewers home ballpark will have a new name next year after a 20-year deal with Miller comes to an end. American Family Insurance announced Tuesday evening, Jan. 21, 2020, that Miller Park will become American Family Field next Jan. 1. A new logo and other branding elements will be revealed later this year. (John Ehlke/West Bend Daily News via AP, File)

Brewers home ballpark to be renamed American Family Field

Jan. 22, 2020 8:23 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers home ballpark will have a new name next year after a 20-year deal with Miller comes to an end. American Family Insurance announced Tuesday evening that Miller Park will become American Family Field next Jan. 1. A new logo and other branding elements will be revealed...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2007, file photo, Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling (38) tips his hat as he walks off the field after being taken out of the game during the sixth inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Colorado Rockies at Fenway Park in Boston. Schilling is on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, the Baseball Writers' Association of America will announce the results of its 2020 Hall of Fame balloting. ((AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Schilling the one to watch in next Hall of Fame vote

Jan. 22, 2020 3:46 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Derek Jeter's election to the Hall of Fame marked the seventh straight year with at least one first-ballot honoree. That streak is probably over in 2021. Tim Hudson, Torii Hunter and Mark Buehrle are among the newcomers expected on the next ballot, and although those three accomplished...

Howard's 32-point effort carries Marquette past St. John's

Jan. 22, 2020 12:05 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Markus Howard scored 32 points with six rebounds and four assists and Marquette beat St. John's 82-68 on Tuesday. Howard, who made 12 of 13 from the foul line, moved into sixth place on the Big East's all-time scoring list with 1,292 points. He surpassed Chris Mullin (1,290, St. John's)...

FIEE - In this Oct. 31, 2001, file photo, New York Yankees' Derek Jeter celebrates his game-winning home run in the 10th inning as he rounds first base in Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Yankee Stadium in New York. Jeter could be a unanimous pick when Baseball Hall of Fame voting is announced Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Jeter 1 vote shy of unanimous, Walker also elected to Hall

Jan. 21, 2020 9:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Known for two decades as No. 2, Derek Jeter is now linked to the number 1 — as in, who was the lone Hall of Fame voter who didn't put a check mark next to his name? Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick, falling just shy of the standard set when longtime New York...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Marcell Ozuna (23) hits a single against the Atlanta Braves in the fourth inning during Game 2 of a best-of-five National League Division Series in Atlanta. Free agent outfielder Marcell Ozuna and the Atlanta Braves reached an $18 million, one-year deal Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 that puts him on the team he helped beat in the playoffs last October. (AP Photo/Scott Cunningham, File)

Free agent OF Ozuna, Braves reach $18 million, 1-year deal

Jan. 21, 2020 9:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves found their new cleanup hitter when then reached an agreement with free agent outfielder Marcell Ozuna on an $18 million, one-year deal Tuesday. Ozuna joins the team he helped beat in the playoffs last October. He hit .429 with two home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals in...

Derek Jeter elected to Hall of Fame but falls one vote short of unanimous selection; Larry Walker also chosen

Jan. 21, 2020 6:19 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter elected to Hall of Fame but falls one vote short of unanimous selection; Larry Walker also chosen.
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, members of the Los Angeles Dodgers watch as the Houston Astros celebrate their win in Game 7 of baseball's World Series in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council wants Major League Baseball to strip the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox of their World Series titles and award the trophies to the Dodgers. The resolution was introduced Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, after it was revealed that the Astros used a system by then-coach Alex Cora in 2017 to tip off batters on what pitch was to be thrown.  (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

LA City Council says Dodgers should be awarded Series titles

Jan. 21, 2020 5:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Los Angeles fans reeling from news that two of the Dodgers' recent World Series opponents were linked to a cheating scandal that tipped off batters to what pitch was about to be thrown, the City Council voted Tuesday to ask Major League Baseball to strip the Houston Astros and...

Cubs acquire reliever Lakins from Red Sox

Jan. 21, 2020 4:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs acquired reliever Travis Lakins from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named or cash on Tuesday. The 25-year-old right-hander debuted with Boston last season and posted a 3.86 ERA in 16 games. He was 3-4 with six saves and a 4.60 ERA in 40 appearances for Triple-A...

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia takes off his gloves after lining out to right field to end the sixth inning of the home opener baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had what the team called a

Red Sox's Pedroia has setback during knee rehabilitation

Jan. 21, 2020 4:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had what the team called a "significant setback” while rehabbing his left knee, the latest blow to the four-time All-Star's attempt to return to the field. Boston spokesman Kevin Gregg confirmed the development Tuesday, which was first reported by...