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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...

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. ...

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 —...

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...

Toronto lefty Ray wins AL Cy Young, Brewers' Burnes takes NL

Nov. 17, 2021 21:00 PM EST

In this Year of the Pitcher, both Robbie Ray and Corbin Burnes completed their own kind of comebacks. Ray rebounded from a dismal season that saw him take a rare pay cut to win the AL Cy Young Award with Toronto while Burnes returned from an early bout of COVID-19 with...

Cubs hire Daniel Moskos as their assistant pitching coach

Nov. 15, 2021 15:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs hired former Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Daniel Moskos as their assistant pitching coach on Monday. The 35-year-old Moskos will assist pitching coach Tommy Hottovy on the staff of manager David Ross. He spent the past two seasons coaching...

Boras: MLB cancer of trading veterans helped Braves win

Nov. 10, 2021 19:03 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Baseball’s most influential agent said the sport was the victim of a “competitive cancer” caused by teams unloading veterans to accumulate draft picks and said the Atlanta Braves’ World Series title was a direct result of others' tanking. ...

Chicago Cubs hire Greg Brown as hitting coach

Nov. 09, 2021 20:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have hired Greg Brown as their hitting coach, the team announced Tuesday night. Brown is Chicago’s seventh hitting coach in 11 seasons. He replaces Anthony Iapoce, who departed after the Cubs hit .237 this year and finished with a 71-91...

Chicago Cubs pick up LHP Wade Miley's $10 million option

Nov. 07, 2021 11:48 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have exercised their $10 million option for left-hander Wade Miley. The Cubs announced the move on Sunday. It had been expected since the team claimed Miley off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Miley, who...

White Sox pick up Craig Kimbrel's $16 million option

Nov. 06, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have exercised their $16 million club option for reliever Craig Kimbrel and declined their option on infielder César Hernández. The team announced the moves on Saturday. The 33-year-old Kimbrel struggled after...