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AP source: Pirates bring back 1B Tsutsugo on 1-year deal

Nov. 24, 2021 23:42 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are bringing back first baseman/outfielder Yoshi Tsutsugo. A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Pittsburgh has agreed to terms with Tsutsugo on a $4 million, 1-year deal. The person spoke to...

Mets owner Cohen criticizes Matz's agent for deal with Cards

Nov. 24, 2021 17:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets owner Steve Cohen criticized pitcher Steven Matz for reaching an agreement with the St. Louis Cardinals rather than New York. “I’m not happy this morning. I’ve never seen such unprofessional behavior exhibited by a player’s agent. I guess...

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...

Outfielder Nick Plummer agrees to 1-year deal with Mets

Nov. 24, 2021 15:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Nick Plummer agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract with the New York Mets. The 25-year-old spent last season in the St. Louis Cardinals' minor league system, hitting .280 with 20 doubles, six triples, 15 homers, 54 RBIs and 13 steals for...

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...

Cubs acquire outfielder Ramirez from Guardians for cash

Nov. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs acquired outfielder Harold Ramirez from the Cleveland Guardians for cash on Monday. The 27-year-old Ramirez batted .268 with seven home runs and 41 RBIs in 99 games for Cleveland last season. He was designated for assignment on Friday. ...

Brewers acquire pitcher JC Mejia from Guardians

Nov. 22, 2021 14:44 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired pitcher J.C. Mejia from the Cleveland Guardians for a player to be named or cash. Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns announced the move Monday. Mejia, 25, was 1-7 with an 8.25...

Purdue rolls in second half to top Northwestern at Wrigley

Nov. 20, 2021 16:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Aidan O’Connell threw three touchdown passes to Milton Wright on Saturday to lead Purdue to a 32-14 victory over Northwestern at Wrigley Field. O’Connell was 29 for 39 for 423 yards and Wright had 213 yards on eight catches — both career highs —...

Rockies, catcher Elias Díaz agree to $14.5M, 3-year contract

Nov. 19, 2021 16:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies agreed to a $14.5 million, three-year contract with catcher Elias Díaz. His deal was announced Thursday and covers one season of arbitration eligibility and two years of free agency. Díaz gets $3 million next season, $5.5 million in...

Northwestern, Purdue collide with Wrigley adding intrigue

Nov. 18, 2021 20:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Pat Fitzgerald remembers the party-like atmosphere and the unusual circumstances the last time Northwestern played at Wrigley Field. It sure was an unforgettable experience. “I might call it unique,” Fitzgerald said. Northwestern...