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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ throws to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the second inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in San Diego. The Minnesota Twins and Happ agreed Wednesday, Jan. 20, to a one-year, $8 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

AP source: Twins bolster rotation with $8M deal for Happ

Jan. 20, 2021 8:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and veteran starting pitcher J.A. Happ agreed Wednesday to an $8 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros' Michael Brantley gestures while rounding the bases on his two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles. Brantley has agreed to a $32 million, two-year contract with the Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 20, because the contract, which is pending a successful physical, had not been announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

AP source: Brantley agrees to $32M, 2-year deal with Astros

Jan. 20, 2021 6:29 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Outfielder Michael Brantley has agreed to a $32 million, two-year contract with the Houston Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the contract, which is pending a successful physical, had not...

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...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros' George Springer takes a lead off first during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night, Jan. 19, 20201, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

AP source: Springer agrees to $150M, 6-year deal with Jays

Jan. 20, 2021 12:54 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — All-Star outfielder George Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement this offseason, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2020, file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Quintana has agreed to a $8 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday night, Jan. 19, 2021. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

AP source: José Quintana agrees to $8M deal with Angels

Jan. 20, 2021 12:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander José Quintana has agreed to an $8 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement is subject to a successful...

This screen grab from a Zoom call shows New York Mets general manager Jared Porter Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Mets general manager Jared Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs in their front office, ESPN reported Monday night, Jan. 18, 2021. (Zoom via AP, File)

Mets fire Porter after 38 days for explicit texts in 2016

Jan. 19, 2021 10:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Porter lasted just 38 days as New York Mets general manager, fired for cause Tuesday about nine hours after ESPN reported he sent sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 while he was working for the Chicago Cubs. Sandy Alderson, who returned...

This June 8, 2013, photo shows Hall of Fame and former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton, right, and Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Sandy Koufax, left, during the Old-Timers game prior to a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher who spent most of his career in a Los Angeles Dodgers' rotation that included Koufax and Don Drysdale, has died, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. He was 75. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

Don Sutton, Hall of Fame pitcher for Dodgers, dies at 75

Jan. 19, 2021 7:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher who was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation spanning an era from Sandy Koufax to Fernando Valenzuela, died Tuesday. He was 75. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, said Sutton died at his home in Rancho Mirage,...

Mariners GM Dipoto moving at slower pace this offseason

Jan. 19, 2021 6:23 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The usual dizzying offseason whirl of trades and signings have been replaced with a more pedestrian approach by the Seattle Mariners this year. General manager Jerry Dipoto said Tuesday that’s by design and an indication of where he believes the Mariners are with their roster...

RHP Hunter Wood gets minor deal with Rangers, spring invite

Jan. 19, 2021 5:45 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Hunter Wood has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes an invitation to major league spring training. Wood spent last season as part of Cleveland's 60-man player pool but didn't appear in any big league games. He had a 3.32 ERA in 66 games...

Phillies acquire CJ Chatham from Red Sox

Jan. 18, 2021 9:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies acquired infielder C.J. Chatham from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for a player to be named or cash. Chatham hit .298 with 14 home runs and a .739 OPS in 266 minor league games. He batted .302 with two home runs in 20 games in Tripe-A in 2019. Chatham was selected by the...