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Union exec Marvin Miller, Simmons elected to Hall of Fame

Dec. 9, 2019 12:14 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons. After...

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Dec. 8, 2019 9:51 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ted Simmons can thank WAR, on-base percentage and other modern measures of baseball players for helping him reach the Hall of Fame 31 years after he retired. The eight-time All-Star catcher was elected to the Hall by a veterans committee after falling one vote short two years ago. Simmons...

Baseball star Ortiz makes first appearance since being shot

Dec. 8, 2019 8:01 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz made his first public appearance in the Dominican Republic on Sunday nearly six months after he was shot in what authorities called a case of mistaken identity. The Dominican-born superstar was greeted by a standing ovation and raucous cheers when he...

Royals sign former All-Star Rosenthal to minor league deal

Dec. 7, 2019 11:18 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league contract that calls for a $2 million salary in the major leagues and an invitation to big league spring training. Rosenthal could earn up to $2.25 million in bonuses while on the major league...

Chicago Cubs facing federal review over Wrigley Field access

Dec. 7, 2019 6:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials are investigating whether the Chicago Cubs’ ongoing $1 billion renovation of Wrigley Field provides adequate wheelchair access. The Cubs have filed a notice of the review in Chicago federal court where the team is defending itself against a lawsuit filed by a...

Padres get Pham, Cronenworth from Rays for Renfroe

Dec. 7, 2019 1:46 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — General manager A.J. Preller continued to remake the San Diego Padres' outfield, and added an intriguing two-way player as well. Preller acquired outfielder Tommy Pham and infielder-pitcher Jake Cronenworth from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday for outfielder Hunter Renfroe, minor league...

Tatum (26 pts), Brown (21) help Celtics beat Denver 108-95

Dec. 6, 2019 11:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — It's been a long time since Boston fans went home unhappy. The Celtics remained perfect at home for the season, getting 26 points from Jayson Tatum and 21 from Jaylen Brown to beat the Denver Nuggets 108-95 on Friday night. Boston is 9-0 at the TD Garden, prolonging a city-wide streak in...

North by Northwest: Minor league hires prez with proper name

Dec. 6, 2019 7:57 PM EST

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — The short-season Northwest League has named a new president with a most fitting name for the post: North Johnson. The Class A loop made the announcement Friday, appointing the longtime minor league executive. "I was literally born to have this job," Johnson kidded in an email to The...

Rangers complete $28M, 3-year deal with RHP Kyle Gibson

Dec. 6, 2019 7:15 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have completed a $28 million, three-year contract with right-hander Kyle Gibson, adding another veteran in the middle of their starting rotation. Texas announced Gibson’s addition on Friday. He spent the first seven years of his big league career with the...

Cubs agree to 1-year contract with reliever Winkler

Dec. 6, 2019 6:21 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and reliever Dan Winkler agreed Friday to a one-year contract that pays $750,000 in the majors. The 29-year-old right-hander is 8-2 with two saves and a 3.68 ERA in 117 relief appearances over five seasons with Atlanta. He was 3-1 with a 4.98 ERA in 27 outings for the Braves...