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Man accused of recording men in restrooms around Des Moines

Nov. 22, 2019 2:57 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An 18-year-old Ankeny man has been arrested after being accused of recording men in bathrooms at Des Moines Area Community College and a minor league baseball stadium in Des Moines. The Des Moines Register reports the man was arrested Friday morning and faces a charge of invasion of...

Bill for Nationals-Orioles TV dispute tops $99 million

Nov. 22, 2019 2:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The bill is coming due for what the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network should pay the Washington Nationals for television rights for 2012-16: more than $99 million. A proposed judgment was submitted Friday in New York Supreme Court. The court in August upheld an April 15 decision by a Major League...

Abreu agrees to $50M, 3-year contract with White Sox

Nov. 22, 2019 1:45 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract with the White Sox, eight days after the first baseman accepted Chicago’s qualifying offer of a $17.8 million, one-year deal. Abreu receives a $5 million signing bonus payable on July 1 and salaries of $11 million in 2020,...

AP Source: Mariners, prospect White reach $24M, 6-year deal

Nov. 22, 2019 1:44 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners are locking up Evan White for the future before he ever plays a major league game. Seattle and White have reached agreement on a $24 million, six-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on the condition...

Column: MLB ignores grassroots with plan to whack minors

Nov. 22, 2019 1:16 PM EST

Baseball is already struggling to attract new fans — especially younger ones. So, what brilliant idea have the powers-that-be come up with to expand the popularity of the national pastime? Contraction, of course. With its eyes firmly on the bottom line and not the future of the game, Major League Baseball...

John Sherman approved as new controlling owner of Royals

Nov. 21, 2019 6:45 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — John Sherman was approved Thursday as the new controlling owner of the Kansas City Royals, and his group plans to close its deal to purchase the team from David Glass and his family next week. Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously to approve the deal, which was announced...

Catcher Yasmani Grandal, White Sox reach $73M, 4-year deal

Nov. 21, 2019 5:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal saw a young team stocked with promising pitchers and hitters. He envisioned a bright future for the Chicago White Sox, and he chose to be part of it. No longer burdened by draft-pick compensation, Grandal found the multiyear contract he failed to get last offseason. The...

MLB probing Astros back to ’17, ‘firm’ discipline possible

Nov. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons. After the conclusion of owners meetings Thursday, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB will “investigate...

Baseball owners approve Johnson as Giants’ control person

Nov. 21, 2019 3:32 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Greg Johnson was approved by the major league clubs as the new controlling owner of the San Francisco Giants. Following the decision Thursday at the owners meetings in Arlington, Texas, Giants president and CEO Larry Baer still will represent the club at the meetings, along with...

Rosenbaum leaves Astros, follows Elias to Orioles

Nov. 21, 2019 3:22 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Eve Rosenbaum is the latest member of the Houston Astros’ front office to leave, following Mike Elias to Baltimore and joining the Orioles as director of baseball development. The 29-year-old Rosenbaum becomes the Orioles’ highest-ranking female employee in the baseball...