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AP Source: RHP Eflin agrees to $40 million deal with Rays

Dec. 01, 2022 21:56 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin has agreed to join the Tampa Bay Rays on a three-year, $40 million contract that’s the largest the club has ever awarded in free agency, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The...

Royals hire Guardians' Brian Sweeney as pitching coach

Dec. 01, 2022 12:27 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals hired Guardians bullpen coach Brian Sweeney as their new pitching coach and Nationals minor league coordinator Jose Alguacil as their infield coach Thursday, filling two of the spots on new manager Matt Quatraro's staff. The 48-year-old Sweeney...

Blue Jays hire Don Mattingly as bench coach

Nov. 30, 2022 16:51 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Don Mattingly was expecting to spend a summer at home with his family. A call from the Toronto Blue Jays convinced him to get back into baseball. Mattingly, who left his job as Miami Marlins manager at the end of last season, is joining Toronto’s staff as bench...

Jeimer Candelario agrees to 1-year contract with Nationals

Nov. 29, 2022 17:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infielder Jeimer Candelario agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, giving the club someone to compete for the starting job at third base. The 29-year-old Candelario is a switch-hitter who is coming off a down year for the Detroit...

White Sox round out coaching staff under new manager Grifol

Nov. 29, 2022 16:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox rounded out their coaching staff under new manager Pedro Grifol on Tuesday, hiring José Castro as their hitting coach and Eddie Rodriguez as third base coach. They also announced Chris Johnson as assistant hitting coach, Mike Tosar as major...

Giolito, McCullers among 6 elected to MLBPA leadership roles

Nov. 28, 2022 16:56 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association has elected six new players to its eight-member executive subcommittee. Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr., Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty, Cubs outfielder Ian Happ, Giants outfielder Austin Slater, White Sox...

Jones, Maddux, Morris consider Bonds, Clemens for Hall

Nov. 28, 2022 13:03 PM EST

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Famers Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux, Jack Morris and Ryne Sandberg are among 16 members of the contemporary baseball era committee that will meet Sunday to consider the Cooperstown fate of an eight-man ballot that includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Rafael...

Phillies' Harper to miss start of season after elbow surgery

Nov. 23, 2022 18:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will miss the start of the 2023 season after he had reconstructive right elbow surgery on Wednesday. The operation was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Harper is expected to return to Philadelphia's...

Joely Rodríguez, Red Sox agree to 1-year, $2M contract

Nov. 23, 2022 13:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Joely Rodríguez agreed to a 2 million, one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, a deal that includes a team option for 2024. Rodríguez gets a $1.5 million salary next year, and the Red Sox option is for $4.25 million with a $500,000 buyout. ...

NL champ Phillies extend President Dombrowski through 2027

Nov. 22, 2022 11:16 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National League champion Philadelphia Phillies gave team President Dave Dombrowski a three-year contract extension that takes him through the 2027 season. “This is a great organization and I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by such tremendous personnel....