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AP source: Joe Kelly, Dodgers agree to $25M, 3-year contract

Dec. 13, 2018 12:07 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that reliever Joe Kelly has agreed to a $25 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not yet been announced. A 30-year-old...

The Latest: Free agent 1B Justin Bour headed to Angels

Dec. 12, 2018 9:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 6:10p.m. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent first baseman Justin Bour has reached agreement with the Los Angeles Angels. The deal is pending a physical said...

Red Sox, outfielder Gorkys Hernandez reach minor league deal

Dec. 12, 2018 4:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Free agent outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and the Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a minor league contract. The deal Wednesday includes a spring training invite to big league camp with the World Series champions. The 31-year-old Hernandez hit 15 home runs last season while batting...

Schilling criticizes Ocasio-Cortez, provoking Cicilline

Dec. 12, 2018 12:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has gone after Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter, drawing the ire of U.S. Rep. David Cicilline. The Boston Globe reports 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, wrote on Twitter her ideas are being scrutinized because of her age, while Paul...

McCutchen on the move, other deals percolate at meetings

Dec. 12, 2018 10:13 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew McCutchen moving into Philadelphia's outfield, more talk about a megadeal involving Noah Syndergaard and J.T. Realmuto and veteran pitcher Ivan Nova on the go. The winter meetings picked up a bit Tuesday, but any big deals for the likes of Corey Kluber, Manny Machado and Bryce...

Red Sox moving AL MVP Betts from leadoff to second slot

Dec. 11, 2018 11:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here along the Strip, the Boston Red Sox are placing their bets on a new leadoff man. AL MVP Mookie Betts will hit second next year, a season after he led the big leagues in batting average and slugging percentage from the top spot. Andrew Benintendi will move up a slot and hit first for...

Champion Red Sox not looking to cut top payroll in majors

Dec. 11, 2018 7:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The champion Boston Red Sox aren't looking to cut the biggest payroll in the big leagues. After exceeding all three luxury tax thresholds paid off in a World Series title, the Red Sox anticipate going over the levels again next year even though they're increasing. Red Sox president of...

Reds claim left-hander Robby Scott off waivers from Boston

Dec. 10, 2018 8:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have claimed left-hander Robby Scott off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. The 29-year-old reliever was 0-1 over nine relief appearances and 6 2/3 innings for Boston this year. He was 3-3 with a 1.36 ERA in 45 games for Triple-A Pawtucket, striking out 63 in 48 1/3...

Eovaldi wanted to remain in Red Sox rotation, not relieve

Dec. 10, 2018 4:56 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi loved what he started in Boston — emphasis on started. "There were a lot of teams that reached out, wanted me to be a closer," he said. "I view myself as a starter, and that's something I've always done my entire career. And I enjoy doing that. So if I had that...

Sunday night baseball games an hour earlier in 2019

Dec. 10, 2018 3:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year. ESPN announced Monday it is moving up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. Eastern. "From a travel perspective,...