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Negro Leagues roots: Kansas City T-Bones renamed Monarchs

Jan. 21, 2021 1:01 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City T-Bones of the independent American Association are being renamed the Kansas City Monarchs after the team that played in the Negro Leagues. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum signed a licensing agreement with Mark Brandmeyer’s MaxFun Entertainment, owner of the...

FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Wade Davis throws during a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Reliever Wade Davis is returning to the Kansas City Royals, the team he helped pitch to the 2015 World Series title. Davis and the Royals agreed Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, to a minor league contract, and the 35-year-old right-hander will go to spring training trying to earn a spot on the major league roster. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Wade Davis returns to Royals, gets minor league contract

Jan. 20, 2021 3:33 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Reliever Wade Davis is returning to the Kansas City Royals, the team he helped pitch to the 2015 World Series title. Davis and the Royals agreed Wednesday to a minor league contract, and the 35-year-old right-hander will go to spring training trying to earn a spot on the major...

Twins tap Toby Gardenhire to manage new Triple-A affiliate

Jan. 19, 2021 11:51 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Toby Gardenhire, the son of former major league manager Ron Gardenhire, will manage Minnesota's new Triple-A affiliate, the St. Paul Saints. The Saints and Twins made the announcement Tuesday. The 38-year-old Toby Gardenhire was supposed to manage Minnesota's Triple-A team, the...

Tri-City ValleyCats suing Major League Baseball, Astros

Jan. 16, 2021 10:05 PM EST

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Left in the lurch by minor league contraction, the Tri-City ValleyCats have filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros. The suit, filed Thursday in New York State Supreme Court, seeks more than $15 million, ValleyCats chairman Doug Gladstone told the Albany...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 26, 2020 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Jose Martinez scores the game-winning run on a two-run, walk-off triple by Kevin Kiermaier off Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Shun Yamaguchi during the 10th inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla.  José Martínez and the New York Mets agreed Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 to a one-year contract that pays $1 million while he is in the major leagues and $225,000 while he's in the minors.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

José Martínez agrees to 1-year contract with Mets

Jan. 14, 2021 4:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — José Martínez and the New York Mets agreed Thursday to a one-year contract that pays $1 million while he is in the major leagues and $225,000 while he's in the minors. He can earn $500,000 in performance bonuses for plate appearances: $100,000 each for 300, 350, 400, 450 and 500....

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...

Pawtucket sues PawSox owners over alleged stadium repairs

Jan. 11, 2021 12:43 PM EST

The city of Pawtucket is suing the owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox for allegedly failing to repair and maintain the baseball stadium where the team played as they were obligated to do under a contract. In a lawsuit filed Jan. 7, the city sued the owners of the PawSox for failing to maintain the city-owned McCoy...

Pitcher Jhoulys Chacín gets minor league deal with Yankees

Jan. 8, 2021 5:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Jhoulys Chacín and the New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league contract. The 33-year-old would get an $800,000 salary in the major leagues if added to the 40-man roster. He was 1-0 with a 7.20 ERA in five innings over two relief appearances for Atlanta last season....

Yankees get OF Greg Allen from Padres for lefty James Reeves

Jan. 7, 2021 5:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Switch-hitting outfielder Greg Allen was acquired by the New York Yankees from the San Diego Padres on Thursday for left-hander James Reeves. The 27-year-old Allen has a .239 average with eight homers and 57 RBIs in 557 at-bats and 221 games over four seasons with Cleveland (2017-20) and...

Red Sox's Smith excited to be MLB's 1st Black female coach

Jan. 7, 2021 3:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Bianca Smith has always wanted to work in baseball. And for years she followed a path she hoped might set her up to be a major league general manager. Instead, she’ll soon be breaking barriers on the field. In March, Smith will begin her new role as a Red Sox minor league coach,...