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FILE - This is a 2020 file photo showing Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers baseball team. The Texas Rangers have agreed to one-year deals to avoid arbitration with their Gold Glove winners. Right fielder Joey Gallo got a $6.2 million deal, after a $4.4 million agreement at this time last year to avoid arbitration. Expected starting shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa got a $2 million deal.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Rangers 1-year deals with Gold Glovers Gallo, Kiner-Falefa

Jan. 15, 2021 4:41 PM EST

The Texas Rangers agreed to one-year deals with right fielder Joey Gallo and expected starting shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa on Friday, avoiding arbitration with their two Gold Glove winners. Gallo got a $6.2 million deal, after last season earning $1,629,630 prorated of the $4.4 million salary he agreed to to...

Rangers sign P Anderson, C Butera to minor league deals

Jan. 13, 2021 3:20 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have signed right-handed pitcher Justin Anderson and veteran catcher Drew Butera to minor league contracts that include invitations to major league spring training. Butera got a one-year deal that will be worth $1 million if he is on the big league roster after he...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Texas Rangers minor-league players Chris Seise, right, and Kevin Mendoza greet each other in the batting cages in Surprise, Ariz.  Spring training could be delayed for Double-A and Class A players if major leaguers are not vaccinated for the novel coronavirus by the time big league practice is scheduled to start in mid-February. Major League Baseball, which has taken over operation of the minors, gave notice to minor league teams and big league clubs Monday, Jan. 4. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Spring training could be delayed for Double-A, Class A

Jan. 5, 2021 9:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Spring training could be delayed for Double-A and Class A players if major leaguers are not vaccinated for the novel coronavirus by the time big league practice is scheduled to start in mid-February. Major League Baseball, which has taken over operation of the minors, gave notice to minor...

Detwiler signs with Marlins; Leon gets minor league deal

Jan. 3, 2021 1:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Veteran left-hander Ross Detwiler has signed an $850,000, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, whose primary offseason goal is to upgrade their bullpen. The Marlins also announced on Sunday the signing of veteran catcher Sandy Leon to a minor league contract with an invitation to major...

Rangers sign IF/OF Charlie Culberson to minor league deal

Dec. 28, 2020 4:32 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers signed utility player Charlie Culberson to a minor league deal Monday and invited the veteran to big league spring training. The 31-year-old Culberson played for Atlanta the past three seasons. He batted .143 in nine games during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season,...

Mets, Syndergaard agree to $9.7M salary to avoid arbitration

Dec. 22, 2020 4:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets and Noah Syndergaard agreed to a $9.7 million, one-year contract Tuesday for next season, when the injured right-hander hopes to return from Tommy John surgery. The Mets and Syndergaard avoided arbitration by settling on the same salary Syndergaard was set to make in 2020....

FILE  - In this Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 to win the baseball World Series in Game 6 in Arlington, Texas. Baseball nearly made it through its version of playoff bubbles unscathed; two innings before the World Series ended, Justin Turner of the now-champion Los Angeles Dodgers Turner was pulled from the game after MLB was notified that he had tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

MLB tells managers to expect on-time spring training start

Dec. 16, 2020 7:40 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Big league managers say Major League Baseball instructed them to prepare for spring training to start on time in mid-February despite uncertainty around the coronavirus. Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that Commissioner Rob Manfred had a meeting with managers...

FILE - Baltimore Orioles manager Brandon Hyde (18) walks in the dugout before a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, in this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, file photo. As the Baltimore Orioles draw closer to beginning the third year of their massive rebuilding project, manager Brandon Hyde is preparing to start spring training on time, play a full 162 games and continue to make progress with a team that will again rely heavily on youth. (AP Photo/Raj Mehta, File)

Orioles manager Hyde set to launch next step of team rebuild

Dec. 14, 2020 1:22 PM EST

As the Baltimore Orioles draw closer to beginning the third year of their massive rebuilding project, manager Brandon Hyde is preparing to start spring training on time, play a full 162-game season and get the most of out of a team that will again rely heavily on youth. Orioles general manager Mike Elias cut the...

FILE - In this May 21, 2015, file photo, the St. Paul, Minn., skyline is visible beyond CHS Field as the St. Paul Saints hold their baseball season opener against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks at the new stadium. Major League Baseball went through with its plan to cut to 120 farm teams. As part of the reorganization, the Saints, which had been an independent team, will become the Triple-A team of the Minnesota Twins. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Jackson loses team as affiliated minors shrink to 120

Dec. 9, 2020 11:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jackson, Tennessee, lost its Double-A baseball team for next season, one of 40 cities dropped as professional affiliates as Major League Baseball went through with its plan to cut to 120 farm teams. The New York-Penn League, which started in 1939, was eliminated and the Pioneer League,...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2020, file photo, the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees play in Game 2 of a baseball AL Division Series in an empty Petco Park in San Diego. Major League Baseball and all 30 of its teams are suing their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses during the 2020 season played almost entirely without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic. The suit, filed in October in California Superior Court in Alameda County, was obtained Friday, Dec. 4, by The Associated Press. It says providers AIG, Factory Mutual and Interstate Fire and Casualty Company have refused to pay claims made by MLB despite the league's “all-risk” policy purchases. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

MLB sues insurance providers, cites billions in virus losses

Dec. 4, 2020 8:57 PM EST

Major League Baseball and all 30 of its teams are suing their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses during the 2020 season played almost entirely without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic. The suit, filed in October in California Superior Court in Alameda County, was obtained Friday by The...