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Astros owner declines comment on sign stealing investigation

Nov. 21, 2019 12:51 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Astros owner Jim Crane declined comment Wednesday on Major League Baseball’s investigation into allegations of sign stealing against his team. While walking through the lobby of the luxury hotel where MLB owners were meeting, Crane stopped briefly when approached by...

Manfred says has broad authority for Astros discipline

Nov. 19, 2019 8:09 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros will be complete by next season and says he has authority to impose discipline beyond the loss of amateur draft picks. Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers says that when he was with Houston in...

Andrus stays with Rangers, passing 2nd chance to opt out

Nov. 4, 2019 7:03 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elvis Andrus is staying with the Rangers after the shortstop passed up on a second chance to opt out of his contract and become a free agent. Andrus has $43 million and three years left on his contract in Texas. He just completed his 11th season with the Rangers. The 31-year-old...

Rangers decline '20 options for new catcher, 2 relievers

Nov. 1, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have declined 2020 contract options for relievers Shawn Kelley and Nate Jones, and newly acquired catcher Welington Castillo. They all became free agents. Texas announced the moves Friday, a day after acquiring Castillo in a trade from the Chicago White Sox....

Pence a free agent after comeback year with hometown Rangers

Oct. 31, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hunter Pence has become a free agent after a comeback season with his hometown Texas Rangers. Texas utility infielder Logan Forsythe and retiring right-handed pitcher Edinson Vólquez also became free agents Thursday, a day after the World Series ended. Relievers Shawn Kelley...

Padres to turn to Tingler to end their losing ways

Oct. 31, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres introduced their new manager and hinted about old uniform colors they'll wear in 2020. It's easy to predict which the team's weary, patient fans are more excited about. When Jayce Tingler was presented at a news conference on Thursday, he was wearing the club's classic brown...

White Sox trade catcher Welington Castillo to Rangers

Oct. 31, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have traded catcher Welington Castillo to the Texas Rangers, who might not exercise an $8 million option for next season and allow him to become a free agent. Texas also got an international signing bonus pool slot worth $250,000 in the deal while sending minor league...

Former Rangers president Mike Stone dies at age 80

Oct. 29, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Stone, the former Texas Rangers president who later served as commissioner of the independent baseball Northern League, has died. He was 80. The Rangers said Tuesday that Stone died Friday at his home in Ajijic, Mexico. Stone was president of the Rangers from 1983-90 and was...

Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo has arthroscopic shoulder surgery

Oct. 25, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder in what is being called a minor procedure that shouldn't affect his offseason training. The 37-year-old Choo is going into the final season of a $130 million, seven-year contract. His...

MLB, players' union report positive talks on opioids testing

Oct. 23, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players' union are optimistic talks are progressing on testing for opioids following the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. "The dialogue in this has been really positive with the players association, a lot of common ground on addressing the...